I pulled this article for discussion a couple of weeks ago and then, well got busy! MSNBC Health is tossing out this article stating that gluten-free foods aren't healthy! http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48422462/ns/health-diet_and_nutrition/#.UCFfCU1mQVB
To this I say "well duh!". If you replace conventionally processed foods (pasta, cereal, bread) with gluten-free counterparts you're still eating heavily processed foodstuffs. In many cases, the products labeled gluten-free are MORE processed to make products that look and feel like they are the same as the wheaty ones. Case in point? Gluten-Free bread: it takes an awful lot of processing, trickery and construction to make a gluten free bread that even remotely resembles the old white bread staple.
When I started this journey I said "no gluten" because it was easier for me to articulate that to the average well-meaning friend than "nothing processed". What is processed? All that stuff that is sold in the middle of the grocery store aisles. What isn't processed? Whole foods. Vegetables, Fruit, Meat, Eggs. It's pretty simple actually. It's not easy, but it's simple.