Tonight Theresa Capudo (Long Island Medium) was taking her daughter to the pediatrician because, in her words, "She has this crazy idea that she's allergic to gluten!" The Dr asked her daughter about her poop, and she said she only went once a day and it was normal. So, from her description of her poop and her other issues, it didn't sound like she had a gluten problem. BUT THEN after telling her she probably doesn't have gluten issues or Celiac disease, he tells her "Celiac disease is a fad these days...and everyone is going gluten free even if they don't have to." I am fuming now. His words kind of ran together quickly, but I know he said Celiac disease AND being gluten free is a fad these days.
I want to write to that woman and tell her she has a rude and ignorant doctor. But what good will it do?? WHY do people not think a disease related to food is REAL?? WHY??
Also, there's a teacher at my daughter's school who has Celiac. We've talked about it. I watched her eat pieces of a muffin yesterday and asked her about it. She told me she doesn't have it severely...ie: doesn't get a severe reaction to it, so she eats it in moderation. She has a sister who gets violently ill from gluten and she also has Celiac...so I guess she thinks since she doesn't react right away, it's ok to eat it! I do not understand people. I guess she doesn't care that gluten will ruin her body even if she doesn't "feel" anything. We were at an amusement park when she said this, and I was so happy to find gluten free ice cream cones at an ice cream place. And, I will add that the teacher did have gluten-free bars in her purse, but she said since we were at this park, she was going to eat whatever she wanted. Ugh. I managed to find chicken tacos, popcorn and ice cream...all gluten free. Just had to vent. I want to scream to the world: "Celiac is REAL and I am feeling so much better NOT EATING GLUTEN!!"