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    Default Gluten Sensitivity is Probably Just in Your Head

    By now, you’ve probably heard of gluten-free diets. They’re a necessity for the estimated 2 million Americans with celiac disease. For them, eating gluten can trigger an immune response in their small intestines, damaging the organ’s villi that help absorb nutrients. Excluding the protein from their diets saves celiac disease sufferers from intense bouts of intestinal discomfort and other symptoms.

    But for many other Americans, eliminating gluten probably does little to ease their symptoms.

    That finding comes from a new study led by Peter Gibson, a professor of gastroenterology at Monash University in Australia. Gibson is the same researcher who published a paper in 2011 that reported gluten sensitivity in non-celiac patients. The results of that paper didn’t sit well with him, so he designed a more rigorous study involving 37 patients who didn’t have celiac disease but reported feeling better when on a gluten-free diet.

    Ross Pomeroy, writing at Real Clear Science:

    Subjects would be provided with every single meal for the duration of the trial. Any and all potential dietary triggers for gastrointestinal symptoms would be removed, including lactose (from milk products), certain preservatives like benzoates, propionate, sulfites, and nitrites, and fermentable, poorly absorbed short-chain carbohydrates, also known as FODMAPs. And last, but not least, nine days worth of urine and fecal matter would be collected. [...]

    They were first fed a diet low in FODMAPs for two weeks (baseline), then were given one of three diets for a week with either 16 grams per day of added gluten (high-gluten), 2 grams of gluten and 14 grams of whey protein isolate (low-gluten), or 16 grams of whey protein isolate (placebo). Each subject shuffled through every single diet so that they could serve as their own controls, and none ever knew what specific diet he or she was eating. After the main experiment, a second was conducted to ensure that the whey protein placebo was suitable. In this one, 22 of the original subjects shuffled through three different diets — 16 grams of added gluten, 16 grams of added whey protein isolate, or the baseline diet — for three days each.


    After the subjects moved off the baseline diet and onto one of the treatment diets, they reported more intestinal pain, bloating, gas, and nausea, regardless of whether the treatment diet was high-gluten, low-gluten, or placebo.

    The placebo results were what really stood out to Gibson—patients who received the same diet in the baseline and treatment phases still reported a worsening of symptoms. Gibson says this is a nocebo effect—in other words, it was all in their heads.

    So what’s causing these symptoms? Gibson and his co-authors Jessica Biesiekierski and Jane Muir think FODMAPs are a leading candidate. Gluten-free diets seem to help people who report gluten sensitivity because those foods often happen to be free of FODMAPs, the researchers report. Though FODMAP may be an ominous sounding acronym, compounds in the group are found in many everyday foods, nearly all of which are unprocessed and include apples, asparagus, artichokes, milk, pistachios, pears, and lentils.

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    Gluten sensitivity is a self diagnosed condition that has been labeled an "allergy." Apart from about 1% of the population who has celiac disease, and only about 5% of us have a food allergy, gluten is simply a diet trend that has been latched onto by about 30% of us... most of which have no such allergy.
    Of course if you cut out a lot of pasta and breads you are going to feel better. These are anecdotal instances and prove nothing of the effects of gluten. You also replace the gluten in these products with SUGAR and other ingredients. How this added sugar is somehow better for you than the many grains and vitamins that are in wheat is a farce, and a way for industries to sell you on another diet fad. Unnecessary dietary restrictions can have nutritional consequences. Same goes for dairy products.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gabby gabbster View Post
    Gluten sensitivity is a self diagnosed condition that has been labeled an "allergy." Apart from about 1% of the population who has celiac disease, and only about 5% of us have a food allergy, gluten is simply a diet trend that has been latched onto by about 30% of us... most of which have no such allergy.
    Of course if you cut out a lot of pasta and breads you are going to feel better. These are anecdotal instances and prove nothing of the effects of gluten. You also replace the gluten in these products with SUGAR and other ingredients. How this added sugar is somehow better for you than the many grains and vitamins that are in wheat is a farce, and a way for industries to sell you on another diet fad. Unnecessary dietary restrictions can have nutritional consequences. Same goes for dairy products.
    Agree 100%

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    One of my sister-in-laws has borderline celiac disease. Nothing to mess with. The good thing about this gluten-free fad is that she has a lot more choices of food.
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    Whether it's colon cleanses, coconut water, gluten-free food, or Omega 3 pills, companies are always looking for the next fad to sucker upper middle class white people to pay a little extra.

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