Friday, July 31, 2015

Glutened? Solution

The best way to treat a gluten intolerance is to completely eliminate the gluten from your (or your child's) diet.

No exceptions, no transgressions, no being slipped a cookie by Grandmom.

How to mitigate those unfortunate indiscretions that occur when you go out to eat, or Grandmom hands your toddler a teething biscuit without thought that it has wheat, rye or barley in it?

My favorite common slip is the folks who want to feed my children Rice Krispie treats.    Yes, they are made from rice, which should be safe.  But they are sweetened with BARLEY MALT, which is not. Yes, I know there is a gluten-free version of Rice Krispies but the prepackaged bars that seem to appear at all the soccer games don't use that kind.

Luckily my girls are old enough and strong enough to advocate for themselves.
You have to hear them sometime talking about how not to feed a gluten intolerant child.

I might even video tape them.   Hmmmm....

My solution to that horrible moment when you first understand that the food you just ate had gluten in it?  Glutenzyme by Pharmax.  
My distributor has discontinued this product, alas.
My new suggestion is Similase GFCF.  I've always suggested this product for patients who are both gluten free and dairy free.

What do you do when you get glutened?

Now why this product? And why the link?
Easy. this product I have used for over 6 years to make certain when my Kids go to an event with their soccer team, they don't get sick.

When we eat out at our favorite Thai place, we know that the chef knows to eliminate the soy sauce (typical soy sauce has wheat) but it seems like occasionally the message is not truly conveyed.
When my girls went off to sleep away camp for the first time, 5 nights! they brought along glutenzyme.

And for over 6 years, we haven't had the downstream problems that typically occur when we have been glutened. Yes, the ones that leave you knowing where every bathroom is in your community.

This company is careful to monitor its production lines so that when they say that there is
Microbial Enzymes 536 mg ** Assay Method
D PP IV Protease Bltend FCC (pH 4.7) 134,660 HUT
(Protease I, II, III, IV, V) FCC (pH 7.0) 22,660 PC
USP (pH 7.5) 12,557 USP
Amylase FCC (pH 4.8) 9,530 DU
USP (pH 6.8) 12,807 USP
Lipase I, II FCC (pH 6.5) 408 LU
FIP (pH 7.0) 888 FIP
Phytase Phytic Acid (pH 6.0) 0.67 U
Lactase I, II FCC (pH 4.5) 642 ALU
Cellulase I, II FCC (pH 4.5) 141 CU
Sucrase (Invertase) FCC (pH 4.6) 181 SU
Other ingredients: vegetable capsule (modified cellulose), cellulose, inulin (from chicory root), calcium laurate, silicon dioxide
Contains no sugar, salt, yeast, wheat, gluten, soy, dairy products, artificial colors, flavors, preservatives or ingredients of animal origin.
Caution: While Similase GFCF will reduce the level of reactive gliadin and gluten proteins in a meal, it is advised that celiac disease sufferers continue with their normal gluten exclusion diet as even small amounts of gliadin can cause adverse reactions in the most sensitized individuals. If pregnant, nursing, or taking prescription drugs, consult your healthcare professional prior to use.
It truly contains exactly these enzymes. 

And why the link? Because if you choose to purchase this product through Amazon, I will be paid a very small amount that helps to run this website.

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