If it seems like everyone and their grandmother is suddenly “gluten-free,” well, they kinda are. It’s been touted as the solution for everything from symptoms of IBS to lack of energy and has even been promoted as the latest and greatest for weight-loss. But is this medically necessary diet for people with Celiac disease right for you?
Dr. Susan Blum, the Founder of Blum Center for Health and Chronic Disease Specialist, is here to help us figure it all out. As Dr. Blum explains, “Although most test negative for Celiac, almost all have a some sensitivity to gluten which can present itself in a wide variety of symptoms. It has been reported that as many as 1 in 20 Americans may have some form of gluten sensitivity but there is currently no test or defined set of symptoms.”