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what is the value of a gluten-free diet for people who don't have celiac disease?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No real value: People who have no allergy to gluten don't benefit from a gluten-free diet. Gluten-free foods use grains such as corn and sorghum that don't have gluten, but such foods are more expensive and harder to find. Healthy gluten-free foods are fine for anyone to eat, as long as they are part of a balanced diet.
Answered on Nov 2, 2012
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Dr. Su Fairchild
23 years experience Integrative Medicine
Less leaky gut: Gluten tends to increase gut permeability, which is bad. It does this in everyone, not just those who are celiac. Wheat is also sprayed with round-up, and not eating it means less toxic exposure.
Answered on Apr 16, 2018
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