Yesterday, September 18, Lady Gaga and her handlers announced that the entertainer had ‘switched’ to a gluten free diet. Click here to read the full text of the press release followed by one writer’s reaction to the announcement.
Here is part of his reaction: “… I can’t stand the fact that gluten free has become a fad. I feel part of some lame pack of sheep. … when gluten was pretty much unknown outside the celiac world I never felt stupid or awkward.” The blogger includes several relevant comments and criticisms in his post. I disagree with blogger in one regard. We had *&%(./ we’d better ‘stand what is happening’ and do something to correct the situation. Problems like this are not going to go away. This is particularly important to me as a celiac and a journalist who writes about gluten free topics. Also, we need to consider the possibility that Lady Gaga is one of the millions of undiagnosed celiacs that are suffering needlessly in our society. I have a few questions:
- according to the press release, Lady Gaga states that she ‘switched’ to the gluten free diet. What was her diet prior to this transition?
- was any physician or other health professional involved in her decision ?
- what health care professional will monitor her gluten free diet?
- Lady Gaga states that her goal is to drop ten pounds. What will her diet be like after she has achieved that goal?