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Oh, I kind of just want to smack them for not mentioning more specifics about why it's so hard to diagnose and what the specifics of the controversy are.

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Oh, I kind of just want to smack them for not mentioning more specifics about why it's so hard to diagnose and what the specifics of the controversy are.

I actually think it was a really good article.

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Well it's interesting, and probably informative...but, I feel somewhat irritated at the tone of the article in general. Being undiagnosed, mostly because I have no faith in doctors and am accustomed to dealing with problems on my own, I am quite sure by this time that I do have celiac disease, but have no "doctor proof" on paper. It's kind of embarrassing to me to think that people who know I avoid gluten may get the idea that this is some hypochondriacal, "alternative" trend or something, and not take me seriously, either for all the suffering I've been through or all the care I now KNOW I need to take in choosing my foods.

There seems to be this double-edged message: Yes, on the one hand, celiac is much more common than previously believed, and more and more people seem to be gettting it--and on the other hand, hypochondriacs who read a lot are having some sort of psychotic episode, IMAGINING that they have this trendy disorder.

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Oh, I kind of just want to smack them for not mentioning more specifics about why it's so hard to diagnose and what the specifics of the controversy are.

Yes, it was a really good article in a lot of ways. I may just idealize the Times a bit too much and have gotten my hopes up about the extent to which they might be able to call attention to the whole thing in all its complexity. It's just really good that this made the Times! Celiac has gotten so much amazing publicity in a very short amount of time.

They mention latent forms of the illness and they mention depression, which are both very important aspects of the issue.

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I thought it was a good article. I liked that they addressed the fact that some people are using it to lose weight when they don't have the disease, that testing isn't accurate if you've gone gluten-free, the last quote about it not being so bad to go gluten-free. Yes, there are some things they could have added and I wasn't too excited about gluten-free being a "fad", but I don't expect one article to contain everything - it would be twenty pages long! They packed a lot of info into this relatively short article.

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I thought it was a good article. I liked that they addressed the fact that some people are using it to lose weight when they don't have the disease, that testing isn't accurate if you've gone gluten-free, the last quote about it not being so bad to go gluten-free. Yes, there are some things they could have added and I wasn't too excited about gluten-free being a "fad", but I don't expect one article to contain everything - it would be twenty pages long! They packed a lot of info into this relatively short article.

Funny, i laughed when they talked about using the diet to lose weight because you cant eat twinkies - i for one ate healthy before the diet and now i eat much more sugar, carbs, etc. b/c the gluten-free substitutes are simply not as healthy as their gluten-filled counterparts. I didn't love the tone of the article - i was thinking that if i didnt know anything about gluten i would have thought it was some weird fad or something. The writer seemed to think that people are blaming gluten for everything, when really i think a bigger problem is the lack of knowledge about gluten.

But, publicity is publicity. Great to see gluten in the times!

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I was totally put off by this article. It barely touched on the symptoms or the struggles of people with celiac disease. Eating even small traces of gluten entirely interupts my life, its not just a nuisance. And by saying that gluten free products are practically on every shelf, it makes it seem like its not big deal. Well its a big deal to me! I mean yeah there are so many gluten free products out there, but a majority of them still taste terrible, are highly caloric, fall apart if I breathe on it, and are terribly expensive. I dont know anyone else who pays almost 5 dollars for a loaf of bread! Take out and delievry pizza is a pipe dream, nevermind eating out in restaurants still makes me nervous. Don't even get me started on people using a gluten free diet as a way to lose weight, I could literally smack them upside the head. Don't get me wrong, we have come a long way in terms of education, awareness, and the amount of gluten free products available, but I think the NY Times hardly did celiac disease, or even gluten intolerance justice.

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Well, this may come as a shock to some, but take out and delivery gluten free pizza is not a "pipe dream" in NYC, and you can have many other foods from the gluten free menus in a number of restaurants here as well. It's only a matter of time until other areas have these options, and gluten free accomodations and services are still in their infancy in NYC.

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