devinganger wrote:markfasano wrote:KB wrote: Nope, a better analogy would be that we've made some delicious bread, we've sliced it up, and we're selling slices to anyone who wants one - but coeliacs can't eat the bread so want us to make a different loaf.
Well, they could if they'd take their medication, but fair enough.
You're thinking those who are lactose intolerant. My wife and kids both have Celiac's Disease, which is an auto-immune disease wherein the gluten protein damages the cilia in the intestines. There's no medication to take to mitigate it -- you have to avoid gluten.
No, I was in fact thinking of Celiac's Disease. My utter ignorance of the condition, combined with a thoughtless faith in pharmacology, are responsible for the mistake. Not the first time I've shown myself bare-assed; most likely it won't be the last ...