Why are we waging a war on wheat?

Why are we waging a war on wheat?

There are 144 comments on the CBC News story from Oct 8, 2012, titled Why are we waging a war on wheat?. In it, CBC News reports that:

An increasing number of books, blogs and celebrities have fingered wheat as the cause of a variety of conditions, from obesity to heart disease, as well as a host of digestive issues.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at CBC News.

milk duds

Terre Haute, IN

#172 Feb 22, 2014
EPIGENTICS wrote:
<quoted text> Try goats milk, more like human breast milk.
Not the first time hearing that! I've never tried goats milk but I'm adamant with my husband about getting goats..........Thanks

Sweet! I mean the goats milk!
Oil price wars too

Toronto, Canada

#173 Feb 22, 2014
Quoted For Truth

United States

#174 Feb 24, 2014
TrendyAttentionHore wrote:
It's the new atkins. Another way fat women can blame something other than themselves for being fat, and now get attention / sympathy to boot.
They would be better served to make up a dairy allergy then to pretend to have celiac's disease. Wheat is healthy, dairy is bad for people and worse for the animals.
Time to fill my washboard stomach with a huge bowl of whole wheat pasta! Mmmmmm
What's going to be the new trend for you idiots to get attention, when this is old hat? Less than 1% of the planet has Celiac. How many of you pretend to have it, so the conversation can become about you? How many of you saw it on the Kardashian show? Truly pathetic.
DUH MOMENT

Winnipeg, Canada

#175 Feb 25, 2014
Quoted For Truth wrote:
<quoted text>
What's going to be the new trend for you idiots to get attention, when this is old hat? Less than 1% of the planet has Celiac. How many of you pretend to have it, so the conversation can become about you? How many of you saw it on the Kardashian show? Truly pathetic.
Thanks DR DUH
Logic Intolerance

United States

#177 Mar 5, 2014
It's insane that I need to drive to the next town to find a vegan restaurant, but these gluten free gluttons have food available everywhere.

The best part is, almost none of them are gluten intolerant. They don't even know what it means. You can sell these morons rice for 2x as much if you put a GF label on it.
Logic Intolerance

United States

#178 Mar 5, 2014
milk duds wrote:
<quoted text>
Not the first time hearing that! I've never tried goats milk but I'm adamant with my husband about getting goats..........Thanks
Sweet! I mean the goats milk!
I hope this is for a baby. There is no reason for adult humans to be drinking animal milk. Almond milk has more calcium, and no cholesterol.

Milk commercials should show a blood and pus mustache, and a fat person with clogged arteries.
Payton

Los Angeles, CA

#179 Mar 6, 2014
Wheat allergies can go extreme or stay relatively dormant for awhile. It all depends on what you're doing to boost your immune system. I stay healthy by taking supplements that do just that.

Recently found a new one on amazon called instant immunity. Recommend trying it if you're always getting sick.

Since: Dec 11

Winnipeg, Canada

#180 Aug 25, 2014
hoping for Chuglesspeg wrote:
<quoted text> suc the big one
It's spelled "suck".
Now please, do the world a favor, and never breed. There is more than enough stupid in the world without you adding to it.
chugs are POS

Winnipeg, Canada

#181 Aug 25, 2014
Peter Ross wrote:
<quoted text>
It's spelled "suck".
Now please, do the world a favor, and never breed. There is more than enough stupid in the world without you adding to it.
Sorry. suck the big one. Happy?
Logic Intolerance

United States

#182 Aug 25, 2014
Peter Ross wrote:
<quoted text>
It's spelled "suck".
Now please, do the world a favor, and never breed. There is more than enough stupid in the world without you adding to it.
The people who shouldn't breed are the idiots that subscribe to this gluten free trend nonsense.

The funny part is the people who actually have celiac wish they could eat wheat, it's amazing and very healthy.

These kardashian watching morons just blindly jumped onto another trend, without thinking it through.
Peter Cheeks

United States

#184 Aug 25, 2014
Peter Ross wrote:
<quoted text>
Vacines contain MSG a wheat derivative that is causing the intolerance/ reaction. Thats where the TREND comes from.


It must be hot for you, wearing a tinfoil hat in August. Did you read that "fact" in the enquirer? Here's a real fact - less than 1% of the world is intolerant to gluten.

You didn't even know what gluten was 5 years ago. I have been studying nutrition since you were in diapers.

Only in America would someone pretend to be sick, to pay more money for less healthy food - all for attention!
Peter Ross

Winnipeg, Canada

#185 Aug 26, 2014
Peter Cheeks wrote:
<quoted text>
It must be hot for you, wearing a tinfoil hat in August. Did you read that "fact" in the enquirer? Here's a real fact - less than 1% of the world is intolerant to gluten.
You didn't even know what gluten was 5 years ago. I have been studying nutrition since you were in diapers.
Only in America would someone pretend to be sick, to pay more money for less healthy food - all for attention!
And what is 1 % of the world's population Sparky malarky?
Peter Cheeks

United States

#186 Aug 26, 2014
Peter Ross wrote:
<quoted text>
And what is 1 % of the world's population Sparky malarky?
U mad bro?
Eradicate Ignorance

Beverly, MA

#187 Aug 26, 2014
If you do not have celiac disease, consider yourself fortunate.

If you have a friend or family member with celiac disease, then you would be a good friend or family member to read about it and be considerate when making restaurant choices or hosting a dinner invitation.

Other than that, give it a rest and do not speak about it as if it were a fad.

People who have celiac are not thrilled about it. They do not enjoy making this adjustment for fun. They must make the adjustment to stay pain free and to avoid other health problems that coexist with celiac.

So for folks who think this is a fad, it isn't.

Anyone who thinks it will help them lose weight, it will not, many gluten free products have the opposite effect.

Gluten free products do not always taste good or bad. They are sometimes nutritious and sometimes not. Your friend or family member has probably tried a lot and narrowed down the ones they find ok. So ask them next time you have them over for dinner. Find out what's good and what to avoid.

Also, if you are going out to a restaurant with a friend with Celiac, check out a few restaurants and be sure they have a decent menu and a good rating for keeping their customers safe. Nothing is fun about showing up to have dinner with friends and the only thing the person with celiac can eat is a stripped down salad or a broiled piece of chicken breast.

Imagine what it would be like to eat almost nothing while everyone else in your party gets to pig out and make snide comments about a person who cannot enjoy the same.

This is an opportunity to become enlightened and helpful.

How about giving that a try instead of calling it a fad.
Eradicate Ignorance

Beverly, MA

#188 Aug 26, 2014
Peter Ross wrote:
<quoted text>
Vacines contain MSG a wheat derivative that is causing the intolerance/ reaction. Thats where the TREND comes from.
MSG is derived from Soy. Although not all that good for a lot of folks, the gluten in this product is not the same as the gluten from wheat, barley, and rye.

Some people with celiac still cannot tolerate MSG and others are not bothered by it.

In general, the world might be a better place without this ingredient, but pretty sure it is not totally evil.

There are worse ingredients in our food supply.
Peter Cheeks

Fort Myers, FL

#189 Aug 26, 2014
Eradicate Ignorance wrote:
If you do not have celiac disease, consider yourself fortunate.
If you have a friend or family member with celiac disease, then you would be a good friend or family member to read about it and be considerate when making restaurant choices or hosting a dinner invitation.
Other than that, give it a rest and do not speak about it as if it were a fad.
People who have celiac are not thrilled about it. They do not enjoy making this adjustment for fun. They must make the adjustment to stay pain free and to avoid other health problems that coexist with celiac.
So for folks who think this is a fad, it isn't.
Anyone who thinks it will help them lose weight, it will not, many gluten free products have the opposite effect.
Gluten free products do not always taste good or bad. They are sometimes nutritious and sometimes not. Your friend or family member has probably tried a lot and narrowed down the ones they find ok. So ask them next time you have them over for dinner. Find out what's good and what to avoid.
Also, if you are going out to a restaurant with a friend with Celiac, check out a few restaurants and be sure they have a decent menu and a good rating for keeping their customers safe. Nothing is fun about showing up to have dinner with friends and the only thing the person with celiac can eat is a stripped down salad or a broiled piece of chicken breast.
Imagine what it would be like to eat almost nothing while everyone else in your party gets to pig out and make snide comments about a person who cannot enjoy the same.
This is an opportunity to become enlightened and helpful.
How about giving that a try instead of calling it a fad.
How about giving reading a try, instead of just spouting off. Looks like you'd better start with yourself when it's time to "eradicate ignorance." I never said Celiac is a fad. I said people with Celiac wish they could eat wheat. I truly feel sorry for them, and would help them any way possible.

The former Atkins dieters who now lie about being "Gluten Intolerant" are part of a fad.(Like the clueless dope talking about vaccines.) They just do it for attention, as a way to make conversations be about themselves. Faking an allergy is a pretty pathetic way to get attention.
Peter Ross

Winnipeg, Canada

#190 Aug 26, 2014
Eradicate Ignorance wrote:
<quoted text>
MSG is derived from Soy. Although not all that good for a lot of folks, the gluten in this product is not the same as the gluten from wheat, barley, and rye.
Some people with celiac still cannot tolerate MSG and others are not bothered by it.
In general, the world might be a better place without this ingredient, but pretty sure it is not totally evil.
There are worse ingredients in our food supply.
It derived from many sources not just soy. njectg it ino babies creates allergic reactions to it and anyhing else in it, its what the body does.
Sick and Tired

Beverly, MA

#191 Aug 26, 2014
Peter Cheeks wrote:
<quoted text>
How about giving reading a try, instead of just spouting off. Looks like you'd better start with yourself when it's time to "eradicate ignorance." I never said Celiac is a fad. I said people with Celiac wish they could eat wheat. I truly feel sorry for them, and would help them any way possible.
The former Atkins dieters who now lie about being "Gluten Intolerant" are part of a fad.(Like the clueless dope talking about vaccines.) They just do it for attention, as a way to make conversations be about themselves. Faking an allergy is a pretty pathetic way to get attention.
Was not replying to you. Get your panties out of a wad.

The point is that even if some folks are trying out a gluten free diet and they do not have celiac, that should not interfere with those who do need to stick to the diet.

So to be safe, when dealing with anyone with a food allergy, probably best to be as considerate and helpful as possible.

And try not to decide whether or not a particular individual is doing a fad diet. If they are, then that is their problem.

But to assume that just because only 1% have celiac does not mean that you are qualified to determine which ones have it or not.

So take a break from your outrage and go with the flow.
Questions Answered

Beverly, MA

#192 Aug 27, 2014
MMR LIES and COVERUP

Winnipeg, Canada

#193 Aug 27, 2014
Questions Answered wrote:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pm c/articles/PMC3264942/
Just a bunch of blah blah. Autoimmune reaction vaccine caused.

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