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It's happened - Gluten Free has hit Hollywood... Your thoughts?

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Updated October 23, 2014 at 3:35 AM
Created April 11, 2012 at 11:09 AM

http://ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com/68092233.html#cutid1

And the SAD dieticians are already voicing their opinions.

I think it's important to note in this case that Miley Cyrus has considerable influence over a younger generation (versus another famous icon like Bill Clinton) and I'm curious how this is going to play out.

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2291 · April 11, 2012 at 5:38 PM

why is this closed? I thought it was a good discussion :(

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1363 · April 11, 2012 at 4:41 PM

Jessica Biel is Paleo http://www.independent.ie/lifestyle/independent-woman/health-fitness/weight-loss-eat-and-exercise-like-a-hollywood-bride-3075438.html Also, I'm fairly sure that Gwyneth Paltrow follows a similar simple eating plan to Paleo. And she looks good now. It seems that strong and skinny is the new skinny in Hollywood

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56616 · April 11, 2012 at 4:30 PM

Zooey Deschanal has been GF for ages. That said, I'm not sure this is a paleohack...

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3850 · April 11, 2012 at 4:01 PM

I can't tell you how many times I've had the conversation "I don't eat gluten-free food. I eat real food that doesn't contain gluten." And at a restaurant I add "Please just don't contaminate it with gluten-containing crap."

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2291 · April 11, 2012 at 3:11 PM

and sigh at the amount of preachy vegetarians on the thread calling miley preachy.

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20411 · April 11, 2012 at 1:28 PM

True, but if any kids decide to go gluten free, they will be giving up a lot of wheat and crap. My kids are offered cupcakes, cookies, cake, bagels, donuts, etc. almost daily. Parents think its a great idea to give the girls cupcakes between softball games. Cupcakes come in to school weekly for birthdays. And every church/school/youth group function has these and/or pizza. They would be eating a lot less of that - even if they could get their hands on some GF replacement stuff. (And the GF stuff isn't very good, from what I understand).

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20519 · April 11, 2012 at 1:16 PM

I'm with @Twinkletoes and hopefully the lil Miss will realize beer has gluten so maybe she should stop drinking it. Suspicious - GF or just an excuse to keep people off her back for the weight loss. I fear it's Hollywood has struck again - be thin to win stupidity.

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11152 · April 11, 2012 at 11:48 AM

According to Miley, gluten is craaaaaap! Lol

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2890 · April 11, 2012 at 11:20 AM

Well, if Miley Cyrus is the new spokesperson, I'd say the Gluten Free movement is headed for hell.

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11152 · April 11, 2012 at 11:25 AM

PROCESSED FOODS are the real culprit. All this gluten-free craze is going to do is encourage otherwise gluten-tolerant people to buy expensive GF cakes, cookies, pasta, condiments, etc. All of which are still loaded with sugars and preservatives.

They are not seeing the bigger picture.

Ugh, those dieticians who commented in the article are morons.

EDIT: The gluten-free trend is akin to the sugar-free one. Just because there isn't any "sugar" in it (replaced by sweeteners or sugar alcohols), doesn't mean it's healthy and that one can binge on Snack Wells' devil's food cake cookies! Grrrr!

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20411 · April 11, 2012 at 1:28 PM

True, but if any kids decide to go gluten free, they will be giving up a lot of wheat and crap. My kids are offered cupcakes, cookies, cake, bagels, donuts, etc. almost daily. Parents think its a great idea to give the girls cupcakes between softball games. Cupcakes come in to school weekly for birthdays. And every church/school/youth group function has these and/or pizza. They would be eating a lot less of that - even if they could get their hands on some GF replacement stuff. (And the GF stuff isn't very good, from what I understand).

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11557 · April 11, 2012 at 11:44 AM

Honestly, people get all "peoplez be eating the gluten-free for trendiness, what trendsters! I'm no hipster, I do it for the health".

I say, this is a good thing. So what if they are still eating processed food, it takes baby steps to change your eating and I think that a lot of people cutting out gluten may be able to show themselves how much better the feel without gluten in their diet. I think that the trajectory of the organics and gluten-free movements are opening up doors in preparation to move towards a more whole-foods based diet, which is excellent. Dietitians and paleohackers a like call these people sheep, for completely different reasons, and I think they are both missing the point. People are cutting out GLUTEN, something we KNOW a huge portion of the population is completely intolerant to. When has that become a bad thing? The ball starts rolling with a push, and I've met so many people who have tried going gluten free on a whim and have experienced increased clarity, better skin, less digestive troubles, and a flat stomach for the first time in their life- and that is JUST with removing gluten, even if it is partially replaced by a less harmful, but still pretty useless, alternative grain.

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3850 · April 11, 2012 at 4:04 PM

As someone who was 40 before she finally figured out how horrible gluten was for her health I only can say that if any young person figures it out for themselves and saves them from 20 years of ill health and unnecessary medical procedures and misdiagnoses and bad treatment from medical professionals, then Miley did a major service. Good for her.

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58 · April 11, 2012 at 1:33 PM

"Rachel Begun, a registered dietitian and food industry consultant, told Today's Health that only those who have been diagnosed with a gluten-related disorder should go on a gluten-free diet."

???Really? Why Rachel?

"People who go gluten-free may gain weight if they rely mostly on highly-processed gluten free foods, many of which tend to be higher in fat, calories and sugar than their gluten-containing counterparts."

???The types of foods most people would replace with has nothing to do with gluten, and it's effects Rachel.

"There???s absolutely no evidence that a gluten-free diet promotes weight loss," Ansel explained. "However, there is data that indicates that following a gluten-free diet can result in a diet that's low in key nutrients -- especially iron, zinc and B vitamins such as folate and niacin

???Really? Is that so Karen? Sources for iron http://www.mckinley.illinois.edu/handouts/dietary_sources_iron.html Sources for zinc http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Zinc-HealthProfessional/ Sources for folate http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/folate-HealthProfessional/ Sources for niacin http://www.healthaliciousness.com/articles/foods-high-in-niacin-vitamin-B3.php

Morons!

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2291 · April 11, 2012 at 3:08 PM

Judging by the comments on the link, people are just as dumb as I thought. Why is the automatic assumption that by cutting gluten, you have to buy expensive gluten free replacement crap?

"It's so expensive to eat gluten-free. I had to take a meal to a girl in my church after she'd had a baby, and she has celiac disease. A tiny frozen pizza was $11!! Cookies were $5 for this tiny bag. It cost me almost $30 for her whole meal."

Why is this girl eating gluten free pizza and cookies for a meal??

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2291 · April 11, 2012 at 5:38 PM

why is this closed? I thought it was a good discussion :(

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2291 · April 11, 2012 at 3:11 PM

and sigh at the amount of preachy vegetarians on the thread calling miley preachy.

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3850 · April 11, 2012 at 4:01 PM

I can't tell you how many times I've had the conversation "I don't eat gluten-free food. I eat real food that doesn't contain gluten." And at a restaurant I add "Please just don't contaminate it with gluten-containing crap."

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13635 · April 11, 2012 at 11:33 AM

I'm mixed on issues like this.

We all heard about paleo from someone else before trying it, but decided for ourselves to continue after seeing results. I won't knock someone for trying gluten-free after hearing about it from someone like Miley as long as they continue with it for legitimate reasons.

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