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25 Nov 2012 01:38 PM   |   20867 clicks   |   CBS News
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Metalupis    [TotalFark]  
The Spice Wheat must flow

25 Nov 2012 12:33 PM
basemetal    [TotalFark]  
Brought to you by Monsanto......

25 Nov 2012 01:23 PM
Vodka Zombie     
Sounds like someone is creating yet another fad diet.

25 Nov 2012 01:32 PM
BlackMtnMan    [TotalFark]  
I had to stop breathing. Air can make you fat.

25 Nov 2012 01:41 PM
Kumana Wanalaia     
I knew Wil was doing something devious.

What?

25 Nov 2012 01:41 PM
Micanope     
I, for one, will be opening my Gilad-free baked goods store tomorrow. So suck it, scientific reason and plausability.

25 Nov 2012 01:42 PM
BeerGraduate     
It ain't done til' it's *crack*.

/dntfa

25 Nov 2012 01:43 PM
Wise_Guy     

Micanope: I, for one, will be opening my Gilad-free baked goods store tomorrow. So suck it, scientific reason and plausability.


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25 Nov 2012 01:45 PM
vpb    [TotalFark]  

BlackMtnMan: I had to stop breathing. Air can make you fat.


I have never seen anyone gain weight after they stopped breathing.

25 Nov 2012 01:45 PM
Vegan Meat Popsicle     
Anybody who says one thing is the cause of you being a fatass isn't somebody saying worth hearing. The human body is more complex than that. There's not some magical new protein in wheat making you fat, you're just eating to much and exercising too little.

/ go buy my book!

25 Nov 2012 01:46 PM
iheartscotch     
Well, on one hand, the obese epidemic DID start toward the early 80's.

On the other hand, Aliens; sppaaaaaaace

25 Nov 2012 01:48 PM
hockeychick    [TotalFark]  
My god the derp is strong with this one. I'm thinking he needs to boost his book sales.

Wanna laugh, take a look at this.

25 Nov 2012 01:48 PM
TheOther     

Vegan Meat Popsicle: Anybody who says one thing is the cause of you being a fatass isn't somebody saying worth hearing.


What if they say 'FARK.COM'?

25 Nov 2012 01:49 PM
Christian Bale     
Yeah ok, one guy says wheat is terrible. So therefore I believe it. After all he must have all the answers and has to be perfectly credible.

What a stupid article. Great ad for his book, though.

25 Nov 2012 01:50 PM
Caeldan     

Vodka Zombie: Sounds like someone is creating yet another fad diet.


Actually, it's been around for a while.
Paland diet. Eat meat, fruit, nuts, veggies (and tubers). Avoid processed foods (so no juice either), sugar, grains, legumes and dairy. Also new potatoes cause they're useless.

Has nothing to do with low carbs though on the surface it may look like it (berries, sweet potatoes are regularly consumed). Just more about the glycemic loads of the food and eating "clean". Just build your meals around the concept of pick a protein, add a dark green vegetable and then fill out the plate with other veggies.

Also, the book "Wheat Belly" is supposed to be a very interesting read.

25 Nov 2012 01:51 PM
Amos Quito     
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25 Nov 2012 01:51 PM
skinink     

Baking Bad?


/Wonder Bread, biatches!


25 Nov 2012 01:51 PM
star_topology     
I cut grains out of my diet two years ago. As a result, my psoriasis cleared up and my sleep apnea went away. My wife also had some pretty brutal bouts with IBS, which have disappeared.

I wonder what the problem could have been...

And this is the perfect place to pimp my wife's blog... She recently posted a full Thanksgiving menu that was grain and dairy-free. 'Twas amazing. As a matter of fact, she's cooking up another batch of Pumpkin Raisin Pudding.

25 Nov 2012 01:51 PM
dr-shotgun     
I don't know about the gilad business.

I do know that when I stopped eating the standard American intake of 300-400g of carbohydrates a day and went down to 20, I lost a massive amount of weight and started feeling fantastic. That strategy has worked for literally everyone I know who has tried to lose weight.

25 Nov 2012 01:52 PM
Caeldan     
Paleo diet dammit.
Stupid phone.

25 Nov 2012 01:52 PM
star_topology     

Caeldan: Vodka Zombie: Sounds like someone is creating yet another fad diet.

Actually, it's been around for a while.
Paland diet. Eat meat, fruit, nuts, veggies (and tubers). Avoid processed foods (so no juice either), sugar, grains, legumes and dairy. Also new potatoes cause they're useless.

Has nothing to do with low carbs though on the surface it may look like it (berries, sweet potatoes are regularly consumed). Just more about the glycemic loads of the food and eating "clean". Just build your meals around the concept of pick a protein, add a dark green vegetable and then fill out the plate with other veggies.

Also, the book "Wheat Belly" is supposed to be a very interesting read.


Think you mean Paleo.

25 Nov 2012 01:52 PM
Man from Manchaca     
This would also explain the global obesity epidemic. As fast food jumped the borders by corporate greed and government protection, people in those countries began to get wider. I'd like to see graph comparing he spread of fast food and rate of obesity spread.

25 Nov 2012 01:53 PM
Caeldan     

star_topology: Caeldan: Vodka Zombie: Sounds like someone is creating yet another fad diet.

Actually, it's been around for a while.
Paland diet. Eat meat, fruit, nuts, veggies (and tubers). Avoid processed foods (so no juice either), sugar, grains, legumes and dairy. Also new potatoes cause they're useless.

Has nothing to do with low carbs though on the surface it may look like it (berries, sweet potatoes are regularly consumed). Just more about the glycemic loads of the food and eating "clean". Just build your meals around the concept of pick a protein, add a dark green vegetable and then fill out the plate with other veggies.

Also, the book "Wheat Belly" is supposed to be a very interesting read.

Think you mean Paleo.


Yeah. Edit box in the phone likes to jump the carot around to the point I sometimes miss where it auto corrects something I didn't want it to :-(

25 Nov 2012 01:54 PM
star_topology     

Vegan Meat Popsicle: Anybody who says one thing is the cause of you being a fatass isn't somebody saying worth hearing. The human body is more complex than that. There's not some magical new protein in wheat making you fat, you're just eating to much and exercising too little.

/ go buy my book!


Granted there are more and more GMO's in our food (Thanks, Monsanto) but have you heard of being 'Skinny Fat?' Not everyone who is fat is unhealthy.

25 Nov 2012 01:56 PM
AssAsInAssassin     
According to the reality-based community, gliadin is an intrinsic building block of gluten; not something evil scientists engineered.

http://www.celiac.com/articles/8/1/Wh at-is-gluten-What-is-gliadin/Pag e 1.html

25 Nov 2012 01:56 PM
Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom     

dr-shotgun: I don't know about the gilad business.

I do know that when I stopped eating the standard American intake of 300-400g of carbohydrates a day and went down to 20, I lost a massive amount of weight and started feeling fantastic. That strategy has worked for literally everyone I know who has tried to lose weight.


This. Unathletic people don't need a high carb diet. I eat a shiatload of carbs, but I use them in training so they don't end up around my belly.

25 Nov 2012 01:56 PM
Stone Meadow     

hockeychick: My god the derp is strong with this one. I'm thinking he needs to boost his book sales.

Wanna laugh, take a look at this.


I haven't read the blog, but I did read the book Wheat Belly last July, and since then have lost 40+ pounds by cutting wheat products out of my diet. I had a checkup a couple of weeks ago and my doctor was astounded at my weight loss and improvements to my blood chemistry: HDL up from 51 to 78 and triglycerides down from nearly 400 to 80. Fasting blood sugar 88. I don't do any calorie counting or intake restriction, either, though I did cut way back on other grains and starchy veggies.

25 Nov 2012 01:57 PM
star_topology     

Caeldan: star_topology: Caeldan: Vodka Zombie: Sounds like someone is creating yet another fad diet.

Actually, it's been around for a while.
Paland diet. Eat meat, fruit, nuts, veggies (and tubers). Avoid processed foods (so no juice either), sugar, grains, legumes and dairy. Also new potatoes cause they're useless.

Has nothing to do with low carbs though on the surface it may look like it (berries, sweet potatoes are regularly consumed). Just more about the glycemic loads of the food and eating "clean". Just build your meals around the concept of pick a protein, add a dark green vegetable and then fill out the plate with other veggies.

Also, the book "Wheat Belly" is supposed to be a very interesting read.

Think you mean Paleo.

Yeah. Edit box in the phone likes to jump the carot around to the point I sometimes miss where it auto corrects something I didn't want it to :-(


Figured that the auto-correct got ya. It was too late by the time I posted.

Also, I'm eating a sweet potato (with honey and cinnamon) right now, so I'm getting a kick out of your post.

25 Nov 2012 01:57 PM
dr-shotgun     
This. Unathletic people don't need a high carb diet. I eat a shiatload of carbs, but I use them in training so they don't end up around my belly.

And one surprisingly becomes a lot more athletic when you aren't a manatee...

25 Nov 2012 02:00 PM
UsikFark     
wait, opiates stimulate appetite, now?

the gliadin protein that is an opiate. This thing binds into the opiate receptors in your brain and in most people stimulates appetite, such that we consume 440 more calories per day, 365 days per year

25 Nov 2012 02:00 PM
vpb    [TotalFark]  
It may be this new protein or not, but bread has been known to be "empty calories" for a long time.

The answer is the same as it was before. More vegetables, less bread sugar and fats. Sometimes I think people are just updating old ideas with new names.

25 Nov 2012 02:01 PM
Caeldan     

star_topology: Caeldan: star_topology: Caeldan: Vodka Zombie: Sounds like someone is creating yet another fad diet.

Actually, it's been around for a while.
Paland diet. Eat meat, fruit, nuts, veggies (and tubers). Avoid processed foods (so no juice either), sugar, grains, legumes and dairy. Also new potatoes cause they're useless.

Has nothing to do with low carbs though on the surface it may look like it (berries, sweet potatoes are regularly consumed). Just more about the glycemic loads of the food and eating "clean". Just build your meals around the concept of pick a protein, add a dark green vegetable and then fill out the plate with other veggies.

Also, the book "Wheat Belly" is supposed to be a very interesting read.

Think you mean Paleo.

Yeah. Edit box in the phone likes to jump the carot around to the point I sometimes miss where it auto corrects something I didn't want it to :-(

Figured that the auto-correct got ya. It was too late by the time I posted.

Also, I'm eating a sweet potato (with honey and cinnamon) right now, so I'm getting a kick out of your post.


I just had bangers and (sweet potato) mash, with a side of spinach and carrots!

However, for the other 15% of my meal today... I will have a rocky road sundae :-)

/going to be due for a 21 day sugar detox when I get back home.
//be done just in time for Christmas
///eating Paleo is actually a really good way to teach you how to cook and experiment with recipes in the kitchen

25 Nov 2012 02:02 PM
Coastalgrl     
The guy does sounds like he needs to boost book sales but there is probably some truth to what he's saying. I also do not trust the mega food companies. I'm going to be really upset if the 'crap' he's talking about is in standard flour. I make my own bread 9 times out of 10 to avoid overly processed bread. Not a crazy hipster, I just prefer home baked bread when I can find the time. I literally can taste plastic in some of the store brands.

I also cut the crap out of my diet and seen huge improvements in my overall health. Blood pressure went back to normal and skin cleared up. The only processed food I do buy is greek yogurt.

/Japanese Curry Beef in slow cooker.

25 Nov 2012 02:03 PM
thatboyoverthere     

AssAsInAssassin: According to the reality-based community, gliadin is an intrinsic building block of gluten; not something evil scientists engineered.

http://www.celiac.com/articles/8/1/Wh at-is-gluten-What-is-gliadin/Pag e 1.html


Came here to say that. If a five second google search can discredit you shut up.

25 Nov 2012 02:03 PM
TofuTheAlmighty     
Doc sounds like an anti-GMO luddite. I'm a huge fan of reductionism but attributing the obesity crisis to an increase in a single wheat protein is . . . just weird.

25 Nov 2012 02:04 PM
mc_madness     
That's why I ONLY eat white Wonderbread. It's wheat free and nutritious.

25 Nov 2012 02:05 PM
Alphakronik     
So you found a poison and wrote a book on it instead of a peer-reviewed medical paper>

25 Nov 2012 02:05 PM
LordOfThePings     

Micanope: I, for one, will be opening my Gilad-free baked goods store tomorrow.


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25 Nov 2012 02:06 PM
FunkOut    [TotalFark]  
Dude, my allergies are all backwards, I have a vast tolerance for wheat and milk but I'm allergic to turkey and lamb.

25 Nov 2012 02:06 PM
Gough     
Another reminder of the difference between MDs and scientists....

Gliadin is one of the proteins that make up gluten, dumass.

While there's some compelling evidence that wheat or wheat products have become more antigenic in the last 60-70 years, whackjobs like the guy in the TFA don't do much to help clarify the issue.

/Not on the anti-GF bandwagon. Half of my family (four generations) have to eat GF or we all pay the price.

25 Nov 2012 02:06 PM
GranoblasticMan     

Caeldan: star_topology: Caeldan: Vodka Zombie: Sounds like someone is creating yet another fad diet.

Actually, it's been around for a while.
Paland diet. Eat meat, fruit, nuts, veggies (and tubers). Avoid processed foods (so no juice either), sugar, grains, legumes and dairy. Also new potatoes cause they're useless.

Has nothing to do with low carbs though on the surface it may look like it (berries, sweet potatoes are regularly consumed). Just more about the glycemic loads of the food and eating "clean". Just build your meals around the concept of pick a protein, add a dark green vegetable and then fill out the plate with other veggies.

Also, the book "Wheat Belly" is supposed to be a very interesting read.

Think you mean Paleo.

Yeah. Edit box in the phone likes to jump the carot around to the point I sometimes miss where it auto corrects something I didn't want it to :-(


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25 Nov 2012 02:06 PM
Mega Steve     
the gliadin protein that is an opiate.

Clearly, we need to make wheat illegal. How long until children will be injecting into their eyesockets???

25 Nov 2012 02:06 PM
Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom     

Coastalgrl: The guy does sounds like he needs to boost book sales but there is probably some truth to what he's saying. I also do not trust the mega food companies. I'm going to be really upset if the 'crap' he's talking about is in standard flour. I make my own bread 9 times out of 10 to avoid overly processed bread. Not a crazy hipster, I just prefer home baked bread when I can find the time. I literally can taste plastic in some of the store brands.

I also cut the crap out of my diet and seen huge improvements in my overall health. Blood pressure went back to normal and skin cleared up. The only processed food I do buy is greek yogurt.

/Japanese Curry Beef in slow cooker.


Unless you mill your own flour or distilled your own water, then no, Greek yogurt isn't the only "processed" food you buy.

25 Nov 2012 02:07 PM
God-is-a-Taco     

hockeychick: My god the derp is strong with this one. I'm thinking he needs to boost his book sales.

Wanna laugh, take a look at this.


I don't buy it.

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Besides the fact that it's seemingly Asian and is meant to be "read" right to left, the woman didn't change enough.
There's no long, luscious blonde hair; a larger smile; a bright, colorful bikini that looks expensive; and most of all she's missing the handsome gentleman who accepted her after she used this product. 

How can I believe her life changed with this image?

25 Nov 2012 02:08 PM
Sock Ruh Tease     
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25 Nov 2012 02:10 PM
Hector Remarkable     
And that's the trouble with tribbles.

25 Nov 2012 02:10 PM
Enigmamf    [TotalFark]  

Caeldan: Paleo diet dammit.
Stupid phone.


Stone Meadow: I don't do any calorie counting or intake restriction, either, though I did cut way back on other grains and starchy veggies.


That is intake restriction: Eliminating a major source of calories as a diet option makes it harder to consume calories. It's said by some to be the main reason Atkins works.

25 Nov 2012 02:10 PM
Lady Beryl Ersatz-Wendigo     
So is crack the new wheat, then?

25 Nov 2012 02:10 PM
flucto    [TotalFark]  
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He may be full of crap but something is driving this. Personally I blame TV initially but check out the explosion of porkulence in the internet era.

25 Nov 2012 02:11 PM
theorellior    [TotalFark]  
The paleo diet is a fine concept, but I find it annoying that the hardcore people cut out legumes. I don't know of any self-respecting primate that wouldn't eat a legume, and humans have been cooking their food for so long that the digestibility of any particular species eaten raw shouldn't be an issue.

25 Nov 2012 02:11 PM
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