Super Sensitivity

Welcome to Our Super Sensitivity Page!

Going gluten free is rough. We get that. But it can be even harder if you are super sensitive to the gluten traces in your food and environment. We understand that too.

We also know how difficult it is to find reliable information, safe gluten-free products, actionable guides, and specific tips for living gluten free when the generic advice normally given to most celiacs doesn't work.

To solve that problem, and to assist you on your healing journey, we've compiled a list of all of our articles and posts that are devoted to super-sensitive celiacs. These posts will help you figure out what's going on, sort through the complicated maze of cross-contamination, and give you real advice and actionable tips for creating a safe gluten-free lifestyle.

Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity

Why Do People Still Believe NCGS Doesn't Exist? - Do you know the difference between celiac disease and non-celiac gluten sensitivity? This article walks you through the crazy world the media has created where gluten sensitivity doesn't exist. Learn which health conditions are directly associated with gluten sensitivity, and why the FODMAPs Diet is only specific for Irritable Bowel Syndrome. 

Special Diets

Are You Gluten Free But Still Feel Like Crap? (Dr. Fasano's Diet for Super Sensitive Celiacs) - Many celiacs believe that going gluten free will magically cure them in only a matter of weeks. While that is certainly unrealistic, there is a huge group of celiacs who have been gluten free for a couple of years and still haven't healed. Learn why a standard gluten-free diet doesn't work for everyone. This article also introduces you to the Gluten Contamination Elimination Diet designed by Dr. Fasano and his colleagues.

How to Create a Core Gluten-Free Food List Yourself - This article explains why creating your own gluten-free food list is a better idea than using online or book lists. You'll also learn how to make gluten-free grocery shopping easier. Offers a personalized gluten-free food list you can use as a jumping off point or as an example. 

Cross Contamination Issues

Can You Get Glutened Going to the Grocery Store? - If you are suspecting that you might be getting glutened at the grocery store, the celiac community will quickly tell you that isn't possible. However, do people actually wash their hands before walking into the store? Gluten is sticky and becomes airborne fairly easily, so this article shows you dozens of ways you can get glutened when shopping for groceries.

How Much Gluten is In a Single Breadcrumb? - A single breadcrumb is toxic for good reason. It contains a surprisingly high amount of gluten. Learn what parts per million is and why cross-contact with a single breadcrumb poses such a threat for celiacs and those with non-celiac gluten sensitivity.

Are Gluten Free Products Making You Sick? - The FDA labeling law makes it legal for gluten-free products to contain up to 20 ppm of gluten, but this level of contamination is not safe for everyone. This article points out 5 misconceptions about gluten-free products that many celiacs have and sets the record straight.

Are Store-Brand Products Safe for Super-Sensitive Celiacs? - Avoiding gluten isn't as simple as reading labels before you buy due to the potential for cross contamination. Learn where store brands come from, how they juggle manufacturer and recipe changes, and why super-sensitive celiacs need to be extra cautious when experimenting with store-brand products.

Can You Get More Sensitive to Gluten After Going Gluten Free? - When you first go gluten free, many people feel better, but as time goes on, you can start having stronger reactions to gluten. And perhaps, more often. This article explains the sensitivity spectrum and what we know about growing more and more sensitive to gluten.

Specific Gluten-Free Product Concerns

Why is Wheat Starch Allowed in Gluten-Free Products? - Learn how wheat starch is made and why it is not as gluten free as celiac organizations and manufacturers claim. This article includes additional cautions for super-sensitive celiacs as well.

The Truth About Gluten-Free Oils - If you think all oils are gluten free, think again. Some oils are manufactured in shared facilities with gluten products, while others are manufactured on the same line as wheat-germ oil. 

What You Need to Know to Choose a Safe Brand of Honey - While honey is almost always placed on a safe, basic gluten-free list, there are several things that might be problematic for super sensitive celiacs. 


  1. For a super sensitive celiac, can you speak more to finding safe brands of things like cooking oils, and natural sweeteners like honey and agave? I'm getting sick on such things even those labeled "gluten free," and am having trouble finding certified gluten free products. I'm hoping getting down to 10 ppm will make a difference.

    1. Okay. Thanks for the ideas. I have some research notes on oils already, so I'll do some research on honey and agave as well. Those are definitely difficult products to find safe versions of, especially for super sensitives.


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