Gluten Exposure Recovery Kit
Gluten Exposure Recovery Kits are incredibly helpful for managing being glutened. Being exposed to gluten (or being “glutened”) happens. Gluten exposure is a part of life when you are living gluten-free. Even the best of us get exposed. Rather than beat yourself up about it, give yourself grace, learn from your mistakes, and focus on recovery.
How do you recover from gluten exposure?
That really depends on the individual, their needs, and their reaction to gluten exposure. I wrote a blog post featuring my tips for recovering from gluten exposure here. I will say though, that a Gluten Exposure Recovery Kit can be incredibly helpful on top of those tips. Having a place to keep everything that you need to help stay comfortable and heal really changes the game.
What to put in your Gluten Exposure Recovery Kit
A great way to start planning your gluten exposure recovery kit is by first listing the symptoms you struggle with when you’re glutened. Make note of the symptoms that are particularly tough for you to deal with and then brainstorm ways you can comfort yourself.
Now that you’ve identified the symptoms you struggle with and how you might cope. Now it’s time to decide what to put in your Gluten Exposure Recovery Kit that supports your findings.
My Gluten Exposure Recovery Kit Recommendations
|Gluten Exposure Recovery Kit Item||Symptom it helps Alleviate and How|
|Squatty Potty||Sometimes your response to gluten exposure involves long trips to the bathroom. A squatty potty can help make those trips easier and more comfortable.|
|Babe Wipes||These go along with the long trips to the bathroom. The make the clean-up a little bit easier.|
|Electrolytes||Electrolytes are a must for Gluten Exposure Recovery Kits because often symptoms of gluten exposure involve water-loss. Think of diarrhea and vomiting. Electrolytes are good to have on hand to help make sure you’re staying hydrated.|
|Carminative Teas||Certain teas are known for their carminative effects, or their tummy calming effects. I personally keep the following teas on hand for gluten exposure recovery:|
– Ginger Tea
– Peppermint Tea
– Green Tea
|L-Glutamine|| L-Glutamine has been thought to help repair the gut. In a time where your body has been attacking itself, taking L-Glutamine is thought to help improve repairs.|
(always talk to your doctor before starting any new supplement to make sure it’s right for you!)
|Heating Pad||To help soothe cramps and aches that might occur from gluten exposure.|
|Chicken Broth||Simple foods like rice and broth (make sure it’s gluten-free) can help soothe your upset stomach.|
|Full-Body Bath Robe||For maximum comfort, comfy clothes are a must! I like walking around in loose clothes that don’t put pressure on my stomach after gluten exposure. So naturally, robes are a go-to pick.|
If you’re looking to improve your self-care tactics for gluten exposure, I dedicate an entire week of journal prompts in my Celiac Disease Wellness Journal to this topic.
I developed this 10-week journal to help people newly diagnosed or living with celiac disease to take control of their gluten-free lifestyle.
What’s in your gluten exposure recovery kit? Let me know in the comments!
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