The opinions I am expressing in this article are conclusions I have drawn from paying attention to people much smarter than myself.
We live in a world where most people just grab the cheapest or most convenient products rather than reading the labels and making a wise choice.
I understand that many people are on a fixed income and we all know how expensive it can be to live gluten free.
Here is what I think – take it or leave it as you see fit:
- If you find a product that contains GMO’s, red or yellow food dyes, soy, or anything you can’t pronounce – DON’T BUY IT! If we stop purchasing these products, the companies will have no alternative than to change their product.
- Just because it says manufactured in Canada (or USA) doesn’t mean it is a Canadian product. I have worked in Canadian factories where ALL of the parts come from places like China or Mexico, and the finished product is merely assembled here.
- Some products are marked “Gluten Free” but are not certified gluten free. Those products could be made in a plant that also uses wheat, rye or barley. Those who are gluten intolerant might get sick but those of us with Celiac will have damage to our villi. Do not buy these products. Again, if we don’t buy them, the company will have no choice but to change their manufacturing process.
- Microbeads. They aren’t a gluten issue but they are a huge issue to our environment. Please check the labels on EVERYTHING to make sure you are not contributing to the problem. You all know that microbeads can be found in facial scrubs but did you know they are also in toothpastes?
Throughout Aunt Jayne’s blog, you will see this statement time and again: ALWAYS READ YOUR LABELS. I have gotten into the habit of reading labels. My husband rereads them for me, just to be sure. Products can change without warning.
Take back your power – don’t let the media lull you into a false sense of security. Be your own advocate.
Until next time, take care of you.
Love Aunt Jayne