I’ve blogged about this issue on the Huffington Post.
Celiac is an autoimmune condition triggered by even the most minute amount of gluten.
Gluten is a protein found in barley, rye, (most) oats, and wheat.
Sarah Williams was 16 years old when she was diagnosed with celiac disease.
Now 18 and a freshman at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut, she says gluten-free dating has been a learning experience.
Gluten is in an amazing array of products, and the possibility of cross-contamination makes many products unsafe.
Navigating life as a celiac is complicated, especially in the United States where the FDA is three years late issuing even minimal guidelines to manufacturers on safe limits for “gluten-free” products.
Erin is also the lead organizer of the NYC Celiac Disease Meetup group, a social community that has grown to over 1850 members in the 8 years she has been organizing the group.
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“The time I didn’t tell my date I was gluten free before our first night out, we went to a restaurant that didn’t have the best options for me.