Healthy Living

Gluten-Free in Afghanistan: A Soldier's Story with Celiac Disease

Despite his own challenges, Andrasik understands why some soldiers hide their condition

After his experience in Afghanistan, Andrasik can see why some people choose to hide their condition and learned that these soldiers would either eat normally or choose to survive with the bare minimum. He remembers serving with one soldier who had to follow a gluten and corn free diet. These restrictions left the soldier to live only on rice crackers and a few pieces of fruit.