If you're noticing a gluten free trend, that's because there is one. I have an auto-immune "thing", not a big deal, just something I live with. My regular dr. gave me a pretty drastic option at a recent appointment and I wasn't really into it. So, I went back to a naturopathic dr. I've seen before and she made me swear off gluten and sugar. The tricky part, I am constantly trying to gain weight, so I have to get the calories, without the carbs. I have to say, I've been staying away from gluten and sugar for over a month now and I feel great (and I've even gained a few lbs)!