It seems that everywhere you go these days there is someone asking for gluten-free food. You're not imagining things, it's true...more people are getting diagnosed everyday.
Take a look at this fabulous article from the Star Tribune about the growth of gluten intolerance in the United States. According to experts interviewed in the article, the rate of autoimmune and allergic disorders tends to double every 20 years. Why? Experts say the growth is largely because our society is becoming too clean, which causes the immune system to lack stimulation to fend off bacteria.
Read the full article and learn why experts say it's bad to go gluten-free before diagnosis with celiac disease.