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(The Daily Beast)   The false madness driven by the unscientific gluten free movement needs to end   ( thedailybeast.com) divider line
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2017-03-18 07:55:14 AM  
Everyone has this all wrong. This is one of the greatest marketing coups in history.

Back in the day, celiac disease was super difficult to manage. Sufferers had limited and terrible diets. Appeals to the food industry fell on deaf ears. They would not retool because there was no market. Celiacs were too rare to support gluten free food production being wide spread.

So some genius created a market by convincing idiots to demand gluten free. Now celiac sufferers can eat a good diet with certainty.

This gluten free craze is brilliant. The idiots don't lose anything and the real sufferers gain so much. And it costs the industry nothing.
 
2017-03-18 08:24:19 AM  

FleshMonkey: Everyone has this all wrong. This is one of the greatest marketing coups in history.

Back in the day, celiac disease was super difficult to manage. Sufferers had limited and terrible diets. Appeals to the food industry fell on deaf ears. They would not retool because there was no market. Celiacs were too rare to support gluten free food production being wide spread.

So some genius created a market by convincing idiots to demand gluten free. Now celiac sufferers can eat a good diet with certainty.

This gluten free craze is brilliant. The idiots don't lose anything and the real sufferers gain so much. And it costs the industry nothing.


This is pretty much spot on. My sister was always a fussy eater growing up, and we didn't know it was because gluten was painful to her. Fast forward to the present day with all of it's GF options, and she could open a restaurant with how well she can cook. I'll gladly let some other people feel like they're eating healthier so that she can actually eat healthier.
 
2017-03-18 08:43:30 AM  

FleshMonkey: Everyone has this all wrong. This is one of the greatest marketing coups in history.

Back in the day, celiac disease was super difficult to manage. Sufferers had limited and terrible diets. Appeals to the food industry fell on deaf ears. They would not retool because there was no market. Celiacs were too rare to support gluten free food production being wide spread.

So some genius created a market by convincing idiots to demand gluten free. Now celiac sufferers can eat a good diet with certainty.

This gluten free craze is brilliant. The idiots don't lose anything and the real sufferers gain so much. And it costs the industry nothing.


^^ this
 
2017-03-18 08:49:08 AM  

FleshMonkey: Everyone has this all wrong. This is one of the greatest marketing coups in history.

Back in the day, celiac disease was super difficult to manage. Sufferers had limited and terrible diets. Appeals to the food industry fell on deaf ears. They would not retool because there was no market. Celiacs were too rare to support gluten free food production being wide spread.

So some genius created a market by convincing idiots to demand gluten free. Now celiac sufferers can eat a good diet with certainty.

This gluten free craze is brilliant. The idiots don't lose anything and the real sufferers gain so much. And it costs the industry nothing.


I think that they may be on to something for people who don't have celiac as well.  My MIL has had digestive issues for the entire time I've known her.  Since switching to gluten free, her indigestion and heartburn have virtually disappeared.  I tried it without as much luck but I suspect my stomach  issues stem from 2 gal. of coffee daily, vaping now to offset former 2pack a day habbit and eating 15 min after I go to bed....

I am a healthy man....
 
2017-03-18 09:09:42 AM  

FleshMonkey: Everyone has this all wrong. This is one of the greatest marketing coups in history.

Back in the day, celiac disease was super difficult to manage. Sufferers had limited and terrible diets. Appeals to the food industry fell on deaf ears. They would not retool because there was no market. Celiacs were too rare to support gluten free food production being wide spread.

So some genius created a market by convincing idiots to demand gluten free. Now celiac sufferers can eat a good diet with certainty.

This gluten free craze is brilliant. The idiots don't lose anything and the real sufferers gain so much. And it costs the industry nothing.


I think from a marketing perspective, they can actually sell GF stuff at a slightly higher margin, so the industry is actually benefiting from it.  I suspect they are at least partially behind the push.

Avery614: I think that they may be on to something for people who don't have celiac as well.  My MIL has had digestive issues for the entire time I've known her.  Since switching to gluten free, her indigestion and heartburn have virtually disappeared.


My wife had the same thing.  We were in and out of hospitals for 6 months trying to figure out what was wrong.  Finally the doctor, in a last-ditch effort, told my wife to lay off glutten and dairy, and less than 72 hours later she felt like a new person. We've tried to get her back on both, but it always ends up costing her a day in bed.  She loves the fact that she can go to restaurants now and eat like a normal person.
 
2017-03-18 09:19:55 AM  

FleshMonkey: Everyone has this all wrong. This is one of the greatest marketing coups in history.

Back in the day, celiac disease was super difficult to manage. Sufferers had limited and terrible diets. Appeals to the food industry fell on deaf ears. They would not retool because there was no market. Celiacs were too rare to support gluten free food production being wide spread.

So some genius created a market by convincing idiots to demand gluten free. Now celiac sufferers can eat a good diet with certainty.

This gluten free craze is brilliant. The idiots don't lose anything and the real sufferers gain so much. And it costs the industry nothing.


Sweet lord get out of my brain.  I came into say:  One of my kids does have a terrible gluten allergy so please STFU... I don't care if it's a stupid fad diet that some people want to partake in, the increased choices I have is fantastic.
 
2017-03-18 09:19:57 AM  
I'm getting a little weary of every-farking-thing I read starting off with the political nonsense.

Even one about food. FFS, give it a rest.

/Just the facts, ma'am.
 
2017-03-18 09:30:27 AM  

Basily Gourt: I'm getting a little weary of every-farking-thing I read starting off with the political nonsense.

Even one about food. FFS, give it a rest.

/Just the facts, ma'am.



It can't be avoided since facts have a well-known liberal bias.
 
2017-03-18 09:30:30 AM  
TFA: "(2) a chemical resin that the Food and Drug Administration as well as every other regulatory agency that has weighed in on this subject has declared safe "

Meanwhile on a .gov safety website:

"Bisphenol A (BPA) is a chemical produced in large quantities for use primarily in the production of polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins. The NTP Center for the Evaluation of Risks to Human Reproduction completed a review of BPA in September 2008. The NTP expressed 'some concern for effects on the brain, behavior, and prostate gland in fetuses, infants, and children at current human exposures to bisphenol A.' "

https://www.niehs.nih.gov/health/topics/agents/endocrine/
 
2017-03-18 09:32:46 AM  

FleshMonkey: Everyone has this all wrong. This is one of the greatest marketing coups in history.

Back in the day, celiac disease was super difficult to manage. Sufferers had limited and terrible diets. Appeals to the food industry fell on deaf ears. They would not retool because there was no market. Celiacs were too rare to support gluten free food production being wide spread.

So some genius created a market by convincing idiots to demand gluten free. Now celiac sufferers can eat a good diet with certainty.

This gluten free craze is brilliant. The idiots don't lose anything and the real sufferers gain so much. And it costs the industry nothing.


...huh?! I'm not sure that's a useful or productive attitude, honestly.

For example, Bolivia's agriculture is shot to hell because of this bullshiat. The only reason you've heard of quinoa is because of these food crazes - both vegan and gluten-free diners love quinoa because it's a high-protein, gluten-free grain. Problem is, it used to be the subsistence grain of Peru and Bolivia - but, thanks to Western demand, they can't afford to eat it any more. Farms are expanding, ditching corn production in favor of quinoa, almost all of which is shipped north, yet their food stability is crashing - quinoa now costs more than chicken in Peru.

Prices for gluten-free products are higher - about 160% more expensive - and that's seen as progress, as they used to be 242% higher. The best part? Many of those products are less healthy than their normal counterparts, because they may be higher in fat and lower in protein, especially when they're packed with cheaper replacement starches, like rice or tapioca flour. The folks hopping onto the gluten-free craze are not eating as well as they should, because most of these folks have no clue as to how prevalent gluten really is and what celiac disease sufferers really go through to avoid it - they want the appearance of following a food fad, not the actual, annoying hoops celiac disease suffers go through.

So, cheering that millions of people have been duped, made less healthy, or impoverished so that a few million, at most, can have a slightly better selection at the supermarket doesn't seem right to me. It's like cheering about how the OxyContin fad and the millions of addicts hooked on it has driven down the price of opioids for the few folks that actually need them, and mocking the addicts for being stupid enough to get hooked on it.
 
2017-03-18 09:33:49 AM  

dennysgod: Basily Gourt: I'm getting a little weary of every-farking-thing I read starting off with the political nonsense.

Even one about food. FFS, give it a rest.

/Just the facts, ma'am.


It can't be avoided since facts have a well-known liberal bias.


You really should at least skim through the article before making an ass of yourself.

FTA-"Liberals have their own anti-science biases"
 
2017-03-18 09:34:34 AM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: FleshMonkey: Everyone has this all wrong. This is one of the greatest marketing coups in history.

Back in the day, celiac disease was super difficult to manage. Sufferers had limited and terrible diets. Appeals to the food industry fell on deaf ears. They would not retool because there was no market. Celiacs were too rare to support gluten free food production being wide spread.

So some genius created a market by convincing idiots to demand gluten free. Now celiac sufferers can eat a good diet with certainty.

This gluten free craze is brilliant. The idiots don't lose anything and the real sufferers gain so much. And it costs the industry nothing.

Sweet lord get out of my brain.  I came into say:  One of my kids does have a terrible gluten allergy so please STFU... I don't care if it's a stupid fad diet that some people want to partake in, the increased choices I have is fantastic.


...Jesus, now I understand how Trump got elected. "Fark you, got mine" isn't just for the rich, I guess.
 
2017-03-18 09:35:08 AM  
I have five sisters and two brothers.  My  mother and two of my sisters have gluten intolerance.  The rest of us our fine, but one of my gluten intolerant sisters is constantly trying to convince everyone that they too must secretly be gluten intolerant, and if they would only give up gluten, they would be so much healthier and happier.  She is also very religious, and uses this same argument with the same level of conviction to convince people to either give up gluten, or to become Mormon (her faith) or often both.  Really, watching her operate, and the conviction she does so with gluten, has taught me so much about religious fervor, and the reaction to "sin."  Anything, no matter how harmless to most people, that occasionally causes suffering in a minority, can and will become sin.  Though my sister hasn't declared eating bread a sin, I can foresee the eventual rise of a religion that views the eating of bread, the way Muslims and Jews look at eating pork.
 
2017-03-18 09:35:15 AM  
I pay $5 a month for Gluten Free Fark
 
2017-03-18 09:41:56 AM  
Obligatory and well worth your time.

How to Become Gluten Intolerant (Funny) - Ultra Spiritual Life episode 12 - with JP Sears
Youtube Oht9AEq1798
 
2017-03-18 09:53:33 AM  
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2017-03-18 10:05:59 AM  

FormlessOne: most of these folks have no clue as to how prevalent gluten really is and what celiac disease sufferers really go through to avoid it


The doctors we've talked to are increasingly of the opinion that with gluten being so prevalent in everything we eat, the general population is starting to build an intolerance to it.  Not everyone who is effected by gluten has celiac disease, those are just the people getting the worse end of the deal.  If my wife eats more than just a few bites of a meal with gluten, she is confined to bed and the bathroom for an entire day.  We've proven it over and over again when stupid family members decided to prepare regular food and insist it's gluten free to try and show my wife her pain is just placebo effect.

I would like to see a citation on the "cheaper replacement starches" comment.  As far as I am aware, the reason wheat is used as a filler for everything is because it's the cheapest of the starches.  I have a hard time believing rice flour is cheaper than wheat flour in the US.

I do feel for the people of Peru and Bolivia.
 
2017-03-18 10:13:33 AM  
My dog is sensitive to gluten, but since he doesn't speak English we didn't figure it out for months. He's not outright allergic,  but his stomach gets upset and his ears will itch. It's amazing how many dog foods and treats contain gluten.
 
2017-03-18 10:17:38 AM  
Fad or no fad, we went gluten free as a family to support my daughters medically restrictive diet. The results surprised me. My wife and I both lost weight. My wife and son, both who had digestive trouble, had it clear up within a few weeks. We got sick notably less and we generally felt better.

I'm the only one in the family who couldn't keep up with it. I was actually dropping too much weight. Most of the time I find myself choosing a GF option when given the choice. When I do eat non GF foods, I can feel the difference. It's a substantial difference.

Whether the reasoning ends up being gluten, FODMAPs, fermentation quirks, or any other damned thing, I don't care. There is something to it. Funny thing is, I think it might be a fermentation or bacteria thing. None of us have the same reaction to traditionally made sourdough as we do to other breads made with rapid rise yeasts.
 
2017-03-18 10:34:27 AM  
As an almost lifelong suffer of "IBS," I finally broke down and actually tried going grain free. More specifically, I went grain free and low-FODMAP. Results have been incredible. I no longer manufacture enough gas to power a small city and am able to live kind of a normal life. Dropped enough pounds that some of the people on here couldn't even bench press them if I attached them to a bar. Energy levels have gone dramatically up. I could go for months and run a 5K every day now. I've got multiple months from the last couple of years where I topped 100 miles in a month. I did slow down on the running, though, because it is hard on you. Moved to Crossfit. -- Fueled by Fire and coffee.

http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/does-non-celiac-gluten-​i​ntolerance-actually-exist/
 
2017-03-18 10:41:11 AM  

FleshMonkey: Everyone has this all wrong. This is one of the greatest marketing coups in history.

Back in the day, celiac disease was super difficult to manage. Sufferers had limited and terrible diets. Appeals to the food industry fell on deaf ears. They would not retool because there was no market. Celiacs were too rare to support gluten free food production being wide spread.

So some genius created a market by convincing idiots to demand gluten free. Now celiac sufferers can eat a good diet with certainty.

This gluten free craze is brilliant. The idiots don't lose anything and the real sufferers gain so much. And it costs the industry nothing.


A college friend of mine has kids with severe gluten allergies. She was very grateful for all the gluten free options. And if being trendy for others meant better options for her kids who needed it, I call that a win-win.
 
2017-03-18 10:48:01 AM  

FormlessOne: SirDigbyChickenCaesar: FleshMonkey: Everyone has this all wrong. This is one of the greatest marketing coups in history.

Back in the day, celiac disease was super difficult to manage. Sufferers had limited and terrible diets. Appeals to the food industry fell on deaf ears. They would not retool because there was no market. Celiacs were too rare to support gluten free food production being wide spread.

So some genius created a market by convincing idiots to demand gluten free. Now celiac sufferers can eat a good diet with certainty.

This gluten free craze is brilliant. The idiots don't lose anything and the real sufferers gain so much. And it costs the industry nothing.

Sweet lord get out of my brain.  I came into say:  One of my kids does have a terrible gluten allergy so please STFU... I don't care if it's a stupid fad diet that some people want to partake in, the increased choices I have is fantastic.

...Jesus, now I understand how Trump got elected. "Fark you, got mine" isn't just for the rich, I guess.


am trying to wrap my brain around the turd mosaic you are trying to paint here.
a- didn't vote for trump so not sure how that is relevant
b- i guess somehow you think greater food choices when necessary for a healthy kid is stiggin it to someone
c- I can see how Trump got elected too because dumbasses like you are the punchline of the democratic party that people can point to and say "you really want these jackholes making decisions for you?" Pat yourself on the back, you helped do something I never thought possible: put Trump in the White House.
 
2017-03-18 11:34:19 AM  

Driedsponge: The doctors we've talked to are increasingly of the opinion that with gluten being so prevalent in everything we eat, the general population is starting to build an intolerance to it.


Because nobody ate bread before about ten years ago. Totally new thing.
 
2017-03-18 11:43:10 AM  

jaytkay: Driedsponge: The doctors we've talked to are increasingly of the opinion that with gluten being so prevalent in everything we eat, the general population is starting to build an intolerance to it.

Because nobody ate bread before about ten years ago. Totally new thing.


You do realise that we made bread a certain way for thousands of years, and only within the last 50-75 years completly change that process, right? You do realise that the process we now use is sped up to favor mass production, and the fermentation process produces a result that is not identical to the past process right? You do realise that the sped up process does not allow for bacteria to fully process the protiens inside the dough, and now our body has to deal with somthing it didn't have to digest in years past right?

So yes. Kind of a new thing.
 
2017-03-18 11:49:59 AM  
// and yes, I do realize I misspelled realize like 3 times.
 
2017-03-18 11:53:43 AM  

jaytkay: Driedsponge: The doctors we've talked to are increasingly of the opinion that with gluten being so prevalent in everything we eat, the general population is starting to build an intolerance to it.

Because nobody ate bread before about ten years ago. Totally new thing.


Because genetic mutations are totally confined to single generations.
 
2017-03-18 12:08:09 PM  

Driedsponge: Because genetic mutations are totally confined to single generations.


Because genetic mutations simultaneously occur in millions of people in one decade, primarily in middle and upper-middle class white people.
 
2017-03-18 12:46:23 PM  
SirDigbyChickenCaesar:

Sweet lord get out of my brain.  I came into say:  One of my kids does have a terrible gluten allergy so please STFU... I don't care if it's a stupid fad diet that some people want to partake in, the increased choices I have is fantastic.

That.   I know one celiac.  He is living large.  And even for those of us that love our gluten, we benefit as well as some of the more exotic flours and grains are more readily available.  I just made a batch of almond cookies because there was almond flour sitting on the gluten free shelf.   It was just sitting there, like I was supposed to buy it or something!

Were they gluten free?  I don't give a shiat.  They were farking delicious.
 
2017-03-18 12:49:49 PM  

italie: Fad or no fad, we went gluten free as a family to support my daughters medically restrictive diet. The results surprised me. My wife and I both lost weight. My wife and son, both who had digestive trouble, had it clear up within a few weeks. We got sick notably less and we generally felt better.

I'm the only one in the family who couldn't keep up with it. I was actually dropping too much weight. Most of the time I find myself choosing a GF option when given the choice. When I do eat non GF foods, I can feel the difference. It's a substantial difference.

Whether the reasoning ends up being gluten, FODMAPs, fermentation quirks, or any other damned thing, I don't care. There is something to it. Funny thing is, I think it might be a fermentation or bacteria thing. None of us have the same reaction to traditionally made sourdough as we do to other breads made with rapid rise yeasts.


My personal opinion is that people's modern western bowel disorders are due in large part to farked up gut flora.  A round of powerful antibiotics you take for strep throat/ear infection/whatever can knock out a good chunk of the microbes in your intestinal tract.  Babies born c-section don't get the "poop inoculation" from their moms that comes with a vaginal birth.

At this point you've got people that might be two generations into substandard gut flora.  shiat transplants might be the only way to go.
 
2017-03-18 12:51:57 PM  

italie: jaytkay: Driedsponge: The doctors we've talked to are increasingly of the opinion that with gluten being so prevalent in everything we eat, the general population is starting to build an intolerance to it.

Because nobody ate bread before about ten years ago. Totally new thing.

You do realise that we made bread a certain way for thousands of years, and only within the last 50-75 years completly change that process, right? You do realise that the process we now use is sped up to favor mass production, and the fermentation process produces a result that is not identical to the past process right? You do realise that the sped up process does not allow for bacteria to fully process the protiens inside the dough, and now our body has to deal with somthing it didn't have to digest in years past right?

So yes. Kind of a new thing.


Good lord, that's the dumbest thing I've ever read.

Here is a clue:  You knead bread to encourage gluten formations.   If you aren't "allowing the bacteria to fully process the proteins" (we call that "yeast," by the way) you will end up with less gluten, not more.

So eat up, cupcake.  This "new thing" bread is right up your alley.

/ Gonna go make a sammich.
// Daves Killer Bread....
 
2017-03-18 12:53:50 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 600x399]


Funny because it's true.  The obvious fact that the big difference between now and 200 years ago is those few people with dangerous allergies and other maladies live now and procreate seems to have escaped those who wonder why such things become more common over time.
 
2017-03-18 12:56:32 PM  

italie: Fad or no fad, we went gluten free as a family to support my daughters medically restrictive diet. The results surprised me. My wife and I both lost weight. My wife and son, both who had digestive trouble, had it clear up within a few weeks. We got sick notably less and we generally felt better.


What causes the weight loss isn't the absence of gluten, it is the absence of simple carbohydrates that your body converts into glucose.   Gluten is a protein found in grains.  Glucose is sugar your body will store as fat.  Both are plentiful in grains.   Eliminating the grains also eliminates the carbs.

Try moving to a whole lot less breads, and eat whole grain when you do, and you'll find a similar result.
 
2017-03-18 12:56:50 PM  

brandent: Marcus Aurelius: [4.bp.blogspot.com image 600x399]

Funny because it's true.  The obvious fact that the big difference between now and 200 years ago is those few people with dangerous allergies and other maladies live now and procreate seems to have escaped those who wonder why such things become more common over time.


Yeah, people forget that old graveyards are chock full of dead babies and toddlers.
 
2017-03-18 01:08:16 PM  
It's great. My niece has celiac and has access to tons of gluten free food because of this.
 
2017-03-18 01:11:21 PM  

Rent Party: italie: jaytkay: Driedsponge: The doctors we've talked to are increasingly of the opinion that with gluten being so prevalent in everything we eat, the general population is starting to build an intolerance to it.

Because nobody ate bread before about ten years ago. Totally new thing.

You do realise that we made bread a certain way for thousands of years, and only within the last 50-75 years completly change that process, right? You do realise that the process we now use is sped up to favor mass production, and the fermentation process produces a result that is not identical to the past process right? You do realise that the sped up process does not allow for bacteria to fully process the protiens inside the dough, and now our body has to deal with somthing it didn't have to digest in years past right?

So yes. Kind of a new thing.

Good lord, that's the dumbest thing I've ever read.

Here is a clue:  You knead bread to encourage gluten formations.   If you aren't "allowing the bacteria to fully process the proteins" (we call that "yeast," by the way) you will end up with less gluten, not more.

So eat up, cupcake.  This "new thing" bread is right up your alley.

/ Gonna go make a sammich.
// Daves Killer Bread....


What part didn't make sense to you? You are contradicting me by rephrasing exactly what I said.

A naturally fermented bread will break down the gluten (read: proteins) in the dough so your body doesn't have to. Both of my grandmothers let their dough, no matter the bread, rise for a few days. My parents used that method, and rapid rise yeast. That makes me 1.5 generations removed from traditional bread making. (read: new thing)

Rapid rise yeast does not fully break down the gluten fully, if at all (yes, more glutens for all!) We've been using this process of rapid rise dough in mass production for under a century. That's .016% of the time we've been making bread, to even the most conservative bible-thumping estimates. So yeah, relatively new thing.
 
2017-03-18 01:23:23 PM  

jaytkay: Driedsponge: Because genetic mutations are totally confined to single generations.

Because genetic mutations simultaneously occur in millions of people in one decade, primarily in middle and upper-middle class white people.


Because medical science hasn't improved one iota in the last decade to more accurately diagnose conditions and their causes, and because poor people have had the exact same access to high quality medical care as middle and upper class citizens.

It's true that many food manufacturers and health nuts have latched on to this as the next savior of our species and have gone a bit crazy with it.  However, there is a noticeable increase in the number of people who are adversely affected by the gluten which is found in 99% percent of every item in a grocery store.  Weather that's from an increase in the intolerance in the general population, or a better medical diagnosis, I don't know.  Maybe it's a bit of both.  But to write the whole thing off as a liberal marketing ploy when there are clearly people suffering from it is just willful ignorance.
 
2017-03-18 01:27:43 PM  
The variety of wheat the world uses changed in the 60s, due to thr "Green Revolution";
this changed the gluten.

Both my wife and son go wacky when eating gluten; my daughter and I do not.

Gluten sensitivity IS REAL!!!!
 
2017-03-18 01:43:41 PM  
Is it ironic or poetic that an article about people incorrectly thinking they have celiac disease, spawns a thread where 90% of commenters are apparently affected with celiac disease?
 
2017-03-18 01:53:41 PM  

Russ1642: It's great. My niece has celiac and has access to tons of gluten free food because of this.


Great for a niece of mine too - her celiac is so bad she can't eat grain fed beef.
 
2017-03-18 02:06:58 PM  
Before I click, is this article gluten free?
 
2017-03-18 02:28:40 PM  

italie: // and yes, I do realize I misspelled realize like 3 times.


No, you were correct.

/Canadian
 
2017-03-18 03:26:26 PM  

FleshMonkey: Everyone has this all wrong. This is one of the greatest marketing coups in history.

Back in the day, celiac disease was super difficult to manage. Sufferers had limited and terrible diets. Appeals to the food industry fell on deaf ears. They would not retool because there was no market. Celiacs were too rare to support gluten free food production being wide spread.

So some genius created a market by convincing idiots to demand gluten free. Now celiac sufferers can eat a good diet with certainty.

This gluten free craze is brilliant. The idiots don't lose anything and the real sufferers gain so much. And it costs the industry nothing.


Except for all the gluten free stuff with gluten in it, which won't bother 98% of the people buying it.
 
2017-03-18 03:54:15 PM  
Celiac disease affects a tiny percentage of the population and yet "gluten free" is wide-spread.  Around 1/3rd of the country is lactose intolerant, and I can find 1 variety of lactose free ice cream.

HINT TO ICE CREAM MAKERS

Your sales will go up if you market  lactose free ice creams.
 
2017-03-18 04:01:46 PM  

yakmans_dad: Your sales will go up if you market lactose free ice creams.


Sherbert
 
2017-03-18 04:06:18 PM  
I will kill for a decent gluten free lactose free pizza recipe.

For my girlfriend's daughter.
 
2017-03-18 04:11:16 PM  

yakmans_dad: Celiac disease affects a tiny percentage of the population and yet "gluten free" is wide-spread.  Around 1/3rd of the country is lactose intolerant, and I can find 1 variety of lactose free ice cream.

HINT TO ICE CREAM MAKERS

Your sales will go up if you market  lactose free ice creams.


Breyers has so little dairy that it can no longer legally be called ice cream, it does not melt, and cats won't touch it. So there's that.
 
2017-03-18 04:26:49 PM  

Vlad_the_Inaner: yakmans_dad: Your sales will go up if you market lactose free ice creams.

Sherbert


Sherbert has milk.
Sorbet has water.

And it's irrelevant. People with celiac disease could just eat rice crackers, too. Why not accommodate the people with lactose intolerance? Not doing so leaves around 1/3rd of the population unserved.
 
2017-03-18 05:02:53 PM  

vudukungfu: I will kill for a decent gluten free lactose free pizza recipe.

For my girlfriend's daughter.


Pizza dough needs a high protein content to work properly. So gluten-free pizza dough is a problem.
 
2017-03-18 05:13:34 PM  
I'm just glad I'm not gluten sensitivite because I farking love all kinds of breads, pastries, pretzels, English muffins, pizza and beer.
 
2017-03-18 05:38:35 PM  

FleshMonkey: vudukungfu: I will kill for a decent gluten free lactose free pizza recipe.

For my girlfriend's daughter.

Pizza dough needs a high protein content to work properly. So gluten-free pizza dough is a problem.


Honey. The secret is honey.

//Took almost a year to get GF pizza crust right.
 
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