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Byron H. EltonApril 9, 2016

Jane hits another health grand slam. Time after time, modern revelation triumphs over faddish diets and faulty "science". Here is a great article about the "gluten myth" and supposed connection with celiacs (less than 1% of the population). >>“If eating wheat was so bad for us, it’s hard to imagine that populations that ate it would have tolerated it for 10,000 years,” Sarah A. Tishkoff, a geneticist at the University of Pennsylvania who studies lactase persistence, told me. For Dr. Bana Jabri, director of research at the University of Chicago Celiac Disease Center, it’s the genetics of celiac disease that contradict the argument that wheat is intrinsically toxic.<< https://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/05/opinion/sunday/the-myth-of-big-bad-gluten.html?_r=0

Jane BirchApril 5, 2016

Kate: Yes, of course you are right, there are some people who can't tolerate wheat. It is not unusual to find some exceptions to even God-given principles. For example, some people can't fast for one reason or another. Of course, fasting is still a good principle, one that we should teach widely. Just as those who can't do a complete fast can find another way to honor that principle, I am grateful those who can't consume wheat can find another way to honor the principle that grain should be the "staff of life."

KateApril 5, 2016

No wheat in my household, please. We have two celiacs here and they would be very, very ill. Not in my husband's cousin's household either, or his bother's, or his mom's--no wheat, please, anywhere in this family. It is literally poison to them.

Julie DunfordApril 5, 2016

Great article! God knows best. For those concerned about issues with eating wheat such as gluten intolerance, etc., I have found that choosing organic wheat and focusing on gut health (probiotics, bone broths, avoiding refined sugars, etc) allows most people to handle the gluten just fine.

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