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Gluten is not just hidden in the foods we eat!

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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.

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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!


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looks like you might be ok with Colgate

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Statement posted on the 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!

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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?

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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.

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Please could I have the online shopping address

I would like the name of the site with GF products. Thank you.

You do have to be extra vigilant when you are coeliac...medical gloves for example can be dusted in flours to stop them sticking...which if it's your dentist would be an issue!! My dentist assured me all was well as he choses ones with a GF coating anyway. I suspect they might all be changing by now, but you have to be aware of potential problems. I recall a time when some medical tablets were packed out with it, but you learn to be watchful. My mum has to be careful with any brightly coloured tablets as red and yellow dyes can bring her out in a huge rash.


Its a great idea BUT( sorry) it a bit of a money making scheme....

I am gluten intolerant my mother is ceoliac and she uses all normal shampoo and creams it does not absorb through skin....

So it just way of making money from people with allergies and intolerances and they mark up the prices ALOT!

We all eat totally gluten free and have for years and years it just way of life for our whole family but please do not make it harder on urselves u can use perfume and creams and anything on skin just dont digest as it is ur digestive system it attacks .....

cmon guys let not start stressing about our hair products to it hard enough!! And expensive enough

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