A few months ago, you contacted me for an interview for an article you were writing about gluten sensitivity. I just read your article. I have to say, I rather suspect that has we talked you would have portrayed me in the demographic of "crazy people who stop eating gluten even though they haven't had a real doctor tell them they should." As such, I'm not that sorry I missed you.
I felt that your article was not a fair representation of people who have legitimate reasons to avoid gluten. Sure, diagnosed Celiacs meet your approval, but the rest of us must be crazy, obviously. I would point out the fallacies in your article, but you know them already. Otherwise, you wouldn't say things like:
"The final proof is reversal of symptoms on a gluten-free diet." "Though no test for celiac disease is definitive..."
"celiac disease has been difficult to identify, especially because its symptoms vary widely"
The final impression I am left with is that you have absolute trust in doctors to know what is best for you, and a distrust of anyone who pays attention to how they feel. If that is the case, I hope you have some really good Doctors, Kate. I've taught chemistry to too many pre-med students to share your confidence.