Healthy Living

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

Soldiers are afraid to speak up because of the repercussions

For the most part, the soldiers who require a specialized diet are afraid to speak up because they don’t know what the repercussions would be. Being sent home because the food is making them sick is not an option for those who are committed to military service. Others are also afraid to hear “make do or go home" from colleagues and officials.