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2012-05-25 05:38:06 AM

Gyrfalcon: There's no reason to assume the worst and go "gluten free" and bother all your friends--just reducing the amount of bread-type stuff you eat can make a big difference. Corn tortillas and potato bread can do wonders.


I said I'm not religious about it and certainly don't bother anyone else with it, I'm pretty much gluten free in my house but I will eat whatever is put in front of me if I'm eating at someone else's. I only seem to have issues if I make lots of wheat part of my daily diet, long as I avoid it at home I'm fine. True celiac's folks have a right to avoid it in all cases but the folks who are gluten free because someone told them it was good definitely should not be inflicting that on others.
 
2012-05-25 06:11:57 AM
I'm trying Gluten Free right now because I've heard it can help with psoriasis in some people. No clue if it'll help mine but at this point I'll try anything.
 
2012-05-25 07:45:26 AM
There are a phenomenal amount of retards in this thread who have stumbled on a traditional low carb diet and think they're losing weight because they're "gluten-free." It isn't the gluten - you just aren't eating complex carbohydrates. You don't have an allergy, you're just farking retarded.
 
2012-05-25 07:46:27 AM
People that need gluten free everything are attention whores that never should have been able to survive outside the womb. These pansies need to either toughen up or just die off already.

NOT EVERYTHING NEEDS TO BE GLUTEN FREE, YOU STUPID, LAME, BROKEN farkS!
 
2012-05-25 08:02:59 AM
If you really think you're "allergic to gluten" just join the Darwin parade.

Gimme a freakin' break. We've been eating wheat for THOUSANDS of years.

/Pussies.
 
2012-05-25 08:04:15 AM

fudgefactor7: People that need gluten free everything are attention whores that never should have been able to survive outside the womb. These pansies need to either toughen up or just die off already.

NOT EVERYTHING NEEDS TO BE GLUTEN FREE, YOU STUPID, LAME, BROKEN farkS!


Indeed.
 
2012-05-25 08:06:28 AM

BioStormX: I'm trying Gluten Free right now because I've heard it can help with psoriasis in some people. No clue if it'll help mine but at this point I'll try anything.


Good luck with that. Yeah I'm sure it's gluten.

/(Rolls eyes)
 
2012-05-25 08:47:31 AM

SoxSweepAgain: If you really think you're "allergic to gluten" just join the Darwin parade.

Gimme a freakin' break. We've been eating wheat for THOUSANDS of years.

/Pussies.


And we were NOT eating wheat for a MILLION years before that. Longer if you go back to our primate ancestors. Greens, roots, fruit, insects, and other animals were on the menu, but not wheat.
 
2012-05-25 08:48:58 AM
Oh. I thought they were inventing new junk food that's gluten-free. I don't know that marketing potato chips (which are, after all, gluten free) as gluten-free is such a bad idea.

(Psssst - just because it's gluten-free doesn't mean it's good for you.)
 
2012-05-25 08:53:50 AM

Warrener: revrendjim: Gluten was the principal protein source for the Roman Empire, and hence Western Civilization, which makes it kind of ironic to see white people treating it like poison.

Have you ever read Guns, Germs, and Steel? It's pretty neat and makes a very strong case for calorie/acre being the determining factor for cultural dominance.


A very concise version of his ideas can be found here:
Link
 
2012-05-25 09:00:09 AM

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.


THIS. I have a mild allergy that sometimes causes me to experience indigestion and sort of bad bloating. I used to just ignore it and deal with it, but in the past two years the number of gluten free products has increased like 100 fold. Thanks, hipsters!
 
2012-05-25 09:11:55 AM

Leopold Stotch: SoxSweepAgain: If you really think you're "allergic to gluten" just join the Darwin parade.

Gimme a freakin' break. We've been eating wheat for THOUSANDS of years.

/Pussies.

And we were NOT eating wheat for a MILLION years before that. Longer if you go back to our primate ancestors. Greens, roots, fruit, insects, and other animals were on the menu, but not wheat.


And your point is?

This gluten-free thing is for pussy dipshiats.
 
2012-05-25 09:13:41 AM

The_Time_Master: I want low carb snacks!

/I hate pork rinds
//lost 22lbs so far!


Nuts. I buy cashews, almonds, peanuts, and raisins (OK, those are not low in carbs), mix them together - essentially my own version of trail mix - and take about half a cup's worth to work every day in a tupperware container. I snack on them throughout the day.

Do you eat meat? Jerky is low in carbs.
 
2012-05-25 09:14:56 AM

Doink_Boink: 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.

THIS. I have a mild allergy that sometimes causes me to experience indigestion and sort of bad bloating. I used to just ignore it and deal with it, but in the past two years the number of gluten free products has increased like 100 fold. Thanks, hipsters!


Total bullshiat. Eat all the wheat you want. This is so stupid!

Gluten is just a protein. It is ridiculously small in chance that you or anyone else would be allergic or resistant to a protein that has existed in the human diet for many thousands of years.
 
2012-05-25 09:29:32 AM

SoxSweepAgain: Gluten is just a protein. It is ridiculously small in chance that you or anyone else would be allergic or resistant to a protein that has existed in the human diet for many thousands of years.


OK, you have two choices:

a.) There has been no genetic change to the wheat that is in large-scale production since humans discovered the principles of agriculture about 10,000 years ago.

b.) You're a moron.

Choose one, and defend your position.
 
2012-05-25 10:37:30 AM

SoxSweepAgain: Doink_Boink: 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.

THIS. I have a mild allergy that sometimes causes me to experience indigestion and sort of bad bloating. I used to just ignore it and deal with it, but in the past two years the number of gluten free products has increased like 100 fold. Thanks, hipsters!

Total bullshiat. Eat all the wheat you want. This is so stupid!

Gluten is just a protein. It is ridiculously small in chance that you or anyone else would be allergic or resistant to a protein that has existed in the human diet for many thousands of years.


Sure, but only if, by ridiculously small chance, you mean 10-15%.
 
2012-05-25 10:49:07 AM

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 am one of those people, and I thank you for saying it so well.

/no gluten since 1994, except for accidental "poisonings"
//have one of the genes (DQ8)
 
2012-05-25 11:12:59 AM

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.


lots & lots of this
 
2012-05-25 11:33:02 AM

SoxSweepAgain: BioStormX: I'm trying Gluten Free right now because I've heard it can help with psoriasis in some people. No clue if it'll help mine but at this point I'll try anything.

Good luck with that. Yeah I'm sure it's gluten.

/(Rolls eyes)


I know this is Fark and all, and facts play only a small part in these threads, but it might be worth a minute of your time to do a GIS on the possible connection between psoriasis and gluten-sensitivity. Sorry if the facts don't mesh with your preconceived notion of reality.
 
2012-05-25 11:48:27 AM

phoolishone: 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 am one of those people, and I thank you for saying it so well.

/no gluten since 1994, except for accidental "poisonings"
//have one of the genes (DQ8)


Fiancee is legit celiac (doctor visits, scopes, second opinions, all that jazz). We've noticed quite a few more places popping up touting gluten-free menus and the like, most likely because of the increased exposure lately. While it's cool to have more options, we've had some bad experiences with places advertising things such as gluten-free pizza but then farking up the preparation. We recently visited a little pizza joint that advertised gluten-free pizza, only to watch the dude preparing the pizza use regular flour when preparing the darn thing. Might have just been a one-time mistake, but it has definitely made her a little more wary of places that all of a sudden have a gluten free menu now that idiots are approaching a gluten-free diet like it's supposed to lead to weight loss and restaurants are catching on.
 
2012-05-25 11:53:19 AM

Gough: SoxSweepAgain: BioStormX: I'm trying Gluten Free right now because I've heard it can help with psoriasis in some people. No clue if it'll help mine but at this point I'll try anything.

Good luck with that. Yeah I'm sure it's gluten.

/(Rolls eyes)

I know this is Fark and all, and facts play only a small part in these threads, but it might be worth a minute of your time to do a GIS on the possible connection between psoriasis and gluten-sensitivity. Sorry if the facts don't mesh with your preconceived notion of reality.


There is also a link between Vitamin D and psoriasis. I have relatives with psoriasis, and the vitamin D level in my blood tends to be a bit low, so I've been taking a supplement just in case.

But I will keep eating bread, so there! (Luckily, my 23andMe test doesn't show any genetic predisposition to celiac disease.)
 
2012-05-25 12:18:29 PM

006deluxe: phoolishone: 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 am one of those people, and I thank you for saying it so well.

/no gluten since 1994, except for accidental "poisonings"
//have one of the genes (DQ8)

Fiancee is legit celiac (doctor visits, scopes, second opinions, all that jazz). We've noticed quite a few more places popping up touting gluten-free menus and the like, most likely because of the increased exposure lately. While it's cool to have more options, we've had some bad experiences with places advertising things such as gluten-free pizza but then farking up the preparation. We recently visited a little pizza joint that advertised gluten-free pizza, only to watch the dude preparing the pizza use regular flour when preparing the darn thing. Might have just been a one-time mistake, but it has definitely made her a little more wary of places that all of a sudden have a gluten free menu now that idiots are approaching a gluten-free diet like it's supposed to lead to weight loss and restaurants are catching on.


For celiacs especially, the issue of cross-contamination is a big one. I know a lot of people with non-celiac gluten-sensitivity for whom it isn't as critical. For your fiancee, it's probably worth asking if there is a separate prep area for gluten-free items.
 
2012-05-25 01:15:58 PM

006deluxe: phoolishone: 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 am one of those people, and I thank you for saying it so well.

/no gluten since 1994, except for accidental "poisonings"
//have one of the genes (DQ8)

Fiancee is legit celiac (doctor visits, scopes, second opinions, all that jazz). We've noticed quite a few more places popping up touting gluten-free menus and the like, most likely because of the increased exposure lately. While it's cool to have more options, we've had some bad experiences with places advertising things such as gluten-free pizza but then farking up the preparation. We recently visited a little pizza joint that advertised gluten-free pizza, only to watch the dude preparing the pizza use regular flour when preparing the darn thing. Might have just been a one-time mistake, but it has definitely made her a little more wary of places that all of a sudden have a gluten free menu now that idiots are approaching a gluten-free diet like it's supposed to lead to weight loss and restaurants are catching on.


It's true. I've had similar experiences and do not, in general, trust most restaurants to prepare something that normally contains gluten in a "gluten free" way. In fact, I have walked by restaurants here in Portland that have a big "We have a GLUTEN FREE menu!" sign, only to find actual fine print on the sign that states that actual celiacs should not rely on the gluten-free claim. I guess they're marketing to people who don't actually have the disease, but want the trendiness anyway. (I realize some of those people might have "intolerance", not celiac. Doesn't stop it from bugging me.)

There is an amazing profusion of gluten-free products lately, though; I started going gluten-free in 1994 and the last couple of years has been amazing. One still has to read labels, since there isn't an accepted standard. I've found "gluten free" products that have oat flour, which I also cannot tolerate (because a protein in the oats resembles gluten enough to set off my immune cascade, which is common.) I don't think there will ever be a time when we celiacs will be able to trust labels or waitstaff completely, at least with the substituted products, unless they come from dedicated kitchens.
 
2012-05-25 06:20:19 PM
If any of the "Gluten free is bullshiat and you pussies are full of shiat" crowd would like to have me over for pizza and bread sticks, I'd be glad to spend the night at your house and prove you wrong.

Enjoy cleaning your bathroom the next morning though, because I'll projectile-shiat all over the walls just to prove my point...
 
2012-05-25 07:18:01 PM

Walliser: If any of the "Gluten free is bullshiat and you pussies are full of shiat" crowd would like to have me over for pizza and bread sticks, I'd be glad to spend the night at your house and prove you wrong.

Enjoy cleaning your bathroom the next morning though, because I'll projectile-shiat all over the walls just to prove my point...


Wait, won't you just be proving their point??? You'd be demonstrating to them that you were, indeed, full of shiat.

/Semantics aside, your point is well taken.
 
2012-05-25 11:35:45 PM

Walliser: If any of the "Gluten free is bullshiat and you pussies are full of shiat" crowd would like to have me over for pizza and bread sticks, I'd be glad to spend the night at your house and prove you wrong.

Enjoy cleaning your bathroom the next morning though, because I'll projectile-shiat all over the walls just to prove my point...


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