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Land o’ Goshen! Welcome back to the Snake Oil Bulletin, your weekly round-up of the best in pseudoscientific woo-wooey nonsense to catch the attention of your most handsome salesman, Dr. Fare la Volpe, Naturopathic Chi Master DDS. We’ve got a whole bushel-full of nonsense and horse puck to sift through, so we might as well get started with the biggest horse apple of them all, the Food Babe.

Food Babe sells the very chemical she claims is toxic

First up on the menu, we have Vani Hari, aka the Food Babe! You may remember Ms. Babe from previous editions of this bulletin, in which she warned us of the dangers of the air pumped into flying autogyros. We’ll bring this up again and again until Ragnarok comes because it never fails to make us laugh.

What has Vani Hari been up to lately, you ask? She has a book coming out! As part of the marketing strategy for the book’s release, Hari has followed a tried and true method: picking a fight over bullshit.

Hari first hit the big time when she picked a fight with Subway restaurants, claiming that their breads contained a chemical also used in yoga mats. We’d note that water and oxygen are also found in yoga mats, but those are good “chemikillz” we guess. At the time, Subway reacted by claiming that they’d pulled the chemical from their breads, and Hari called victory. It was plenty of free publicity, and no need to use any actual science. An appeal to yuckiness was all she needed.

She thought she’d try the same bull this time, but as you’ll see, it’s royally backfired. Hari went after cereal conglomerates Kellogg’s and General Mills for using a preservative in their products called Butylated Hydroxytoluene, or BHT, claiming that the chemical is a carcinogen and harmful to animals. The FDA has found no adverse side effects from consuming BHT and in fact has actually found evidence that it can lead to a decreased risk of certain types of cancer, but that doesn’t matter to Hari, whose health advice in her own book is quite literally: “There is just no acceptable level of any chemical to ingest, ever.”

Stop for a minute and digest that sentence. Or don’t, because your saliva has chemicals.

General Mills responded to Hari’s bunk by noting that they were already in the process of phasing out BHT before Hari even started her campaign, but when you plug your ears with green smoothies, that sounds an awful lot like victory for the Food Babe! Woo!

Only problem with Hari’s campaign against BHT is the awkward fact that she is selling BHT-filled products on her website. Oopsie poopsie!

Bad Science Debunked writer Mark Alsip noticed that Hari was selling a product through her store called “Brown Sugar Body Polish” (for when your body gets rusty, we guess) and found that according to the product page on Amazon, BHT is one of the ingredients. Hari personally endorsed this product for daily use, which is kind of odd considering she claims it will literally kill you. The affiliate making the product, Fresh.com (take a second to gag at the name and then come back), admits that several of their products contain BHT as an anti-oxidant, and that their toxicologists certify that BHT is an acceptable product to use, which is completely true. The only person who thinks BHT is harmful is Vani, yet apparently the harmful effects are negated when she gets paid to hock it. What a chemical!

Naturally, none of this mattered to Hari, who when presented with Mark’s discoveries on her Facebook page promptly deleted Mark’s comment and banned him from posting again, the way an adult does.

We for one would like to congratulate the Food Babe on running a damn great scam here. It’s not easy to run a crusade against one thing while still making money off of it, but you’ve managed to pull it off with not a single one of your Food Babe Army being any the wiser. That is some masterful levels of chicanery, and we could have used a con artist like that on our team back when we were selling colloidal silver to Orange County parents as a vaccine alternative. That scam did not go as planned.

You are not sensitive to gluten, stop it

Speaking of boogeyman chemicals, Emily Oster over at Five Thirty Eight has taken aim at everyone’s favorite new allergy: gluten. You’ve probably seen GLUTEN-FREE advertised on everything from green beans to butter to fucking salt and wondered what this gluten disease is and why it has infected half the food in the supermarket.

Probably

Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye products that holds breads together, hence why labeling a non-bread product “gluten-free” is kind of like labeling a hubcap “non-GMO.” Gluten became the du jour food allergy a few years back among the crunchier hipsters when word spread that it can cause problems for people with wheat allergies or celiac disease, an autoimmune disorder that can cause severe gastrointestinal distress and a weakening of intestinal walls if exposed to gluten. With side effects like that it can make sense why some 30 percent of Americans say they’re trying to stop eating gluten. The problem is that only about 1.1 percent of people have either of those conditions, meaning that the remaining 98.9 percent have exactly zero reason to try and stop eating gluten. Their bodies can digest it just fine without any side effects.

“Gluten sensitivity” became the standard response to sciencey people pointing out that most people are not harmed by gluten, but as Oster points out in her piece, there isn’t a whole lot of evidence that gluten sensitivity is actually a thing.

A few studies conducted have shown there is very little or absolutely no difference in reports of gastrointestinal distress among people on high-gluten, low-gluten, or no-gluten diets. Even if we were to solely focus on the studies that showed some difference in gastrointestinal symptoms when gluten was eliminated, at most only about 1 percent of people can be said to have gluten sensitivity of any kind, and that is being generous seeing as there really isn’t much of a way to test for gluten sensitivity other than not eating gluten and seeing how you feel. Such a test is very prone to the placebo effect, namely that changing any part of your diet can convince you that you’re improving whether or not it’s actually done anything.

So are you sensitive to gluten? Probably not. You’re most definitely not sensitive to gluten if you stop eating bread, but still have no problem drinking all that home-brewed artisan beer you like so much, Mr. Hipster. We imagine self-diagnoses of “gluten sensitivity” dry up pretty fast when you tell the Whole Foods crowd it means they can’t drink their barley-filled hops monstrosities.

And on that note, please stop forcing your friends to drink your basement homebrews. They taste like ripe anus but everyone is too polite to say it. Sorry, not sorry.

Coffee enemas are a thing. Shudder.

There isn’t much of an intro to this segment other than to note that the latest fad among the science-averse is to boil coffee and then inject it into your anus. We lack the words.

Coffee enemas are the disgusting product of Gerson Therapy and specifically a fad diet known as Bulletproof, a thoroughly nonsensical “detox” program meant to remove toxins from the colon. We only got a 4 out of 5 on our AP Biology exam, but we’re pretty sure the colon’s job is to remove toxins all by itself, and it doesn’t need your help. Of course, we’re not a white person who feels the need to tell even our bodily organs that they’re doing their jobs wrong, so what would we know?

As reported by completely sane human Ben Greenfield, coffee enemas have a variety of uses, not one of which is backed up by any links to scientific journals demonstrating these effects. Apparently Ben’s hyperlinks only work for websites that can make him affiliate dollars.

If Ben is to be believed, coffee enemas are capable of increasing the pH of the intestine and making it more alkaline, which is a pretty strange claim to make considering coffee is one of the most acidic things a standard person drinks on a day-to-day basis short of swallowing a whole grapefruit. He also notes that shooting coffee up your butt bypasses lots of the nasty toxins that are in coffee that you normally ingest by drinking. He explains:

[W]hen taken by rectum, these toxins are not absorbed nearly as much as when the coffee is taken orally. This occurs because the colon is designed to absorb nutrients, while filtering out and leaving behind toxic substances inside the colon.

It seems strange that the same toxin-blocking effects don’t really work when it comes to butt-chugging vodka, but according to Ben’s analysis, it seems that alcohol is actually a nutrient, hence why the colon absorbs it so quickly. We always knew our colon was a lush.

Naturally, coffee enemas are also touted as a cure for cancer, because of course they are. It’s not a full-blown scam until you steal dollars from the terminally ill. We can’t find any efficacy that coffee up your keister will do anything for your cancer, but at the very least it’ll give your rectum that fresh-brewed mountain scent.

I like my coffee like I like my men - up the butt.

Flotsum, Jetsum, and Hokum

Last on our round-up, let’s have a look at all the marvelous tales of pseudoscientific numptiness that have graced your glorious Motherblog, Wonkette:


That’s all for this week, madames e monsieurs. Tune in next week when we’ll be giving out free samples of Dr. la Volpe’s Framdingulous Self-Trepanning Kits, endorsed by Sarah Palin herself! Do you have another explanation for why she loves to drill, baby, drill?

[Neurologica Blog / Science Blogs / FDA / General Mills / Bad Science Debunked / Five Thirty Eight / Dairy Carrie / Ben Greenfield Fitness / Web MD / HuffPo]

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  • Callyson

    Dude, where’s my comment?

    Seriously, that’s weird–someone even replied to it.

    Oh well. Hello Disqus, goodbye (left side of the) star on my avatar…

    • Comments from yesterday through just now will re-appear later today.

      • weejee

        Shy, we’ll be going forward with the web, but an SUVer thought Mrs. weejee (our CFO) was just a speed bump in a crosswalk, so we’re a bit a sixes and sevens right now ’til her tib and fib heal.

        • No rush, weej. Mrs. Weej 1st, shypixel 875th

    • weejee

      We’ve lost our beloved starz??

      • Historicat

        Worse, we’ve lost our p-ness!

        • Anarchy Pony

          Nooo, I had just hit 110!

          • TeenLaQueefa

            Heck, I thought I’d never break above 102!

        • weejee

          Ps porridge hot,
          Ps porridge cold,
          138 in the ditch,
          But that’s just cuz I’m olde

    • VodkaGoGo

      What, no “for fucks sake”? DISQUS RUINS EVERYTHING.

  • The Dreaded Disqus has arrived…

    • PubOption

      Can we say ‘trigger’ now?

      • Biff52

        TRIGGER! YAY!

        • What is your obsession with Roy Rogers’ horse?

          • Biff52

            Exactly.

      • eggsacklywright

        How ’bout retread?

      • ButIKnowWhatILike

        So, He Who Must Not Be Named may now be named?

    • Historicat

      In case you get any complaints, I thought Disqus was getting blocked at work but it turned out it was a setting in Chrome set not to allow third party components. Might want to suggest people check those settings before they throw in the towel.

    • ryp

      Just as long as you don’t start making us sign up through facebook. All I know is I followed some link years ago, and managed to give all my screen names the same avatar ( gravatar?), and I seem to be set up to comment most places I go – though I often don’t know who as.

    • Ennui There Yet

      We can downvote! Let the anarchy begin.

  • rebecca

    I like Disqus! You can see who upfisted you, you can post purty pictures, and PRESUMABLY I will not get 10 emails a week from people locked out by Intense Debate thinking I have some sort of Golden ID Ticket :D

    • weejee

      At times Intense Debase is moar a Golden Shower than a Golden Ticket. Just sayin’.

    • VodkaGoGo

      One of the best things about Wonkette was that you couldn’t post pictures before. We’re going to have brain dead morons posting 5 year old memes here in no time. Ugh.

    • Biff52

      To perhaps see the folly in allowing pictures, take a stroll through the faceborg Wonkette comments.

      • William Bourdeau

        That can probably be turned off. My experience with Disqus on sites like AVClub is that pictures and videos posted in comments will appear at first but when you refresh it will be just a link. This is set up differently right now, tho. On AVClub there is not an image upload button like here.

      • Guest

        See that annoying fucking gif? I replied with it to you instead of Baconz by accident, so I deleted it. Disqus even said that it was deleted. But when I refreshed the page, it reappeared as a reply from “Guest”, like some zombie comment that I can’t kill.

        STAKE IT IN THE HEAD, SHY!

  • Vecchiojohn

    I, for one, welcome out new twirly-around-thingy overlord.

  • mnemosyne

    There is a decent amount of scientific evidence that when people without an autoimmune disease like Celiac or Crohn’s claim they’re reacting to gluten, they’re actually reacting to a specific carbohydrate in those grains (in this case, fructan) that causes gas and bloating in their gut. Monash University in Australia is doing much of the research on what they’re calling FODMAPs:

    http://www.med.monash.edu/cecs/gastro/fodmap/

    I’ve been doing low-FODMAPs myself, which makes me much more pleasant to be around (fewer stinky gas explosions), and the ironic thing I’ve found is that a lot of the “gluten-free” products are packed with other FODMAPs, so it’s no wonder that people complain they’ve gone gluten-free and still have digestive symptoms. It’s the FODMAPs, not the gluten, so eating a “gluten-free” bread with chicory root and honey in it is still going to cause tummy troubles.

    • Guest

      Thanks for the link.

      People who buy gluten-free breads often suffer from the halo effect, thinking that a product that is good in one instance is good in all instances. Because gluten is what keeps bread from falling apart, companies who make gluten-free bread substitute in extra fat and oils in order to keep the bread stable, meaning that your average gluten-free bread can have twice the fat and significantly more calories than its be-glutened counterpart.

  • texasace00

    I was going to write a longer comment, but I just cant wait any longer till I go shove some Folgers up my ass

  • eggsacklywright

    Is this thing on? I been tricked. I used to be eggsacklywright. I hate change. How do I change my name back? And my p-ness (AKA self-esteem) is gone.

  • zerosumgame0005

    The main reason to not buy “gluten-free” bread is it takes like crap

    • Mehmeisterjr

      Plus it is just as starchy and nutrition-free as regular bread, also, too.

  • TeenLaQueefa

    Both of my brilliant, poignant comments to this thread which would have revolutionized the art of literature in the 21st century have now been lost forever.

  • Biff52

    Who are all these people?

    • TeenLaQueefa

      The fleecers or the fleeces?

      EDIT: Oh, you meant the commenters? Mostly an unruly mob of potentially dangerous ne’er do wells. I’d watch your back if I were you.

      • Biff52

        Some of the names and avatars will take some time to get used to. But we were all new here once, we are reborn, huzzah!

        • dshwa

          The Wonketteers have died, and risen again. Huzzah, we can start a religion now!

          • willi0000000

            might i suggest ‘The Church of the Missing P-ness’

          • SterWonk

            We weren’t a religion before?

  • Anarchy Pony

    Oh god! We finally shiftd to disqus!

  • DrBigHead

    I finally decided to come out of the shadows and registered to comment about 2 hours ago. Then the damn thing changed and I had to register again. At least I think I had to. May be two of us now. That would not be good. Would probably end up arghuing with myself.

    • Mehmeisterjr

      I’m of two minds about arguing with myself.

  • Historicat

    That 1% of people who really have gluten issues can be identified as the ones who have to be rushed to the ER after eating gluten so they don’t die.

    • VodkaGoGo

      As a bartender, I want to smack the shit out of anyone who claims to have gluten sensitivity. “So, you want a burger with no bun because it’ll make you deathly ill, but you’re ordering rye whiskey? You really have no idea what rye whiskey is, do you?”

    • DrBigHead

      If not the trip to the ER, minimally by the body’s desire to expel the offending molecule as soon as possible through any and all means at its disposal. I will leave you all to create your own mental images, but I assure you it is never pretty.

    • ohnopirates

      This is absolutely false. Celiac presents in a whole range of ways that do not include immediately dying. In fact, Celiac can be completely asymptomatic for *years.*

      For all the people haughtily lecturing about what Celiac disease does or does not entail, most of them – like you – are as ill-informed as our lovely food babe. Case in point, the person slightly below claiming the rye whiskey will necessarily have gluten in it.

  • Blueb4sunrise

    Yea!! Discsucks jokes!!

    • VodkaGoGo

      Hopefully Rebecca and Shy still don’t remember Wonkville exists and we’ll get to keep Intense Debate over there.

      • I need to remember to visit more before the joint gets remodeled.

        (OH NO LOOK WHO UPVOTED YOU THEY KNOW THEY KNOW !!11)

      • Blueb4sunrise

        Hey you shit, where ya been?
        [I suspect when they stop paying ID, it will go away.]

        • VodkaGoGo

          Been working a lot again. I picked up a third job because I am a lunatic. This latest side gig is at a comedy club, which is somehow worse than it sounds.

  • Anarchy Pony

    Apparently I can’t change my profile via smartphone cuz it won’t goddamn scroll where I want it to, so just so everybody knows, I was wanooski. The loss of my 110 p stings deeply.

    • deanbooth

      Ahhhh! I forgot about my pee, my beautiful beautiful pee!

  • DrBigHead

    I live with one of the 1.1 percent of the population who has celiac. The misplaced focus on gluten by the crazies has benefited us greatly, When it is only 1 percent of the population, companies couldn’t give a damn about even doing something as simple as labeling their products. But when the Whole Foods crowd is up in arms, corporations listen. Makes it a lot easier for us to shop and eat in restaurants.

    • Mehmeisterjr

      A close family member is truly a celiac sufferer and she certainly benefits from the fad concentration on gluten. Obviously, she can avoid bread and pasta, where the gluten content is obvious and she has through trial and sometimes life-threatening error grown adept at foreseeing danger. Still, having the non-gluten info on, for instance, soups is a huge plus. Thank you, fad dieters!

      • Whale Chowder

        Mrs. Chowder is celiac and we’ve found that the “gluten free” fad is a mixed bag. Yes, more foods and restaurants advertise as gluten free but the restaurants don’t all know or adhere to the *strict* need to segregate even the utensils used to cook gluten free foods. We’re lucky that her reaction is not severe enough to cause a trip to the ER when she eats contaminated food but she knows within an hour what is really gluten free vs. what is fadvertising.

  • deanbooth

    For the Christ sensitive on Amazon: Ener-G Foods Communion Wafers Gluten Free.

    (My very first Disqust complaint: no link copy pasta!)

  • Steverino247

    You can upload images? How long before somebody posts photos of their naughty bits?

    • TeenLaQueefa

      Very soon I’m hoping!

      • Vecchiojohn

        Be careful what you wish for.

        • willi0000000

          are you afraid that you’ll get the ‘before’ pictures from that Florida kid?

  • ryp

    One problem is that many of the arguments against psuedo scientific medical quackery are put forth by Big Pharma, Big Ag, and a foot-dragging reactively dismissive medical community, not infrequently in their pockets. Most of us lack the intelligence and investigative tenacity to figure out what’s complete bullshit and what actually might have some degree of beneficial application, and that goes for both sides. We apparently just found out that there is little relationship between the amount of cholesterol in the food we eat and the amount in our blood, after thirty years of being told that eggs can cause heart attacks. I would be a reluctant to take either a prescribed pharmaceutical or an unregulated supplement off the shelf without doing a little research first, but what do I know, I credit an almost exclusive diet of starch, sugar, dairy fat, caffeine and alcohol for my ability at the age of 55 to maintain my weight, avoid prescription drugs and limit my doctor’s visits to a physical every three years.

  • SayItWithWookies

    Wow, coffee enema dude even quotes (or makes up a quote) from the Dead Sea Scrolls citing enemas. It says to shove a reed up your ass and then pray for forgiveness — which makes it seem a little doubtful considering the Essenes didn’t even want people to pray to YHWH with their heads uncovered — I’d think a cattail in your hindquarters just might be not the proper way to address The LORD.

  • Antimassacree

    Am married to a person diagnosed with celiac disease. The GF labelling on things that aren’t bread might seem silly, but there are lots of processed foods that either contain wheat-derived ingredients or are processed on equipment used for wheat-containing products. The disease is not to be trifled with, so these labels are of use, at least to us.

    • DrBigHead

      The presence of gluten in a product is not always obvious. For example, some soy sauce is made with wheat (Kikkoman) while others are not (San-Jay). The best alternative, of course, is to avoid processed foods. Doesn’t help when one goes to a restaurant, however.

  • AlanInSF

    Did something happen here? Do I have another thing to be confused by?

  • My big problem with using Disqus is it sounds like I might be getting exercise.

    • Mehmeisterjr

      Don’t worry about it. You’ll get more actual exercise by playing “Hi, Bob.”

    • Historicat

      But you got your whip back so it’s all good, right?

  • dshwa

    I for one welcome our new comment platform overlords that we can’t comment with.

  • Jared James

    “[L]abeling a non-bread product “gluten-free” is kind of like labeling a hubcap ‘non-GMO.'”

    It’s truth in advertising, and it’s completely obvious to anyone with even a rudimentary understanding of science, which is to say, no Americans. That is basically the best possible combination of advertising things that does not involve boob jokes.

    • Mehmeisterjr

      Well, not quite. Food manufacturers have often used wheat as a thickener, for instance, in soups or as a binder. Restaurants don’t necessarily keep their breaded and non-breaded chicken strictly separated and factories that process wheat and rice can cross-contaminate products on the assembly line. The gluten hysteria is, of course, a fad but for someone who really has the celiac thing, the fad has its uses.

      • Jared James

        No question, for the unfortunate few who do have Celiac disease the silly hysteria is a godsend. For the rest of us, well, its usefulness is up there with detoxing.

  • Mehmeisterjr

    For those of you who doubted the antivaxxers and questioned the medical savvy of Jenny McCarthy, well the laugh’s on you! No less a medical authority than Rob Schneider (aka Deuce Bigelow, Male Gigolo, M.D.) Is on the case:

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2015/02/deuce-bigalow-actor-leaves-california-lawmaker-disturbing-message-over-new-vaccine-law/

    I believe he occupies the endowed Victoria Jackson Chair of Comparative Wingnuttery at the University of Pulledouttamyass.

  • Jan Ness
  • Moonbat

    The only thing I’ve come out of this article with is the desire to Google the correct amount of vodka is appropriate to put in my ass.

  • thepoliticalcat

    For you, Fare my darling: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEj5Oh0I-YM

    Just add coffee! :D

    • Fare la Volpe

      Ain’t you sweet <3

    • Biff52

      Yo.

  • Last Hussar

    I’m British. Am I allowed to use tea instead of coffee?

    • sw19womble

      Straight from the teapot, yes.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkF_XpA5P48

      • Biel_ze_Bubba

        Let it cool a bit.

        (We’ve been known to use it boiling, but that’s for special clients.)

        • glasspusher

          Hipsters used it before it was cool.

          • mtn_philosoph

            And after all that effort they got a sick burn.

  • Last Hussar

    That’s disgusting. Aren’t there any decent coffee shops to get an enema in?

  • rebecca

    I just read some other nutritionist (no idea, sorry) say that you need the fat in fat in order to better digest vegetables.

    I bet he was a liar tho.

  • Ben Greenfield is clearly the latest pseudonym of Michael Kenyon, the Illinois Enema Bandit.

    • sw19womble

      “no poo-poo jokes”

  • Amerloque

    Perhaps a French roast enema will improve your French…? *Mesdames et Messieurs*

    • Fare la Volpe

      Do I get points if I said “mon-sewers” out loud?

    • Mehmeisterjr

      It won’t improve your spoken French but you will be able to do an uncannily exact imitation of “Le Pétomane.”

  • OzoneTom

    The problem is that so many me-too wannabes are not really sensitive to gluten that it increases the likelihood that vendors will play fast-and-loose with the labeling.

    • Mehmeisterjr

      That’s another downside. I don’t have to deal with this personally but the extreme measures that celiacs have to go through are no fun. This might be an area in which rational regulations would be helpful. But regulations? Perish the thought!!1!,!!1!

    • longtail

      I’m not sure why it’s fashionable to deny someone else’s sensitivity to gluten. It shouldn’t harm anyone with the possible exception of the bakery lobby. I wouldn’t presume to tell you that you either are or aren’t gluten sensitive.

  • Poly_Ester

    I have a saline nose spray that is gluten free, no mention of the fact that it contains known chemicals — salt and water.

  • Biel_ze_Bubba

    I like the “natural vitamins” that “contain no chemicals”.

    • Mehmeisterjr

      We can only look forward to the happy day when there are no chemicals or numbers or units of measure or parts of speech. (Admittedly, the Teabaggers have that last part nailed down.)

  • Whale Chowder

    Not entirely true. Mrs. Chowder is a diagnosed celiac for whom the most obvious symptom is a painful rash on her hands. Several endoscopies have shown damage to her esophagus but that isn’t the primary symptom thank FSM.

  • JR98

    You make a lot of good points, but as someone who is allergic to wheat, I can tell you that gluten is in a hell of a lot of things more than bread-type things. It’s in a lot of things you wouldn’t expect and wouldn’t know was there if you didn’t know what to look for.

  • ButIKnowWhatILike

    Looks like disqus may or may not flip out when anyone uses an apostrophe. Will whe have to go Full Data?

  • mtn_philosoph

    Or you could just roast them under the broiler or grill them. They are absolutely wonderful when they are prepared that way. I am not vegan, not gluten-sensitive, not fat- or oil-averse and not a foodie. I just like this method because it makes the veggies taste so damn good! Example: if you hate cauliflower, then you should try roasting it. (Put the cut up pieces in a plastic bag along with a little bit of olive oil and salt and pepper first, and then shake it up good to coat them. Then spread them out on a baking sheet and bake them at 400 deg. for about 15 min.) The result is incredible. If you did them on the grill you could probably skip the oil.

    • longtail

      I never heard anyone claim that olive oil was bad for you.

  • longtail

    Boy, anyone that doesn’t believe in gluten intolerance hasn’t experienced the joy of aching joints and difficulty breathing after a nice plate of spagetti. Maybe Wonkette should examine the possible cause of all those sinus infections she gets.

  • longtail

    I’m afraid I say that about healthcare professionals almost once a week…….sorry.

  • Paperless Tiger

    Hybrid wheat gluten is a problem. In essence, humans have just not adapted to eating it, even though it has been in cultivation over a thousand years. It certainly should be a caution against the GMO insanity.

  • Enfant Terrible

    That story about Food Babe ranting about nitrogen in the air in airplanes never gets old.

    http://theness.com/neurologicablog/index.php/food-babe-misinformation-on-travel/

    • Jared James

      It’s damn near eighty percent in most airliners! How do people even breathe?

  • marco baroli

    The strangest site by far is lef.org. Crapola all.

  • marco baroli

    The strangest site by far is lef.org. Crapola all.

  • Historicat

    Does Rick Santorum know?

  • pixeloid

    I took trip to the US for the first time in 12 years and learned that gluten was a new food woo buzzword and it seemed everyone was trying to be gluten free. Tried a few things and found they tasted a bit like the stuff I used to like, except shitty. So many people sound just like Gluten-Free Duck.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5KpeRt-LmY

  • Vlad Denisenko

    Gluten-free fad is like no GMO fad in Ukraine. It went so ridiculous here that they print “No GMO” label on a fucking water. I am serious.

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