I don’t know how many people on here have already read this article, but I post it because it makes a lot of sense to me. Going gluten free definitely had benefits for me over the longer term but I can’t disassociate gluten from all the other things I was doing in parallel to get my health back on track. I was always puzzled that eating a slice of pizza in a situation I simply couldn’t avoid, had no affect on my gut. I eat oats every morning even though they are said to be contaminated with gluten. Again with no apparent effect. I’ve eaten croutons by mistake in a restaurant with nothing to complain of later. Yet I have noticed that I have reacted to pears and onions in a way that took me completely by surprise. These anomalies always left me feeling a bit suspicious that gluten wasn’t the whole story. This article makes complete sense to me and gives me the satisfaction of knowing that with some small adjustments I can eat a more satisfying range of foods and feel much less guilty if by paying slightly less attention, some fructans get into my gut. By all accounts a little of the bad stuff is actually good for you. This contrasts so completely with gluten where I came to understand that even a trace amount would set you back months.
I’m certainly going to try going fructan free from now on. I’d be interested in anyone else who sees this article as providing a helpful incite into gluten, diets and autoimmune conditions.