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Is there a list of foods that say they are gluten free but people have had reactions from? I swear the kinnikinnick bread I got is giving me a reaction.

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I absolutely love your Avatar Mel!

Regarding your question, I've found that there are certain grains and other foods that don't agree with me, even though they are gluten-free and acceptable to other people with celiac disease or gluten intolerance. I react to quinoa, so I avoid a number of gluten-free products because they include quinoa seed or other derivatives. It took me quite awhile to tolerate certified gluten-free oats. I had a reaction from a reputable gluten-free manufacturerer's gluten-free granola early on. Some posters have had issues with Rice Chex. I could eat corn tortillias like crazy at first, and then not at all.

I haven't had the desire to try gluten-free Bisquick because it upset me the first time I tried it.

It's tough trying to figure out what bothers you, but it's easier if you stick to whole foods at first while you're healing, and really pay attention to what goes on the next day(s). I don't know if it's quinoa for you, but I think that brand has quinoa in it. I haven't bought it, but it's well respected.

Good luck!

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Is there a list of foods that say they are gluten free but people have had reactions from? I swear the kinnikinnick bread I got is giving me a reaction.

Depending on how long you have been gluten free will determine your ongoing heath. It takes time, days weeks, months and even years to feel 100% healthy.

There is no list of foods, but being an expert at label reading and expanding knowledge will carry you safely. :D

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I personally don't get sick if I get glutened so it's hard for me to tell. However, i would caution you eating foods whose labels say "no gluten ingredients" such as those at Trader Joes. Although no gluten is put in intentionally, these products could very well have issues with cross-contamination. 'no gluten ingredients" should be a red flag. I personally avoid products that say that.

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Lots of foods have " no gluten added" whether they state that or not. Frozen corn has " no gluten added". But they don't label it that way. It just means they haven't tested anything for gluten. Most items don't bother saying " no gluten ingredients".. They just list the ingredients. If we required companies to test everything for gluten, the price would go up.

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I think some Kinickinick products have potato starch in them. Yo might react to that. You really need to look at all the ingredients in a product to see what might be a problem. And then try to match the ingredient list up to other products that cause symptoms. That way when you find a match you can shout "Eureka!" and stop eating those ingredients.

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Different celiacs/gluten intolerants react to different levels of gluten. The large majority show no symptoms at all even on a normal gluten filled diet. The products that give no symptoms for one are different than the products that give no symptoms for another. Some of us feel that we need to avoid all processed foods. Others feel the need to grow most of their own food to avoid contamination from farming practices.

Many seem just fine eating the typical gluten free diet containing the standard gluten-free foods.

There can't be such a list as it is different for different individuals.

It takes awhile to figure out if you are in a more sensitive group or a less sensitive group. Then sensitivity levels change, and other food intolerances can show up. This condition is a challenge for some.

They say that the large majority do fine with the proposed gluten free standards.

I also have had problems with food from the company that you mentioned. I have problems with most processed grain containing foods.

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I think it might be something I am putting on my skin. Avalon Organics Moisturizer Plus w Vit C is the only product I have where I can't verify if it is gluten free. The company won't commit to an answer. I didn't use it today but I am still itchy all over.

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