Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Laurie Donaldson asks on facebook: "I wonder how it feels, Dr. Ford, to be one of the people who has known this all along and has tried so hard to get the word out!"
Well Laurie, thanks for the question. In one word, it feels "frustrating!"
I have spent 30 years treating children with food allergies (and most docs still won't 'believe' in food allergy.
I have spent 21 years (since 1990 when the gliadin antibodies were available) learning more and more about gluten/celaic/sensitivity - and guess what - most docs still won't 'believe' in gluten intolerance.
So what can I do?? I have written 9 books on allergy, gluten and nutrition (2 more to come out soon); I have travelled the world speaking about gluten-harm; I have launched the concept of Gluten Free Planet; I do blogs and facebook and twitter!; I run an allergy clinic; I write medical articles and present at GI conferences; I advocate advocate advocate.
I am the first person to describe "Gluten Syndrome" and have written the book about it!
It is hard work - but as Churchill said "Never, Never, Never Give Up". I am an optimist - we (the GF community) will prevail.
If you want me to speak somewhere - please invite me - I will see if I can make it.