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#16 FaithInScienceToo

 
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Posted 05 November 2005 - 11:29 AM

Hi. I just posted this link on the other thread about this:

http://www.oprah.com...tows_main.jhtml

It's the page on Oprah's site for e-mailing the producers.

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Posted 07 November 2005 - 06:00 AM

http://www.oprah.com...tows_main.jhtml

Above is Oprah's weblink (thanks to Gina for posting).

This is our first official week to e-mail Oprah about celiac disease. If your last name begins with an 'A', then it's your turn to e-mail you story to Oprah's producers. Many of you were excited about this idea and didn't want to wait for your week and I applaud your enthusiasm. However I would ask that you send another note when it is your week. If we all bombard the producers at once, they'll be annoyed and then be glad it's over. We need to be consistent - keeping our issue on their mind, week after week. And the reason I'm not asking everyone to e-mail only on Monday is that I want someone sending a note every single day.

Obvioulsy what you say in your 'show idea' is your business but bluelotus made a very important point. Oprah had a huge legal problem when she said she wouldn't eat beef. She is NOT going to do a show about celiac disease and say that all grains are bad for everyone so if that is your viewpoint I wouldn't necessarily share that or you may be thwarting our efforts.

Good luck and have a great week!
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#18 Judyin Philly

 
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Posted 07 November 2005 - 07:38 AM

Excelent post and good points and thanks to Gina for posting her easily accessable web-site.
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#19 FaithInScienceToo

 
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Posted 07 November 2005 - 08:36 AM

Oprah had a huge legal problem when she said she wouldn't eat beef. She is NOT going to do a show about celiac disease and say that all grains are bad for everyone so if that is your viewpoint I wouldn't necessarily share that or you may be thwarting our efforts.

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Just wanted to address a few points you made here:

I don't think you have to worry about Oprah saying she won't eat wheat, unless she tests positive for gluten problems, in which case she can say that without worrying about the wheat producers sueing her :-)

Anyway...I also don't think anyone replied saying that we should say that 'all grains are bad'...unless I missed a post...did I?

BUT, trying to influence the show's producers to do a show about 'common foods' that can cause health problems and how to find out if 'your' health problems are being caused by them, is not a bad idea, in my opinion, and would not thwart our efforts...Celiac disease would, of course, be addressed in such a show, so it increases our chances of 'getting celiac disease on Oprah.'

Also, the producers will decide if celiac disease alone warrants an entire show...no matter how many e-mails they get from us...

Personally, even though I have celiac disease, I don't think that celiac disease will get an entire show at this point in time, because I watch Oprah nearly every day, and I know the kind of shows she does -

I believe she would prefer a show that talks to the largest number of people...that is why I think it is better to suggest to the producers, as I did in my e-mail, that they do a show about 'common foods that can be harming you'...such as gluten and dairy proteins...They can also address how to find out if your health issues my be caused by them...I suggested that they have Celiacs on in one segment - especially those who have suffered for decades (like some of us have) prior to diagnosis.

Respectfully submitted.
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#20 floridanative

 
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Posted 07 November 2005 - 11:14 AM

I agree with Gina's points. I think gluten sensitivity and celiac disease could make an entire show, but then again I'm not a tv producer.

And Gina - yes I've seen many posts from people (on other threads) that think every human should stay away from wheat. Surely you've seen them too. I whole heartily believe that if any producer thinks there's even hint of a lawsuit potential type topic brought up, they'd never even bring it up to Oprah.
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Posted 07 November 2005 - 11:46 AM

I think this is a fabulous idea. Even if Oprah has talked about it before... just mention in your email how MANY new members we get every day on this site and how many MORE are diagnosed every day.

She might even take the opportunity to plug some of the yummy foods available to us.

Count me in on the "F" week!!
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Posted 07 November 2005 - 05:06 PM

There's a doctor that she frequently has on the show. He's always educating her audience about the human body. Perhaps, when it's my turn to ping Oprah, I could use that tact -- ask her to invite the doctor to address celiac disease and offer experts such as Danna Korn and Shelly Case. We could also suggest that she have a cooking segment with Carol Fenster or Bette Hagman. Maybe Art Smith could join in and adopt some of his recipes for Celiacs. How's that for a show!

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#23 FaithInScienceToo

 
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Posted 07 November 2005 - 05:17 PM

And Gina - yes I've seen many posts from people (on other threads) that think every human should stay away from wheat. Surely you've seen them too. I whole heartily believe that if any producer thinks there's even hint of a lawsuit potential type topic brought up, they'd never even bring it up to Oprah.

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Right... we should not, of course, suggest that 'all' grains are bad' or even that all people need to stay away from wheat...and, trying to suggest anything along those lines would not be productive...point taken.

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#24 FaithInScienceToo

 
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Posted 07 November 2005 - 05:24 PM

She might even take the opportunity to plug some of the yummy foods available to us.

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Perhaps the show could even do a blind taste test for non-diagnosed audience members...comparing gluten-free foods to 'the real thing'....
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Posted 08 November 2005 - 11:00 AM

While we're at it, what about People Magazine, 20/20 with perhaps John Stossel exposing the hidden sources of wheat and difficulties of gluten sensitive individuals, Ladies Home Journal, Prevention, the Today Show, and so on. If enough things get thrown out there, some are bound to stick.
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Posted 08 November 2005 - 11:23 AM

While we're at it, what about People Magazine, 20/20 with perhaps John Stossel exposing the hidden sources of wheat and difficulties of gluten sensitive individuals, Ladies Home Journal, Prevention, the Today Show, and so on.  If enough things get thrown out there, some are bound to stick.

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That is an excellent idea, and probably a much better chance of it actually happening.
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Posted 08 November 2005 - 05:25 PM

Count me in too...sounds like fun
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Posted 08 November 2005 - 05:34 PM

Everyone is coming up with such great ideas! I think any and all publicity is good for us. I love John Sossel's style so I'm going to e-mail him too. Can't you just hear him now - it takes on average 11 years to get diagnosed with Celiac Disease in the Us - give me a break!.... Excellent!
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Posted 10 November 2005 - 02:37 PM

AMAZING idea! I'm sending her an email through the website right now.

-Jackie

P.S. - I will be SO excited if they do a show about it. I hope some of us can fly to Chicago to be on the show!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted 10 November 2005 - 04:33 PM

Well, my name starts with D so I just E-mailed Oprah. Hope it helps! Maybe its an omen, but as I E-mailed her show, Oprah is on "The Insider". I'm hearing her voice as I write this :D
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