Gluten Dude just posted about how celebrities (especially a notoriously-obnoxious celebrity doctor) always miss opportunities to talk about celiac disease. However, they always seem to pick up on the fad-diet aspects of living a gluten-free life – positioning it as a weight-loss technique and remedy for everything under the sun (while often missing talking about blood tests and other important real medical issues like getting tested by a legitimate doctor). There are far too many people that meet me and start each conversation with “Last night Dr. Oz said…” and it frustrates the hell out of me.
Why isn’t celiac disease “so hot right now” but gluten-free is? Why can’t we auto-immune weirdos be taken seriously? Why can’t people take “going gluten-free” seriously as a medical condition and not the latest “it” diet?
One of the comments in Gluten Dude’s article said that celiac disease simply wasn’t sexy enough to be taken seriously.
Here are some of my ideas:
Swimsuit Calendar of Gluten Free Bloggers
Imagine Gluten Free Calendar’s calendar, but everyone in sexy Swimsuit Illustrated-esque bikinis.
Gastroenterologists Glamour Shots
If I can get Dr. Fassano’s beautiful hair in some sort of photoshoot, I know I could convince the world to take celiac seriously.
Position Sorghum as an Aphrodisiac
Can we talk to someone at GFCO to find some sort of research using a gluten-free grain as an aphrodisiac? Does CDF have this type of information? Let’s make this happen.
Sexy Disposable Underwear
Think Victoria’s Secret, but disposable – Just in case someone has some gluten and does some tootin’
PS for those who were defending what Dr. Oz said – his immediate answer was yes to the question if gluten-free is BS. He then back-tracks and talks about how it’s necessary for some people (damage already done) and then goes off on a train of thought about how GF food is not whole food and it’s processed food (no shit, I didn’t know my bagel was not actually a chunk of broccoli). The world should know that a bagel is not as healthy for you as broccoli – gluten-free or not. But at no point should any doctor said that gluten-free is BS. And have the audience applaud. That sucks. That sucks for all of us. The conversation is not about eating “real food” it’s about gluten-free food – which is our medicine. And bashing other bloggers that stand up for us just divide the community. And that’s all I’m going to say about that.