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How to Recover from Gluten Exposure: 9 Essential Tips for a Healthy Reset

Updated: May 17

It happens to the best of us – that unexpected encounter with gluten that leaves you feeling less than your best. If you've found yourself glutened, read on for some valuable advice on how to recover from gluten exposure and reclaim your well-being.


9 tips for recovering from gluten exposure for people with celiac disease


Whether it was a hidden ingredient in a restaurant dish or a mislabeled product at the grocery store, getting "glutened" can be a frustrating setback for anyone with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity.


As tough as it is, there are things you can do to help you bounce back.


Check out these tips and tricks to soothe your symptoms, regain your strength, and get back to feeling your vibrant, healthy self once again.


9 Tips to Recover from Gluten Exposure:


Tip # 1 - Hydrate


Drink plenty of water or oral rehydration solutions like pedialyte or hydralyte, especially if you are experiencing vomiting or diarrhea.


Tip # 2 - Take a warm bath


A warm bath with Epsom salts and essential oils can help relax your body and provide an opportunity for quiet relaxation.


Tip # 3 - Try a Heating Pad


Warm heat can help soothe your aches and pains.


Tip # 4 - Take Pain Medicine


If you're experiencing pain that can't be managed with the tips above, try an over the counter pain medicine for temporary relief.


Tip # 5- Try Anti-Nausea Medicine


If you're feeling nauseous or vomiting, try an anti-nausea medicine like Gravol.


Tip # 6- Sip Soothing Tea


Warm herbal teas like ginger, peppermint or chamomile can be very soothing and hydrating.


Tip # 7 - Get Plenty of Rest


Allow yourself time off to rest and recover. It is essential to get you feeling your best and back on your feet.


Tip # 8 - Choose Bland Foods


Try easy to digest, bland foods like white rice, bananas, or GF crackers, especially if you're nauseous, vomiting or experiencing diarrhea.


Tip # 9 - Give Yourself Grace


Don't beat yourself up. Having Celiac Disease is hard! You're doing the best you can. Mistakes happen, and getting angry doesn't help with your recovery. Focus your energy towards feeling better.


Don’t Forget...


Getting sick from gluten periodically happens to many of us, but it's important to keep going and take the next step ahead. Remember, You're not alone in this!


For more tips or to share your own, join my Celiac Support Group on Facebook!

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