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#1 adab8ca

 
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 12:03 PM

I was at a local health food store buying some organic sausages (on sale) as well as a few other things. I was chatting with the cashier about the crap in the food industry. She then tells me that the WORST food in the world is wheat and that nobody should eat that! I told her (because we had "bonded") nthat it wasn't a problem for me because I have celiac. She exclaims "Ohmigod! You are SO lucky!"
I looked at her questioningly and she explained "well, you can't eat it even if you wanted to!". Ummm. OK.
My husband compared it so saying "I am so jealous that you are anorexic! I wish I could fit into those jeans"

Silly people.
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 12:52 PM

I was at a local health food store buying some organic sausages (on sale) as well as a few other things. I was chatting with the cashier about the crap in the food industry. She then tells me that the WORST food in the world is wheat and that nobody should eat that! I told her (because we had "bonded") nthat it wasn't a problem for me because I have celiac. She exclaims "Ohmigod! You are SO lucky!"
I looked at her questioningly and she explained "well, you can't eat it even if you wanted to!". Ummm. OK.
My husband compared it so saying "I am so jealous that you are anorexic! I wish I could fit into those jeans"

Silly people.


What a stupid thing for her to say but most probably she doesn't know the effects eating gluten has on us . Does she have trouble avoiding wheat ?
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 12:55 PM

I didn't get the impression that she had "trouble". Sounded like she may be on the gluten free bandwagon a little bit. I wasn't entirely sure of her problem with it. I didn't go into the details that I thought I was going to die, as did my family since nobody knew what was wrong for ages. and STILL suffer neuro effects! I just beningly smiled and left the store.
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TTG >200 (normal <10)
IgA gliadin 24 (normal <11)
IgG gliadin 38 (normal <11)
Endoscopy showed damage that looked like "classic celiac", biopsy showed total villous atrophy
Started gluten-free diet Aug 31, 2010
Only real symptoms are huge weight loss and neuropathy

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 01:06 PM

I didn't get the impression that she had "trouble". Sounded like she may be on the gluten free bandwagon a little bit. I wasn't entirely sure of her problem with it. I didn't go into the details that I thought I was going to die, as did my family since nobody knew what was wrong for ages. and STILL suffer neuro effects! I just beningly smiled and left the store.


Can't stand the gluten free bandwagon people , I get really annoyed when people claim wheat or gluten is behind every health problem that ever existed . Probaly best you didn't go into details , sorry you still suffer neuro effects the disease and diet sucks :(
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 01:20 PM

I'm going to play devil's advocate and say...

Maybe she meant that you know for a fact the wheat/gluten is harmful. She sells "health food" to people who are adding extra wheat (whole grain) to their diets to be "healthy". I'm sure the owner of the store would not be happy to hear she was telling people not to buy more than half of the products sold in the store. So she has to sell something she's believes is harming the person and keep her mouth shout. ;)
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