A gluten-free chocolate cake make from quinoa.

A gluten-free chocolate cake make from quinoa.

Wednesday, Jul 08 1 p.m. (ET)

Is Gluten The Problem?

Gluten-free diets are medically necessary for some, especially those with celiac disease, and have become something of a trend for many others. In fact, it's estimated that a third of Americans now try to avoid gluten, but some wonder if wheat, barley and rye - the primary grains that contain the protein - are really the problem. We talk with a science writer about the rise of autoimmune diseases and whether that trend is being conflated with gluten intolerance.

First Lady Michelle Obama at 2012 'Let's Move!' Day.

First Lady Michelle Obama at 2012 'Let's Move!' Day.

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America’s First Ladies

They walk a tricky line: closest adviser to the President of the United States and hostess in chief. A new book examines the evolution of the role of first lady of the United States.

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