"Hey so that thing that ruins your digestive cycle? All in your head."
4 Things Nobody Tells You About Food Allergies

#3. The Media Hate You
Let’s pretend that scientists recently did a study on pollen allergies. As part of this pretend study, they put a bunch of pollen under microscopes and discovered that it was covered with teensy little bugs. The pretend-scientists removed the tiny bugs, put the bug-free pollen in a room with allergy sufferers, and found that nobody reacted. How would you expect the media to report this? The headlines would probably say something like “Pollen Allergies Actually Caused by Tiny Bugs,” or “Pollen Not to Blame for Hay Fever,” or maybe “IMMIGRANTS BRING DEADLY POLLEN BUGS ACROSS THE U.S.-MEXICO BORDER.” You wouldn’t expect the media to declare that “pollen allergies” were completely fake all along.
But that’s exactly what happened when a study this year looked at people suffering from intestinal problems that they attributed to gluten intolerance.

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"Hey so that thing that ruins your digestive cycle? All in your head."

4 Things Nobody Tells You About Food Allergies

#3. The Media Hate You

Let’s pretend that scientists recently did a study on pollen allergies. As part of this pretend study, they put a bunch of pollen under microscopes and discovered that it was covered with teensy little bugs. The pretend-scientists removed the tiny bugs, put the bug-free pollen in a room with allergy sufferers, and found that nobody reacted. How would you expect the media to report this? The headlines would probably say something like “Pollen Allergies Actually Caused by Tiny Bugs,” or “Pollen Not to Blame for Hay Fever,” or maybe “IMMIGRANTS BRING DEADLY POLLEN BUGS ACROSS THE U.S.-MEXICO BORDER.” You wouldn’t expect the media to declare that “pollen allergies” were completely fake all along.

But that’s exactly what happened when a study this year looked at people suffering from intestinal problems that they attributed to gluten intolerance.

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    Nobody believed me before The Lasagna incident. Now my parents will snap and snarl whenever a relative or stranger tells...
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    People get short with me for not being able to eat fried stuff, fatty stuff, and stuff slathered in sauce. Especially...
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