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Did anyone see the Katie Show today?  She had a Dr. Hyman from the UltraWellness Center on the show as a guest.  I question two things that he said: 1)  when you lick envelopes, it's the gluten that's making the "stickiness"  and 2) that testing is available for gluten sensitivity although it's not that reliable.  Aren't envelopes gluten free, and I thought there wasn't any test for ncgs?

 

I wasn't really sure where to post this, so that's why it's under this category.

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Years ago  envelopes  contained  gluten but  haven't  heard  of any  lately....NCGS,,,, they are  working  on  testing  , ... Not sure  who  Dr Hyman is....lots  of  inaccurate   info  floating  around..... one  chews  it up  , spits  it  out  &  there  it  is......I  don't  swallow everything  Dr Oz  comes out  with  either!

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(1) "Tonya Muse, senior vice president of the Envelope Manufacturers Association, states that adhesives used on envelopes do not contain gluten.There are actually only a few envelope glue manufacturers in the US. National Starch & Chemical, a New Jersey company, is one of the largest adhesive suppliers in the world. A company spokesperson says it makes its glue from corn, which is gluten free"

 

P.S. I lick envelopes to seal them and I am fine.

 

(2) At this time, there are NO valid tests for gluten sensitivity.

 

from the center where Dr. Fasano, a leading celiac researcher works:

 

"Although researchers at the Center for Celiac Research are working to develop tests for gluten sensitivity, currently there are no definitive blood tests for the condition."

http://www.massgeneral.org/children/services/celiac-disease/gluten-sensitivity-faq.aspx

 

(3) The internet is full of opinions and wild speculation--about gluten and other things. Choose wisely.

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Thanks for the responses.  I was sure he was wrong on those points, but I've never really heard a doctor on tv talk about gluten before, so I was shocked when he made those statements.  I had a little time so I looked him up - 

 

"Mark Hyman, MD is an American physician, scholar and author. He is the founder and medical director of the UltraWellness Center and a columnist for The Huffington Post. Hyman is a regular contributor to the Katie Couric Show."

 

Get your facts straight, doc!

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As I understand it, Dr. Oz talks about it all the time and he is equally adept at giving wrong info. :)

the last time i was privy to his spew, he was working the angle that gluten free would miraculously make you lose weight.   lolz - i am sitting here at 119 lbs (up from 97 lbs 3 1/2 yrs ago when i was dx'd)  struggling to gain more.  what a load of crap..............  <_<

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The way I look at it is if they were such great doctors then they would be way too busy to do a TV show.  They're there for entertainment value.  Once in awhile they may say something valuable, but I don't trust them to know much about much of anything important.

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the last time i was privy to his spew, he was working the angle that gluten free would miraculously make you lose weight.   lolz - i am sitting here at 119 lbs (up from 97 lbs 3 1/2 yrs ago when i was dx'd)  struggling to gain more.  what a load of crap..............  <_<

I hear ya on that one, Arlene!  I was 94 at diagnosis 9 years ago and now am 110 or 112....on a fat day.  I do weight training so that will account for some of the calorie burn but gain a lot of weight after diagnosis?  Not for some of us.  There are other factors at play also but I have to work it to gain.  Not so crazy about gaining anymore as I am sick and tired of replacing clothes that do not fit.  It's getting expensive!  <_< I've done that twice already.

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The way I look at it is if they were such great doctors then they would be way too busy to do a TV show.  They're there for entertainment value.  Once in awhile they may say something valuable, but I don't trust them to know much about much of anything important.

Well said!  :)

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(hm.  my quote button is acting up :(  ) 

 

gem, I hear ya!  I got a closet full of clothes, all different sizes (NONE too big, though)  pants are my biggest misery, namely jeans.  my daughters go shopping with me with one hand over their face in embarrassment.  they know, at some point, I am going to go up to the sales girl and accuse them of changing the sizes (size ONE?  that shouldn't even be a size - then I saw size ZERO :blink: )  I finally got a pretty good fit with the American Eagle artist jeans (and they were even long enough!  yay!) and now, since I am getting a little meatier, if I wear a belt with them, I get sciatica.  <_< LOLOLZ I can not win!.  I ripped the butt out of two pairs.  (WHAT??!)  the zippers broke on every single pair I owned (that fit, at the time) jeans are the bane of my existence.

 

and, yes, cooter, I agree with you.  I have only seen my doctor wear makeup one time, and that was for charity.  he also wore a dress <hilarious!)  entertainment is their game.  right up there with jerry springer, lolz. ^_^

 

although, <on the today show, dr fancy nancy reported a story about an outbreak of measles in southern California.  vaccinate your children, people!  this disease has been, what, two generations eradicated?   there is a reason it hasn't been killing children:  vaccination.  :mellow:

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