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The Reality of Having a Gluten Allergy {as a food writer}

June 24, 2017 in Lifestyle · lifestyle · Leave a Comment

“So I understand you like to be gluten-free”, said the event waiter as he kneeled beside my chair.
He had successfully pushed one of my buttons with one sentence and an assumption.
“No. Actually I don’t like to, but I have to be in order to live without nerve pain, rashes, and scabs on my head (my symptoms). But thank you for doing your due diligence in making sure I won’t be served something that would me sick.”
I’ll admit, it was not my most cordial moment. But his comment stung. The result of one too many times where people had approached the issue as it being a fad or diet strategy. Or that I was some pretentious health nut. Yet they wouldn’t think twice had it been a seafood or peanut allergy, or anything else for that matter.