Dispelling Gluten Free Myths Part 2 – GFM Podcast Episode 7

Dispelling GF Myths Part 2

This week’s highlights:

0:12 What did you eat?

4:17 Topic of the say: Dispelling gluten free myths part 2

18:50 Hidden gluten in products labeled gluten free

26:45 Rebecca gets makeup in her eye

34:00 Listener Feedback

36:15 News and Updates! – Write us a review

38:58 Quotes

41:20 Lifestyle tips

Resources mentioned:

Hidden gluten in products labeled gluten free video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4e2R3XD5Qk

Cross reactive foods - http://www.weareglutenfree.com/cross-reactive-foods-to-gluten/

Maltodextrin is gluten free - http://www.glutenfreedietitian.com/newsletter/maltodextrin

FALCPA - http://www.fda.gov/Food/GuidanceRegulation/GuidanceDocumentsRegulatoryInformation/Allergens/ucm106890.htm#q1

MSG - http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/90/3/728S.full http://www.cornellcollege.edu/chemistry/cstrong/51

  • Dina

    Thank you for taking about the gluten in personal hygiene products! Although my eczema has gotten better since being gf,it had not completely cleared up and although cutting out dairy had made my dandruff go away, I still have sores at times. It was just so overwhelming trying to change my diet all at once (I have numerous allergies) that I completely forgot about my toiletries! I’m going hunting through my labels. I’m betting that is the source of my resistant skin problems!

    other thing to mention about cosmetics, I found out I was allergic to the bismuth oxychloride in most of the mineral makeup out there. I always broke out in gives with Bare Minerals and Mac. The ones without it, I’m fine with. I still on a rare occasion will get hives on my face, though so I will check for the gluten as well. This may be the answer to why I have thought I was exposed to a hidden allergen in my food.

  • Joann

    It was my understanding that some vodkas were distilled from wheat products. Skyy and Grey Goose are 2 specifically that I was told were not GF. Smirnoff is fine.. I will have to look up again and check this out.

    • Andrew Cordova

      Even vodkas distilled from wheat are gluten free. All distilled alcohols are gluten free. The distillation process prevents any protein from remaining in the alcohol. When alcohol is distilled it is first boiled. A portion of this substance changes from liquid form to vapor form. This vapor becomes liquid again when it is cooled. This resulting liquid is known as the final distillate. Protein doesn’t vaporize so distilled alcohol doesn’t contain any protein and hence no gluten.

      With that said, I know that some people do react to distilled gluten derived alcohol.

  • Liz

    Would you ever consider making transcripts of the podcast available? When I have been able to listen, the episodes have been very helpful, but listening is a little difficult and it would be much easier if there was a transcript!

    Thanks so much!

    • Andrew Cordova

      Thank you for tuning in to the podcast. At the moment I have no plans to transcribe the episodes, I feel that listening to the episodes is the best way to consume this type of content. Although there are plans to have articles written to cover the topics in each episode.

  • Laurie

    I love all the information you provide. I appreciate the time you both put into this. Keep them coming!

  • Suzanne

    In response to Rebecca’s comments about using cosmetic products such as lotions that may contain gluten ingredients, I must tell you that I rotate my 3 shampoos and matching conditioners every day. Every 3rd day, I would have to run to the bathroom and kept examining my foods. It wasn’t until the 3rd time that I realized it was my shampoo and conditioner. When I read the ingredient list, it contained hydrolyzed wheat protein. Eliminated that, moved to Dove products, and my hair is extremely healthy-looking now and I no longer have those ‘issues’ after shampooing. My doctor snarkily said well you don’t eat it, so how could it make you sick. I presumed it’s absorbed through the skin, so I highly recommend that people review labels before putting anything on their body, whether it’s shampoos, lotions, creams, or sunblocks, etc.