I’m constantly learning about new things I need to replace since going gluten-free after my celiac disease diagnosis. Just last week while gardening, I realized we probably should replace our grill since we spent many of summers putting meats covered in gluten filled marinades and sauces all over it! There probably isn’t enough cleaning I could do to risk cross contamination. So, for now I’ll stick with my George Foreman Grill and Oven!
Which led me to an ever bigger thought of what else did I replace after going gluten-free and how could I help all of you think of things to consider. Many of us don’t realize until we continue getting sick that this or that might be causing us problems!
I took a poll on my Facebook page and about 50 people responded to the question “what were you surprised you had to replace?”
Here are the answers!
- Plastic Tupperware
- Beauty products
- Bath products
- Hair color and products
- Waffle Maker
- Anything Wooden or Plastic in the kitchen
- Bread Machine
- One person replaced their kitchen counters
- Play Dough
- Protein Powders
- Nail Polish (if you bite your nails or have kids that are GF this is a good idea)
- Adult Toys and intimate Products – I just had a company ask me to do a giveaway on my site for some bedroom products and when I asked if they were gluten-free, she said no. Be careful with these items.
- Medications and Supplements
- Grill and other cook top items
- Food – Obvious!
Now I’m not suggesting you run out and replace all of these things immediately or if you are just living gluten-free for health reasons and not because of a sensitivity or celiac disease.
I’m surprised no one put “friends” or “family” down lol. That seems to be what many people struggle with the most when going through the lifestyle transition.
***Totally forgot about kids stuff like glue and play-doh!****
Do you have one that we missed? Please leave it in the comments below!