Ellen joins the podcast to tell us what it is like to be severely gluten intolerant and living gluten free without having celiac disease. We also talk about a new acronym that has burst onto the scene, PWAGs: "People without celiac disease avoiding gluten." We dig into a Washington Post article talking about PWAGs and the idea that the gluten free movement is less of a fad than was previously thought. You don't want to miss the fascinating discussion that ensues.
We love following Mike's nephew, Sam, through life's twists and turns. Today, Sam talks about his transition off the college meal plan (freshman year) and into an independent cooking environment this year. He shares some of his top tips for gluten-free college survival and we also talk about our recent family travels.
Mike and Cam dig deep into two recent blog posts that could not have taken a more different approach about what it means to be gluten free. In the post "#BecauseGluten: Me? Celiac? Impossible!," published in Creative Loafing Tampa Bay, Cathy Salistri talks about the horror of her recent celiac diagnosis. She clearly is not happy being stuck with the label of what she calls, "a trendy disease."
We contrast this post with Fawn Burgess' article entitled "Lovin' that Gluten-Free Feeling." Fawn speaks about how gluten saved her dog's life and that she is now feeling the health benefits (despite not have celiac disease) going gluten free herself.
Happy 2017 everyone! Mike and Cam take a trip back and look at what an incredible first year The Celiac Project Podcast has had. We talk about the moments and guests that were most impactful and game-changing to us. We also look forward to a new year with even more amazing moments and guests from the celiac and gluten free world!