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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Debate Is Still On

This article was forwarded to me this week. My friends see something about gluten and send it to me in case it is something that would be helpful. It does not matter to me where the information is found, I am open to reading from any forum. 

I am willing to read just about anything, am interested in something healthy that works for me. It was during the years that I was raising my children that my health was at its worst. The pain in my intestines; the diarrhea and accidents; telling my kids we would do something and then I was curled up on the bed in pain and unable to keep my promise; being told to eat healthy meant whole wheat, so I would fill up on whole wheat bread, cereal, eat less meat, thinking I was doing the best thing. Yikes. 

It could be that longer rising time could take away some of the potency of gluten, as indicated in the article; however, I thoroughly believe that today's flour is still MODIFIED from what it was when I was a kid. I did not care for the writer's tone in this article, using words to demean and sneak in some things to tell gluten free folks they just don't know what they are doing. People like this author don't have much to say to someone like me. If this person were someone like me who has found a way to feel better and all it means is stay completely away from wheat, barley, and rye, yet this author then does the experiment that would maybe have some merit. But any of us gluten free healthy people are not going to listen to just anyone with an opinion who are not themselves forced to be gluten free because of their problems. They are all entitled to their opinion, but why try to force feed that opinion on others? I say to them, thanks for sharing, but no thanks. 

5 comments:

Ms. A said...

You figured out what works for you and if it ain't broke, don't try to fix it.

Brian Miller said...

ha, i have to question validity as well...when you are compensated by the ones you are defending...

Stephen Hayes said...

Very interesting. At times I've wondered whether or not I have an issue with gluten, but in the end I've decided not to look into it.

DJan said...

Every person is different, and I don't see how anybody can tell YOU what is right for you, except... well, you. :-)

Hilary said...

I think a lot of people are avoiding gluten in the hopes that it's the answer to some issues (I've done that myself) and quite possibly, it's very often not the solution. But for goodness sake, if it works for many and yourself among them, that's all you need to know to stand behind its validity.