What Is Gluten? What is Gluten Free? Interview with KVUE in Austin

This was officially the shortest talk I’ve ever done on celiac disease EVER. I feel like I had to put 10,000 facts I have floating around in my head and had to cram it in. Hopefully it gave the people of Austin an insight into celiac and living life gluten free. Thanks for having me KVUE!

HERE’S WHERE YOU CAN WATCH IT! http://www.kvue.com/life/food/signs-of-gluten-intolerance/116253103 (or click on any of the photos from the show to watch the full thing!

What Is Gluten Interview with KVUE in Austin

A few things when you watch:

  1. My last name was butchered. Which is cool. I’m used to just being called Celiac and the Beast anyways.
  2. It’s weird talking about the differences between gluten sensitivity (NCGS) and celiac without sounding like I think gluten sensitivity is second-rate to my cause. While I am a celiac, and therefore I advocate for the celiac community, I have to delineate between an autoimmune disease caused by gluten and a sensitivity caused by gluten – as the ramifications of the diet, and disease are different. Did I eloquently state that in the interview like I did today or like I did in the lectures I gave in Austin? Nope. Yay TV.
  3. There are more Gluten Free Food Allergy Fests going on across the country. See me in Portland and Minneapolis and you’ll meet Alicia in Indianapolis and Columbus dates. Check all dates at GFFAFest.com.
  4. I am wearing a LOT of purple in this interview.
  5. They didn’t tell me what camera to look into, so if I look like I’m looking at the wrong camera during the whole interview, it’s because I am.

What Is Gluten Interview with KVUE in Austin

Do our team a favor and send this to your friends! I met a few people from the show that actually came down because of the interview. Heck yeah!

7 comments

  1. You did a great job! I loved when she said she couldn’t make pie without gluten and you said, ‘Yes you can!’. So many people don’t realize that gluten-free can be easy, it just takes practice and the right resources/recipe.

  2. Isn’t it so much fun being on the news??!! I just love it and think it’s a rush when it’s live because you never know what you’re going to say. Way to raise awareness!!!

  3. It took us a long time in our household to refer to you as Erica instead of Celiac and the Beast! It was short, but I think you hit all the main notes for a general overview. And it can be hard to go over the differences, but the truth is some food issues are bigger than others and I think you did a great job of explaining the differences (in the time you had) and not belittling one. It was also great bringing in the fad diet and how it might not be what you’re looking for.

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