We’ve talked enough about our avoidance of wheat — something different from a pure gluten-free diet. (Well, effectively the same, only the reason is different.)
This weekend, the New York Times delved into the big question: Should we be avoiding gluten? From one of the answers:
How was this gluten-free diet fad created? In the same way the low-carb fad was cooked up (celebrity endorsements, for one thing). Fads can run concurrently, but none of them seem to “have legs.” By their very nature they die. This fad too shall pass. Remember the Scarsdale and Atkins diets, or the vibrating belts? (Of course, if you have celiac disease, you should stick to a gluten-free diet.)
All we know is that staying mostly raw and staying away from wheat — Alas, poor bread, I knew him, Bobbie — works for us. But we’re fortunate to be able to think long and hard about our diet, to play around, to see what works.
Posted by Steve