Unwanted Ingredients for Some
At our last GI support group meeting one of my clients had some exciting and informative news. She has been struggling with GI issues for many years. She will try something new, such as going off dairy, will feel good for awhile, then symptoms start again. We have worked together with her diet. At the last meeting she mentioned that she had been feeling good. So, what did she do? She decided to go through all of her medications/supplements and skincare products to make sure they did not contain gluten. She knows gluten is one of her triggers. Come to find out there was gluten in some of her cosmetic products. Any product that can possibly come I contact with your mouth, such as lipstick, lip moisturizer, face lotions, sunscreen, hand/body lotion and for some shampoo and conditioner. Why do we need to worry about hand/body lotion? If the lotion goes on your hands and then you happen to put your hand near your mouth, possibly eating, then you may actually swallow some of the lotion. As for shampoo/conditioner this does flow down your face and over your mouth. So, if you are very sensitive to gluten or even certain FODMAPs check your medication/supplements for fillers and also your cosmetic products. I did reach out to this certain client before writing this and she is still feeling better!
I am now in-network with Anthem! If you have Anthem and want to see if they offer any nutrition coverage, let me know and I can check for you. I am using a company to help me navigate the insurance world.
I now offer the GI-Map test. If you continue to struggle with GI symptoms this is a great test to help reveal more information. If you have any questions about it or wonder if it might be helpful for you feel free to reach out to me. It is not covered under insurance, so it is a pay out of pocket test.
No GI Support Group in September!
I will be heading out to the University of Michigan GI Conference next Friday morning, so we will be skipping the GI Support Group Meeting this month. We will resume back in October. I hope to see more of you there.
Private Facebook Page
I have a private Facebook page for my clients. In order to be a part of it you need to let me know, so I can invite you. I would love for more to be on there and start some dialogue.