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    10-15-2012, 12:58 PM
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My dad was diagnosed with CD in 1991. It took them 5 years to figure out what was wrong with him, as it was not commonly known then like it is now.
My Grandma was diagnosed in the early '90's as well and everyone was like "huh, what on earth is THAT!?". She went to 15+ doctors before the Mayo Clinic finally diagnosed her.

There were basically zero pre-packaged gluten-free foods. She basically changed to a plain meat and veggie diet for the rest of her life. Foods started being available but they were AWFUL! I distinctly remember a birthday cake that tasted like stale cardboard with the consistency of extremely gritty cornbread.

Nowadays, gluten-free food is pretty darn tasty. My sister is an active Celiac so I've had plenty while visiting her since it's a PIA to make multiple meals. I personally am happy that all sorts of people choose to eat gluten-free for whatever reason. The more people that choose to and want gluten-free foods, the more reasons that companies have to develop and sell products that cater to that market and actually taste good!
     
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    10-15-2012, 02:44 PM
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I guess you could say I have a "sore spot" against those who choose to eat a gluten free diet, than for those with CD who are medically forced to. Nowadays its not as big of a deal as more and more companies are making gluten free foods, but I remember all the days with my dad in years past. Us kids would have cookies and cake and goodies to eat, and he could never have any of it. And for a long while, even noodles. We'd make separate food for us, and we'd make separate food for him. And we sampled it --- it never tasted as near as good as the real thing. As a child, I always felt sad that he couldn't eat the "good stuff" like us. Again, there's a ton more things available now than there were 20 years ago, and quite tasty stuff too, but it still rubs me the wrong way from those past experiences. Eat your gluten and enjoy it too, if you can!
I have a hard time with the "fad dieters" because I believe it keeps the prices of gluten free stuff super high.

I guess I don't have an issue with those who don't have an official diagnosis that are trying to see if a Gfree diet will help them out, or even those who feel eating Gfree will help their health (holistic chiros recommend cutting out gluten a lot). What I DO take issue with is people who CHOOSE not to eat certain things comparing themselves to people who have autoimmune disorders like Celiac as if it's the same thing.

I had a hard time at work at first because people were always bringing in yummy looking things like bakery goodies, homemade bars, etc. My coworker would say things like, "You and I CAN'T eat it." Yes, I do think it's wonderful that you're doing Weight Watchers and counting calories, but you being on a diet is NOT the same thing as me having Celiac Disease. You might gain a few pounds if you eat that doughnut but my body will reject it and begin attacking itself.

I tried to tell myself she was probably just being nice and trying to make it so I didn't feel like an outsider... but in reality she was the kind of person who, if you had a medical condition, she had a WORSE medical condition. Sort of an attention seeking thing, I guess.
     
    10-15-2012, 03:26 PM
  #23
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Originally Posted by nikelodeon79    
I have a hard time with the "fad dieters" because I believe it keeps the prices of gluten free stuff super high.

I guess I don't have an issue with those who don't have an official diagnosis that are trying to see if a Gfree diet will help them out, or even those who feel eating Gfree will help their health (holistic chiros recommend cutting out gluten a lot). What I DO take issue with is people who CHOOSE not to eat certain things comparing themselves to people who have autoimmune disorders like Celiac as if it's the same thing.

I had a hard time at work at first because people were always bringing in yummy looking things like bakery goodies, homemade bars, etc. My coworker would say things like, "You and I CAN'T eat it." Yes, I do think it's wonderful that you're doing Weight Watchers and counting calories, but you being on a diet is NOT the same thing as me having Celiac Disease. You might gain a few pounds if you eat that doughnut but my body will reject it and begin attacking itself.

I tried to tell myself she was probably just being nice and trying to make it so I didn't feel like an outsider... but in reality she was the kind of person who, if you had a medical condition, she had a WORSE medical condition. Sort of an attention seeking thing, I guess.
No, the MORE people that eat gluten-free for whatever reason, the more that companies sell, the lower prices will go. Prices do not go up when the mass market wants an item, they go down as it's cheaper to manufacture in large quantities than just a few thousand. Gluten-free is pricey because it's a small, specialized market. If the whole US went gluten-free, the prices would end up nearly the equivalent of the current gluten items.

Not being able to eat something yummy sucks, I get that. I can't have dairy and am supposed to eat a low fiber diet... if my celiac starts up, I'm not sure there's much left I CAN eat.

Ya know, saying out loud "I can't eat that" may be what gives her the will power to not rush over and eat 6 doughnuts. My BIL lost 300lbs and he let us know what he "couldn't" eat. He tried for years to lose weight and "I shouldn't eat that" didn't give him the results of "I CAN'T eat that" or the rest of us going "oh here, I made you xxx since you CAN'T eat that fat-filled, calorie-laden dessert".
     
    10-15-2012, 04:01 PM
  #24
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Here's the crockpot recipe site. This link takes you to her alphabetical list of recipes.

A Year of Slow Cooking: Alphabetical Listing of Recipes

I encourage you to look around on her site. Tons of great info! Her recipes are delicious and have reviews based on what the adults thought and what the kids thought.
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