Monday, July 30, 2018

What is in Your Medicine Cabinet?

Did you know that a lot of the prescription drugs that Americans take contain gluten? And countless other medications cause inflammation of the gut, or an imbalance of gut flora. Antibiotics and steroids are the known for this. Other medications that are used for anxiety, depression, seizures, etc can also create a chemical imbalance in the body that leads to immune issues.
Only take what you have to take, and look for an all natural alternative whenever possible. Your body deserves only the best!
Have a Happy, Healthy, Gluten Free Day!
~Gluten Free Em~

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Saturday, July 28, 2018

Maltodextrin ~ A Debated Topic

The word maltodextrin is one of debate in the gluten free world. Many say to avoid this ingredient like the plague...some say it is safe. Well to expound a little on this subject, maltodextrin can be made from many things. Wheat, corn, and tapioca being the most common medians it is derived from, make it usually unsafe for gluten free, corn free people like myself and my son. But if there is a product containing this ingredient that you are very curious to try, call the manufacturer and ask them to check and see what it is derived from. Many times I have called and found that it was derived from tapioca, a safe gluten free starch.
Have a Happy, Healthy, Gluten Free day!
~Gluten Free Em~