Gluten free is very popular right now. However, there is a new study that was published in the British Medical Journal that disputes that everyone should be gluten free. Some people go gluten free to lose weight thinking they will consume fewer calories and may become healthier.  However, according to researchers from the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, that unless you have celiac disease, it is not in the individual’s best interest health wise.  The study advises anyone who does not have celiac disease to should not cut gluten out of their diet.  According to the researchers, going gluten free could potentially increase an individual’s risk of heart problems.  The scientists analyzed data from 64,714 women and 45,303 men without any history of heart disease.  The participants in the study filled out a detailed questionnaire beginning in 1986 and updated it every four years through 2010.  The researchers saw no ‘significant’ data with the participants and their gluten intake regarding heart disease risk.  However, they did see  that individuals who changed their diets to reduce or eliminate their intake of whole grains, appeared to be associated with “adverse cardiovascular outcomes. ”  What is amazing is that the number of people, particularly in the U.S. increased dramatically by going gluten free.  However, the celiac disease rates remained constant.  People with Type ‘O’ blood should consider gluten free.  It is the oldest blood type and they did not eat grains.  Grains came about approximately 11,500 years ago.   So, the original ancestors were meat, nuts, fish,  berries and fruit eaters.  Eventually, new strains of blood developed and thus along with that changes in eating habits.  If you aren’t sure about your blood type, check on your birth certificate or have it tested so you know.  If you are thinking that you might feel better and healthier, once you know your blood type, follow the recommended foods.  It can make a difference in how you feel and if you are hoping to lose weight, help reduce your gains.  In the Good Gus Series all food was farmed locally.  The series is available exclusively on Kindle worldwide.  If you are thinking of gluten free, after you do your research, take a break and read “Misplaced Trust” which is available on 24 Symbols, Apple, Nook, Kindle, Kobo, Page Foundry, Scribd and Tolino.