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2012-05-24 07:40:16 PM
How exactly is that silly?
 
2012-05-24 07:44:38 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: How exactly is that silly?


Presumably because Gluten free is becoming Faddish. I've seen a lot of raging Hipsters/people my age buy Gluten free because derp. And I asked if they had a Gluten allergy, and they said no. The entire thing is mind numbing.
 
2012-05-24 07:52:15 PM

Modguy: The My Little Pony Killer: How exactly is that silly?

Presumably because Gluten free is becoming Faddish. I've seen a lot of raging Hipsters/people my age buy Gluten free because derp. And I asked if they had a Gluten allergy, and they said no. The entire thing is mind numbing.


Yeah, but those people are a lot of the reason why people who actually do suffer from celiac disease have an easier time finding food they can actually eat nowadays.
 
2012-05-24 07:52:17 PM
Because gluten is the stuff that makes chips and snacks delicious.
 
2012-05-24 08:06:35 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: Modguy: The My Little Pony Killer: How exactly is that silly?

Presumably because Gluten free is becoming Faddish. I've seen a lot of raging Hipsters/people my age buy Gluten free because derp. And I asked if they had a Gluten allergy, and they said no. The entire thing is mind numbing.

Yeah, but those people are a lot of the reason why people who actually do suffer from celiac disease have an easier time finding food they can actually eat nowadays.


That's very true. Nice way of looking at that.
 
Byn
2012-05-24 08:08:54 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: Modguy: The My Little Pony Killer: How exactly is that silly?

Presumably because Gluten free is becoming Faddish. I've seen a lot of raging Hipsters/people my age buy Gluten free because derp. And I asked if they had a Gluten allergy, and they said no. The entire thing is mind numbing.

Yeah, but those people are a lot of the reason why people who actually do suffer from celiac disease have an easier time finding food they can actually eat nowadays.


Brilliant. I like that.
 
2012-05-24 08:18:56 PM
The 29-year-old architect's assistant was never actually tested for a gluten allergy or diagnosed with associated celiac disease. But after complaining to her chiropractor, he suggested she immediately eliminate any products that contained gluten -- the protein in wheat, barley or rye flour.

That's a metric sh*t-load of dumb packed into those two sentences.
 
2012-05-24 08:56:06 PM
Gluten tag?
 
2012-05-24 09:27:44 PM
What's a gluten? Are they made from old horses?
 
2012-05-24 09:28:25 PM
Don't bother.

It's dry and distasteful.

Sorry, butt it is.

Heh.

;)

P.S. Work on that naturally, manufacturers, now, please.
 
2012-05-24 09:31:08 PM
My mother does not understand the people that go gluten free as a fad diet.

She's joked she would kill a baby to be able to eat delicious, delicious gluten again without it making her colon explode.

I suppose I'd best make sure to drink beer whilst I can, since celiac's may be in my future, too...
 
2012-05-24 09:33:32 PM
What junk foods have typically been described as low carb? Certainly not chips or pretzels and the like.
 
2012-05-24 09:33:39 PM
Doesn't eating strictly gluten free food contribute to vitamin deficiencies in normal people?
I don't know, I'm just asking.
 
2012-05-24 09:34:26 PM
I'm not allergic to gluten, but I stayed away from it for a month and dropped 30 pounds. And it wasn't just from avoiding carbs or sugar, which tend to go hand-in-hand with gluten; I was consuming them regularly. Just avoiding bread and other stuff with wheat in it caused me some serious deflation.

So fark the haters. I miss pizza and beer, but I miss a flat stomach more.
 
2012-05-24 09:34:35 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: Modguy: The My Little Pony Killer: How exactly is that silly?

Presumably because Gluten free is becoming Faddish. I've seen a lot of raging Hipsters/people my age buy Gluten free because derp. And I asked if they had a Gluten allergy, and they said no. The entire thing is mind numbing.

Yeah, but those people are a lot of the reason why people who actually do suffer from celiac disease have an easier time finding food they can actually eat nowadays.


Indeed. On the one hand I hate people who buy into food fads, but on the other hand my mother has a severe allergy to wheat and those fad people created a market for such products that is not extremely expensive, as well as the sale of such products at mainstream stores like Kroger.

But they still taste like shiat and the people who eat such food miss out on essential fiber consumption.
 
2012-05-24 09:35:29 PM

Felgraf: My mother does not understand the people that go gluten free as a fad diet.

She's joked she would kill a baby to be able to eat delicious, delicious gluten again without it making her colon explode.

I suppose I'd best make sure to drink beer whilst I can, since celiac's may be in my future, too...


i chew gum instead of meals cause it says right on the package "not a low calorie food".
so i'm sure it has enough calories to meet my needs
 
2012-05-24 09:35:36 PM

Modguy: The My Little Pony Killer: How exactly is that silly?

Presumably because Gluten free is becoming Faddish. I've seen a lot of raging Hipsters/people my age buy Gluten free because derp. And I asked if they had a Gluten allergy, and they said no. The entire thing is mind numbing.


Yep. I recently spoke with a state certified nutritionist who told me that the actual percentage of people who have this allergy is around 1%.
 
2012-05-24 09:35:59 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: Modguy: The My Little Pony Killer: How exactly is that silly?

Presumably because Gluten free is becoming Faddish. I've seen a lot of raging Hipsters/people my age buy Gluten free because derp. And I asked if they had a Gluten allergy, and they said no. The entire thing is mind numbing.

Yeah, but those people are a lot of the reason why people who actually do suffer from celiac disease have an easier time finding food they can actually eat nowadays.



Truth in a small space. My husband has celiac disease, and our lives have been so much easier in the last five years or so.


On the other hand, because it's in vogue, it's still as expensive as ever: just more widely available. As a huge treat, he bought himself a small frozen pizza yesterday: the 8" kind you can get for less than $3 at any grocery store. For him, the gluten-free version: $9.99.


On the third hand, it's probably closer to the actual cost of real, domestic food without fillers or bizarre manufacturing processes, but still: ouch.
 
2012-05-24 09:36:30 PM
My mom kept nagginh me, sure that I had a gluten allergy. Finally I took an allergy test. I'm allergic to practically everything, but not to wheat.
 
2012-05-24 09:37:13 PM

TommyymmoT: Doesn't eating strictly gluten free food contribute to vitamin deficiencies in normal people?
I don't know, I'm just asking.


No, there's nothing essential in wheat (or other gluten bearing grains) that you can't get somewhere else.
 
2012-05-24 09:37:45 PM
Okay... labeling POTATO CHIPS gluten free is clever. Nothing needs to change in the production process, but you get a new selling point.

I don't know how many of these "celiac by proxy" cases are actually celiacs, but when you take it on yourself to avoid such a common allergen your whole diet gets cleaner. Also, common wheat based foods are so adulterated these days it could be any of a number of allergens that you avoid along with gluten.

As far as I can determine I'm only sensitive to sulfites and something in Arby's food not in common use anywhere else.
 
2012-05-24 09:40:56 PM
I'm kinda like the first person in the article, have been suffering for years from bad stomach acid/cramping problems, tried all sorts of OTC and prescription drugs with limited success, and finally out of a lack of things to try said what the hell let's try cutting out gluten. I got much better within a couple weeks, and it's stayed better for a year now. I don't give a crap about the derp, all I care about is my stomach is better. And I'm not extreme about it, I will eat gluten if nothing else reasonable is available, I just don't make a habit of it.

IMO it's worth a try if you have unexplained or not fully controlled gastrointestinal problems. If you don't, you're just being faddish.
 
2012-05-24 09:41:23 PM
As someone with a loved one with a gluten allergy, what concerns me a little is the inevitable derp-fest backlash might result in a special preparation request being accepted by a server and ignored by someone on the food prep staff who thinks it's all "hipster bullshiat".
 
2012-05-24 09:42:30 PM
If there's gluten in your cheese or jerky, you're doing it wrong.

This really has risen to Food Fad heights, though. Like the Atkins diet last decade.
 
2012-05-24 09:43:56 PM
The wife has a wheat allergy and is gluten-free. I don't have one but often go for a few days with out it and I gotta say it does make a diference in a good way. I usually feel lighter and less bloated.

When she first discovered her allergy and went gluten free, I joined her for about 3 weeks and I lost some weight. No beer, sure, but I also snacked less because all good snack foods have gluten. Plus anything that makes you actually think about what you put in your face will help in that area.

There are lost of good gluten free products now. Our local grocery store is family owned and the wife has a wheat allergy..... they have a gluten free alternative to just about anything.
 
2012-05-24 09:44:16 PM

Snatch Bandergrip: I'm not allergic to gluten, but I stayed away from it for a month and dropped 30 pounds. And it wasn't just from avoiding carbs or sugar, which tend to go hand-in-hand with gluten; I was consuming them regularly. Just avoiding bread and other stuff with wheat in it caused me some serious deflation.

So fark the haters. I miss pizza and beer, but I miss a flat stomach more.


I highly doubt gluten alone was responsible for you burning an extra 105,000 calories in a month.
 
2012-05-24 09:44:55 PM

DoctorCal: As someone with a loved one with a gluten allergy, what concerns me a little is the inevitable derp-fest backlash might result in a special preparation request being accepted by a server and ignored by someone on the food prep staff who thinks it's all "hipster bullshiat".


Indeed.

Be respectful to allergies, but otherwise, seriously/

De-gluten means extry sugars...

Die-A-beet-us?

Bam.

;)
 
2012-05-24 09:45:17 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: Modguy: The My Little Pony Killer: How exactly is that silly?

Presumably because Gluten free is becoming Faddish. I've seen a lot of raging Hipsters/people my age buy Gluten free because derp. And I asked if they had a Gluten allergy, and they said no. The entire thing is mind numbing.

Yeah, but those people are a lot of the reason why people who actually do suffer from celiac disease have an easier time finding food they can actually eat nowadays.


You're making me approve of hipsters, you asshole.

balisane: On the other hand, because it's in vogue, it's still as expensive as ever: just more widely available. As a huge treat, he bought himself a small frozen pizza yesterday: the 8" kind you can get for less than $3 at any grocery store. For him, the gluten-free version: $9.99.


Try to find Against The Grain, they're out of VT so I'm not sure what their circulation is outside New England. Still $8-9 but it's real pizza sized and bakes up a lot better than the other prefab GF stuff (the cheese version needs toppings).
 
2012-05-24 09:45:25 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: Modguy: The My Little Pony Killer: How exactly is that silly?

Presumably because Gluten free is becoming Faddish. I've seen a lot of raging Hipsters/people my age buy Gluten free because derp. And I asked if they had a Gluten allergy, and they said no. The entire thing is mind numbing.

Yeah, but those people are a lot of the reason why people who actually do suffer from celiac disease have an easier time finding food they can actually eat nowadays.

=============

I just hope the "free" fad doesn't spread to salt, sugar, and fat, because while it will make it more convenient for diabetics, fatties, and the hypertensive, the rest of us will be stuck eating food that tastes like cardboard.

I'm still annoyed about the ongoing MSG scare. There was no real proof that MSG was bad for you (or else half of Asia would have a headache right now) yet many food manufacturers took it out, and instead added lots of extra salt (which IS proven to cause alot of problems) to compensate.
 
2012-05-24 09:45:48 PM
Hey if you want to be gluten-free go for it. Doesn't matter to me at all.

I'm just saddened by all the people that read something on some stupid blog and then go on and on about how it's so bad for you, and how they suddenly feel amazing now and how you need to change your diet oh and something about Monsato and the FDA being evil.

Like anything else, do what you want but don't try to convince me that gluten is going to kill me faster than my smoking is...
 
2012-05-24 09:47:04 PM

machoprogrammer: Snatch Bandergrip: I'm not allergic to gluten, but I stayed away from it for a month and dropped 30 pounds. And it wasn't just from avoiding carbs or sugar, which tend to go hand-in-hand with gluten; I was consuming them regularly. Just avoiding bread and other stuff with wheat in it caused me some serious deflation.

So fark the haters. I miss pizza and beer, but I miss a flat stomach more.

I highly doubt gluten alone was responsible for you burning an extra 105,000 calories in a month.


i believe it. gluten free means smaller portion sizes. look at Domino's gluten free pizza. only comes in Small.

and it's a smaller small than their regular gluten small
 
2012-05-24 09:47:38 PM
I don't have an allergy per se, but I can tell if I had a high gluten product - bread, etc. I get real gassy.
Problem is I am a homebrewer and have no intention of brewing a gluten free beer.
But there are recipes out there for a good gluten free beer using white sorghum syrup.
 
2012-05-24 09:48:16 PM
I have a bottle of shampoo that prominently says "Gluten Free." If eating shampoo is causing you gastrointestinal distress, I guess it's nice to know it's not the gluten.
 
2012-05-24 09:49:12 PM

DoctorCal: As someone with a loved one with a gluten allergy, what concerns me a little is the inevitable derp-fest backlash might result in a special preparation request being accepted by a server and ignored by someone on the food prep staff who thinks it's all "hipster bullshiat".


If you have specific dietary needs, you probably shouldn't out. I'm a vegetarian and I've figured that out.
 
2012-05-24 09:49:22 PM
There is no doubt in my mind that gluten allergies and the like exist. People much smarter than I have studied this sh*t and diagnosed people- it's a real thing, I am sure. And every day I am thankful that I don't have anything resembling that particular affliction.

However:

I know a couple folks right now who claim that if they eat anything with gluten in it, they will surely die. Everything has to be gluten-free. If I am eating something, they will mention that it is not gluten-free. Which should not matter. Because it is mine. Normally, I wouldn't care. To each their own. I've lived in an apartment with vegetarians that did the same sort of thing. I even had to have a separate refrigerator for my many pounds of murder. And that's fine- people gots convictions, you know? It's all good.

Except I specifically remember pizza Fridays not too many years ago where Mr. and Mrs. Gluten-Free were always at the front of the line no matter what we ordered out. I ordered the pizzas. I remember this. I remember making bread for everybody. Straight up chock-full-of-gluten flour, most of the time. And I saw them the next day, stomach and intestines in tact.

So!

I have to be honest, I don't know if a gluten allergy or sensitivity can be developed or triggered by medication or surgery or age or... what. They might be totally above board for all I know.

But I have my suspicions that their allergy was contracted from the internet, if you know what I mean.
 
2012-05-24 09:49:35 PM
FTA: But after complaining to her chiropractor, he suggested she immediately eliminate any products that contained gluten -- the protein in wheat, barley or rye flour.

Oh for fark's sake, why not ask a real doctor and get tested? You can get acid reflux a number of ways, including by eating too many carbs. If that's the case, she's going to be in for a nasty surprise when she eats a big bag of potato chips.
 
2012-05-24 09:49:39 PM

Leopold Stotch: TommyymmoT: Doesn't eating strictly gluten free food contribute to vitamin deficiencies in normal people?
I don't know, I'm just asking.

No, there's nothing essential in wheat (or other gluten bearing grains) that you can't get somewhere else.


I realize that, but who feels like hunting for it? Also, the majority of Americans just want convenience, so I doubt they'll go out of their way to compensate for it, rather than just eat what's most available.
 
2012-05-24 09:50:30 PM

TommyymmoT: The My Little Pony Killer: Modguy: The My Little Pony Killer: How exactly is that silly?

Presumably because Gluten free is becoming Faddish. I've seen a lot of raging Hipsters/people my age buy Gluten free because derp. And I asked if they had a Gluten allergy, and they said no. The entire thing is mind numbing.

Yeah, but those people are a lot of the reason why people who actually do suffer from celiac disease have an easier time finding food they can actually eat nowadays.
=============

I just hope the "free" fad doesn't spread to salt, sugar, and fat, because while it will make it more convenient for diabetics, fatties, and the hypertensive, the rest of us will be stuck eating food that tastes like cardboard.

I'm still annoyed about the ongoing MSG scare. There was no real proof that MSG was bad for you (or else half of Asia would have a headache right now) yet many food manufacturers took it out, and instead added lots of extra salt (which IS proven to cause alot of problems) to compensate.


CSB

10 years ago, I suffered from bad headaches. I kept getting them all the time and the doctor and I thought it was tension. Then, I had heard that MSG might cause headaches in some people. So I decided to try cutting out MSG. Almost immediately, my headaches stopped (all the spices in my cabinet had MSG in them so once I stopped using them, the headaches stopped).

So maybe nothing is proven but for me, MSG definitely makes me sick and I avoid it (and I don't add extra salt to compensate, just other herbs instead).
 
2012-05-24 09:50:38 PM
Ohhhh, I see we're working on another stupid adaptation. Wait til we're all allergic to corn. We're farked.
 
2012-05-24 09:51:16 PM

Shostie: The 29-year-old architect's assistant was never actually tested for a gluten allergy or diagnosed with associated celiac disease. But after complaining to her chiropractor, he suggested she immediately eliminate any products that contained gluten -- the protein in wheat, barley or rye flour.

That's a metric sh*t-load of dumb packed into those two sentences.


What? Doesn't everyone take dietary recommendations from their chiropractor?
 
2012-05-24 09:51:26 PM

machoprogrammer: Snatch Bandergrip: I'm not allergic to gluten, but I stayed away from it for a month and dropped 30 pounds. And it wasn't just from avoiding carbs or sugar, which tend to go hand-in-hand with gluten; I was consuming them regularly. Just avoiding bread and other stuff with wheat in it caused me some serious deflation.

So fark the haters. I miss pizza and beer, but I miss a flat stomach more.

I highly doubt gluten alone was responsible for you burning an extra 105,000 calories in a month.


I did sort of the same thing, but switched to wine/cider/mead instead of beer, and also cut out the wheat grains and ate quinoa instead. I lost a considerable amount of weight (not 30 pounds), but enough to notice a difference. My belly definitely got smaller.
 
2012-05-24 09:51:43 PM

rhondajeremy: TommyymmoT: The My Little Pony Killer: Modguy: The My Little Pony Killer: How exactly is that silly?

Presumably because Gluten free is becoming Faddish. I've seen a lot of raging Hipsters/people my age buy Gluten free because derp. And I asked if they had a Gluten allergy, and they said no. The entire thing is mind numbing.

Yeah, but those people are a lot of the reason why people who actually do suffer from celiac disease have an easier time finding food they can actually eat nowadays.
=============

I just hope the "free" fad doesn't spread to salt, sugar, and fat, because while it will make it more convenient for diabetics, fatties, and the hypertensive, the rest of us will be stuck eating food that tastes like cardboard.

I'm still annoyed about the ongoing MSG scare. There was no real proof that MSG was bad for you (or else half of Asia would have a headache right now) yet many food manufacturers took it out, and instead added lots of extra salt (which IS proven to cause alot of problems) to compensate.

CSB

10 years ago, I suffered from bad headaches. I kept getting them all the time and the doctor and I thought it was tension. Then, I had heard that MSG might cause headaches in some people. So I decided to try cutting out MSG. Almost immediately, my headaches stopped (all the alot of the spices in my cabinet had MSG in them so once I stopped using them, the headaches stopped).

So maybe nothing is proven but for me, MSG definitely makes me sick and I avoid it (and I don't add extra salt to compensate, just other herbs instead).


Sorry, fixed.
 
2012-05-24 09:52:46 PM
FTFA:
"The 29-year-old architect's assistant was never actually tested for a gluten allergy or diagnosed with associated celiac disease. But after complaining to her chiropractor, he suggested she immediately eliminate any products that contained gluten -- the protein in wheat, barley or rye flour."

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I'm doing the best I can, sir.
 
2012-05-24 09:53:42 PM

machoprogrammer: I highly doubt gluten alone was responsible for you burning an extra 105,000 calories in a month.


I wouldn't say it was entirely responsible, but it certainly accelerated the weight loss.
 
2012-05-24 09:55:14 PM
Gluten gleeben glotten globan.
 
2012-05-24 09:56:22 PM

vudukungfu: Gluten gleeben glotten globan.


Yeeeeeaaaaahhhhhh!!!!!

*cue eighties rock*

;)
 
2012-05-24 09:56:42 PM

TommyymmoT: Leopold Stotch: TommyymmoT: Doesn't eating strictly gluten free food contribute to vitamin deficiencies in normal people?
I don't know, I'm just asking.

No, there's nothing essential in wheat (or other gluten bearing grains) that you can't get somewhere else.

I realize that, but who feels like hunting for it? Also, the majority of Americans just want convenience, so I doubt they'll go out of their way to compensate for it, rather than just eat what's most available.


Well that's the question you asked. Meat, eggs, dairy, veggies, fruit, and nuts are all gluten free, and there are hundreds of varieties! You can even have rice if you are craving some grains.
 
2012-05-24 09:57:02 PM

Indubitably: *cue eighties rock*


Link
 
2012-05-24 09:57:49 PM
I sincerely hope that eating a gluten free diet when it's not necessary will cause pancreatic cancer. Weapons grade willfull stupidity deserves to hurt that bad
 
2012-05-24 09:58:51 PM

rhondajeremy: TommyymmoT: The My Little Pony Killer: Modguy: The My Little Pony Killer: How exactly is that silly?

Presumably because Gluten free is becoming Faddish. I've seen a lot of raging Hipsters/people my age buy Gluten free because derp. And I asked if they had a Gluten allergy, and they said no. The entire thing is mind numbing.

Yeah, but those people are a lot of the reason why people who actually do suffer from celiac disease have an easier time finding food they can actually eat nowadays.
=============

I just hope the "free" fad doesn't spread to salt, sugar, and fat, because while it will make it more convenient for diabetics, fatties, and the hypertensive, the rest of us will be stuck eating food that tastes like cardboard.

I'm still annoyed about the ongoing MSG scare. There was no real proof that MSG was bad for you (or else half of Asia would have a headache right now) yet many food manufacturers took it out, and instead added lots of extra salt (which IS proven to cause alot of problems) to compensate.

CSB

10 years ago, I suffered from bad headaches. I kept getting them all the time and the doctor and I thought it was tension. Then, I had heard that MSG might cause headaches in some people. So I decided to try cutting out MSG. Almost immediately, my headaches stopped (all the spices in my cabinet had MSG in them so once I stopped using them, the headaches stopped).

So maybe nothing is proven but for me, MSG definitely makes me sick and I avoid it (and I don't add extra salt to compensate, just other herbs instead).


It may be just the sodium in MSG. Some people are very sensitive to it and sodium spikes their blood pressure, which certainly can cause headaches.
 
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