What is gluten, and why should you avoid eating it? Some people have to avoid it because they suffer ill effects from it. Someone close to me stopped eating gluten because it made her repeatedly ill. After she stopped eating it, she lost a lot of weight.  I've had my struggles with weight over the years, and numerous gluten free products have mysteriously appeared in my pantry.

Gluten free diets are apparently quite the rage in Southern California, but why?
Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel recently said, "Some people can't eat gluten for medical reasons, but a lot of people in Los Angeles don't eat gluten because someone in their yoga class told them not to." He decided to find out if people on gluten free diets actually know what gluten is.