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tom

Member Since 20 Jun 2004
Offline Last Active Feb 13 2014 09:50 AM
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#811094 Celiac And Time

Posted by tom on 14 July 2012 - 06:55 PM

As I've said before, I'm not here to argue the merits of one system over another.


Yet you did anyway.

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"Free" healthcare in non-US countries is still costing people a fortune, they just don't know it because it comes out of their labors before they even see it. "Free" healthcare countries are paying a bucket-load of taxes. If citizens in those countries had to write the check to the government rather than have the government take it before workers see it, it wouldn't be so wonderful. Not meaning to be unwelcoming. I just hear this sentiment so much and keep my mouth shut, can't do it anymore.


It does appear to be a comparative arguing of merits, of some sort.

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I'm not going to insult the beloved Canadian system, if Canadians are enamored with what they've got, they know best. I wish the Canadians would have the courtesy to do the same.


"Beloved", "enamored" & a passive-aggressive, obviously insincere "they know best"? That's "courtesy" now?

Above you basically called them ignorant dolts blind to the tyranny of no co-pay checkups or of not having to worry that just a little bad luck at the wrong time could produce medical bills higher than their rest-of-lifetime income.

Sorry to everyone else for OT tangent. :)
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#811047 Celiac And Time

Posted by tom on 14 July 2012 - 02:08 PM

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"Free" healthcare in non-US countries is still costing people a fortune, they just don't know it because it comes out of their labors before they even see it. ...

A "fortune"? OT but I can't let this sit unchallenged.
The US spends ~16% of its GDP on health care. Those other countries you refer to spend as little as half that, w/ better outcomes in every measure, from patient satisfaction to life expectancy. They spend from ~8% to ~11% of their GDPs.

What you said is demonstrably false.

Also the US is the ONLY country in the world where illness or injury can lead to bankruptcy. The figures during the HCR/"Obamacare" passage were that 64% of American personal bankruptcies were related to medical costs, despite over 70% of them still even having health insurance at the time of filing!

This is all old news so I don't have links handy. If anyone interested can't find such data themselves I could happily ..with some prodding, reluctantly find links. :)
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#809428 Does Bcm7 (A Milk Opiod) Initiate Celiac Disease?

Posted by tom on 07 July 2012 - 10:03 PM

Ahh thank you Skylark, I wanted to comment on the OP's topic looking more trigger-related than post-disease gluten-related but couldn't have said it as well as you.


All I could get was a vague "there's a difference between pulling a trigger & pulling a trigger after the safety is off."

Regarding the OP, the area of celiac disease triggers doesn't seem to get much researcher attention, though maybe I'm looking in the wrong places & gene expression does get attn in auto-immune circles.

If an accident were a celiac's trigger, does that mean they'd never been in an accident before? Of course not because severity is left out.
If a pregnancy triggered celiac disease, is it always her 1st pregnancy? I think I've read otherwise here.

I don't know diddly about A1 milk & BCM7, but I do think there's some biological/genetic characteristic(s) analogous to "setting the safety off" on a firearm.
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#807223 I Am Sick. Undiagnosed. Confused. Concerned.

Posted by tom on 29 June 2012 - 05:41 AM

Well, your doctor screwed up big time by having you try the diet, then testing you. If you were gluten free for even a few weeks, you would need to return to eating gluten, heavily, for a minimum of 3-4 months to even hope to have positive blood tests.
...

Great post MitziG but isn't "to even hope" an exaggeration?
Certainly some celiacs might not be dx'd in less than 3 months, but just as certainly, it's not ALL celiacs.

The latest study I saw also recommended that "low moderate" dosage qty be used in future studies, in addition to reducing the 12wk challenge used for that study.

http://www.biomedcen...471-230X/11/129
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#801491 Finally, gluten-free beer that tastes like beer - STLtoday.com

Posted by tom on 07 June 2012 - 03:13 PM

...I don't suffer from <b>celiac</b> disease or even a minor gluten intolerance, thankfully.
...

Well, St Louis writer, how nice for you.
Unfortunately for us though, allegedly "de-glutened" beer made w/ barley malt STILL HAS GLUTEN AND MAKES MOST OF US SICK!!

The ELISA test isn't all that useful in this situation, btw. http://pubs.acs.org/....1021/pr2008434
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#797673 Ahh! Obsessing About Other Problems Now!

Posted by tom on 22 May 2012 - 10:22 PM

Well I dunno if you're crazy, but ya REALLY ARE probably fine. :)
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#797036 Gluten And Vertigo

Posted by tom on 20 May 2012 - 03:20 AM

"Falsely" hoping? I was having daily multiple vertigo episodes before finally going 100% gluten-free and it's never happened again.
You're not gluten-free yet? You may be amazed at how many things get better off gluten.

Also I swear both my sight & hearing got better after 100% gluten-free.
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#796466 Omission Beer Releases Omission Lager and Omission Pale Ale Nationally Throug...

Posted by tom on 17 May 2012 - 02:02 PM

Blech! More "de-glutened" beer. :angry:
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#792961 Igg Testing -Recent Article Questions Reliability

Posted by tom on 03 May 2012 - 01:34 AM

Aren't some of those quotes ignoring leaky gut & the implications of things in the bloodstream that don't belong?

Aha ..there!
The Dr starts sentence w/ "The gut-associated immune system" - so in that textbook-style context he might be 100% right - as long as nobody ever has compromised intestinal permeability.
But leaky gut's well-known now & quotes like that regarding what should happen in an isolated gut might be fine for a textbook but appear misleading when WHOLE immune system & leaky gut & actual patients are added to the conversation.

Even the Tribune article had effective patient testimony.

I did one of the 100+ foods intol tests, btw & thought it was worth it. Long time & a lotta $ ago.
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#790797 Coping With Symptoms Until Doctor Visit

Posted by tom on 25 April 2012 - 02:17 PM

How about calling the Dr's office to make sure that if the Dr has a cancellation before May 10, they'll move you up?
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#785353 Need gluten-free Heartburn Relief

Posted by tom on 05 April 2012 - 12:32 AM

Pepto-Bismol! Or do you mean tablets?
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#783010 Should I Continue With Gluten Challenge?

Posted by tom on 26 March 2012 - 09:35 AM

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Basically the doctor told me he's certain I have celiacs based on the blood test alone but the endoscopy will be able to tell if anything else is going on. ...

Wait, what? If the endoscopy's to check for other things (besides baselining possible existing damage from a "certain" dx), there'd be no reason to keep eating gluten.
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#783003 According To Recent Data, Gluten-Free Doesn't Seem To Be Enough

Posted by tom on 26 March 2012 - 09:18 AM

Does no one else see that article as overly alarmist?
We see plenty of highly-affected celiacs/NCGIs online but percentages have to be skewed by the more affected being online more, continuing the search for health.

I was amazed when I joined yahoo's bay area celiac group. Seemed out of ~30 ppl, only 2 or 3 still had any celiac-related problems at all.

It shouldn't be a news flash that scarred tissue doesn't always 100% heal.
Thinking not so much flattened villi as scalloping would/could be analogous to scarring, but I don't know enough biology to know. I know my own past gut pain felt more seriously physiological than flattened villi.
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#782984 Should I Continue With Gluten Challenge?

Posted by tom on 26 March 2012 - 08:34 AM

These situations are so tough & all-too-common.
Looking forward to the day testing is a lot easier & highly accurate.
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#782519 Aloe Juice

Posted by tom on 23 March 2012 - 03:23 PM

More than 10 yrs ago a friend of mine worked for a couple months simply posting positive things about Pedialite, never linking to site selling it. She was just one of however many creating a positive online impression.

Posting no link is far from exculpatory.


Do ppl really think the OP's 2nd post reads like someone who even read the replies?
If so, maybe I'm wrong.

But I doubt it after re-reading the thread & PM.

I've been reading here for a while, including many threads on what to do after a glutening & don't remember anyone recommending aloe juice. I didn't just randomly doubt the OP's intentions.
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