Ella, your descriptions of celiac and the "disease of the month" reputation are spot on. But I am so thankful to see that restaurants, magazines and supermarkets are becoming more educated and offering more products, recipes and information on celiac, lactose intolerance and other digestive problems, as well as diabeties..."
I just wanted to add that I am not dissing anyone who has a diagnosed
condition such as celiac or food allergies, diabetes, etc. I know that
this is real and can be deadly. my problem is with the quacks and the
people who diagnose themselves, and the mentality that people get
when a condition starts getting a lot of press. people who suddenly
think "I am always flatulent!! I must have such-and-such disease!!"
it is awesome that more and more information and warnings are out
there for those who really ARE ill. my friends kid can die if he even
gets a microscopic whiff of peanut dust. stuff like this is no joke.
celiac disease, untreated, destroys the small intestine and releases
toxins into the body at the very least. at the worst your guts just
start to hemorrage and you die. again, no joke. but hypochondriacs
I feel for you for your husband. what a drag. but as you said, there
are more and more options, so in that case too much press isn't a bad
and in keeping with the thread, today I am doing something with a
couple pints of fresh blueberries, don't know what yet, and some
chocolate-chip cookies so far. might as well crank out some baking
while this unseasonably LOVELY, humidity-free cool weather holds.