I'm allergic to stupid people. Honestly, I do not wish to waste my time with people who aren't able to think ahead, and most of all apply common sense to everyday matters.
And stupid people are everywhere, as the late (great!) Frank Zappa had put it so crudely, but truthfully atleast.
It's come to such a point that I have to rant about this on a blog which talk about allergies, and perhaps, it's no different with me too. While people suffer from food allergies, I think I have an allergy towards people who are dumb but think they're really smart. And I don't even think of myself as a know-it-all…
Strangely enough, just as people have come to realize that stupidity is rampant in this world, the same realization has hit home when it comes to gluten sensitivity!
It isn't a rare allergy by any means…
To put it simply, it's an allergy that affects your small intestine, and causes digestion problems as it cannot digest the compound known as gluten.
What is gluten, though?
It's a compound that is made up of the proteins known as glutenin and gliadin, and are commonly found in natural resources such as wheat, rye, barley and triticale.
However, most people might consider the gluten found in maize and rice to be similar, they aren't necessarily the same.
And by this time, you might already be aware that the aforementioned products are actually present in almost everything you buy from the supermarket these days such as bread in various forms, pasta, shampoos, soaps and God knows what else!
So, how does one get this allergy?
It's simple. If your gluten intake has crossed a limit, then your small intestine which has the responsibility of absorbing nutrients from your food, finds it difficult to accomplish digestion.
And since, gluten is not only present in foods that we eat everyday but also is an integral part of food additives, there's no doubt that this sensitivity happens to almost one out of five people.
And sadly enough, since there is no cure for gluten sensitivity… the only way by which you can prevent yourself from this debilitating allergy is by avoiding every food that contains it while also sticking to a gluten-free diet.
But how does one recognize if they have a gluten allergy?
While stupidity and gluten sensitivity continue to make an impact on the world, there can be no doubt that while scientists and doctors can find a cure for this sensitivity, the same can't be said for the epidemic otherwise known as stupidity.