Thanks for the feedback. The science may me inconclusive at this point, but I think that has just as much to do with the lack of research done (especially over a long period of time).
My blog/writing isn't meant to be super scientific - I want to present general fitness/nutritional issues. I don't think I pushed for or against it either way, I simply presented my results while eating a diet low in gluten. And while "feeling better" is difficult to quantify scientifically, it isn't impossible. It just ihasn't been done yet.
I don't think going gluten free is any more costly at all. I don't spend any more on groceries than I used to. It "can" be, depending on what you buy. If you are loading up on special "gluten free" products, than sure, chances are you are spending more money. And the avoidance issue is one that is improving rapidly - more and more restaurants are offering gluten free alternatives. It still isn't where it needs to be though.
And yes, there isn't a ton of factual/hard evidence that going gluten free for the average person has health benefits, but that doesn't mean that there is no connection between gluten and lethary, poor sleeping, etc. Because something hasn't been proven yet doesn't mean it never will. I think I touched on the difficulty in testing for sensitivity - cutting out gluten and taking note of how you feel may not be worthy for an academic journal, but if you feel better, does it matter?
Last edited by angus; 12-04-2012 at 06:04 PM.