June 12, 2012 at 7:43 pm #8311
Yes, I have a family that eats gluten.
Yes, I try to avoid it.
But today I cleaned off the counter and sink area. When I looked down at my arms they had a rash from wrist to elbow. It is flat red and not very itchy, but it is definate enough for people to see it is there.
This hasn’t happened to me before. Now, I want to know does this happen to you all? Is this supersensitive or daily occurence? Does it happen to gluten intolerants commonly, or just if you have Celiac, or what? Also. will my reactions over time get more or less severe. I am still kind of in withdrawl having been grain free for 2 months.
I am showing them all the rash; it seems clear that the bread crumbs had been left somewhere. I still am feeling good.June 16, 2012 at 1:32 am #9918
Anyone who has the genetic GS or CD should explain to others that they can’t be exposed to gluten and there is no way to live in the same home with gluten consumers and not be exposed on a regular basis and staying sick. My wife and I discovered at the age of 65 that we both have GS genetics. I found out first and we removed all gluten from our home and went on the GF diet and she discovered her health was better too. We had her tested first and found she has the HLA-DQ1,4 GS alleles. As time passes and we get farther away from the gluten exposure we find a person gets more sensitive to a small amount of “hidden” or “accidental” gluten. It’s a learning lesson and she also acquired the rash problem from the kitchen but not from food gluten. Turns out almost all dish and washing detergents contain chemicals with gluten or similar particles and cause the rash. The solution is to wear the thick rubber gloves to prevent exposure. We even had to change out the Walmart Equate liquid hand soap for the gluten-free liquid foaming SoftSoap to stop skin rash and me too! So you see that you can’t be purposely exposed in a household containing food gluten/crumbs/contamination and get well. It has to be stopped 100% and I don’t know what to tell you? All I know is I make the rules in my home and there will be no smoking or drinking and now no gluten allowed here and if someone doesn’t like my rules they aren’t welcome. Why should others enjoy themselves while causing us to be sick? I wouldn’t feel like doing that to others even if I “lived” in their home. My father had a heart attack when I was very young and his Doctor told him to quit smoking cigarettes or find another Doctor. To help him out I didn’t just quit smoking when I went to his home, I actually quit cigarettes myself to give him moral support. I don’t know about your family or circumstances but any of your children should be considered to also have the Gluten Genes from you unless thay have been tested to remove that possibility and should also not be consuming gluten. Besides that even though is is “gluten” for us sensitive folks the fact is that wheat is a Hybridized Frankenfood that is poison and is also doused with poisons from the seeds to the fields to the harvested grain to the processing plant. All grains are poisoned and toxic. Go to Youtube and look up Dr. Davis part 1 and part 2 videos about Unhealth wheat. Dr. Davis is telling about the dangerous wheat totally from the point of dangerous genetic engineering and high glycemic index levels. He is claiming that our current wheat is totally different since the 1980’s and responsible for obesity/diabetes and other diseases separate from the gluten issues. No one should be consuming grains, they are all bad and toxic and Dr. Rodney Ford calls this a “brain and nerve” disease, not a gut disease, and you can also find his information with Google or videos on Youtube. That’s why every part of the body if damaged until the gluten is removed and healing take place. I had gut distress at least five times daily for 45 years and that’s nothing compared to brain chemical/anxiety/depression/insomnia/fog/panic problems that I had acquired. Did I mention how bad grains are for us??June 16, 2012 at 8:54 am #9920
I contacted the Seventh Generation soap company and found that their product does not contain gluten. I was using it at the time. They said they are planning to get the label. I believe they did mention that their product does have soy. I have been okay with washing dishes every time.
I don’t know how to get the message accross to my family. I am not buying any more to start with. The thing is I am a mother. Now, I don’t feel right to wash the dishes if they had gluten. Do you know that my self image is all wrapped up in what I can do for my family? I just hope they will decide to go gluten free for support. They are genetically set up for it anyway.
Thanks for what you did in quitting smoking for your Dad.June 17, 2012 at 12:42 pm #9923
Well, first of all you are a very caring considerate person and I sure don’t want you to feel that I am trying to “hammer” on you! Us menfolk have a much easier time being assertive and less emotional. I am also having problems getting my two grown sons to take this seriously and help my grandkids and greatgrandkids. Sadly, both of my sons have the “classic” symptoms and both of them are in the medical profession. Getting the genes from me and my wife both it is almost positive that they acquired the faulty genetics too. Remember that even if your family/children don’t show the gut distress that most folks don’t have gut symptoms and the damage being done in them is likely silent. That can be even worse than our systems’ that give us a warning to stop the gluten and also the main reason why most folks will not look at this condition. They get the bad diseases and conditions and they or their Doctor never relate it to gluten even if they know about the family genetic problem and have been told the facts. I have told all my relatives who don’t want to hear my research(rant) on our family genetic disease that they can take the Enterolab swab test for GS/CD and know for sure or if they think I’m crazy and I don’t mean as much as the $178 cost of the test then just leave me alone and I won’t bother them. I still have a few grandkids to reach when they are grown and away from their fathers so I can tell them how to stop their chronic diarrhea in a few days and start getting well. I have already told my wife that I’m not going to take any “Happy Father’s Day” phone calls today because it will just lead to an arguement. Until my kids take this seriously enough to find out and allow my grandkids to get healthy I don’t want to talk to them! My wife isn’t happy about that but I’m not an enabler and believe in telling the truth and living that way too!
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