Recently, I was the victim of a horrible case of cross contamination. Immediately, it felt like the worst bladder infection I’ve ever experienced. In addition, my colon starting spasming, like labor pains every 5 minutes. I thought I was going to die. I went to the emergency room, desperate for some kind of cure.
I wish there was this magic pill that could flush the gluten out and restore peace to my digestive track, but sadly, there’s not. I just had to endure the pain until the gluten ran its course, and it’s a long course! Do you realize how many yards of intestines we have?? It was like a form of torture. I told my husband, “Who needs waterboarding?” If the government got a hold of this, the bad guys would give up all their secrets. It was a long and agonizing process.
Unfortunately, the best cure for cross contamination is prevention. It’s a tedious and time consuming process. It means making sure your gluten free food doesn’t touch non-gluten free food, whether you’re preparing and cooking it in your kitchen at home or dining out. Sometimes I feel like a big, fat pain asking the restaurant staff to change their gloves or clean the cooking utensils, but if you don’t, no one else will. Unless you’re like my sweet hubby, who is oober protective of me. Of course, no one can blame him, he’s the one who has to live with me, if I eat some toxic gluten infested crumb. =)