If reducing gluten or eliminating gluten makes your body feel better and work better? Do it. This is about your body and your health and all the studies in the world can't tell you when you feel your best. You know that.
There's been a lot of back and forth, contradictory research concerning gluten.
I don't care about any of it!
All I know is that when I completely remove gluten (or at least 95%) from my life, my weight is stable, I don't get rashes, I have a lot of energy, and I feel generally well. That cannot be said when I have gluten in my diet.
I don't need to study to tell me it's all in my head when I physically feel better.
My point? Most of us are intelligence and common sensical adults - we know the difference between food that is good for bodies (veggies, fruits, seeds, nuts, lean proteins) and food that is bad for bodies (processed sugar, things made of chemicals, things fried and dripping with grease, etc.). So make your choices of what to eat from the good food list, and if your body feels healthy and the doctor says you're healthy and you're happy? Don't worry about all those studies.
Remember the great egg debate? Eggs are good for you! Eggs are awful for you! Egg whites are good for you! Blood pressure! Cholesterol! Eat eggs!!
I'm sure new studies will come out you're to say anymore about gluten, and I won't bother with them either :)
In life news, things are looking a little bit up. I have three interviews scheduled for a job. Other things seem to be falling into place. I'm a little hopeful but a little scared to be hopeful.. I don't wanted to come crashing down around me again, as life seems to do! But, as I've been saying all along, even when I've been sad about this, I will stay proactive.
Also, the dancing seems to have paid off and set me on a downward trend. I weighed in at 122.4 this morning :) might also be a result of the fact that I'm letting some stress go. But it feels good to be back in the range I like!