As a hardcore advocate for gluten free living, I am asked daily why there is suddenly such a problem with gluten. Humanity has consumed wheat for thousands of years and it's been a staple around the world. Why are we seeing so many problems now? Is this a fad like the low carb or low fat craze? Since giving up gluten is no easy task, it's understandable that people would want to be sure before they make such a commitment. If you want to learn more, then read the "g word" and enjoy the recipe for Simple Pesto Polenta Pizza.
The reason that I bang the drum so hard for gluten free diets is because going off of it changed my life. I experienced a life of chronic health issues, which completely turned around once I went off gluten. By that point I was already eating whole foods, but I still had lingering issues. Throughout my journey, no doctor ever suggested that my issues could be caused by food allergies. If possible, I'd like to prevent others from suffering years of ill health when it could be as simple (with some effort) as changing their diet.