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Posted 02 August 2014 - 03:38 AM Edited by F4L?, 02 August 2014 - 03:42 AM.

So it turns out unless you have been diagnosed a coeliac, "gluten sensitivity" doesn't exist, you're inventing symptoms in your head, you're a coeliac or you're not, however there have only been a few studies into this so it's not necessarily a fact yet.

"1% of Americans have Coeliac a disease, yet 18% of Americans are on a gluten free diet with self diagnosed issues."

http://www.businessi...lication-2014-5

I found this interesting because it seems to be the hip thing to be gluten free and I think it's ridiculous that 17% of people are making up their symptoms.

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 03:43 AM

Placebo effect ftw!

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 03:50 AM

Anyone with half a brain knows that the  gluten fad is just a marketing scam in the same vein as the labeling of things like gummi candy as fat free.

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 03:52 AM

Anyone with half a brain knows that the  gluten fad is just a marketing scam in the same vein as the labeling of things like gummi candy as fat free.

Said he who is alergic to wheat gluten!


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Posted 02 August 2014 - 03:55 AM

This gluten awareness craze will pass.


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Posted 02 August 2014 - 03:55 AM

I never understood why people consider "gluten free" foods to be better for you unless they are severely allergic. It's like saying protein is bad for you and Skittles cure cancer.

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 03:59 AM

Remember when everybody had ADD?

I even had ADD!


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Posted 02 August 2014 - 04:09 AM

Remember when everybody had ADD?
I even had ADD!


awww...I had adhd.....damn them doctors building up my tolerance to ice :(
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Posted 02 August 2014 - 04:31 AM

On the flip side, more 'self-diagnosed' people who start buying gluten free products has to be a good thing for those who actually have celiacs. The range of gluten free products here are pretty sh*t.

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 04:52 AM

I've never self diagnosed as gluten intolerant or anything but I have noticed that after a night of drinking wheat beer my muscles will feel sore the day after. I've heard it's from having a reaction with the wheat and I haven't noticed it when I drink non-wheat beer but I have no idea if it's due to the gluten. I don't really eat wheat much as it is anyway so maybe I'm just sensitive to it.


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Posted 02 August 2014 - 05:08 AM

Remember when everybody had ADD?

I even had ADD!

 

It made it rough when people who actually have add and adhd (like myself). It's not fun, especially when people try to hit you up for adderall when you actually need to use it as prescribed. Then you get the assholes who shout 'THEY MISDIAGNOSE THAT sh*t, YOU DON'T HAVE THAT' at you when it's legitimately diagnosed.

 

Gluten sensitivity is largely a bullsh*t marketing scheme geared towards dumb white people who don't know how to eat well on their own. That said, I think it still raises awareness for people to actually think about what they put inside their bodies. If you think about what gluten does, and how your body treats it, you think about the other things that you eat, and how your body processes (or doesn't) those things.

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 05:11 AM

isn't glutton basically sugar...but easier for the body to absorb than artificial sugar...I could be thinking of starch.

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 05:24 AM Edited by Voodoo, 02 August 2014 - 05:33 AM.

Starch is sugar, or glucose. Don't confuse gluten with glucose. There is no such thing as a sugar that is easier to absorb. Sugar is energy.

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 08:43 AM

My mom was diagnosed by doctors as having gluten intolerance... So the doctors are bullsh*tting? Anyway I agree that going gluten-free after self-diagnosing oneself is stupid, but I understand why; I can't eat regular pasta without getting massive stomache-aches and sh*tting like it was going out of fashion, so I try to steal some of my coeliac sister's spaghetti whenever I can


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Posted 02 August 2014 - 11:30 AM

I could not survive without gluten, pretty much all the carbohydrate I eat contains tons of it. I have tried gluten free pasta and it tastes disgusting, and it was completely inedible after reheating and I had to throw it away.

I feel for you.

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 11:52 AM Edited by Mark, 02 August 2014 - 11:53 AM.

The other half has IBS which is alleviated a tad by gluten free ingredients (along with avoiding certain other foods), so she's quite liking this extra choice on the market.

She wouldn't class herself as gluten intolerant though.

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Posted 02 August 2014 - 09:31 PM

Although people still might feel bad or bloated after eating gluten regardless of whether they are allergic or not


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Posted 03 August 2014 - 12:18 AM Edited by Marwin Moody, 03 August 2014 - 12:19 AM.

Today I ate regular spaghetti from the fridge for breakfast. My asshole is literally bleeding and 2/5ths of this fine saturday have been devoted to sh*tting. In addition, I've got violent stomach cramps. My mother is diagnosed as being intolerant and my older sister is a full-blown coeliac. Now call me crazy, but I think there might be something to this whole 'gluten intolerance' thing

 

e: for the record I'm not on a gluten-free diet, I'm just saying that gluten intolerance seems pretty real to me

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Posted 03 August 2014 - 12:30 AM

My mom was diagnosed by doctors as having gluten intolerance... So the doctors are bullsh*tting? Anyway I agree that going gluten-free after self-diagnosing oneself is stupid, but I understand why; I can't eat regular pasta without getting massive stomache-aches and sh*tting like it was going out of fashion, so I try to steal some of my coeliac sister's spaghetti whenever I can

 

That's crazy, I'll get stomach pains also when I eat pastas.. it sucks cause I love spaghetti and all that but I just can't really eat it often. I never would've thought to correlate it with gluten though too.. 

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 05:11 AM

Today I ate regular spaghetti from the fridge for breakfast. My asshole is literally bleeding and 2/5ths of this fine saturday have been devoted to sh*tting. In addition, I've got violent stomach cramps. My mother is diagnosed as being intolerant and my older sister is a full-blown coeliac. Now call me crazy, but I think there might be something to this whole 'gluten intolerance' thing
 
e: for the record I'm not on a gluten-free diet, I'm just saying that gluten intolerance seems pretty real to me


Well according to the research you are either a celiac as well or there is another ingredient that causes issues.

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 08:19 AM

 

Today I ate regular spaghetti from the fridge for breakfast. My asshole is literally bleeding and 2/5ths of this fine saturday have been devoted to sh*tting. In addition, I've got violent stomach cramps. My mother is diagnosed as being intolerant and my older sister is a full-blown coeliac. Now call me crazy, but I think there might be something to this whole 'gluten intolerance' thing
 
e: for the record I'm not on a gluten-free diet, I'm just saying that gluten intolerance seems pretty real to me


Well according to the research you are either a celiac as well or there is another ingredient that causes issues.

 

It's entirely possible considering both my mom (new diagnose) and my older sister are celiacs. I don't want to; I'd rather not sound like some hipster POS. who needs gluten-free. What ever would I do without onion rings, bread that doesn't taste like asbestos, all sorts of delicious chocolates, ice cream cones, hamburgers(!!!!!!!!!!!!(!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!))), and most cereals? And let's not forget, NO BEER!! Oh god, the horror! I can only hope that it's not the gluten in spaghetti that spawns my celiac-like symptoms, and I can continue eating my fat foods and drinking my beer


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Posted 08 August 2014 - 10:18 AM Edited by Fuzzknuckles, 08 August 2014 - 10:18 AM.

Gluten sensitivity - it's the new Bi-Polar Disorder, is as much as people have heard of it and use it to blame unconnected sh*t on. 

 

See also - dyslexia. 90% of 'dyslexics' are actually just stupid. The other 10% can't spell dyslexia. 

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 03:38 PM Edited by Panz, 08 August 2014 - 03:40 PM.

It's a nice weight loss technique, and people seem to think they need an excuse to eat gluten free to eat such things. It's pricier, but it does help people lose weight, regardless of whether they have an intolerance or not. I eat a lot of gluten free foods because I think they taste better and because they tend to have a better balance of the nutrition I want. I'll never say I'm gluten free, though, because that just ain't so.

 

I know a few people with celiac disease who actually can't touch a pinch of gluten, and it sucks for them because they don't want to be gluten free. But then I have other friends who claim to be gluten free because they ate 20 gluten-filled cookies and got a stomach ache. Well, no sh*t, sherlocks, of course you're going to get sick. And of course, there's always the hypochondriacs in my life who think a swollen lymph node is stage 4 cancer. They also eat wheat-free, soy-free, gluten-free, whatever-free because it'll "kill them" or some sh*t. Of course, I catch them eating perfectly normal pre-packaged foods all the time, and they don't seem to have any issues then. ;)

 

I don't really understand why they all seem to need an excuse to eat gluten free. If you want to do it, go for it, but don't mask it with some non-existent illness that others struggle with every day. 

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Posted 08 August 2014 - 07:12 PM

So it turns out unless you have been diagnosed a coeliac, "gluten sensitivity" doesn't exist, you're inventing symptoms in your head, you're a coeliac or you're not

But they are most certainly hypochondriacs!


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Posted 08 August 2014 - 10:57 PM Edited by Flynny, 08 August 2014 - 10:58 PM.

 

 

Today I ate regular spaghetti from the fridge for breakfast. My asshole is literally bleeding and 2/5ths of this fine saturday have been devoted to sh*tting. In addition, I've got violent stomach cramps. My mother is diagnosed as being intolerant and my older sister is a full-blown coeliac. Now call me crazy, but I think there might be something to this whole 'gluten intolerance' thing
 
e: for the record I'm not on a gluten-free diet, I'm just saying that gluten intolerance seems pretty real to me


Well according to the research you are either a celiac as well or there is another ingredient that causes issues.

 

It's entirely possible considering both my mom (new diagnose) and my older sister are celiacs. I don't want to; I'd rather not sound like some hipster POS. who needs gluten-free. What ever would I do without onion rings, bread that doesn't taste like asbestos, all sorts of delicious chocolates, ice cream cones, hamburgers(!!!!!!!!!!!!(!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!))), and most cereals? And let's not forget, NO BEER!! Oh god, the horror! I can only hope that it's not the gluten in spaghetti that spawns my celiac-like symptoms, and I can continue eating my fat foods and drinking my beer

 

Since you seem to only have this problem now it is doubtful it is the gluten, might not have been prepped right or as finn said another ingredient. I had a similar thing with beef, I used to vomit every time after eating beef, thought I had something that made me not digest it properly, turned out to just be really sh*t beef. 

 

Pasta and the like can cause real issues if not done properly, can be hard to f*ck it up to that degree but not impossible, I have seen plenty of students at uni have problems with badly done pasta. Hope you can continue eating what you like :) Don't become a hypochondriac over this like I did.


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Posted 08 August 2014 - 11:17 PM

 

 

 

Today I ate regular spaghetti from the fridge for breakfast. My asshole is literally bleeding and 2/5ths of this fine saturday have been devoted to sh*tting. In addition, I've got violent stomach cramps. My mother is diagnosed as being intolerant and my older sister is a full-blown coeliac. Now call me crazy, but I think there might be something to this whole 'gluten intolerance' thing
 
e: for the record I'm not on a gluten-free diet, I'm just saying that gluten intolerance seems pretty real to me


Well according to the research you are either a celiac as well or there is another ingredient that causes issues.

 

It's entirely possible considering both my mom (new diagnose) and my older sister are celiacs. I don't want to; I'd rather not sound like some hipster POS. who needs gluten-free. What ever would I do without onion rings, bread that doesn't taste like asbestos, all sorts of delicious chocolates, ice cream cones, hamburgers(!!!!!!!!!!!!(!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!))), and most cereals? And let's not forget, NO BEER!! Oh god, the horror! I can only hope that it's not the gluten in spaghetti that spawns my celiac-like symptoms, and I can continue eating my fat foods and drinking my beer

 

Since you seem to only have this problem now it is doubtful it is the gluten, might not have been prepped right or as finn said another ingredient. I had a similar thing with beef, I used to vomit every time after eating beef, thought I had something that made me not digest it properly, turned out to just be really sh*t beef. 

 

Pasta and the like can cause real issues if not done properly, can be hard to f*ck it up to that degree but not impossible, I have seen plenty of students at uni have problems with badly done pasta. Hope you can continue eating what you like :) Don't become a hypochondriac over this like I did.

 

It's been pasta for years though, even before I knew there was such a thing as gluten. I just love spaghetti&beans so much that I didn't give a sh*t(well I did give plenty of sh*ts)


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Posted 09 August 2014 - 07:11 PM

as someone who is coealic, this whole gluten free fad is both welcomed yet despised. i wish i didn't have it and it annoys me when people follow a gluten free diet just because it's the latest trend or whatever. yet if it wasn't for this bandwagon to come rolling along then i wouldn't have as great a selection of gluten free products in local stores. for years i had to (and still) get gluten free bread on prescription from my doctor. now i can go into a supermarket and buy biscuits, cereal, cakes, crisps, pasta, sausages, burgers, fish fingers, etc. It's great. 

 

All i hope for is that when it becomes uncool to be on a gluten free diet that I still have a great selection because unlike these people I've got to follow this diet for life.

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Posted 10 August 2014 - 09:07 PM

My aunt is really into this health food craze bs. I asked her why theres all this gluten free diet stuff when humans have survived for thousands of years without the diet. She couldn't answer the question...


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Posted 12 August 2014 - 12:25 AM Edited by F4L?, 12 August 2014 - 12:27 AM.

^ Well that's not really the point, diseases and illnesses always present themselves, we are still evolving, probably not as much now though, and it is actually the case now that people with disabilities/intolerances/handicaps/diseases ect that would have normally been killed off through natural selection or had their lifespan shortened can continue to live thanks to modern medicine, and then in turn pass those aforementioned things on to new people, this effect can cause an increase in certain diseases and such that didn't seem to exist a long time ago, so it's not necessarily just a breed of hypochondriacs being raised in society.

That's not mentioning other factors like increased food processing, more poisons and toxins present and various other things that can cause illness.

However it is ridiculous 18% of Americans suddenly have gluten issues.
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