Do you think you are 100% gluten or dairy free because you are not eating any? Let’s see if you could be accidentally contaminated without knowing it.
Question: What is the largest organ in the body? Answer: the Skin
Everything that goes through our skin and scalp goes directly into our bloodstream! So, shampoo, conditioner and soap, and hair products often contain gluten! It is usually labeled as Triticum(latin name for wheat) or Wheat Germ Oil(Triticum Vulgare). Read the labels of all your skin care products.
I burned my arm and needed to keep it covered, so I put an adhesive bandage over it. It started itching and I thought, Oh, good it’s healing and tried to ignore it! I removed the bandage to medicate it and change it, and found a huge raised red rash where the glue of the bandage was!!!
HIDDEN SOURCES OF GLUTEN & DAIRY
By Chef/Author Lauren Hoover-West
Gluten: Protein in wheat, barley, rye, spelt
HIDDEN SOURCES OF GLUTEN
SKIN CARE: TRITICUM VULGARE(WHEAT GERM OIL)
RX/SUPPLEMENTS-ask Pharmacist to check ingredients in prescriptions and order Gluten-free for you. Read labels on over-the-counter supplements and medications.
Envelopes & Stamps-don’t lick
Bandages with glue/adhesive!
FARM-RAISED FISH(Fed Gluten)!
SPICES, PACKAGED FOOD
Chips, snack mixes
LUNCH MEAT & IMITATION CRAB, SEITAN(VEGAN MEAT SUBSTITUTE)
Anything with soy sauce/TAMARI that is not wheat free
Anything with bread/crumbs
SOUPS, BROTHS, SAUCES
SPROUTED BREAD CONTAINS GLUTEN; WHEAT FREE ITEMS, too
HIDDEN GLUTEN AT RESTAURANTS
ANYTHING WITH FLOUR/THICKENED
ANYTHING WITH BREAD OR BREAD CRUMBS i.e.…MEATLOAF, MEATBALLS, CRUST/COATING
GRAINS:BULGAR, COUSCOUS, TABBOULEH, BARLEY…
FRENCH FRIES – COATED IN FLOUR! FRIED IN OIL
COCONUT SHRIMP/MACADAMIA NUT CRUSTED FISH, ETC…USE PANKO & NUTS!
PIZZA: CROSS CONTAMINATION IN OVEN/TOOLS
VODKA*(buy potato vodka), BEER, WINE/COOLERS, MALT LIQUOR-see my article on this on
HIDDEN SOURCES OF DAIRY
DAIRY IS NOT FROM A CHICKEN=EGGS ARE NOT DAIRY!
-YOU WILL NEED TO TEACH PEOPLE THIS.
NOT EGGS/NOT MAYONNAISE*-OK UNLESS MADE WITH CREAM
DARK CHOCOLATE(MILK FAT, CREAM) COCOBUTTER IS OKAY
IMITATION WHIPPED TOPPINGS like COOL WHIP, ETC…
CHIPS, ESPECIALLY FLAVORED
MARINADES : TANDOORI CHICKEN/YOGURT
HIDDEN DANGERS IN YOUR HOME
CROSS CONTAMINATION ON:
POTS & PANS-GET TAGS
CUTTING BOARDS/COUNTER TOPS/SINK/FAUCET
HANDLES OF CUPBOARDS/DRAWERS
TOASTER-Use a separate Toaster for Gluten-free items
DISHSOAP AND HOUSEHOLD CLEANERS-read labels.
GET RID OF ALL PLASTIC/WOOD/POROUS ITEMS
GET NEW COLOR FOR POTS, PANS OR TAG THEM(GET METAL PET TAGS AND HANG ON HANDLE OF POTS DESIGNATED FOR GLUTEN-FREE OR DAIRY-FREE ONLY) OR FIND G-FREE TAGS ONLINE
GET NEW COLOR CONTAINERS/MIXING BOWLS
GET NEW COLOR SPATULAS/UTENSILS
USE DISHWASHER ON HEAT DRY
EDUCATE EVERYONE IN THE HOUSE/KITCHEN
DOUBLE CHECK WITH CHEF AT RESTAURANT
ASK WAIT STAFF TO PLEASE DOUBLE CHECK WITH CHEF
ASK FOR A GLUTEN-FREE MENU
EAT AT GLUTEN-FREE RESTAURANTS WHEN POSSIBLE
COOK AT HOME MORE
COME TO COOKING CLASSES WITH CHEF LAUREN!
CONSULTING/PRIVATE CLASS WITH LAUREN IN YOUR HOME
GET RID OF YOUR ALLERGIES WITH A PROPERLY-TRAINED DOCTOR!
WHAT DO I DO IF I GET CONTAMINATED OR EXPOSED? Things that have helped me:
DPP-IV/GLUTEN DIGESTING ENZYME; CAN BE PREVENTATIVE. DOES NOT MEAN YOU CAN EAT GLUTEN
ACTIVATED CHARCOAL(4-8 Capsules), Tablets can contain lactose!
HOMEOPATHICS such as BRYONIA diluted in water if lactose intolerant
HEAL/SOOTHE GUT FOR A FEW DAYS AFTER EXPOSURE
SEE YOUR NATUROPATHIC DOCTOR RIGHT AWAY because treatment can vary depending on level of intolerance. Find one on www.Naturopathic.org or in CA http://www.CALND.org
THANK YOU & BE WELL