Over the 7 years I’ve been writing about thriving gluten-free I’ve found some pieces of celiac lore that just won’t die, even when completely disproven.
For October Unprocessed, I want to bring them up and put them out to pasture, permanently.
Carrie Vitt, Lillian Medville, Andrew Wilder, Suzanne Bogert Elizondo and I chatted about them a bit on Monday during our Hangout on Air. Actually,we chatted about a lot of gluten-free topics.
The reason so many of these urban legends continue to have life is because folks are searching for answers. They understand that they have to avoid wheat, rye and barley but don’t know the other names for them. Barley malt is frequently just called malt on the labels.
Dr. Google is a lousy diagnostician and historian. Everything on the web lives forever, so if you choose just the right search terms, you will pull information from long ago before the research was updated.
Click on over to Andrew’s blog for the Top 10 Gluten-Free Misconceptions in the USA.