SURPRISE! ‘Gluten Intolerance’ Is Likely Bullsh*t!

  • metta

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    May 15, 2014 3:12 PM GMT
    SURPRISE! ‘Gluten Intolerance’ Is Likely Bullsh*t!

    http://uproxx.com/gammasquad/2014/05/gluten-intolerance-is-likely-utterly-fake/
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    May 19, 2014 4:03 PM GMT
    I ended up cross-eyed and tilting my head like my dog does after reading this article. Here is an excerpt "In all participants, gastrointestinal symptoms consistently and significantly improved during reduced FODMAP intake, but significantly worsened to a similar degree when their diets included gluten or whey protein. Gluten-specific effects were observed in only 8% of participants. There were no diet-specific changes in any biomarker. During the 3-day rechallenge, participants’ symptoms increased by similar levels among groups. Gluten-specific gastrointestinal effects were not reproduced. An order effect was observed" icon_eek.gif
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    May 19, 2014 8:21 PM GMT
    Pretty much figured out that was the case from the start of this craze. Maybe something good will come out of this like folks recognizing how many empty calories they were eating and how much crappy white flour wheat products they were eating?

    I work in an office full of over educated folks w/too much free time in their lives and they obsess over shite like this. Modern wheat and "leaky gut syndrome" and joint inflammation because of modern wheat varieties also comes up a lot w/that crowd.
  • Breeman

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    May 19, 2014 9:32 PM GMT
    Let's see how the gluten free food industry reacts. Bet the have their experts and doctors scrambling and preparing to make a press release.
  • Timbales

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    May 20, 2014 1:02 AM GMT
    He tested 37 subjects and announces that all levels of gluten intolerance are bullshit? What a hack.
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    May 20, 2014 1:18 AM GMT
    Timbales saidHe tested 37 subjects...
    'Nuff said.
  • FRE0

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    May 20, 2014 1:57 AM GMT
    I always suspected that gluten free diets were a silly fad except for the few people who were sensitive to gluten. The idea that people should drastically reduce carbohydrates is also nonsense.
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    May 20, 2014 7:12 AM GMT
    bULL sHIT article !!! bull shit publication !!!
  • AWashingtonia...

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    May 20, 2014 10:40 PM GMT
    NIH okay..

    Short study. I'd like that study to endure a year.

    There was a link between FODMAPs (the things that cause gastric distres)and gluten. So, one way to reduce FODMAPs and gastro-distress could be to reduce gluten intake.

    RESULTS:In all participants, gastrointestinal symptoms consistently and significantly improved during reduced FODMAP intake, but significantly worsened to a similar degree when their diets included gluten or whey protein. Gluten-specific effects were observed in only 8% of participants. There were no diet-specific changes in any biomarker. During the 3-day rechallenge, participants' symptoms increased by similar levels among groups. Gluten-specific gastrointestinal effects were not reproduced. An order effect was observed.

    So, like you know... whatever gluten isn't all that great. It seems we would be improving our health if we reduce its consumption.
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    May 20, 2014 11:59 PM GMT
    Well I've stayed away from those pesky rolls of bread and sugary desserts and will never go back. Everyone in their right mind would try it. You'll feel and look better.
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    May 21, 2014 3:18 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidWas that a photo of a Twinkie?!


    I just remembered, I need to go grocery shopping!
    Probably an off-brand Twinkie-ish thing. It looks horrible.

    And while you're shopping, get me some real Twinkies. They'd go great with the PBJ I had for lunch, and the beef ravioli I had for dinner. icon_lol.gif
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    May 21, 2014 5:28 AM GMT
    MuchMoreThanMuscle saidWas that a photo of a Twinkie?!


    I just remembered, I need to go grocery shopping!


    no, A, you were just dreaming of cream-filled cylindrical objects..again icon_wink.gificon_wink.gificon_wink.gif
  • Kazachok

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    May 21, 2014 2:17 PM GMT
    I always assumed it was just a craze.
    I think it's modern junk food that's the problem with diet.
    It also annoys me when people come up with "healthy" versions of traditional foods.
    If traditional Italian, Greek, Irish, Indian, etc, food is so unhealthy, then how come our ancestors weren't all dropping dead of heart attacks and insulin shock? icon_rolleyes.gif
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    May 21, 2014 4:38 PM GMT
    I'm sure a lot of it is just a 'fad' thing. Personally, I was getting sick a lot, lots of stomach issues and yeast infections ( which likely has nothing to do with bread) and once i cut out gluten it all cleared up. That was 5 yrs ago. I don't eat 'gluten free' products , but i do eat clean, whole, natural foods. I do like rice pasta though… I was seeing a fellow a few months back and noticed one morning when he had some toast and then we started to kiss and make out… and my lips, face and my cock ( after he blew me) became all red, itchy, swollen… it was not pretty. Am I actually allergic to gluten???? who knows, but i know I do feel a lot better when I avoid it at all costs. Just my 2 cents…
  • monstapex

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    May 22, 2014 4:38 AM GMT
    Kazachok saidI always assumed it was just a craze.
    I think it's modern junk food that's the problem with diet.
    It also annoys me when people come up with "healthy" versions of traditional foods.
    If traditional Italian, Greek, Irish, Indian, etc, food is so unhealthy, then how come our ancestors weren't all dropping dead of heart attacks and insulin shock? icon_rolleyes.gif


    because they didnt live past 40
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    May 22, 2014 6:58 AM GMT
    Breads and bagels are high in gluten....
    spike the blood sugar.....
    not usually a good carb. I don't eat it.....
    has nothing to do with gluten intolerance.....just makes you....





    FAT!
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    May 22, 2014 10:50 PM GMT
    2Bnaked saidBreads and bagels are high in gluten....
    spike the blood sugar.....
    not usually a good carb. I don't eat it.....
    has nothing to do with gluten intolerance.....just makes you....





    FAT!


    Finally someone who knows what he is talking about.
    simply stated.