Whether you have Celiac Disease or Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity, going gluten free is essential for healing your body and feeling good. Sometimes though, even with people giving it their best, they still don’t feel great. They still have the symptoms they struggle with. It is frustrating. Here are 5 reasons you may not be feeling better.
- You are exposing yourself to hidden gluten. Gluten is in things that would surprise you. It’s a binder in mascara, it’s used in lipstick and lotions, shampoo’s and conditioners, dish soap and much more. It also has many names and you might not realize you are consuming it. Learn the names and read the labels of everything you buy.
- You are using the same cookware, silverware and dishes you had before going gluten free. Gluten cannot be cooked or washed off unfortunately. You need to replace or get a second set of, well, everything. This is obviously expensive but it will be worth it in the long run. Buying a couple pieces a pay period, shopping when items are on sale or at discount stores like TJ Maxx have helped me make the transition easier.
- You eat out often. Restaurants are often not taught about cross-contamination. So while the food they give you is labeled gluten free or naturally gluten free (like vegetables) they are often contaminated. They steam the vegetables with the same water they just boiled gluten-y pasta in. They made french fries in the same fryer as the breaded onion wings and chicken tenders. They use bread crumbs in the burgers or flour the fish so it won’t stick to the pan. They may not have dishes and cookware designated to just for gluten free orders. Or maybe they don’t know to change their gloves and at the very least, wipe down the counters.
- You haven’t healed your gut. Elimination, while essential, isn’t the stopping point. Your body has been damaged and it needs extra assistance in healing. Incorporating a gut healing protocol is essential to feeling better and faster.
- You have other food sensitivities. Usually undiagnosed food sensitivities lead to what is called “leaky gut.” This leads to secondary food sensitivities. Healing the gut and eliminating all aggravating foods, including the real culprits in our damaged digestive tract. Once you have eliminated all offending foods, done a gut healing protocol will often lead to incorporating some of the foods that use to bother you. Getting a food sensitivities test is essential in your journey to healing and vibrant health.
To find all the sources of gluten invading your life, to heal your gut, and live the life outside of your home you desire, check out my 12 day Thrive Gluten Free online course. Click here to learn more.
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