Skip to comments.I gave up gluten and here's what happened
Posted on 11/18/2013 5:17:41 AM PST by TurboZamboni
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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
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