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2013-03-22 06:02:52 PM
So his problem is that gluten free isn't actually gluten free.
 
2013-03-22 06:31:09 PM

EvilEgg: So his problem is that gluten free isn't actually gluten free.


Basically
 
2013-03-22 06:38:11 PM
So it's not lupus then.

/DNRTFA
 
2013-03-22 06:39:16 PM
"Waiters, thinking I am just another ankle-boot wearing Gwyneth wannabe, no longer take me seriously."

So who's more entitled? Waiters, or "disease" trenders?
 
2013-03-22 06:39:35 PM
I have a new kind of Celiac disease. It's Canadian; you've probably never heard of it.
 
2013-03-22 06:40:35 PM
I drove a Celiac once. Never again. I will stick with German engineering.
 
2013-03-22 06:42:29 PM
because a little dusting of flour on a piece of flounder equals a few days in bed for me.

Its usually 2-3 minutes max for me, you should get out more and get it on more often.
 
2013-03-22 06:42:52 PM
If you don't like celery don't eat it.
 
2013-03-22 06:43:20 PM
Been doing a modified Paleo for almost two years, lost 40lbs. Sorry but this "trendy" lifestyle is actually very healthy for some people, and also even the fake gluten stuff isnt good for you either. I think this writer needs to do more research before whining.
 
2013-03-22 06:44:39 PM
going gluten-free is not a almond flour paved path to the GOOP holy trifecta of increased energy, a dewy complexion and perfectly fitting skinny jeans.

www.crwflags.com

/boop
 
2013-03-22 06:44:39 PM

JASLaX42: I think this writer needs to do more research before whining.


It's Jezebel... that's like all they do.

Waahhhhhhhhhhh!
 
2013-03-22 06:46:50 PM
It's bad when you know this was going to be about gluten allergies before clicking anything.
 
2013-03-22 06:48:00 PM
I have Celiac.  I'm really glad that gluten-free has become a trend amongst scientifically illiterate folk, because it provides me with a lot more options at the grocery store and restaurant.  For once in my life, I'm grateful for the existence of dumb people.

If I have any concerns about cross-contamination, I'll tell the waiter that I'm allergic to gluten and I'll get ill.  If the waiters visibly don't comprehend (e.g. in ethnic restaurants, some don't speak English well), I'll ask to speak to a manager.  I haven't had problems.

This author is crazy to bite the hand that feeds her.
 
2013-03-22 06:48:18 PM
The advantage of so many "posers" is that even Safeway has gluten-free options now. Almond crackers, wheat-free soy sauce, gluten-free pancake mixes...

If some berk waiter or bakery isn't careful about gluten-free, then it's a problem with them, not the popularity of gluten-free.

Our doctor recommended a gluten-free diet to solve some behavioral issues with our kid, and we noticed some other things improved too. So while we're not totally gluten-free, we are primarily a low-carb family now. And when we want lots of carbs, we have GF options.
 
2013-03-22 06:49:17 PM

fusillade762: going gluten-free is not a almond flour paved path to the GOOP holy trifecta of increased energy, a dewy complexion and perfectly fitting skinny jeans.

[www.crwflags.com image 336x216]

/boop


segaretro.org
 
2013-03-22 06:49:20 PM
So I should stop drinking hard ciders? Faaaark you.
 
2013-03-22 06:49:32 PM
Listen celiac sufferers, you are all evolutionary throwbacks. Either adapt or get the hell out of the gene pool.
 
2013-03-22 06:49:51 PM
The writer's first problem is trusting anyone. Never trust anybody. Do everything yourself. Other people will just fark things up. Maintain a seige mentality. You never take the word of a 17 year old working the sandwich counter that "Oh yeah dude, there's no wheat in this bread." When someone says "OMG, I like totes felt my energy get balanced when I cut out the gluten and I've got the best beach body this year ever!", you don't just grit your teeth and resent them; you let out a mighty roar inches from their face, grab them by the ears, and headbutt them over and over and then burn their yoga mat.
 
2013-03-22 06:50:53 PM
I think Celiac "sufferers" should be concentrated in campgrounds. If you can't even eat the thing that made human civilization possible, you really have no business being among the rest of us.
 
2013-03-22 06:51:34 PM
I stopped reading at "took a turn for the worst."

I farking hate that. How hard is it to get a simple idiom right. I mean, for Chrissakes..

forget it..
 
2013-03-22 06:52:03 PM

Contrabulous Flabtraption: I think Celiac "sufferers" should be concentrated in campgrounds. If you can't even eat the thing that made human civilization possible, you really have no business being among the rest of us.


What are you talking about?  We can drink whiskey.
 
2013-03-22 06:52:10 PM
FTA: I've been a Celiac for 14 years.

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2013-03-22 06:53:07 PM
"Will Everyone Please Eat Gluten? Please? Because You Are Literally Killing Me"

No. F*ck yourself in the ass with a peanut butter sandwich and die.
 
2013-03-22 06:53:08 PM

Contrabulous Flabtraption: I think Celiac "sufferers" should be concentrated in campgrounds. If you can't even eat the thing that made human civilization possible, you really have no business being among the rest of us.


People who can't survive measles, mumps, and tetanus without vaccines are just weak.
 
2013-03-22 06:55:12 PM

FunkOut: Contrabulous Flabtraption: I think Celiac "sufferers" should be concentrated in campgrounds. If you can't even eat the thing that made human civilization possible, you really have no business being among the rest of us.

People who can't survive measles, mumps, and tetanus without vaccines are just weak.


No, just unfortunate.
 
2013-03-22 06:56:31 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-22 06:57:09 PM
Had an obnoxious French 'friend' tell me that gluten was glue.

Oh and that microwaves changes the molecular structure of water.

We arent friends anymore.
 
2013-03-22 06:57:48 PM
No, people shouldn't just follow a diet because it's the cool way to eat.
But, saying that eliminating gluten "...is just a diet that is medically necessary for someof us and no better and probably even a bit worse for the rest of you" is nonsense.

There's a huge middle ground of people who would benefit from reducing their intake of wheat and other gluten-y foods but for whom it's not a necessity to do so.  Just because it's trendy doesn't mean that it's wrong.
 
2013-03-22 06:57:49 PM

Captain Dan: Contrabulous Flabtraption: I think Celiac "sufferers" should be concentrated in campgrounds. If you can't even eat the thing that made human civilization possible, you really have no business being among the rest of us.

What are you talking about?  We can drink whiskey.


Whiskey is what makes civilization bearable, not possible.
 
2013-03-22 06:58:02 PM

FunkOut: Contrabulous Flabtraption: I think Celiac "sufferers" should be concentrated in campgrounds. If you can't even eat the thing that made human civilization possible, you really have no business being among the rest of us.

People who can't survive measles, mumps, and tetanus without vaccines are just weak.



Well,....yeah. Nature is a b*tch.
 
2013-03-22 06:58:59 PM
I actually didn't mind this article because I am heartily sick of the whole ridiculous anti-gluten fad. It's even more annoying than most stupid food fads. And the next person who tells me that I can get rid of rheumatoid arthritis by avoiding gluten is going to get cockpunched. Even if that person is female (which most of them are).
 
2013-03-22 06:59:36 PM

fsbilly: FunkOut: Contrabulous Flabtraption: I think Celiac "sufferers" should be concentrated in campgrounds. If you can't even eat the thing that made human civilization possible, you really have no business being among the rest of us.

People who can't survive measles, mumps, and tetanus without vaccines are just weak.

No, just unfortunate.


I once used willpower to overcome the plague.
 
2013-03-22 06:59:50 PM
The problem with asking all the non-celiac gluten-free dieters to please start eating gluten again is that the celiacs have more (and better tasting) gluten-free options where there previously were none.
 
2013-03-22 07:01:05 PM

JASLaX42: Been doing a modified Paleo for almost two years, lost 40lbs. Sorry but this "trendy" lifestyle is actually very healthy for some people, and also even the fake gluten stuff isnt good for you either. I think this writer needs to do more research before whining.


It's almost as if regulating your total consumption regularly makes you lose weight, regardless of what exactly you cut out.
 
2013-03-22 07:04:43 PM
I eat all the gluten I can get my farking hands on. Sugar, too. And dairy.

So, yeah, I'm doing my part. Try not to admire me too much, it'll just make you feel bad.
 
2013-03-22 07:05:29 PM
This is just evolution's way of saying

"Hey, go back to roasting pigs on a spit, you lamers! You pansies with your grain and veggie and fruit diets make me want to puke, you weeds!"
 
2013-03-22 07:05:40 PM

Treygreen13: JASLaX42: Been doing a modified Paleo for almost two years, lost 40lbs. Sorry but this "trendy" lifestyle is actually very healthy for some people, and also even the fake gluten stuff isnt good for you either. I think this writer needs to do more research before whining.

It's almost as if regulating your total consumption regularly makes you lose weight, regardless of what exactly you cut out.


Regulating, yes. More protein, vegetables, limited fruit and raw/organic dairy. Cutting down on sugar to less than 15g per day. Tastiest "trend" I've ever done. This is a permanent lifestyle change.
 
2013-03-22 07:05:58 PM

Eat_At_Milliways: fusillade762: going gluten-free is not a almond flour paved path to the GOOP holy trifecta of increased energy, a dewy complexion and perfectly fitting skinny jeans.

[www.crwflags.com image 336x216]

/boop

[segaretro.org image 320x224]


I pood...
 
2013-03-22 07:07:48 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: The problem with asking all the non-celiac gluten-free dieters to please start eating gluten again is that the celiacs have more (and better tasting) gluten-free options where there previously were none.


He's got a point though. A bunch of people have decided to run around being "trendy" by pretending they have a serious disease so now it's more difficult for him because people start becoming indifferent. There's a bunch of morons making special requests for no good reason, food preparers get tired of tired of hearing it, and he gets screwed. There aren't any consequences for the pretenders because they'll never know, but he gets sick.

He should get free nut shots on those people.
 
2013-03-22 07:08:25 PM

JASLaX42: Treygreen13: JASLaX42: Been doing a modified Paleo for almost two years, lost 40lbs. Sorry but this "trendy" lifestyle is actually very healthy for some people, and also even the fake gluten stuff isnt good for you either. I think this writer needs to do more research before whining.

It's almost as if regulating your total consumption regularly makes you lose weight, regardless of what exactly you cut out.

Regulating, yes. More protein, vegetables, limited fruit and raw/organic dairy. Cutting down on sugar to less than 15g per day. Tastiest "trend" I've ever done. This is a permanent lifestyle change.


Coolstorybro.jpg
 
2013-03-22 07:09:03 PM
Hold your hands here and say "Waah".
 
2013-03-22 07:10:13 PM

Todd300: Had an obnoxious French 'friend' tell me that gluten was glue.

Oh and that microwaves changes the molecular structure of water.

We arent friends anymore.


You don't think you could at least ionize it with a strong enough source?
 
2013-03-22 07:11:10 PM
fusillade762:
[www.crwflags.com image 336x216]

Eat_At_Milliways:
[segaretro.org image 320x224]


_oop thread!
 
2013-03-22 07:13:00 PM

Smelly Pirate Hooker: I eat all the gluten I can get my farking hands on. Sugar, too. And dairy.

So, yeah, I'm doing my part. Try not to admire me too much, it'll just make you feel bad.


I'm on the real butter/real sugar/no low fat product food train. I'm kind enough to remove baked goods from the reach of those who shouldn't eat them.
 
2013-03-22 07:13:23 PM
Subby

It's not "Wah, my illness has become trendy", it's "Wah, my illness has become trendy meaning that no one believes that my illness is real and they will kill me by accident".

/See: Peanut allergies.
//Though if you're THAT sick because of peanuts to the point where you can't be in the same room, how in hell do you function in the real world and how in hell did you survive past the age of 5 since I guarantee someone has PB&J for lunch?
 
2013-03-22 07:14:29 PM

Perducci: No, people shouldn't just follow a diet because it's the cool way to eat.
But, saying that eliminating gluten "...is just a diet that is medically necessary for someof us and no better and probably even a bit worse for the rest of you" is nonsense.

There's a huge middle ground of people who would benefit from reducing their intake of wheat and other gluten-y foods but for whom it's not a necessity to do so.  Just because it's trendy doesn't mean that it's wrong.


If they should reduce carbs, they should reduce carbs. Concentrating solely on gluten is misguided and wrong.
 
2013-03-22 07:15:20 PM
my wife's grandmother was diagnosed with celiac A LONG time ago, well before any of this was a thing.

she basically lives off steak and vodka.
 
2013-03-22 07:18:14 PM
As long as I don't develop an allergy to my boy friends semen, it's all good.

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2013-03-22 07:18:16 PM

skozlaw: The My Little Pony Killer: The problem with asking all the non-celiac gluten-free dieters to please start eating gluten again is that the celiacs have more (and better tasting) gluten-free options where there previously were none.

He's got a point though. A bunch of people have decided to run around being "trendy" by pretending they have a serious disease so now it's more difficult for him because people start becoming indifferent. There's a bunch of morons making special requests for no good reason, food preparers get tired of tired of hearing it, and he gets screwed. There aren't any consequences for the pretenders because they'll never know, but he gets sick.

He should get free nut shots on those people.


it's interesting how many "genuine" celiac sufferers show up in these threads to tisk tisk at the posers. How many people would have to have the disease to make this possible?
 
2013-03-22 07:18:49 PM

Captain Dan: I have Celiac.  I'm really glad that gluten-free has become a trend amongst scientifically illiterate folk, because it provides me with a lot more options at the grocery store and restaurant.  For once in my life, I'm grateful for the existence of dumb people.

If I have any concerns about cross-contamination, I'll tell the waiter that I'm allergic to gluten and I'll get ill.  If the waiters visibly don't comprehend (e.g. in ethnic restaurants, some don't speak English well), I'll ask to speak to a manager.  I haven't had problems.

This author is crazy to bite the hand that feeds her.


Seriously. My 10-year-old daughter has Celiac, and it's soooo much easier (and cheaper) now than it was a few years ago to get her food that actually tastes good. The whole gluten-free craze has really helped us out. Keep at it!
 
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