5 tips to soothe if you have been ‘glutened’

It happens.

You accidentally ingest gluten.

Perhaps you were traveling or perhaps the restaurant didn’t understand your gluten-free needs.

It happened to me recently- oh dear!

I was ‘glutened.’

I ate a meal that contained gluten in it without my knowledge. Uh- oh!

I woke up in the middle of the night having to run to the bathroom and my hands so itchy that the intensity of the itch actually woke me from a deep sleep.

For 2 days I was fatigued, had brain fog, digestive problems, felt irritable and had to force myself not to scratch myself to have open sores- all over my body.

This ladies and gentlemen is my body on gluten.

Dermatitis herpetiformis, an itchy, stinging skin condition associated with celiac disease, can be mistaken for other skin conditions, including psoriasisacne, and hives. You’ll need a skin biopsy for dermatitis herpetiformis to determine for certain if you have the condition.

Thankfully I know what to do to minimize the reactions and I want to share it with you.

What if you have eaten gluten if you have celiac disease or are gluten intolerant.

Here it is My Live The Smart Way I have been gluten Protocol.

#1. Take a good quality probiotic that you can find at a health food store. It must be bought and stored in the fridge. Take 1 capsule at every meal for 3 days. This will help support your digestive system while it is under duress.

#2. Take L- Glutamine which is an amino acid that will help to repair intestinal damage in a powder form. Take the powder for 7 days according to the instructions on the bottle.

#3. Rest. Rest. Rest.

#4. Minimize stressful scenarios to allow your body a chance to heal for 48 hours.

#5. Avoid alcohol as this will only stress your body further.

#6. Increase your protein foods to give your body the amino acids it needs to help repair your gut.

#7. Smile- this too shall pass!:)

Kathy Smart xo

You can read my interview with Media Planet HERE to find out some of my favorite gluten-free foods:)