Tuesday, August 3, 2010

"The New Star Diet Craze" Is Gluten Free

Check it out -- The Daily Beast has posted a two page article on celebrities and their penchant for the gluten free diet.

The article mentions Zooey Deschanel, Gwyneth Paltrow, and other celebrities who have adhered to the gluten free diet.  It also mentions my personal favorite Erin McKenna of Babycakes.  I had also forgotten that Keith Olbermann has Celiac Disease.

I enjoyed reading the article, particularly the section which questioned the rising prevalence of Celiac Disease.  Having just read "Eating Animals," I'm curious to learn more more about the correlation between the antibiotics we put into our bodies through animal products and the enormous increase in allergies.  Just yesterday my co-worker told me that his niece is so deathly allergic to peanuts that she can't be in a room if it has not yet been properly sanitized to be free of all peanut residue.  I can't even imagine how difficult that girl's life will be, and it makes me question the choices we make everyday when we decide what to eat.

Check out the article and give me your feedback.  Were you annoyed to see the gluten free diet described as a new star trend or are you a believer in any press being good press?

Do you love it or do you love it?
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The New Star Diet Craze
by Gina Piccalo
The Daily Beast


Emily said...

Yeah...Celiac Disease...a big "fad"...

Kevin said...

Any press is good press. Especially, if waiters, waitresses, and restaurant owners are reading.

Jenny said...

I think the article made too little of people who actually have to follow the diet medically, because I've met people before who don't understand that I can't eat any gluten, that "just a little" will hurt me! But at least with famous people eating gluten free the public will learn more about it!