Celia Kaye is a gluten-free lifestyle brand created by writer-filmmaker Kaitlin Puccio, whose articles on her experience with gluten sensitivity have been published on MindBodyGreen and the Huffington Post, have been translated into Italian, Portuguese, Estonian, and Finnish, and have been featured on Huff Post Italy, Brasil Post, Huff Post India, LA, Huff Post Lifestyle UK, Healthy Living, Style, Green, Food, Taste, and Huff Post Canada Living. Kaitlin has written a forthcoming children’s book on Celiac and gluten sensitivity for Celia Kaye. She can be heard discussing her work on the UK-based GFree Radio Show, and can be seen on HuffPost Live and msn.com.
Somewhere along the way, between the blogs I read about how wonderful it was to be gluten-free and the anecdotes I heard about how a friend’s friend went gluten-free and started winning marathons, I conjured up an image of what the ideal gluten-free girl was like.
If you feel better when you don’t eat gluten, then don’t eat gluten. For many gluten-free eaters who have not been diagnosed with celiac disease, this is a statement, and a choice, that is met with much criticism.
It’s like looking for the mayo in the fridge for 10 minutes when, in fact, you picked it up and moved it aside to look for it. Wheat is ubiquitous. It’s existence is normal, natural, not something that we consciously consider.
So, you went gluten-free. But now your morning bagel is on the “forbidden” list and you only have a leftover sandwich in your fridge for lunch.
No one would ever say “just try one cashew” to someone with a severe nut allergy, so why do they say “just take one bite” to people with wheat allergies?