I have said it before and I will say it again, Celiac Disease is real! “just one noodle won’t hurt” yes it will. “oh there is just a little flour, not a big deal” yes, for me it is! Touching wheat flour and then making my food, yes it will affect me, maybe not everyone else, but me it will. With the advent of so many people jumping on the fad wagon of glutenfree only lessons the seriousness of CD. For all those non-believers out there, I suggest you come and take care of me after I have been glutened and maybe you will understand our plight a little bit more.
The best example is restaurants being completely irresponsible with adding GF next to a food item and having no real knowledge of what that means or the cross contamination that goes along with it. When it’s just about bringing in more customers to come in and eat, it becomes a dangerous mix for people with gluten issues. There is a responsibility that goes along with GF and if your food makes me and others like me sick, you need to be held liable.
Going gluten free is not for everyone, but for me it is the only way to combat Celiac Disease. But a glutenfree diet can also lack in vitamins, especially B and fiber, so making sure you are not deficient is extremely important. Wheat has become nothing but a filler, which is why it is in everything from food to vitamin/aspirin coatings, cosmetics, children’s toys, the glue on the back of mailing envelopes, etc… It is over processed and lacks the nutritional value it once had. Basically wheat nowadays is nothing more than sugar and continues to add to the obesity, diabetes and cancers on the rise in our country, as does all the processed foods most Americans consume on a daily basis. If you have no problem with wheat or gluten, by no means am I telling you to stop eating what makes you happy. Do I think it is healthier to wean wheat and the processed foods that usually go along with it out of your diet and perpetuate that thought, yes I do, it is healthier for you and your body.
From all the research I continually do all day, everyday, gluten is hard on your system, your body, and your mind. Even those gluten eaters can attest to the fact that after they eat a big pasta meal or load up on bread, your energy dissipates and a tired cloud overtakes you. I am not telling anyone what to do, the choice is up to you and that is why I started this page, to educate and bring other choices to light. Not to mention hopefully bring a safe place to those out there who have suffered or are suffering and do not know where to turn.
Celiac Disease and Gluten Sensitivity are NOT A FAD, they are real and have real harmful effects on the body. So please stop telling me I’m a “hypochondriac” or roll your eyes when I order, or assure me there is no gluten in something when there is because you think a little won’t hurt. This is not a choice for me, this is a way of life I am forced to live, so please respect me and my way of life and I will do that for you as well.