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"The Woman [and lyme sufferer] Who Will Make You Want to Go Gluten-Free"

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by sarah darwins, May 5, 2016.

  1. sarah darwins

    sarah darwins I told you I was ill

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    Another gluten-free chef, this one a pastry specialist (yum), who is featured in an article in today's Times (of London). Her name is Caroline Byron.

    What grabbed my attention is that she missed a lot of schooling as a child because of Lyme disease, recovered somewhat then relapsed around college years before finding a successful treatment path and lifestyle. She sees going gluten-free as having made a major contribution to her recovery.

    Her blog, as well as recipes, has a post about her health experiences here:

    http://simply-caro.com/the-trouble-with-lyme-disease/

    [warning: I'm sure guys especially will want to avoid the picture of her on that page as she's kinda hot and not wearing so much)
     
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  2. worldbackwards

    worldbackwards A unique snowflake

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    I already clicked on it before I saw your warning, damn you!

    *shakes fist*
     
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  3. AndyPR

    AndyPR Senior Member

    Thanks, wasn't going to click through until I saw your warning, so glad I did now... ;)
     
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  4. sarah darwins

    sarah darwins I told you I was ill

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    I thought the least I could do was drive some traffic to her blog as the poor girl clearly can't afford adequate clothing ;-)
     
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    Keela Too Sally Burch

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    LOL.. You lot have given me a giggle! :p

    I've been gluten-free now for over 3 years and it has helped my digestive dilemmas incredibly. No more cramps or bloating. I doubt I'm coeliac but keeping away from gluten certainly helps.

    Okay going to look at this site now. :)
     
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  6. AndyPR

    AndyPR Senior Member

    If only my wife was so understanding about this sort of thing :whistle:
     
  7. TiredSam

    TiredSam The wise nematode hibernates

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    Pardon me for being cynical, but is this the next Deliciously Ella? Seems to be becoming a thing - former model, backstory of chronic illness, gets into cooking (vegan, gluten-free, whatever), health improves, becomes a brand with a book of recipes to sell.

    One could almost think it's a publishing gimmick.Not that I'm complaining, it's an improvement on Fanny Cradock, and Nigella will need replacing at some point ...
     
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  8. sarah darwins

    sarah darwins I told you I was ill

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    Oh, totally. She's clearly trying to carve out a spot in that market, and I don't blame her one bit. But I'm all in favour of gluten-free innovation — going GF made a huge difference to me — and anyone helping make GF tastier is alright with me. Her account of traipsing round various doctors searching for a treatment protocol that worked for her will be very familiar to many here, too. It's inspiring that she seems to be well now.
     
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  9. TiredSam

    TiredSam The wise nematode hibernates

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    If she's serious about cooking she'll need to buy herself a sensible apron, that whatever-it-is she's almost wearing is totally unsuitable and bound to get ruined.
     
  10. msf

    msf Senior Member

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    The title (and the subsequent comments) made me think, mmm, gluten-free woman...

    On a more serious note, I´ve found that things that are labelled gluten-free generally aren´t much good for me either, since the reason they are labelled gluten-free is that they are processed foods (i.e. high in sugar, fat, etc) and because they often contain things like corn/maize instead, which isn´t much better than gluten for some people.
     
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  11. TiredSam

    TiredSam The wise nematode hibernates

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    In case you can't get enough of this new trend, here's another young woman jumping on the "I'm terribly ill please buy my gluten-free cookbook" bandwagon. Thankfully that champion of investigative journalism, Woman's Weekly, unmasked her and her publishers had to pay a fine for not checking their facts.

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-36195825

    Maybe we could get Woman's Weekly to have a look at the PACE trial?
     
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    msf Senior Member

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    It was obviously self-diagnosed, self-treated and self-cured cancer.
     
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    alex3619 Senior Member

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    They couldn't do worse than most of the usual academics we have seen for years.
     

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