Friday, January 28, 2011

"N=1?"

A very good post by Dr. Kurt Harris.

The key is you have to be skeptical, and thoughtful.  Try not to just jump to conclusions.

When I discovered my wheat sensitivity, I was actually testing something else (vegetable oils).  I actually thought the whole gluten-free thing was kind of bogus...

But I'd inadvertently changed two variables in my diet.  When I stopped eating veggie oils, I also lost my cravings for carbs.  Which meant I didn't eat any wheat, by dumb luck, for a week.   It was a happy accident.

And as Dr. Harris suggested, I went to my Doctor and had him run thorough blood work, so that I could confirm that I wasn't killing myself with this caveman diet.