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  1. Just came across this person - thought to share the info here - http://www.vegcooking.com/chef-Winters.asp
  2. I see "Fiddle-Faddle" continues to make things up about me - telling others on here I was 'vicious with Tailz' and that I am bi-polar (a total fabrication on her part)... ...perhaps Scott would like to ban Fiddle-Faddle now for that...I believe he should - and, I should PM him at this point now, but won't, unless Fiddle-Faddle continues HER vicious assualt on ME - About Tailz... Tailz is gone, along with her proselytizing about God's will...and her COMPLETELY IRRATIONAL thoughts that Lymme disease was messing up genetic studies about Celiac Disease- THANK GOD Scott banned her - her thoughts couldn't have been much more irrational, and were VERY dangerous to those who come here seeking rational emotional support and REAL Science... ... as soon as I pointed out some of her nasty tricks (in a rational, straight-forward way - NOT vicious), she began to have a melt-down...it was sad to see, but perhaps she needed 'to hit bottom' to begin to lose her obsession and start to deal with her health in a rational fashion. She was so convinced, and wanting to convince everyone else, that her thoughts were the only ones that had any truth to them - it was sad, and SHE became abusive - just like an alcoholic who is confronted...she was/is still? addicted to her beliefs...which were not supported in the real/rational world...if you read her bio info, she states that she believes Lymme is passed down from generation to generation and causes Celiac Disease...and that God made all of us perfect - that environment is responsible for everything... I do hope that she finds a way to break free of her obsession with those thoughts and her desires to 'make it her mission' (as she put it) to convinve the world of it - Anyway - I am copying and pasting below my last post on that lovely 'coping with' thread that Tailz posted in order to promote her Anti-Science stuff about colloidal silver: Hope it clarifies a few things for those who didn't ever read that thread, but have been reading Fiddle-Faddles posts since then - Again, it's SO sad to see people like Tailz, and NOW Fiddle-Faddle, slandering and putting down those of us on here who try to keep this place rational - --------- Two things...just for the record: 1) I am not on any meds for bi-polar - not sure who wrote that, as no time to check - I do, however, take meds for minor depression/anxiety and now also for ADHD - if anyone has a problem with that, you've got problems... 2) Also, below is the full interaction between myself and Scott - please note that I did not address only 'the proselitying' (sp? - sorry, also have dyslexia and a poor memory - doesn't make me inept in my assessment of Tailz, though - what she did on here, was pretty easy to see, if you ask me...anyway...)... Tailz' decisions to write untrue things about those who weren't giving her the replies she wanted to hear was another thing I addressed to Scott - her posts were akin to that bit above about me being on meds for bipolar - no such post appears anywhere by me on this forum - because I am not bi-polar - however, my older sister and paternal aunt are...does that also make me 'irrational?'....OK...back to Tailz - she attacked other members on here who disagreed with her, in both subtle, and not-so-subtle fashions, - not certain if that's the main reason (?) why her posts got nixed, appropriately by Scott - please note, though, that I never asked him to delete anything. Anyway - I didn't, at first, think it necessary to get into the full problem I had with Tailz' posts in this thread, but since some members seem to think I was only '100%pro-Science and somehow anti-religion' .....which I obviously was not...nor did I ever say anything along those lines...I think it best, at this point, to just copy and paste exactly what I wrote to Scott and exactly what he said in reply - please note that my interpretations of Tailz' posts were apparently supported 'across the board' by Admin in his brief and direct reply of "I agree, I warned her again.' AND - apparently SOMEONE ELSE besides myself also complained about her posts...hence the 'again' in there... ...and also note, please... Admin, removed tailz' posts - I did not request that in my PM to him - he chose to do so - and I respect him FULLY for having done so- OK...well...that's it for this trip into cyber-support...can't read all posts, as have to do chores, etc - I just saw the untrue new thing about me being on meds for bipolar, and knew someone was fishing for a reply from me, so there you have it- OK...still hoping to see religion posts in the chat room....and no more untrue posts about members by other members... I see that hasn't occurred, though... but, hope springs eternal... Gina
  3. Alternative Cure? Or Am I Just Hopeful?

    Two things...just for the record: 1) I am not on any meds for bi-polar - not sure who wrote that, as no time to check - I do, however, take meds for minor depression/anxiety and now also for ADHD - if anyone has a problem with that, you've got problems... 2) Also, below is the full interaction between myself and Scott - please note that I did not address only 'the proselitying' (sp? - sorry, also have dyslexia and a poor memory - doesn't make me inept in my assessment of Tailz, though - what she did on here, was pretty easy to see, if you ask me...anyway...)... Tailz' decisions to write untrue things about those who weren't giving her the replies she wanted to hear was another thing I addressed to Scott - her posts were akin to that bit above about me being on meds for bipolar - no such post appears anywhere by me on this forum - because I am not bi-polar - however, my older sister and paternal aunt are...does that also make me 'irrational?'....OK...back to Tailz - she attacked other members on here who disagreed with her, in both subtle, and not-so-subtle fashions, - not certain if that's the main reason (?) why her posts got nixed, appropriately by Scott - please note, though, that I never asked him to delete anything. Anyway - I didn't, at first, think it necessary to get into the full problem I had with Tailz' posts in this thread, but since some members seem to think I was only '100%pro-Science and somehow anti-religion' .....which I obviously was not...nor did I ever say anything along those lines...I think it best, at this point, to just copy and paste exactly what I wrote to Scott and exactly what he said in reply - please note that my interpretations of Tailz' posts were apparently supported 'across the board' by Admin in his brief and direct reply of "I agree, I warned her again.' AND - apparently SOMEONE ELSE besides myself also complained about her posts...hence the 'again' in there... ...and also note, please... Admin, removed tailz' posts - I did not request that in my PM to him - he chose to do so - and I respect him FULLY for having done so- OK...well...that's it for this trip into cyber-support...can't read all posts, as have to do chores, etc - I just saw the untrue new thing about me being on meds for bipolar, and knew someone was fishing for a reply from me, so there you have it- OK...still hoping to see religion posts in the chat room....and no more untrue posts about members by other members... I see that hasn't occurred, though... but, hope springs eternal... Gina HERE ARE THE PMs between myself and Scott - --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I agree, I warned her again. Scott QUOTE admin, You have been sent this communication from FaithInScienceToo via the "Report this post to a moderator" link. ------------------------------------------------ Topic: Alternative Cure? Or Am I Just Hopeful? ------------------------------------------------ Link to post: http://www.glutenfreeforum.com/index.php?a...mp;#entry200194 ------------------------------------------------ Report: Dear Scott, PLEASE let this 'newish, but advanced?' member know that she is not allowed to prothelitize to other members in the 'coping with' section - and that if she wants to write threads that are anti-science or pro-God, she is more than welcome (?I suppose) to do so in the Chat Room. Also - please note that she has made irrational assumptions and negative statements about those who offered her advice contrary to what she wanted to hear - which was, obvisouly, basically only anti-doctors, anti-science, and God-only kinda stuff... She should be told to do not do, in my opinion. Thank you. I hope we can keep this place 'rational' - ------------------------------------------------ Regards, The Gluten-Free Celiac Disease Forum at Celiac.com (Home) team. http://www.glutenfreeforum.com/index.php Gina
  4. Alternative Cure? Or Am I Just Hopeful?

    Seems important to post this info: Admin sent me a PM telling me he agreed with my assessment that Tailz was prothelitizing on here. She was warned, 'again.' Now, I am going back to 'hiatus status,' as life is hectic lately. I only continued communicating with Tailz as it was 'unfinished,' and her replies were something I could not, in good faith, ignore. Take care, everyone - Gina
  5. Alternative Cure? Or Am I Just Hopeful?

    Tailz - you are now USING this support forum section in attempts to protheletize - SO...I am reporting this thread as 'inappropriate' at this point... And...since you asked - Regarding your last irrational assumption about me - you wrote to me, "And how can you be so sure that I do not post with compassion for you?" THAT is a good example of one of your improper assumptions, as I NEVER said ANY such thing... I said you should have thanked many of us for offering advice when you asked for our time, that you should NOT link us to 'the evil docs' you blame, and that you should NOT make assumptions about what anyone here thinks about 'all alternative medicine,' etc... Sadly...You continue to treat ANYONE who mentions science in any way, says that not all docs are evil, as anti-you... ... and now...unfortunately...apparently, as anti-God. Well - now I have only one thing to add: If you want to promote a religion and quote the bible...the chat room is available. Gina
  6. Alternative Cure? Or Am I Just Hopeful?

    Tailz - Again, you have added things to a post (mine, in this case) that were never said, made assumptions, etc - No more comments other than - I guess it feels a bit sad to see someone who is as sick as you spend their energies on blaming "Science" and doctors, and in not showing appreciation for those who took the time to reply. Take care, Gina
  7. Alternative Cure? Or Am I Just Hopeful?

    Sorry, again, but can't spend the time it would take to read ALL replies since my post - I just wanted to say - It's obvious that those who warn against a potential dangerous/deadly alternative medicine treatment have been irrationally characterized as 'against all alternative treatments' or 'as putting (all of) their faith in science' by some others on this thread - that's WRONG, IMHO - and makes me wonder about the ability of such posters to take in comments by others, comments that are/were given with FULL compassion - using personal time that was spent to try to help - I have learned, by being on a forum, unfortunately... that continuing to post when you give sound advice, and then get characterized as 'an extremist,' is not worth it... so, I will not reply 'directly'... I want to say, though, that...I believe when 'automatically rejecting, defensive, somewhat irrational and/or non-appreciative posts' are made, it discourages other members from reaching out... Appreciation of ALL posts and NOT characterizing anyone as 'for or against all alternative treatments, based on advice about one treatment' [colloidal silver, and the lack of scientific research about it], would encourage more members to give support... FYI - I use, and 'believe in,' MANY alternative treatments ...many are not dangerous without scientific suppoort and are worth the exploration - I was never asked me, though, , nor did I say...assumptions were made about me, and others who posted 'in the negative about silver use,' though... What I feel right now... making extreme assumptions when someone who gives 'compassionate, thoughtful advice' and shares their own experiences (tryptophan, in my case)... makes me wonder if perhaps some are too wound up in blaming docs/Science for their condition, and anyone who defends ANY Science, or the use of science FIRST, when considering something 'potential dangerous,' like colloidal silver, is 'the enemy?' Again I, SIMPLY said- and others simply said - that putting something like silver into one's body, without proper scientific research is not advisable, IMO, for the reasons I spent time typing about - that's MY 'considered and compassionate' opinion - one can take it or leave it - but, I feel members should 1) say "Thank you!" for the time spent in ALL replies - and 2) not make 'assumptions about others ' - 3) and, not link members to all of those 'bad docs' held accountable for health problems, just because (and please recall that I said in my reply to someone... 'unless you are terminally ill,' I don't aadvise it...Under those circumstances, IF Science fails...anything goes, in my book.) Thanks, ALL, for listening to my sincere and honest reply. These are simply my feelings about a few replies to my post, and about replies to some others' posts - how one chooses to do 'receive replies' matters, ...that's how I feel about it. It's just too easy for people to not be considerate on Net forums - I think it's important to speak up - so, to others who said things like, "sheesh" etc...this is my saying "sheesh," but with detailed explanation for why... I do, TRULY, wish ALL members the very best in their health choices. The choices we make are very personal, and I respect that, fully - Gina
  8. Coping With Relatives That Don't Understand

    Ain't it the truth ... Well said, Tsomo.
  9. Ignorant Relatives...

    You have a not-so-great mom...you're not alone.... A sugggestion: Since they are supportive of you, have your kids and husband have a planned SERIOUS chat with her, all of them together (without you - when you're out) about how THEY are disappointed with her - and how THEY want her to be a better mother to you, to protect your health, and that it's not a matter of 'what she thinks'...let them defend you.. BUT....ask them, also, to not tell her that you asked for their assistance, so you don't then get the 'so, you couldn't talk with me yourself about it?' looks, comments.... That's all I can think of - good luck!
  10. Starting this post, in hopes that we can all 'chip in' 3 ideas - ...mainly for those who already have done the blood tests or elimination diets for food intolerances, and gotten those foods out of our systems for a good amount of time, but still need help 'feeing really good physically' ...I know this thread will benefit 'newbies,' too, and they are also more than welcome to chime in... SO....please feel free to brainstorm any and all ideas about gut health, and also about attaining/maintaining good health, in general... try to give only 3 ideas, to allow others to brainstorm, too...if all of your ideas aren't on here within a few days...come back and post more :-) THANKS Oh...one more 'constraint' ...PLEASE, do not include non-proven alternative methods that could be dangeorus to someone's health...I would like this thread to be all about suppplements and behaviors that are PROVEN SAFE: THANKS! Gina I'll start: 1) Digestive enzymes 2) Probiotics 3) Regular waking times - to get one's circadian rhythms re-set
  11. Alternative Cure? Or Am I Just Hopeful?

    Sorry, but I didn't have time to read ALL posts - just wanted to say that as someone with an MS degree in research and methodology AND as someone who (before learning about proper research) almost died from consuming 'only' 2 g of Trytophan back when the 'health nuts' said you could consume as much as you want...but it turned out later AFTER research that only 500mg was safe... I have to say: It is IRRESPONSIBLE, once learning about scientific research, to take anything like colloidal silver until and unless there have been PROPER research studies, which means, in the best-case scenario - randomized double-blind studies with a big enough subject pool to give 'a true effect size'... 'Research' does NOT mean 'case studies,' which are merely accounts of a person's or of a few persons' experiences here or there... PLEASE - this is YOUR life...if you are not terminally ill and haven't tried every other proven-safe health-enhancement technique, DON'T try it! It is not like just eliminating a food from your diet...it is introducing someone potentially life-threatening...
  12. Getting Relatives Tested

    Emily - I understand.... the ONLY sibling of mine to get tested, and I expect the only one ever to, is that same bro - after I told him that his reflux, etc could be from celiac - He came out negative, like your dad...but I also told him before he did the blood tests with his doc, that he would need to do the genetic test to rule out celiac, long-term...otherwise he could still 'get' Celiac Disease. I doubt he will ever do the 'retesting every five years' that is currently recommended for first degree relatives of celiacs who do not know if they carry one of the genes for it, and which I made sure to tell him and all my sibs about. They just don't want to hear about any of it, anymore... That's the way my family works... An example: I was the only one in my family to not deny my father's alcoholism, and abusive behaviors (like trying to choke me once when drunk, my older sister another time, pushing my little sister onto her bed and calling her a 'slut,' etc.). Some 'lovely' memories: To help my older sis, I had to threaten to burn my father with an iron once...To help my 11 years younger sis, I called a child abuse hot line when I was 24 when she called me and asked me to come home to help her (the hot line people forced my parents and her into counseling, or they would give me guardianship), and I did 'an intervention' by myself when I was 28 to get him to stop drinking . He would not be alive today if he hadn't stopped drinking... BUT, because I was 'the only one' to not deny our family's 'crap,' I am also 'the scapegoat'...people in denial just do not want to pay attention to those that aren't. I don't really take it personally anymore...it's weird to think of myself as the strong one among 6 'kids'...especially after all of the weak physical feelngs that came with 2 decades of undiagnosed Celiac Disease. Anyway - I know it's hard to see one's father not 'concerned enough' about his health...he's lucky to have you for a daughter. Hope it's OK to say: please keep focusing on yourself - ...all you can do is share the info you have, tell your dad "I Love You and want you to be healthy," and then be a good role model. Love to you -
  13. Ages Of Diagnosis

    YES! It's a new day! GREAT attitude! And...too cute avitar pic.... love it
  14. Getting Relatives Tested

    "Da*ned if you do, and da*ned if you don't " Ah - so you got to be born into one of 'those' families, too? What fun, huh?! About the not telling others about potentially genetic health issues: One of my younger bros got melanoma and hid it from the rest of the family for 2 years...said he didn't want to worry anyone...as soon as I told my Derm Doc that the answer to her, "Does anyone in your family have melanoma?" question was actually "Yes", she finally took off a suspicious area with 3 dark moles from my left wirst - turned out to be pre-melanoma... I have since asked my brother to please not keep stuff from us...but, this 'hiding reality' from others for their own good runs in my family... dysfunctional, since family is supposed to be one's safe place to fall .... Unfortunately, my family is a web...I now try to 'be in the family' without REALLY being 'in it'... ...best to focus on finding supportive friends when you come from my type of family. "Yeah!" for this forum!
  15. Leaky Gut?

    What I know off the top of my head about it: How to help prevent it/heal it: Get all foods out of your system that you 'have a problem with' - do a proper elimination diet. DO NOT take ANY NSAIDS - non-steroidal anti-inflammatories - they help to create the too-permeable to large food molecules (from non-fully digested foods) intestinal lining that IS 'leaky gut' Drink less alcohol Get enough 'pro-biotics' Use digestive enzymes Don't use antibiotics unless absolutely necessary