The January/February issue of Natural Health Magazine features a blurb on page 28 discussing how–according to the Mayo Clinic–about 1.8million people have celiac disease. It also mentions–according to a study published in
The American Journal of Gastroenterology–that about 1.6million people are eating gluten-free. If that’s the case, here’s my question: why is a loaf of gluten-free bread (and other products) still so expensive? I’m currently paying between $5.50 and $6 per loaf at my local (chain) grocery store. How about you?
The December/January 2013 issue of Living Without boasts an article on page 20 titled, “Gluten and Allergy Apps.” The article discusses several apps that appear to be helpful if you want to dine out but have food allergies or celiac disease, or if you just need help planning meals and cooking at home. A list titled, “Helpful Apps” appears on page 25. In addition to the apps listed, I found “Gluten Free Near Me” which is free to Android users.
The “Nourish” (Eat for your health) section of December’s Prevention has a blurb titled, “Should You Go Gluten Free?” (Page 19.) It basically states that the only people who should consider going gluten-free are those with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity. While true, it’s unfortunate that the article cuts off right after information presented by Alessio Fasano, MD, director of the Center for Celiac Research at the University of Maryland about why people should not cut gluten from their diets prior to diagnosis (it makes a condition like celiac disease harder to diagnose.) It’s always a pleasure to hear from Dr. Fasano–wish there had been room for more information!