“Why is gluten free food so expensive? I feel like I’m being punished for a food allergy.” We’ve all been there and had that feeling. Things were a lot worse ten years ago when we were paying exorbitant prices for food hat tasted like cardboard and was extremely hard to find. All that is small comfort to someone (like the person who wrote this comment) who has just been diagnosed.
One thing we can do is sometimes called an “attitude adjustment”. The cost of gluten free food becomes less alarming when we realize that celiac disease is an incurable disease and our food is also our medication —we spend relatively little money on pills, hospital stays, or visits to our doctor. The cost drops when we focus on naturally gluten free foods like fruits and vegetables and unprocessed meat. Most of us should be doing that anyway. There is still a problem, of course, especially for people who have just been diagnosed and have not yet had time to learn the shortcuts.
Published 3/25/10 Updated 9/14/10