Yes, I am one of those people.
The Gluten Free People.
It all started simple enough.
I read that book " Wheat Belly ".
I decided to see if giving up wheat would help me feel better.
And it did.
I was asked if I was giving up gluten or just wheat.
I didn't realize that it was everywhere so I said I barely ate anything with gluten, but primarily just the wheat.
But, I'd eat rice krispies or milky way candy bars and I'd feel not so good.
They have barley malt for sweetener.
So, I thought maybe I was off on the wrong track.
And certain things I could not eat anymore cause they had wheat.
Good-bye cream condensed soup.
Then I drank beer and was sick for a couple weeks.
So, I said no more of that.
Read some lovely articles about how it was hybridized wheat and old school spelt, einkorn, or emmers was fine.
Even "Wheat Belly" doctor said they worked for him.
I stupidly bought some organic spelt to bake with.
Not my best idea in the world.
It was all in front of me.
I had problems for years.
So, off to the doctor I went.
I got a "considered celiac" diagnosis based on symptoms and family history.
That and an order not to eat gluten.
When I want bread, this is what I get. $5-7 for that itty bitty loaf.
On my bad days, I get a little tired of people saying crap about "those gluten free people".
It's not a choice.
I didn't choose the gluten free life.
The gluten free life chose me.
I was going to stick a recipe or two in here, but this is getting longer than I planned so I will save that for another day.