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Miley Cyrus on her Gluten “Allergy”

Posted By Gwen Smith On 2012/04/10 @ 5:40 pm In Celiac Disease | 1 Comment

Singer and actress Miley Cyrus wants the entertainment media to chill out with the comments on her slimmed-down frame. “For everyone calling me anorexic I have a gluten and lactose allergy,” she wrote in a Twitter post.

“It’s not about weight it’s about health. Gluten is crapppp anyway!” her Tweet of April 9 continued.

Miley’s gluten-free revelation followed days of speculation that the former “Hannah Montana” TV star was suffering an eating disorder. The singer then set off a flurry of response by Tweeting a photo of herself [1] on April 8, deeply inhaling (but refusing to touch) fast food in a bag.

As the Twitterverse implored Miley to break down and take a bite, she replied with the “gluten and lactose allergy” explanation.

But Allergic Living offers a reality check for Miley. Girl, you need to get your condition straight. Do you have:

a) gluten sensitivity [2] or
b) celiac disease or
c) a wheat allergy?
d) And is it lactose intolerance or
e) a dairy allergy?

These are all separate conditions. There is simply no such thing as a “gluten and lactose allergy” – and if Miley’s not sure which conditions she has, she should get tested [3] – pronto. Undiagnosed celiac or wheat allergy [4] or dairy allergy [5] is nothing to mess around with.

It should be said that while Miley is definitely slimmer than she used to be, the 19-year-old still looks healthy in recent photos. Her toned arms suggest a lot of gym time, which also sheds the pounds.

In fact, living gluten-free and dairy-free doesn’t necessarily lead to weight loss. As fans of great gluten-free and dairy-free recipes [6] know – you can eat very well (and even gain weight) with these food restrictions. And sometimes you have to watch out for too much white rice and sugar in gluten-free foods.

So by all means take a pass on gluten and dairy foods if you need to, Miley. But two small bits of advice: get properly diagnosed (if you’re not) and do sample some of the great gluten-free and dairy-free food that’s out there these days. We’re fortunate to have so much more available for those with living with food restrictions.



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URLs in this post:

[1] photo of herself: https://twitter.com/#!/MileyCyrus/status/189199159088263168/photo/1

[2] gluten sensitivity: http://allergicliving.com/index.php/2012/03/20/celiac-disease-and-gluten-sensitivity-what-are-the-differences/

[3] tested: http://allergicliving.com/index.php/2010/08/30/all-about-celiac-disease/?page=2

[4] wheat allergy: http://allergicliving.com/index.php/2010/09/02/all-about-wheat-allergy/

[5] dairy allergy: http://allergicliving.com/index.php/category/food-allergy-2/milk-egg-food-allergy-2/

[6] gluten-free and dairy-free recipes: http://allergicliving.com/index.php/category/allergy-safe-recipes-2/special-diet/gluten-free-recipes-2/

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