If you're unsure about whether gluten is a problem for you, check out the tips below, then commit to going completely gluten-free for at least 21 days. That's long enough to decide whether a gluten-free life is right for you.
The food industry uses the health halo of the gluten free label to better sell. It's really important to emphasize that just like one knows that foods that are peanut free are not generally healthier, gluten-free foods are not a panacea.
When I was diagnosed with celiac disease I cleaned out my kitchen completely. Unfortunately, I never stopped to think about my beauty routine and how products I use daily like soap, shampoo, and moisturizer could contain gluten.
Because of the gluten-free fad, there is more awareness about celiac disease, and there are more and better gluten-free options. Borne from the fad are also dangerous misconceptions about gluten and celiac disease, as well as resistance to and dismissal of the term "gluten-free."