Skip to comments.Any Florida State fans out there?
Posted on 09/24/2011 5:51:22 PM PDT by Former Fetus
My husband thinks he heard something about Florida State's quarterback Clint Trickett having been tested for food allegies. Apparently they found something, but he did not hear what, and they think that Trickett will be able to gain some weight now.
The reason I am interested is because my son has the same problem that Trickett does. There's absolutely no way to get him to gain weight. To be honest, he runs cross country and track, so during running season and summer practice he runs around 40-50 miles a week. But, in the off season, he does not gain an ounce! His doctor is not concerned, but he really needs to muscle up some in the upper body. I would love to know what Trickett's problem is, so that I can try to get our doctor to agree to have my son tested. Thanks.
My son has the same problem, but he’s a Celiac and a T1 diabetic, so I doubt that his situation applies.
But I’ve noticed a LOT of young males around here struggling to gain weight.
There’s nothing that frustrates me more than a skinny male. I’m tempted to start a camp to fatten them all up. (Peanut butter, 6 meals a day, LOTS of meat, potatoes, fruit, cheese, vitamins...)
He is allergic to glutens (wheat). They put him on a gluten free diet.
I think Florida State is allergic to winning.
* ducking *
He can put on 200 pounds instantly. Just marry a fat girl!
My son is 30 and he has tried to gain weight for years but has been unable to...until his wife got pregnant...and he put on 35 pounds! He’s lost some of it, but he can eat and eat and not gain. I have always been the same way myself. For some of us, it is just as hard to gain as it is for some to lose.
Not to be sarcastic, but that sounds like a great problem to have. If he ends up having a medical condition, can you have him sneeze on me so I can catch it? I can barely lose weight working out and running. I have to cut self back to 1200 calories a day to lose any pounds.
Gluten allergy is far more prevalent than the average doctor realizes. BTW, my doctor swears the standard blood tests are not reliable for gluten allergy, and believes the test by Entero Labs (http://www.enterolab.com/) is the best.
But, you don’t need to even bother with expensive tests at first if you want to test for gluten allergy yourself. Just have your son undertake a strict gluten-free diet for a couple of months and see what happens. BTW, strict elimination of all gluten is essential for this to work. For people with a high degree of gluten sensitivity, even the tiniest amounts will perpetuate the allergy, so it’s important to educate yourself and your son about the many, many products with hidden gluten. You also have to be prepared to utilize alternative ingredients and substitutions in your recipes.
Once you get the hang of things, gluten-free diet isn’t a big hardship other than it’s almost impossible to eat out, at least at the great majority of restaurants. Once I found gluten-free beer, the only thing I miss at all is genuine San Francisco sour dought bread.
You’re certainly welcome.
high doses of vitamin c knock out allergies. google it and see. start taking 3-4k mg per day and increase until diarrhea might set in. that’s the threshhold.