There are so many jokes about restricted diets, especially gluten-free diets. They are usually made by people who have never tried a restricted diet, and are unaware of the challenges and benefits. Since I've been on a mostly gluten-free diet the past two years, my pain has improved significantly. That is enough for me to continue the diet, even if people poke fun from time to time.
I've wanted to write an article about this topic for a while, so I was grateful to have a platform like the Global Lyme Alliance blog to speak out. You can find the article through the link below:
Why You Should Never Make Fun of a Restricted Diet
For additional reading on the topic of gluten-free diets I got a lot out of the book Grain Brain by David Perlmutter, MD.
How do you cope with people joking about your diet or your illness?
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I'm Kerry (She/Her/Hers) and I am a licensed therapist, group facilitator, poet, writer, & speaker. This is a place to acknowledge and validate our suffering and trauma, while also learning how to turn toward aliveness and spaciousness.