Dear F**k Your Gluten “Allergy”

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Celiac disease is not a gluten "allergy." The horrifying ordeal you describe was not caused by an allergy.

It sucks that gluten is everywhere--even in things like salad dressing, soy sauce, and seasonings--and that it make it hard for you to go out to dinner, but that doesn't mean every restaurant has to go through the laborious and expensive process of providing gluten-free meals. But there are plenty of options, especially here in Portland, and I regularly dine out with my celiac friends, though it can take some effort. But I like them, and it's worth it.

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"1 percent of the ENTIRE U.S.A. population has Celiac disease. Your gluten “allergy” that you self diagnosed doesn’t warrant adjusting my business to suit you and your attention seeking way of life."

"Celiac disease, wheat allergies, and non-celiac gluten sensitivity are the 3 gluten focused illnesses affected by gluten and those are diagnosed by a real doctor. Not some dipshit at the co-op, or a blog you read as you looked for an excuse to not go to a real doctor lacking a yoga name. So saying you have an “allergy” is bullshit."

Gee, I didn't know Celiac caused blindness, because it appears you didn't even read the post you're attacking.

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It sucks to be sick. You have to eat at home. Total bummer. However, being able to go to a restaurant and eating out is not an activity protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (1990).

Even everything that is supposedly protected by the ADA is violated nationwide and people with disabilities have to fight every damn things that should be a no brainer, given the law is nearly 30 years old. The world does not cater to those who are not able bodied and it isn't going to cater to you either.

Portland, ironically, caters more to people with specific dietary requirements (whether they are self-imposed or not) to a much greater extent than it meets any of the requirements of federal law (the ADA).

Here's a few lists for you since you seem to believe otherwise (and yes I know some places appear on more than one list):

https://fitt.co/portland/the-best-spots-to-eat-gluten-free-portland/
https://pdx.eater.com/maps/portland-s-gluten-free-restaurants-and-bakeries-mapped
https://foursquare.com/top-places/portland/best-places-glutenfree-food
https://theculturetrip.com/north-america/usa/oregon/articles/8-best-places-to-eat-gluten-free-in-portland/
https://www.pdxmonthly.com/articles/2014/1/14/portland-gluten-free-food-and-drink-guide-january-2014

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^^word!

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Why yes, I'm shitting blood right now! Thanks for asking.

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Say I had a severe onion allergy. Should I expect everyone to stop serving food containing onions? No. That would be crazy. It would suck to not be able to eat out, but not as bad as getting terribly ill. It's not the worlds responsibility to change because of my allergy. Fortunately for you, as others have stated, there is an ass ton of gluten free restaurants or gluten free options at regular restaurants. I suggest you use your google skills to look it up. Might I suggest the term "gluten free restaurant portland". Go ahead and add the term OR, less you get confused and drive to Maine. I believe in you!

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Oh and OP. Your physical sicknesses and ailments, don’t warrant the world to change themselves for you. Your physical well being isn’t the responsibility of strangers and it’s pathetic of you to project that on to others. Not the business’ problem. It’s yours and yours alone.

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More importantly, have you ever capitalized a sentence?

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But seriously: celiacs disease, Crohn's disease, IBS and other digestive disorders are clearly caused by the introduction in the mid-90s of GMOs into the food supply on a wide scale. It's because the BT toxin, genetically engineered into the crop, perforates the intestine and causes undigested food to leak into the body, triggering various autoimmune reactions. Meanwhile glyphosate - AKA Roundup - chelates all the minerals in the body and causes massive malnutrition. Wheat was the first crop and therefore the most heavily dosed, and this is why many people still can't have even normal wheat because the body has essentially labeled the molecule itself to be a foreign body. But wheat doesn't have all the fun. There's soybeans, beets, rice, soybeans, corn, potatoes, and soybeans! All have been genetically modified up to 95% since '95, when digestive and autoimmune diseases took a massive uptick in the population. If you eat a strictly non-GMO diet you will see many of your ailments vanish.