5 BEST THINGS ABOUT BEING COELIAC
5. COELIAC COMMUNITY
I have read that it is easier to change a person’s religion than it is their diet. Certainly I observe that passionate communities form around diets, with a mix of positive and less positive outcomes. One of the positives is the ready-made common interest and empathy that the diet provides. At its best this can lead to easy rapport, friendships, positive reinforcement and support.
Bring together two coeliacs who have never met and bingo, we immediately have a topic they can discuss with energy. There is a good chance this will include the holy grail of great gluten-free bread, or favourite desserts, of new amazing products or venues that have delighted us. Or we can experience catharsis through sharing of the trials and challenges we continue to face and join together in hope for a better future.
Sometimes . . . . just sometimes, we can go on to talk about things other than bread