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Bobbybird

Micro-contact With Gluten

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Have people found that a mere brush with gluten can have the same effects as eating food with gluten in it? For instance, would kissing someone who has just eaten gluten affect you? - or, as another user posted, using a toaster that has had regular bread in it?

For those that believe that even micro-contact with gluten can harm you, how strong would you say the effects are compared to eating a gluten food?

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Have people found that a mere brush with gluten can have the same effects as eating food with gluten in it? For instance, would kissing someone who has just eaten gluten affect you? - or, as another user posted, using a toaster that has had regular bread in it?

For those that believe that even micro-contact with gluten can harm you, how strong would you say the effects are compared to eating a gluten food?

I can't speak for everyone, but I do know that I can't kiss my hubby after he's eaten bread or had beer. I can get cross-contaminated from that, and yes I have my own dedicated toaster. Why take chances? The severity of my reactions is in direct proportion to the amount of gluten ingested. I don't get so much intestinal issues as I used to, but the crushing fatigue and brain fog are still there. The longer you are without gluten, the more you will notice your reactions to being glutened. It will seem that you are reacting more strongly to gluten, but in fact it's because you've healed that you are able to tell the difference in your body between being gluten free to being glutened. Stay gluten-free as much as humanly possible! I guarantee you will not regret it!

Annette


gluten-free since Oct 1996

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