June 15, 2023

Gluten: Should You Give It Up?

by Science Vs

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Going gluten-free is all the rage — we hear it’s the secret hack to being more healthy, even if you don’t have celiac disease. But is gluten actually bad for all of us? And what’s the deal with gluten sensitivity? We talk to immunologist Dr. Armin Alaedini, gastroenterologist Dr. Carolyn Newberry, and nutrition epidemiologist Dr. Natalie Riediger. 

Find our transcript here: https://bit.ly/ScienceVsGluten

In this episode, we cover:

(00:00) Chapter 1: Why the internet hates gluten

(02:17) Chapter 2: How gluten can hurt some people

(05:21) Chapter 3: What’s up with gluten sensitivity

(11:35) Chapter 4: Gluten and the placebo effect

(15:27) Chapter 5: Other stuff besides gluten could be to blame

(22:05) Chapter 6: Can a gluten-free diet help you lose weight? 

(28:03) Chapter 7: Downsides to going gluten free 

(29:28) Chapter 8: A love letter to gluten 

This episode was produced by Michelle Dang, Wendy Zukerman, Meryl Horn, R.E. Natowicz, Joel Werner, and Rose Rimler. We’re edited by Blythe Terrell. Fact checking by Diane Kelly. Mix and sound design by Bumi Hidaka. Music written by Bobby Lord, Peter Leonard, Emma Munger, and Bumi Hidaka. Thanks to everyone we reached out to for this episode including Dr. Sachin Rustgi, Dr. Robert Anderson, Dr. Jonatan Gomez, Dr. Jessica Biesiekierski, and Zoe Scheier. Special thanks to the Zukerman Family and Joseph Lavelle Wilson. 

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