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Apologies if someone has posted this already. This article makes me so mad. It's on yahoo news and I'm just wondering what you all think about it. I have celiac disease so I'm not really who they are talking about here, but it still makes me mad.The last thing I need is people second guessing my need to be gluten free! Grrrr! :(

 

https://www.yahoo.com/health/when-was-the-last-time-you-sank-your-teeth-into-a-102277123477.html

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It annoys me when a friend calls me up just to say "Hey I read gluten intolerance isn't real!!!" and then I have to tell them how I have Celiac and that is totally different.  I think that article does mention Celiac, which is good.  I think a lot of people who think they have a problem with gluten may have it mistaken for something else... just eating a better diet, just eating lower carbs, just not eating all the crap they used to, etc.  It pains me that it makes people not take my disease seriously, but I would like to see less people jumping on the bandwagon.  It cheapens the medical need for a gluten-free diet and is starting to make it harder to safely eat at places like restaurants.


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I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in January 2013. I also have Lupus and Common Variable Immunodeficiency(CVID) for which I am on IVIG.

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1 in 3 adults are on a gluten-free diet--um, I don't think so.  It's quite possible that people's gastric issues are caused by something else, but like Laura said, they are benefiting from a better diet probably.  If people do not think Celiac is real, they are welcome to spend time with anyone that has Celiac and see what it's really about.....

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I'm kind of too the point where I don't mind what other people think of my diet anymore.

 

I'm pretty sure that my neurological symptoms are not "all in my head" nor were they caused by poor eating or eating too many carbs. LOL!  :P Whether I'm actually celiac or have NCGS or gluten ataxia, I know that gluten free is not a fad diet for me. I don't need a label to know that the stuff is bad for me. My husband doesn't want me to be lax on my diet either, because he knows what that could mean to him and our kids, if I had a stroke.

 

Remember as long as you know what you need to do and are confident in it, it really doesn't matter what others think about you.

 

But surprisingly I find that there is more backlash about G.F. diets online than there is IRL. Most people IRL don't really question my need to be G.F. much. It probably helps though that I'm ultra strict and never cheat. I think that many people kill the credibility of the diet when they say one thing and do another.


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Apologies if someone has posted this already. This article makes me so mad. It's on yahoo news and I'm just wondering what you all think about it. I have celiac disease so I'm not really who they are talking about here, but it still makes me mad.The last thing I need is people second guessing my need to be gluten free! Grrrr! :(

 

https://www.yahoo.com/health/when-was-the-last-time-you-sank-your-teeth-into-a-102277123477.html

That has got to be one of the dumbest pieces written and an insult to journalism. If my condition is not real, then explain why when I in the past ate anything that had it did I feel so horrendous? Articles like this and shenanigans like people referencing fail-on's(Fallon intentionally misspelled), theatrics agrivate the heck out of me. But there is no stopping the parade of folks wanting to dismiss it as insert nonsensical message here crusading against gluten-free living. I've in a short while of dealing with this have learned how to bite my younger and murmur what ever.

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The part that frustrates me the most is, this isn't even his own research. He has an opinion about a subject he hasn't seen for himself. So he is trusting the findings of this one guy, which we all know we can't depend on Doctors and scientists like we'd like to. It bothers me to no end that people are so concerned about what someone else is or isn't eating that they spend their time making up slideshows about it. People are scared of spending time on themselves because of what they might find, that they pick apart everyone else. If those "subjects" felt bad no matter what diet they were on at least they are trying to help themselves feel better. It definitely isn't going to hurt them not to eat gluten! It definitely isn't unheard of to have a food allergy. I get this same crap about being vegetarian, my diet bothers people so much it's insane! 


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I couldn't even imagine my family's reaction to me saying I'm on a FODMAP diet! (Although if that diet helps some people more power to them.) It is hard enough for my family to understand what gluten is. I think a lot of people who are willing to try a gluten-free diet without being diagnosed were already eating healthy before going gluten-free. And, many people substitute gluten processed foods for gluten-free processed foods which is really no better. The people I know with bad diets would never consider giving up gluten because then they would have to give up a lot of their junk food. It is frustrating when people read these articles and then make sure to mention it to me the next time they see me. For me gluten equals migraines and joint pain. No gluten equals feeling good. Unfortunately my rheumatologist recommended a gluten-free diet before she did bloodwork on me so now I would have to do a gluten challenge to find out if I have celiac. I think many gluten intolerant people are in the same boat I am where they know they feel better without gluten but do not want to go through a gluten challenge to find out if they have celiac.

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^Yes.

 

No sane doctor would recommend that I ever do a gluten challenge because of my history. Sometime I should write an article about us self-diagnosed people and how diagnosis is not as cut and dried and easy as it seems.

 

Compared to the FODMAPs diet, the gluten free diet is a breeze! I've looked over some of the things that FODMAPs eliminates and let's just say that FODMAPS would probably eliminate 75% of my current diet!


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Gluten free since 2/14/2010 after suffering a rare and serious complication from my gluten challenge

 

 

 

 

 

 

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When it comes right down to it, it wouldn't make sense to put yourselves through a challenge just to be able to say "I have Celiac" or "I have Gluten Sensitivity" because the treatment is the same. People that write articles like this just attack everything that is different or might threaten the way they feel or think about things. 


Vegetarian, Gluten Free since 03/2013, allergic to Cinnamon

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Most of the replies do stand up for a gluten free diet.

 

The most concerning part of the anti gluten free diet posters, "no one had this 2o years ago".

 

Just so our gluten free community does know....

 

Celiac symptoms were described in ancient Egyptian times/ biblical  as "wasting Disease"

1920's through 1940's the term "banana babies" as this seemed to be the only food safe for the children to eat.

A huge breakthrough was made to connect gluten to the wasting mystery was made from starvation during World War 2 in Belguim.   Children with the wasting disease did better during bread shortages and desperation eating of various other items.

 

Celiac is not a new fad.


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I agree with mommida, and would like to add another thought to the "why all of sudden?" questions. Doctors were not testing for Celiac until the last few years. When I was diagnosed 6 years ago, my internist was totally surprised. He ( young 40ish doctor) said they told them about Celiac in med school, but also told them not to worry about it. It was so rare they would probably never see it. Well, we know how that one turns out, don't we? So it seems that Celiac is not new, just our knowledge is new.

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