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Re: A razor-sharp parody of the anti-gluten movement -- not to be confused with a medically diagnosed disease or problem

That's funny, I'm forwarding to two friends who are doctors. Like they both say, there are no tests or even agreement in gi medicine that gluten insensitivity really exists. But, since there are no heath risks to removing gluten from anyone's diet, there is no reason to argue with or try to dissuade the patient. I see this issue at work but not with people I know. But I do know two people who have had stomach and gi problems there entire lives and were diagnosed with Celiac disease when they were in their 40's. One blames Celiac for two divorces, both of her exes thought she was a crazy hypochondriac because she was always sick and always running from doctor to doctor who always referred her to psychiatrists.
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Re: A razor-sharp parody of the anti-gluten movement -- not to be confused with a medically diagnosed disease or problem

On 3/22/2015 Marienkaefer2 said:
On 3/22/2015 ashleigh dupray said:

my bf was shopping with me and we laughed at a container of Quaker oats labeled GLUTEN FREE

op i sent the link to him and was hysterical laughing

My mom has Celiac, and actually oats are one of those things that you do have to be careful about. There can be a small amount of gluten in them, and for a person with high sensitivities, this is a problem.

my comment was not intended to be insensitive to those who have gluten sensitivities

it was more an observation that many grocery shelved foods now have "gluten-free" stamped all over them

the OP posted an amusing link i was just responding


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Re: A razor-sharp parody of the anti-gluten movement -- not to be confused with a medically diagnosed disease or problem

Back in the 80's when cholestrol was the deal....I remember seeing a banana w/ a "No Cholestrol' sticker. Also during that time, my sissy taught 1st grade...she was convinced the was cholestrol was being marketed, in about 6 years, she would have a little girl in her class named "Cholestrol"! Ha.

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On 3/22/2015 Ladybug724 said:
On 3/22/2015 jubilant said:

Well, the soil is contaminated as well as the air. The plants are contaminated. The animals eat what's contaminated and man contaminates them more. The fish and fowl are contaminated, the water is contaminated and organic is not much better.....pray tell........ JUST WHAT CAN WE EAT!!!! That's what I'd like to know?

You can eat Jolly Ranchers. I don't think they are contaminated.

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That was funny. Love the headband hippie look. LOL

I do wonder if the OP will be taken to task for those who do have celiac. Kind of like my hazmat suit on the germ thread. I'll bet it doesn't happen.

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On 3/22/2015 lacey1 said:

If modern day corn and wheat were the same as years ago-but they are GMOs, (genetically modified organisms). I know the FDA is approving them, (makes you wonder who's funding that?).

Read up on how Monsanto has managed to genetically combine insecticide into the corn. If an insect eats this corn, it's guts explode. That way, they don't have to spray as much insecticide onto the crops. The theory is that this GMO corn is causing tiny leaks in human's digestive tracts. The contents leak into the blood stream, the body thinks it's a foreign attack and develops antibodies. So, every time someone ingests this food, the immune system is activated and you feel sick. I'm not saying this because I'm a tree-hugging militant-someone else made me aware of it. I found this information via different sources. There must be something to it. I think it's fascinating, as well as frightening.

I remember watching king corn on pbs when it was first shown. It said they can tell how old someone is by how much corn shows in a strand of their hair when analysed.

From http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/kingcorn/film.html

Ian is now living in Boston, where he roots for the Red Sox and is working on two new documentaries: one on the night sky, and another on the Melungeon community of Vardy Valley, Tennessee. Curt is back home in Oregon, where he is writing and working on film projects as a Food and Society Policy Fellow. The latest hair tests show Ian to be 43 percent corn, and Curt, 39 percent.

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On 3/22/2015 esmeraldagooch said:

I just watched a show on the Bellyfat diet on PBS. It's interesting what grains, rice, corn and seeds do to the body.

Chronic illness, diabetes, heart disease and autoimmune disease can be traced back to inflammation from eating these items. Many times when they stop the problems go away on their own.

Since no one knows why people change their diets, I wouldn't make fun of anyone who chooses to try to make themselves better.

I'm not going to debate the merits or lack thereof of the book.

I do think that you missed the point of this parody, though. In no way was he making fun of people who are diagnosed with an illness or disorder. He made that clear upfront.

He was skewering those who self-righteously adopt a lifestyle change and then never let the rest of us forget it. It happens with most fads of this sort. I certainly remember when low-fat was all the rage.

The fact is, I bet most healthy people who jump on this bandwagon do so without much knowledge, as Jimmy Kimmel found out when he interviewed gluten-free people on the street. Many of them had no idea why they were doing so, and some had no idea what gluten was. You can find the video online.

Glad to know that almost everybody here enjoyed it. I thought it was spot-on.


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On 3/22/2015 Ladybug724 said:
On 3/22/2015 jubilant said:

Well, the soil is contaminated as well as the air. The plants are contaminated. The animals eat what's contaminated and man contaminates them more. The fish and fowl are contaminated, the water is contaminated and organic is not much better.....pray tell........ JUST WHAT CAN WE EAT!!!! That's what I'd like to know?

You can eat Jolly Ranchers. I don't think they are contaminated.

Good, I think I could live with that!! {#emotions_dlg.biggrin}

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On 3/22/2015 jubilant said:
On 3/22/2015 Ladybug724 said:
On 3/22/2015 jubilant said:

Well, the soil is contaminated as well as the air. The plants are contaminated. The animals eat what's contaminated and man contaminates them more. The fish and fowl are contaminated, the water is contaminated and organic is not much better.....pray tell........ JUST WHAT CAN WE EAT!!!! That's what I'd like to know?

You can eat Jolly Ranchers. I don't think they are contaminated.

Good, I think I could live with that!! {#emotions_dlg.biggrin}


But don't Jolly Ranchers have fructose and dyes?{#emotions_dlg.biggrin}

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Funny video, Suzy!! I know a few people who are G Free, and for a couple, no idea really why. And not sure they know why, either. It's a fad thing. We have one friend who did it because of allergies, and it has actually helped some. It cracks me up the things in the store that are labeled Gluten Free. It's gotten pretty ridiculous. Just like labeling apples "vegetarian." Yeah......Smiley Wink