The first thing you think about when you hear gluten free is “health freaks”. The truth is that gluten is the protein in wheat and many people are allergic or intolerant to it. I happen to be one of those people. When I was in the 8th grade i had a lot of trouble with my stomach. Every time I would eat my belly would hurt so bad it brought me to tears. I tried drinking sprite and eating crackers for a long time and that turned out to be my problem. After going to a specialist and getting tons of blood work and tests, they found out I was allergic to gluten. My life has changed and I no longer have horrible pains and I have found medication that allows me to eat gluten every now and again. I just thought I’d inform those who didn’t know that someone who is gluten free struggles with.