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8/27/10 11:15 P

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I find that the home self testing and journal will verify any observations from the allergist and may even find others of less reaction at the time of in-office testing. I visit allergy.org for a version I can live withÖ
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- 101k - Similar Pages Medical tests for food allergies are not 100% accurate. This procedure will help you determine once and for all you are allergic to a food or not.
A personal journal used in the discovery and intolerant identification or an allergen reaction is almost as good in court of law and diagnosing a condition as a 'doctor' opinion!

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8/21/10 12:37 A

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I've been away from Spark for awhile and am not really backyet, just dropping in.
I'm glad DJR4Heatlh mentionaed the mushrooms. Hard to give up but they are a nono if you have a mold sensitivity.
I too lose weight when I'm travelling and more or less follow a paleo diet. All the condiments, butter, etc are not available in my camping hostelling food kit and it does make a difference.
YoSoyLinda, I'm so glad to hear the comments from your doctor and that you have found the foods that are your nemesis.
2009GIL, it'll become 2nd nature. Your health will be so worth it and congrats on the weight loss.
cheers all, Barb (gf 29 yrs)

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8/11/10 11:07 P

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You said not mold but you will eat mushrooms? They are both from the fungi family so you might want to stay away from mushrooms too. Besides mushrooms are not a vegetable it is is a fungus.

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ILLINITEACHER52 Posts: 7,256
8/11/10 6:09 P

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I see the scale go down when I eat by the Paleo plan. That was encouraging as it has been stuck for a while. Also, I have more energy.

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8/11/10 6:05 P

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I've decided the Paleo is perfect for me (need to avoid gluten, rice, soy, tomatoes, green beans, dairy and peanuts--so might as well add nightshades and processed foods) emoticon

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8/11/10 6:02 P

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I have to eliminate many things also. I found some great recipes by going to the Paleo eating plan and looking for recipes. Good luck! It does get easier with time and it is worth the effort to feel better!

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8/11/10 5:53 P

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My doctor and I talked about whether or not I should get the actual testing done when I had my last physical; she asked me why I wanted to spend the money if I knew I needed to be gluten free. Sounded logical to me, so I didn't have the testing done.

Because my cholesterol had crept up a bit over 200, she also told me I should avoid everything that comes in a box, everything white and everything processed.



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8/11/10 5:33 P

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If you have a gluten intolerance such as celiac or Dermatitus Herpetiformis it is not a gluten allergy and not determined with a skin prick. Allergies create IGE proteins in one's body, but celiac and DH create IGA proteins in the intestines. It is a systemic disease and not an allergic reaction. Vast difference. To determine gluten intolerances one needs a skin biopsy (in the case of DH) or an examination of the bowel or other tests by a gastroentrologist that understand Celiac Sprue.

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8/11/10 4:17 P

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You're right in saying it's not always how much you eat, but what you eat. I find that some of the food I test as allergic to make me "gain weight," or is it bloat? Either way, I firmly believe some of them to be the culprits. I didn't lose any weight for a good long time, and I've dropped 13 lbs in just a short period of time--while avoiding a whole bunch of foods!

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8/11/10 2:30 P

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OH Boy! Thank you. I'm doing it right now.

Yo ticker! Thank you for moving down:)
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8/11/10 2:28 P

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emoticon emoticon to the Team! good luck in finding foods to eat. You have a lot to avoid. ouch





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8/11/10 2:23 P

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It is tough in the beginning--it can be overwhelming at first to figure out the answer to the seemingly simple question,"What do I eat for dinner?" Sounds like you have a good start with the "cook from scratch" approach.

Eliminating nightshades, most grains, and cheeses (which is what I am reading from your post) feels like you will have nothing to eat, but really you do still have a lot of choices.

For me, eliminating most of the same things, I found that following the "Paleolithic Diet" has been helpful. (I like having a system to follow, rather than having to figure out new recipes on my own all the time.) There are many informative sites and cookbooks out there--if you want to read more, you might start with "Mark's Daily Apple" website. (Just 'google' it)

Another resource for me has been a Celiac/gluten-free dinner club I found on Meet-up dot com. My group is in Atlanta, but there are others out there and you might have one in your location. It's good for meeting other people with similar food challenges, as well as finding local supermarkets and restaurants that can cater to your needs.

Good luck & hang in there. It does get easier and you will feel so much better.

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Hello I'm new to this team. I've always had stomach problems...Everyone says I'm obese from eating too much food. I do agree I don't eat right, but too much food no way...everything makes me sick to my stomach especially a meal...Well last year; because I complained so much, I went to an Allergist and an Endo doctor...
BAM!!! The problem was diagnosed but no one said "Do not eat foods containing" Mold, Mildew,and Ragweed" Doesn't these sound like being in a garden to you?

Wheat and gluten intolerant. The prick turned red but not raised.

Now for the adjustments on what to eat. I've gotten over the anger needed time for that...so what is there to eat?

Oat or rice bread was used...hives and eyes were leaking...hey no yeast hmm.
Eggs with Feta Cheese...no mold
Spinach with mushrooms...no mold and oxidant
Hamburger with bell peppers, onion ...no ragweed
(fruits and veggies with multiple seeds, grapes, strawberries, bananas, squash) Oh boy...
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I thank SP for helping me and doctors on determining what was wrong.
I thought it was ingredients in processed foods...so I'm a from scratch eater.
I sure hope WE can find foods to eat. emoticon
No bacon...smoked meats are molded. awww.

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