Friday, November 5, 2010

"Is Gluten-Free Healthy" ABC News Report

My friend ACM just sent along this ABC News Report discussing the prominence of the gluten free diet.  The clip features Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Dr. Peter Green of the Celiac Disease Center at Columbia University speaking about the advantages and disadvantages of a gluten free diet.

It's very interesting to hear Dr. Peter Green say there are no proven benefits to the gluten free diet for those who do not have an intolerance, allergy, or sensitivity to gluten.  People always assume that I'm healthier because of the gluten free diet and, while that applies to me because of my Celiac Disease, I was never sure whether it was the case.  We've all seen the celebrities shilling for the diet (Rachel Weisz, Gwyneth Paltrow, etc.) some of whom may be Celiac or otherwise sensitive while others are just jumping on the gluten free bandwagon.

All in all, an interesting report which ends with an interview of Erin McKenna, owner of Babycakes, a gluten free bakery with locations in New York and Los Angeles.

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"Is Gluten-Free Healthy"

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