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Food products like hot dogs, cookies and bread all have multiple ingredients which can play hell on a gut that is still struggling to heal. Stick with fresh, whole, clean foods for at least 6 months and then slowly introduce one of your favorite goodies, like a hot dog, and see how you do. If a food product has ingredients, then it is not a whole clean food. Bake a piece of chicken with some spices, roast or steam some veggies, bake a sweet potato & pour a little coconut oil on it. Yummy, good for you and ingredient free! Help for your healing gut!
This happened to me last week. Last time I was glutened was 2 years ago and I was so sick I wanted to curl up & die. Last week we ate out at out usual restaurant, I had my usual pasta dish and down at the bottom of the bowl was a wheat noodle. I looked at that & felt the cold chills of fear! Of course the manager was beside himself over how it could have happened, but long story short....I did not get sick. I was a little extra tired and blah feeling the next day, but nothing I could point my finger at and say glutened!! My only thought here is that maybe (I hope, I hope) my guts are finally healing. Not that I would ever knowingly cheat, just, hooray that I am healing.
Actually, St. Pete is where I was when I became so sick from Celiac that I lost my ability to work! Yep. Lost my job, my profession. I tried everything to get a diagnosis. I heard lots of "That's very interesting; but I don't know what it means." Gosh, I hope I never hear that again! Took me another 10 years and moving to another state to get properly diagnosed. Still unable to work.
I tell you this not to freak you out; but to impress upon you that Celiac and being gluten free are very, very serious things. Given your age, I'm certain your outcome will be much brighter. Much, much brighter.