Anonymous asks: I don't have celiac's but going gluten free has helped me so much... what's your opinion on NCGS or gluten intolerance? I think it's real but so many people keep saying it's bullshit after that study came out... but if so many doctors say it's real then it has to be right?

I’m honestly not sure what that study is. I’ll have to look it up and get back to you. Has anyone else heard of it? What are their thoughts?

Anonymous asks: I was told by my doctor to try a gluten free diet after several other causes for my stomach pain and general sickness had been eliminated but was never actually tested for Celiac's disease; now with all this stuff saying NCGS isn't real, even though that's what I was diagnosed as (because it helped and the test is expensive), I don't know what to think or how to tell people I'm not a pretentious hipster - it seriously hurts like hell to eat the stuff. Do you have any advice?

Hey anon! Make sure and get the Celiac testing before going gluten free, because if you react to gluten, it’ll could be really hard to start eating gluten again. Also, either way, we don’t doubt you actually have an issue with gluten- if it bothers you, it bothers you! But if you’ve been tested, bring it up with your doctor and talk to them about starting the gluten free diet. I definitely believe in NCGI- I’ve come into contact with a lot of people who will agree. Besides, we’re the ones living with gluten issues- who is someone who’s not suffering to say that us (who have a problem) are? Anyway, sorry that this response is delayed. How are you doing now?