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I admire Erics determination in keeping us all away from the dangers of fad diets... The world needs more people like you to look out for all us sheeple.
Mar 12, 2013
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Matt N wrote:
Burn more calories than you consume.

Yep that is like 90% of whole natural foods, preferably vegatables and work out consistently and drink lots of water. It's not rocket science.

On a side note it's surprising how many people don't know the basics of living healthy or exercising, even in the least bit.

Overall though if you follow those 3 guidelines that's the majority of what you need to do, potential medical issues aside. It's amazing how many ailments can be cured just by doing those 3 things.
Scott McMahon
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Turd Ferguson! wrote:
Careful, he might not like you making fun of him and then he'll start sending you PMs, too.

Bring on the PM's.. I do have gear to sell...
Mar 12, 2013
I have a pet theory that IPAs and other hoppy beers have a lower gluten content. So just go with that and keep drinking beer. If you aren't seriously intolerant, why not?

There are a few gluten free beers that I find tolerable, but I know that's not the OP's question. Whiskey is gluten free!

I've been relatively gluten-free for years now. Not for weight loss or celiacs, but I'm a much less ornery and disgusting person to be around since.

I did lose about ten pounds unintentionally at first, but consider how much harder it is to get delicious, empty carbs with mostly rice and corn products.
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Mar 12, 2013
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AThomas wrote:
Whiskey is gluten free!.

^^^^ THIS
Scott McMahon
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Mar 12, 2013
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AThomas wrote:
I've been relatively gluten-free for years now. Not for weight loss or celiacs, but I'm a much less ornery and disgusting person to be around since.

We can only hope it has the same effects on the OP.
David Appelhans
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Mar 12, 2013
NPR's thoughts on the subject

I studied abroad with a girl who was gluten intolerant.

Said she Heineken was the only readily available beer without gluten.

So, ya know, you could drink that shite
Stephen Ackley
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Mar 12, 2013
EricSchmidt wrote:
True, but I find most often it is. A girl did start this thread after all.

Really? Pretty sure that nicelegs is theyalwayscomeback aka JohnL. Who is a guy. (and is also known for well structured trolls)
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Mar 12, 2013
Turd Ferguson! wrote:
Sounds good. I think he is looking for a new helmet; apparently he tripped on the sidewalk and broke his last one.

Awwww somebody just got their feeling hurt because they were proved wrong all morning.... Who was it that said something about being butthurt and leaving? Hmm think that was you.
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Eric Eric Eric you are arguing with a turd man. It's gonna smell bad no matter how you go about it.
Mar 12, 2013
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This thread= elementary school playground. Paul-B
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Mar 12, 2013
Ethan L wrote:
So to answer the original question. Just shoot for low alcohol beers. Malts used for brewing contain gluten. Sugar from the malts is eaten by the yeast and gives beer it's alcohol. A low alcohol content would mean a lower concentration of malts during the brewing processes.

Or drink shitty American adjunct lagers like Bud and Miller that substitute some malts with rice or corn to add fermentable sugars without imparting much flavor. Or you could just go all the way and drink sake.
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Mar 12, 2013
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I know its been mentioned here before, but the answer to this thread is whiskey. Jesus. Mike Lane
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Mar 13, 2013
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Budwiser is brewed from rice, and thus, pretty much gluten free! Cliff Cash
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Mar 13, 2013
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Cliff Cash wrote:
Budwiser is brewed from rice, and thus, pretty much gluten free!

Yeah, but the OP asked about gluten free beer.
Crag Dweller
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Mar 13, 2013
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And the winner is...

Mike Lane wrote:
I know its been mentioned here before, but the answer to this thread is whiskey. Jesus.
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Mar 13, 2013
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Good news is that a gluten free diet helps battle autism. Jeremy Hand
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Mar 14, 2013
Here's a link in swedish with beers and gluten levels. Maybe you don't have so many of these beers available, but should give a hint on the levels at least.
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Mar 14, 2013
I'll translate the summary for you.
Svagdricka can contain gluten
Dark christmas beers can contain gluten, independent on alcohol content.
Porter doesn't contain gluten, unless it's an overfermented type like Guinness stout, where the gluten content is high.
Low-alcohol beer may contain gluten, especially if it's dark beer. Some brands contain more than others.
There is beer with alcohol content around 3,5 percent which don't contain gluten, but also those who do. Also here a darker beer will usually have a higher level of gluten, as will certain brands.
Beer with higher alcohol levels than 3,5 percent will usually contain gluten if the color is brown-yellow, dark brown or black(dark). Some beers may contain gluten even if the color is bright brown.
Overfermented beers like Guinness stout, contain very high amounts of gluten. In overfermented beers of Ale and Duvel type, the gluten levels are lower.
Weissbier (Wheat beer) have very high levels of gluten.

fresh beer most oftenly contains high levels of gluten, but there are exceptions.
Corn beer and Rice beer do not contain gluten even if there is malt in the recipy.
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Mar 14, 2013
And missed the maybe most important part.

200 ppm gluten is the swedish limit for gluten free food. 20 ppm is the limit for naturally gluten free food.

But bear in mind that even if the levels similar to gluten free products, the amount also matters, and sometimes even 0,5-1 litre is enough to add a noticeable amount of gluten to your diet.

Hope this helps!
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Mar 22, 2013
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fat cow wrote:
I won't pretend to know about ppm or any specifics like that, but the gluten in beer is not something you have to worry about specifically, when considering cutting gluten out of your diet. Gluten free beers are just to cater to the 'fad' as people are calling it. One of the professors from UC Davis brewing program told me a few weeks ago that between the enzymatic process in mashing grains, the hour or more of boil time, and the yeasts consumption of nutrients in order to ferment, that gluten has gone through such extensive breaking down that it doesn't (or shouldn't) effect those even with true allergies. What the gluten free beer makers are doing is just cutting out the gluten before hand or eliminating it with enzymes, both of which change beer for the worse in my opinion flavor wise...

Dont talk about what you dont know. Your professor is ill-informed and you are spreading misinformation ignorantly.

My wife has Celiacs (auto-immune response to Gluten). She cannot drink beer. If she does, she gets sick immediately (same reaction as if she eats bread). Nausea, headache, muscle spasms, neck pain, back pain, acute stomach pain etc. If she drinks gluten free beer, she has none of these symptoms.

I agree there is a lot of misinformation out there about gluten free diets and to some it is a fad diet. They don't need to eat gluten free. In actuality, it is worse for you because the flour they use to replace wheat is usually more refined, more processed and has more sugar. But for some people, like my wife, it is a necessary way of life.
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Aug 2, 2014
From Stony Brook, NY
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Aug 3, 2014

This local brewery by me is using this enzyme to remove gluten from beers that normally contain gluten. The beer in this particular link has 5ppm. I thoroughly enjoy craft brews as well so I have had to find some beers that meet gluten free standards of 20 ppm or less. I have eaten gluten free for about 6 months now as a means to try to control my Multiple Sclerosis, although there is no research to back up the practice. The idea is that gluten increases systemic inflammation and that reducing that inflammation/immune response will help my immune system stop working so hard to destroy my central nervous system myelin.
For what it's worth I "feel" like I have more energy and lost a little weight.
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Aug 3, 2014
Going gluten free helps many people, as it is inflammatory. That being said, you have to go all or nothing to notice any kind of change. Going "low gluten" won't do anything, if your body is going to react to it, it will if you eat one piece of bread or 5 pieces of bread. Gluten hides in a lot of places, so it takes a lot of time, work and expense to make it work. It is worth a shot if you have symptoms that haven't resolved from anything else. Kelly P
From The Bubble, CO
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