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  1. My mom is allergic to chicken. I've heard of people with beef allergies and of course there is the shellfish allergy. That's one of the top 8 allergens!

    Shellfish yes. A very serious allergy. Can even be deadly.

    When I said meat, I meant Mammals. Allergic to beef??? I dont believe it. Can you back up this with scientific data?

    Some people are allergic to everything. They are also called Hypochondriacs in some circles!

    You will find a lot of them right here on this site.

  2. I think one of the dangers of veganism is that you are left with only highly allergenic-capable foods to fill up on...can lead some people into trouble. I still wonder, or maybe believe, that I wouldn't have developed celiac disease if I hadn't eaten so much gluten, every day, every meal, every snack. Now I'm stuck with this, and my former vegan friends won't have anything to do with me because of it.

    Great post!!!!!

    Ive never heard of an intolerance, or allergy to meat. That's because there ain't no such a thing. (Unless it's rotten) :rolleyes:

    Meat is the most basic food. Humans are Hunters and Gatherers. Always were, always will be.

    You are a very smart person, and wise!

  3. Oh puhh-lease. Meat is only a renewable resource as long as factory farming exists. What kind of life is that - being bred and born just to be killed? Not to even BEGIN to mention the caged up "life" they lead when the animals actually are alive.

    That is a lie. Wild animals are a natural resource.

    I live in a rural community and the cows here are free ranging. And darn tasty too!

    Dont believe everything you see on Oprah!

    I love animals too. They taste great!

    PETA = People for the Eating of Tasty Animals! :D

    Dont tell me Im stupid, and I wont tell you the same.

    You are just like the first person who insulted me on this thread.

    You dont like my way of life. And I dont like yours.

  4. Meat is much less renewable than veggies and grain. In our current factory farm system we must first grow grain and then feed the animals. About 10% of the energy the animals take in from grain is converted into edible meat. The other 90% is lost to bone, organ and hair growth. (Citation: The Omnivore's Dilemma) If humans ate veggies and grain directly, it would require a lot less resources. There was even an article in the NY Times today on this topic: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/11/dining/1...&ei=5087%0A

    The meat I eat doesn't use any grain. I kill my own meat.

    Deer, Turkey, Squirrel, Rabbit, and the Occasional Beaver & Muskrat.

    I also catch my own fish.

    So I am not a part of that problem.

    And I dont read the NY times, because it's a Liberal publication.

    Humans are predators, we are supposed to eat meat.

  5. Lastly, and maybe this is just me, being gluten-free is not torture, nor is foregoing animal flesh (or animal products if vegan). What was torture was immense pain, constant toilet time, anxiety, extra weight, brittle nails, canker sores, etc. If you feel tortured by your diet, I am sorry for you.

    Anyway, my two cents, espcially about how this board is supposed to be supportive, not flippant.

    Never meant to be flippant. Whatever that means. (Im sure its not good, and I dont have the time or the inclination to google it!)

    I actually was trying to be nice.

    Meat is a renewable resource. We are not running out of animals. So dont give me that stupid PETA line of bunk!

    I think the OP should enjoy meat. Meat is wonderful.

    And being Gluten Free is torture to me. I hate it. It is ruining my life, socially and mentally. I cant be with normal people and partake in anything good. Unless it is a cookout where meat is being grilled. Even then I have to be careful of the bread, CC, and all that bunk! My friends dont sit around and grill Tofu! I have never even met a vegetarian!

    Im sick of not being able to enjoy a doughnut when someone brings them to work.

    Im sick to death of explaining why I cant eat anything, anywhere, to everybody!

    My post was not meant to offend, it was meant to be supportive.

    I dont understand how anyone could not eat meat? Thats just weird to me. Sorry!

    Im just a good ol boy, trying to live in a world where fast food is the norm, and I cant have it.

    Im just about ready to go buy a real pizza, a 30 pack of Bud Light, and say the hell with it.

    I just paid $81 for two cases of gluten-free beer! I could have bought 120 Bud Lights for that much money!

    This diet has taken away everything I love! Food and beer! And to top it off, my IBS is not better. My anxiety is gone, but thats it.

    Yes I have noticed other small benefits. But I was not a miserable sick person when I found out I had this Celiac. I got along fine without being on a gluten-free diet for 42 years! 7 months of this is about to send me off a cliff.

    Sorry to the OP if I offended you. It was not my intention. As for Bully4you, learn to mind your own G****N business!

  6. Im having serious thoughts of just giving up on this diet. I have been at it for 7 months (Yes Im Celiac). My daughter went camping this weekend with friends. I was watching them pack all that food for the trip. I only saw one thing I could eat that they packed. a package of Cheetos.

    I have 3 camping trips coming up. What to take. Cook for the kids, then eat a bowl of progresso soup myself. Or worse, Vieannas, or hot dogs. No bun.

    And Corn! Im so sick of corn. Everything I eat seems to be made of corn. I had a gluten-free Pizza the other day and it tasted like cornbread pizza. Gross!

    I am really down about this. Cant eat anywhere, and Im so tired of reading lables. After 7 months my gut is not any better. I told myself I was going to give this 2 years and if my IBS was not cured I was giving up. I dont think Im going to make it 2 years.

    I may just go to Pizza Hut and get it over with. I feel no better than I did all my life, and I have had Celiac all my life Im sure. At least for 30 years out of 43. If Im not going to feel any better, why go through this? They say there is a "chance" I could get intestinal cancer one day if I dont stay on a gluten-free diet. Well, they way Im drinking over this I will die of liver failure before that. I used to be a beer drinker, now I have to drink hard liquor. And I dont do wine. Seem to be Whinning enough though.

    Sorry for the rant. Im just about to go crazy thinking about these camping trips coming up.

    Im frying deer steak for everyone, so I will have to buy a lot of expensive gluten-free flour, and take all my skillets. Doesnt seem worth the trouble to me. But I told everyone I would cook it for them. I wasnt thinking about how much that stupid fake flour was gonna cost. Im tempted to use real flour and just eat it.

  7. Here it is, right at 7 months gluten-free. Diagnosed with blood test. Only 2 or 3 accidents in 7 months. Im 43 and figure Ive had this for 35 years or so. I got the enterolab test and was found intolerant to eggs and soy. (Soy was a lower number) I have cut out the eggs, but I cant cut out the soy. There is no way I can live like that. EVERYTHING has soy in it!

    I am positive I am 100% gluten-free, with no CC issues. I dont eat out, and I have a gluten-free kitchen at home. I read every label. Im not getting gluten. The last glutening I had was from some Darvocet I took for pain. I didnt check them out first, and darvocets have gluten in them. I got a really tore up stomache from it for about 3 days.

    Well, I have a tore up stomache today and there is no way I have ingested gluten.

    Im just sick of this. If it cured my IBS, it would be so worth it. But it doesnt. :angry:

    If my IBS (Big D) wont go away after awhile, why should I continue this gluten-free diet?

    I fully intend to give my insides 2 years to heal. But I swear, if my IBS is not better in 2 years of a gluten-free diet, Im just going to eat what I want and say the hell with it!

    Now I have to go change my underwear, again! Argggg!!!! :rolleyes:

  8. I use Canola oil for pan frying. Im eating some killer deer fried deer steak as I type this one handed! The other is too greasy. :D

    I use corn oil for deep frying fish.

    I stay away from "vegetable oils" because they are just soybean oil.

    Olive oil for stir fry's, Canola oil for Pan frying, and for deep frying french fries. Corn oil for deep frying.

  9. Sorry to be such a bummer but McDonalds is not as safe as you might think. I am wondering what gluten free 'cakes' you are finding there. Even the FF are risky, I wouldn't advise anyone of us to eat there.

    I agree!! McDonalds is not gluten-free friendly. The only thing I trust there is the eggs and sausage patties that come with the Big Breakfast. And since Im egg intolerant (thanks to celiac) that leaves only the sausage. Dont know a about you, but I would rather stop at a gas station and get some Doritos, and a Hershy bar, than go to McHeartattack and ask for the Big Breakfast, minus the egg, hashbrowns and biscuit.

  10. I have only been at this for 6 months, but I have learned a few ways to make traveling easier.

    I try to eat real healthy when Im home, and I pig out on junk foods when i travel. I will take fun stuff like Hormel Chili W/Beans, Vieanna's, Pork & Beans, Fritos and Bean Dip, Popcorn, Beef Jerky, Hot Dogs, Candy Bars, Ice Cream and lots of other chips and stuff. It makes traveling more fun cause thats when I let myself eat all the things that are bad for me.

    When I get back home, its Salads, and healthy cooking with natural foods and natural ingredients.

    And you can load up on junk food at any convienance store! :-)

  11. Does this sound like your Mom?

    Diagnostic Features:

    Narcissistic personality disorder is a condition characterized by an inflated sense of self-importance, need for admiration, extreme self-involvement, and lack of empathy for others. Individuals with this disorder are usually arrogantly self-assured and confident. They expect to be noticed as superior. Many highly successful individuals might be considered narcissistic. However, this disorder is only diagnosed when these behaviors become persistent and very disabling or distressing.


    Vulnerability in self-esteem makes individuals with this disorder very sensitive to criticism or defeat. Although they may not show it outwardly, criticism may haunt these individuals these individuals and may leave them feeling humiliated, degraded, hollow, and empty. They may react with disdain, rage, or defiant counterattack. Their social life is often impaired due to problems derived from entitlement, the need for admiration, and the relative disregard for the sensitivities of others. Though their excessive ambition and confidence may lead to high achievement; performance may be disrupted due to intolerance of criticism or defeat. Sometimes vocational functioning can be very low, reflecting an unwillingness to take a risk in competitive or other situations in which defeat is possible. Individuals with this disorder have special difficulties adjusting to growing old and losing their former ?superiority?.


    In this disorder, sustained feelings of shame or humiliation and the attendant self-criticism may be associated with social withdrawal, depressed mood, and Dysthymic or Major Depressive Disorder. In contrast, sustained periods of grandiosity may be associated with a hypomanic mood. Anorexia Nervosa, Substance-Related Disorders (especially related to cocaine), and other Personality Disorders (especially Histrionic, Borderline, Antisocial, and Paranoid) frequently co-occur with this disorder.

    Associated Laboratory Findings:

    No laboratory test has been found to be diagnostic of this disorder.


    The prevalence of Narcissistic Personality Disorder is less than 1% of the general population. It is seen in 2% to 16% of psychiatric outpatients. This disorder is more frequent in males (50% to 75%) than females.


    Narcissistic traits are very common in adolescents, but most adolescents grow out of this behavior. Unfortunately, for some, this narcissistic behavior persists and intensifies into adulthood; thus they become diagnosed with this disorder.

  12. That's a good honest response but remember that some of us will react to gluten grains even if distilled.

    If the Gluten is removed, and Gluten is what your intolerant of, then how can it affect you?

    I really dont understand this. Are you sure its not the alcohol that some are allergic or intolerant to?

    I have drank Jack Daniels (Im a semi-heavy drinker, have been all my life) with no problems. I have found that I am allergic to something in Rum and cant drink it. But I have no problem with JD. I am glad to know I can now have Wild Turkey (my brand before going gluten-free) again!

    However I have grown quite fond of the taste of JD now and will most likely stick with it.

    I was a beer drinker all my life though, and this Celiac has really messed that up! :-)

  13. Here is what the company wrote me when I asked them if thier bourbon contained Gluten.

    Although I am going to stay with Jack Daniels, it is good to know this.


    Thank you for taking the time to contact us regarding glutens in beverage alcohol products specifically Wild Turkey Bourbon. We have received an approved answer to your question about glutens. Please see information below.

    Gluten is a class of proteins found in certain cereals, particularly wheat, rye, barley and oats. They are volatile and, in the production of distilled spirits from such cereals, they are not distilled into the spirit product.

    For example, by definition bourbon is produced from an original mash of at least 51% maize. The remaining 49% of the cereal grains in the mash may contain gluten. However, during distillation gluten would remain as part of the spent grains and not on the distillate or finished product. The bottom line is that, by the time the product has undergone distillation, maturation, blending and shipment, there is no gluten present in bourbon.

    We would recommend that you contact a physician, as this involves a medical issue also, before consuming any beverage alcohol products.

    Best Regards,


    Wild Turkey Bourbon

    Consumer Relations

  14. Wouldn't Jack Daniels be a problem?

    No, Jack Daniels even states on their website that there is no Gluten. And I have never had a problem with it. The Gluten is lost in the distillation process and none is added afterwards. Jack is safe. Its the only Whiskey I trust.

    I have contacted lots of Whiskey/Bourbon companys.

    I have called Jack Daniels, toured their facility, and researched their website. All three sources assure me Jack Black is Gluten Free.

    Im happy to hear about the Kingsford. That will make life much eaiser.

    When on a camping trip I cant just run to any store and get "natural" charcoal. And if Im with someone, I can offer to buy the charcoal if they dont have Kingsford.

  15. So I went on a trip last week. Made it 7 days away from home. I did have my camper, and ate my own food "most" of the time. I ate three salads at local bar. Ha, the waitress felt so sorry for me she didnt charge me for the salad. I did buy a lot of Jack and Cokes though! LOL!

    Anyway. I have been home now for 2 days and have real bad D. The only thing I can think of is the steak I had that was cooked over Charcoal, on a campsite grill. They cleaned off the grill real good with a steel brush, and saved a place on the grill for my "non-marinated" steak.

    I am not sure if I am glutened or not. I have been 6 months gluten-free, and dont think I have ever been glutened, but I dont know. I dont think Im very sensitive.

    Anyway. Do any of you worry about charcoal. I know there is gluten in it. But an ash would have to fly up and get on the meat wouldnt it?

    Any big grillers out there?

    Do you turn away a steak at a campout because of charcoal??

  16. I was on PPI's for close to 15 years. Had the worst case of Reflux/chronic heartburn you could imagine!

    I read about and tried the ACV method and it CURED me. It doesnt treat symptoms, it cures the problem.

    You must make sure the Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is raw, unfiltered, with the Mother. Bragg is the brand I use. I mixed it with RAW natural honey and drank it twice a day for about 3 months and my heartburn was cured. I dont drink it everyday anymore, but I do use ACV to make my homemade salad dressing and eat a salad everyday.

    Drink it twice a day and dont stop till your problem is cured. Throw away those meds and cure your problem yourself. The doctors wont tell you this because there is no money in it for them.

  17. yes, its true but the good news is there are gluten-free beers in the Us & Canada.

    New Grist, redbridge, bard's , sprechlers.

    If you are a true beer lover, as I was! You will hate Red-bridge, and, I will deem it the worst beer I ever drank!

    Give up, my beer drinking friend, there is no good beer for you.


    Jack Daniels is "proven" Gluten free!!! Nothing like a Jack and Diet Coke, with a plate full of good 'Ol fried food!

    You must learn a new way to drink, (and eat my friend). Sorry for my sloppy typing!. Im eating a fresh killed deer as I type!!!! I suggest getting a gun and learning to kill your own food. Wild game is everywhere and very tasty! Not only is it nutritus, its fun to kill, and eat as well!!!!

    Deer can be ground into burger, and you cant tell it from beef.

    Also you can make squirrel stew, fried squirrel, fried rabbit, (if you dont know, use Bobs Red Mill All Purpose Flour.

    What else can you eat?


    Muskrat (wonderfull!)

    Wild Hogs


    And depending on where you live< Moose, Elk, Antelope, Beaver, Bobcat, Badger, Duck, Goose, Coot, Jack Rabbit, Porcupine, Groundhog.

    If it moves, it will feed you. And it is Gluten free!

    Want to feel proud????

    Kill your own meat, grow your own vegetables, and drink good Kentucky Whiskey!

    Ahhhhhhhh!!!! Life is good my friend.

    Fend for yourself, and leave the rest to the shallow idiots who eat every meat at McDonalds, Wendy's and Taco Bell!!