What About Gluten Free?

Health from the Hearth

Growing up in Boulder, Colorado, I was exposed to much that has gone through the world of “health food” in the past 35 years.  From the days of the small local co-op (the smell of comingled bulk grains, greens, and patchouli still feels like home to me), through the advent of larger stores such as Wild Oats and Alfalfa’s (where the milk is dairy free!), and into the more recent years of much larger, corporate, sparkly beautiful and expensive stores where you can find just about anything under the sun, there has clearly been a revolution in how we view and value natural foods in this country.

One of the most beautiful aspects of this revolution is that those foods that used to be an adventure to locate are now coming home to my local conventional grocery store.  When I started naturopathic medical school in 1999, gluten free grains such…

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