Word Must Be Getting Out
Posted 05 July 2007 - 09:38 AM
One person has been on the diet for over a year and the other is just starting. Neither seemed overly concerned about the prospect of having to do this the rest of their life. Both were open about discussing their symptoms (just like most of us) and I did not sense any reservations on their part. I told them how impressed I was with their effort and wished both of them luck. Both encounters were in grocery stores. One worked as a cashier and the other was shopping in the gluten free section. Both were young women in their teens or early twenties. I sensed a lot of maturity when speaking to each of them. The word is getting around.
Posted 05 July 2007 - 09:57 AM
In the two years since I was diagnoses and learned what in the world Celiac Disease, I have witnessed tremendous awareness.
You are familiar with my hometown. We had no gluten free products. This week the Food Lion (one of two grocery stores) put in a huge health food section and more gluten free products that I only have heard about from this site. Talk about a kid in a candy store.
It's also good product marketing to the "Boomer" generation.
Gluten Free - August 15, 2004
"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien
Posted 05 July 2007 - 11:35 AM
I'm so happy there is the awareness out there now. It's not such a loner disease anymore.
Gluten intolerant. DQ 0301 DQ 0602
Posted 05 July 2007 - 12:25 PM
With all the publicity that gluten-free is getting now, I think that there are a lot of people that have looked at their health & the health of their families and figurered it out & just threw out the flour etc. There are a lot of people out there that are now used to getting their info on the internet & they are checking it out.
I would also like to say that I have been amazed at the diagnosed celiac people that I know that do not belong to a support group and do not post to the internet etc. I live in a poor part of Houston & the local grocery has a nice gluten-free section and it is sometimes sold out of the best things, people are buying this stuff. & one of the main whole Foods here in town, sometimes you can go thru there & say yes, someone from out of town has been in here & claned out all the Lundberg Rice Chips, the brownie mixes etc etc. Sometimes I am guilty of buying the last three boxes of something myself, maybe picking up a few things to gift to my friends, etc.
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