Does it really affect us? Is this diet for everyone? Does it make me lose weight? Is it really that bad for me? What is gluten? These are the common questions we are hearing people ask about the “Gluten Free” craze that is going on. As many diets come and go, “Gluten Free” is here to stay. Researchers have found that gluten is the cause of many reactions people have to foods, certain allergies, side effects, leaky gut syndrome, increases in insulin levels, celiac disease, and more. It is estimated that 50-70% of the population has a gluten sensitivity. What is gluten? Gluten is the protein found in wheat, barley.