Oh, It's Just The New Thing!
Posted 01 June 2012 - 04:30 AM
Oh, Gluten is the new bad guy, Dr's tell people it's gluten only because they dont know what it REALLY is. How can wheat cause this. Its just the new thing, its all in your head. The Dr is making you think its Gluten but its not.
Of course, most times I ignore it..but there are sometime I wonder if I am "going along" with it and believing in the new thing...
The non-support is actually more frustrating than having to eat gluten-free.
Also, everyone tells me its a way for companies to make money off me buying the "expensive food" Actually, all I have bought gluten-free so far are donuts...otherwise, I stocked my house full of just naturally gluten-free foods..
My sis in law who is Celiac has even said that only about 2%of her weekly shopping is on gluten-free foods..everything else she buys is just normal, naturally gluten-free food...
Posted 01 June 2012 - 05:10 AM
My whole family except for my mom and hubs don't believe me, and I'm still in the process of making myself care less about what they thing.
We need to relax, care less about their "oh so insightful opinions" that come from daily shows, and enjoy our journeys to good health being gluten-free :-)
Posted 01 June 2012 - 06:32 AM
The cure was discovered through the starving children of Belgum during the war. Children who had been diagnosed as failure to thrive, became "healthier" when they were STARVING. This lead to the conection ~it was food related. They usually just left the person on a banana diet.
You have to remember there was no "routine" endoscopy in the past. The furthest information gastroenterology had was from Dr. Beaumont. Dr. Beaumont had a patient that was accidentally shot in the stomach. The wound never healed properly and left in layman's terms a "window" into his gut. So Beaumont got to watch human digestion through this window and was termed "the father of gastro physiology"
If this "fad" term is happening because more people are asking to be tested. At least people are hearing about Celiac and DH begging to be tested. Because it matches symptoms that they have had for (what 40 some years depending on their age)?
One out of every 300 people are estimated to have Celiac/ DH. The number is probably higher, because doctors really haven't tested. (It was a blind study of blood supply~ only blood donations were sampled) I always get turned down for being underweight, anemic, and so on. So how are the true bunch of undiagnosed Celiacs going to donate blood?
Sorry went on a Cliff Claven rant.
Posted 01 June 2012 - 08:54 AM
Just last night I was talking to a lady I know about it. After hearing the non-digestive symptoms that I have, she now believes her daughter may have it. She has thydroid problems, rashes, and balance problems. I half expect her to show up here in the next day or two. I hope she gets tested, or at least tries gluten-free to see if it helps. I made it a point to direct her to this site so she can learn HOW to go gluten-free - reading labels, CC issues, all the pitfalls that await us in the grocery stores.
gluten-free since June, 2011
Can't eat soy, corn, or foods high in salicylates.
Nightshades now seem to bother me too.
BUT I CAN STILL PLAY MY GUITAR AND THAT"S ALL THAT MATTERS!
Posted 01 June 2012 - 10:46 AM
I inherited Celiac from both sides of my family. My aunt developed thyroid cancer partially due to undiagnosed celiac. It's definitely not in your head. Also, if eating gluten free makes you feel better, then you should eat gluten-free regardless of any diagnosis.
Just tell your friends/family (as I often do) that the gluten-free diet keeps you a healthier, happier person and they don't want to be around to face the consequences if you get glutened.
Education and awareness helps (how many times have we explained our condition to someone..?), and reminding them that it's a DISEASE, not a fad, and that you wouldn't be doing it if you didn't have to.
Also, if more people eating gluten-free means better/more affordable gluten-free products for the rest of us, all the better.
(though don't get me on a rant about exploiting the celiac. When you're stuck at a restaurant where the only option is a tiny salad, or $5 extra for pizza, what do you think...)
~ Be a light unto yourself. ~ - The Buddha
- Gluten-free since March 2009 (not officially diagnosed, but most likely Celiac). Symptoms have greatly improved or disappeared since.
- Soy intolerant. Dairy free (likely casein intolerant). Problems with eggs, quinoa, brown rice
- mild gastritis seen on endoscopy Oct 2012. Not sure if healed or not.
- Family members with Celiac: Mother, sister, aunt on mother's side, aunt and uncle on father's side, more being diagnosed every year.
Posted 01 June 2012 - 11:42 AM
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Posted 01 June 2012 - 02:39 PM
By this I assume you mean nervous tics, not biting ticks?
I have friends who do gluten free for their daughter's ticks. Within 3 days they were gone.
Posted 01 June 2012 - 02:58 PM
If you feel better gluten free that is all that really matters!
I want to add that, although some gluten free items are expensive, you can find a lot of gluten free foods that are not any more expensive than any other food items.
I eat a lot less now that I am gluten free, so that $3.50 bag of rice noodles is about 8 meals, and maybe 10 meals, depending on what I have with the rice noodles.
I miss bread! But I love Kinnikinnick gluten free pizza crust.
Diagnosed celiac disease: November 2011 (biopsy and endoscopy)
other conditions: asthma, arthritis
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