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Help! Foods to avoid with mold allergies?

Friday, January 25, 2013

So, amongst all my other issues.....I had environmental allergy testing done and was pretty much severly allergic to everything (grasses, pollen, molds, pet hair, feathers, trees, you get the idea.)
So, as I keep trying to figure out what agrees with my stomach and what doesn't I came across some info that my mold allergy may be causing problems with things I'm eating ......like xantham gum? guar gum? Hmmmmm what about that Bio-K fermented rice probiotic I spent a gabillion dollars on?

Here's a list I found that someone else had posted online.

* Cheese
* Mushrooms
* Vinegar and foods containing vinegar, such as salad dressing, catsup, and pickles
* Sour cream, sour milk, and buttermilk
* Meat or fish more than 24 hours old
* Breads and other food made with yeast
* Sauerkraut
* Pickled and smoked meats and fish
* Dried fruits such as dates, prunes, figs, and raisins
* Soy sauce
* Hot dogs, sausages
* Canned juices


vegan cheese and yogurt are out because they have vegan cultures in them.

Does anyone have any input on this?
It's frustrating because I feel like I'm in a vicious circle, my doctor tells me I should take probiotics, but I can't swallow pills so I found this vegan rice liquid but I can't tell if it's bothering me or not. I'm trying to bake gluten free but so many recipes call for a gum to be added. grrrrr......

Any input or your experiences is appreiated!

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CMBELISLE 1/31/2013 8:08AM

    I have mold allergies as well and was given a long list of foods to avoid - some on your list and some not. I was not told about canned juices, hot dogs or sausages. In addition to the other items on your list, I was also told to avoid melons (cantaloupe, watermelon, honeydew), coffee, and tea. I can't remember anything else at the moment.

Did I listen? Not really. Some of the foods I was told are safe for me to eat in regard to the allergies tend to tear me up, while several on the list don't. I have also discovered that I am gluten intolerant (on my own), so I do avoid cheeses that are not gluten-free most of the time (like blue cheese).

My suggestion - SLOWLY test an individual food for several days to see how you react. If you don't notice anything, keep it. If you do notice problems, leave it alone.

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GIRANIMAL 1/30/2013 6:56PM

    Dang, girl. emoticon You just can't catch a break! emoticon

I have had mold allergies all my life, apparently, but no one's ever talked to me about food! Although, I did think maybe we had mold in our apartment and that's what was causing my fibro symptoms, and in reading about that I have seen such a list as this. But that's about all I know. Sorry!

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FT4EVR 1/27/2013 10:01AM

    Hi, thought of you went I stumbled across this magazine. Not sure if you have heard of it but thought I'd pass it on just in case. Take care, Laurie

http://www.livingwith
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