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Old 04-21-2011, 01:33 PM   #7641
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I'll feel terrible if I do. Gluten and sugar
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Ok, I've gotta ask the obvious question: What the hell is wrong with gluten?

Gluten comes from wheat. It occurs naturally. It doesn't cause cancer or brain-damage. It's mostly protein, and current pop-science tells us that protein is good for us.

Seriously, what's the big deal all of a sudden? Are we, as a society, going to ultimately reach a point where we feel that water is bad for us?
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Ok, I've gotta ask the obvious question: What the hell is wrong with gluten?

Gluten comes from wheat. It occurs naturally. It doesn't cause cancer or brain-damage. It's mostly protein, and current pop-science tells us that protein is good for us.

Seriously, what's the big deal all of a sudden? Are we, as a society, going to ultimately reach a point where we feel that water is bad for us?
Depends on whether you believe celiac disease may be more common that previously thought.

I have reactive hypoglycemia (different from regular hypoglycemia), which often coincides with celiac disease. Gluten (and simple carbs and sugars in general) make me feel bad.

I know there's a "gluten-free" fad going on right now, but that doesn't change the medical reality for people with celiac disease.
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Old 04-21-2011, 03:33 PM   #7644
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For years, many cases went undiagnosed. My Granddaughter was finally diagnosed a few years ago and putting her on a gluten free diet has done wonders. She no longer gets stomach aches at night and is thriving and growing normally now.
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Ok, so I understand that some people are allergic to / intolerant of certain things. Wheat, milk, pollen, latex, and so on.

Personally, I'm horribly allergic to dogs / cats / etc. Loratadine + Pseudoephedrine (eg: Claratin D) helps somewhat.

But this has gone beyond whatever very small percentage of the population has a legitimate medical reason for avoiding a certain substance. It's as though gluten has become the new saccharin- it's being made out to just be somehow evil in general.
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That's typical though -- if celiac disease was under-diagnosed in the past, and now a larger percentage of people are being diagnosed and seeing good results from a gluten-free diet, it makes sense that a lot of other people who have undiagnosed digestive/regulatory issues would investigate the issue and try out a gluten-free diet to see if it helps.

That some companies will take advantage of this and promote "gluten-free" as if it's a universal toxin is nothing more than free-market capitalism.
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Old 04-21-2011, 03:51 PM   #7647
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On that basis, I've always thought it would be funny to open up shop as a boutique producer of "healthy" foods, and start labeling products as being free of substances which are either entirely benign or which would never be found in whatever product you are selling anyway.

For instance, you might label a loaf of bread as being "hexavalent chromium free".
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Hydrogen Dioxide free.

It's a deadly poison when inhaled.
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Hydrogen Dioxide free.

It's a deadly poison when inhaled.
I think you mean Dihydrogen Monoxide. In addition to being fatal if inhaled, it is a primary component of acid rain, is found in nearly 100% of excised cancerous tumors, and is frequently responsible for causing electrical failures. It degrades the effectiveness of automobile brakes, contributes to the greenhouse effect, causes the erosion of forests, and can eat through solid steel.

And yet, despite these dangers, dihydrogen monoxide is used
  • as an industrial solvent and coolant.
  • in nuclear power plants.
  • in the production of Styrofoam.
  • as a fire retardant.
  • in many forms of cruel animal research.
  • in the distribution of pesticides. (Even after washing, produce remains contaminated by this chemical.)
  • as an additive in certain "junk-foods" and other food products.
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Let's not forget about "Boosting Athletic Performance".
Yet another reason to outlaw it.
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Frickin' government employees taking the day off...I need my license plate, you lazy punks.
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today is not a holiday...
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Ever searched up your username in google? Interesting **** pops up that you have completely forgot about...
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today is not a holiday...
It's "Good Friday", the Friday before Easter Sunday. Seems like a, It definitely is a religious holiday, but my brother goes to a public high school was off today, and I, who attends a state college, had class. WTF is this ****?
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i work for government, it's not a federal holiday. albeit no one was at work today.
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i work for government, it's not a federal holiday. albeit no one was at work today.
Government ditch day.
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Tax collector's office was completely closed, doors locked, sign on the door.
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Has anyone gotten away with reusing the old head gasket, or am I absolutely boned to buy a new one. Yeah, its not much but im really really broke... just filled up the bronco.
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