The food pyramid almost crushed Elaine Monarch. She'd always enjoyed whole wheat bread and the other healthy carbohydrates that form the pyramid's foundation, but her resolve to eat plenty of grains grew even stronger after she went to her doctor complaining of bloating and diarrhea. "He told me I needed more fiber in my diet," she says. "That advice practically killed me."
Monarch, it turns out, has celiac disease: Her immune system attacks the gluten from grains, damaging her small intestine...Full Story