Dude note: I’m breaking this post into two parts due to sheer laziness. This is a topic that needs some some serious discussion. But since I’m on vacation, I’m only going to scratch the surface today and then will delve deeper next week.
Fear sells folks. And we’re buying it by the bucket loads.
Let’s take a look at some of the headlines from just the last few days:
– Can Going Gluten Free Protect You From Brain Diseases?
– Are You Allergic to Exploding Gluten?
– Gluten Threatens ALL Humans.
– Diet Coke is NOT Gluten Free.
That last one really bugged the hell out of me.
Why? Because it’s total BS. But if enough people read it and the word spreads, the damage is done.
Coca Cola says Diet Coke is gluten free. Countless celiac experts say Diet Coke is gluten free.
Then why does this one person say it’s not gluten free? Simply because she feels better not drinking it. That’s how she drew her proof.
She also says her clients have lost weight by giving up diet soda. Of course they did…most sodas are crap.
But again, she correlates to this to Diet Coke then having gluten.
We have a responsibility as bloggers not to spread BS folks. I take that responsibility quite seriously.
Yet…there are still so many who continue to claim that coffee, vodka, stamps, corn, etc. all have gluten.
Look…I gave up dairy a few years after my celiac diagnosis. Did it help me feel better? You bet it did. Does it mean dairy is not gluten free? Of course not.
Everyone needs to do what’s right for themselves. And if Diet Coke doesn’t make you feel good, then stop drinking it.
But can we stop with the fear mongering? It’s not helping our cause.