I heard about a book (the author was on) called Dangerous Grains. He was basically saying that we (humans) didn't introduce gluten into our diets until relatively recently (in the grand scheme of things). He said that 60% of all people have an intolerance of gluten, and it manifests itself in many ways. He gave examples of people with various ailments who went on a gluten free diet and it cleared up (a man that sneezed every 2 minutes for 30 years, his son being in the 10th %ile for height and having terrible growing pains until he gave him no gluten, then he grew 2 inches in a month). I don't know much about it, thought it was interesting though - seems like food allergies and sensitivities are the last place dr's look when you have chronic symptoms. Anyway, just some food for thought... so to speak!
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10/21/02 at 7:39pm