Stop being a bandwagon jumping pussy and eat gluten!

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  1. Gretsch Man

    Gretsch Man Well-Known Member

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    So a friend of mine who I occasionally play guitar with has decided gluten free food is the way to go. He's a nice guy, but he buys into all the hipster bullshit of the day about stuff like gluten being bad and GMO free foods.

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    I'm so tired of the bullshit hysteria. I wonder if this is an issue in third world countries.
     
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    Tranquil Well-Known Member

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    Unless you have an allergy to gluten it's not going to harm your body. Wasn't there a big scare ten years ago about black mold being a silent killer, this fad reminds me of that.
     
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    Gretsch Man Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, there's always something. It was diet soda for a while too. In the 80's, it was Satanic heavy metal music and Dungeons and Dragons.
     
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    Tranquil Well-Known Member

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    Seriously, one of my friends tried to get me on a cayenne pepper and lemon drink cocktail to cleanse my body of toxins. That just seemed retarded, I'm all for healthy living, but I think it's just through eating healthy (veggies, go light on the fatty foods) and exercise. Why can't people just do what is tried and true? Weird to me.
     
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    Yeah, that's just stupid. What the hell is a "toxin" anyway? That's not how the immune system works.
     
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    I got nothing
     
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    Gretsch Man Well-Known Member

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    Oh come now, everybody has something.
     
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    I believe him, he has nothing. Are you calling him a liar?
     
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    Gretsch Man Well-Known Member

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    All I'm saying is if the shoe fits...
     
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    Gluten rant from a restaurant worker.


    A server will never say this to your face but we all know your gluten allergy is fake. You are not allergic to gluten. You are just on a gluten-free diet and want attention. There are plenty of people who are truly allergic to gluten, or sensitive, or intolerant, and you are not one of them. We can tell. You’re on nothing more than a high-powered Atkins diet, and while it’s great that you’re feeling healthier, it’s not great that you blame the discrepancy between your previous and current state of health on a fictional allergy. Feel free to adopt a gluten free diet, but don’t throw the word ‘allergy’ around like you have a medical problem.

    Especially in a restaurant, the word ‘allergy’ means that the whole restaurant is going to need to do extra work and take special care to keep you safe, healthy, and happy. If your ‘allergy’ is really just a diet with no medical basis, you are being a selfish ass. The world does not revolve around you, the restaurant does not revolve around you, and we all know your allergy is fake.

    Your gluten allergy is fake because you discuss it at parties. Your gluten allergy is fake because it ‘comes and goes.’ Your gluten allergy is fake because you will eat at an Italian restaurant but walk away fine because you ordered the gluten free pasta. Your gluten allergy is fake because after reminding your server ten times that you’re highly allergic, you complain to a manager that you were never brought a basket of bread.

    If you’re sure your gluten allergy is real because you cut out gluten and suddenly felt better, congratulations, you’re on a diet. However, a change in health doesn’t mean there was an allergy involved. It’s fine to cut television from your life, just like it’s fine to cut gluten from your diet, but it’s very important to know where ‘lifestyle change’ ends and ‘medical condition’ begins.

    There’s nothing fun or trendy about having a medical condition that severely limits your diet. While people with real gluten-related conditions exist, they number perhaps one in a hundred people, yet up to one in ten will claim to have the condition to some extent.

    People with true gluten allergies or Celiac disease don’t go to an Italian restaurant and order the fettuccine alfredo with gluten free pasta, because those with real allergies can’t take such a risk of cross-contamination. Every knife, every plate, every surface their food comes in contact with will need to be sanitized, and in a gluten-heavy environment, it’s impossible to guarantee such sterilization on a moment’s notice. It would take an hour to make a single burger if that were so, and there would have to be ten dishwashers working around the clock just to keep up.

    You’ll never see someone with a severe peanut allergy in a Thai restaurant. It’s not worth the risk. Those with severe peanut allergies take care to personally steer clear of risky situations.

    Feel free to order a burger without a bun, or replace the garlic bread with a cup of soup, but remember that if you’re not in a gluten free restaurant, gluten-related requests shouldn’t compromise every ingredient of a dish to the point of being utterly unrecognizable. If you want something that isn’t on the menu, eat somewhere else.

    Having an allergy means that you must constantly guard yourself, all day every day, and one slip-up might cause discomfort, severe pain, or hospitalization. In the case of a genuine allergy, most kitchens are willing to work very hard to ensure your safety. Wasting that much time and effort of an entire restaurant’s staff might seem unthinkable, but some customers think nothing of it as they announce their allergy to their server within the first thirty seconds of being seated.
     
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    So has Robin gotten into this yet? Seems like the exact kind if thing she'd brag about on the show.
     
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    I love the quackery.

    Millions of years of evolution.

    But only recently, we figured out that there are toxins and shit in our body. And there are these wonderful cures for them - for only 19.99! Hurry and you will get two cures for the price of one!

    And I love that homeopathy still has fools that buy into it. These morons believe that the more they dilute their 'medicine' the stronger it is - thus, if you could take a homeopathic cure that was as diluted as a grain of sand in the ocean - that would be a mega cure.

    It blows the mind.
     
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    I was on a college radio show years ago and downed an entire bottle of homeopathic pills in an attempt to show how bogus it is. I don't think it convinced anyone.
     
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    James Randi does that with sleeping pills before he lectures. By the end of the lecture, he isn't even drowsy - or in medical peril as the bottle indicates with an overdose.
     
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    2 cups of strong coffee, a nice tapered dump, time to greet the day....Wash, rinse, repeat daily
     
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    Yeah, that's where I got the idea. Randi is awesome.
     
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    I really don't even understand what the fuck gluten is, but I'm sure it's absolutely delicious.
     
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    I'm doing gluten free and dairy free to lose weight...it's working. But I'm not allergic or anything.

    I'm very pro doctor and pro medicine. Recently, my father blew my mind..in a bad way. .when he gave me some mumbo jumbo talk that cancer can be cured with diet!!!...and that chemotherapy doesn’t work!!

    I was like..wtf??..isn't that what Steve Jobs did to cure his cancer?

    And the kicker with my Dad is...he was born with a terminal heart condition back in the day and it was DOCTORS and modern medicine that saved his life!
     
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    Fair enough, but I still think all the anti gluten hysteria is pretty silly. Nobody will even rember anything about it in 5 years. But if you're losing weight, I'm glad for you.

    I've been losing weight too, but all I did was cut out sugar (drinks and snacks) and make sure to hit the treadmill for 30 minutes at a time, 5 to 6 days per week. So far, so good.
     
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    Agreed.
     
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