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Lets keep voting and getting our friends to vote...


Shellfish free since 1980

Milk free (all forms) since 1991

Feingold in 2003

First gluten-free round 2007

Now entering full time Gluten free, egg free, almond/peanut free

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Judy in Southern CA

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What is the current percentage?

I voted this morning but we were still way ahead.


Osteoporosis, and sacroiliac arthritis diagnosed 32 yrs of age.  Chronic low wbc, Severe constipation, Migraines, severe GERD, multiple miscarriages, Sjrogen's disease, positive ANA, thyroid nodules (hyperthryoid), fatty liver disease with elevated enzymes, low vitamin D, low protein, IBS, SIBO, Discoid lupus, mulitple food allergies and massive hair loss.  I left my career because I was too sick to keep working, and it was devastating because I couldn't apply for disability without a diagnosis.  My daughter was a preemie and she has Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) and had a positive ANA and Rheumatoid Factor at 16 and now has been dx'd with Hashimoto's.

 

Allergic to:  corn, rice, beans, tomatoes, dairy.  Not diagnosed as celiac.

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We have 57% of the vote as of 6:48 AM PST. That is approximately 331,000 of the 580,700 that have been cast. Pets have just under 156,800, less than half of what we have. I think we are still OK! ;)

But keep voting! Don't slack off! :o:P:D


Sandi ~ learning to live in a world obsessed and infested with wheat.

"You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows" probably was not referring to us . . .

"For the love of money gluten is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs." (apologies to 1 Timothy 6:10 (NASB)

The person we most dislike is still a soul for whom Christ died. (David Jeremiah)

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Publication for individuals with food allergies and intolerances

+++ 57%

I just voted again, I guess we need to keep voting daily


Patrice

retired Respiratory Therapist

currently Amateur Poker Player

" You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.... Albert Einstein"

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:D I have my husband voting every day from his office--he emailed me earlier with the news that we had slipped a little. I just voted again, up to 57%.

Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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I voted from almost all of my coworkers computers this morning. :) I will vote again at home too.


~~~~Gluten Free since 9/2004~~~~~~

Friends may come and go but Sillies are Forever!!!!!!!

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I'm not sure we should be voting multiple times... Seems a tad skewed...


Tiffany aka "Have I Mentioned Chocolate Lately?"

Inconclusive Blood Tests, Positive Dietary Results, No Endoscopy

G.F. - September 2003; C.F. - July 2004

Hiker, Yoga Teacher, Engineer, Painter, Be-er of Me

Bellevue, WA

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Lets keep voting and getting our friends to vote...

I love it. B) I've voted from every computer in our building (on a daily basis) ours at home and I keep bugging everyone I know to go vote again and again. I think my friends are going to hate me! :unsure:


Kelly

Hubby diagnosed 4/06 by scope/biopsy.

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My work computer lets me vote as many times as I can sit there and hit refresh.....!!!


Rachelle 20dance.gif

Daughter diagnosed 1/06 bloodwork and biopsy
-gluten-free since 1/06

Son tested negative-bloodwork (8/07), intestinal issues prompted biospy (3/08), results negative, but very positive dietary response, Dr. diagnosed Celiac disease (3/8)

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I'm not sure we should be voting multiple times... Seems a tad skewed...

Yeah, It's great for them to see there's an interest in it, but it won't do much good if they won't keep publishing it because not enough people buy it.

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Yeah, It's great for them to see there's an interest in it, but it won't do much good if they won't keep publishing it because not enough people buy it.

My guess is if they did do this they would publish it as a special issue, maybe twice a year. Or possibly even have it as a supplemental, polybagged with one of their other relevant publications. I think it would take a lot more than voting on a blog to convince them to spend millions of dollars to do this. None the less... I'm voting :)


Jillian

Positive Blood test and Biopsy

Inflamed stomach lining

Gluten free since July 6, 2005

Tarrytown, NY

"Sometimes being a b$tch is all a woman has to hold onto." - Dolores Claiborne

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Yeah, It's great for them to see there's an interest in it, but it won't do much good if they won't keep publishing it because not enough people buy it.

Wouldn't you buy it if it was an outstanding magazine and delivered on time...........plus, you could probably get it at boarders or other bookstores.

I've had so much trouble getting those other 2 magazines that have been talked about on the forum.

I wouldn't be voting or spending so much time spreading the word if i wasn't going to support it.........THAT'S ASSUMING IT'S A OUTSTANDING ACCURATE MAGAZINE........WHICH I WOULD ASSUME IT WOULD BE WITH HER RESOURCES.

JUDY


Judy in Southern CA

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Yeah, It's great for them to see there's an interest in it, but it won't do much good if they won't keep publishing it because not enough people buy it.

That's why I kind of wish they would have done the voting differently, 1 vote per person, in order to get an accurate percentage for each market, interest group.

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That's why I kind of wish they would have done the voting differently, 1 vote per person, in order to get an accurate percentage for each market, interest group.

Yeah, that's true. A person who prefers one of the other ideas might vote for it once, but I doubt they would be passionate enough about it to vote multiple times. (I mean, how many people would desperately beg their friends to vote for an online Martha Stewart scrapbook, even if they might buy it later? LOL)


"Let food be thy medicine, and let thy medicine be food." - Hippocrates

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Yeah, that's true. A person who prefers one of the other ideas might vote for it once, but I doubt they would be passionate enough about it to vote multiple times. (I mean, how many people would desperately beg their friends to vote for an online Martha Stewart scrapbook, even if they might buy it later? LOL)

You have a point about the passion. I LOVE scrapbooking but I wouldn't keep voting for it. I LOVE my animals but I'm not looking for another pampered pup gadget. I LOVE decorating but the market is already overloaded...but I NEED more allergy resources. I am passionate about that. I only know of 1 other allergy mag with recipes out there and they have been down a while. Many of the allergy cookbooks are not that impressive - I know I wouldn't serve guests most of those meals.

Based on Martha's reputation I must assume a publication she would put out would have meals I could serve to our "normal diet" guests. I would assume it wouldn't be "frumpy" as some of the other guides are. I am passionate about getting my hands on something like that.


Shellfish free since 1980

Milk free (all forms) since 1991

Feingold in 2003

First gluten-free round 2007

Now entering full time Gluten free, egg free, almond/peanut free

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I would hope the magazine would have a lot of substantial, cutting-edge information and not just glitzy ads. I recently subscribed to Martha Stewart Living and was extremely disappointed with the first issue I received. It has very little practical, useable content and a TON of ads.

I agree about the difficulty getting the other two allergy magazines. I have literally never seen either of them in any of the major bookstores or grocery stores in my area. I would also hope that a new magazine would spend time on multiple allergy issues as well as just gluten. There are so many cookbooks and gluten free publications that I can't use at all.

I doubt it will happen, but it would also be great if they could swing a monthly publication. Maybe there's not that much to say, but quarterly or twice a year is just too sparse to be any fun.

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Yeah, It's great for them to see there's an interest in it, but it won't do much good if they won't keep publishing it because not enough people buy it.

I was thinking for the past couple of days that to prove our points we would all not only need to subscribe, but then pass each issue on to "someone who needs it" :ph34r: such as a doctor, dentist, restaurant manager, major food manufacturer, grocery store, school, neighbor, etc.

If there are no magazine sales, there will be no magazine.

JHHO . . .


Sandi ~ learning to live in a world obsessed and infested with wheat.

"You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows" probably was not referring to us . . .

"For the love of money gluten is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs." (apologies to 1 Timothy 6:10 (NASB)

The person we most dislike is still a soul for whom Christ died. (David Jeremiah)

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I think it is worth voting and at least getting the chance to see what it would be like. After all, the girl who pitched the idea was a Celiac herself. From my experience it can't be any worse then the photoless black and white, $40 ingredient Gluten Free books I have seen. Maybe if those who are voting support it and write to the company with ideas and tips it will make a difference. And, I don't think a company such as Martha Stewart Living would produce something unprofitable or unfounded. The best in the industry would be creating a magazine like this. I agree too, with giving it to loved ones and professionals. Besides 1 in 133, that is a great deal, and that is just Celiac, and if there is one thing I have found, it is that we are used to digging for good info. and resources, so people will find it. Not to mention product lines and food suppliers cannot keep up with the demand for organic lines, lactose free lines, healthy living lines, the whole industry is moving in this direction.


Emily- Diagnosed with Celiac in 2007, Gluten-free Casein-free/Organic Diet

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Did my daily vote at 5 AM today and have to report that the site no longer gives a percentage of each category of votes....somehow someway they must be on this forum noticing that we're talking about the vote percentages and they took that part of their site.....

As to the pets - there are a couple of great magazines already out there: Dog Fancy and Cat Fancy magazines which do an excellent job already. I wonder if there are more gluten free people than pets in this country?


Husband has Celiac Disease and

Husband misdiagnosed for 27 yrs -

The misdiagnosis was: IBS or colitis

Mis-diagnosed from 1977 to 2003 by various gastros including one of the largest,

most prestigious medical groups in northern NJ which constantly advertises themselves as

being the "best." This GI told him it was "all in his head."

Serious Depressive state ensued

Finally Diagnosed with celiac disease in 2003

Other food sensitivities: almost all fruits, vegetables, spices, eggs, nuts, yeast, fried foods, roughage, soy.

Needs to gain back at least 25 lbs. of the 40 lbs pounds he lost - lost a great amout of body fat and muscle

Developed neuropathy in 2005

Now has lymphadema 2006It is my opinion that his subsequent disorders could have been avoided had he been diagnosed sooner by any of the dozen or so doctors he saw between 1977 to 2003

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It didn't work correctly for me this morning. It use to show me the percentages, this morning it just said, thank you for voting.

I agree with the post above, there are a lot of great animal magazines out there already and the AKC breed organizations often have their own specific breed magazine. Also from a business standpoint I don't believe the number of dog and cat owners is growing in any great way, I tend to think its fairly steady. However the number of people with food issues is growing hugely, every single day (I'm sorry to say). So you'd have a growing audience with this one and if you look at the numbers for food issues, allergies, diseases involving special diets, wow its a huge market share.

Just my thoughts!

Susan

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