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(Livingston Daily)   You've got your drug-sniffing dogs, of course, and your explosive-sniffing dogs. And for really dangerous work, you've got your gluten-sniffing dogs   ( divider line
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2014-05-05 03:17:16 PM  
I'm just gonna drink my gluten free water.

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2014-05-05 03:35:39 PM  

brap: Does this just come naturally or are the bread to do this?

Dropped letter = FAIL.
2014-05-05 03:43:54 PM  
What is it that these dogs sniff out?

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2014-05-05 03:44:10 PM  
Dropped letter = AIL

You know, I could have fixed it but I figured, why not go full-on pricipal caught sayof with it?   I spend too much of my real time editing shiate to care about some mildly amusing brain-fart I shared on the interwebby.
2014-05-05 03:46:01 PM  
Gluten: the new Al Qaeda.

Actually, I cut it out as an experiment (don't bother with gluten free junk food either - it sucks), and now I don't get the shiats once a week like I used to. Lost a lot of water weight too.
2014-05-05 03:59:17 PM  
My favorites are the bum-sniffing dogs.
2014-05-05 04:35:45 PM  

Fubegra: Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing gluten.

Looks like I picked the wrong week to get a totalfark subscription.
2014-05-05 06:45:05 PM  
Niche market scam? ;p

'Yes sir, this dog will be detect "impurities" in your water supply.'
'Yes ma'am, this dog will sniff your waste to be sure your homeopathic cleansers have removed the toxins from your body.'

/not serious
2014-05-05 06:52:22 PM  

xalres: /apparently it's impossible to go on a fad diet without becoming really annoyingly vocal and entitled about it.

This is pretty much true.

But it's due to conservation of mass:  The weight lost doesn't actually disappear.  Rather, it is converted into a form that inflates the dieter's head.
2014-05-05 11:49:37 PM  

Jim_Callahan: while it only takes more than 10-12 parts to make Scheu ill for weeks.

My reaction was "well, that's.... fairly useful, I guess?" until I got to this line.

If her case is mild enough that it wasn't even diagnosed until she was in her 60s, it's extremely unlikely that she's anywhere near that sensitive.  It's a relatively fixed sensitivity and it's a congenital defect, so it's not like it could have suddenly gotten worse or she spontaneously "caught" it later.

If she was actually that sensitive to the protein and had gone undiagnosed, she wouldn't be a grandmother, she'd be 40+ years dead.

So... yeah, I would now suspect that the rest of TFA is dodgy pseudocience at best.  You can't tell me a blatant lie and then expect me to trust you on the rest of it.

It's really cute when someone doesn't know what the bloody hell they are talking about then tries to portray themselves as an expert.

Celiac is *triggered,*  not inherent. Some people are sick their whole lives, and some people suddenly are triggered when they're 40+ years old. Could be pregnancy, a gut bug, or something else. Furthermore, her the reason she has refractory celiac is that she was sick so long her intestines have permanent damage.

But go on with your hipster douchebag holier-than-thou tirade. It's adorable to see more people like you and the anti-vaxers who think opinion is more important than actual knowledge.
2014-05-05 11:57:02 PM  

Soon Right Away: JoieD'Zen: Hmm, I've got several dietary restrictions, and I also have this crazy idea that I can read labels and do research.
The dog is nice but it seems a bit over the top and AW'ing. I could be wrong.
Btw, she must be shopping at Whole Foods.

FTA:  'Doesn't she know how to read labels?' It's not that easy."Federal Food and Drug Administration standards require less than 20 parts per million of gluten for an item to be labeled "gluten-free," while it only takes more than 10-12 parts to make Scheu ill for weeks.

It's the second paragraph....

Plus, gluten isn't a required disclosure. Especially if it's just on the same equipment, not an actual ingredient. Reading labels isn't foolproof.
2014-05-06 01:31:27 PM  
Only thing worse than the misinformed fad dieters are the idiots who think that just because there are misinformed fad dieters, the disease doesn't exist.

Yeah, gluten does no harm to probably 99% of people, and in fact is actually a wholesome, nutritious thing, but for the 1% or so who have celiac disease, gluten is a very serious concern.

And for ecmoRandomNumbers, who said "First World diseases are fascinating." - the only reason this could be considered a first world disease is because wheat is the staple grain of the western world, where most of the rest of the world lives on rice and manioc.  So, nice try at belittling the poeple who suffer from this disease, but you're a loser.
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