Excerpts from article by Michael Hill (AP):
Gluten-free is what low-carb was a decade ago: The "it" diet discussed on daytime talk shows, promoted by hyper-slim actresses and adopted by masses. Unlike some other dietary boogeyman like trans-fat, gluten is not inherently bad to eat. Only a small percentage of people can't tolerate the protein, which occurs naturally in wheat, barley and rye.
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Answer by KTMOM at 11:51 AM on Sep. 19, 2010
I think that it's becoming more "popular" because more and more people are becoming aware of gluten intolerance as well as Celiac's Disease. I doubt it's much of a fad, although, with the attention that's being given to gluten through this relatively recent awareness, some will think it's "cool" to go gluten-free, whether or not they really need to.
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I think there are many people who have digestive issues (and this includes the entire spectrum from diarrhea, bloating, gas, constipation) that likely have a form of Celiac's disease. Adopting Gluten free or very limited gluten can really help these folks. The immune system is also highly affected-
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