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USF1970

Member Since 03 Mar 2008
Offline Last Active Feb 09 2014 04:11 PM
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#805181 Dr, Oz's Show On Celiac Disease W/eliazabeth Hasselbeck

Posted by USF1970 on 21 June 2012 - 05:03 AM

I am always THRILLED when the public is made aware of this debilitating disease. That's why I made a special point of watching his segment on celiac disease. And he made one important point and that is, gluten is in EVERYTHING. However, the rest of the segment was very misleading and he never once mentioned the difficulties of being on a gluten-free diet - cross-contamination, expensive, weight gain, availability, texture.......none of that was mentioned. As I previously stated, he made it sound as if following a gluten-free diet is a walk in the park. From my 12+ years experience, that isn't so. I'd rather have no publicity than inaccurate and misleading 'publicity'.
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#804706 Dr, Oz's Show On Celiac Disease W/eliazabeth Hasselbeck

Posted by USF1970 on 19 June 2012 - 12:57 PM

I am furious after watching a show about Celiac Disease on Dr. Oz. He greatly misled his audience. He implied that one can lose weight on a gluten-free diet, that even though Celiac Disease causes malabsorption, people w/celiac disease are usually overweight and he led his audience believe that African Americans are likely to have celiac disease. He never ONCE mentioned the cost, the fact that 'prepared' gluten-free products are filled w/fat and calories and that the texture takes getting used to. He EVEN said that if you have any of the symptoms he mentioned (all of which were correct) to go on a gluten-free diet for two weeks to determine if you feel better!!! That goes against everything I've read. Overall, he made Celiac Disease to be a 'walk in the park' which I find anything but and I've been on the gluten-free diet, strictly, for over 12 years. Pls. go online and watch this segment of his show (I saw it here in Savannah on June 19, 2012) then go onto his website and correct the misleading information he provided. I don't think I'll trust anything else I see or hear from him.

Linda in Savannah, GA
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#789616 Balance And Falling

Posted by USF1970 on 21 April 2012 - 09:38 AM

I haven't had time to read all of the replies posted but wanted to add my experience. I fell three times in one year - once b/c my shoes were too big (I think), and another b/c I missed the curb but the third was a doozy. I was taking a walk on NYE (certainly alcohol wasn't involved), I had good shoes on, it was daylight and not for a minute did i feel dizzy but the next thing I knew, I was kissing the concrete and broke my elbow. I fell HARD. I had an MRI to make sure there was nothing going on and of course, saw a neurologist. Nothing could be determined but exactly a year after my fall, an endoscope revealed that I am somehow getting gluten = my villa is blunted and/or flattened (can they be both?). It's been over a year since I fell but I am now afraid to walk alone - afraid to walk period. I exercise only in the gym on a treadmill that I can hang onto. However, I have had no signs of dizziness or any of the other symptoms described. Just my experience......
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