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I admit it. I sent the idiot a private message...I am so ANGRY! (bear with me as I am pretty new to my tentative diagnosis) Here it is:
I just saw your post about Gluten Free eating. I am awaiting my testing results for Celiac Disease, which is an autoimmune disorder...people with this condition suffer immensely when the villi lining the small intestine cave inward and cannot absorb nutrients because of the gluten, which is a "trigger". When it happens to me, I go through horrible sickness and pain...within hours of eating anything containing gluten, once it reaches my small intestine, I get VERY ILL. I was sick for YEARS before it was determined that gluten was the problem. Took it out of my diet, I am no longer sick 24/7/365. If I accidentally "get glutened", I KNOW it even if I'm told it's "clean"...because of the immeasurable pain and illness I feel for DAYS after the incident. You are putting the health of your customers at risk EVERY TIME you sub gluten-free for gluten containing. And why? Because you think it is FUNNY? Nothing ever happens WHILE THEY ARE STILL IN YOUR RESTAURANT maybe...but go home with the people you are POISONING and see what happens a couple of hours later. YOU are the idiot. Do your research man. Really. Live MY life for a few days when I get gluten contaminated.
Gluten free is BS!! Flour and bread have been a staple of life for thousands, THOUSANDS of years. People who claim to be gluten intolorent dont realize that its all in there disturbed liitle heads. People ask me for gluten free pasta in my restaurant all the time, I tell em sure, Then I serve serve em our pasta, Which I make from scratch with high gluten flour. And you know what? nothing, NOTHING! ever happens! People leave talking about how good they feel gluten free and guess what, They just had a full dose! Idiots!