Hey guys and girls!
(Featured photo is from Madam Waffle in Lincoln – Blog post coming soon!)
I apologise – I haven’t posted in a while as i’ve been poorly and waiting to be diagnosed for this. that and the other – But thats another story!
SO! Walking into a Pancake shop and asking if they have anything Gluten Free – they had and offered me fruit..
I obviously understand about cross contamination and how it’s “difficult” to keep things okay… (totally kidding, unsure how this is difficult, but HEY! Thats me!).
It got me thinking about how a lot of people genuinely think Coeliacs Disease and Gluten intolerance is a fad. It also got me thinking about all the annoying and irritating things that are said to me and other people.. SO! Here’s a list of what NOT to say to someone with Coeliacs disease / that is Gluten intolerant – Not just written by me, but by others too!
- “Do you need to be gluten free or you jumping on the band wagon?”
Yes, Yes we do. Unless you want to swap bodies for the day and deal with the pains and large amount of toilet paper that needs to be bought?
- “Can you eat meat?”
Yes? Are animals made from Wheat?
- “One won’t hurt!”
Have you been in the situation of your gut feeling like it’s punching itself over and over? Would you tell someone with a nut allergy that “One wont hurt!” ? No, didn’t think so!
- When you ask if a milkshake is gluten free and they say no because it has milk..
Come on now, lactose is dairy.. Gluten is wheat.. they don’t even start with the same letter!
- “I think you’re ok to have these, they’re vegan”
Just don’t… literally, don’t.
- “Oh yeh, you’re not allowed milk and butter are you?”
Again, that’s dairy..
- “She’ll grow out of it though won’t she?”
Do you grow out of your stomach and intestine?
- “I used to have that but I’m fine now!”
Are stomach transplants expensive? Give me the number..
- ” Don’t give me any of that gluten free rubbish!”
Don’t give me any of that rubbish attitude! Oh wait..
- “Well.. what can you actually eat then?”
A LOT! Just not as many takeaways and processed food!
- “You should de-sensitise yourself by introducing tiny bits of gluten into your diet so that your body gets used to it.”
That’s not how it works – I beg you read google.
- “I’m sure they do baked potato if you ask..”
Maybe I don’t fancy me 8th potato of the week!
- When sitting down and asking for a GF menu – “Which one of you is the odd one”
Well, It’s not hard to see which one of you is the insensitive dickhead..
- “I got crackers for you as you can’t eat bread!”
- “Oh you don’t eat wheat, or oats or anything. How do you manage?, I CAN EAT ANYTHING !”
Thanks for that hun, I hope i sleep better tonight now you’ve told me about your amazing diet.
- “Just take the noodles out” or “or Just scrap the top off”
Yeah, take those nuts out the Nutella too, nothing like a bit of cross contamination for breakfast.
Coeliac disease is an autoimmune condition. This is where the immune system – the body’s defence against infection – mistakenly attacks healthy tissue.
In coeliac disease, the immune system mistakes substances found inside gluten as a threat to the body and attacks them.
This damages the surface of the small bowel (intestines), disrupting the body’s ability to absorb nutrients from food.
It’s not entirely clear what causes the immune system to act in this way, but a combination of genetics and the environment appear to play a part.
Coeliac disease isn’t an allergy or an intolerance to gluten.
If you do this, the below dictionary explanation is what we do..
“there’s been plenty of eye-rolling and head-shaking over the pronouncements”
“the lines are delivered with eye-rolling attempts at whimsy and satire”