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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.

images3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
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.

static.lulu.comwww.kazak.com
 
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!
 
2013-03-22 07:20:42 PM  
My father in law read the book Wheat Belly and now tries to convince me gluten free will cure anything. Yea, sure buddy.
 
2013-03-22 07:20:51 PM  
Does Jezebel just collect articles by the most hatable people on the internet or do they train them in house?
 
2013-03-22 07:22:24 PM  

addy2: 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?


On the Internet, where a topic is likely to attract comments from those whose life it affects? Not many really.
 
2013-03-22 07:23:55 PM  

Matthew Keene: As long as I don't develop an allergy to my boy friends semen, it's all good.

[static.lulu.com image 403x320][www.kazak.com image 640x528]


That seems like something from the minds of project mayhem.
www.ihatebillboards.com
 
2013-03-22 07:27:13 PM  
Sounds like someone wants to go back to loaves of bread that are the size/shape/weight/taste/texture of a textbook.

/stop being a whiny biatch, and tell people you're allergic to it.
//last thing we cooks want is for someone to have an attack on our dining room floor.
 
2013-03-22 07:27:28 PM  
I don't care what anybody else eats.  I don't care about your diet, I don't care about the pictures you take of your food, and I don't care about the good feeling you get explaining to everyone else why your food choices are superior.  It doesn't matter to me.  If it's bad for your health, don't eat it.  I don't care.  Your menu means as much to me as my choice of underwear means to you.  Live, and eat the things that make you happy until you die.

I don't even wear underwear sometimes.
 
2013-03-22 07:28:48 PM  

impaler: addy2: 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?

On the Internet, where a topic is likely to attract comments from those whose life it affects? Not many really.


really? Fark.com and Jezebel? not your average health oriented sites.
 
2013-03-22 07:31:08 PM  
I thought advice tags were only for TFD.  What the eff.
 
2013-03-22 07:31:17 PM  
Oh. My. God.

QQ Moar, it's totally helping.

I'd like to add a few tablespoons of soy sauce to their lunch.
 
2013-03-22 07:31:59 PM  
Life was so much easier when we could just eat bacon, Yorkshire puddings, raw milk, and kegs of ale, then die in the bliss of ignorance!
 
2013-03-22 07:32:28 PM  
I have a friend of mine who is genuinely gluten intolerant (severe gastric distress if he eats it) and when he found out it was caused by gluten and had to cut it all out of his diet he said to me "I now know what gluten is. It's another word for flavour".

I always get a kick out of the trendoids who rave about how much better things taste without gluten. No, they don't. Gluten is the stuff that makes wheat products taste good. That's why high gluten pizza dough tastes so good.
 
2013-03-22 07:36:23 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.


Then they are not doing their jobs properly. This makes it easier to weed them out of an industry they don't belong in. That's a good thing.
 
2013-03-22 07:39:19 PM  

addy2: impaler: addy2: 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?

On the Internet, where a topic is likely to attract comments from those whose life it affects? Not many really.

really? Fark.com and Jezebel? not your average health oriented sites.


People who are interested in health-related stories for whatever reason are not allowed to also be interested in websites that do not cater to those specific needs?
 
2013-03-22 07:39:48 PM  
"[. . .] most of them just cause."

usarmy.vo.llnwd.net

/anyone else have this come to mind?
//obscure?
 
2013-03-22 07:39:56 PM  
I was taught by my mother to follow the Epicurian approach. "Eat, drink and be merry; for tomorrow you may die." Of course it helped that she had Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, so it was true. It can cause an aneurism at any time. The family also has lactose intolerance so I know about food allergies.
I inherited both lovely gifts, as well so here's hoping for the best. Average life span is 42. She lived to 62 of an aortic aneurism, my uncle made it to 9 of an aneurism. People worry to much about life to enjoy it.
 
2013-03-22 07:40:19 PM  
My mother (76  years old) has a solution for this.

She comes back and shiats all over the floor in the bathroom if the waiter says it's gluten free and it's not.
 
2013-03-22 07:42:46 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: addy2: impaler: addy2: 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?

On the Internet, where a topic is likely to attract comments from those whose life it affects? Not many really.

really? Fark.com and Jezebel? not your average health oriented sites.

People who are interested in health-related stories for whatever reason are not allowed to also be interested in websites that do not cater to those specific needs?


they certainly don't cluster there, no.
 
2013-03-22 07:43:55 PM  

librarianwah: I was taught by my mother to follow the Epicurian approach. "Eat, drink and be merry; for tomorrow you may die." Of course it helped that she had Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, so it was true. It can cause an aneurism at any time. The family also has lactose intolerance so I know about food allergies.
I inherited both lovely gifts, as well so here's hoping for the best. Average life span is 42. She lived to 62 of an aortic aneurism, my uncle made it to 9 of an aneurism. People worry to much about life to enjoy it.


Sorry i mean prople with real food allergies should worry.

/Err my mom died at age 62.
//Busy enjoying this fifth of vodka.
///Slashies
 
2013-03-22 07:48:50 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.



I have an allergy to shellfish, and make it a point to let the server know when I go out to eat. If they act like I'm just following a trend or making an excuse, I pull out my Epi-pen and tell them what to do if I fall to the floor.

So far, I haven't had a problem with any restaurant mixing shellfish with my food, even on dishes that normally would contain shellfish.
 
2013-03-22 07:51:09 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: 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.

Then they are not doing their jobs properly. This makes it easier to weed them out of an industry they don't belong in. That's a good thing.


Must not have ever had some trender swear up and down at you that he could "taste the gluten" in one of our popular recipes. Demanded we remake it four times before the head chef walked out into the DR with the recipe in hand to prove he was full of shiat.
 
2013-03-22 07:53:26 PM  

addy2: impaler: addy2: 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?

On the Internet, where a topic is likely to attract comments from those whose life it affects? Not many really.

really? Fark.com and Jezebel? not your average health oriented sites.


So far only 1 person in this thread has Celiac. Given that the odds of someone with Celiac posting in this thread if they read the article (being that it directly affects them) are orders of magnitude higher than people without celiac, that isn't too surprising.

If 1000 people read the article, and only 1 had celiac, the 1 with celic would still likely be 1 of the posters in the thread.

Google tells me celiac affects 1 in 133.
 
2013-03-22 07:56:55 PM  
I asked a grocery store employee where they kept the seitan and he said, "All that gluten free stuff is in aisle nine." CSB, right?
 
2013-03-22 08:01:37 PM  

librarianwah: librarianwah: I was taught by my mother to follow the Epicurian approach. "Eat, drink and be merry; for tomorrow you may die." Of course it helped that she had Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, so it was true. It can cause an aneurism at any time. The family also has lactose intolerance so I know about food allergies.
I inherited both lovely gifts, as well so here's hoping for the best. Average life span is 42. She lived to 62 of an aortic aneurism, my uncle made it to 9 of an aneurism. People worry to much about life to enjoy it.

Sorry i mean prople with real food allergies should worry.

/Err my mom died at age 62.
//Busy enjoying this fifth of vodka.
///Slashies


My mom also died at 62 of cancer. Weird age coincidence.
 
2013-03-22 08:07:38 PM  
Keep your snowflake hands offa my seitan, ya gluties!
 
2013-03-22 08:09:43 PM  

impaler: addy2: impaler: addy2: 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?

On the Internet, where a topic is likely to attract comments from those whose life it affects? Not many really.

really? Fark.com and Jezebel? not your average health oriented sites.

So far only 1 person in this thread has Celiac. Given that the odds of someone with Celiac posting in this thread if they read the article (being that it directly affects them) are orders of magnitude higher than people without celiac, that isn't too surprising.

If 1000 people read the article, and only 1 had celiac, the 1 with celic would still likely be 1 of the posters in the thread.

Google tells me celiac affects 1 in 133.


it surprises me. not in this thread, as you say just one person has it. previous threads, however, turned into a celiac convention. it just doesn't seem likely they'd all find their way here. but maybe I'm not seeing the larger picture as you point out.
 
2013-03-22 08:12:16 PM  
Oh look, this article was noticed by the Daily Fail...
 
2013-03-22 08:13:20 PM  
Meanwhile a glutton-free America is unthinkable.
 
2013-03-22 08:14:41 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.


Lowering your carb intake is good.

Claiming that you 'need to stop eating gluten' is trendy bullshiat.

According to the CDC there are only 300000 people in the US that need to avoid gluten - every one else is just a poser.
 
2013-03-22 08:19:09 PM  
The gluten-free craze has been amusing. I know some Celiac's sufferers I met before it became trendy, so it amuses me that people think they want to have that syndrome. It kinda sucks. But it's like there's a certain segment of the population is either hypochondriac or has undiagnosed Munchausen's Syndrome.

We should start up a pool on which next relatively obscure disease will become trendy and all the yoga girls will demand special treatment because they might have it. Tay-Sachs? Phenoketonuria? Ataxia telangiectasia? There are so many options!
 
2013-03-22 08:25:05 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.


Or the 40 lbs lost was because you got off your ass and excercised.  Nobody can change the fact that we manage not to crumble as a civilization before gluten...and we'll be ok after gluten.  1% of the population has a legitimate allergy to Gluten...the rest are trendy assholes.
 
2013-03-22 08:25:42 PM  
Waiters, thinking I am just another ankle-boot wearing Gwyneth wannabe A coont, no longer take me seriously.
 
2013-03-22 08:38:49 PM  
Gluten: the new Al Qaeda
 
2013-03-22 08:41:19 PM  

Matthew Keene: As long as I don't develop an allergy to my boy friends semen, it's all good.


4chancumdoughnut.jpeg
 
2013-03-22 08:44:23 PM  
i47.tinypic.com

/coop
 
2013-03-22 08:44:51 PM  
CSB time:

Having Celiac sucks.  But in the big picture, it's not a terrible fate.  Of all the crappy diseases to inherit, it's a 2.0 on the 1-to-10 scale of crappiness.

For me, the big downsides of Celiac are having to pay extra for gluten-free food, having to veto some restaurant choices when going out with friends (and feeling guilty about it), and the occasional stomach pain/fatigue/headache if I let my guard down about food preparation.

That's nothing.  Compared to just about any other autoimmune disease out there, Celiac is the one you'd want if you had to have one.

Not to sound like a Polyanna, but being diagnosed with Celiac wasn't all bad.  I'm a lot more careful about what I eat now, and healthier for it.  I spend more time cooking meals, which other people appreciate.  And having a few annoying obstacles thrown at me probably deepened my empathy for people who face greater problems.

/end CSB
 
2013-03-22 08:46:57 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.


It think the anti-vaccine and anti-gluten Venn diagrams have significant overlap
 
2013-03-22 08:54:36 PM  

Fade2black: 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.

Or the 40 lbs lost was because you got off your ass and excercised.  Nobody can change the fact that we manage not to crumble as a civilization before gluten...and we'll be ok after gluten.  1% of the population has a legitimate allergy to Gluten...the rest are trendy assholes.


I'll be completely honest with you, I absolutely did not add exercise to my lifestyle outside of what I normally do (which isn't much) I admit I should exercise. By no means am I saying what I do would work for everyone, but the best way to find out is to give the no wheat/rice/corn/sugar/processes foods a trial run for two weeks to see how you feel. I initially did this, and then went back to eating everything, then did a slow phase out of each item for a few months. first week i made it easy and just didnt eat any fried foods, as soon as i could get that down i took out bread, then rice, then soda. if i had a hard time with something i would give it another week. Two years in and I still sometimes struggle with the sugar part. It's not for everyone but there is no harm in someone doing a test run to see how you feel about it.
 
2013-03-22 08:56:16 PM  

Captain Dan: the big downsides of Celiac are having to pay extra for gluten-free food, having to veto some restaurant choices when going out with friends (and feeling guilty about it), and the occasional stomach pain/fatigue/headache if I let my guard down about food preparation.


You have gluten free food available to you
RESTAURANTS cater to you
The pain is occasional... as opposed to you dying early in your life.

/Boy it is just so hard to be able to function with a disease nowadays.
 
2013-03-22 09:01:59 PM  

Yogimus: Captain Dan: the big downsides of Celiac are having to pay extra for gluten-free food, having to veto some restaurant choices when going out with friends (and feeling guilty about it), and the occasional stomach pain/fatigue/headache if I let my guard down about food preparation.

You have gluten free food available to you
RESTAURANTS cater to you
The pain is occasional... as opposed to you dying early in your life.

/Boy it is just so hard to be able to function with a disease nowadays.


Hallelujah brother!
 
2013-03-22 09:02:17 PM  

Yogimus: You have gluten free food available to you
RESTAURANTS cater to you
The pain is occasional... as opposed to you dying early in your life.


Did you read the entire post?  I was highlighting that the downsides of Celiac really aren't too terrible when compared to those of many other diseases.  The only really serious consequence is an elevated risk of cancer if I don't adhere to a gluten-free diet.
 
2013-03-22 09:03:09 PM  

Captain Dan: Yogimus: You have gluten free food available to you
RESTAURANTS cater to you
The pain is occasional... as opposed to you dying early in your life.

Did you read the entire post?  I was highlighting that the downsides of Celiac really aren't too terrible when compared to those of many other diseases.  The only really serious consequence is an elevated risk of cancer if I don't adhere to a gluten-free diet.


Do you plan on having kids?
 
2013-03-22 09:04:05 PM  

This text is now purple: "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?


Pretty sure the only way to take that is the trenders... it isn't ambiguous.
 
2013-03-22 09:04:27 PM  
She can go cry me a river. No I will not eat gluten, and LOTS of people are gluten sensitive even if they don't have Celiac disease. I have lost tons of weight going low carb and cutting out wheat...back to a normal weight.

People wench and scream at fat people to lose weight, this is one of the tools used to DO THAT. Hell I would go so far to say that if all of the overweight population just cut out wheat (and avoided the frankenfood gluten free full-of-funky-crap-breads) we wouldn't have an obesity epidemic anymore.

Stomach issues have resolved themselves as well... I don't consider that "dumb". So in closing, bite me. And sorry you have Celiac (seriously) I know it sucks hardcore.
 
2013-03-22 09:06:16 PM  

chaosweaver: The My Little Pony Killer: 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.

Then they are not doing their jobs properly. This makes it easier to weed them out of an industry they don't belong in. That's a good thing.

Must not have ever had some trender swear up and down at you that he could "taste the gluten" in one of our popular recipes. Demanded we remake it four times before the head chef walked out into the DR with the recipe in hand to prove he was full of shiat.


It doesn't matter what one or two asshole fakers act like when they come in.  When somebody has a request that is health-related, you honor it.

/and yes, I have had assholes claim to be allergic to onions and pickles while asking for extra special sauce, which happens to contain both
//you still farking honor their request
 
2013-03-22 09:10:16 PM  

Yogimus: Captain Dan: the big downsides of Celiac are having to pay extra for gluten-free food, having to veto some restaurant choices when going out with friends (and feeling guilty about it), and the occasional stomach pain/fatigue/headache if I let my guard down about food preparation.

You have gluten free food available to you
RESTAURANTS cater to you
The pain is occasional... as opposed to you dying early in your life.

/Boy it is just so hard to be able to function with a disease nowadays.


Sure, but if you ignore it day in and day out for decades of your life, the damage you do to your intestines is irreparable, not to mention opening yourself up to developing allergies to other foods.

/sure is easy to be tough on the internet though
 
2013-03-22 09:11:43 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: Yogimus: Captain Dan: the big downsides of Celiac are having to pay extra for gluten-free food, having to veto some restaurant choices when going out with friends (and feeling guilty about it), and the occasional stomach pain/fatigue/headache if I let my guard down about food preparation.

You have gluten free food available to you
RESTAURANTS cater to you
The pain is occasional... as opposed to you dying early in your life.

/Boy it is just so hard to be able to function with a disease nowadays.

Sure, but if you ignore it day in and day out for decades of your life, the damage you do to your intestines is irreparable, not to mention opening yourself up to developing allergies to other foods.

/sure is easy to be tough on the internet though


So will you plan on breeding, or will you let the disease die with you?
 
2013-03-22 09:12:02 PM  

Yogimus: Do you plan on having kids?


How is that a relevant question?  There isn't a strong correlation between Celiac and fertility.  The risk of passing on the disease to a child is surprisingly low, and even if it weren't, I'd still have kids.  There are worse things to endure.
 
2013-03-22 09:15:44 PM  

Captain Dan: There are worse things to endure.


My point exactly.
 
2013-03-22 09:22:16 PM  
I dated a woman who not only put herself on a gluten-free diet, but put her dog on a vegetarian gluten-free diet, too.
 
2013-03-22 09:29:09 PM  

ZeroCorpse: I dated a woman who not only put herself on a gluten-free diet, but put her dog on a vegetarian gluten-free diet, too.


And then there are days where I'm reminded that being single can be a blessing.
 
2013-03-22 09:30:31 PM  
I know this one dumb biatch who won't shut up about her "Gluten Allergy" on Facebook, always posting photos of her new GF recipes or meals she's eating.

She also often posts pictures of her drinking beer.
 
2013-03-22 09:59:15 PM  
My sister had celiac. Been a blessing for her. Even if I still think most of her food tastes like cardboard, atleast she has options.
 
2013-03-22 10:08:31 PM  

The My Little Pony Killer: Yogimus: Captain Dan: the big downsides of Celiac are having to pay extra for gluten-free food, having to veto some restaurant choices when going out with friends (and feeling guilty about it), and the occasional stomach pain/fatigue/headache if I let my guard down about food preparation.

You have gluten free food available to you
RESTAURANTS cater to you
The pain is occasional... as opposed to you dying early in your life.

/Boy it is just so hard to be able to function with a disease nowadays.

Sure, but if you ignore it day in and day out for decades of your life, the damage you do to your intestines is irreparable, not to mention opening yourself up to developing allergies to other foods.

/sure is easy to be tough on the internet though


Yeah, it's easy to be tough on the internet.  Big Whoop.  Wanna fight about it?
 
2013-03-22 10:09:52 PM  

Tad_Waxpole: I know this one dumb biatch who won't shut up about her "Gluten Allergy" on Facebook, always posting photos of her new GF recipes or meals she's eating.

She also often posts pictures of her drinking beer.


The majority of people who bleat about "gluten free" are middle-class women who also listen to Jenny McCarthy.  These people are scientifically illiterate and at some point are going to harm themselves because of their own stupidity.

Instead of getting mad at them for their factless opinions about nutrition, please, do people with Celiac a favor: let it go.  Those moronic women are propping up an industry of gluten-free food that wasn't available until recently.  For those of us who really do require gluten-free food, this is the Golden Age.

Don't ruin it for us.  Please, encourage the morons.  For the good of society, tell them about "how your friend lost 50 pounds using this one weird gluten-free trick."

It won't hurt them, except in their wallets (and they were going to blow their money elsewhere anyway), and it will be a mitzvah for people with Celiac.
 
2013-03-22 10:18:33 PM  
I really do hope going gluten free when it's not necessary will wind up giving them cancer.  Trendy fake diseases should turn into killers.  Long, drawn out painful wasting away in agony while draining the savings of your family type killer diseases.
 
2013-03-22 10:18:48 PM  

ZeroCorpse: I dated a woman who not only put herself on a gluten-free diet, but put her dog on a vegetarian gluten-free diet, too.


Wow, I lucked out marrying a Meat Science major. She was on the meats judging team. Flown all over the country, by the school, judging meat.

Let the meat jokes fly. I have given a gift to those as silly as me.
 
2013-03-22 10:24:49 PM  

the ha ha guy: 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.


I have an allergy to shellfish, and make it a point to let the server know when I go out to eat. If they act like I'm just following a trend or making an excuse, I pull out my Epi-pen and tell them what to do if I fall to the floor.

So far, I haven't had a problem with any restaurant mixing shellfish with my food, even on dishes that normally would contain shellfish.



um why would you order dishes that normally contain shellfish?
 
2013-03-22 10:25:20 PM  

librarianwah: I was taught by my mother to follow the Epicurian approach. "Eat, drink and be merry; for tomorrow you may die." Of course it helped that she had Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, so it was true. It can cause an aneurism at any time. The family also has lactose intolerance so I know about food allergies.


Pet peeve time.

Epicurus didn't advocate gluttony & debauchery. The goal is pleasure, but not in the oblivious teenage girl "I do whatevah I want, whatevah" sense.

A simple, honest life, with limited pain and distraction. Tranquility was the goal, not "eat, drink, be merry".

/have a day
 
2013-03-22 10:28:05 PM  

impaler: addy2: impaler: addy2: 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?

On the Internet, where a topic is likely to attract comments from those whose life it affects? Not many really.

really? Fark.com and Jezebel? not your average health oriented sites.

So far only 1 person in this thread has Celiac. Given that the odds of someone with Celiac posting in this thread if they read the article (being that it directly affects them) are orders of magnitude higher than people without celiac, that isn't too surprising.

If 1000 people read the article, and only 1 had celiac, the 1 with celic would still likely be 1 of the posters in the thread.

Google tells me celiac affects 1 in 133.



yeah I'm sick of google telling me whats wrong with me though.  I think that my searches are pretty normal.  They aren't real horses.
 
2013-03-22 10:31:41 PM  

legion_of_doo: librarianwah: I was taught by my mother to follow the Epicurian approach. "Eat, drink and be merry; for tomorrow you may die." Of course it helped that she had Vascular Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, so it was true. It can cause an aneurism at any time. The family also has lactose intolerance so I know about food allergies.

Pet peeve time.

Epicurus didn't advocate gluttony & debauchery. The goal is pleasure, but not in the oblivious teenage girl "I do whatevah I want, whatevah" sense.

A simple, honest life, with limited pain and distraction. Tranquility was the goal, not "eat, drink, be merry".

/have a day


Too true, mom did bot advocate YOLO! Bastards! Drink responsibly not like me!
 
2013-03-22 10:35:54 PM  

addy2: impaler: addy2: impaler: addy2: 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?

On the Internet, where a topic is likely to attract comments from those whose life it affects? Not many really.

really? Fark.com and Jezebel? not your average health oriented sites.

So far only 1 person in this thread has Celiac. Given that the odds of someone with Celiac posting in this thread if they read the article (being that it directly affects them) are orders of magnitude higher than people without celiac, that isn't too surprising.

If 1000 people read the article, and only 1 had celiac, the 1 with celic would still likely be 1 of the posters in the thread.

Google tells me celiac affects 1 in 133.

it surprises me. not in this thread, as you say just one person has it. previous threads, however, turned into a celiac convention. it just doesn't seem likely they'd all find their way here. but maybe I'm not seeing the larger picture as you point out.


Meh. It's the internet. Everyone's got something that explains why they're special/broken/whatever.
 
2013-03-22 10:37:02 PM  

Matthew Keene: As long as I don't develop an allergy to my boy friends semen, it's all good.

[static.lulu.com image 403x320][www.kazak.com image 640x528]



if you're not careful you might could catch the gay.  Thats why you need to use protection while having sex with your boyfriend, so you don't turn gay.
 
2013-03-22 10:39:30 PM  
Whatevs. At my food bank we put the gluten free products aside so they don't get scooped up but the normals before those who need them can ask for them
 
2013-03-22 10:42:15 PM  

00batou: "[. . .] most of them just cause."

[usarmy.vo.llnwd.net image 529x419]

/anyone else have this come to mind?
//obscure?


"Just Cause" AKA the Bush family dry run for drumming up popular support for an ass-backwards administration through war and plunder
 
2013-03-22 10:43:51 PM  

Holy Carp: the ha ha guy: 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.


I have an allergy to shellfish, and make it a point to let the server know when I go out to eat. If they act like I'm just following a trend or making an excuse, I pull out my Epi-pen and tell them what to do if I fall to the floor.

So far, I haven't had a problem with any restaurant mixing shellfish with my food, even on dishes that normally would contain shellfish.


um why would you order dishes that normally contain shellfish?



Depending on the locale or other restaurants being vetoed by the rest of the group, sometimes it's unavoidable.
 
2013-03-22 11:00:13 PM  

the ha ha guy: Holy Carp: the ha ha guy: 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.


I have an allergy to shellfish, and make it a point to let the server know when I go out to eat. If they act like I'm just following a trend or making an excuse, I pull out my Epi-pen and tell them what to do if I fall to the floor.

So far, I haven't had a problem with any restaurant mixing shellfish with my food, even on dishes that normally would contain shellfish.


um why would you order dishes that normally contain shellfish?


Depending on the locale or other restaurants being vetoed by the rest of the group, sometimes it's unavoidable.



I live in maine, which is clearly the cultural center of america, but I have never seen a restaurant that only served shellfish.  Even J's oyster bar can get you a hot dog.
I feel you though.  If I eat a tomato, it turns my ear red. So I feel your pain
 
2013-03-22 11:09:06 PM  
The author is really stupid to compare gluten-free with fat-free.  Fat is necessary for a healthy human body, gluten is just sticky crap.  Virtually all wheat products are GMO'ed over-processed crap, or made of rancid old flour thats been sitting on a shelf for months or years, fermented with lab-invented franken-quick-yeasts that create toxic byproducts, and doused in high-fructose corn syrup and preservatives.

And if food places aren't handling their gluten-free products correctly then that's on them.  Shouldn't the popularity of gluten-free make MORE food places do it right?

Going without gluten really isn't hard.  Eat rice, potatoes, corn.  If you want something like a sandwich, wrap the fillings in a collard green leaf or something instead of putting it between slices of bread.

Cutting out gluten might just help those little health problems you have that you take for granted, like your fatigue, your constantly runny nose.
 
2013-03-22 11:22:02 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.


What's "wrong" is all these idiots self-diagnosing "Oh, I've developed celiac disease!" [places wrist to forehead] "I can't eat so much as a crumb of wheat gluten or I'll turn into a deathly pile of yeast by-products and die!" [fans self] "Now you all here in my office/school/dorm/planet have to agree never to bring so much as a crouton into this building because goodness knows I haven't an ounce of self-control and those gluten molecules might accidentally find their way onto my Whole-Foods-guaranteed-100%gluten-free-salad and I could PERISH!" [reclines onto swooning couch, applies smelling salts]

There's nothing wrong with reducing your bread/wheat intake; I've done it entirely without meaning to and my digestion has improved considerably. But ffs, people don't need to a) declare without any medical evidence that they have celiac disease (because trust me, if you have celiac or Krohn's you'll know it for sure), b) announce it to everyone within earshot, and c) insist that everyone must kowtow to your dietary whims. In 45 years I've met two people with genuine diagnosed celiac disease and one who probably had it; and DOZENS who had the disease-of-the-week. (When it was lactose intolerance, they were all lactose intolerant; when it was sensitivity to food additives, they all had that and the lactose suddenly wasn't a problem...) I suspect that when the new dietary fad comes along, these folks will miraculously no longer have gluten allergies, and be on to being hypersensitive to orange peels, or whatever.
 
2013-03-22 11:24:41 PM  
A Jezebel writer is a self-obsessed hipster sparking dozens of self-obsessed counter-whining comments on Fark? I'm shocked. No, really, I always look bored when I'm shocked.
 
2013-03-22 11:31:30 PM  

big pig peaches: Listen celiac sufferers, you are all evolutionary throwbacks. Either adapt or get the hell out of the gene pool.


Actually, very few of them are allergic to the gluten in ACTUAL wheat... its this GE shiat that 93% of the world has grown since the 1950s that is causing the problem.

Plant amaranth, it makes awesome crackers.
 
2013-03-22 11:34:22 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.


They do, temporarily, change the molecular structure of water... they break it apart and it burns back together.
When a vitamin is soft-bound to that water it is suddenly exposed to LIVE STEAM and destroyed.
Gluten IS used as glue in many products, its sticky stringy and even worse is loaded up with corn syrup.
I'm glad you got away from that smart french person and quit ruining his life with your stupidity.

BTW, you missed a ' there.
 
2013-03-22 11:35:50 PM  

noitsnot: 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...


did you toot?
 
2013-03-22 11:36:53 PM  

impaler: 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.


Gluten is carbs man...
 
2013-03-22 11:42:50 PM  

theorellior: The gluten-free craze has been amusing. I know some Celiac's sufferers I met before it became trendy, so it amuses me that people think they want to have that syndrome. It kinda sucks. But it's like there's a certain segment of the population is either hypochondriac or has undiagnosed Munchausen's Syndrome.

We should start up a pool on which next relatively obscure disease will become trendy and all the yoga girls will demand special treatment because they might have it. Tay-Sachs? Phenoketonuria? Ataxia telangiectasia? There are so many options!


Lactose intolerance was actually trendy before the internet was a public place... so your rant is 24 years out of date.
 
2013-03-22 11:47:40 PM  
Since New Year's Day I have gone from 394 lbs to 347 lbs. I still have a long, long way to go, but I've done plenty of reading on healthy eating and forming healthy habits and so far, I'm pleased with the success I've enjoyed. You don't need to cut out gluten. There's not some magic, obscure nutrient element people need to avoid to achieve weight loss.

It's patently obvious that people like me need to cut down on the obviously fattening stuff and learn to enjoy fruits and vegetables moreso than they have to date. I haven't declared war on carbohydrates. Enjoying a banana instead of a chocolate bar or a larger serving of peas and carrots and smaller serving of meat at dinner really makes a difference. If I had to recommend any advice, it would be Food Rules by Michael Pollan, which boils down to: read the ingredients label, don't eat anything your grandmother wouldn't recognise, and lay off the sugar and the fat.
 
2013-03-22 11:48:28 PM  

the ha ha guy: Holy Carp: the ha ha guy: 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.


I have an allergy to shellfish, and make it a point to let the server know when I go out to eat. If they act like I'm just following a trend or making an excuse, I pull out my Epi-pen and tell them what to do if I fall to the floor.

So far, I haven't had a problem with any restaurant mixing shellfish with my food, even on dishes that normally would contain shellfish.


um why would you order dishes that normally contain shellfish?


Depending on the locale or other restaurants being vetoed by the rest of the group, sometimes it's unavoidable.


I just have them stop and get something I CAN eat then order a drink and some minor side and leave a good tip.
Had a manager walk over and tell me I couldn't and I told him "post it or toast it".  i DON'T do free refills if I can't order from their menu.
One guy called deputy on me, the deputy warned him that any further calls would result in a fine.
 
2013-03-22 11:48:42 PM  

prjindigo: impaler: 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.

Gluten is carbs man...


but not all carbs contain gluten. now, STFU!
 
2013-03-22 11:49:28 PM  

prjindigo: theorellior: The gluten-free craze has been amusing. I know some Celiac's sufferers I met before it became trendy, so it amuses me that people think they want to have that syndrome. It kinda sucks. But it's like there's a certain segment of the population is either hypochondriac or has undiagnosed Munchausen's Syndrome.

We should start up a pool on which next relatively obscure disease will become trendy and all the yoga girls will demand special treatment because they might have it. Tay-Sachs? Phenoketonuria? Ataxia telangiectasia? There are so many options!

Lactose intolerance was actually trendy before the internet was a public place... so your rant is 24 years out of date.


What was it after lactose but before celiac? Was the Atkins Diet the big thing and everyone was avoiding carbs because they needed lots of protein?
 
2013-03-22 11:49:39 PM  

thisispete: Since New Year's Day I have gone from 394 lbs to 347 lbs. I still have a long, long way to go, but I've done plenty of reading on healthy eating and forming healthy habits and so far, I'm pleased with the success I've enjoyed. You don't need to cut out gluten. There's not some magic, obscure nutrient element people need to avoid to achieve weight loss.

It's patently obvious that people like me need to cut down on the obviously fattening stuff and learn to enjoy fruits and vegetables moreso than they have to date. I haven't declared war on carbohydrates. Enjoying a banana instead of a chocolate bar or a larger serving of peas and carrots and smaller serving of meat at dinner really makes a difference. If I had to recommend any advice, it would be Food Rules by Michael Pollan, which boils down to: read the ingredients label, don't eat anything your grandmother wouldn't recognise, and lay off the sugar and the fat.


Add to that "black beans are fiber" and a-men.
 
2013-03-22 11:50:34 PM  

prjindigo: theorellior: The gluten-free craze has been amusing. I know some Celiac's sufferers I met before it became trendy, so it amuses me that people think they want to have that syndrome. It kinda sucks. But it's like there's a certain segment of the population is either hypochondriac or has undiagnosed Munchausen's Syndrome.

We should start up a pool on which next relatively obscure disease will become trendy and all the yoga girls will demand special treatment because they might have it. Tay-Sachs? Phenoketonuria? Ataxia telangiectasia? There are so many options!

Lactose intolerance was actually trendy before the internet was a public place... so your rant is 24 years out of date.


But I farted with wanting prejudice! LIFTW!
 
2013-03-22 11:54:10 PM  
Hmm, looks like hating trends is still trendy.
 
2013-03-22 11:56:14 PM  

prjindigo: They do, temporarily, change the molecular structure of water... they break it apart and it burns back together.
When a vitamin is soft-bound to that water it is suddenly exposed to LIVE STEAM and destroyed.


That's not how it works.
 
2013-03-22 11:59:35 PM  
Weird.  All of this is like the medieval belief in witchcraft.
 
2013-03-23 12:01:12 AM  

Strongbeerrules: Weird.  All of this is like the medieval belief in witchcraft.


As opposed to modern belief in witchcraft?
 
2013-03-23 12:04:20 AM  
I don't have celiac disease, but I've been tested for it dozens of times.  The doc doesn't know what's up, but when I eat gluten foods consistently my thyroid and liver begin to die.  It's kinda scary, and I don't know what on earth is up.  Eating gluten free is the only thing that stops it.

This lady in the article is nuts.  Being able to eat at restaurants is wonderful.
 
2013-03-23 12:04:45 AM  
I have asthma. Before everyone got all pissy about smokers I couldn't go to bars or restaurants that allowed smoking. When I explained to someone that I wouldn't be able to breathe if they smoked near me, they understood.

Then hating on smokers got trendy. I was able to finally go out to eat and hang out with friends on Friday nights! It was great. No more smoke to trigger my asthma!

But now that so many people hate on smokers, when I try to explain that I won't be able to breathe they just think I'm some douchy coont.

So please people, go back to embracing smokers. Encourage kids to smoke in public. Let everyone smoke in church so I can go back to being a pissy little biatch.
 
2013-03-23 12:05:27 AM  

thisispete: Since New Year's Day I have gone from 394 lbs to 347 lbs. I still have a long, long way to go, but I've done plenty of reading on healthy eating and forming healthy habits and so far, I'm pleased with the success I've enjoyed. You don't need to cut out gluten. There's not some magic, obscure nutrient element people need to avoid to achieve weight loss.

It's patently obvious that people like me need to cut down on the obviously fattening stuff and learn to enjoy fruits and vegetables moreso than they have to date. I haven't declared war on carbohydrates. Enjoying a banana instead of a chocolate bar or a larger serving of peas and carrots and smaller serving of meat at dinner really makes a difference. If I had to recommend any advice, it would be Food Rules by Michael Pollan, which boils down to: read the ingredients label, don't eat anything your grandmother wouldn't recognise, and lay off the sugar and the fat.


I know what he's saying and all, but my grandmother wouldn't have recognized non-boiled vegetables, let alone sushi, mangos, or a thai green curry.
 
2013-03-23 12:07:08 AM  
Warcraft IV?
 
2013-03-23 12:07:56 AM  

FunkOut: 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.


You managed to pinpoint the Kitsilano "lifestyle" in 500 words or less. Ten points off for not including crappy driving, but well done!
 
2013-03-23 12:13:54 AM  
I'm with the author. I just had a horrible case of the shiats because the idiot prescribing my bipolar meds decided to run on the 'all fat people secretly have celiac disease' train and didn't realize it because he didn't use the normal keywords.

/Farking Assburger's.
//It says something about how desperate I am that I'm actually going to follow most of the rest of the advice...I swear if this doesn't work I'm going to move into the hills with a hippie commune and use weed to self-treat or something.
 
2013-03-23 12:17:18 AM  

Mr. Eugenides: Strongbeerrules: Weird.  All of this is like the medieval belief in witchcraft.

As opposed to modern belief in witchcraft?


Huh.  Well, I guess it puts money in somebody's pockets.

 
2013-03-23 12:18:39 AM  

Yogimus: Captain Dan: There are worse things to endure.

My point exactly.


You don't have a point. That's what the guy said in the first place you farking moron.
 
2013-03-23 12:39:38 AM  

Captain Dan: Tad_Waxpole: I know this one dumb biatch who won't shut up about her "Gluten Allergy" on Facebook, always posting photos of her new GF recipes or meals she's eating.

She also often posts pictures of her drinking beer.

The majority of people who bleat about "gluten free" are middle-class women who also listen to Jenny McCarthy.  These people are scientifically illiterate and at some point are going to harm themselves because of their own stupidity.

Instead of getting mad at them for their factless opinions about nutrition, please, do people with Celiac a favor: let it go.  Those moronic women are propping up an industry of gluten-free food that wasn't available until recently.  For those of us who really do require gluten-free food, this is the Golden Age.

Don't ruin it for us.  Please, encourage the morons.  For the good of society, tell them about "how your friend lost 50 pounds using this one weird gluten-free trick."

It won't hurt them, except in their wallets (and they were going to blow their money elsewhere anyway), and it will be a mitzvah for people with Celiac.


You know, I never thought of it that way before.  That's brilliant.
 
2013-03-23 12:59:16 AM  

theorellior: The gluten-free craze has been amusing. I know some Celiac's sufferers I met before it became trendy, so it amuses me that people think they want to have that syndrome. It kinda sucks. But it's like there's a certain segment of the population is either hypochondriac or has undiagnosed Munchausen's Syndrome.

We should start up a pool on which next relatively obscure disease will become trendy and all the yoga girls will demand special treatment because they might have it. Tay-Sachs? Phenoketonuria? Ataxia telangiectasia? There are so many options!


Supratentorial deficiency is trending on twitter these days. And fark, and facebook. A lot.
 
2013-03-23 01:21:01 AM  
If a real famine hit us, that high-gluten bread would look like a T-bone steak to 99% of our brave posers.
 
2013-03-23 01:29:35 AM  

The Gordie Howe Hat Trick: If a real famine hit us, that high-gluten bread would look like a T-bone steak to 99% of our brave posers.


My survival plan in end of the world scenarios is the eat my neighbors. Gets rid of competition and stupid people (I will plan). This assumes, of course, that I survive and don't die in whatever event or fall out first AND somehow have enough skills to survive society falling out (Unlikely). But just in case, you know.

And I don't eat mammal. How's that for a sacrifice?

I hate gluten free mac and cheese this weekend made with almond milk instead of real milk. Why? I think it tastes better than the non-gluten free version. I got the gluten free one on accident and just bought it afterward. Why almond milk? I don't like milk so don't have milk. Turned out pretty well.

In essence: I have the privilege of eating what I want (no religious or health dietary restrictions) and have a selection to enact my preferences.  If I have learned anything from Jezebel's website is that everyone must acknowledge their privilege. That's about it.
 
2013-03-23 01:30:19 AM  

Maggie_Luna: The Gordie Howe Hat Trick: If a real famine hit us, that high-gluten bread would look like a T-bone steak to 99% of our brave posers.

My survival plan in end of the world scenarios is the eat my neighbors. Gets rid of competition and stupid people (I will plan). This assumes, of course, that I survive and don't die in whatever event or fall out first AND somehow have enough skills to survive society falling out (Unlikely). But just in case, you know.

And I don't eat mammal. How's that for a sacrifice?

I hate had gluten free mac and cheese this weekend made with almond milk instead of real milk. Why? I think it tastes better than the non-gluten free version. I got the gluten free one on accident and just bought it afterward. Why almond milk? I don't like milk so don't have milk. Turned out pretty well.

In essence: I have the privilege of eating what I want (no religious or health dietary restrictions) and have a selection to enact my preferences.  If I have learned anything from Jezebel's website is that everyone must acknowledge their privilege. That's about it.


Stupid self. FTM
 
2013-03-23 01:40:48 AM  
Reading articles on Jezebel tend to make me feel two ways.

1. That women really are wretched creatures who live to nitpick and biatch and moan about stupid bull shiat.

2. That writers on Jezebel need to spend less time at the beach playing in the sand and writing afterwards.
 
2013-03-23 01:49:35 AM  
I realize I'm late to the party on this, but I couldn't help but chime in.  I work in a kitchen, and I can say there is a world of difference between what happens when a "gluten person" comes in, and when a person with Celiac comes in.  The "gluten person" will have their server tied up for a good 45 minutes, running back and forth to ask us what's in this and what's in that, down to sauce thickeners and salad dressing ingredients.  A Celiac will inform their server immediately, they inform me, and I don't take any chances.  Nothing touches anything that has touched anything else, ever.
 
2013-03-23 01:54:54 AM  

The number 7 and the letter Q!: ZeroCorpse: I dated a woman who not only put herself on a gluten-free diet, but put her dog on a vegetarian gluten-free diet, too.

Wow, I lucked out marrying a Meat Science major. She was on the meats judging team. Flown all over the country, by the school, judging meat.

Let the meat jokes fly. I have given a gift to those as silly as me.


Wow. So that's a real thing, huh? You know that's what happened to Bobby Hill on the last episode of King of the Hill, right? He joined a meat judging team and made his dad proud because he was finally a star athlete AND he was interested in grilling.

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2013-03-23 02:05:57 AM  

FunkOut: 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.


This is what I eat too although I still limit my total fat, sugar, and calories eaten. Partially because it isn't that hard and it means eating really good healthy food and really good unhealthy food (instead of shiat fake healthy food and pussy unhealthy food). Partially because making cupcakes and not making buttercream icing should be illegal

I know one chick who actually has Celiac disease. In her early 20s before she found out she had it she lost a bunch of weight (she wasn't fat before) and just got all malnourished. They figured out it was Celiac disease. She is so cautious that she often doesn't even eat anything when she goes out with us (she eats before) and she has pretty much gotten really good at cooking to deal with it. To her, it isn't worth the pain if somebody screws up something somewhere. Plus, she makes some really good food, and it has nothing to do with gluten free bread or gluten free pancake mix.
 
2013-03-23 06:17:56 AM  
Why are all celiacs you meet women? Sure someone `has a male friend` with the disease but the ones you meet, the ones that post here, they all seem to be women.

I`ve noticed a section of women start `feeling ill` just about the time they have to go to school with developing breasts and want to stay at home instead and this carries on as an effective technique for the rest of their lives.

Don`t want to do something? not feeling well.

"I`m not feeling well today"
"What`s wrong?"
"(vague symptoms involving tummy)"
"Maybe you should see a doctor?"
"No, I`ll just stay in bed. Will you get me (breakfast, coffee, lunch, coffee, something to read, dinner, coffee)"
"you know, this happens a lot, you should see a doctor"
"No, I`ll be fine, I just need to rest. Did you get that coffee?"
 
2013-03-23 05:52:02 PM  
Yes I have been annoyed with all the people who claim to have a 'sensitivity' so that every time someone suggests cooking something at our Craft Group they all chime in insisting that it has to be 'gluten free' because they will feel all 'bloated' etc. None of them are actual coeliacs.
 
2013-03-23 07:58:16 PM  

StashMonster: Yes I have been annoyed with all the people who claim to have a 'sensitivity' so that every time someone suggests cooking something at our Craft Group they all chime in insisting that it has to be 'gluten free' because they will feel all 'bloated' etc. None of them are actual coeliacs.


May I suggest you get better friends?
 
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