This is an update to my earlier post about dates. I'm not quite as sure as i was at first that dates stop any reaction for me. They definitely did help, but it seemed I needed more and more dates to keep my system quiet. And frankly, I got pretty tired of dates. I've never been very fond of them. At this point, I think I'd rather go back to being gluten free than eating so many dates. Even just 3 or 4 dates a day seemed very distasteful to me. I'm sure it's different for everyone and it might be worth a try for many people.
I found this information on page 48 of the book "Miracle Food Cures from the Bible" by Reese Dubin. It states..".Celiac disease is a chronic intestinal disorder in which the body cannot tolerate gluten, an elastic protein substance found in bread dough, resulting in diarrhea. DATES contain protein carbohydrate complexes and mineral salts that halt this reaction to gluten, according to one expert. FIGS, another popular Bible food, work in a similar way." I have found this to be true for myself.
For me, it only takes one date and I can eat any product with gluten and not have a reaction! I wasn't actually expecting it to work, but was pleasantly surprised. Hope it works for everyone else as well!