First of all, I apologize for being so far behind to everyone who has reached out to me for guidance. My inbox is overflowing and I’m doing my best to keep up. This blog is my labor of love, but sometimes it has to take a back seat to the craziness that is my life.
So bear with me…I promise to respond to each and every one of you as soon as possible.
Today’s Dear Gluten Dude is a subject that I hear about all too often…celiac not getting the respect it deserves.
It is the Rodney Dangerfield of autoimmune diseases.
Please read the following and share your advice.
Dear Gluten Dude,
My family thinks I am taking this gluten-free stuff too seriously. My niece even has a friend who is Celiac who gets very sick when she has gluten (I luckily do not – just bloated).
When I told my niece I was advised to throw out all my wood cutting boards she said her other Celiac friend was not as “picky” as me.
That is the first of the many comments I am expecting to get. I know my family. They are going to say I am making a fuss over this.
Any words for them that will still keep me in the family? I have no children so they are it.
How sick you get when you get glutened has nothing to do with how “serious” you need to take celiac disease.
Get that through to your family.
Whether you become ill for months (like yours truly) or days is irrelevant. Your body is still being attacked and suffering the consequences.
The choice is simple: Either take it seriously or increase your risk of an early death. And yes…studies have backed this up.
Gluten is poison to us…plain and simple.
There is absolutely no reason for you to “defend” yourself because your stricken with a disease that you did not ask for, that is extremely difficult to live with and that there is no cure for.
So throw the dang wood cutting boards away and if your family loves you, they should not need reasons to “keep you in the family”.