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Gluten Free Girl
November 23, 2012
5:37 pm
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Sharon uses paper napkins, but I, Shauna, only use cloth napkins.
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February 24, 2012

I have 3 celiac kids, and I used to find her site helpful–I even went to one of her glute-free living classes. But the whole "cook everything in the most complicated way possible because life. Is. Beautiful" thing really pissed me off…she even pulled it on me when I begged for info on feeding small children.

But what really chaps my ass is the "grew" thing. Grew ill. Grew angry. Grew tired. "Thanksgiving just grew better!" GAH. Shut. Up. Breathe.

November 25, 2012
3:35 am
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a dollop of thlack-jawed
Feline Porklord
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March 8, 2012

The word "girl" in her blog titel has always made me feel a little embarassed for her.

What Danny cooking?
January 5, 2013
11:11 pm
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Gluten-Free Cat Lady
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November 6, 2011

wtf Shauna. This is a hideously f**ked up thing to say, not to mention unprofessional. None of your former kids did mass murder anyone, they were children, cool your judgmental jets.

http://i.imgur.com/7NNwh.png

 

Also she had the nerve to criticize Kristen Stewart's looks. I give no f**ks about Kristen Stewart, but that's rich coming from someone with her appearance.

http://i.imgur.com/b24jj.png

January 14, 2013
11:19 pm
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Gluten-Free Cat Lady
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November 6, 2011

…I swear I dislike bloggers who aren't Shauna – usually I lurk unless I think I have something worth saying.

 

"So I can still write it: I hate Dora.

I know it’s supposed to be pleasant and educational, with a loveable band of tumbled-together friends. And it’s lovely that a major television show uses Spanish. But if Latina girls are supposed to feel proud they are being represented in mainstream media, they need a better role model. That Dora is annoying."

 

If middle class self-indulgent hetero (or at least hetero passing) white women are supposed to feel proud that they are being represented in mainstream media by Eat Pray Love and Lena Dunham, they need a better role model. 

February 28, 2013
2:37 am
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Fondles Sourdough
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June 23, 2012

Deciding she's not getting enough attention for her claims of celiac disease (and after closing comments because she's not getting enough positive comments for her liking), she has decided to jump on the mental illness bandwagon (and interestingly enough, she reopened comments after months just to get fawning comments). Please, Alice, put this up on the main page because this is just appalling.

 

Some choice segments:

 

I wrote so many suicide notes, only to crumple them up and throw them across the room in fury. None of them was good enough for me as a writer to be my last words. Strangely, my perfectionism saved me.

 

If you or someone you know is suffering from depression, suicidal thoughts, deep-seated anxieties, or disordered thinking of any kind, and therapy is not helping, medication is not helping, and nothing seems to work, PLEASE seek out a celiac diagnosis. Go to your doctor, your naturopath, your psychiatrist. Find someone who is willing to work with you on this. Also, remember that non-celiac gluten sensitivity is a real disorder and can cause these same symptoms. Seeking help could change your life more than you can imagine.

 


And this comment exchange:

 

This post couldn’t have come at a better time. My son is in the hospital. He tried to kill himself last Tuesday and came very close to succeeding. He was in the ICU for 2 days, observed medically for 2 more and was moved to the psych ward. He’s struggled with depression for YEARS. He’s been in therapy, tried meds, etc. My daughter and I both have celiac. His blood test came back negative 3 years ago and he won’t explore it any further. I wish I could make him, but he’s 19. I can’t MAKE him do anything.
I can, however, share this post with him and hope…

 

A, I am so sorry about your son. I hope that my words can help him, even a little. Be sure to tell him (and I’m going to add this to the post) that non-celiac gluten sensitivity can also cause this kind of bleak depression. If his test came back negative, he still could have this. Perhaps you could talk to the people taking care of him and ask them to not give him any gluten for a week? Let me know if I can help.
 

And when somebody calls her out:
 
Shauna, it’s great that you feel comfortable “putting it all out there” but there is a VERY dangerous implication here: the implication that abstaining from gluten can cure depression.
You know you have a loyal following and that people take your word to be truth, so it belies my mind anyone would imply something like this. You are not a doctor and you are not an RD; if I were writing this, frankly, I’d be worried about a lawsuit.

Yes, when people give up gluten they sometimes feel better — because they are eating foods that are naturally gluten-free like fruits, vegetables and lean proteins. Someone with real, clinical depression will not be cured by giving up gluten and to even suggest or imply that on a public forum strikes me as irresponsible at best, malicious at worst. Clinical depression can not be cured.

Is there a study out there that you’d like to cite about people who have celiac disease AND depression? Those people are out there. Had you shared something like that — or perhaps cited some quotes from a medical expert — this might be a balanced, credible piece of writing.

Again, yes, it’s nice that you decided to share your story, but that is all it is: your story…as a result of which, people might get sick or hurt.

 
 
People know I”m not a doctor. And the literature on celiac and depression is wide-spread and well-documented. I’m not writing anything here that is new. I linked to the Psychology Today piece and the Scientific American piece. If you doubt their veracity, that is your own choice. And I am always, always saying to people that they should go to a doctor to be tested for celiac before abstaining from gluten. Ask therapists and doctors you know. Google scholarly studies on the connection. This is a real issue. It’s too bad you had to inject such a nasty tone and threats on a piece such as this.
I found her to be a smug poseur, but now she has crossed the line to despicable.
March 3, 2013
1:38 am
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TK1819
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November 1, 2011

I agree with Automne. I'm mostly a lurker here but every once in awhile something angers me enough that I'll log into put forth my .02. 

Shauna is a terrible writer. If her writing is "so perfect" then why does this sentence make abso-f**king-lutely no sense? 


"None of them was good enough for me as a writer to be my last words"

 

How about "As a writer, not one of the letters was good enough to relay my last words." 

 

She's a fugly piece of shit and I wish her blog would be mysteriously deleted. 

April 15, 2013
8:59 am
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Gaspode
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March 21, 2013

My post got deleted. Thanks, you stupid spammer arsehole.

 

I'm really glad that there are folk who think this chick is full of it. Her writing is reminiscent of a lovestruck 7th grader, with all of the clumsy sentence structure and bad grammar. JMFC.

 

It's unfair of her to diss her mom for feeding her gluteny crap when she was a kid; as if her mom did it on purpose or was willfully ignorant of celiac. PLEASE!!! Back then, it wasn't a widespread thing AT ALL; I think they only checked for that kind of stuff if your kid wasn't growing or something, if they checked at all. She is being hateful and blaming her mom for no reason. What a piece of work. (insert the "slapping a b*tch emote" here)

 

And as for blaming gluten for depression?!? Really? Guess what, Shauna, you piece of crap, i've been gluten free since 2007. AND I STILL HAVE DEPRESSION.

 

And, i think you do too, honey. Anyone who bleats on so much about their kitchen-dancing, sun-dappled, pinterest-worthy lives doth protest too much.

 

Yes.

April 28, 2013
9:11 am
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Flyest B***h at Stilts Camp
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Meows: 1419
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April 28, 2013

Supposedly Shauna, her husband and daughter flew out to New York mere weeks after Jennifer Perillo's husband Mikey died, and the three of them stayed at Jennie's apartment, ostensibly to help the Hot Widow. Jennie threw them out after two days because they were horrible house guests. Who imposes their entire family on a grieving widow?

June 20, 2013
2:37 pm
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JessicaWakefield
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Meows: 34
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May 10, 2012

I have to revive thread this because the way she writes makes me insane. 

"I love the mornings when he wakes up and says, “Hm, I’ve been thinking about oven-dried onions. I wonder what that would be like?” He disappears into the kitchen to play with the mandolin 

. A few hours later, he hands me a dish of warm crunchy onions.

Play, my love. Keep playing."

I will now quote my kid and say "this makes me want to barf." 

June 20, 2013
3:21 pm
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Interactive Shart

That is vomit-worthy writing.

 

That link on "the mandolin" is an affiliate link. Don't click it or she'll make money if you buy something on Amazon.

June 20, 2013
3:49 pm
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JessicaWakefield
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Meows: 34
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May 10, 2012

Interactive Shart said
That is vomit-worthy writing.

 

That link on "the mandolin" is an affiliate link. Don't click it or she'll make money if you buy something on Amazon.

I SO did not mean to include that affiliate link. UGH. Thanks for the heads up.

June 20, 2013
4:03 pm
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vengeance demon
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June 20, 2013

JessicaWakefield said
I have to revive thread this because the way she writes makes me insane. 

"I love the mornings when he wakes up and says, “Hm, I’ve been thinking about oven-dried onions. I wonder what that would be like?” He disappears into the kitchen to play with the mandolin 

. A few hours later, he hands me a dish of warm crunchy onions.

Play, my love. Keep playing."

I will now quote my kid and say "this makes me want to barf." 

WHY WOULD YOU PUT AN AFFILIATE LINK THERE OF ALL PLACES?!?! It's one thing if someone is reviewing a book. But WTF is this? I think I should start a blog of short stories, and put an affiliate link every paragraph or so. XD Goldilocks daintily tasted the first bowl of oatmeal.* "Uck!" She exclaimed, spitting it out.

 

*Just a regular, non-affiliate link to Amazon, of course, FYI, not that anyone would think it wasn't.

June 20, 2013
5:55 pm
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Cat Loaf
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Meows: 262
Snarking Since:
March 29, 2012

So they're renting a kitchen studio and might even offer cooking classes there. Hmm… 

http://instagram.com/p/at_J38ukXR/



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