I don’t always keep in tune with what is going on in the world. I typically do enough so that I can talk intelligently and know the facts. I don’t like to sound ignorant so I educate myself.
Not everyone does this, which was evident by this interview that included TV talk show host, Joy Behar. If you haven’t watched it, please do. Unless you are in a good mood because it will tick you off.
I spend time trying to educate people about being gluten free: what my reasons are, what it means and how I keep myself healthy. What irritates me the most is people not educating themselves on why they are eating gluten free. Admittedly, a lot of people that don’t know why they are eating gluten free are the ones who don’t have a medical diagnosis that requires it. They do it because they feel better or, in some cases, because it’s the newest thing. There are those people.
Ms. Behar is a prime example of talking without education. Of speaking out of ignorance. We are “needy” because our diet requires it. Celiac Disease isn’t something in our head, it’s a REAL disease. In fact, Ms Behar, I invite you to feed me pasta and hang out in the bathroom with me while my not real disease kicks in.
Part of me hopes that this negative publicity is a wake up call to this lady but, who am I kidding? I have seen her before and she isn’t the brightest bulb so I am highly doubtful that it will change. I just hope that other people won’t pay attention to her…and we can continue our education and bring positive light to eating gluten free.