March 28, 2024
#98: What To Do When You Get “Glutened”

In this Episode:

  • My first major experience with gluten sensitivity [2:21]
  • How our bodies react mentally and physically when we get glutened [4:17]
  • Stacking calming techniques to reduce the stress response [6:21]
  • Choosing the right tools to move forward from stressors [12:25]
  • Addressing the physiological response after the emotional/mental response [14:30]

Episode Summary:

If you have a gluten sensitivity or allergy, you probably are familiar with the less-than-ideal scenario of getting “glutened.” It’s a term I started using to describe when you unsuspectingly ingest gluten and are now in for inevitable symptoms and reactions to what just happened. 

When you get glutened, your body will have both a physical and emotional response to it. You might get gluten brain fog, fatigue, digestive inflammation, headaches, and more. But aside from the physical response, it can send you through a whirlwind of emotions like frustration, anxiety, and overall catastrophizing. 

But it doesn’t have to be this way. In this episode, I’m recounting a recent moment when I got glutened and didn’t have my usual defense mechanisms on hand to cope. Instead, I doubled-down on managing my emotional response, which allowed me take clearer action to take care of my body. 

You’ll learn how I use breathwork, co-regulation, tapping techniques for emotional regulation, and other emotional regulation tools to prevent a bad situation from spiraling into something worse. So if you have a gluten allergy or sensitivity, or could just use some extra stress relief tips, this episode will cover how I manage it, and how you can, too. 


Disclaimer: This information is being provided to you for educational and informational purposes only. It is being provided to educate you about how to take care of your body and as a self-help tool for your own use so that you can reach your own health goals. It is not intended to treat or cure any specific illness and is not to replace the guidance provided by your own medical practitioner. If you are under the care of a healthcare professional or currently use prescription medications, you should discuss any dietary changes or potential dietary supplement use with your doctor, and should not discontinue any prescription medications without first consulting your doctor. This information is to be used at your own risk based on your own judgment. If you suspect you have a medical problem, we urge you to take appropriate action by seeking medical attention.


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