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Professor

Member Since 02 Feb 2005
Offline Last Active Feb 08 2005 05:01 AM
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In Topic: Comprehensive Questionare-1 Of 2

06 February 2005 - 02:35 PM

Kristin,

I initially decided to be nice and sweet, and remove my post to make you happy, but then I thought about all these other people saying whatever they wanted, and I didn't see you reprimanding every one of them (or did I miss all of those?).

Why all these other posts go on and on . . . and no one stops them, or bans the argumentative people, but when I point out the truth -- that it's not nice for Red to condescend and call us "you poor things," or that this quasi-research isn't as private as Red lets on (every single person with a computer and the Internet can read whatever you answer here) -- out comes the reprimand. Is it personal?

One last thing, and then I'll sign off permanently (unlike Red, who promised to leave, but never did). Since you've noticed that Red is the common denominator in all of these arguments, why not deal with the root of the problem? There's a "Red" on every forum, from arthritis to aplasia. The "Reds" of the Internet upset people who are there for help, who are sick, who are trying so hard to make their lives better. Good people leave, rather than be hassled daily for going to doctors, following treatments, and trying in the only way they know to get healthy. But somehow the "Red's" of the forums convince moderators that they have every right to be there, and tell everyone how victimized they are because they get no respect. Moderators need to learn to do their jobs, not just say, "Quit it." Wouldn't it be easier to throw out one bad apple and save the rest of the barrel? (We could make a nice big gluten-free apple pie to celebrate.)

Signing off. No need to reply, since I won't be back.

In Topic: Gf Friendly Resturants/cafes Etc

06 February 2005 - 01:55 PM

celiac3270 listed the two I plan to hit when I go next month (risotterria, and happy X 3). Also, check out:

http://www.enabling....groups/nyc.html

Have fun!

Patty

In Topic: Maltodextrin?

06 February 2005 - 01:19 PM

BG (my affectionate name for her -- stands for brat-girl) will be thrilled! You each have another person who loves you! :D

But seriously, thanks for the quick answer.

Patty

In Topic: Couple Of Questions For Now :)

06 February 2005 - 10:38 AM

I'll bet you see where I'm going with this one - minimize packaged foods  . . .  And whole, natural food in it's original state that isn't WBRO is going to be gluten-free . . .  One of the things I like to tell people is to go to their grocery store, and look at the produce department . . .  you can eat all that produce . . . fresh meat . . . non-gluten grains (rice, corn, quinoa, amaranth, buckwheat, etc.) and legumes.

Oh, you're after my heart! OK, not like that, but you know what I mean. This is what I'm all about -- back to basics, whole foods, one ingredient in it's natural state. It's always safe to get a potato, some canola oil (and I go organic for both), some sea salt, and make your own fries! Or chili, or burgers, or whatever . . . I also think part of my reasoning is that for too many years, before my celiac disease diagnosis, this poor old body was abused by gluten. Now I can do it a favor and make up for it. I treat it kindly. :P

That's all -- already added my teensy advice at the top. :D Just had to say, "Right on."

Patty

In Topic: Maltodextrin?

06 February 2005 - 10:20 AM

Yes, after 10 years of this, I still have questions. What about maltodextrin? I don't eat stuff like this, but I don't let gluten in the door, so I've always said no to maltodextrin on a label. I know malt, malt flavoring, and malt vinegar are usually from barley, and dextrin is sometimes corn and sometimes wheat, so I put those together and have always felt it's unsafe (not gluten-free).

Any words of wisdom here? :unsure: Gluten or not?

Thanks in advance,

Patty

P.S. My daughter will love all of you forever is you say gluten-free! :D