It’s the 4th day of this wacky contest where any of you could win my new book, The Gluten-Free Cheat Sheet: Go G-Free in 30 Days or Less and I so appreciated all of the lunch guesses in this win my book competition. I wish I HAD gotten Zankou because, YUM. And I was also impressed with the In ‘n’ Out guesses because that was in my head, and it was just a last minute time thing that had me veer in a different direction. Well played, my readers. Well played.
But someone does have to win The Gluten-Free Cheat Sheet: Go G-Free in 30 Days or Less, and so I needed to pick the person who came closest to guessing my lunch. I’ve been going back and forth between two of you who had guesses that while not exactly what I had, were very, very close. Clearly both Jeanne and Kathdedon (which I think isn’t her/his real name) went for a version of tacos. Given my love of all Mexican food, and location in Southern California, these were right on’ish.
Jeanne said this: San Diego en route to LA? I love Mexican food and boy was it good in San Diego. Fish taco? Hope it’s a great trip.
Kathdedon said: Fish tacos!
What I actually ate: Burrito bowl from Chipotle. No fish, all steak.
I know. I could have had better but when you’re driving on an interstate you really are limited to either Chipotle or In ‘n’ Out if you want to be as safe as you can be. Wendy’s if you want to go full baked potato. I do need to know about this Freshii business, obvs, so I can change up my highway foods. So congrats to both Jeanne and Kathdedon (notrealname)! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your addresses and I’ll send you both a book. And remember everyone, you can never go wrong with tacos. That’s a life lesson for the ages.
Now for what is surely the most ridiculous challenge of the week, we’re going to see if you read my first book, or are just a really great guesser based on what I whine about a lot. All correct answers will go into a hat and I’ll randomly choose a winner.
What was my nickname for a period of time (pre-diagnosis)? A) Wheat Mower; B) Dairy Queen; or C) The Apeonator.
Tell me what you think, people!
Loved your first book, Dairy Queen! Thanks to this dumb disease, I can no longer have any dairy either……………but don’t stick my name in the hat, since you’ve already been kind enough to award me a copy of your new book, in honor of delicious mexican food everywhere………….jeanne
That would be the Dairy Queen. Although the other two are fantastic, and you should consider implementing them into your next book. Graphic novel, maybe?
Dairy queen… im from the south so i feel your pain
I’m going with Apeonator since it’s not been guessed. No freakin’ clue what it means. Maybe that should be the next question? 🙂
Oh, and you so should have gone with In ‘n’ Out. Beats a burrito bowl for me any day. But of course I live in FL where we have no In ‘n’ Out. 😦
You’re probably right, Kris. Now all I’m thinking about is In ‘N’ Out.
The Dairy Queen, which is better than Drama Queen, although maybe the bit where you put that guy in a headlock qualifies . . . 😉
I’d go with Dairy Queen…since I’m definitely still an ice cream princess even now that I’m GF! Take my wheat, fine. Take my ice cream? You don’t want to mess with that.
Your nickname was Dairy Queen.
April, It is not the GMO plant that is poison, it is the Glyphosate they spray on it in Round Up that destroys your digestive system and causes cancer. Think about it… Archie Koenig: email@example.com
Regardless, it has nothing to do with celiac and the presence of gluten in the wheat, barley, rye and tricticale plants. They exist and wreak havoc whether sprayed with Round Up or grown naturally.
The symptoms of Glyphosate in the digestive system are the same as celiac.
Unless you’re arguing that celiacs actually are reacting to glyphosate and not suffering from a disease, I don’t get what your argument is here. And if that’s it, I think that’s probably not accurate.
There are several things to consider.
Celiac Disease is an easy false positive diagnosis for someone suffering from illness due to Glyphosate poisoning. Since Celiac is genetic nothing else is considered as a cause so Glyphosate has been protected form such scrutiny.
If you test blood and urine for Glyphosate you may find these results disturbing.
Here are some of the things Glyphosate can to to you:
1. Destroy gut bacteria and therefore weakening the immune system and the body’s ability to prevent illness.
2. Impairs the the liver’s ability to detox, allowing cancerous toxins to buildup in the body.
3. Breaks down the blood brain barrier which allows toxins into the brain impacting behavior.
4. Glyphosate (Roundup) is a confirmed endocrine disruptor, causing birth defects, miscarriage, infertility and sterility. This means drift from your garden to a pregnant neighbor’s window could be very harmful.
Papers by scientists Carrussco, Seralini, Samsel and Seeneff show harm.
The key that is missing here is proof that Glyphosate contamination can cause an reaction to gluten and thus Celiac disease. Since the FDA allows Monsanto its own research and policing to manage these synthetic chemicals it has done it’s best to keep the knowledge of Glyphosate effects mute. Presently so much is being learned about Glyphosate from independent research. If you just run the numbers you will find an exponential increase in the diagnosis of Celiac disease since the introduction of Roundup.
Perhaps you should consider Monsanto being your bitch.
I’m going to let you fight that fight, Archie. 😉 While I don’t advocate eating GMOs and non-organic, I’m more likely to focus on taking out the gluten than anything else. After all, I ate organic and grew up on a farm without Round-Up being used on our food, and my whole family has always had autoimmune disease. And as I’ve said many times before, eating clean is a great way to go. But my fight lies elsewhere.
You might want to test your water for Glyphosate.