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Monday, June 20, 2011

Healthy Crumbs Week: Mindful Monday: Hidden Gluten!

What is Mindful Monday?  Well, to put it simply, it's about being "mindful" in our everyday lives! Now, I know the topics of natural health tips, water safety, or toxic ingredients in beauty supplies don’t necessary have much to do with food allergies, but they do have an awful lot to do with HEALTH. And if you are anything like me, we can all use a bit of help in the overall healthy living department. We are all very "mindful" about what we are ingesting through the food we eat by scrupulously reading each and every label and ingredient list to look for allergens. But are we "mindful' about what we are ingesting through the products we use on our bodies or the effects our lifestyles have on our overall health and environment?  Chances are we might just discover how unmindful we can sometimes be!

Healthy Crumb; Mindful Monday: Hidden Gluten
Already cutting gluten out of what you are ingesting through your foods because of a gluten allergy or sensitivity? What about gluten in the products you are putting on your body, hair, and face? Here is a list of cosmetic ingredients that may contain gluten and should be avoided if you have a gluten sensitivity. Scientific research shows that up to 60% of what we put on our skin is absorbed into our bloodstream. You could be ingesting gluten without knowing it through the products you use!

Ingredients that may contain gluten:
  • Fermented grain extract
  • Amp-isostearoyl hydrolyzed wheat protein
  • Hydrolyzed wheat gluten
  • Hydrolyzed wheat starch
  • Hydrolyzed wheat protein pg-propyl silanetriol
  • Wheat amino acids hydoxypropyl trimonium wheat protein
  • Wheat amino acids
  • Steardimonium hydroxypropyl hydrolyzed wheat protein
  • Hydrolyzed wheat protein
  • Hydrolyzed wheat protein/pvp cross-polymer
  • Hydrolyzed wheat protein (and) hydrolyzed wheat starch
  • Triticum vulgare (wheat) gluten extract/water
  • Wheat (triticum vulgare) bran extract
  • Hydrolyzed wheat protein pg-propyl silanetriol
  • Triticum vulgare (wheat) flour lipids
  • Wheat germamidopropyldimonium hydroxypropyl
  • Wheat germ extract
  • Wheat germ oil
  • Wheat germ glycerides
  • Disodium wheat germamido peg-2 sulfosuccinat
  • Vitamin e derived from wheat germ oil
  • Triticum vulgare (wheat) germ oil
  • Triticum vulgare (wheat) germ extract
  • Wheat germ glycerides
  • Wheat germ extract
  • Oat
  • Oat (avena sativa) flour
  • Oat (avena sativa) bran extract
  • Oat (avena sativa) bran
  • Oat (avena sativa) protein
  • Rye
  • Barley
  • Barley extract
  • Samino peptide complex
  • Hordeum vulgare (barley) extract
  • Phytosphingosine extract
  • Barley lipids
  • Millet (may case sensitivity for some)
With no required safety testing, cosmetics companies can use almost any chemical they want, regardless of risks. Always READ labels before you buy!

What allergen-friendly products do you like and use? Please feel free to share them with your fellow readers!

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