Don't let me rip apart another clinical study!!!!!! (Especially when I haven't read all of it....)
By now you have heard from practically everywhere that a new clinical study has prooooved for all time that all that gluten-free faddy stuff is stupid.
The new vast-grain-conspiracy mantra is: NO -SEE -BO'O
What don't I like about the study, even after not reading it: First, media sensationalism. Hyperbole. Gluten FAD diets. What's not to hate about the way the media has handled this?
Then there is the idea of replacing the BAD gluten with something equally bad, dairy.
Third, there is the short cross-over period, and very short wash-out time. I don't know about you-all, but major symptoms for me need at least two weeks. Three days for the big stuff, maybe that is for most people who have full-blown "intestinal" celiac.
Perlmutter says it best in his blog post, what is really wrong with this study. He also hints at the idea behind why I refuse to get "officially" diagnosed for celiac. There is no reason on earth why I should go to a gastroenterologist for an expensive and invasive test if I do not even have "their" symptoms. At best they might find local antibodies, but damage, not as much. I can eat all that FODMAP stuff like jerusalem artichokes, onions, greens, cole crops. I eat tons of veggies. (I know, SHOCKING, on a LCHF diet, just SHOCKING! I must be the only one.) Why force me to eat wheat for six months, surely increasing the gluten-related neurological problems, just so I can make some non-symptomatic GI problems bad enough for a gastroenterologist to make money off me?
Actually, I am OK with the small sample size. A small, well-done study with responsible reporting always wins.