As much as the general population does not understand gluten or the many diseases it can cause and contribute to, it has become the butt of many jokes.
We Have Come a Long Way
Admittedly, I laughed when first reading this, but after it sunk it, I realized how far we have come in the last 10 years. If you remember correctly, 10 years ago, very few people had even heard of the gluten free diet, celiac disease, gluten sensitivity/intolerance. For that matter very few people were even looking at the role food can play in health and disease. Now it is at the forefront of many conversations!
To the point that people are actually sick of talking about it. I say thank you Jimmy Fallon for putting this out there. Humor is one of the best forms of publicity, and we have a long way to go to educate the masses about the importance of gluten and other food allergens, sensitivities, and intolerances.
Don’t Stop Talking About Gluten
Now is the time to continue the message. The momentum is on our side and people are more willing to listen and accept gluten free than ever before. I would encourage you to forward the information below to everyone you know who might benefit from a gluten free diet, and encourage them to take the short gluten free quiz <<==
Those directly related to someone who has already been diagnosed with gluten sensitivity/intolerance or celiac disease should always be tested, but those suffering with any of the following list of diseases should also get tested as these medical conditions can be caused or made worse by gluten exposure.
- Those who suffer from chronic intestinal problems
- Infertility or recurrent miscarriage
- Chronic anemia
- Migraine Headaches
- Bipolar or Schizophrenia
- Low thyroid (Hypothyroid)
- ADD or ADHD
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Restless Legs Syndrome
- Sleep Apnea
- Type I or II diabetes
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Any Autoimmune Disease
Always looking out for you,
Dr. O – The Gluten Free Warrior