SACRAMENTO VEGAN SOCIETY Message Board › Why get rid of "gluten" in your diet?
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Here's a Sacramento Bee article that ran last week that has gotten a lot of attention "Should you get rid of the gluten?"
This article points out there are about 300 symptoms that could be undiagnosed "celiac disease", and that people should perhaps try out the many gluten-free products found in the marketplace today just to see if they feel illnesses they get from eating either wheat or other gluten grains (such as internal cramping and bloating) disappear.
I just notice at potlucks that people are bringing a lot of pasta dishes, and claim they are "organic wheat", (perhaps on reason because it is "cheaper" to serve large groups than the non-glutenous grains, including whole grain rice) However considering those with "celiac disease" or "allergies" aren't the only reasons to avoid consuming wheat altogether, especially because it is a genetically monofied "monoculture" crop , and monoculture crops are bad for the environment. So many people also eat wheat based breakfast cereals, bread for lunch, and pasta for dinner when its much more healthy to have a varied diet to get enough different nutrients. (Many people throughout the world outside of America, such as Asia, are sustained by eating rice and non-glutenous grains)This is a vegan forum site I found which discusses these subjects regarding gluten
There is also increasing medical evidence that gluten grains are bad for your brain because it can be a contributing factor to problems as as "dementia". Also children with "autism" tend to get better too when they eat a gluten-free diet.