Joined March 20, 2013
11 months, 3 weeks agodedefuqua's comment on:
I wish to bring your attention to how you described celiac disease, not to criticize, but rather to help us with this autoimmune disease spread awareness about this disease accurately which I hope will help us with this disease eat out more safely. Celiac disease is not an allergy, it is an autoimmune disease that is quite a bit more serious than "an uncomfortable immune reaction" when gluten is ingested. As a matter of fact, some celiacs do not have GI discomfort to alert us to uten ingestion, rather a silent attack will rage in our tissues that causes much damage. Symptoms and damage range from the classic GI distress to autoantibodies attacking other organs (heart, brain, skin, etc.) and can lead to other autoimmune diseases and in some cases; albeit rare, lymphoma. So, as you can see. We celiacs need awareness to help educate the restaurants how serious accidentally ingesting gluten can be whether cross contamination in the restaurant kitchens to not being taken seriously how critical it is that our food be prepared safely and separately from the regular menus. Thank you for your attention to this post.