The gluten free lifestyle is no stranger to celebrities. The most vocal Celiac activist is beamed into your home 5 days a week on "The View." Elisabeth Hasselbeck (below right), the conservative counterpoint to the liberal women sitting around the half-table, is a Celiac and has spoken frequently about her favorite GF snacks.
The newest celebrity to go on a gluten free detox diet is Gwyneth Paltrow. Gwyneth adopted the GF diet on the advice of her doctor after gaining weight during the holiday season.
Gwyneth's website, GOOP, has an entire section dedicated to her Detox.
I'm not sure whether Gwyneth's gluten free detox will create a positive or negative impact on the Celiac community. It may hinder people truly offended by gluten's presence in their diet. Restaurants may not be quite as careful if they read articles about Gwyneth's GF detox and assume that people with such "dietary restrictions" are merely on a detox.
I suppose there is no such thing as bad publicity, right? Although the rumors about Gwyneth's marriage to Coldplay's lead singer Chris Martin may not be good publicity...