An apology to anyone that read anything I wrote about almonds..

Jibber Jabber
By Jibber Jabber Latest Reply 2014-12-31 18:43:47 -0600
Started 2014-12-31 09:23:51 -0600

I am not in a good place right now..I have read that some people are feeling attacked by post on this board..something about eating habits…kind of makes me grateful I only log on a couple times a day for a few minutes..I hate negativity…I am just hoping that I didn't upset anyone with my post regarding almonds..when I was told (by mistake) that my thyroid wasn't functioning..I am the kind of person that immediately starts googling what I have to do to improve my condition…I read in several different places that almonds were a no no…I should of NOT posted that until I verified it with a nutritionist or an endo…seems there are many other sites that say they are perfectly acceptable…I will be more careful in the future…

6 replies

Pegsy 2014-12-31 18:43:47 -0600 Report

Give yourself a break. There was nothing offensive about your post. But for the record, I eat a LOT of almonds, LOL.

GabbyPA 2014-12-31 17:10:47 -0600 Report

I have had no worries or issues with your posts. I am glad that almonds are okay, because I really rely on them to help me in many ways. Often, we are given information that is partially right or could be right but can be contradicted. The internet is a blessing AND a curse. So much of what we learn is that way. That is why I always tell people that they need to find what works for them personally because what I say or do may not have any effect on them.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-12-31 11:37:25 -0600 Report

Jibber, I don't find your post offensive. You stated a problem you were having and vented. Small minded, close minded and thin skinned people would be offended. Don't even worry about them.

I know how you feel. Earlier this year a doctor walked in the room and without reading my chart, examining me or doing any test told me i had Cancer. It took everything in me not to strangle her.

Turned out after an MRI that I had a large stone in my saliva gland that ended with the gland being removed. Doctors are people and medicine is a science that isn't exact. Be careful with Googleing information. It isn't always factual even from the people who think they are experts in the field.

I am allergic to all nuts and I hoped you enjoy your almond bread. Have a Happy New Year.

sweetslover 2014-12-31 11:25:12 -0600 Report

I also found nothing offensive about your posts. There is a lot of information out there. By posting what you have read, you give others a chance to educate themselves. Also remember, what works for one does not work for all. I personally like new information to check out. I can follow it, or not, depending on what works for me and what my doctor agrees with. Posting new information is not being judgmental. It is helpful.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-12-31 11:43:21 -0600 Report

Sweets, I take very lightly most of the information from people on this site. There are a few who I know are posting accurate information and I take what they say to heart. I don't have to check behind them.

information isn't always accurate and like you I check it out and decide if I want to follow the advice. You are correct, what works for one may not work for another. Each person can be different and I think each person has to find what works for them. If it wasn't for information people would not be able to educate themselves.

I also talk over new information with my doctor and together we decide if it is something I want to do. When I learn of something new, I question my doctor like I am a prosecutor. She didn't post anything offensive then again it takes a lot to offend me. Have a very Happy New Year

Type1Lou 2014-12-31 09:34:51 -0600 Report

I found nothing offensive about your posts. I think DC is an ideal forum to discuss this information. When I disagree with anyone, I try to just state MY stance without being judgmental or diagreeable. As a diabetic, you will find and read much contradictory advice, even among the experts. The one that comes to mind is about carbohydrate consumption. I've been told by so-called "experts" that my daily carb consumption limit of 120 grams will cause me to lose brain cells and lead to a mental decline. My response to that (besides "Hogwash!") is that I have been restricting my carbs for 10 or more years and I'm still able to solve the New York Times Sunday Crossword puzzle. I haven't suffered any mental impairment from a reduction in carbs. It's important to learn as much as we can in order to make the decisions that are "right" for us…diabetes is such an individual disease that what might work well for me, may not work for you and vice versa.

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