I am of the opinion that it's not so much an allergy for most people, as an inefficiency and that most people ingest a great deal of flour as it is used in so many manufactured products besides the obvious ones. As I have mentioned elsewhere, I question a diet that requires people to ingest a myriad of over the counter 'digestive aids'. White flour made from wheat and water are the simplest recipe for no-cook paper mache paste. Add yeast, sugar and salt, bake and it's bread. Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! Whole grains are quite different to digest than the ubiquitous refined grain products that line our shelves. For some, they ingest refined flour with every meal including in many beverages. http://www.lpch.org/DiseaseHealthInfo/HealthLibrary/allergy/wheat.html Like many people, I was raised on a wheat based diet and I have eliminated a large part of it from my diet in recent years with excellent results. I think it behooves people to question and do their own research in these matters. Sorry to hear about your allergies. Dust mites are even more ubiquitous than flour! Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!