Some one asked me that question about a week ago. What I did not reveal at the time was that my husband and I were talking about him cutting out gluten. We are now entering his second week, so it may still take some time to find out if this is a cause to many of his lifelong woes.
What we have discovered, though, is that you can eat pretty dang good sans the gluten. We have substituted rice noodles for regular pasta (which we did years ago when our youngest was still allergic to wheat). The veggie shreds we use for everything are gluten free. While gluten free bread makes a pretty crappy sandwich, it does really well if you eat just one slice with some hummus slathered on it and some veggies piled on top.
Oh yeah ... hummus is okay. GOD BLESS HUMMUS.
We're no strangers to corn tortillas or big romaine lettuce leaves for wraps. Rice is fine - yum.
He can do tortilla chips but not pretzels. However, he is in LOVE with rice crackers, so they fill that crunchy snack craving.
While some oats are out, grits are in.
The biggest things that are a change from our norm are the whole grain pastas and breads. Rice pasta is an easy switch, and we had already shifted our eating so that bread was not a massive staple.
Anywho. That's the gluten free scoop. Still not sure if this is going to be the "big mystery" we've wondered about for a long time, but it is definitely worth a try. I also love that it is better helping me to understand all of you GF peeps. I can give you ideas for altering any recipes I share. Whoooop!