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I feel better when I remove gluten from my diet, is that okay?

Although popular culture promotes a gluten-free diet as a healthier way to eat, there is no scientific evidence that proves such a claim to be true. In fact, studies have shown the risk of essential nutrient deficiency in those that do not have a medical reason for following a gluten-free diet. We recommend that anyone who chooses to follow a gluten-free diet is first screened for celiac disease (which must be done while on a gluten-containing diet) and then only eats gluten free with a medical reason and under the supervision of a medical professional. July, 2012