I'm not the only one battling with hidden sources of gluten, with a feeling that the standards set are a pure mockery.
I know there's plenty of lists, but not everything is covered in them either. This might help someone like me that is continously trying to figure out what to avoid.
What are you avoiding?
Do you know why that particular additive is causing you issues?
I'm avoiding following because I have determined them to be a devil in disguise for me.
Oats: must contain a lot of gluten even if it says gluten free.
Flour: is a big issue, I don't buy if it does not explicitly say gluten free. And even then I choose with care, sorghum does not work.. Why?
Rice, potato, corn and nut seem to be fine. Not buckwheat etc. I think they grind it where wheat has been handled, because I can eat them whole.
Dextrins; most of it seems to be derived from barley or wheat. I usually ask before I buy.
Potassium sorbate; I don't know why, but maybe it has something to do with the salt and rash?
Cellulose; I'm careful with this one, because it made my rash flare up. Turns out that it can sometimes be made from wheat if used in food. Not very often though.
Glucose syrup; I'm careful with this one, because it can be made from wheat. Not very often though.
Ethyl alcohol: any alcohol can be derived from wheat. This was in food that gave me a reaction, but together with potassium sorbate. Don't know if one or both were devils.
Alcohol: I don't dare. Do you know something that works for sure?
Sugary things I mind: anything that doesn't sound like pure sugar or honey. I cannot tolerate e150 for instance, caramel color, which was added in a gluten free soy sauce. (I haven't tried everything "sugary", because I am becoming phobic. Have you tried something that is OK?)
Food fillers: I mind carefully. Diligent research.
Peanuts: giving me an itchy rash. I don't think its the seed in itself, but salt or CCd.
I actually think that I cannot use tampons nor pads either, I usually don't, but when I do I get itchy after a while.
And I have also learned that I must use salt with care. Not an overload of it.
What else do we need to mind?