The Science of Gluten and Your Health

Gluten – Misunderstood

A lot of the gluten negative views in the popular is based on misinformation put out by corporations selling overly expensive gluten-free foods, and dangerous health fads.  The science shows if you are not one of the less than 1% in the world allergic to gluten and have celiac disease, eating gluten not only is not dangerous but is beneficial. 

Science shows that a gluten-free diet can be dangerous.  Here are the latest research reports on gluten and the impact on health.

1. People who do not eat gluten have an increased risk of type2 diabetes. (

2. Gluten-free diets result in a serious Lack of essential Vitamins.  Going gluten-free can result in vitamin and nutrient deficiencies.  Research has shown people with a gluten-free diet have increased levels of heavy metals in their blood and urine. (

3. Many gluten-free products promote Weight gain. Many gluten-free items are higher in calories and sugar.  Sugar is added to provide the taste that is lacking in gluten-free products. (,

NOTE: Celiac disease is a serious allergic condition affecting about 1% of people.  But the research shows that people with gluten sensitivity is most likely related to FODMAPs and not gluten.

FODMAPs are a collection of short chain carbohydrates and sugar alcohols found in foods naturally or as food additives.  Over processed foods are high in these and a more likely cause. (