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(People Magazine)   The Girl Scouts finally unveil their first gluten-free cookie, a chocolate chip confection that tastes like the old McDonald's chocolate cookies   (greatideas.people.com) divider line 18
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2014-01-29 01:52:00 AM  
2 votes:
Just where the hell did all these people with celiac disease come from anyway?  I don't recall anyone having this issue prior to the last 5 years or so.

Anyone over 20-30 recall a single person that had this problem while we were growing up?
2014-01-29 01:26:18 AM  
2 votes:
I'm opening a restaurant, "Gluten and Peanuts for Vaccinated People".
2014-01-29 12:25:01 AM  
2 votes:
Just don't buy cookies from this scout
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2014-01-28 11:42:44 PM  
2 votes:
There is only one Girl Scout cookie, and her name is Samoa.

At her right hand sits Thin Mint.

There are no others, only infidels, and they shall perish in the fires.
2014-01-29 08:02:10 AM  
1 votes:

debug: Just where the hell did all these people with celiac disease come from anyway? I don't recall anyone having this issue prior to the last 5 years or so.


Coeliac disease and its cause has been recognized from the end of World War 2. As for where these people come from? I'd suggest they've always been there. Except many of them didn't survive to adulthood (failure to thrive) and those that did suffered from poor health and other issues which were diagnosed as other things.

Anyway better awareness and diagnosis (first a blood test and then a biopsy) makes the condition more recognizable by GPs and also by people who suspect they have the condition.
2014-01-29 07:38:53 AM  
1 votes:

ladyfortuna: Just out of curiosity, anyone got some hard facts on allergy elimination diets?


No hard facts ma'am, just personal experiences.

Having gone from this shredded eczema mess, to this model of beauty...(ok, maybe passable human. At least I've stopped hissing "my precious")
It helps my decision in eating out, I do this mental or physical check of my facial skin I assess the dryness, then decide whether I should or shouldn't have that which irritates me.
I've done the Alcat blood test and recommend it.
Theoretically, because your body's immune system isn't agitated by the food allergies, you'll have more energy (think the opposite feeling of starting to get a flu) but I really didn't feel THAT much different and do not recall losing any weight.

/can literally track dry skin days vis-a-vis eating the 'wrong' foods a day or two earlier. God help me if I keep eating the same food as I did when I hogged out on fish and chips in Germany
//young kids with eczema/asthma also benefit from this
2014-01-29 07:18:55 AM  
1 votes:

debug: Just where the hell did all these people with celiac disease come from anyway?  I don't recall anyone having this issue prior to the last 5 years or so.

Anyone over 20-30 recall a single person that had this problem while we were growing up?


There are also people out there who didn't grow up knowing a single black person, that doesn't mean black people don't exist.

Evidence of celiac's has, you know, kind of existed  *For 2200 years*. (Seriously, the name comes from someone diagnosing a malabsorptive syndrome caused, seemingly, by eating wheat/grains IN 200 BCE)

And since it's an auto-immune disorder, it can onset in people that didn't have it previously. (My mother was diagnosed a few years ago in her fifty's. Blood test was borderline, internal biopsy of her small intestine confirmed).

Now, yeah, there are people that are doing gluten free as a 'fad', which makes life both easier  ("Yay! More gluten free stuff!") and harder ("No, 'Gluten Free'* doesn't work, resturant.")
2014-01-29 05:40:19 AM  
1 votes:
Cookies, muffins, sponge cakes, brownies and similar things can be cooked gluten free and taste largely the same as regular items. A bit more crumbly perhaps but they largely survive with their taste intact.

Of course they are not the slightest bit more "healthy" unless the person is a coeliac or genuinely allergic to wheat. They contain contain a similar amount of calories in the form of corn / rice / potato starch and whatever else that's in them (butter / sugar / chocolate etc.)
2014-01-29 05:00:56 AM  
1 votes:
Gluten free? Why? What have the type of people who now require gluten free food been eating for the last 6,000 or so years?
2014-01-29 03:23:18 AM  
1 votes:
Iced Lemonades cookies. It's what God eats.

www.chicaandjo.com
2014-01-29 02:34:23 AM  
1 votes:

brimed03: debug: Just where the hell did all these people with celiac disease come from anyway?  I don't recall anyone having this issue prior to the last 5 years or so.

Anyone over 20-30 recall a single person that had this problem while we were growing up?

Part of the debate is whether identification wasn't previously as good (socially classified as "sickly child") or whether there's a marked uptick as a result of pumping hundreds of new chemicals into our air/water/soil over the last 60 years.


The debate ended when they found the genetic cause of celiac and developed a genetic test for it. 1% of people carry the genes that cause it. It's not environmental. Any remaining debate concerns the self-reported "gluten sensitivity" (celiac is an autoimmune disorder).  

There's some indication that the "sensitivity" is real, as in double-blind studies some people reporting it have felt better when gluten was removed from their diets, but most people "cutting back" on gluten are misinformed or hypochondriacal.
2014-01-29 02:11:51 AM  
1 votes:

Lenny_da_Hog: debug: Just where the hell did all these people with celiac disease come from anyway?  I don't recall anyone having this issue prior to the last 5 years or so.

Anyone over 20-30 recall a single person that had this problem while we were growing up?

It's still about 1% of people with celiac. Another 3-4% self-report some sort of discomfort after ingesting wheat products, but it isn't celiac -- however, thanks to marketing and naturopath bullshiat, about 30% of adults now say they want to "cut back" on gluten, as if it's a cumulative health risk like fats or cholesterol.


Well, if you cut wheat products out of your diet, and don't replace them with sugary substitues, you're looking pretty low-carb.

My sulfite sensitivity pushed me to get commercial bread out of my life, so no McDonalds or golden raisens or orange dried apricots. I grew up unable to breathe through my nose, which lead to some incidents worthy of a psychiartist couch. I moved out, tried the Atkins diet, and discovered breathing through my nose. A few incidents involving wine and a bag of Chex Mix full of sulfited dried fruit later I knew where my problem was.

I'm not anti-gluten, but just as picky.
2014-01-29 01:57:33 AM  
1 votes:

debug: Just where the hell did all these people with celiac disease come from anyway?  I don't recall anyone having this issue prior to the last 5 years or so.

Anyone over 20-30 recall a single person that had this problem while we were growing up?


It's still about 1% of people with celiac. Another 3-4% self-report some sort of discomfort after ingesting wheat products, but it isn't celiac -- however, thanks to marketing and naturopath bullshiat, about 30% of adults now say they want to "cut back" on gluten, as if it's a cumulative health risk like fats or cholesterol.
2014-01-29 01:56:52 AM  
1 votes:

debug: Just where the hell did all these people with celiac disease come from anyway?  I don't recall anyone having this issue prior to the last 5 years or so.

Anyone over 20-30 recall a single person that had this problem while we were growing up?


Like 99% of the people doing gluten free are doing it as a fad diet and not because they have been diagnosed with celiac.
2014-01-29 01:42:02 AM  
1 votes:
I guess I'm in the minority here, but my favorite has always been the shortbread ones. Gimme a sleeve of those with a big tall glass of milk and I'm all good. Sure the others are good, but good shortbread cookies are becoming harder to find in our 'cover everything in chocolate' world...
2014-01-29 01:23:43 AM  
1 votes:
Did anyone else notice they downsized the packaging a couple years ago?
2014-01-29 01:05:09 AM  
1 votes:
I remember when cookies were just....cookies. I feel old.
2014-01-29 01:04:38 AM  
1 votes:
Are they made from real Girl scouts?
 
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