24 Apr 2014
gluten free celebrities

We are a culture obsessed with celebrities. Between social media platforms and shelves packed with glossy magazines, we’re inundated with images of singers, actors, and heiresses whether we want to be or not.

Worshipping this parade of people that are both richer and more beautiful than seemingly physically possible (thanks, Photoshop!) can be a big waste of time. However, some celebrities have harnessed their visibility to provide a platform for issues near and dear to their hearts… and small intestines.

While some Hollywood fixtures are touting ‘gluten-free’ as a fad diet for weight loss and better skin, others actually have celiac disease. They don’t eat gluten because it makes them sick, just like us.

Here are a Few Gluten Free Celebrities You May Not Have Known About

Elisabeth Hasselbeck has talked about celiac disease on The View and wrote The G-Free Diet, a beginners guide to eating and living gluten-free.

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Jennifer Esposito is well-known in the gluten-free community for being a celiac superstar (she also follows us on Twitter!). This smart cookie has been very outspoken about celiac disease, specifically her firing by CBS from the show ‘Blue Blood’. Read more about Jennifer’s story here.

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Susie Essman has all sorts of dietary preferences that she lays out in this New York Time’s article. The hilarious actress speaks candidly and knowledgeably about celiac disease, owning her gluten-free lifestyle with sass.

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Whether you love him or hate him, you can’t fault Keith Olbermann for being unsupportive. The former MSNBC news anchor reportedly donated to celiac support and awareness charities.

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Aside from being cute as a button, Emmy Rossum does a little bit of everything. The girl acts, sings, and does charity work, all while eating 100% gluten-free.

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Drew Breese is one of many athletes reaping the benefits of a gluten-free diet. How does the New Orleans Saints QB stay healthy and fit? See this thread on Celiac.com for his daily food schedule.

Dean McDermick doesn’t sound like he’s quite comfortable with his new gluten-free lifestyle. I hope as he continues to educate himself that he realizes you can’t be 50% celiac. It’s all or nothing!

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Sarah Vowell is brilliant. She has written for just about everyone: Spin, McSweeney’s, Esquire, GQ, The New York Times, etc. Also, I hear she and Gluten-Free Girl are BFF’s.

(Image Source:  The Rogers Review)

Who are your favorite gluten-free celebs? Let us know in the comments.

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