It's interesting to me how defensive people get about their coffee!
The same site that mentions his degree ALSO states that the university was accredited when he received his degree, and lost its accreditation 15 years after his graduation, after an administration change.
But it wasn't Cherniske who convinced me. It was all that pesky science he used, and the many, many studies he referenced. I paid most attention to the parts regarding gut and immune problems.
If it isn't for you, or you're too addicted to even consider it, that is nothing to me. I posted because I thought it might help someone. But you don't have to make ugly comments or try to discredit it based on faulty information. You could always just IGNORE the post, you know. You might be discouraging someone else who would really benefit from the info.
I'm willing to try anything to improve my health. I'm not going to compromise it by clinging to a drug addiction. If it turns out going caffeine free doesn't help my stomach, well, at least I'll be sleeping better and have whiter teeth!
PS... Out of curiosity I searched Pubmed (referenced above) and found SEVERAL published studies that say caffeine affects the immune system in numerous negative ways...
I thought I was getting mystery glutenings all the time, too. But it turns out I have secondary food sensitivities to foods I was suddenly eating a lot more of. Sometimes these mimic gluten in my body's response.
A recent gluten convert should not be eating dairy anyway, or Should at least be limiting it. Either way, I think you should look into other things before you bad mouth a good company. BB never bothered me where gluten was concerned, but I checked every single flavor.
I was having terrible nausea and recently found out through testing that I have secondary allergies to corn, milk, and a couple of other things. In my case it was the gluten-free cornflakes for breakfast that were making me sick every day.
If it is your meds, talk to your doctor about necessary they are, and whether taking them at a different time of day or under different circumstances would help.
You are getting some really interesting replies from people who apparently have much worse gluten problems than you do.
I will liken this to my problems with dairy. I KNOW that it gives me gut problems & acne. Is my face clear right now? NO. I have about five knots on my face because I just CAN'T HELP MYSELF. And this morning even the dog ran away as I'm sitting on the couch polluting the atmosphere with my stomach problems...
With gluten, there's no way. No temptation is worth getting a migraine and looking nine months pregnant for a week and feeling like I've been drugged for a few days.
But with dairy? Ugh.
If gluten for you doesn't invoke a really serious reaction, I can totally understand why you have trouble like this. Unfortunately, it is doing so much harm to your body. So much more harm than my dairy does.
I wish you the best in not giving in - but don't get too "down" on yourself. Every day you go gluten free is a success. Focus on that, and not on when you slip up.
When I first took gluten out of my diet, the most minor exposure would send me to the bathroom for an entire day, plus I would have a migraine. This from a woman who spent sixteen years with constipation and bowel obstructions!
I've been gluten-free for about a year now (it flew by!) and now it isn't nearly so bad. Getting glutened makes me miserable, but it isn't debilitating like before.
A friend of mine IRL is still debilitated by it, but I think she is much worse than me. Everyone is different. As your body heals, it will continue to change. I hope that you are like me, and your body will settle down and just complain a little bit when you get glutened.
What I do know is that the cleaner your diet is, the easier it is for your body to heal. Don't go overboard with gluten replacements, which are mainly rice, tapioca, bean flour, potato flour, etc. Very low in nutrition. Your body has been depleted for a long time. Focus on lots of fruit & veg, replacing those depleted vitamins & minerals. You'll heal faster & better. Plus you'll be focusing on the positive rather than thinking about how BAD most of the gluten-free replacements are! LOL