Bella, it's not narrow-mindedness, it's wanting to stick to the facts. All of the leading celiac researchers have stated that there is absolutely NO EVIDENCE that cross-reactivity exists. ALL of them. While a lot of us do have additional intolerances, they do not damage our villi, and if we were having cross-reations, they would. I would much rather heed the advice of the TRUE experts who have devoted their lives to researching this disease than those folks who have something to gain from their "theory". Almost all of the (mis-)information available on the internet about cross-reactivity come from people who are selling something. And because it has been all over the internet lately, the real experts HAVE done studies that have PROVEN the whole idea is false.
I think all of us "old timers" here get a little edgy about it because we don't want to see any newbies being mislead into giving up things they don't have to. We all recieved so much help when we first came here and we stuck around to pass it forward. Every time someone suggests cross-reactivity is a real thing, they are doing a real disservice to all of us here. I fear there may be SOME newbies who might read it and think the diet is just too hard, so they give up. Let's just stick to the things that are PROVEN, give help and advice where we can, and then sit back and enjoy the "I feel better!" posts these folks will be making soon.
I have given some examples showing where I got my information from. As opinion is divided as to whether or not it is an issue I was simply suggesting it as something to consider. I think when it comes to nutrition - as we are learning more and more all the time and NO ONE has all the answers - it would be nice if people can keep open minded and at the very least agree to disagree. It has not been proven that cross reactivity either exists. I came to this forum for support and to learn from others but it seems all I'm getting is narrow mindedness and not being allowed an opinion.