Skip to comments.The dangers of going gluten-free
Posted on 09/12/2013 5:35:47 PM PDT by rickmichaels
The first time Margaret Dron organized the Gluten Free Expo early last year, it was inside the gymnasium of a small community centre in east Vancouver. She had recruited one volunteer, two speakers, 38 vendors and expected 500 attendees. There was no entrance feeinstead, people were to bring gluten-free goods for the local food bank; three boxes were set aside for the collection. Six hours later, more than 3,000 people had turned out, and the volunteer had to call a one-tonne truck to pick up the donations. In one Sunday afternoon, Dron realized, there is some serious potential here. So I quit everything I had, got an extension on my mortgage, and just dove in. Since then, it has blown up.
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I get there are people who may have an issue.......very few.
The hysteria is boring and annoying.
Gluten free....no milk....no meat....no bread...and everyone is overweight and diabetes is off the wall.
More whole milk, real butter, real cheddar cheese and regular bread for me, thanks.
I have a theory about that: I don't watch much TV but when I do I DVR what I want to see. Still, FF'ing through the commercials it seems like every other ad is for food, whether it is for a restaurant or something available in a supermarket, so many food ads - and you know the food never looks in the store or restaurant like it does on TV! And the ads repeat themselves every ten minutes. Just watching the ads blip on by quickly makes me hungry.
That's my theory.
Should I tweet Bloomberg and he can make the ads go away? (/s)....
I’ve list 45lbs on a gluten free diet . I used to live on caffeine to get thru the day. Now I have tons of energy. I eat some processed gf foods but the diet has actually prompted me to eat more fruits nd veggies than ever.
The change for me was to totally eradicate any man-made / genetically processed foods from his diet. So, even though I laud Campbell's and Kellogg's for going gluten free, for us, that's not our problem. The genetically modified soy that is added to cereals and breads is more deadly to Mr. Peel than wheat gluten.
As I said before..........
there maybe an issue for some people (very few)........
the hysteria is over blown and boring
(ok I may not have said boring)
I love gluten. Its a valuable protein that has supported a big piece of humanity for centuries. This hysteria reminds me of the big flap about MSG which, by the way, is found naturally in every piece of meat or fish you’ve ever eaten
I figure the best I can do for my kids is the old axiom "moderation in all things" and lots of physical activity. Hey, it's more than my parents did for me!
Tell us more about the diet that you found to work.
I do avoid milk fat because of the antibiotics which are added to milk, which tend to settle in the fat. Almond milk tastes better anyway.
IMHO, the problem isn't real food; it's the manufactured stuff that people consume instead.
If you are going to stop eating gluten you should take thiamine supplements.
The reason they began putting wheat into everything was to counter thiamine deficiencies in this country, particularly in the south.
Antibiotics added to milk ...? Huh? We were dairy farmers for years and if cows needed medication we strictly followed withdrawal times ... and used test kits to double check.
BECAUSE ... if we shipped “hot” milk with antibiotic residue and it contaminated a whole semi load ... we paid for the tanker load of milk.
Not something we took lightly. We were just average run-of-the-mill farmers ... all our neighbors were likewise leery of causing such a problem.
I know you weren’t posting to me - but I’ve lost 19 pounds on Atkins over the last month. The science behind it is well reviewed, and has helped millions lose weight as well as keep it off.
The carbohydrates we consume are typically sugar or flour products, but one of the worst offenders is fruit juice.
Saturated fats themselves are actually easily digested and processed by our bodies - not stored as fat tissue as a carb rich diet. Meat. Butter. Hard cheese. LOTS of vegetables. NO bread, rice, potatoes, etc.
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