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OPP: Gluten Free

Yi! Today's OPP comes from Sheryl:
Yi! My friends have all jumped on the gluten-free bandwagon and it’s driving me crazy! Even though none of them have ever been diagnosed with Celiac disease or gluten intolerance, they refuse to eat anything with wheat or gluten in it, and it’s making it impossible to go out to eat with them or even have a simple conversation about anything other than this dumb diet fad! Is anyone else going through this? What the heck can I do to keep them from driving me nuts?
Slacker and Lil D got into it on the air about this one. Slacker's wife has been sick for the last two years and recently discovered she has an intolerance to gluten. She dropped it from her diet and hasn't felt better in a long time. Lil D thinks gluten allergies are nothing more than a diet fad and most people that say they have it reall don't.
What advice do you have for Sheryl? Do you think gluten allergy is a real thing or a fad?

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08/29/2013 8:53PM
OPP: Gluten Free
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08/30/2013 9:53AM
dumb diet fad.
Yi! I can tell you, I worked at a natural foods type grocery store, and there were SO many customers who came in seeking gluten free products just because they wanted to 'try' eating gluten-free, or because they 'diagnosed themselves'. Really? Could we be any more pretentious? I think they're oblivious to the fact that, with these foods, you're getting more carbohydrates and more calories, so it's actually not that much healthier for you - unless, of course, you have an intolerance to gluten or have been medically diagnosed with celiac disease.
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