Before I jump into this article, I just want to articulate that going gluten-free isn't a choice for everyone. I do, however, strongly advocate to eliminate it from your diet for 3 weeks to see if you feel better and if you get any symptoms when you re-introduce. Many of us have unknown sensitivities and removing an allergen is a sure way of finding out. On the other hand, many people thrive eating gluten and need it to meet certain dietary needs. I completely support that decision as long as it comes from whole sources as I will outline below. But before, I talk about eating gluten, I want to discuss why I don't.
It's true. The "way of eating" that has been toted so healthy in the midst of our food craze is not all its cracked up to be. I can personally attest to this. While I still agree and follow most of the tenets of the Paleo Diet, I believe there are some major flaws that I'd like to discuss. But before I begin this dissection, I do want to talk about why this diet works for so many people.