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Old 11-03-2012, 09:33 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Not a big coffee drinker, so I occasionally treat myself to a Tim Horton's hot chocolate or a diet coke.

I get my caffeine in the morning from Earl Grey tea, if you're wondering .
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Not a big coffee drinker, so I occasionally treat myself to a Tim Horton's hot chocolate or a diet coke.

I get my caffeine in the morning from Earl Grey tea, if you're wondering .
Of course we were wondering. I have heard a lot about this Earl Grey Tea. I am going to have to try it.
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Of course we were wondering. I have heard a lot about this Earl Grey Tea. I am going to have to try it.
It's a new drink, hasn't been out for too long. Tough to find, you might have to shop around to find it.

I've got a guy in Bangledesh I buy from. Pretty decent prices, I can give you his email address if you'd like.

Tough to find and pretty pricy, but definitely worth trying.
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It's a new drink, hasn't been out for too long. Tough to find, you might have to shop around to find it.

I've got a guy in Bangledesh I buy from. Pretty decent prices, I can give you his email address if you'd like.

Tough to find and pretty pricy, but definitely worth trying.
I am having a hard time telling if you are joking or not.
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Not a big coffee drinker, so I occasionally treat myself to a Tim Horton's hot chocolate or a diet coke.

I get my caffeine in the morning from Earl Grey tea, if you're wondering .
I've never heard of Tim Horton's until I traveled to Ontario last winter. Those places are EVERYWHERE! They are bigger than McDonalds (and have better sandwiches).

Side note, we have A&W restaurants where I live too, but we don't have the "Uncle Burger", which is by far my favorite fast food burger.
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Dairy. I am lactose-sensitive so I have to severely limit my intake of most dairy products. I purchase fortified soymilk (I know many do not like the taste but I have never been bothered by it) and enriched almond milk. These products are great for reaching recommended calcium intakes and are fairly versatile.
Specifically on this, I have now resorted to having morning cereal with lactose free milk... I've read up on it quite a bit and it seems like it's really stuff taken out and nothing added which works for me. As I said before, I just can't get used to the taste of soy milk so the lactose free is very nice...
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Specifically on this, I have now resorted to having morning cereal with lactose free milk... I've read up on it quite a bit and it seems like it's really stuff taken out and nothing added which works for me. As I said before, I just can't get used to the taste of soy milk so the lactose free is very nice...
With the understanding that it does not completely taste like regular cow’s milk, do these products have any kind of distinctive taste (i.e. the way soy and almond milks do)? I have never tried lactose-free milk but I bake a lot and many recipes call for a small amount of milk. I usually use regular cow’s milk but after using the required 2 tablespoons, I am left with a whole carton of milk I can’t otherwise use. It’s such a waste! Sometimes I substitute soy or almond milk but these products can impart a pretty distinctive taste, which isn’t always desirable depending on what I am baking.

On a somewhat tangential note, the other day, I was thinking how strange it is that the whole lactose thing is not a bigger issue for people but things like gluten and soy sensitivities, intolerances, and phobias are. The number of people affected by gluten sensitivities and intolerances is not even close to the number of people who eat gluten-free. (The market certainly wouldn’t support so many gluten-free products if the numbers were closer.) Maybe I just have a really skewed perception about the prevalence of lactase non-persistence in the general population?
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With the understanding that it does not completely taste like regular cow’s milk, do these products have any kind of distinctive taste (i.e. the way soy and almond milks do)? I have never tried lactose-free milk but I bake a lot and many recipes call for a small amount of milk. I usually use regular cow’s milk but after using the required 2 tablespoons, I am left with a whole carton of milk I can’t otherwise use. It’s such a waste! Sometimes I substitute soy or almond milk but these products can impart a pretty distinctive taste, which isn’t always desirable depending on what I am baking.

On a somewhat tangential note, the other day, I was thinking how strange it is that the whole lactose thing is not a bigger issue for people but things like gluten and soy sensitivities, intolerances, and phobias are. The number of people affected by gluten sensitivities and intolerances is not even close to the number of people who eat gluten-free. (The market certainly wouldn’t support so many gluten-free products if the numbers were closer.) Maybe I just have a really skewed perception about the prevalence of lactase non-persistence in the general population?
Milk: Lactose free? No. It's just milk, treated at high temperatures to break down the lactose. Honestly, even though I get 'whole milk' it has no taste to me. As in, it tastes like low fat milk. So, no, using it, you won't get any weird taste in the cookies as you do with soy.

Gluten: It's is an easy target. When someone suddenly develops a digestive problem, they react by cutting down on everything, dairy, sodas, alcohol, coffee, and, wheat. The problem goes away (or becomes lessened) and they add a few things back but remain convinced that gluten was the cause, because, according to everyone and their uncle, gluten was the cause. In fact, it was a temporary imbalance in bacteria, a bout of something or other, and gluten does nothing bad to them whatsoever.
I am not saying gluten allergies are a hoax but that, yes, it's a scapegoat for other problems in people who DON'T have gluten allergies.

So, back to milk: Yes, MANY people are lactose intolerant but, milk can't be bad for you can it? I mean cats love it. (Most cats are lactose intolerant too and you are actually being cruel to them giving them milk). Like humans they love it because it's like drinking dessert! Give cats water! So, these humans drink milk or have it with coffee and if their stomachs are a bit upset, or they fart a lot, it's just how they are. Take some tablets to relieve the problem and keep drinking milk. LOL.

I'm glad I did a bit of research into lactose free milk because it means I can enjoy my English tea again without worry (or the yucky soy taste).

(I also enjoy icecream... regular icecream).
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Milk: Lactose free? No. It's just milk, treated at high temperatures to break down the lactose. Honestly, even though I get 'whole milk' it has no taste to me. As in, it tastes like low fat milk. So, no, using it, you won't get any weird taste in the cookies as you do with soy.

Gluten: It's is an easy target. When someone suddenly develops a digestive problem, they react by cutting down on everything, dairy, sodas, alcohol, coffee, and, wheat. The problem goes away (or becomes lessened) and they add a few things back but remain convinced that gluten was the cause, because, according to everyone and their uncle, gluten was the cause. In fact, it was a temporary imbalance in bacteria, a bout of something or other, and gluten does nothing bad to them whatsoever.
I am not saying gluten allergies are a hoax but that, yes, it's a scapegoat for other problems in people who DON'T have gluten allergies.

So, back to milk: Yes, MANY people are lactose intolerant but, milk can't be bad for you can it? I mean cats love it. (Most cats are lactose intolerant too and you are actually being cruel to them giving them milk). Like humans they love it because it's like drinking dessert! Give cats water! So, these humans drink milk or have it with coffee and if their stomachs are a bit upset, or they fart a lot, it's just how they are. Take some tablets to relieve the problem and keep drinking milk. LOL.

I'm glad I did a bit of research into lactose free milk because it means I can enjoy my English tea again without worry (or the yucky soy taste).

(I also enjoy icecream... regular icecream).

My husband is obsessed with milk but he is very limited in the beverages he drinks. Milk, water and juice. He has never drank a beer, soda, etc. comparing it to a dessert actually makes a lot of sense because he has a major sweet tooth. He did get kidney stones from drinking too much milk.
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My husband is obsessed with milk but he is very limited in the beverages he drinks. Milk, water and juice. He has never drank a beer, soda, etc. comparing it to a dessert actually makes a lot of sense because he has a major sweet tooth. He did get kidney stones from drinking too much milk.
Interesting. Is he also a tea drinker (hot or iced, doesn't matter)?
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Interesting. Is he also a tea drinker (hot or iced, doesn't matter)?
He only drinks hot tea once or twice a year.
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I started following Robyn O'Brien on Twitter when a friend retweeted something she said and I found it interesting. She sometimes gets a little nuts, but you can get some interesting information from her. One thing she mentioned that kinda hit home, although I have not verified it as fact is this: "30 years ago, the US paid about 20% of their income on food and 5% on health care; now Americans spend about 5% of their income on food and 20% on health care." That was pretty interesting to me and makes a lot of sense, even if the numbers may or may not be exaggerated.

If what I see from my company is any indication, it seems we will be moving towards a high deductible insurance. I am all for that change. If I rarely go to the doctor or get meds, then my cost is very low; if someone goes all the time, then their cost is significantly higher. Then it becomes what it is supposed to be: insurance. You don't use your automobile insurance for a $300 ding because of the deductible. It is to be used for an actual event that you cannot pay for. Health insurance should be the same imo.

Anyways, long rant aside, I think if people spend a couple dollars more on their food and watch their diet and exercise, they will recoup those costs via healthcare. Obviously there are exceptions, but I think this would hold true for most people.
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I am thinking of making today's guilty pleasure Irish coffee. I think as long as I secure all exit points, unsafe objects and make lunch first the kids should be ok if I pass out.
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Gluten: It's is an easy target. When someone suddenly develops a digestive problem, they react by cutting down on everything, dairy, sodas, alcohol, coffee, and, wheat. The problem goes away (or becomes lessened) and they add a few things back but remain convinced that gluten was the cause, because, according to everyone and their uncle, gluten was the cause. In fact, it was a temporary imbalance in bacteria, a bout of something or other, and gluten does nothing bad to them whatsoever.
I am not saying gluten allergies are a hoax but that, yes, it's a scapegoat for other problems in people who DON'T have gluten allergies.
I see what you are saying in your gluten example. It makes sense in that I can see how this kind of thought process would appeal to consumers. Parts of it are definitely supported by the extant psychological science literature (particularly in the decision sciences and choice theory stuff). But I guess I am curious as to why gluten, in particular. In your scenario, we could easily substitute the word “soy” for “gluten” and the basic logic and thought process would more or less remain unchanged.

When I was first thinking about this I thought it might have something to do with the anti-carb movement (i.e. people associate wheat gluten with carbs and because they think carbs are categorically bad, wheat gluten adopts negative associations). Not sure though.

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If what I see from my company is any indication, it seems we will be moving towards a high deductible insurance. I am all for that change. If I rarely go to the doctor or get meds, then my cost is very low; if someone goes all the time, then their cost is significantly higher. Then it becomes what it is supposed to be: insurance. You don't use your automobile insurance for a $300 ding because of the deductible. It is to be used for an actual event that you cannot pay for. Health insurance should be the same imo.

Anyways, long rant aside, I think if people spend a couple dollars more on their food and watch their diet and exercise, they will recoup those costs via healthcare. Obviously there are exceptions, but I think this would hold true for most people.
Without having given it much thought, one potential issue with a high-deductible model might be its effect on the aged. Given the current population structure in the U.S., such a model would have a disproportionate impact on those groups that would be least able to absorb these cost increases. (Older individuals are more likely to see a doctor more frequently and often will require more tests and procedures. They are also the ones who tend to have more limited budgets, fixed incomes, etc. relative to younger cohorts.)

I agree with you on your point about proactive measures and preventative “treatment.” I think the biggest hurdle here though is the increasing short-termism in all types of decision-making processes. I think we need to find a better way to communicate these long-term costs and benefits in a way that resonates with people so that it actually informs their day-to-day decisions. It’s a Herculean task to be sure but one that is in dire need of our collective attention, I think.
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