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#948739 The Fight Against Omission Beer

Posted by on 13 July 2015 - 04:40 PM

You are mistaking legal disclaimers from reality. Just because labeling laws have certain requirements, for example foods made in facilities that also use wheat, that doesn't mean that those products contain wheat. In fact, products made in facilities that produce wheat might test negative while some made in gluten-free facilities might test positive. Many products, even ones with gluten-free certifications, have tested positive for gluten. How does this happen? Just because you have a gluten-free facility doesn't mean that the facilities where you get the ingredients are also gluten-free.


Once again, the beer tests gluten-free using what is considered to be the industry gold standard for such testing--the R5 Competitive ELISA. I have no problem with them making the claim it is gluten-free, and do understand that they must juggle a ton of contradictory state and federal labeling laws and essentially walk a tight rope to be able to manufacture and sell this product to their target market. 


We are only in round one of the USA labeling laws, and I suspect that round two will include such products as gluten-free. 


Also, not to totally discount anecdotal evidence, but there are lots of people who are super sensitive who claim lots of interesting things that can't be backed up by science--for example that distilled spirits made from gluten grains contain gluten--no scientist who understands the distillation process supports this, yet we have similar claims. 


One thing I do know is that those who believe this beer is harmful should not drink it, but for the rest of us products like Omission are exactly what we've been hoping for since being diagnosed.

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#948534 Taco Shells

Posted by on 09 July 2015 - 01:19 PM

In general using your gut to decide if something is gluten-free or not isn't the best approach, nor is it at all accurate. You could simply have gotten a bug and the symptoms appeared around the time you ate this meal...but I'm not trying to diagnose you here... :unsure:

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#937967 New Alternative Diets Forum

Posted by on 06 January 2015 - 03:00 PM

We just added a brand new forum called "Alternative Diets" for "Discussions about alternative diets like the Vegetarian Diet, Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD), The Low FODMAP Diet. (FODMAP=Fermentable Oligo-Di-Monosaccharides and Polyols), etc."

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#936703 New And Undiagnosed

Posted by on 12 December 2014 - 12:42 PM

On the negative side, a formal diagnosis can make health and life insurance more expensive, and harder to get in some cases. 

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#933938 Cauliflower Gluten-Free Meal Ideas For Celiac Disease - Emaxhealth

Posted by on 01 November 2014 - 04:59 PM


Cauliflower gluten-free meal ideas for celiac disease
Cauliflower is becoming a nutritious kitchen staple and appearing in more recipes as chefs experiment with the vegetable. This gluten-free option can be good meal addition for people with celiac disease because it provides multiple vitamins and minerals.

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#931503 8 Ways To Help Your Child Cope With Celiac Disease - Fox News

Posted by on 28 September 2014 - 03:11 AM

Fox News

8 ways to help your child cope with Celiac disease
Fox News
If your child has Celiac disease, it can be a real challenge to make sure he's eating healthy and following a gluten-free diet, especially when you're not with him. Yet experts agree that if you educate and empower kids with the right tools early on ...
All the Italian, With None of the Gluten Boston.com
Gluten Free Bread Might Still Cause Reactions in Patients Newswire (press release)
Wheat Gluten May Cause Symptoms Including Depression and Paranoia Bay Area Indymedia

all 5 news articles »

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#931246 Still Confused....

Posted by on 24 September 2014 - 09:26 AM

You may want to explore additional food intolerance issues, but also check past posts on this topic:









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#930674 How Did You Heal Your Gut? Besides Giving Up Gluten...

Posted by on 14 September 2014 - 08:01 AM

I would like to remind everyone of Board Rule #1:

  • 1) Do not be abusive or otherwise out of line towards other board members. Show respect for each board member, no matter what you think of their views. This is not a place to quarrel.

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#923170 Celiac Disease Is Real; Don't Treat It As A Fad - Plainview Daily Herald

Posted by on 08 July 2014 - 12:07 PM

Celiac disease is real; don't treat it as a fad
Plainview Daily Herald
Dear Annie: The current “fad” of gluten-free products is both beneficial and harmful to those of us who must follow a gluten-free diet because of celiac disease. On one hand, it's easier to find gluten-free foods. But on the other hand, those of us ...

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#920838 Purpose Of Forum?

Posted by on 19 June 2014 - 07:39 AM

The forum is here to provide support for those with celiac disease and/or gluten sensitivity.

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#916650 Clinical Suspicion Of Celiac Disease - Rdh

Posted by on 19 May 2014 - 10:33 AM


Clinical suspicion of celiac disease
According to a study1 published in 1989, people with celiac disease (celiac disease) have a higher risk of developing oral cancer if they are not on a gluten-free diet. If dental professionals know more about celiac disease, and how this illness affects the entire ...

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#914384 The Molecular Heart Of Celiac Disease Revealed - Medical Xpress

Posted by on 29 April 2014 - 03:49 AM

Medical Xpress

The molecular heart of celiac disease revealed
Medical Xpress
Celiac disease is an immune system intolerance of gluten, a protein which occurs naturally in grains such as wheat, rye, barley and oats, and therefore is typically found in bread, pastries and cakes. The problem is that certain immune system T cells ...
The molecular secrets of celiac disease ABC Online

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#914095 Interesting News About Ken Love--Celiac.com Board Moderator

Posted by on 26 April 2014 - 01:28 PM

I finally met face to face with one of our board's long time moderators, Ken Love, and learned that a documentary that he's featured in called "The Fruit Hunters" is the winner of the Grand Prize, 2013 International Environmental Film Festival, Paris:



Bravo! I am going to try to watch it this soon.

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#906804 Monsanto Roundup Linked To Global Boom In Celiac Disease And Gluten ... - Cen...

Posted by on 22 February 2014 - 04:31 AM

Monsanto Roundup Linked to Global Boom in Celiac Disease and Gluten ...
Center for Research on Globalization
Celiac disease, gluten intolerance and irritable bowel syndrome are on the rise worldwide, and that rise has taken place in parallel with the increased use of glyphosate (Roundup) herbicide, shows a new US peer-reviewed paper from Dr. Anthony Samsel ...

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#904904 Like Button?

Posted by on 03 February 2014 - 02:35 PM

Ok, for clarification, we used to also be able to vote down posts/topics...not sure yet if we'll bring that back.

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