I have been hearing and reading lately that the gluten free fad is detrimental to those of us who are Celiac, or have a truly uly diagnosed by a MD, illness that is remedied by removing wheat. I don’t understand this thinking.
I for one want EVERYONE, EVERYWHERE, to stop eating wheat/gluten. Gluten is not ever digested in any body, it just passes right through, or get’s stuck in some. Like the outside shell of corn. So it really has no nutritional value, it is not needed. I believe with all my heart soul and gut that wheat does do harm to everyone, some more than others. Like alcohol.
What is the problem with the someone who has read or heard that wheat gluten is indigestible, and decides that they don’t want it in their body? How can the person(s) who have found healing from migraines, IBS, GERD, arthritis, diabetes, gall bladder disease, dementia, autistic complications, by voluntarily removing wheat gluten from their diets be a problem for me and my celiac induced gluten free diet?
The ‘proud’ Celiacs of the world say the problem with gluten free becoming a fad, is in restaurants. Those that prepare the food, serve, have been made complacent to the necessity of NO GLUTEN when a ‘true’ celiac asks for gluten free. Sorry guys, but this is stupid. You are blaming someone asking for gluten free who does not have a ‘written note’ from the doctor for your receiving gluten contaminated food?
The problem is not the ‘others’. It is US, the diagnosed sick ones who have stopped being our own advocates. Yes gluten free items are making it onto the menus. Buns, pizza crusts, pasta, desserts. This does not mean though that the people behind the swinging door know anything more about gluten free food or preparation than they did last year. To the kitchen staff it is just another item on the menu, that the get’s a 2$ up charge. The french fries are still being fried in the same vat as the flour coated chicken fried steak. That has not changed. The server still roll their eyes when you ask for a Caesar salad with no croutons, then bring you the basket full of rolls. No, they don’t think you are going to keel over from ingesting tortilla chips fried with the chimichanga, because you are not. Somehow ‘we’ have the idea that the new waitress at Johnny Carinos actually knows the difference between the regular pizza crust/pasta and the gluten free crust/pasta. That she knows what gluten free means. That she cares if we go home and spend the evening in the bathroom, or not. The ‘fad’ has demanded a supply of gluten free food, not knowledge. We still MUST see all food outside our homes and known safe places, as potentially gluten full. It is our responsibility.
It really does not matter who decides to not eat wheat/gluten or why. You know wheat gluten is bad for you. It does not matter if the server or the doctor or your mother in law believes that wheat is the cause for your health issues. You know wheat gluten is bad for you. It does not matter if the test comes back negative for celiac. You know wheat gluten is bad for you. It does not matter if those McDonald french fries keep calling your name. You know wheat gluten is bad for you. It does not matter if people think you are nuts because you don’t eat wheat. You know wheat gluten is bad for you. It does not matter what THEY say or do- You KNOW wheat gluten is bad for YOU. You know WHEAT GLUTEN IS BAD FOR YOU.
Galations 1:6 I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting the one who called you to live in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel— 7 which is really no gospel at all. Evidently some people are throwing you into confusion and are trying to pervert the gospel of Christ. 8 But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let them be under God’s curse! 9 As we have already said, so now I say again: If anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let them be under God’s curse!10 Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of God.