Newsflash: Gluten Sensitivity May Vary

I know, the title of this post is a little snarky, and I recently promised to be more positive.  Sorry!

Are there degrees of gluten sensitivity?

I came across this article recently, and I have to admit, my first thought was a little disparaging toward the medical community.  I mean, come on, most of us reading this either have gluten sensitivity of some sort, and/or know a lot of people who have it, and yes, people present differently.  We’ve seen it for ourselves.

But then I thought about it for a bit, and I got a little excited.  This article is one of many that come out every week on the topic of gluten.  It quoted a major medical expert. It acknowledged what I have come to believe to be true – even if you don’t test positive for celiac disease, gluten can make you sick. And it even went so far as to say that if gluten makes you feel bad, don’t eat it.  This is a vast improvement over the old party line of, “Don’t go gluten free unless you need to, or you won’t get proper nutrition.”

Most importantly, it is getting the word out.  The more people know, the less they will have to suffer.  Knowledge is power, baby!

Before I leave for the day, I have to share the results of Tuesday’s experiment with roasted eggplant substituting for pasta.  If I do say so myself, it was brilliant!  So full of yum.  Here’s a photo.  Please excuse the quality – it looked and smelled so good, and I was starving…and well, you know…

gluten-free meatballs marinara eggplant

Gluten-Free Meatballs in Marinara Sauce, over Roasted Eggplant

About Li

A writer, runner, and Gluten-Free Zealot, I've been helping others navigate the gluten-free lifestyle for many years. Life is meant to be enjoyed, and when you're gluten-free, it's even better!
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