Gluten-Free Myth 5: You’ll Have Bloating and Constipation

Ha. Ha. Ha. And ha.

Do you remember the days before you went gluten free? Did you suffer from bloating and constipation? It’s okay if you don’t want to admit it here, but it’s pretty clear the makers of this video have No Idea what celiac disease is like. Bloat, I am embarrassed to say, used to be my middle name. Continue reading “Gluten-Free Myth 5: You’ll Have Bloating and Constipation”

Gluten-Free Myth Busting

I believe it’s important to fight against gluten-free stereotypes. Yeah, the community doesn’t always help itself by making claims about gluten-free health that are, well, suspect, but most of the misconceptions about the gluten-free lifestyle comes from people who embrace the diet for all the wrong reasons.

And then there’s the media, helping perpetuate myths. For example, The Greatest published a video entitled “5 Convincing Reasons You Shouldn’t Go Gluten-Free (sic) (Unless You Have To).” Oddly, the title in the URL is more accurate, saying “Why Gluten-Free Diets Aren’t Necessarily Healthy.” And we’ll get to that in just a moment.  Continue reading “Gluten-Free Myth Busting”