coworker1: Why don’t you eat bread?
me: Because gluten erases intestinal villi made of epithelial cells and makes the gut wall permeable, causes a leaky gut syndrome and increases inflammation levels. All that leads to diseases based on the failure of the immune system and on an autoimmune response.
coworker1 (looks perplexed)
coworker2: Gluten is healthy.
me: No, it isn’t. As it was pointed out in several studies…
coworker2 (interrupting my words): Gluten is healthy. I saw a dietitian speaking about it on TV yesterday.
me: Oh well. You know how it is with dietitians…
coworker2: It is true, because it was on TV.
me (looking perplexed and having dark thoughts about the present state of education for health care professionals and the future of the human race): Oh well. Forget it. I don’t eat bread because I want to lose weight.