ou might ask, "Um, Mark, why do you have a picture of a probiotic bottle on your phone?" It's because I'm practically a spokesman for this product. After I give my presentation I usually end up sending a photo so my friends know which one to get.
At my annual physical this week, they offered a couple different vaccinations. One was a tetanus shot that also protects against whooping cough. The nurse said I due for that one since it's been 10 years. So she stuck me with that one.
Is it a benefit to spend the extra cash to try to avoid these evil glutens? Well, let me be clear that I am not a doctor and it's not my intention to dish out medical advice, but many of the smart folks who are qualified say that there are no real benefits to most people. If you have celiac disease or have been advised by a doctor to avoid gluten, I'd say you should probably take that advice. If, however, you just started paying more for things labeled "Gluten Free" because you think that gluten is inherently bad, you might just be throwing away money.
Obviously they cause death and destruction for the immediately affected area, but for people who have asthma or other respiratory conditions, they can cause serious breathing problems even for those hundreds of miles away from the flames. I have someone in my family whose asthma can be a real problem and there were many days last year where she simply had to stay indoors because the air quality was so poor.