While the gluten-free diet has been getting a lot of attention lately, many people still lack information about the diseases that would cause one to eliminate gluten from their life.
Because much of the information about celiac disease is anecdotal, incomplete or otherwise difficult to understand, myths develop around what causes it, and how individuals should manage it.
Individuals with celiac disease are not eating gluten-free to show off or get attention, they’re doing so to lead happy, healthy lives. At present, the only cure for celiac disease is a strict gluten-free diet.
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Celiac disease is not an allergy, it is an intestinal autoimmune disease. Individuals with celiac disease must also avoid barley, rye, spelt and triticale.
Myth 4: People with celiac disease just can’t eat bread. It’s also found in alcohol, candies, french fries, salad dressings, packaged meats… Not only that, any food that has been processed with the same equipment – cutting boards, knives, frying oil, pots, pans, etc.
Most people who are gluten-free think that being with someone else who is gluten-free would create the perfect match.
I can surely say from experience that that is not always the case. It's already hard enough to find someone that you're compatible with.
If you look around, there's not really anyone talking about it.
As a male with celiac disease, I want to offer my input on dating gluten-free.
Researchers have found that people suffer higher rates of anxiety and fear related to following a gluten-free diet, and that it is hard for those who are gluten-free to strictly adhere to their diet in social situations.
“Being diagnosed with gluten intolerance myself, I know there can be various social limitations when someone is dealing with special dietary restrictions on a date, especially when you are meeting someone new and going out to restaurants often,” said , Founder.
I like to joke that he is now 90% gluten-free and 10% beer at home.