There were two really good articles I stumbled upon this weekend about gluten, gluten-intolerance, wheat, etc. so I had to share them for today’s Gluten-Free Monday post.
This article is very intriguing if you have been wondering why gluten-intolerance is on the rise.
But everything comes with a consequence and this is it. Frankly, I’d rather have to cut out gluten from my diet but know hundreds of other people got to eat. However, I do think we need to evaluate some of the chemicals used to grow wheat— and a lot of other crops— to see if we can make that safer.
This article sums up what I wrote here but does it WWWAAAAYYYYYY better. This is just one of the many great quotes from the article:
“I see way too many people react to others’ gluten-free preference personally, when they shouldn’t. Seriously, folks, it’s not a morality decision; it’s a medical one.”
It really is ridiculous that I am scared to tell people that I am gluten-free because I know I will most likely get an eye-roll, an exasperated sigh, or the question “Why? Just because or because you have to be?” I think I am going to just start answering that question with “Does it matter?” Because really, why does it matter to someone why I am gluten-free? Whether it is because I need/have to be for my health or because I am doing it as a “diet”, why do people think it’s something they can give their opinion about?
So I would love to hear your feedback! Did you learn anything from these articles? If you are gluten-free, do you experience the hate the second article talks about?