Eat no wheat.
That is the core, draconian commandment of a gluten-free diet, a prohibition that excises wide swaths of American cuisine — cupcakes, pizza, bread and macaroni and cheese, to name a few things.
For the approximately one-in-a-hundred Americans who have a serious condition called celiac disease, that is an indisputably wise medical directive.
Following is Dr. O'Bryan's response to the New York Times regarding the article. We hope that the NYT will consider printing his response in the next edition of the NYT Science Edition, which comes out every Tuesday.