The only food I am intolerant of is yeast (so alcohol and bread are out). I have just got used mostly to not eating bread. Often for work events the only lunch is sandwiches and I can eat it but it makes me feel bad and my throat swells us a bit and I just put up with it as it is not an allergy just intolerance. I originally thought I would never get used to giving up bread (alcohol was easy as I never much liked it) but it was not too hard. I cook basmatic brown rice with wild rice every few days and have a bit of that with most of my meals heated up in the microwave as my carb.
On dairy although no test has shown a problem as soon as I have any my nose starts running as if I have a cold so I avoid that too. I was never much of a cheese eater. I still put butter on corn on the cob every other day or so which seems not to be a problem but I don't drink milk and don't particularly like it. I think the rest of my diet is so clean and healthy that I get enough vitamin D etc and I try to get in the summer vit D from the sun too which is the biggest source for most of us.
We are the only adult mammal on the planet which drinks milk after we wean and perhaps we are not intended to drink it? Cow's milk is probably made for cows not us.
Bread is fairly processed too. In fact US bread is much sweeter with more sugar added than UK I've noticed. There is a lot added and it's not particularly natural, not raw and packed with stuff added in. It is not too bad if you just give it up entirely.
Dairy of any kind makes me break out. I've found some delicious, vegan, soy-free cheese alternatives that I use once in a while when nothing but cheese will do, which I find is actually pretty rare. I usually have eggs or some fruit for breakfast and salads for lunch, and dinner is usually a lean meat and veggies, so I don't have any need for dairy. I keep some cheese around for my husband's sandwiches, but I never miss it.
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I can't tolerate gluten or lactose. I also seem to have a reaction to cooked tomato products. It is rough, but basically I just keep a journal and record how I'm feeling day to day. It is all about trial and error I guess!!
I am allergic to eggs and dairy products as well as to most of our domestic grains. No fun, but I am learning to get along. Since I went vegan a couple months ago (used to be vegetarian) I do not miss dairy or eggs at all - there are so many tasty alternatives. I have trouble with bread and pasta though because whole wheat is not an option anymore - so I reduce these foods as much as possible and switch to foods like brown rice and quinoa.
My mom is allergic to milk, nuts and tomatoes; one of my sisters has celiacs (no gluten); the other sister is allergic to nuts as well. I was allergic to milk as a child but I outgrew it around the age of 18-19. A lot of things have hidden allergens: seasoning mixes, homemade dishes where the pan was greased with butter, kitchen contaminants, french fries made in the same oil as breaded chicken strips, etc. Educating friends and family members on how sensitive they are has helped at family gatherings. Keeping safe snack foods with you helps, too. You can always make your own granola bars. You have to read every single label on everything (no more quick grocery store trips for a while), and occasionally restaurants and manufacturers change ingredients. Something my mom does, to help with her bad memory, is she picks up fast food paper menu brochures and highlights what's safe for her to eat, and keeps them in her glovebox for quick reference. Really, cooking at home until you find out everything you're allergic to is the best answer.
I am gluten sensitive and I eat pretty clean. (Still have a few battles) I have a whole grain bread that I use ......that is gf. There are so many different nuts and fruits out there that you should just eat the ones you can. I just eat what my body will allow me to so it still works for me.
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Is anyone eating clean with food allergies? I am fatally allergic to nuts and mangoes and recently had a reaction to some sort of wheat product or seed that I haven't identified yet. So I cannot some of the things suggested in the book, and I am also hesitant about trying some of the more exotic ingredients (I am terrified of ground flaxseed because it looks so much like nuts and I'm afraid I may be allergic to some seeds as well). I am getting tested again in July, but it's impossible to test for everything.
Can anyone in a similar situation offer any advice for eating clean and staying safe?
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