Never assume. It makes an ass of u and me!
Not only do assumptions make you feel foolish, they can be dangerous. If you suffer from celiac disease or non-celiac gluten sensitivity, assuming that a product is safe and gluten-free can be hazardous to your health! Gluten is hiding is some surprising places, from cashews to PlayDoh, and it is in your best interest to remember that anything processed in the same facility with wheat is at risk for contamination.
Today the Gluten Free RN shares the many places she has discovered gluten ‘hiding in plain sight,’ including personal care products, olive oil and communion wafers. She offers advice around supporting companies that are 100% gluten-free, alternatives to gluten-containing products, and choosing nutrient-dense foods that will help you heal.
Nadine also covers labels, discussing why you can’t necessarily trust the information you find there, the many different names for wheat to look out for, and why you should take a look even when the product should be naturally gluten-free. She reveals some of her favorite gluten-free products as well as several companies that are committed to maintaining gluten-zero production facilities. Listen in and learn how to make good choices—without giving up the activities you love. Eating gluten-free doesn’t have to be a punishment, and the Gluten Free RN can’t wait to share!
Why Nadine sticks with clearly marked gluten-free products
Some of the surprising places gluten hides
- Olive oil, kombucha, hard ciders, smoothies and other drinks
- Alcohol and malted beverages
- Lipsticks, lip balms and gloss
- Communion wafers
- Supplements and medications
Why you can never assume a product is naturally gluten-free
- Anything processed in same facility with wheat is at-risk for contamination
Why Nadine encourages the support of companies striving to be 100% gluten-free
- Don’t have to worry about safety
- Sends message to companies with unclear labels
The many different names for wheat to watch out for on labels
Alternatives to gluten-containing products like bread, crackers and chocolate
Why you can’t trust labels
- Companies have six months to change a label after ingredients, info has changed
- Must read label every time buy product, refill prescription medication
The cumulative effect of consuming products that contain just under 20 ppm of gluten
Why Nadine urges you to be picky
- Don’t settle for cheap filler foods
- Only nutrient-dense foods will help you heal
Connect with Nadine:
‘Your Skin on Gluten’ on YouTube
Books by Nadine:
Dough Nation: A Nurse’s Memoir of Celiac Disease from Missed Diagnosis to Food and Health Activism