An article by me about how a woman figured out she had gluten intolerance is on Boing Boing today. I first learned about the story through a comment this blog. Thanks, Ginna!
If you know of a case where someone (such as you) improved their health through science (= looking at data, experimentation, collecting data — the opposite of trusting experts) please let me know. In the gluten intolerance story, the experimentation and data collection were as simple as trying a gluten-free diet and learning its effect on (a) how you feel and (b) a kidney function score.