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 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.