Have you all (those of us that are well out of our teens!) noticed that every time you go out to a meal these days, someone, or their kid, has a gluten allergy? Why is this so common now? I'm not sure if there is actually any medical evidence. I had never heard of this when I was growing up. Slowly but surely it has become very popular to tell people you have a gluten allergy, and it seems in some cases people do this to pretend like their child is special or needs extra attention.
Where was this 10 years ago? How did it start? Why is it now so common? Is there actually any medical evidence of this? I realize there are serious diseases that involve this, but i'm just talking about your standard gluten free eater.
If you are a gluten free eater, please explain this to me!