Ugh... The comments... Wahhhh....
Ugh... The comments...
people with true celiac disease are apparently like people with vaccine injuries. you very rarely if ever encounter them offline but online everyone and his mother seems to have it.?
I know one person in real life with actual celiac disease. I understand her pain... and to a degree I like that all the idiots have made some better food available to her. However, the "gluten intolerance" thing is just ridiculous and nothing but anecdotal bullshit.
"Oh my shampoo was making my hair fall out because it had gluten" No, your shampoo probably had 10-20 different ingredients. Several of which could have been responsible for that. Please tell me the process you went through to isolate that it was 100% the gluten's fault.
I met one person with crohn's disease. This was 2 decades ago before it was trendy. She had a very difficult time. I have yet to meet anyone with a vaccine injury. There are 2 people on my encephalitis forum who received payments from the special masters. It was autoimmune and current research is moving away from vaccines as being a cause but still a possibility. People also regularly show up on the forum blaming vaccines but these ones aren't even plausible. It is difficult because these are parents in a very difficult and emotionally charged position and other people are being yes men and I am the voice of reason.
i worked as an infectious disease nurse for over 30 years and gave countless vaccines and was tasked with followup for any adverse events afterwards including reporting them to the CDC. i never saw even one that was significant enough to fill out the forms. as for celiac i really don't know if i ever met a true sufferer offline because true sufferers in rl don't constantly tell everybody about it and torture friends, kitchen and wait staffs over it, posers do. but i sure have met a lot of people online who want me to believe they cured everything from cancer to a hangnail by cutting out gluten. O.o
I do know two people with severe celiac disease in real life, and I watched them struggle with some pretty scary health problems before they figured out that gluten was the cause. One of them nearly died, and no, I'm not speaking in hyperbole. She couldn't eat for months, creatinine counts were sky high, all sorts of no fun. And I do know one person whose daughter became handicapped from the Gardasil vaccine -- she had seizures with every shot in the series, and the last one was so huge it caused brain damage. So yeah, they're all rare, but they do exist.
Among my friends I count 1 adult and one good friends son as celiac diagnosed via biopsy. I also have one other friend who is actually allergic to wheat, but doesn’t have any trouble with gluten from other grains.
for perspective angie749 i often tell people about the real but incredibly rare incidence of true medical contraindication to the flu vaccine as compared to the many AV and other wooish who claim one. i never in all those years of clinical nursing met someone fitting that description though many already tried to falsely claim it when trying to refuse it but still wanting to work with patients. i finally met the first person like that in the last year, a fb friend who is partly native american and has a rare genetic mutation that can occur in that population. and he is totally provax since his health and well being depends on herd immunity
I know one person with a severe gluten allergy. And another with Crohn's whose symptoms appear to do better without gluten.
The only good thing I can say about the gluten-free fad is that it's easier for them to find foods they can eat.
But the gluten-free bakery that just opened up in our town? WTF?!