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2012-05-24 09:59:30 PM  
I regularly eat gluten free snacks, like bacon and steak and eggs
 
2012-05-24 09:59:38 PM  

rhondajeremy: 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.


I know for me large quanities of msg makes me sick to my stomach, but not like I want to puke, but pains. So I avoid anything that deals with high levels of msg. Some doses doesn't bother me, but a lot does.

Also aspartame fake sweetener crap gives me headaches like crazy. Don't know why either.
 
2012-05-24 10:00:03 PM  

revrendjim: 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.


or bi-polar rage.
 
2012-05-24 10:00:10 PM  

revrendjim: 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.


it may just be the gay in gay. eat food don't care what it's in it

if you have problems just pop a St. John's Wort
 
2012-05-24 10:00:25 PM  
I tried a gluten-free sorghum beer once. Tasted like a bum's nutsack.
 
2012-05-24 10:01:56 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: 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


Do not will pain upon others, friend.

You knock on a door you don't want to open.

;)
 
2012-05-24 10:03:52 PM  

malaktaus: I tried a gluten-free sorghum beer once. Tasted like a bum's nutsack.


So,

I hesitate to ask:

How do you know what a bum's nutsack tastes like?

Please explicate.

Thank you.

;)
 
2012-05-24 10:05:32 PM  

sleeps in trees: My son has celiac and autism. First thing my husband did was find gluten free beer so "the kid can have some fun. Priorities, woman, priorities."


Trees, you know what I've said b4 re: this reveal.

Love, darlin'.

Always.

;)
 
2012-05-24 10:06:25 PM  

Indubitably: malaktaus: I tried a gluten-free sorghum beer once. Tasted like a bum's nutsack.

So,

I hesitate to ask:

How do you know what a bum's nutsack tastes like?

Please explicate.

Thank you.

;)


He lives in New Mexico. That should be a sufficient explanation.
 
2012-05-24 10:06:53 PM  

malaktaus: I tried a gluten-free sorghum beer once. Tasted like a bum's nutsack.


Anheuser-Busch's Redbridge is awful. Try to find Bard's or New Planet if you want a decent GF beer.

//Wife's gluten-intolerant, which means I basically eat gluten-free. I don't mind it too much. I do drink regular beer, though- not like anyone else in the house has to share. As a matter of fact, they can keep their hands off my Harpoon IPA, and my Icehouse.
 
2012-05-24 10:08:28 PM  

Smeggy Smurf: 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


Pal, with rage issues like that, you may need to cut certain foods out of your diet.
 
2012-05-24 10:08:32 PM  

vudukungfu: Gluten gleeben glotten globan.


Your Offspring will get a kick out of these replies.
 
2012-05-24 10:08:40 PM  

Leopold Stotch: 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.

=========================
I hope you don't think it was snark, because it most certainly wasn't, and IThank You for answering my question.
My whole contention though was that most people are not going to want to look for alternatives.
For alot of people, lunch, for example, is eating a sandwich. They don't know why they eat a sandwich, they just do.
They don't think about the fact that a well made sandwich contains most of the food groups and that they are arranged in sandwich for for convenience, and portability.

It's a microwave world, and if a box says "meal" on it, then that's what's in it, and they welcome that simplicity, because hey, thinking is hard.
 
2012-05-24 10:08:41 PM  

Indubitably: malaktaus: I tried a gluten-free sorghum beer once. Tasted like a bum's nutsack.

So,

I hesitate to ask:

How do you know what a bum's nutsack tastes like?

Please explicate.

Thank you.

;)


In this economy you do what you have to do.
 
2012-05-24 10:10:13 PM  

rhondajeremy: all the spices in my cabinet had MSG in them so once I stopped using them, the headaches stopped


What the fark spices were you using that had MSG in them? Did you buy them at the dollar store or something?
 
2012-05-24 10:11:35 PM  

davidphogan: vudukungfu: Gluten gleeben glotten globan.

Your Offspring will get a kick out of these replies.


Provided they don't go Def first.
 
2012-05-24 10:12:11 PM  

malaktaus: I tried a gluten-free sorghum beer once. Tasted like a bum's nutsack.


jrarcieri.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-05-24 10:13:06 PM  

actualhuman:
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).


I'll definitely look for it! We're just in NYC, so somebody has to be carrying it - though they're probably in Brooklyn, ugh. Damned hipsters.
 
2012-05-24 10:13:56 PM  

WhippingBoy: davidphogan: vudukungfu: Gluten gleeben glotten globan.

Your Offspring will get a kick out of these replies.

Provided they don't go Def first.


That was kind of an off-handed remark.
 
2012-05-24 10:15:49 PM  
I want low carb snacks!

/I hate pork rinds
//lost 22lbs so far!
 
2012-05-24 10:16:32 PM  
*teef*
 
2012-05-24 10:17:03 PM  
From an article I read a while back, apparently the US Cycling Team's dietician switched the riders to a gluten free diet. The reasoning was that humans' ability to digest wheat gluten is a relatively recent evolutionary adaptation and that compared to other foods, we're still relatively inefficient at digesting it (using more resources and blocking ready digestion of other nutrients). After switching to a gluten free diet, the cycling team noticed marked improvement in a number of areas. It's all a little grey now as it must have been almost two years since I read the article, but if you're interested you can probably find it somewhere. So whether or not you're a world class cyclist, there is likely a measure of benefit to eating gluten free- not just in terms of athletic performance, but also in terms of helping you absorb all the nutrients necessary for healthy cell replication.
Incidentally- there's more than one condition associated with gluten. There's celiac, as mentioned, which is an autoimmune response to wheat where your body attacks the cilia in your guts. There's gluten intolerance, where basically your body thinks gluten is poison. It doesn't attack itself, but you get the shiats really bad if you eat enough for your body to "recognize the poison." For example I can handle a 6 pack, but a bite of pizza and I'm not going anywhere for a day without a preplanned route of suitable public toilets at 7 mile intervals...Then there's gluten allergy- which is like any other allergy...
 
2012-05-24 10:19:02 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.


30 lbs in a month? Hate to break it to you, but even if the scale really did tell you that, there's no way you lost 30 lbs of fat that quickly...or even close to it. That's a caloric deficit of about 3500 per day.

And since 30 lbs brought you down to a flat stomach, I'd wager you weren't morbidly
obese, making your claim even more suspect.
 
2012-05-24 10:20:32 PM  

Walliser: The reasoning was that humans' ability to digest wheat gluten is a relatively recent evolutionary adaptation and that compared to other foods, we're still relatively inefficient at digesting it (using more resources and blocking ready digestion of other nutrients).


If you think about it, pretty much any food other than nuts, berries, fruits and unprocessed meat would be difficult to digest, since agriculture is only about 12,000 years old.
 
2012-05-24 10:25:34 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.


True, there are many jackasses who go gluten free because they think its a diet. It's not.

That said, the allergy is hugely on the rise. Or rather, the proper diagnoses of it. Now that the tests are easier, and the doctors are better educated about when to look for it, more are finding out they are either all the way celiac or gluten-intolerant.

But it's one allergy/whathaveyou that you don't want. I don't get why anyone would voluntarily avoid gluten, there's plenty who can't have it who'd love to eat it...
 
2012-05-24 10:25:42 PM  

remscheld: 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.

30 lbs in a month? Hate to break it to you, but even if the scale really did tell you that, there's no way you lost 30 lbs of fat that quickly...or even close to it. That's a caloric deficit of about 3500 per day.

And since 30 lbs brought you down to a flat stomach, I'd wager you weren't morbidly
obese, making your claim even more suspect.


30 is a bit much, but if you cut out grains, fruit, and dairy, and stick to protein, non-starchy veg and legumes, you could lose 20 in a month. 7 easy the first week, as the water weight goes, and 4 pounds a week after that. It's not about calories in calories out, it's about what your body absorbs, and the insulemic reponse.
 
2012-05-24 10:26:10 PM  

remscheld: 30 lbs in a month? Hate to break it to you, but even if the scale really did tell you that, there's no way you lost 30 lbs of fat that quickly...or even close to it. That's a caloric deficit of about 3500 per day.

And since 30 lbs brought you down to a flat stomach, I'd wager you weren't morbidly
obese, making your claim even more suspect.


Like I said upthread, I've been dieting and exercising, and the progress has been slow and steady, but when I cut wheat out of my diet, the pounds started flying off. I don't have a flat stomach yet, but I'm closer than I've been in years.
 
2012-05-24 10:26:40 PM  

rebelyell2006: Walliser: The reasoning was that humans' ability to digest wheat gluten is a relatively recent evolutionary adaptation and that compared to other foods, we're still relatively inefficient at digesting it (using more resources and blocking ready digestion of other nutrients).

If you think about it, pretty much any food other than nuts, berries, fruits and unprocessed meat would be difficult to digest, since agriculture is only about 12,000 years old.


I think you're right. Vegetables too.
I don't run around with a raging boner proselytizing the paleo diet or anything, but I know a few people who are working through pretty incredible transformations following the paleo diet and exercising regularly. I try to eat greens, colors, natural meats, etc because I think its healthier (and because wheat jacks my guts up), but my level of commitment is somewhere between half-assed and no-assed...
 
2012-05-24 10:28:09 PM  

revrendjim: WhippingBoy: davidphogan: vudukungfu: Gluten gleeben glotten globan.

Your Offspring will get a kick out of these replies.

Provided they don't go Def first.

That was kind of an off-handed remark.


Alright, I've got something to say...
 
2012-05-24 10:29:29 PM  

IamAwake: rhondajeremy: all the spices in my cabinet had MSG in them so once I stopped using them, the headaches stopped

What the fark spices were you using that had MSG in them? Did you buy them at the dollar store or something?


You'd be surprised what has MSG in them. Hell, cinnamon sugar has wheat flour randomly added to it for some reason. What should be cinnamon + sugar is often those two plus flour for some stupid reason.

Also, "baked" potato chips often have MSG.. they look from the packaging like they'd be healthier but you'd be better off sometimes with the usual fried stuff (specifically, those jackasses at Lay's do this).
 
2012-05-24 10:30:29 PM  
Paleo thread without even knowing it. www.Whole9life.com. Working for me.
 
2012-05-24 10:31:16 PM  
As long as they don't fark with Cheetos, I'm cool.
 
2012-05-24 10:31:39 PM  
I was diagnosed with celiac disease about a year and a half ago (getting scoped sucks). Even in that short time the explosion in available gluten free food on the market is amazing. The funny part is, of all the other people I know who actually have celiac disease, almost none of them (myself included), eat much commercially prepared food at all - regardless of whether it's supposedly gluten free.
 
2012-05-24 10:32:42 PM  

vudukungfu: Gluten gleeben glotten globan.


Give it to me baby.
 
2012-05-24 10:32:54 PM  

knbber2: Because gluten is the stuff that makes chips and snacks delicious.


Uh, usually no it's not. Wheat in chips makes no sense. Usually chips do not have gluten anyways, unless they're the whole wheat "health" ones, or MSG has been added. Gluten is rarely the tasty part, its the filler part. You can't taste gluten.
 
2012-05-24 10:33:11 PM  

Leopold Stotch: What junk foods have typically been described as low carb? Certainly not chips or pretzels and the like.


Pork rinds. And no, you can't have any of mine.

/better with a hair still attached
 
2012-05-24 10:34:07 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.


To lose that many calories in a month you'd nearly need to DIAF. ;)
 
2012-05-24 10:35:31 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, you're thinking of veganism or something like that. Gluten can come in stuff with nice nutrients (though rarely vitamins) but gluten itself is not really helpful or harmful to the non-gluten-intolerant.
 
2012-05-24 10:35:38 PM  

vossiewulf: 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.


Same here. I was tested for celiac but it came out negative, but it was one of the things I experimented cutting out because I had a bunch of brutal and hideous GI symptoms. It didn't make much of a difference in my case, so I still eat wheat now and then. But I don't see the point of eating something if it causes gastro or other health problems, and there's nothing healthy about diets high in refined starches to start with.

Calling yourself a celiac if you're not is obnoxious, but there really are plenty of people who have non-allergic food intolerances. And since they're probably the experts on their own intestinal issues I think everyone else should mind their own business...
 
2012-05-24 10:36:29 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

I made it that far into TFA
 
2012-05-24 10:37:47 PM  

revrendjim: 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.


That's hilarious.
 
2012-05-24 10:39:00 PM  

Britney Spear's Speculum: 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

I made it that far into TFA


I surprised she didn't use her psychic powers to resolve this...
 
2012-05-24 10:39:28 PM  

Hebalo: remscheld: 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.

30 lbs in a month? Hate to break it to you, but even if the scale really did tell you that, there's no way you lost 30 lbs of fat that quickly...or even close to it. That's a caloric deficit of about 3500 per day.

And since 30 lbs brought you down to a flat stomach, I'd wager you weren't morbidly
obese, making your claim even more suspect.

30 is a bit much, but if you cut out grains, fruit, and dairy, and stick to protein, non-starchy veg and legumes, you could lose 20 in a month. 7 easy the first week, as the water weight goes, and 4 pounds a week after that. It's not about calories in calories out, it's about what your body absorbs, and the insulemic reponse.


why not just take senna every day and poop out the fat (water). i bet you could lose 60 lbs that way
 
2012-05-24 10:40:14 PM  

rebelyell2006: Walliser: The reasoning was that humans' ability to digest wheat gluten is a relatively recent evolutionary adaptation and that compared to other foods, we're still relatively inefficient at digesting it (using more resources and blocking ready digestion of other nutrients).

If you think about it, pretty much any food other than nuts, berries, fruits and unprocessed meat would be difficult to digest, since agriculture is only about 12,000 years old.


*Groan*

The biggest issue I have with paleo is that our ancestors lived all over the farking place. It's not like my paleolithic Scandinavian ancestors were chowing down on farking avocados or carrots or jicama, yet these are a-OK for paleo. What?!

If you're going to come up with a dietary regime based on adaptability to the human digestive system, I'm all for it. Just don't drown it in pseudo-evolutionary biology...
 
2012-05-24 10:41:16 PM  

MayContainHorseGluten: revrendjim: 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.

That's hilarious.


Actually, a lot of shampoos have wheat ingredients and some celiacs really are that sensitive.
 
2012-05-24 10:43:29 PM  

MayContainHorseGluten: 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.

True, there are many jackasses who go gluten free because they think its a diet. It's not.

That said, the allergy is hugely on the rise. Or rather, the proper diagnoses of it. Now that the tests are easier, and the doctors are better educated about when to look for it, more are finding out they are either all the way celiac or gluten-intolerant.

But it's one allergy/whathaveyou that you don't want. I don't get why anyone would voluntarily avoid gluten, there's plenty who can't have it who'd love to eat it...

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

I've wondered about that.
5 years ago, you heard the word "celiac", pretty much never, and now, there are entire supermarket aisles devoted to it.
Same with peanuts. When I was growing up, I didn't know a single person with a peanut allergy, and now, I see signs warning of their presence even more than I used to those signs warning that a microwave was in use.

I am in no way questioning whether these conditions are legit, I'm just wondering why there is such a spike in reported cases.

Might the reason be environmental? Different diagnostics?
 
2012-05-24 10:45:07 PM  

bobbette: rebelyell2006: Walliser: The reasoning was that humans' ability to digest wheat gluten is a relatively recent evolutionary adaptation and that compared to other foods, we're still relatively inefficient at digesting it (using more resources and blocking ready digestion of other nutrients).

If you think about it, pretty much any food other than nuts, berries, fruits and unprocessed meat would be difficult to digest, since agriculture is only about 12,000 years old.

*Groan*

The biggest issue I have with paleo is that our ancestors lived all over the farking place. It's not like my paleolithic Scandinavian ancestors were chowing down on farking avocados or carrots or jicama, yet these are a-OK for paleo. What?!

If you're going to come up with a dietary regime based on adaptability to the human digestive system, I'm all for it. Just don't drown it in pseudo-evolutionary biology...


Honestly I've never heard of a specific "paleo" fad, but I have read about the history of agriculture. Do carrots naturally appear in large amounts in the wild? How many vegetables became widespread after the spread of agriculture? I cannot really imagine pre-agriculture societies pulling up random plants to see if their roots are edible.
 
2012-05-24 10:46:19 PM  

TommyymmoT: MayContainHorseGluten: 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.

True, there are many jackasses who go gluten free because they think its a diet. It's not.

That said, the allergy is hugely on the rise. Or rather, the proper diagnoses of it. Now that the tests are easier, and the doctors are better educated about when to look for it, more are finding out they are either all the way celiac or gluten-intolerant.

But it's one allergy/whathaveyou that you don't want. I don't get why anyone would voluntarily avoid gluten, there's plenty who can't have it who'd love to eat it...
================

I've wondered about that.
5 years ago, you heard the word "celiac", pretty much never, and now, there are entire supermarket aisles devoted to it.
Same with peanuts. When I was growing up, I didn't know a single person with a peanut allergy, and now, I see signs warning of their presence even more than I used to those signs warning that a microwave was in use.

I am in no way questioning whether these conditions are legit, I'm just wondering why there is such a spike in reported cases.

Might the reason be environmental? Different diagnostics?


Diagnosis. Same reason Autism is up. Plus most of those peanut allergy kids used to just die in the olden days which is why old folks always bullshiat that "they never knew anyone like that in school".
 
2012-05-24 10:48:29 PM  

bobbette: MayContainHorseGluten: revrendjim: 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.

That's hilarious.

Actually, a lot of shampoos have wheat ingredients and some celiacs really are that sensitive.


The label isnt for celiacs. People with celiac disease won't react unless the consume it. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder, not an allergy, where the body reacts to gluten by, basically, trying to destroy part of the small intestine. People with a wheat allergy that is gluten specific will have a histamine based skin reaction if they touch it.
 
2012-05-24 10:49:29 PM  

balisane: 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 gripping hand, it's probably closer to the actual cost of real, domestic food without fillers or bizarre manufacturing processes, but still: ouch.


FTFM
 
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