Is Gluten Really So Bad?

A gluten-free diet is a diet that excludes the protein gluten. Gluten is found in grains such as wheat, barley and rye.  It may seem heretical for a holistic nutrition coach to suggest that all the attention on gluten is unwarranted, but I must say I think it is. 

Gluten free has become the new buzz word in the food industry.  Many consumers and dieters  look for the one thing that will make them feel better, or lose weight. It’s the magic bullet phenomenon, and marketers never fail to capitalize on the next big diet phenomenon.  

You need only to remember previous magic bullets to know I am probably right on this one too.  Remember when low-carb was the craze a few years ago and restaurants and food manufacturers promoted their low-carb foods?  Before that it was a low-fat promotion that lured consumers into buying what was sure to slim their waistline and save them from heart disease. It didn’t.