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Gluten Free Diets

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AlanG

Gluten Free Diets

The question of gluten free diets and how a bread baker might cope with that has come up in the past.  A friend who is a gastroenterologist forwarded me this interesting discussion of gluten free diets:  http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/870954?src=WNL_infoc_161105_MSCPEDIT&uac=127124MX&impID=1227631&faf=1  It's not overly scientific and many of you will understand it.  In addition to the Skype presentation there is a written transcript.

Some have noted in previous posts that they or someone they know tolerate sourdough bread quite well as opposed to yeast breads.  Perhaps the addition of the Lactobaccili coupled with longer fermentation times reduces the polysaccharides that are causing GI symptoms.  

 

Alan