Dear Ms. Lawrence,
In a recent interview, you said, “‘[It’s] the new cool eating disorder, the ‘basically I just don’t eat carbs.’“
You were referring to a gluten-free lifestyle.
While there are a lot of people who have adopted this way of eating because it’s ‘the cool new eating disorder,’ there are many of us who have been robbed of that choice. People forced to eliminate gluten from their diets – or suffer serious consequences.
Did you know, Ms. Lawrence, that people with Celiac Disease, and even those simply sensitive to gluten, may have an increased risk of intestinal cancer? Did you know that gluten can increase the risk of alopecia, neurological disorders, and thyroid problems? Did you know that in people like me, gluten causes asthma-like symptoms, and edema so bad it’s all but impossible to put on a pair of shoes?
Based on your comment, Ms. Lawrence, I can only assume you don’t know any of these facts. Perhaps you should consider educating yourself a little before passing judgment on an entire segment of the population.
Kristy K. James