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What Does It Take To Have A Gluten-Free Home?


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#1 CaliSparrow

 
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Posted 13 December 2012 - 11:07 PM

Hello all,

I'm currently working on creating a gluten-free home. Can any of you share your experiences of how you accomplished this? What did you get rid of and what did you add? Are there any cleaning tips needed and things that say "gotcha" that aren't readily obvious?

Heck, even things that are readily obvious may not be to me. I figure replacing the toaster is a must...

My dietitian said it's too early to know the trigger and, even though I'm sure the gluten-free restaurant dish I ate glutened me, maybe she's right. I need to make sure nothing else could be making me sick.

Any advice is appreciated. I'm ready to have more than two days in a row free and clear!
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Posted 13 December 2012 - 11:33 PM

I would:

Do a deep cleaning of the kitchen, as you never know where the wheat flour flew.

Replace anything wooden such as spoons. Plastic as well.

Replace any scratched pots

If the tupperwear was old, i'd replace it

a new colender is a must

I'd also do a deep cleaning of the cabnits, rewashing all of the dishes and whanot within them.
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 06:00 AM

Great response Shadowicewolf!

And yes...the toaster must go!
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 06:14 AM

a new colender is a must


This is misleading and caused me to spend money I didn't need to. If you have a large metal colander that is like a bowl with holes in it, there is nothing wrong with it and a good scrubbing will do. The issue comes from the ones that are mesh, I would also replace plastic.

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 09:03 AM

Scrub your can opener - those suckers can harbour a ton of icky stuff. And yes to replacing the toaster. You can purchase toaster bags but it is easier to have your own. We bought a new toaster oven for me which is also nice for a host of other things.

And remember - it is your home so you will have to explain your situation to guests. We are having my in-laws here this weekend and they know they are not allowed to bring any gluten into our house. (My husband occasionally heads downstairs with pizza but he is exceedingly cautious and cleans up after himself. Can't trust guests to be that meticulous.)
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Posted 14 December 2012 - 09:16 AM

And check your pet food. I finally got around to this and found the third ingredient in my cat's canned food is wheat gluten. That means I have to wash my hands every single time I pet him. :(

Once this batch runs out, I won't buy it again.
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Posted 15 December 2012 - 08:41 AM

I actually didn't replace much. I kept my toaster oven (scrubbed the rack first), as well as all of my cooking utensils, tupperware and colanders. I did by a new cutting board, but it needed to be replaced anyways because it was splitting.

I went through all of my spices and if it said natural flavour or spice, I tossed it or researched it. I went through all my medicines too. I gave away all of my "glutenous" foods including flour bags, worchestershire sauce, soy sauce, and artificial smoke. My husband still has a barbque sauce he likes and a box of granola, and that is all the gluten we have left in the house.
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Posted 17 December 2012 - 12:37 AM

Thank you everybody :)
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Last glutening: 12/28/13 (long time FOR ME!)
April 2014: no more reintroducing foods, not rocking the boat, no studying (except during insomnia)
March 2014: Reintroducing intolerant foods. Yolks & banana are a "no". Dairy NO
Year 2: Mental clarity improving. Hello to normalcy.
October 2013: Functional Medicine doc ref to cardiologist for possible sick sinus syndrome (deadline May)
September 2013: 55+ food intolerances, mercury poisoning, sIgA 50, leaky gut, adrenal fatigue, hormone disruption, ferritin 7, low Vit D, low Vit B6
January2013: Dairy-Free, Soy-free
November 2012: Gluten-Free
Year 1: Migraines resolved, OCD diminished, Change in skin texture, EyeBrows lifting & eyes bigger, Better memory, Better cognitive function, Better problem-solving capabilities, Lower anxiety level, Better outlook, Arrhythmia reduced, hope




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