ABC Diane Sawyer Talked about Gluten Free-My story living with Celiac Disease

This post was written by Valerie on May 8, 2012
Posted Under: Gluten/Dairy/Soy Free Meals


Gluten Free Pizza Now Offered at Dominoe's

On ABC’s Diane Sawyer story on Dominoes offering Gluten Free Pizza and is Gluten free for everyone if they don’t have Celiac Disease which according to her report only impacts 1% of the population . Her story went on to show the numerous offerings of gluten free products (no wheat, barley or rye) now available in the grocery stores and how many people without Celiac disease are going Gluten free and a Dr. on the show said this could be bad for people without Celiac Disease because eventually they won’t get the vitamins that wheat contains and especially will lack Vitamin B.

First off I have to tell you it took my entire life to finally be correctly diagnosed with Celiac disease. Standard blood tests in my case Lab Corp did not find it. When I went to a local specialist, Dr. Alexander Schikman he said that most labs do not diagnose the blood correctly. He sends the blood samples to a separate facility where my diagnoses (I was then 62) was having Celiac. My intestines were so badly damaged I could not absorb my medications or vitamins as everything did no longer get absorbed. I was deathly ill and extremely depressed which comes with having the disease. I also had Sogern’s disease which is usually found in Celiac patients and not only causes dry eyes, mouth but helps with cavities to increase due to lack of saliva. Products sold over the counter to assist with dry eyes and mouth do not do the trick. The medication for Sjogren’s costs $280. a month and is not covered by insurance.

It took me two years of eating gluten free to get well although Sjogren’s is not curable (you can not cross contaminate food preparation with a knife for example that you just buttered wheat toast and then use it on a gluten free bread). There are also wheat products in lotions, shampoos, lipstick and makeup and in so many products you can’t imagine so I have to read every label. I also can not have Dairy or eggs or soy.

With the help of my doctor and friends that have to eat the same way as I do I have found many alternative items. It is hard to just go out to dinner with friends as most restaurants don’t know what to do for me. So when I find places like Zinc’s in Solana Beach I am in heaven.

Dominoe’s gluten free pizza needs to go a step further and have no dairy-no cheese. There are incredible good non-dairy cheeses.

If I had the money I would open a fast foods Gluten/Dairy/Soy free drive through but since I don’t maybe one of you could do it?

As for only 1% of the population that is not accurate do to inaccurate diagnoses and people still are suffering today with severe IBS, and told to just live with it. That is like a death sentence because you can’t just live with this it is not allowing your system to create enough seratonin to make you not be depressed.

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Reader Comments

I didn’t see the story, but my Mom told me about it. It’s appalling that this information went out over the national airwaves. Not to mention that I’m absolutely convinced people get Celiac Disease to begin with by eating so much gluten (it’s only my theory, but I’d bet on it). I’m right with you as well on the dairy/soy free aspect. I’ve often thought of opening that drive through as well!

Written By Jerry Weil on May 8th, 2012 @ 10:36 pm

Wow, I did not know Domino’s offered a Gluten Free Pizza! Celiac disease is definitely relevant affecting over 3 million people in the U.S. alone. I am in the home medical alert system industry and we deal with people who have all sorts of dietary restrictions due to high blood pressure, diabetes, celiac disease, etc… This article is very helpful to those people and I will definitely share it with our Twitter & Facebook Communities. Thanks!

Written By Roland on October 17th, 2012 @ 4:14 pm

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