Skip to comments.I gave up gluten and here's what happened
Posted on 11/18/2013 5:17:41 AM PST by TurboZamboni
Remember the days, not that long ago, when you never encountered the word gluten? Unless you were an ambitious baker, it was a rare word, like threnody, or anchorite.
No more. Gluten today is nearly up there with yoga and latte, and way more common than twerk.
I know people who do not have celiac disease if you are one of the 1 percent of Americans who suffer from celiac disease, letting gluten pass between your lips is not an option who banished gluten from their diets just because, and so do you. They report feeling so much better, that they are less bloaty, have more energy and sleep like babies all due to the removal of wheat, rye and barley from their diets (the problematic protein is found in all three grains).
Supermarkets contain expanding lines of gluten-free products. Restaurants even fine-dining outposts tout gluten-free options. Some joints don't use gluten in anything.
The market grew by 44 percent between 2011 and 2013, and is projected to reach $10.5 billion this year, according to the market-research firm Mintel.
I wanted to feel so much better. So I largely removed gluten from my diet for October. And while I gluten-fasted, I talked with people who know a lot about diet.
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I just added wheat gluten to my homemade bread over the weekend. It rises better and oh so light and tasty. Mmmm Mmmmm Mmmm! I feel better already. :-)
I see your prideful self-importance knows no bounds.
I read about lactose-intolerance in the mid-70's. It was written about back then.
Four years ago, I detoxed and went to pure foods that aren't overprocessed. I didn't give up gluten, but limit it to a bowl of whole-wheat cereal and a slice of whole grain bread or some other pure grain. Without any added gluten, whey, cornsyrup, no artificial anything...and sticking to whole grain, two servings is fine.
I agree it's the processing. But I'd say it's also the additives.
Ahhh, prideful self-importance...Have you made fun of any cancer victims this week or taunt any downs kids???
I love that gluten-free diets are so popular.
It means cheap and plentiful gluten for the rest of us.
>> Have you made fun of any cancer victims this week or taunt any downs kids???
Food “sensitivity” is neither cancer nor down’s syndrome.
Any more than homosexuality is a “civil right”.
You’ve outed yourself as a fuzzy thinker who will hurl any low blow that comes to mind.
Fortunately, I don’t have a “sensitivity” to that tactic, because unlike you I *am* able to think, and to distinguish right from wrong.
They called me with a list of foods not to eat. I was allergic to so many foods I was eating, especially wheat. I stopped those foods, including wheat gluten, and after three days I was not sick anymore and I stopped losing weight and began to get the nutrients from foods into my body. I didn't eat wheat for many years and wasn't getting sick anymore.
You will know something is very wrong if you have Celiac disease because you will stay sick and lose weight. I had never heard of that disease, I was just sick all the time and losing weight until I was told not to eat anything with wheat in it plus those other foods.
I can't imagine people saying they have Celiac disease and they really don't; they just want to be cool claiming they have it. It's a terrible disease to have.
This is what happens if one has Celiac disease: "Celiac disease leads to destruction of the villi that line the walls of the small intestine. The destruction of these villi affects a person's ability to absorb critical vitamin and nutrientsparticularly the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K."
>> I am sure fuzzy thinking is self-defined by you
And ignorance is self-defined by you. But that’s OK, right?
>> defending ignorance when shown to you
Uh... you haven’t SHOWN me jack squat. You’ve made a lot of noise, but you’ve SHOWN me NOTHING.
But you have shown me enough about you, especially with your comment on the Creator and your tagline and how much compassion you have for others with problems you don’t have. I know enough, don’t worry about anymore posts from me to you. You can have the last word...
Ignorance is an incredibly common trait by people on this board on a number of topics. Because they don’t understand it, it must be wrong.
Celiac sprue is an auto immune disease. It has nothing to do with gut flora.
Fair enough! Finally you’ve SHOWN me something.
If true, your family might be one of the one percent with legitimate scientifically diagnosable gluten problems.
Frankly YOU of ALL people should be disgusted with the other 99% of gluten freaks who DON’T have anything but hypochondria.
Celiac sprue is an auto immune disease, not an allergy.
This is the same case, but not the same article I was talking about.
LOL, you might want to put the caffeine aside for a while.
You have a problem with the way people act, not with the theory that there might be food sensitivities.
You sound like someone that works in food service or has a very fickle person close to them. If this is your attitude, you might want to look for another line of work or just avoid dealing with the people that annoy you that much.
If an individual chooses to live their life with dietary restrictions, what skin is it off of your nose? Whatever happened to live and let live?
Just because you hate dealing with a person or people that act like that, doesn’t mean it’s not a real concern, it just means you don’t want to deal with it.
This is absolutely not true. The average dx time in this country for celiac disease is at least 12 years after onset. Left untreated, severe iron deficiency anemia is the most common result.
Hmmm, I guess our GI is wrong, even though he is one of the top experts for it and heads up the studies for it at Children’s Hospital in Denver for it.
Yes, I tire of the food NAZIs myself, and as I said before, my boys when confronted by those types say “I would love to have that choice”. Cheers to a fellow Freeper...
The doctor said to me, “You don't have cancer, but nothing else is working right.” That's when I was sent to the large allergy clinic and the problem was found. My small intestine had been rendered smooth by Celiac disease so it did not absorb nutrients.
Most likely your GI was correct and you got the facts mixed up.
>> You have a problem with the way people act, not with the theory that there might be food sensitivities.
I have a problem with both.
I am willing to acknowledge that there *are* — relatively few — true, verifiable cases of food “allergy”, auto immune issues, whatever.
Are you willing to acknowledge that the VAST majority of food sensitivities are “designer diseases” promoted by Oprah-class media and seized upon by self-absorbed hypochondriacs?
If not, then explain how did humanity ever survive five thousand years of eating all the stuff that is now supposedly deadly in a widespread segment of the populus? No one on this thread has yet ponied up an answer to that vexing question.
Also: why are all these designer diseases problems primarily in the US, and not world wide? It’s not lack of wheat... could it be lack of Oprah?
There’s some things that just don’t add up.
Cheers back atcha, and FRegards.
I guarantee you I wasn't a hypochondriac when wheat gluten was literally causing me to waste away. I had never heard of Celiac disease. That was in the early 80s.
See my posts 60 and 74.
You should have your liver enzymes checked every few years.
Gluten is in damn near everything. I think I was down to about 20 things I could eat.
I don't remember if I felt better or worse. I certainly OVER ATE less and I think overeating is the culprit of many of our problems more so than any one thing.
My husband takes flax everyday and swears by it. I use just the oil.
mine is psychological, brought on by the thought of being with a controlling woman. doesn’t show up for hours so if I talk myself out of it I’m ok. Self-cognitive therapy.
I was diagnosed when I was in college when I was 20. It’s much easier to manage now than it was over 15 years ago. Labels are much better, and thankfully most items list allergens in the food. Also, better restaurants are aware of it and can substitute around it.
I just hate that cutting out gluten has become a trendy thing to do.
>> Modern wheat a “perfect, chronic poison,” doctor says
That’s interesting, however in the article you linked the doctor is quoted thusly:
“I’m not addressing people with gluten sensitivities and celiac disease.”
Your problem is self inflicted, can’t blame it on anyone or anything else. If you poop your pants while sitting there waiting for her, it is your problem to clean up.
So the problems don't actually exist? Celiac and sometimes-fatal peanut allergies are actually "pride" and God will simply heal them of it?
Very interesting thought processes going on there.
>> I can’t imagine people saying they have Celiac disease and they really don’t; they just want to be cool claiming they have it. It’s a terrible disease to have.
Two comments; first please NOTE: I am NOT disputing that you really do HAVE celiac disease. And I agree it IS a terrible disease to have.
1) Your point that I quoted above is not exactly logical; the beauty of one *claiming* a trendy disease they only suspect they have — indeed, a feature of *all* hypochondria — is they DON’T actually “suffer” from it. They just imagine they do.
2) I know you to be a “prepper”. WTSHTF, picky eaters are going to be at a relative disadvantage to the rest of us. I suspect a descent from affluent self-centeredness into war or economic turmoil will winnow out the hypochondriacs from the true sufferers of food-related diseases in a BIG hurry. Just sayin’.
>> So the problems don’t actually exist?
Not at anything like the rate they’re *claimed* to exist, no.
For a long time I ate mostly raisins, canned peaches, and scrambled eggs. It was scary to take too many risks.
I have no opinion either way. It was just to show that articles like those are prevalent and people read them and decide to give up wheat.
It was pretty terrible initially when I had to get ferritin (iron) IV weekly twice for 6 week regimens.
I removed gluten from my diet for just one week and Obamacare became the law of the land. “Settled law” that is still being rewritten as we speak (I thought we were supposed to be able to find out what was in it after it passed!).
Never again am I giving up gluttony, it sounds like some kinda communist plot!
Blame Clinton's grain (lobby) heavy FOOD PYRAMID.
>> Never again am I giving up gluttony
Oh, so Obamacare was YOUR fault. Hope you learned your lesson.
Remember: “Moderation in all things”, including moderation. :-)
It’s quite manageable these days. Fifteen years ago, it was harder to decipher which ingredients (like modified food starch) contained wheat.
Now companies that have a product, which was always gluten-free, jack up the prices after they label the product gluten-free.
I’m just thankful to have more options.
>> grain (lobby) heavy FOOD PYRAMID
That was, like, so pre-ethanol.
Ever wonder if the whole anti-grain anti-carbs Oprah-’n-Oz thing is just a joint conspiracy between Archer Daniels Midland, Al Gore and the EPA to free up farmland for biofuels?
(If this conspiracy theory catches on, remember, you heard it here first!)
I ate rice. I could eat rice without getting sick. The allergy clinic told me rice is the go to food for people with allergies and Celiac disease. To this day, if I have a food upset, I go back to rice until I'm okay again. During that really bad time, I ate rice cakes from a health food store. Now, all of that is at regular grocery stores.
I've had a complete blood analysis twice in the last two years and my inner parts, including my liver, are okay.
Except that autoimmune diseases, such as arthritis, Crohn’s, even psoriasis are very interactive with the gut flora and immune system. Celiac almost certainly.
For instance, one common drug used to treat some autoimmune diseases is a sulfa drug. They do not know its exact mechanism, other than it affects the gut bacteria.
Gut microflora associated characteristics in children with celiac disease.
More Evidence Links Gut Bacteria to Celiac Disease