Recently I had a friend of mine tell me her husband who is an avid athlete (bicycling, running, swimming, cross-country skiing) was going to go gluten free to help his athletic performance. I thought this was odd, since he is NOT gluten intolerant. He's even told me before about how other celiacs have tried to persuade him he should go gluten free because it's "healthier.":blink: Well, as far as I know, unless you have an intolerance to gluten, there is NO reason and no benefit to going gluten free. I was at their house just last week and saw a magazine in the bathroom with an article about the benefits of athletes going gluten free because it reduces inflammation and some other stuff. I didn't have a chance to really read it, because I was just going potty! :lol: Anyway! I'm pretty skeptical about this claim. I can understand it helping some athletes who have gluten intolerance and don't know it, which would be perfectly legitimate. The statistics are that 1 in 133 people have some level of gluten sensitivity, so odds are many athletes WOULD benefit from going gluten free, simply because they are removing something that was unknowingly inhibiting their best performance. Thoughts? SUNSHINE!?! i was trying to check out your blog to see if you had any posts about this, but got impatient :lol: So, I figured I'd post here and see what you and anyone else had to add.