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Old 12-30-2012, 02:34 AM   #1
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Amazing....1% of Population

It's amazing that there is a specific section on here for celiac sufferers when only 1% of the population suffers from a reaction to gluten. Why the sudden popularity of non-gluten foods?

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Maybe because several members have gluten allergies.
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Maybe because several members have gluten allergies.

About the same number of people are allergic to peanuts, why no section for them? Also, more people are Jewish than are celiac sufferers. I am almost certain there isn't a section on here for Kosher meals. (although I have yet to check this out, just guessing).
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Are you allergic to peanuts and Jewish so you would like your own sections? Just let us know and we will see if you can be accommodated.
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Are you allergic to peanuts and Jewish so you would like your own sections? Just let us know and we will see if you can be accommodated.

No. That's not my point. My point is that 1% of the population has a sensitivity to gluten and yet there is a section on here for them. Also, people seem to think that if you're not sensitive to gluten that a non-gluten diet will be more healthy to you. It's become a marketing fad that isn't based on science.
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What is your point then? There is a section for gluten-free, why not? Is it an affront to you? If you think it's just a fad and a marketing ploy, just ignore it.
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Are you here for information?

Do you have a special dietary need we should be addressing?


Yes, I'm lactose intolerant. Among whites in America the rate of LI is 15%, 15 times greater than celiac disease.
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What is your point then? There is a section for gluten-free, why not? Is it an affront to you? If you think it's just a fad and a marketing ploy, just ignore it.
My point is there is a section for gluten-free products only because of the misinformation out there. There is no money to be made on peanut alergies or Kosher foods. That's why you guys don't have a section on those. That's my point.
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Yes, I'm lactose intolerant. Among whites in America the rate of LI is 15%, 15 times greater than celiac disease.
So...would you like a forum for lactose intolerance?
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So...would you like a forum for lactose intolerance?

No, not really. I'm smart enough to avoid certain foods. I just think it's funny there is a gluten free forum.
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