What Gluten Is To Me

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What Gluten is to Me

I’ve heard several people say lately that they are supposed to be Gluten Free by a Doctor’s order, but then I see them eating Gluten or they have offered it to me knowing that I have Celiac Disease. People PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, take this seriously! If you have an Autoimmune Disease and have been placed on a Gluten Free diet then you need to know Gluten is poison to your body!

Poison Ivy, Bee Stings, Peanut Butter, for example are poisonous to some people. Well Gluten is poison to me. You may not be able to see the damage it does to me, but I do break out in a rash; It’s in my hair and mouth. You may not be able to see the pain it causes me because I hide it very well. ( The stomach and joint pain are horrendous) The damage it does to my stomach and intestine can’t be seen except by my Dr., but it’s there, and even the tiniest bit of Gluten ( by proven studies, only 1/64th of a teaspoon) can cause intestinal damage and eventually cancer . The days and days of extreme fatigue is what gets me the most, because I can’t do what I need to do. I can’t get my work done; housework, job, and chores. It all has to just wait and I HATE that!!!  

So If you see me carrying wet wipes with me at the grocery store, or constantly washing my hands, its because, I’m wiping off Gluten that has touched something that I need to put in my cart to prevent cross contamination.  I’m trying to stay healthy. Or if I turn down a perfectly nice treat you offer me, (because it contains Gluten) please don’t be offended. I’m trying to stay healthy. If you see me standing in the isle at the store for a long time looking at a product, it’s because I’m reading the label to make sure it’s safe. (My husband even has to use Gluten Free shaving lotion so that I can kiss him on the cheek and not get glutened.) It’s because I’m trying to stay healthy

If you are one of us that has an Autoimmune Disease, please take this seriously and stay away from even the tiniest amount of Gluten and STAY HEALTHY.

 

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