Has Anybody Just Tried This?
Posted 05 October 2010 - 07:13 PM
Whenever anyone has ever offered me anything I didn't want/didn't like/gave me troubles, I just said "No thank you." I never offered a diatribe. I never tried to educate anyone. I just said, "No thanks." They moved on. No questions asked, no questions answered. Even when they "pushed" I just simply said, "No thanks." and they said, "Okay".
Posted 05 October 2010 - 07:42 PM
It does not work so well with friends and family. I've educated my friends (gently) and many of them bring gluten free food to my parties so we can share treats. It's fun when they say "look what I found!" and discover a new gluten-free food I haven't tried. I educated my family and my SIL had a basket of gluten-free goodies from the health food store last time I came to their house. Educating my mother lead to her discovering her own gluten sensitivity.
It also doesn't work in restaurants, where glancing down the menu does not necessarily tell you what you can and can't eat.
Posted 05 October 2010 - 07:54 PM
In the next two weeks I will be moving into a brand new house. Nobody has EVER lived there. Just as my husband understands there will be no smoking in the house (and it's a lot easier coming to that understanding since I'm a FORMER smoker), there will be no gluten in the house. Oh, okay, he can have beer in cans, but that's it.
Posted 05 October 2010 - 11:31 PM
However, I do like to educate people on this issue whenever possible. Saying "No I'm Gluten Intolerant." often provokes more questions about it. The more people who know the better off we all are.
With 40-50% of the population having a Gluten issue the more we bring it up the more people can get the help that the current medical system is failing them on.
In only 3 months I've helped 2 other people realize they are Gluten intolerant and they feel so much better having cut it out of their diets.
I'm never pushy about it but if people ask I will tell them and about half the time they really do listen or know someone who could benefit from looking into it.
It is a sad fact but it appears to be up to us to help heal our community, the overpaid doctors of the world sure aren't doing it.
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