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#16 Willowmeadow

 
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Posted 26 June 2011 - 09:40 AM

It cannot be absorbed through your skin if that is what you are asking, but if someone else eats a sandwich and then touches say your remote, then you touch the remote and eat something after with your hands then you have just gotten glutened fromt touchign the remote. Some people are more sensitive than others but this is a very real scenario. You need to have at the very least a dedicated gluten-free toaster, wooden spoons, non-stick pans (gluten gets in the scratches of old cookware and will contaminate your food), collander/strainer for gluten-free pasta and new cutting board if your current one is wooden or plastic.



Thank you for the info, so I will sort out my kitchen now and be more aware when eating at my partners. There is more to this than I realised.
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Posted 26 June 2011 - 10:03 AM

Thank you for the info, so I will sort out my kitchen now and be more aware when eating at my partners. There is more to this than I realised.


You should also ask your partner to brush their teeth and wash their face prior to kissing you if they have been eating gluten or drinking beer. If your partner likes to bake you could be glutened by breathing in airborne flour. Flour goes up in the air and stay there for up to 4 hours. If you are keeping your home mixed one of things your should really eliminate is gluten based flour.
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Posted 26 June 2011 - 06:20 PM

When I worked in a lab, we used bleach to get rid of proteins on benchtops. I plan on doing this in my home, something equal to chlorox wipes (maybe make my own). Doesn't help for fabric/couches, though. :/


Clorox wipes don't contain any bleach - it's basically some alcohol and quaternary ammonia, both effective antimicrobial compounds. I've been using their Green Works all-purpose cleaner (basically ethanol and some soap) which seems to work quite well. I bought a gallon of concentrate 2 years ago when we bought our house (from a group of smokers) and I reckon I have a 15 year supply left! Clorox lists all of their ingredients and what they are at: http://www.cloroxcsr...edients-inside/
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Posted 26 June 2011 - 08:23 PM

My sister-in-law brings gluten treats when she comes to visit and it drives me nuts. But... only 1 (me) out of 3 of us in the house are gluten-free so I try to be understanding but my stomach churns. I spend the entire 3 days she is here following behind with my bottle of spray cleaner and wiping up after everyone. I tend to be rather OCD about gluten anyway so maybe I am over the top with it.
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Posted 26 June 2011 - 08:37 PM

My sister-in-law brings gluten treats when she comes to visit and it drives me nuts. But... only 1 (me) out of 3 of us in the house are gluten-free so I try to be understanding but my stomach churns. I spend the entire 3 days she is here following behind with my bottle of spray cleaner and wiping up after everyone. I tend to be rather OCD about gluten anyway so maybe I am over the top with it.


I don't think that's over the top at all. I would ask her not to bring them in the future, but that's just me.
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Posted 26 June 2011 - 09:10 PM

I'm new at this. My daughter has just had a positive blood test. She's still on a regular diet til after her endoscopy on Tuesday. Her blood count was over 100, so doctor is fairly confident the endoscopy will confirm diagnosis. Yesterday, she wolfed down 4 or 5 pieces of regular wheat flour pizzas and didn't even complain of an upset tummy. In the future, after she is on a gluten free diet, and she is accidentally exposed to gluten, will she have a severe reaction? Do all Celiac's become super sensitive to cross contamination? How careful will I have to be to avoid cross contamination? I plan to continue using regular bread and to bake regular goods from scratch for the rest of the family. Help.
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Posted 27 June 2011 - 04:46 AM

I'm new at this. My daughter has just had a positive blood test. She's still on a regular diet til after her endoscopy on Tuesday. Her blood count was over 100, so doctor is fairly confident the endoscopy will confirm diagnosis. Yesterday, she wolfed down 4 or 5 pieces of regular wheat flour pizzas and didn't even complain of an upset tummy. In the future, after she is on a gluten free diet, and she is accidentally exposed to gluten, will she have a severe reaction? Do all Celiac's become super sensitive to cross contamination? How careful will I have to be to avoid cross contamination? I plan to continue using regular bread and to bake regular goods from scratch for the rest of the family. Help.


Not all celiac's become super-sensitive in their REACTIONS but all celiac's have sensitive immune systems and need to avoid gluten cc. It will NOT be safe for her if you to continue to bake with wheat flour unless you can send your daughter elsewhere for the day. You will need to be careful. If you are cooking both gluten-free and gluten foods, make sure you wash your hands really well before touching her food. Don't use the same spoons to stir gluten and gluten-free dishes. Prepare things on different counter tops, don't share condiments (mayo, peanut butter, jelly, etc) if you are making both gluten-free and wheat bread sandwhiches. You will need to do these basic things EVEN if she is a "silent celiac" and has no reactions to getting trace gluten. You should arrange with your daughter's doctor to have follow up blood testing in 6 months or a year when she has been strictly gluten-free. Her antibodies should go down. If her antibodies don't go down on a gluten-free diet then she has been getting too much cc.

BTW, an upset tummy isn't the only symptom of celiac and symptoms can be delayed by as much as 3 days. So she may have eaten those pizzas and they haven't caused symptoms YET. That doesn't mean she won't get sick later. Other symptoms you can watch for are mood/behavior problems, difficulty focusing, memory problems, headaches, sleeping difficulty/or sleeping too much, muscle or joint pain.
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Posted 27 June 2011 - 11:01 AM

We take a cloth and wash with soap and water, then put that cloth in the laundry and repeat with another one. A remote is tricky because of all the crevices. I'd not let people touch it with gluten-y hands. When people eat gluten in our house (*rare* because we let people know ahead to please not bring it), we put paper towels down in the area, only eat at the table, and carefully clean up after.
I have a post about getting gluten out of the house, too, btw.
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ds - age 11, hospitalized 9/2010, celiac dx by gluten reaction & genetics. No biopsy or blood as we were already gluten-free by the time it was an option.
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Posted 27 June 2011 - 11:04 AM

I wanted to add something cute - a couple weeks ago the kids' friends came over. The kids all came in for snacks after playing outside. My kids were sitting at the table. Their friends looked in their bags, then went and sat on the step outside to eat. I invited them in, and they said - oh, we'll finish out here - we have graham crackers! Even kids can be so considerate!
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Our family is transitioning off the GAPS Intro Diet and into the Full GAPS Diet.
Gluten-Free since November 2010
GAPS Diet since January/February 2011
me - not tested for celiac - currently doing a gluten challenge since 11/26/2011
partner - not tested for celiac
ds - age 11, hospitalized 9/2010, celiac dx by gluten reaction & genetics. No biopsy or blood as we were already gluten-free by the time it was an option.
dd - age 12.5, not celiac, has Tourette's syndome
both kids have now-resolved attention issues.

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Posted 28 June 2011 - 01:58 PM

I remember an older post about this, and someone said Formula 409 is great. I usually wipe down surfaces with vinegar and hot water or (1-3 or 4) or bleach and water using latex gloves. Then I toss the dishcloth in the laundry. (I'm OCD about dishcloths.) Don't you wish you could just send them outside with their gluten? Like smokers? Maybe in 20 years or so, we'll see people standing outside of public buildings eating biscuits. :D


XD I like that idea
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Posted 28 June 2011 - 02:06 PM

We take a cloth and wash with soap and water, then put that cloth in the laundry and repeat with another one. A remote is tricky because of all the crevices. I'd not let people touch it with gluten-y hands. When people eat gluten in our house (*rare* because we let people know ahead to please not bring it), we put paper towels down in the area, only eat at the table, and carefully clean up after.
I have a post about getting gluten out of the house, too, btw.



dammit, I just got more insane about that and now my xbox controller :'o how will I ever know if it's really clean o.O *crazy eyes
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Posted 28 June 2011 - 03:22 PM

dammit, I just got more insane about that and now my xbox controller :'o how will I ever know if it's really clean o.O *crazy eyes


Maybe take a sharpie pen & write " Glutinator" on the current XBox controller. Then get a nice new one, maybe in a different color for gluten-free people only.
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