Thanks for sharing with me. I really appreciate it. Honestly, after a glutening last summer (still do not know what glutened me), I did not eat out for a year! The risk was too great as my healing time took 3 months (for symptoms to subside) and six months to regain lost weight. Our recent vacation to Europe was worth the risk as we traveled with our entire extended family, but we were extra cautious and ate only at celiac-approved places. Otherwise, we "dined" at markets or ate the food we brought from home. Thankfully, we did not get glutened (at least we don't think so!)
I do not struggle with this and I was brought up the same way as you. I don't struggle because for many years off & on we didn't have a bathtub, only showers as well as this being therapy or medicinal for the skin - heck even for the muscles as I age. I figure I've earned my right to luxuriate or medicate with baths any time I've a mind to. My husband saw just how bad my dh got & NEVER begrudges me a nice long soak in the big soaking tub we now have.
No, I do not have celiac disease. I have an ankylosing spondylitis which is an auto-immune disease provoking an inflammation of the joints.
Under the advice and supervision of my doctor and the professor at the hospital I follow a gluten free & casein free diet, which is extremely successful in preventing inflammatory events. And I've been doing so, strictly, for more than 6 years.
So I'm not Celiac, but I can tell you that I react strongly every time I take gluten even in small amounts. Even soya sauce, which according to this website has an almost zero dose of gluten, is a lot too much for me. Nevertheless I allow myself to eat food which has been processed in a factory which processes gluten.
To conclude, I would say that when you are travelling, especially in a country where celiac disease is scarcely known, you should be twice as careful as when you're going out at home. In the end you can never guarantee that the cook has cleaned his pan after using soya sauce and so on... You can only bet
No! Once you fill the tub, if you sit in it for 3 minutes or you stay for 10... It doesn't change the amount or cost of the water. That's only relevant if you have 3 kids to cycle thru that same water. Is your hub bathing in the same water after you? Lol And even if you add some more hot and stay longer....well...it's much cheaper than perscription meds, vodka or a substance that is legal in a few states.
Of course this only pertains to those of use with running water.... If you make your hub haul water from the creek or well and heat it over a fire....