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#91 GlutenFreeManna

 
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Posted 31 March 2011 - 01:30 PM

on the news:

http://www.kjct8.com...743/detail.html


This is great! They actually tried to locate him to interview him. Just from looking at his FB page before he took it down it appears he moved back to Pawcatuck (Pascatuck? not sure of the spelling) New Jersey. He graduated from High School there so it's his home town apparently. Anyone care to alert the media of his new whereabouts? I would love to hear him try to explain himself....
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Posted 31 March 2011 - 01:33 PM

This is great! They actually tried to locate him to interview him. Just from looking at his FB page before he took it down it appears he moved back to Pawcatuck (Pascatuck? not sure of the spelling) New Jersey. He graduated from High School there so it's his home town apparently. Anyone care to alert the media of his new whereabouts? I would love to hear him try to explain himself....



Gee, I am no techie, but I would think one TWEET or one Facebook post from someone would start that ball rolling.....does anyone do either of those??
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Posted 31 March 2011 - 06:02 PM

Well we already know he is "Gluten Intolerant" :angry: :ph34r: but seriously, I was thinking today that he prolly is Celiac and has been getting glutened constantly at work and doesn't know his horrible moods and irritability are stemming from his undiagnosed Celiac/Gluten Intolerance....and he is having the neurological symptoms I get...irritability with everyone and really bad moods. :o

Wow! If he is...where will he find a support group? :huh:
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Posted 31 March 2011 - 08:13 PM

on the news:

http://www.kjct8.com...743/detail.html

wowwww, this is fantastic!
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Posted 31 March 2011 - 08:28 PM

I had to do a few things this morning but came back and did a bit more googling. He appears to work for a restaurant called Beau Jo's in Glenwood Springs Colorado. If you look he is mentioned on this page,
http://www.merchantc...934/review/list
http://www.beaujos.com/
They have a bunch of gluten-free items on their menu... Looks like a chain. I imagine they would love to know about this fabulous chef who is a part time doctor/psychiatrist since apparently he knows better than his customers if they do have in fact celiac disease. I wonder how many people have left there and been sick for days or had vacations ruined because of him.

Here is a quote from their site..."Our commitment to you, our customers, neighbors, friends and employees is that we will operate in a socially responsible manner. Creating the highest quality food along with healthy options and choices for those with dietary challenges."

I am just appalled, I've never eaten there, don't even know this guy other than the comment a friend made and it still has me incensed over it. I know only too well how it is to be glutened when eating out. It isn't a trivial thing in the least.


Mr. Cardone is not employed at any Beau Jo's restaurant. Our Glenwood Springs restaurant, where Mr. Cardone was briefly employed in early 2008, has been closed for almost a year. During the short time that he was employed at the Glenwood Springs restaurant, we received no reports of gluten poisoning. As many of our gluten intolerant patrons know, we take extremely thorough and careful measures to insure the quality and edibility of our products to all of our customers. We are remarkably aware of the issues confronting those who are gluten intolerant due to lifelong friendships with several people who suffer this unfortunate affliction. We offer a limited number of gluten-free products that we are confident will not be harmful to our friends and other members of the public. The despicable comments made by Mr. Cardone were posted almost 3 years after he was terminated at our company. The statement he made clearly demonstrate that he never engaged in these activities while at Beau Jo's since we are unable and unwilling to offer a gluten free pasta due to the possibility of contamination with products that contain gluten. We currently have gluten free pizza and sandwiches. The sandwich bread and the pizza crust are made by "Deby's Gluten Free". Our procedures for preparation are designed to prevent cross contamination, are strict and they are followed by our kitchen staff.
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Posted 01 April 2011 - 04:22 AM

Wow!! The news story is fantastic! I hope they keep going and track him down in NJ!!
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Posted 01 April 2011 - 04:25 AM

Is anyone here mildly annoyed by the statements made by the journalist and physician focusing on the minor issues with only a passing reference to the "oh by the way..it can lead to cancer, etc" as a mere afterthought? It almost makes me cringe when the "experts" seem so much like the doctors I would have avoided after I knew better. Maybe I am just being extra sensitive this morning. I think the public face of education in this matter should focus on the systemic impact of long term exposure and not the "potty" issues that make this easy to mock. What about the supposition put forth that for every cross contamination exposure it has the potential to put gut healing back 3-6 months? Just saying.
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Posted 01 April 2011 - 04:43 AM

Well we already know he is "Gluten Intolerant" :angry: :ph34r: but seriously, I was thinking today that he prolly is Celiac and has been getting glutened constantly at work and doesn't know his horrible moods and irritability are stemming from his undiagnosed Celiac/Gluten Intolerance....and he is having the neurological symptoms I get...irritability with everyone and really bad moods. :o
Wow! If he is...where will he find a support group? :huh:



Meatie girl!
Great minds think alike. ;) that's exactly what I was saying!!! :D ...I mean, really...he is pretty IRRITABLE!! (of course, I tend to think all irritable people I know may be celiacs)...LOL LOL
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“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

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Posted 01 April 2011 - 05:06 AM

Is anyone here mildly annoyed by the statements made by the journalist and physician focusing on the minor issues with only a passing reference to the "oh by the way..it can lead to cancer, etc" as a mere afterthought? It almost makes me cringe when the "experts" seem so much like the doctors I would have avoided after I knew better. Maybe I am just being extra sensitive this morning. I think the public face of education in this matter should focus on the systemic impact of long term exposure and not the "potty" issues that make this easy to mock. What about the supposition put forth that for every cross contamination exposure it has the potential to put gut healing back 3-6 months? Just saying.
CS



BRAVO!!! I feel the same way!!! Thanks for saying this!!

I can't wrap my brain around it sometimes---how I have been affected from head to toe, inside and out, dozens of debilitating symptoms that were leading me to a wheelchair, a mental health ward or a coffin, had I not been so persistent.....the potty issue is just a fraction of all that has happened to me and that was pretty bad in itself. And you are also correct when you say that even those who DO have a bit of understanding (i.e. doctors <_< ) of the issue never look beyond the GI symptoms. It's just wrong. Had I listened to the dozens of "experts" I consulted in the last 12 years or so, I would have just continued to take the drugs they push for symptom management and have developed MORE autoimmune diseases (like the rest of my family) or be dead by now.

I am just one of millions---look at all of us on here!!
If the medical community doesn't really GET IT, how can we expect the rest of the people to understand it either?

Because of ALL the body systems involved, it is EXACTLY why it takes so long for diagnosis.

There needs to be a better understanding of gluten intolerance/celiac.

Maybe this controversy will make that happen.I hope someone with some clout will issue press releases and seize this opportunity. We can only hope.
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"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
I. Win. bliss-smiley-emoticon.gif


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Posted 01 April 2011 - 06:08 AM

I am just one of millions---look at all of us on here!!
If the medical community doesn't really GET IT, how can we expect the rest of the people to understand it either?

Because of ALL the body systems involved, it is EXACTLY why it takes so long for diagnosis.

There needs to be a better understanding of gluten intolerance/celiac.


Profound!
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Posted 01 April 2011 - 09:11 AM

http://www.nydailyne..._facebook_.html
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Posted 01 April 2011 - 09:35 AM

Courtesy of Celiac Chicks--

http://gothamist.com...g_to_gluten.php
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Posted 01 April 2011 - 09:40 AM

The article jerseyangel just posted has this final quote...

"... earlier this month the Times reported that a growing number of "purist" chefs are pushing back against what they see as excessive customer fussiness. Celebrity chef David Chang says he thinks "The special requests are ridiculous. My personal opinion is that a lot of people say they have a special allergy or they don’t like something so they can get better service." [Via Zagat Buzz]


gee, that kind of attitude doesn't help our situation one bit... :angry: :angry: requesting gluten-free meals isn't being "fussy" :blink:

Do you guys think people would "pretend" to have allergies to get better service?? I think the OPPOSITE happens.
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"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

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I. Win. bliss-smiley-emoticon.gif


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Posted 01 April 2011 - 09:46 AM

once you go viral...it's hard to "take it back"...he can run, but he can't hide....scurry, little mouse, scurry....!! :lol:

BTW, he trashed EVERYONE on his page, not just us...he is one angry, messed up dude....sad...


I made screen shots just encase. I imagine tons of folks did the same. That's how it goes in the viral world. :)
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Posted 01 April 2011 - 09:56 AM

I am still rather irritated by the Times article!!!....chefs are perceiving special requests as "excessive customer fussiness"...!! WOW!! what happened to the food SERVICE industry?? If I am paying outrageous prices for my meals, you should specialty prepare it, no matter what I request!!

If just one of these outspoken "chefs" would develop a food allergy or intolerance, he/she would change that arrogant stance in a heartbeat.

This whole thing makes me so angry....can I say swear words on here?? :unsure: ah, okay....I'll just THINK them....:D :D :D
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"Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way we cope with it makes the difference." Virginia Satir

"The strongest of all warriors are these two - time and patience." Leo Tolstoy

"If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else" Booker T. Washington

“If idiots could fly, the sky would be like an airport.”― Laura Davenport 

"Do or do not. There is no try. "-  Yoda.

"LTES"  Gem 2014

 

Misdiagnosed for 25+ years; Finally Diagnosed with Celiac  11/01/10.  Double DQ2 genes. This thing tried to kill me. I view Celiac as a fire breathing dragon --and I have run my sword right through his throat.
I. Win. bliss-smiley-emoticon.gif





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