SparkPeople Allergic to Food?? Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=18285 Do you have food allergies? How do you cope with them? How have they changed your life? SparkPeople Allergic to Food?? Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=18285 How to lose weigt when you have OAS??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18285x57140639 I have OAS which results in my throat swelling closed whenever I eat fresh fruits and vegetables. To add to OAS I have true food allergies to almonds, cherries, broccoli, soy, sops and sunflower seeds. It seems as if I can eat anything that is unhealthy. I need help! I seem to be gaining weight daily and trying so hard to avoid what I cannot eat. <BR> <BR> Some days I start feel as if I create excuses to not be able to eat healthy. I can eat produce if I cook it into mush. If it has th... Sat, 15 Mar 2014 20:44:16 EST national jewish health organization http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18285x48853071 anyone out there been to the national jewish asthma and allergy center in Denver? I am going there next month. Fri, 6 Jul 2012 10:01:38 EST Allergic to Food?? (New Member) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18285x43829924 Hi my name is Melanie Louise Jackson aka (Grease31), <BR> <BR> I have joined this particular group, as the title says Allergic to Food, i know for a fact, that if you have Asthma - that you should not eat nuts!!!!, i regularly do this, even though when i was younger i nearly choked on some some nuts, as they got stuck in the back of my throat, & also the same thing happened when i was older too, i nearly choked on some nuts, as they got stuck in the back of my throat, i also know that i can... Wed, 31 Aug 2011 10:59:47 EST Peanut allergy & questions about it http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18285x38150285 Hi all, <BR> This past week I went for my first allergy test. <BR> Peanuts and shellfish are the ones discovered and they are life threatening. <BR> I was wondering if anyone could pass on some advice on how to deal with the peanut allergy ie. which restaurants to avoid,is it ok to have peanut items in the home for others while I have this allergy? <BR> Any help is greatly appreciated <BR> thanks <BR> Sat, 27 Nov 2010 16:43:48 EST D J from KC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18285x36837194 Hi all my names Debi. I'm not new to Sparkpeople but the past year I have been seriousl looking to sp for help support and answers. I recently discovered i was lactoise intolerant but now finding other issues with food, like msg. Once I eat it within 20 ( if not while Im still eating) I have to run to the bathroom. It's scary not knowing what is going on with my body. My Dr first told me to "stop eating" those foods that bother me and see how I feel. And although I did feel better not eatin... Tue, 21 Sep 2010 19:25:53 EST New to Sparks and this group http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18285x35187394 Hi, I am living in Montana and I have lots of odd food intolorances and live in a small town (really hard to find foods that I can eat.) If anyone knows of good mail order food places I would love to hear about them. I am supposed to avoid wheat, dairy, eggs, corn, oats, spelt, raspberries, cranberries, and coffee (to name a few). Sat, 3 Jul 2010 18:37:41 EST Hi I'm new to all of this http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18285x34655823 I'm Dawnette and have multiple food allergies and I am trying to adapt. It's been very difficult. I have allergies to wheat, soy, corn, coconut, fresh tomatoes, nuts and somewhat lactose intolerant. So I have to make alot of my own food and sometimes. It just gets to frustrating and time consuming. Can someone tell me about theirs and give me ideas. and someone to talk to who understands what I'm going through. <em>33</em> Mon, 7 Jun 2010 21:34:53 EST Hi from charleston,SC http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18285x34019053 Hi there,I am Ranjini from charleston,Sc and amd allergic to many things-most of the respiratory allergens and most of the food like eggs,milk,shrimps,oysters and tuna,milk,wheat ,most nuts and strwberries and banana.i contacted a dietitian who suggested probiotics and enzymes which I am going to try and have just started mainly juicing and a vegetarian diet.Has anybody got other suggestions?Would love any help possible. Sun, 9 May 2010 13:19:56 EST Multiple Allergies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18285x33022767 Hi, my name is Tabitha. I have been gluten-free since January 2008. After initial improvement, my health declined again. Eating well and supplementing nutrients did nothing to stop the decline So, I had a metabolic panel and food allergy panel done at the beginning of this year. I got the results on 3/11, when I became aware of all my other allergies. They contain many of the foods I have come to rely on as the basis for my diet in the last two years. <em>46</em> They include corn, so... Sun, 28 Mar 2010 11:28:26 EST How do allergies come about? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18285x30574294 I have a number of foods that I am allergic to but recently it seems that iI can eat tomatoes, which is really anoying as I love them . <BR> So why did my body suddenly not want me to eat them ? Tue, 29 Dec 2009 07:44:28 EST Hello from Acton, Ontario http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18285x30536589 I just found this team, and know that it is the one for me! <BR> I am allergic to pork (yes, 1 in 100 migraine suffers get migraines from pork), <em>474</em> , <em>490</em> , <em>258</em> , <em>492</em> , <em>487</em> , <em>493</em> , <em>265</em> . Sun, 27 Dec 2009 14:26:26 EST Howdy, http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18285x30090958 I'm 54, married, a caregiver and a schoolbus driver. <BR> I have reactions to MSG and other preservatives. <BR> Too many refined carbs act like a drug and make me want to sleep. I also don't seem to absorb the good things in my food. So I'm slowly trying to learn what I can or can't eat. It's amazing how much our body can tolerate and still function. I would like to function on a healthier level though. I'm open to ideas. Wed, 2 Dec 2009 12:14:48 EST My name is Michele http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18285x30023819 My name is Michele & I look forward to meeting all of you. <BR> <BR> I have just joined this team and am looking forward to meeting you all. I have been living with Environmental Illness/MCS plus multiple food, pollen, & chemical allergies for about 23 years. I have started calling myself the CanaryCrier online because I believe that people like me are the proverbial canaries who are trying to successfully live in the Coal Mine of our world. <BR> <BR> I spiral up & I spiral down in my goal ... Sun, 29 Nov 2009 16:23:45 EST Discriminatin at the workplace due to allergies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18285x29294759 So last Christmas I developed a very severe peanut allergy. It just came out of the blue. It took awhile for me to adjust and figure out what I was allergic to and what foods had nuts in them that you wouldn't expect. I've sorted this out and have tried to help the school that I teach at put some of these ideas into place so it would be a safe environment for me and the other kids at the school that have peanut allergies. <BR> <BR> Last year I had a few reactions at school because the vice p... Sun, 25 Oct 2009 10:54:09 EST food allergies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18285x28274849 How do you develop a food plan when you have allergies to Milk, egg, garlic and peanut allergies? Tue, 8 Sep 2009 21:48:22 EST Hello - I also have a food allergy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18285x28001770 Good Afternoon, Team mates. I have an allergy to shellfish. In the past this was not really a difficult allergy for me to deal with. Actually, it rarely affected me with family or friends, eating out or at home. <BR> <BR> But I married a man who's family eats shellfish with the same enjoyment that my family loves fresh fruit. Needless to say, things changed. <BR> <BR> I've had a number of reactions just by helping in their kitchen. Some crab juice casually left on a counter that lo... Thu, 27 Aug 2009 18:04:46 EST Rebelling against the NO-NO list http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18285x27789132 Hi Everyone. I've been dealing with food allergies for well over a year now but lately it seems my mind wants to rebel against what I call my NO-NO list. <BR> <BR> Anyone else have this issue in the past or present? How the heck do you stay away? <BR> <BR> Can't understand it and trying to wrap my head around the "why" part of it. I don't crave the foods and I certainly don't miss them or the side affects once felt by them. Tue, 18 Aug 2009 13:56:14 EST New/old member http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18285x27419045 Hi, my name is Zen, I have been trying to loose weight forever, about 13 years ago I was diagnosed with food allergies. I am allergic to seafood, all cheeses, and all soy products. I have to read all labels. My favorite foods are seafood and dairy and as you can see those are the ones I am allergic to. I don't know what to eat in order to loose weight because of my allergies. Does anyone out there have this problem? I usually end up eating a lot of carbs. I am really sick of fruit and ... Sun, 2 Aug 2009 11:31:36 EST Copper allergy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18285x27227028 Anyone have a copper allergy? If yes, what are your symptoms? Fri, 24 Jul 2009 15:00:22 EST Whoo! Whoo! I ate 1/2 an apple! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18285x27090123 That maybe isn't the best introduction but I am soooo excited that after 18 years I got to eat 1/2 a Fuji apple. That's got to be what heaven is like. I've had the munchies since Thursday night and I decided to see how far I could push it. I pushed it a little too far but OMGosh was it so good and no fat and few calories. I hope it continues and I can watch that ticker keep sliding to the other end. Even though I haven't posted yet this is the first place I've found people "just like me" and ... Sat, 18 Jul 2009 19:32:36 EST Excited to Find Spark People http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18285x26500740 Hi all <BR> I am new to this website and am still desparately looking to create that balance between exercise, health and well being. When I have one, I lack in the others.. <BR> I have known intolerances to Wheat, Corn and Egg Whites. I know there are more, but they have only tested me for a couple. being allergic to corn is probably the most difficult for me, since most pills have corn fillers, and so does most food for that fact. there are very few things I can have to treat myself, and wh... Mon, 22 Jun 2009 15:52:04 EST Returning !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18285x26299481 Have not been on here for a while but am back now and will try to keep in touch. <BR> <BR> Anyone else returning ? <BR> How is it all going ? Sun, 14 Jun 2009 03:10:48 EST Hi. I'm new here and allergic to healthy food. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18285x25955611 Hi. I'm new to the team and looking forward to meeting people. I am lucky in that I have very mild/minor food allergies. Unfortunately what I'm allergic to are the foods most commonly recommended for people to eat when losing weight and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. I'm hoping to find ideas and substitutes for these foods. A few foods are: egg whites, rice and whole grains! I'd love to know if anyone shares my situation. Sun, 31 May 2009 18:42:42 EST Starting Over http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18285x25498196 Today I received an email and thought it was great and inspiring to me. I made a blog of this email and thought it can help others. Please check out my blog. <BR> <BR> thanks Dee Wed, 13 May 2009 08:30:47 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18285x24853713 I know I have allergies and on a web site for it, but never thought about cooking with food allergies. Hoping to pick up a few pointers. Sun, 19 Apr 2009 22:46:45 EST Hi from the new girl! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18285x24580496 Hi there, my name is Chantelle and I found out about a month ago that I developed a severve allergy to shellfish that I've never had before. What makes this even worse is that in 3 weeks I will be graduating from college with my chefs papers, but wont be able to work in any restaurant that serves shellfish... It's so frustrating! Thu, 9 Apr 2009 13:28:13 EST Daily chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18285x24023768 Hi: <BR> How is everyone doing. I just stopped in to say Hi. <BR> The weather is quite cool hear but the sun is out. <BR> My husband and I went to the flea market (used goods) today just for something to do together. <BR> What are you doing today? Sun, 22 Mar 2009 14:40:53 EST How ??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18285x23947618 Need some help to liven up this team, it seems to have gone very quiet, and sometimes i feel like i am flogging a dead horse ? <BR> Need ideas ? Thu, 19 Mar 2009 15:50:44 EST New to this Group with Soy allergies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18285x23838578 Hello to everyone. Nice to join a group where everyone will know what I am talking about. <BR> I am 29 and have had lifelong issues with food allergies, only I didn't know that until about a year ago. I am allergic to SOY, which happens to be in just about everything. I have been diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder and ADD, but have been medication free with NO anxiety for over a year, since I stopped eating soy. If there is anyone who has questions about soy allergies, please fee... Mon, 16 Mar 2009 08:57:01 EST Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18285x23818028 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I know that I'm slightly allergic to shrimp, but I get to go this week to an allergist to find out what else I'm allergic to. I was recently diagnosed with Eosinophilic Esophagitis, which is like a big allergic reaction in my esophagus. I don't eat much shrimp so I don't think that's what is causing it. I guess I'll find out. I'm currently following a low calorie diet and hope the culprit isn't something I like too much. <BR> <BR> Rob Sun, 15 Mar 2009 15:11:40 EST hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18285x23737562 I am Terrie the teacher from TX. I have a 11 month baby allergic to milk and we think eggs. Just tryingn to find some tips to cookign with no dairy. Thu, 12 Mar 2009 14:41:12 EST Protein ( meat, fish, eggs, cheese, beans , soya ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18285x23565504 This challenge will start on 8th March. <BR> Please write down your protein for the day , and how you have prepared it, and mayb sum handy tips for the others your team. Sat, 7 Mar 2009 04:18:01 EST Freggies ( march Challenge to start 1st March) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18285x23336469 Please read ths articel and think about what it means to you !!! <BR> Snacking Healthy <BR> Add Snacks to Subtract Pounds <BR> -- By Liz Noelcke, Staff Writer <BR> SparkPeople Sponsors help keep the site free! <BR> While some dieters happily accept when someone suggests a snack, others feel pangs of guilt when a nibble is merely suggested. However, there is nothing inherently wrong with a bite between meals. In fact, snacking might be the missing ingredient that will help you reach your weig... Sat, 28 Feb 2009 10:45:26 EST The March Challenge. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18285x23278684 Please sign up for the march challenge. <BR> The first Challenge starts on 1st March( sundy) and ends 8th March. Will be called Freggies ( fruit/veggies) <BR> Log on daily and tell us how amny fruit/veggies you have eaten or intend to eat. <BR> Winner will get a reward. Thu, 26 Feb 2009 12:01:45 EST Company http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18285x23168848 Hi all, <BR> Like you, I have many allergies primarily because of Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Syndrome or whatever they are calling it just at the moment. :P <BR> I live in Ukraine right now, so sometimes that adds extra challenges to my diet. Can't really find a lot of those natural replacements. But I'm working on it. <BR> I'm just interested in seeing what you all do and how you find ways to cope with a reduced caloric intake without feeling cheated when you already can't have so many th... Mon, 23 Feb 2009 09:30:36 EST Colours of the Rainbow. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10383x18285x23112749 This thread is a daily chat place . <BR> A place to come in and say wot you want to ,chat, shout, smile, is up to you . <BR> Sun shine here but still chllly. <BR> Had tummy ache yesterday had naughty crispis. Sat, 21 Feb 2009 09:12:34 EST The March Challengies. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=10382x18285x23112678 Will be starting some challegies on this team to get everyone motivated and eating healthly and execsieing. <BR> Challengies will run weekly and each week will stat on a sunday and end on a saturday. <BR> First challenge will start on sunday 1st of Mach and will be baised on ' FUIT/VEGETABLES'. <BR> This challenge will be called freggies! <BR> You will have to log on daily and tell us all wot fruit /veggies you have eaten daily the person who has eaten the most will get a reward on saturday ... Sat, 21 Feb 2009 09:09:31 EST Recipies. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18285x23080199 Do you have any good recipies to share with us at Allergic to food ? <BR> Baked apple is mine ( details on recipe section ) <BR> Pleaze share. Fri, 20 Feb 2009 04:27:22 EST Can you be ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18285x22929306 Can you be allergic to carbs ? <BR> Coz i think i am , they make me feel bloated and sick. Sun, 15 Feb 2009 15:08:59 EST Rewards !!!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18285x22925798 This thread is for you to reward yourself. Tell us wot your a giving yourself and why .! <BR> i'll start....... i lost another 2lbs this week so bought myslf sum bulbs and planted them in garden. Sun, 15 Feb 2009 12:49:52 EST Wheat/Gluten ( and the rest ??) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18285x22839195 I am allergic to alot of foods, medicines and just stuff in general( sorry could not think of the word i wanted.) <BR> Wheat, gluten,pencillin,anti-inflamtory,oats, barley,semolina, tapiocia,sodium glutenmate,there could be more so keep checkin. <BR> The floury side of things effects me on my skin and it peels and blisters, also if i injest any is like my throat is closing up and i cant breath. <BR> Most of the other foods give me horrible craps and pain. <BR> Liz Thu, 12 Feb 2009 09:36:14 EST SMILES >>>>>>>>>>>> http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18285x22838653 This thread is for you to tell everyone what made you smile roday and is a daily thread ( but you can post more than once a day if you want to .) <BR> <BR> THE SUN SHINING. <BR> AM ALIVE. <BR> MY DOGS GREETING ME. Thu, 12 Feb 2009 09:20:23 EST Milk allergy ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18285x22701680 My `19 year old daughter thinks she mite be allergic to milk or mayb latolance? <BR> Any one got any info on this ? Sun, 8 Feb 2009 11:17:28 EST WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FOOD SUBSTITUTE? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18285x22473520 HI EVERYONE, <BR> <BR> SINCE WE'RE ALL FOOD CHALLENGED, HOW ABOUT ONCE A WEEK WE EACH TALK ABOUT A RECIPE WE'VE CREATED FOR A FAVORITE FOOD WE CAN NO LONGER EAT? <BR> <BR> FOR EXAMPLE: I CAN NO LONGER EAT LETTUCE, IMAGINE DIETING AND NOT BEING ABLE TO EAT LETTUCE? SO I HAVE STARTED USING BROCCOLI SLAW AS MY LETTUCE, IT GIVES THAT CRUNCH FACTOR, AND I GET COLD GREENS, NOT LEAFY, BUT THE BEST I COULD COME UP WITH. DO YOU HAVE A BETTER SUBSTITUTE IDEA? ALL IDEAS WELCOME. <BR> <BR> MAYB... Sun, 1 Feb 2009 11:49:26 EST Food allergies: What you don't know can hurt you http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18285x21991684 <link>www.rocklintoday.com/news/templates/<BR>diabetes_information.asp?articleid=696<BR>7&zoneid=53 </link> Sun, 18 Jan 2009 10:03:51 EST Anyone ever do the rotation diet? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18285x20869565 How is everyone? <BR> Have you ever done the rotation diet? It works well with me for many of the foods I am allergic to. Thu, 11 Dec 2008 10:40:25 EST Any new topics? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18285x20813752 Anything new in your lives? <BR> Any comments, suggestions? Tue, 9 Dec 2008 11:47:49 EST Be careful at parties! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18285x20661088 Be very careful eating at parties. You don't know how careful the people preparing the food are. <BR> I have had too many episodes that I am only eating food that I prepare or a family member prepares. They know my issues and take care. <BR> So, be safe and take care. Wed, 3 Dec 2008 11:37:37 EST Team Goals? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18285x20450948 Can we think up some team goals? <BR> Eat healthier by adding more fruit and veggies to our diet? <BR> Any suggestions? <BR> Mon, 24 Nov 2008 08:30:29 EST I'll never eat at a restaurant again ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18285x20302440 It happened before, I ordered a garden salad at a fast food restaurant and ended up in the hospital. 'Something' was in the salad that put me in the hospital. <BR> Well, Sunday I went to Olive Garden and ate their salad, tea and 1/3 of a serving of Manicotti. I can safely eat those things. So, why did I end up in the hospital and I look like a lobster and I itch like crazy! The doctor alleges that an employee used a serving utensil that may have been used in seafood. He advised me to never e... Tue, 18 Nov 2008 10:10:03 EST Allergic to CORN http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18285x19362789 I have a slew of food allergies: wheat, corn, apple, sunflower, shellfish...and then sensitivities to even more, but the real doozy in that list is corn. <BR> <BR> Corn is in practically EVERYTHING: corn syrup, corn starch, cornmeal....and even ingredients that aren't obviously made of corn: xanthan gum, citric acid, fructose, etc, etc. <BR> <BR> I'd love to swap tips with other people trying to avoid corn in their diet. Wed, 15 Oct 2008 13:54:28 EST LATEX allergy foods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18285x18793563 I am severely allergic to LATEX, which makes me very sensitive to bananas, kiwi, papaya, avocado, tomatoes, green bell pepper, pineapple, and several other things. I can tolerate tomatoes in small portions, but none of the rest. So, I have to be very careful with fruit salads, soups, etc. with any of these items. (Why couldn't it be turnips or liver?) <BR> Most of the time I substitute or omit the items from a recipe. But it does make cooking and eating a bit more challenging! Thu, 25 Sep 2008 09:53:33 EST any ideas how to find willpower? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18285x18047610 Hi all, <BR> I am new to the team but appreciate all the feedback that I have read on the other topics. For over 2 years I have been suffering from IBS (diagnosed by my doctor with no treatment plan to speak of - except she did test me and told me that I was not allergic to wheat or dairy), and about 3 months ago, they discovered I had a large, benign liver cyst (5.5 inches). I was hoping that once the cyst was drained, all my troubles would be over.. but not the case. Rather, my IBS got ... Thu, 28 Aug 2008 19:25:16 EST Girl with many allergies! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18285x17833819 Hello, my name is Amy and I've got a lot of allergies! My food allergies include everything seafood (yes, if it is in salt water or even fresh water I'm allergic). I like to think of myself as a landavoire, ha! <BR> I am also allergic to cantaloupe but avoid all melons just in case. <BR> Eating out is a challenge at best, so I tend to eat at places I know I won't get cross contaminates (no seafood) or those where they are trained for allergies and have separate menus (PF Changs). <BR> I am f... Wed, 20 Aug 2008 15:51:23 EST Just getting started. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18285x16110644 This is quite overwhelming, so please, bear with me. I have a moderately severe latex allergy and cannot eat any fruit with a pit- nectarines, peaches, cherries, etc. I do eat avacados with lots of other foods mixed with it. The pesticides on apples almost killed me, and I have to eat bananas when most people throw them out. How can I get more fruit without a reaction? I do use Fit to clean every fruit or vegetable we eat, and that helps. Tue, 24 Jun 2008 19:29:09 EST My Introduction http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18285x15605597 Hi, I live in Utah with my husband and teenage son. My siblings and their kids have known they had food allergies for a long time, but I was an unbeliever until about a year and a half ago. When I started taking soy based supplements, my arthritis got really bad. As I've researched food and pain, I've learned to eliminate bananas, zucchini, cucumber (related to ragweed) and potatoes, tomatoes, and peppers (nightshade family vegetables) If I stick to my restrictions, I have little arthritis pa... Sat, 7 Jun 2008 15:50:55 EST allergies, restaraunts and state legislation http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18285x13811749 I'm not sure where everyone lives..... I live in MA and they are looking at a law right now that managers and staff of restaraunts have to be trained in allergy prevention and they have to have at least one person on shift that has been through this special training. it is in legislation right now. do any of you <BR> A: eat out and <BR> B: have anything like that in your states? Tue, 8 Apr 2008 08:54:00 EST Eating period http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18285x13361824 Hi all if you read my intro you know i'm really new to food allergies..... found out thursday of last week. <BR> <BR> So here is my question <BR> Did, do any of you find you have problems even wanting to eat or feeling hungary? I haven't had an appetite for a couple of weeks. and now maybe i'm just afraid to eat. easter was ok not much to worry about just the bread but was good. <BR> Katy Mon, 24 Mar 2008 12:59:06 EST Oral Allergy Syndrome http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18285x13291881 Does anybody else suffer from this condition? It's where you can't eat raw fruits and vegetables (and some nuts) - it's due to having seasonal allergies as a child. Shows up around 23 - early 20s. I don't know how to deal with this since for various reasons cooking frequently isn't really an option for me. Any suggestions? Fri, 21 Mar 2008 05:46:06 EST I Can Make You Thin http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18285x13189778 Did any of you watch the program "I Can Make You Thin" last night on TLC? I did and I'm going to watch it each week that it's on. Mon, 17 Mar 2008 14:22:52 EST Sun exposure myths http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18285x13137787 Lack of Sunshine Causes One Million Deaths a Year <BR> <BR> If vitamin D3 levels among populations worldwide were increased, 600,000 cases of breast and colorectal cancers could be prevented each year, according to researchers from the Moores Cancer Center at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). <BR> <BR> This includes nearly 150,000 cases of cancer that could be prevented in the United States alone. <BR> <BR> The researchers estimate that 250,000 cases of colorectal cancer a... Sat, 15 Mar 2008 10:44:30 EST Yoga helps with many conditions! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18285x13083761 How to Lose Weight with Yoga <BR> Experts weigh in on the best ways to put specific yoga styles and poses to work to lose or stave off those extra pounds. <BR> Yoga may not conjure up the same images of a calorie-burning, sweat-inducing workout as, say, Buns of Steel or Tae Bo. <BR> But don’t be fooled by yoga’s deep breathing and sometimes-slow poses: Doctors and personal training experts say it can seriously trim and tone your body — and also work on your mind and spirit to help you get h... Thu, 13 Mar 2008 11:03:34 EST Question for y'all http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18285x12739326 On Thursday I am going to the dentist to have a boatload of work done. It will be done under conscious sedation. I know from when my sister went last month that when they are waking you up, they give you a tube of yogurt and some Capri Sun "juice". Well, I can't have dairy, so the yogurt is out, and I just don't "DO" garbage drinks like Capri Sun. <BR> <BR> Any ideas of what I could take with me for them to substitute? I had orignally planned on organic yogurt and apple juice, but now th... Sat, 1 Mar 2008 10:38:22 EST And how are you today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18285x12170661 Today I am great!! I had a really nice weekend. I played tennis on Saturday and danced/worked out on Sunday. Saturday night was my first attempt going to a bar and not drinking. It was a bit weird but I dealt with it rather well. I ate rather healthy and stayed active. I finally have a goal date to lose all the weight by. June 26th. Hubby and I are going to spend a week at Mission Beach in Cali. I absolutely can't wait. I have a new bikini. It fits but I'd like to look better in it... Mon, 11 Feb 2008 09:58:33 EST Eating for your allergies... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x18285x11778768 How do I eat for my allergies? I have adopted the "yeast-free diet". The only problem with that is they subsitute a lot of stuff with rice. Since I can't eat rice, I had to find other things to replace it. So instead of rice, I'm eating quinoa. It is really odd but I like it. I'm eating more soy and everything that I eat now is made from scratch. I haven't found a single bread that I can eat yet. All of the pre-made breads that I have found have yeast, barley or rice flour in them. I... Tue, 29 Jan 2008 12:58:39 EST Official introduction! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x18285x11778608 I was recently tested and found out that I have several food allergies. This has caused a major strain on my eating habits. What am I allergic to? Yeast, rice, barley, onions, green beans and any fruit with a pit (unless it has been processed). It is really sad because rice is one of my favorite foods and I cannot eat it anymore. It turns out that these allergies are the cause of my weight gain as well. My body was unable to process the foods and so it was just sitting there. Since I f... Tue, 29 Jan 2008 12:53:56 EST