Gluten is not just hidden in the foods we eat!

Gluten is not just hidden in the foods we eat!

My whole family has been gluten free for 3 years. I have found that eating without gluten can be challenging, but rewarding. I've also found that gluten is not just in the food we eat, it's in our supplements, lotions, chap stick, shampoo, toothpaste, ect. I was happy to discover an online shopping site with over 200 GF products at reasonable prices. I like to share this with others because I wish I had found it sooner. Please let me know if you would like to check this out for yourself.

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  • You haven't posted the address of the site regards Tom

  • OK thank you I'll give the wife that address she neads it regards Tom

  • Yes please !

  • Yes please Fam2

  • Toothpaste yes... but as to the rest, if you are coeliac (as opposed to wheat allergy, which is totally different) you don't need to worry about shampoo unless you plan on drinking it. Honestly are coeliacs' lives not difficult enough? We don't absorb gluten through our skin.

  • I found the following piece online DartmoorGuerrilla .....

    "This is a personal decision that each of us can make, but science indicates that gluten in shampoo and cosmetics is not a threat to those with coeliac disease – except for those that may be easily ingested, like lipstick or potentially hand lotion. Researchers have found that unless you have a deep and open wound, gluten cannot be absorbed through the skin making topical items acceptable for use. (A quick reminder: don’t forget to wash your hands after applying a gluten-containing hair or cosmetic product to avoid any unintentional ingestion.) If you have a reaction to a cosmetic or toiletry, consider an alternative."

    It is an interesting subject and one that will be debated for many years I expect! I think it depends on how sensitive you are to Gluten. I am highly sensitive unfortunately:( But to be honest, I hadn't even thought about toothpaste! Anyone know if Colgate is GF? and what about Lypsol? You would have thought I would know better after 9 years!

    ALWAYS LEARNING! :)

  • glutenawayblog.com/2011/12/...

    looks like you might be ok with Colgate

  • Statement posted on the Colgate.com website

    "We certify that Colgate Cavity Protection Great Regular Flavor Toothpaste is gluten-free. We do not intentionally add gluten to any of our other Colgate toothpaste varieties. Although we obtain our ingredients from reliable and trusted suppliers who maintain our high standards for safety, quality, and efficacy, we cannot guarantee that the ingredients used have not come in contact with any gluten"

    so it might depend on which one you use!

  • oh thanks for that fam2! I know I have had a reaction with using bonjela in the past, but it could have been just a coincidence. Not easy with some of the obscure things we use is it?

  • Yah--- I don't know why it's in some products... doesn't even make sense-- seems like they add it to things on purpose!

  • Hi everyone--- our toothpaste is Gluten Free and Floride Free! I get mine from an online shopping site.

  • Yes please

  • Please could I have the online shopping address

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