10 THINGS TO DO WHEN YOU’VE BEEN GLUTENED
Here are the 10 tips , if you also have some other tips that helped you in the past please remember to share them, it means you care!
1. Rest. – Your body will be using all the energy to fight gluten off, so don’t waste your energy on anything else. Get extra sleep.
2. Drink water. – It will keep you hydrated if you are having diarrhea or vomiting. Some sips of coconut water will replenish electrolytes. Water will also help your body flush out toxins.
3. Drink bone broth. – high in amino acids glycine and proline, which are anti-inflammatory. They will heal the mucosal lining of the digestive tract.
4. Eliminate allergenic food. – You might have a cross reaction to them. Avoiding all the grains and dairy would be a good choice.
5. Juicing – You probably won’t feel like eating, so stick to the juices since they are easily digested. Use fresh ingredients and lots of greens!
6. Take digestive enzymes. – These enzymes help digest gluten to break it down so they will reduce the level of reactive gliadin and gluten proteins in a meal. There are many reviews of celiac people saying they work and others say they don’t, so talk to your doctor before taking any enzyme complex.
7. Add probiotics. – They help balance your gut flora. If you already take them daily, Dr. Amy Myers from the website My Body Green advises her patients to double the dose after a week of being “glutened”.
8. Castor oil pack. – If you are having joint pain and your stomach hurts, this ancient oil can help relieve pain.
9. Activated Charcoal– It is known for its ability to absorb poisons and toxins from the stomach and intestines and carry them out of the body. Shae from the blog Hello Wellness suggests you should take it as soon as you realize you’ve been glutened, preferably within a few hours. There are two types of charcoal, one that contains an additional emetic to induce vomiting, and plain activated charcoal; so be careful if you are going to try this, just use the regular one.
10. Ginger Tea – Dr. Amy Myers from the blog Mind Body Green says “ginger acts as an anti-inflammatory in the body. It also has potent anti-nausea properties and can ease stomach cramping. Drinking warm ginger tea is a great idea.” According to one of our readers, taking ginger supplements can have an adverse effect on your blood clotting system, that happened to her, so if you have plans to take ginger supplements, consult you doctor first.
Also read “The Top 10 Benefits of Gluten Free Diet”
Sources Celiac Hand Book Daily Bites Blog Mind Body Green Simply Gluten-Free Hello Wellness