OtherGround Forums Unless you have Celiac disease, STFU about gluten

4/23/14 4:00 PM
1/1/01
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The recent gluten-free diet fad is just another in a long line of silly diet fads. Your so -called "nutritionist" doesn't know WTF he/she is talking about. "Paleo!!!"

Read this:

http://www.quickanddirtytips.com/health-fitness/healthy-eating/know-your-nutrients/is-non-celiac-gluten-sensitivity-for-real

It summarizes the following study:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23648697

"In a placebo-controlled, cross-over rechallenge study, we found no evidence of specific or dose-dependent effects of gluten in patients with NCGS placed diets low in FODMAPs."

Boom.

Edited: 4/23/14 4:19 PM
1/1/01
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"But a gluten free diet will help me lose weight and is just a healthier diet in general!" - Morons

 

Where is your gluten-free god now?

http://www.andjrnl.org/article/S2212-2672(12)00743-5/fulltext

"Despite numerous health claims and the exploding popularity of gluten-free products, there are no published data to support a weight loss claim for a gluten-free diet.3 Results of several studies of patients with celiac disease suggest that a gluten-free diet may actually worsen BMI status in some overweight and obese individuals. Gluten-free baked goods can be high in fat and total energy.9 Moreover, whole-grain intake is inversely associated with BMI, and wheat is the most widely consumed grain in America. Thus, going gluten-free for purposes of weight loss may have unintended consequences. Randomized-control trials are necessary to establish the effect of a gluten-free diet on weight loss in overweight or obese individuals for whom a gluten-free diet is not medically indicated.

Gluten-rich grains, especially wheat, may have health benefits attributable to naturally occurring fructan-type resistant starches as well as gluten itself. By creating a healthy composition of colon bacteria, whole-grain wheat products may protect the gut from some cancers, inflammatory conditions, and cardiovascular disease. Gluten, and one of its component proteins gliadin, may contribute to blood pressure control and immune function. Because wheat is the main source of gluten in the American diet,2930 these studies may help explain the consistent findings of health benefits of whole-grain consumption.25264344

There is no evidence to suggest that following a gluten-free diet has any significant benefits in the general population. Indeed, there is some evidence to suggest that a gluten-free diet may adversely affect gut health in those without celiac disease or gluten sensitivity.31 Additional research is needed to clarify the health effects of gluten, and potential consequences of avoiding gluten-containing grains."

4/23/14 4:21 PM
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I know about a dozen people claiming they have some kind of gluten intolerance.

Only one of them has been told so by a doctor

4/23/14 4:22 PM
4/11/10
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I love gluten. Phone Post 3.0
4/23/14 4:23 PM
6/29/06
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My doctor told me I might be allergic to gluten. Turns out I'm not. Turns out I'm allergic to the shitty medicine he prescribed me that was tearing up my stomach.
4/23/14 4:24 PM
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PatK - 

I know about a dozen people claiming they have some kind of gluten intolerance.

Only one of them has been told so by a doctor


Probably the same people who contend:

"Our bodies haven't evolved enough to digest all the wheat we eat so we should all go paleo!"

 
4/23/14 4:24 PM
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allforroy - I love gluten. Phone Post 3.0

I bathe in it
4/23/14 4:24 PM
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porra in 3, 2, 1.....

4/23/14 4:25 PM
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Al Cappucino -
allforroy - I love gluten. Phone Post 3.0

I bathe in it
Use it as lube myself Phone Post 3.0
4/23/14 4:25 PM
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allforroy - I love gluten. Phone Post 3.0

Glutens are delicious! Have you tried the new Gluten Berry Crunch cereal? So good...
4/23/14 4:27 PM
9/23/07
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I love gluten but i absolutely feel better when i dont eat any gluten.


Healthier skin, loser feeling joints, weight loss is easier, poops are no wipers, etc...
4/23/14 4:27 PM
7/4/03
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I'm a glutton for gluten..
4/23/14 4:29 PM
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I have noticed when I eat gluten after not eating any after a month that my hands swell a lot Phone Post 3.0
4/23/14 4:29 PM
10/19/08
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Thank you! It's one of those "where are the bodies" things.
4/23/14 4:31 PM
8/10/11
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Wife got diagnosed with Celiac about 2 months back. It's been hell on our grocery budget trying to keep enough food stocked for her and the rest of us.

As soon as people found out she had to go gluten free tons of her friends/family started saying they were going to do it too because of the health benefits etc. etc. Pissed her right off because she in no way WANTS to be gluten free, these people are just fad dieting asshats.
4/23/14 4:33 PM
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Brockback Mountain - I love gluten but i absolutely feel better when i dont eat any gluten.


Healthier skin, loser feeling joints, weight loss is easier, poops are no wipers, etc...
Placebo Phone Post 3.0
4/23/14 4:34 PM
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They are doing something to the bread today that they didn't do 5 or 10 years ago. I swear by that. If I eat a sub, or a bread heavy sandwich, I literally feel like I am going to die. Bloated and fat.

Something is off with bread and when I eat meals that don't have any of it in it, I instantly feel better.
4/23/14 4:34 PM
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PALEO IS FUCKING NONSENSE Phone Post 3.0
4/23/14 4:34 PM
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ClevelandCursed - Wife got diagnosed with Celiac about 2 months back. It's been hell on our grocery budget trying to keep enough food stocked for her and the rest of us.

As soon as people found out she had to go gluten free tons of her friends/family started saying they were going to do it too because of the health benefits etc. etc. Pissed her right off because she in no way WANTS to be gluten free, these people are just fad dieting asshats.

Don't let her know that jizz is loaded with gluten. :-(
4/23/14 4:35 PM
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im with TPK on this one.
4/23/14 4:35 PM
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demandango - 
Brockback Mountain - I love gluten but i absolutely feel better when i dont eat any gluten.


Healthier skin, loser feeling joints, weight loss is easier, poops are no wipers, etc...
Placebo Phone Post 3.0

He said he's not eating placebos either.
4/23/14 4:36 PM
7/19/05
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Apparently, someone didn't bother to read the entire abstract. While they were unable to reveal "gluten-specific" effects, the patients symptoms all improved with a gluten-free diet. It could mean that it is all in the patient's heads, or, perhaps they need a new biomarker.

4/23/14 4:38 PM
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demandango - 
Brockback Mountain - I love gluten but i absolutely feel better when i dont eat any gluten.


Healthier skin, loser feeling joints, weight loss is easier, poops are no wipers, etc...
Placebo Phone Post 3.0

If it works, it works. Even if it's just a placebo.

 

Why judge people for trying to be healthier?

4/23/14 4:42 PM
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rls99 - Apparently, someone didn't bother to read the entire abstract. While they were unable to reveal "gluten-specific" effects, the patients symptoms all improved with a gluten-free diet. It could mean that it is all in the patient's heads, or, perhaps they need a new biomarker.


Apparently you were the one who failed to read it:

"During the 3-day rechallenge, participants' symptoms increased by similar levels among groups. Gluten-specific gastrointestinal effects were not reproduced."

This was specifically discussed in the original article:

They repeated the study a few weeks later, using the same subjects. The overall results were similar: the same percentage of people responded poorly to each of the interventions. But interestingly, many of the people who had responded poorly to gluten the first time had no trouble with gluten the second time. Instead, they either had no increase in symptoms or they had an increase in symptoms to whey protein or to the placebo.

What does this tell us? Well, I guess it tells us that people with IBS have very sensitive tummies. But it also suggests that for most of them, gluten is not a unique or reliable trigger. When they crunched all the numbers, the researchers concluded that actual gluten sensitivity (defined as a unique and reproducible response to gluten) was present in fewer than 10% of people who described themselves as sensitive to gluten.  

4/23/14 4:44 PM
4/11/14
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Gluten containing foods are generally high calorie and low nutritional density which is one reason why many people feel better and lose weight by cutting them out.

Whether you think you are gluten sensitive or not, it doesn't change the fact that most breads and pastas are shitty foods that provide way too many carbs for a typical fat-assed office worker to ever burn off. If you trane hard then such foods can provide the necessary fuel but most people will be better off without them. Phone Post 3.0