Posted 10 October 2013 - 12:19 AM
There are a lot of reasons to try a gluten free diet, many of them have nothing to do with celiac disease or a gluten sensitivity. It can be helpful with treating a variety of other health issues. The pizza crusts I prefer to buy were developed by a bakery in response to doctor pointing out that autistic children responded well to a gluten free diet. He felt that no child should go without delicious pizza, so he created an amazing crust that they could enjoy. I have an uncle with Crohn's, his wife has lupus and their son may be autistic (and whether or not he is, genetically speaking... he's screwed), gluten problem or not their family could benefit greatly from going gluten free.
Frankly, as long as people take it seriously I don't see the problem. The issue is when people treat it like a weight loss diet or some random fad. It is a diet designed specifically to address health issues. As much as I want to see the fad end, I think the attitude some people have that celiacs and gluten sensitive people own this diet needs to stop. It just creates a divide when we should be happy to welcome anyone who embraces being gluten free for their health into our community. And for the record, embraces meaning takes it seriously without cheating.
Gluten free January 2012.
Tyramine free June 2012 - slowly getting a few foods back at a time.... scratch that
Low Histamine April 2013 - I swear this better be the last time I have to restrict my diet because giving up chocolate is the final straw
Iodine free briefly fall 2012
If ever you are feeling like you’re tired, And all your uphill struggles leave you headed downhill
If you realize your wildest dreams can hurt you, And your appetite for pain has drinken its fill
I ask of you a very simple question, Did you think for one minute that you are alone
And is your suffering a privilege you share only, Or did you think that everybody else feels completely at home
Just wait.... and it will come -- Just Wait by Blues Traveler