Explaining at the fourth of July barbecue why you won't be taking a hot dog from the grill or a fudge brownie from the platter can be anxiety-provoking. So can eating at that same barbecue, if you're unsure of the safety of the food for your particular diet. So how can we better manage anxiety in these situations?
The practice of consciously considering gluten is different than passively knowing facts about gluten consumption and Celiac disease. If a chef trains her mind to see "GLUTEN" in bold, black letters when she sees soy sauce, she may not accidentally offer it to a gluten-free customer along with the sushi rolls with which it so naturally pairs.