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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.

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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.


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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.
 
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