Ranchers Wife replied to CeliacMommaX2's topic in Celiac Disease - Post Diagnosis, Recovery/Treatment(s)Do you have any animals? My husband did not improve on a gluten free diet... until we figured out that he was breathing barley and rye dust, LOTS of it, when he fed the cattle. He also reacts when we put out (wheat) straw bedding, we switched to pine shavings. If your daughter feeds chickens, horses, cattle, sheep, goats...or anything that might eat wheat, barley or rye she could be inhaling and thus ingesting enough gluten to cause an autoimmune response. We even have gluten free dog food. That came about before the Celiac, though, because the dog wheezes when he ingests grains. But we don't have to worry about cross contamination via doggy kisses, anyway!