This is an excellent article about gluten sensitivity. I am asked often why so many people seem to be developing a gluten intolerance, and why someone would want to switch to a GF diet. After all, it’s not easy or inexpensive, so there must be benefits to an individual or it wouldn’t be worthwhile. I believe everyones reasons are unique to themselves, and there is a sliding scale of sensitivity each person must figure out. Some lucky folks may try out an elimination diet and discover they see no changes at all.
I also believe we are only at the beginning of the discovery of why and how wheat/gluten is creating reactions in some people, and not others. In our society, when a person tells you they are intolerant of dairy or peanuts, we don’t question them and assume they are jumping on a fad. If someone is a vegetarian or vegan, we presume that person knows what is best for themselves, whether it be for moral or physical reasons. Eventually as more is learned, I hope things settle out and gluten intolerance joins the ranks of any other food intolerance.