Back in 2009, someone started a thread to get people who are super sensitive to share "best practices" on foods they've found to be safe. I've learned enough to know that things change in four years.
So...I was diagnosed just over a year ago, and for all the medical mystery rollercoastering I did getting that diagnosis, this last year of realizing just how very sensitive I am has been--if not worse, than.. well, not much better.
I seem to do well with the GFCO's "circle-gluten-free" gluten free certification of products that are less than 10 ppm. But navigating what certified products are out there--AND identifying what products that are safe at less than 10 ppm but are not certified by GFCO--would make shopping for me and my family so much easier! I would love to make everything from scratch, but I'm trying to strike a balance since time is always an issue. For starters, here are some of the brands and products I rely on (caveat: so far, I have not identified other sensitivities, though I can't have lactose after I've gotten accidentally glutened, and I can't handle high doses of casein). But I do react with joint pain, fatigue, brain fog, peripheral neuropathy, sometimes twitching, and difficulty with my left leg even after consuming trace amounts. I don't get those reactions when I eat only washed fresh produce and any of these items:
Organicville Pasta Sauce (and ketchup)--it seems to be the least expensive certified gluten-free option
Nuts.com for flours
Shiloh Farms for rice and beans (yes, I"ve reacted to cooked plain, dried beans)
Jovial pasta (I LOVE Tinkyada best, but if I have seconds, I react)
Stonyfield Farms and Chobani Yogurts
Rudi's and Udi's breads, Van's waffles and Gorilla Munch Cereal (though I don't eat them, I know I can)
NuGo bars and Svelte shakes (for instant food on the road and when travelling).
Any shortenings, mayonaise, mustards, lasagna noodles, cheese substitutes, vegetarian meat-subsititutes, etc.??? Cheaper (and not certified) versions of my staple products?
When you eat beyond just fresh produce, etc., what do YOU eat?