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On Oprah's site she is asking for show ideas now. I went on and suggested she do a show on celiac. I know we have tried this before, but with Elisabeth on THE VIEW coming out now we need to stike while the iron is hot. Just go to www.oprah.com and give your opinion on a show on celiac.

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On Oprah's site she is asking for show ideas now. I went on and suggested she do a show on celiac. I know we have tried this before, but with Elisabeth on THE VIEW coming out now we need to stike while the iron is hot. Just go to www.oprah.com and give your opinion on a show on celiac.

done-going ther now. My family and I keep saying I ned her doc's - Dr. Oz and Dr. Rosen(?). We were very disappointed in the View talk about celiac disease. My Mom told me they dedicated a whole show to depresasion, which is commercially announced every commercial celiac needed a whole show, not the last 10 minutes!!eak. Sorry but celiac needed a whole show as it barely scratched the surface.

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done-going ther now. My family and I keep saying I ned her doc's - Dr. Oz and Dr. Rosen(?). We were very disappointed in the View talk about celiac disease. My Mom told me they dedicated a whole show to depresasion, which is commercially announced every commercial celiac needed a whole show, not the last 10 minutes!!eak. Sorry but celiac needed a whole show as it barely scratched the surface.

I think it would be awesome if dr. oz talked about celiac. I was not impresses with the segment on the View either. I felt it did not cover it enough and it was all rushed. I was happy to see it on television, just wish it was longer and gave a more detailed view of the whole aspect of celiac. Ten minutes is not enough time to talk about something that so many have no idea what it is.

paula

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I think it would be awesome if dr. oz talked about celiac. I was not impresses with the segment on the View either. I felt it did not cover it enough and it was all rushed. I was happy to see it on television, just wish it was longer and gave a more detailed view of the whole aspect of celiac. Ten minutes is not enough time to talk about something that so many have no idea what it is.

paula

Ditto.

It is almost a year now and I am sooo tired of people including most of the doctors I or family have had to deal with. NO ONE takes Celiac serious, well at least the people(including family!!) I have been dealing with have been completely ignorant.

I can't go on it is late and I feel a rage of frustration coming on... :angry:

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On Oprah's site she is asking for show ideas now. I went on and suggested she do a show on celiac. I know we have tried this before, but with Elisabeth on THE VIEW coming out now we need to stike while the iron is hot. Just go to www.oprah.com and give your opinion on a show on celiac.

I went, I signed up, But I couldn't find what you were talking about so I started to e-mail them and then got side tracked...

Where do I look?

My husband and I will do it this morning...

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Click on her site and scroll down to "email us". When that window opens, there are different guestions you can click on and one is, Do you have an idea for our show?

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GREAT IDEA!!!!

I'm rushing out the door right now--can someone please post a link to tempt those who are either lazy, rushed, not good with Oprah's sites, etc? That way, we might get more of us getting the message across to Oprah!

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Done, i so hope she listens to all of us that send in this idea. I really belive she will listen to us.

Has anyone ever tried to get Dr Phil to do an show on celiac?

paula

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Don't like Oprah... won't watch Oprah... the only time I've written was the first and last time to tell her to please scrape her nose off the ceiling... cause I don't CARE what she thinks!!

(bah, humbug... I'm not usually so crabby...)

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On Oprah's site she is asking for show ideas now. I went on and suggested she do a show on celiac. I know we have tried this before, but with Elisabeth on THE VIEW coming out now we need to stike while the iron is hot. Just go to www.oprah.com and give your opinion on a show on celiac.

all set. i sent an email with a suggestion. i hope it works. lorrie

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Well, a bit later than these other postings but I just sent my request to Oprah's Show too. I also am not very fond of her anymore.....she pretty much does whatever she pleases/suits her. I had written a number of times years ago about covering Fibromyalgia and got a nasty reply. Perhaps this will turn out better.

I haven't checked all of the postings yet but did anybody see the article on Elizabeth Hasselback in the April 09 issue (it came out last Friday) of People Magazine where it mentions her Celiac Disease twice?

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Today they show Oprah After the Show and it had Oprah's trainer, Bob Greene talking about his book The Best Life about diet and exercise. A woman in the audience asked how she could accommodate her diet since she is allergic to peanuts, dairy, and gluten.

Bob said there are gluten free recipes on his book's website and that when you register you can set parameters so you can only receive Gluten-free recipes.

I thought it was great to hear them speak about gluten free! It seemed he was quite familiar with it.

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Unfortunately, he isn't as familiar with the disease as we all are, or he'd be ALL OVER Oprah to do a complete show on celiac and its myriad debilitating symptoms... :(

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Personally, I think it is negligent of Oprah to be all over the autism issue without bringing up the gluten connection at all...... :angry:

LOL... no offense.... but Oprah will do what makes for viewing figures....fits neatly into a show.... etc. and has the right components to make her look good...

So the problem really is her Dr's probably have no idea about celiac disease.... (above and beyond what our MD's do)....

We can probably see 101 reasons it actually would make a good show.... and all the different avenues she could explore whereas her advisors and script writers just see a dull disease....

Basically and I know this sounds tough.... a few avenues she'd love to cover would be

"My husband had moods and beat up on me when he was glutened"

"I lost my job/baby/marriage due to celiac"

"My employer discriminated against me because of my disease"

Not poor (mainly) white (often) middle class Americans ... or perhaps I'm just cynical...

More chance of getting on Jerry Springer by saying you'll get glutened and start pulling the hair out of the MD they bring on to say brain fog is all in your head.... :ph34r:

However its definately worth a go.... I just think y'all have more chance if yoos rights yoos emails like this!

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That is a great idea!

The producers of Oprah's show are simply rolling their eyes at stories of weekends spent in the bathroom with unrelenting D, of nagging migraines, of brain fog, of stomachs that look nine months pregnant...I can just see their eyes glazing over. They need to hear from those who have had countless miscarriages, a failed marriage, spectacular seizures and memory loss, the cancer diagnosis that could have been halted had celiac been diagnosed in time. Unfortunately, it is only the gut-wrenching stories that they will glance twice at--the stories that would make her audience stammer, "WHAT? Eating wheat can do THAT?!" If anyone is brave enough to write to Queen O with a personal account of the truly tragic and debilitating sides of this disease (and you must sound desparate and committed to getting the word out) I think then we have a chance of bending her ear. Gfp, you are onto something...

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Gfp, you are onto something...

Sometimes I actually hate to be correct....!

Its just entertainment... people tune in for sensationalism.... I don't think Quenn O is bad... she's just dfoing her job which is entertainment.... and in some ways she does actually help.... but only when it fits the sensationalism and promotes her... but that is what entertainment is all about...

I always remember hearing a newspaper writeup for Jerry Springer doing a show at Cambridge univerity.... he started the show by asking what the heck intellengent people were doing watching his show.... then continued saying he doesn't care if it makes him money.. (at least its honest)...

The thing is there is some sensationalist thing in all of us to some extent.... its the slow down to see the traffic accident syndrome...

but it makes for good viewing figures and these people are just following their job....

I honestly think unless there is sensationalism its not going to be considered... and that means as you say someone willing to share (on national TV) some very personal stories....

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I also have written to Oprah about doing a show. She reaches so many households. I run into people every week that seem to have symptoms of Celiac, but, have never heard of it, and they are not getting diagnosed correctly.

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I'm afraid my personal account to Oprah was just too eye-rolling and boring...low iron and vague GI stuff. But I am serious when I put the call out to the countless people who have eye-opening, incredible stories about what gluten has done to them. Really, I'm certain that this is the magic bullet to get Oprah finally to look our way, after all the posts we have shared together over the last few years on this problem of getting her attention.

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Oprah tends to do shows based on topics of interest to people she knows. For example, she just did a whole show on the topic of Russell Simmons' book, Do You. Oprah does not have celiac disease, and it is NOT her responsibility to do a show about it.

ELISABETH HASSELBECK DOES have celiac disease and SHE should be using HER celebrity status to push the issue and SHE should talk to Oprah about how she felt the best she ever had while on Survivor- eating only fish and rice! (the mini-segment The View did on celiac disease was downplaying and confusing- it seemed her mission was to show how NORMAL she is rather than to educate people about it)

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Hey -- if she needs someone to talk about losing a relationship because of celiac, I'll dish about my breakup for celiac publicity!

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