Yea minimizing gluten is basically what I am doing as it only presents obvious issues after a given threshold.
That basically means stuff like sandwiches, pita bread,regular pasta, noodles, etc is out of question but breaded stuff with just a little bit is still ok.
I was put on a gluten free diet by my dietician about 2.5 years ago and have faithfully stuck to it despite a complete lack of evidence that is a culprit in
some GI issues I had at that time. Note she suspect celiac, she does not believe in gluten sensitivity. I've had multiple tests for celiac all coming back negative.
There is NO test that can detect gluten sensitivity as gluten sensitivity is still something that is speculative and they have not yet identified markers for it.
So I was out of town this past week, at a bed and breakfast, and had asked them to prepare my breakfasts with gluten-free in mind. The first 2
days she did so - then day 3 - I was served pancakes and I assumed they were gluten-free. Then next day, she served breakfast again and provided me
with a regular english muffin. It then occurred to me that she may have forgotten I ate gluten-free and that the pancakes were not gluten-free.
I did not suffer any ill-effects from the pancakes. I've always been skeptical that I needed to be gluten-free, and I am totally skeptical of the "gluten-sensitivity"
claims - I really think the nocebo effect kicks in here; you hear enough negative things about a certain food then you start to believe that eating it will make you
sick. There's also other proteins in the wheat that could be the culprit.