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Gluten Alert: Many more people are gluten insensitive than is commonly believed
The Hindu ^ | March 25, 2012 | The Hindu

Posted on 03/25/2012 5:36:09 PM PDT by James C. Bennett

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To: muawiyah

Isn’t it all so interesting?

The only wheat I’ve had (unless it was hidden in a restaurant dish, I have eaten Asian, etc a few times) since September 2010 were the two”bits” of matzah I was required to eat last year at the two Seders.

This year I found some gluten free matzah. The sad thing is, it says kosher for Passover but not for use for religious purposes. I feel that Gd wanted us to live through the commandments and not be made sick by them. I will use the gluten free matzah anyway. The only night I had acid reflux was the first night I had matzah. Never had it before. It scared me so much- I woke up unable to breathe. (I was pregnant)

And I love the “ritual” of challah and the after bread prayer (birkat hamazon). I miss it.

But I won’t go back to gluten.


51 posted on 03/25/2012 8:39:38 PM PDT by Yaelle (Santorum 2012 - our sole chance to stop the Rominee)
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To: Ken H

I believe you have that backwards. He is a punishment for gluten.


52 posted on 03/25/2012 8:43:18 PM PDT by Principle Over Politics (Romney 2012 is McCain 2008. No more RINOs!)
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To: Coldwater Creek

I ended up taking two antibiotics for a micro plasma bacterial infection on my lungs. This was followed by some new sickness every week for 6 month’s. When I could not swallow they finally diagnosed it as celiacs. Within three days of not being on gluten I felt like I was on speed I had so much energy. A month later some one I know gave me something that had gluten in it. In twenty minutes I went to sleep and slept for 18 hours. This was after my hands felt like they were on fire and I got cramps. There was maybe a cheese it worth of gluten in what I ate. Now I check everything including my medicine. I won’t eat out either and I don’t eat anything someone has made. I can tell when something has any gluten in it.


53 posted on 03/25/2012 8:44:16 PM PDT by jimpick
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To: No Socialist

Getting gluten out of my diet changed my life and got my autoimmune disease under control after 12 years of struggling with depression and fatigue symptoms.

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I’m hoping to hear you went with Geico and saved tons of money on your insurance, too! /jk


54 posted on 03/25/2012 8:54:55 PM PDT by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: James C. Bennett
After going through all sorts of tests and eliminating all sorts of things, including gluten from my diet, it became evident that the intense itching I had on my arm was from my statin. It took several years of dermatologists and the whole battery of allergy tests to finally pinpoint the problem. So glad it wasn't gluten.
55 posted on 03/25/2012 9:16:44 PM PDT by AUsome Joy
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To: James C. Bennett

And just to add a little fuel to the fire..Where does a lot of our wheat gluten coming from?
That’s right, China. Adulterated? Wouldn’t surprise me in the least.
Remember this? IIRC the ‘secret’ ingredient was melamine.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration blocked imports of wheat gluten from a Chinese company Monday. The agency identified the company as the source of the tainted wheat gluten that caused a massive pet-food recall last week.....


56 posted on 03/26/2012 5:03:54 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: Just mythoughts
The problem is the plant has been studied for only two reasons ~ (1) it's use as medicine in ancient times, and (2) it's occurrence as a pest.

So, it has great value and yet should be burned out before it kills you.

57 posted on 03/26/2012 6:35:11 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: James C. Bennett

Does this include beer?


58 posted on 03/26/2012 2:54:22 PM PDT by Excellence (9/11 was an act of faith.)
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To: James C. Bennett

Many more Americans are food hypochondriacs then is commonly believed.


59 posted on 03/26/2012 4:30:26 PM PDT by ravager
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To: ravager

I believe you are correct.


60 posted on 03/26/2012 4:34:31 PM PDT by beandog (Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand)
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To: No Socialist
Getting gluten out of my diet changed my life and got my autoimmune disease under control after 12 years of struggling with depression and fatigue symptoms.
I love that restaurants are starting to catch on and offer good gluten free alternatives.
I HATE that hollywood and TV seem to think it’s cool to paint gluten free people as the jerks and losers in their entertainment.
People who just “try” gluten free to see if they feel better or can lose a little weight are also damaging the restaurant experience, because they don’t worry about “a little” gluten or cross contamination. As a result, restaurants don’t always think they have to worry about cross contamination. Those of us that are gluten sensitive (tested and medically verified) and have health problems from it, even cross contamination takes me at least a week to feel good again.
Anyway, please don’t make fun of Gluten Free people. You don’t know the h*ll to food supply in this country causes us.

What words did I use to make you think I was making fun of gluten free people???? I am clueless.
I made the comment that Novak Djokovich discovered that HE was gluten intolerant, stopped eating gluten and STEPPED UP his tennis game so much that he is now and still the number one tennis player in the world.
How is THAT mocking gluten free people????

61 posted on 03/26/2012 7:10:32 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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