Food allergist results - In case you were wondering
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
I know I've been MIA. I'm still dealing with a lot of things.
The bottom line:
I'm allergic to ALL forms of dairy, ALL forms of soy, corn, barley, rye, buckwheat, wheat, walnuts, mustard, and nutmeg. I'm slightly allergic to cashews and pistachios. I'm also possibly allergic to shrimp and crab - because I'm highly allergic to dust mites, there can be a false positive with the two seafood. It was a very small reaction, but I was told to avoid it - for now.
I guess I'm just saddened to know that dairy, soy, gluten (although I'm not Celiac) are truly an issue. It's good to know that it's not just stress (as people were starting to tell me), that there really is an underlying problem, but still... Corn, the nuts, and the spices were the shocker, but the walnuts and nutmeg make sense. I'm not sold on the mustard though.. or the corn. No corn? That means like ... no popcorn (a very healthy snack!) and that I'll 100% have to avoid all processed foods (high fructose corn syrup). blegh. I guess it's good for my "diet" since I've been eating a lot of pizza recently and have been feeling those effects (in more ways than one!). I suppose it'll mean making my own pizza since it's nearly impossible to find GF, soy free, and dairy free pizza. It's almost impossible to find dairy free alternatives that don't contain soy! At least the Galaxy vegan cheese exists!
On a positive note, I'm NOT allergic to eggs and oats (the dr was surprised by that based off of everything else!). That's a good thing!
But that's it for now, I just thought I'd keep you updated. Miss you all and I hope you're all doing fantastic in meeting your goals :)