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5 Celebrities You Didn’t Know Had EoE

Eosinophilic esophagilitis (EoE) is a rare condition that’s known to affect more white men than any other race; in fact, about 75% of the affected patients are white males.

EoE is a newly discovered illness that has been diagnosed in many children and adults in the last 3 decades.

The condition may have been discovered in the early 90s, but did you know that there are a couple of celebrities who have been diagnosed with the condition?

Well, here are some of the most famous celebrities who have had EoE:

1. Phil Hates Gluten (Tiktoker)

Phil is a popular TikToker who has made a name for himself as a gluten-free content creator.

His YouTube has amassed over 7.02k subscribers who enjoy his 686 videos and are always waiting for his new gluten-free recipes and product recommendations.

He also has over 185.6k followers in TikTok where he has amassed over 11.7 million likes.

But do you know that he didn’t stumble on his niche by accident?

Phil was diagnosed with EoE in 2018 and realized that gluten-free meals can help him manage the condition’s symptoms.

After his discovery, he adopted the phrase “Phil Hates Gluten” and if it hits you then you can join his channel and learn where you can enjoy some delicious gluten-free meals and improve your health.      

After his discovery, he adopted the phrase “Phil Hates Gluten.” If this resonates with you or want to know why he came up with the phrase, feel free to join his channel to learn where you can also enjoy delicious gluten-free meals and improve your health.

2. Drew Stubbs

Stubbs has been a household name among baseball lovers for years, particularly the ones who enjoy MLB games.

Back when he was playing for the Rockies in 2014, he missed their game against the Arizona Diamondbacks because of a rare condition known as EoE.

When asked, he said that he had been battling EoE for years and that he had to go to the hospital for checkup after a few days.

The reason why he missed the match was because he hadn’t eaten for a day and was weak.

3. Sean Goss

Like the other celebrities in our list, Sean also helps raise awareness for EoE. He is one of the current ambassadors of the EOS Network.

Sean plays for Motherwell FC, but he started his career in Manchester United’s Youth team and even was part of the senior squad for two seasons.

Before being diagnosed, he had various episodes that had his mum worried only to realize when he turned 20 that food gets stuck when he is swallowing.

He discovered the issue when he choked while swallowing half a paracetamol and had to be taken to a specialist.

4. Zach Barber

Barber has been an inspiration for people battling this condition for years.

The podcaster discovered that he had EoE when he was 12 years old and he had to stay away from certain foods until he was 15 years old.

After that, he realized that he could only safely consume medically prescribed shakes, canned pears, and plain rice.

But this didn’t stop him from chasing his dream to become a top swimmer.

He managed to break many swimming records, but now he is a swimming coach and a podcaster.

Zach named his podcast “Rice, Cakes and Pears” in response to what he used to consume while young

5. Danielle Travis (Author)

Like Barber, Travis was diagnosed with EoE while she was 14 years old and to help her cope with the condition, she started journaling at 16.

 By the time she was 20 years old, she had written a unique guide that could help anyone battling EoE.

Danielle published her book and she hopes to make a difference in the educational system in the future.

The Main Causes of EoE

Experts believe that various environmental and genetic factors can trigger this condition.

Over 50% with this condition have asthma or seasonal allergies while the other half have eczema or food allergies.

Some of the foods that can trigger allergic reactions that lead to this condition include fish, peanuts, soy, wheat, eggs, and milk.

The Bottom Line

Discovering that even celebrities face challenges like EoE can be both surprising and inspiring. It reminds us that health issues don’t discriminate based on fame or fortune.

By raising awareness about EoE and sharing stories of those who manage it while pursuing successful careers, we can encourage others facing similar conditions to seek support, stay resilient, and never let their health challenges define them.

Together, we can foster a community of understanding and empowerment.

Nikita Waruguru

Nikita Waruguru is a Kenyalogue freelance writer who focuses on TV, celebrity gossip, and pop culture. She's been interested in TV and entertainment from a young age. She wrote her first blog post 10 years ago and has since written more than 3000 news articles, features, and lists. When she's not writing about the latest Netflix reality shows, you can find her binge-watching one or listening to music.

Nikita Waruguruhttp://kenyalogue.com
Nikita Waruguru is a Kenyalogue freelance writer who focuses on TV, celebrity gossip, and pop culture. She's been interested in TV and entertainment from a young age. She wrote her first blog post 10 years ago and has since written more than 3000 news articles, features, and lists. When she's not writing about the latest Netflix reality shows, you can find her binge-watching one or listening to music.
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