This morning I was thinking... I should write a book about all the ridiculous conversations I've had with people about gluten free diet, etc. I'll bet there are lots of stories out there... let's share. Laughing is a good way to cope, right?
So I told my coworker (who is also my aunt) that gluten-free diet cleared up my daily migraines (she has migraines often as well). Her response: "well I know that isn't the problem because Aunt F has celiac and she still gets migraines even though she's gluten-free". Sigh. Ok...
Here's another one:
LL: did I hear you are wheat free?
Me: yes. Well, I'm gluten-free, which is wheat free.
LL: Well, not all wheat has gluten.
Me: it does...
LL: No, there's this unaltered strain of wheat that some amish farmer in NY has.
Me: Ok, well I don't have access to that, so I'm wheat free.
LL: *goes on to discuss just starting wheat free and seeing a big difference, and using coconut wheat (?!?) as a substitution*
Me: Well that's good. So wheat is definitely a problem for you, huh?
LL: For sure. I ate pizza all weekend and I'm paying the price now!