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Member Since 16 May 2011
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#703795 Giving Lip-Service To Eating Gluten Free Makes Me Sad

Posted by on 30 May 2011 - 05:40 AM

Like my chiropractor ... or should I say my ex-chiropractor. Last time I was there I commented that I was really sore from accidentally eating some gluten. He went off on this tangent about how his wife has gone on this gluten-free kick so now she only makes their cookies out of barley and spelt and oats .... and this celiac thing is such a fad and next month it'll be something different. Then when I insisted that all those things his wife cooks with have gluten and that celiac is really serious and I can get sick from a few crumbs he called me a freak. :o

Time to shop for a new chiro.

My daughter was diagonosed with Diabetes and I was talking to the diabetic dietician about how I had gone gluten free and how much better I was feeling, and thought that my daughter also had problems with gluten grains. She said gluten-free eating was just a fad and the chances of me or her having it were almost zero. She said that Celiac Disease was very, very, very rare. They fed her wheat while she was in there, not even bothering to check to see if she had celiac disease. It seems like hospitals are so far behind the times.
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#703581 My Son's Sad Look Upon His Face

Posted by on 29 May 2011 - 01:31 PM

He looks me in the eyes, his father with a deep saddness and, ask if this is how it is to be all his life?

I sympathize with you sir. Fathers want their sons to be healthy and happy. My son also feels like he is the “odd-ball” and does not want to broadcast the fact that he does not eat most grains. He wants to fit in and be like all of his classmates. He feels sad sometimes about not being like the “majority” of his classmates.

Personally, I am proud of myself for taking the necessary steps to find out what was ailing my son. I asked to have him tested. If I didn’t ask, he would still be undiagnosed, and he would still be eating gluten grains. His health would have deteriorated greatly if I hadn’t had the knowledge to get him tested. You must be a proud father too, since you too had the knowledge and wisdom to take the necessary steps to have you son tested. He can now live a healthier life, than if he was not aware of his intolerance.

What my son is coming to realize is that many of his classmates have celiac disease, but don’t know it. Each year, a few more of his classmates get diagnosed with celiac disease. He is aware that celiac disease is one of the most under-diagnosed diseases today and that many of his classmates will most likely develop other health issues due to not being properly diagnosed with celiac disease and continuing to eat gluten grains. So now, he feels better about eating differently than most of his classmates. He now feels like he is taking the steps necessary to live a healthy life.... that he is “in control” of his life and well-being (next to our creator that is).

Next time he asks “if this is how it is to be all his life”, tell him “NO”. Maybe tell him that one day soon, fast food restaurants will have gluten free hamburgers..... And that someday soon, they will cook their french-fries in oil that is not contaminated with gluten. Maybe tell him that he is one of the leaders in eating a healthy diet and that the rest of the world will come around to eating a healthy diet, someday.

But don’t blame yourself for his condition. If anyone’s the blame, it’s our society, our Standard American Diet, and our upbringing being taught that gluten grains are good for us. Eating a gluten free diet should be the “norm” for everyone, and someday it might be.

Thank you for your past service to our Country.

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