From a real troll.
From a real troll.
Starting Weight: 197.5
Current Weight: 123
Lost 75# eating low carb (20-40 g) and then MDA primal low carb. Tried many other options but only LC helped me lose weight and improve health. Now at a good weight, I find my body can tolerate a few more carbs but rarely go over 100 g.
Wheat makes me breakout. Not sure what it is in wheat that does that, but it's enough reason to stay away from it. I had wheat for the first time in months over the weekend. I expected to experience some kind of gastrointestinal distress from it, but i really didn't. Did make me breakout though. This morning. Sigh.
But the idea that I have ever told people that they shouldn't eat eggs or wheat because they make me sick... I have never said that. So the question is, why would you be saying something that is demonstrably untrue? How would someone who has only been on the forum for a few days know that months ago I was posting about working through my egg sensitivities?
Well, you could be a sock puppet.
Last edited by eKatherine; 06-25-2013 at 10:56 AM.
My nutrition/fitness/critical thinking blog:
I was actually surprised when you gave such a large number, because although I believe it is that large (actually I believe in the concept of a continuum of symptoms), I normally use 1% as an estimate, which means I add 1% celiac + 1% gluten intolerant + 1% wheat allergic to get a 3% total. That's still a huge number of people whose lives are negatively impacted by the ubiquitousness of wheat in our food supply.
I don't know the perfect solution, but if we were concerned about health from a public policy standpoint, we wouldn't be waiting 10 years on the average for celiac sufferers to be incidentally diagnosed before giving such members of the public the information they could have used to improve their health. We wouldn't be limiting the diagnosis and treatment to people who figured out their problem and self-diagnosed it over the internet first, then went to pay a doctor $5K for invasive tests.
No JJ is correct (based on the research I have read). Celiac is approximately 1% and gluten intolerant is estimated at 10%, however I'm not sure how much higher wheat allergic takes you. I kinda forget where it went. Here is an article that quotes a few of the researchers in the field though.
How Many People Have Gluten Sensitivity
I'm of the mind that gluten sensitivity ranks in the 30-50% range (possibly higher than fifty% as it seems to keep rising) and increases in prevalence with age. As such it may either be a causative factor or co-morbidity associated with many of the diseases of aging. Be it autoimmune, GI, headache/migraine...ect. Consider that most AI diseases begin in the 4th decade
Its all quite debatable right now, but I do believe that if you look at the data critically.... and include the prevalence and association of the other diseases associated with it then you come to the conclusion (or opinion if you like) that gluten really does effect a rather large portion of the population negatively. IMO the peak of the bell curve is gluten sensitive.
Last edited by Neckhammer; 06-25-2013 at 12:17 PM.
This is what you wrote to me in a previous post:
"We people who eat wheat and claim to be sick for weeks are just making it up to annoy you, because clearly the fact that 100% of Parisians don't have gluten intolerance is proof it doesn't exist and is a figment of our imaginations."
I never said that 100% of Parisians do not have gluten intolerance. I simply said that the majority of people can handle wheat just fine. I never said people who cannot handle wheat are making it up. Just that it's a minority. Hence, my example with eggs sensitivities...if a minority of the population has egg sensitivity, it does not mean that everyone has it and that eggs are bad for everyone. Please let me know if something is not clear to you.
Same here! I don't know if it's the gluten or the wheat itself, but when I stay off wheat and gluten completely, my skin clears up. When I cheat with even a tiny bit of wheat, I can expect a cascade of little hormonal breakouts 2-3 days later, that last for about a week. It's not bad cystic acne, just annoying, consistent little breakouts along the jaw and neck.Wheat makes me breakout. Not sure what it is in wheat that does that, but it's enough reason to stay away from it. I had wheat for the first time in months over the weekend. I expected to experience some kind of gastrointestinal distress from it, but i really didn't. Did make me breakout though. This morning. Sigh.
The only time wheat hurts my stomach is if I have a crazy wheat-feast. On very rare occasions, I've been known to have a "DIE PALEO DIE" meltdown, and have a dinner of, like, pizza, beer, garlic knots, cookies, more beer... essentially 100% wheat. Afterward, my stomach HURTS and I can't poo for days (not really a shock, and I think this is more about the sudden flood of a substance I almost never eat, rather than true gluten intolerance). But just a little wheat cheat here and there, like a cookie, piece of toast, or single beer? No GI distress, just a breakout 2 days later like clockwork.