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Just heard a news report that now 1 in 88 children arediagnosed with some form of autism now. I've read that 1 in 88 people haveceliac now (1 in 133 was years ago) I bet there is a correlation and that itcomes from the diet we have. Notjust pink slime in school lunches but all the additives and chemicals in damnnear everything we consume. Having been diagnosed with celiac almost 8 yearsago and having heart and kidney problems related to that, I can say that eatinghealthy is essential.

Many of the hotels had only a rare guest who had a specialdietary requirement 8 years ago when I was diagnosed but now 12% of the guestsrequire gluten free, Vegan or raw diets. Being vegan and eating NOTHING that Ican

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I couldn't agree more. I use to be a strict vegan but since developing celiac disease and a nut allergy, I can't get enough calories without meat. I WISH I could go back to that way of eating though. I felt great. I know that I feel so much better when I am only eating whole foods. Whenever I eat something processed, I get a lot of digestive issues.

Thanks for sharing that.

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Not vegan, but I hear you on the unpronounceables. Nasty chemical things we've all come to believe are edible.

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http://www.(Company Name Removed - They Spammed This Forum and are Banned)/The-Pleasure-Trap-Mastering-Undermines/dp/1570671508

this is a book by the docs that helped me get straightened out -- based on real science I found it very helpful.

Still even after 2 years of 100% vegan, im the only fat vegan I know of -- too much avocado I guess!

Stil no more diabetes or cholesterol issues after going vegan..

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http://www.(Company Name Removed - They Spammed This Forum and are Banned)/The-Pleasure-Trap-Mastering-Undermines/dp/1570671508

Uh-Oh . . . Ken tried to link to Amazon. Here is the name of the book. Look for it anywhere that sells books . . . perhaps at (but not limited to) Amazon-dot-com.

The Pleasure Trap: Mastering the Hidden Force that Undermines Health & Happiness

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I think it's important to remember that part of these increases is recognition - doctors actually diagnosing autism & celiac, where in the past they blew it off (ugh, and still do !). Both conditions are in the spotlight at the moment so docs are more aware.

Both conditions are also difficult to diagnose. Part of the increased celiac diagnosis is also public awareness and, I would guess, the fact that food manufacturers have jumped on the bandwagon and see the profit in producing gluten-free goods. Good for us though !

The news story I watched last night about autism described autism as anything from mental retardation (their word) to learning disabilities. That's a pretty broad range - I don't think all learning disabilities are necessarily autism ! This reminds me of the whole bullying issue - when a stat gets quoted for what percentage of kids get bullied - calling someone a name in jest could be considered bullying, it can be a little grey - not so black & white as well. Here in Canada anti bullying is big in the schools - again, it's in the spotlight so people are looking for it & the stats reflect that.

Having said all that, it wouldn't surprise me if our environment is not affecting us. Genetic changes take 100s of years to occur & we have bombarded ourselves with all kinds of chemicals and with an unnatural diet in a very short time.

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The amounts of chemicals added to foods is shocking! We were looking for gluten-free ice cream. As we read labels we saw lists of ingredients that were 3" long. ONE brand (Homemade)had milk, sugar, cream. If they can do it..then why not others? That's just one example.

I see that they are adding blue dye to marshmallows too. I don't see why they think it's necessary? :blink:

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The amounts of chemicals added to foods is shocking! We were looking for gluten-free ice cream. As we read labels we saw lists of ingredients that were 3" long. ONE brand (Homemade)had milk, sugar, cream. If they can do it..then why not others? That's just one example.

I see that they are adding blue dye to marshmallows too. I don't see why they think it's necessary? :blink:

Try Talenti gelato. It's pretty clean. Also Haagen Dazs five ingredient (or is it 3?) is very clean.

I make it at home. Very easy and much less expensive. However, I do admit to having an addiction to Talenti (omg the blood orange sorbet!!!).

Yes, the crap called food is unbelievable. Even before gluten-free I was appalled at what was in the stores and in shopping carts. And people wonder why they feel bad...

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Ken, I agree with everything except the vegan part. I like to eat dead animals myself.

But all the chemicals and junk they put in foods nowadays is sure unappealing and probably dangerous to health.

I don't think our livers were meant to digest some of this crap they put in food.

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