Disputin' Gluten: Fact vs. Fiction

Michael Polis

Is gluten the scourge of our planet or a harmless nutrient that gets a bum rap? We separate fact from fiction so you can make an informed dietary choice.

For years, gluten-free diets have been both praised and demonized in the health-and-fitness community. For many people, a gluten-free diet is simply part of healthy living. Others avoid gluten so that they can also control the symptoms of celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder in which consumption of gluten causes damage to the small intestine. Still others think the whole thing is nothing but one more entry onto a long list of fake food-product news. READ ARTICLE>