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Are gluten allergies a myth?

breadWASHINGTON- One allergy specialist says gluten allergies are a myth.

Dr. David Stukus claims gluten is blamed for ‘all that ails humanity,’ and only three disorders, including wheat allergies, can be scientifically linked to gluten.

He blames ‘medical Googling’ for a lot of the misinformation, recommending people don’t rely on the computer as their only source of health information.

Dr. Stukus is going to present his findings to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, where he also promises to debunk hypo-allergenic dogs, and the dangers of black mold.

A dietitian from UW Medical center will join Q13 FOX News at 4:20 p.m. to weigh in on gluten allergies.

What do you think?

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7 Comments to “Are gluten allergies a myth?”

    Lacey said:
    November 8, 2013 at 8:58 AM

    ??? Is he debunking hypo allergenic dogs and dangers of black mold, or is he debunking hypoallergenic dogs and discussing the dangers of black mold?

    Bon Dunker said:
    November 12, 2013 at 5:01 PM

    I have a concern about dismissing most people’s claims they might be having a gluten problem as a fad , but I will give some background first. I will try to keep it short.
    I have Celiac Disease and have been living gluten-free since 1997. My son also has Celiac and my mother displayed, (what we know now,) many Celiac symptoms, but was misdiagnosed and had very bad and incompetent medical treatment before her early death at age 51.
    I also suffered many years of being misdiagnosed and receiving useless, sometimes harmful medical treatments, as did my son, before I discovered that I had Celiac. I say, I discovered, because in 1997, I had no idea what gluten was or what Celiac even meant. I just knew, I was very ill and it was linked to my diet, because almost every time I ate, I suffered, what I eventually learned from the internet, were obvious Celiac/gluten-intolerance intestinal symptoms. I also learned that many of my other numerous disconnected symptoms were from vitamin deficiencies, because my intestines were no longer processing nutrients properly .
    The medical professionals I was seeing, at the time, didn't believe I had legitimate health problems. That it had to be all in my head, because I had so many different symptoms and when they treated my symptoms, their treatments didn't help. The doctors did not once suggest it could be my diet or that I should try changing my diet to see if it would help. They just gave me pills and put me through expensive useless tests.
    Yet when I learned about gluten-intolerance from the internet and I did ask if it could be gluten-intolerance or celiac, my doctor knew what gluten-intolerance was and said, that maybe I was not only gluten-intolerant, but dairy-intolerant as well. He even gave me gluten-intolerance/Celiac information and diet guidelines.
    Within three days, I was feeling better and my doctor told me that I would need to stay on a gluten-free diet for life. Going gluten and dairy-free changed my life and saved me from continued misdiagnosed physical and mental illness symptoms, a very painful wasting away, and possible death from heart failure like my mother.
    My concern is the new fad of now labeling anyone who thinks they may have a gluten problem or food problem dismissed as just someone seeking attention or someone trying to be part of the so-called gluten allergy fad. Will various pain, fatigue, and intestinal complaints of people that are not responding to drug treatments now be dismissed as made up or all in their heads, because gluten/wheat problems are now considered very rare or a fad?
    I wonder if the wheat industry has anything to do with this labeling. I worry that it will impact the research, sales, and production of present actual gluten-free products and future non-gluten food products .
    Wheat is in so many processed foods. Over the decades, this has created a poor and limited food supply.
    Eating many other types of grains and more nuts and vegetables, as in a gluten-free diet, may not be what the wheat industry wants, after all they did invent the food pyramid used by most doctors and dieticians to sell more wheat, but a diverse and less processed diet is what our bodies and minds need.

      bill said:
      November 16, 2013 at 10:49 AM

      I do think you are a hypochondriac and these are all in your head.

    bill said:
    November 16, 2013 at 10:48 AM

    It doesn't help that he went on Fox News to report this. Everybody knows that this is not a news channel but a propaganda network for Republicans. Fox has little credibility to speak of.

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