This morning, on BBC TV, an article about the vast increase in FreeFrom sales in supermarkets in the past couple of years as the number of people who think they have a problem with eating gluten increases. The overall theme of the article was that we are becoming a nation of hypochondriacs who go on faddy diets because we think that gluten or dairy are making us ill. Anyone who didn't watch this TV item to the end, when the TV doctor appeared in the studio to say there were 500,000 genuine people in the UK with Coeliac Disease will have walked away with the wrong impression. The next time you tell someone that you cannot eat gluten don't be surprised to get a response on the lines of " I know all about that. You can eat gluten really. I've seen it on TV".
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