SparkPeople People with food allergies Team Messageboard Suffering from food allergies makes dieting a very interesting experince. How do I substitute for Dairy? Meat? Nuts? Etc. Lets band together, loose weight and find tasty and healthy substitutes. SparkPeople People with food allergies Team Messageboard Prejudice Hey, everyone can have a bad day once in a while, but is it just me or are other folks with food allergies experiencing a lot of wrath coming from other people regarding your food allergies. It used to be taught in school not to be prejudice against the differences in others. What happened? <BR> <BR> For years now, I've been following a blogger who, among other topics of interest to me, posts about life with food allergies. Mostly I just read new posts and so far I've never commented. ... Tue, 27 Mar 2018 01:52:45 EST Pomegranate Craisin Quinoa Here is a simple recipe that I have eaten. I hope someone can enjoy it as well. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>pe-detail.asp?recipe=3318492 </link> Wed, 22 Nov 2017 19:25:10 EST Mediator release test Hi i’m Working with a dietician to determine food sensitivities. Plan to do a MRT blood test to identify food sensitivities. Met with a friend who has done so well with this, that her husband did one to. Anyone done this? If so, I’d like to know how you did with it? Fri, 10 Nov 2017 21:00:30 EST What can I eat, anti-inf ammatory and shingles? I've been dealing with what seems like an increasing number of food sensitivities and intolerances. I saw an allergy doctor this week who recommended I continue with no dairy and an anti-inflammatory/ketogenic diet. Both of which are new to me, but I was coping... BUT he diagnosed shingles, which had started about 3 days before I saw him. I'm supposed to follow his recommendations so I can have more successful allergy testing done in 3 weeks, but in the meantime, I want to do everything I can... Fri, 27 Oct 2017 22:55:01 EST New Here Hi Team, <BR> <BR> Greeting for the day!! <BR> <BR> I am alana, I would love to join your team , I am new here on Spark.. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Nav <BR> <BR> Fri, 9 Jun 2017 02:04:43 EST Food Allergy Mama Hello all - I'm glad to have found this forum! I'm Mom to a 14 year old daughter with multiple ANA food allergies. She's allergic to Milk, Egg, Peanut, Tree Nuts, Sesame, and banana. We have NOT introduced fish or shellfish in our house - mostly because I don't like them! To complicate matters, I am sensitive to SOY and legumes. So basically, I don't cook with any of my dd's allergens (although I DO eat milk products myself), nor do we have any eggs or nuts in the house. I will cook wit... Sun, 21 May 2017 20:25:39 EST Professional Misconduct by NAM Committee on Food A Professional Misconduct by NAM Committee on Food Allergy <BR> <BR> <BR> Background <BR> <BR> <BR> The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) committee recently released the following report on food allergy. <BR> <BR> Finding a Path to Safety in Food Allergy: Assessment of the Global Burden, Causes, Prevention, Management, and Public Policy <BR> <BR><BR>g-a-path-to-safety-in-food-allergy-ass<BR>essment-of <BR> <BR> <BR> Summary <BR> <BR> <BR> Ther... Sat, 31 Dec 2016 17:15:28 EST New to Dairy Allergy, still grieving. The end of September I was diagnoses with an allergy to cow's milk, specifically the proteins casein and whey. After 2 dairy free days I began to feel great again. I had been coughing for years but for the past year it became more hacking and choking. Now my sinuses have cleared, I stopped coughing, no longer have reflux and even get a little relief from constipation. <BR> <BR> OK it's been a couple months and I am still grieving the loss of yogurt, cottage cheese, ice cream, sour cream, ... Fri, 25 Nov 2016 12:38:50 EST Auto Immune Protocol also called AIP Just ordered two books on the auto immune protocal, which is also called the elimination diet. It sounds like what I need because the cookbook has paleo type recipes with none of my allergic ingredients in them. From what I can tell from the description, you eat this way for a while and then slowly add back some of the allergens in tiny doses. I don't have all the details. If anything can help I will try it. <em>4</em> I am trying to stay within calorie limits and walk daily to sh... Thu, 15 Sep 2016 09:17:57 EST Lentil salad..... Here's a link for one of my fav's....lentil salad..... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR><BR>etail.asp?recipe=3060577 Wed, 16 Mar 2016 13:12:41 EST going dairy free I'm trying to go dairy free because it upsets my tummy and I think its giving me bloating and gas. <BR> <BR> Now I have no idea what to get for a protein shake since I can't have whey or soy. oh boy. I would love ideas or tips. Wed, 9 Dec 2015 15:29:09 EST Suspected Allergies, le sigh I have PCOS and I have suspected some intolerances rather than a strict allergy, could be causing some bloating and preventing my weightloss. <BR> <BR> I suspect I don't tolerate dairy and wheat very well. I'm trying to cut out dairy products but its sooooo hard lol. <BR> <BR> I also just realized that my protein shake is whey protein so now I need to substitute that. Grrrrr. Wed, 9 Dec 2015 15:20:18 EST Having trouble, need help I have been on an extended break from SP and just recently decided to come back. That being said, I recently had an ALCAT (anybody here had one of those, what was your reaction?) and found that I am severely intolerant to several things but the biggest problem for me to give up is soy. They put that in everything nowadays. I am having trouble figuring out what I can eat and dealing with how expensive allergen free foods are. My doctor says that this could be causing my headaches and joint pai... Sun, 14 Jun 2015 11:34:49 EST On Beat Candida plan & I have food intolerances Hi all. I hope I joined the right team. I don't have allergies, but since starting the Beat Candida plan I have discovered I have some food intolerances. At least I think I have. I think I'm intolerant to wheat and oats and also have a slight intolerance to Greek yoghurt. I'm in the process of testing other foods using the pulse test as described in the Beat Candida cookbook. <BR> <BR> I looked for a spark team dealing with intolerances but couldn't find one, which surprised me. Actu... Mon, 3 Nov 2014 11:01:42 EST Un-Salsa (aka cowboy caviar or bean dip) This is a super easy recipe that I take to pot lucks all the time. It is gluten & soy free if you are sure to read the labels on the chips and dressing. Everything else is/should be safe. <BR> <BR> 1 can black beans, drained & rinsed <BR> 1 can corn, drained <BR> 1 can white hominy, drained <BR> 1 can green chilies or jalapeno (or fresh jalapeno, diced but I hate getting jalapeno juice on my fingers and inevitable in my eyes so I go for the can) <BR> 1 green pepper, diced <BR> 1 bunch gree... Mon, 13 Oct 2014 15:12:49 EST New Here, New to Food Allergies Hello, I'm new to the team and new to food allergies. I've been lactose intolerant for a while. I am also severely allergic to latex and started to cross react to some foods, like cantaloupe, banana, kiwi, and avocado. I also have environmental allergies (weeds, trees, grasses, pollen, dust, etc.) <BR> <BR> So I went to an allergist for testing. I had no real results to the skin testing, but got a call this morning that I have a mild reaction to corn, wheat, shellfish, peanuts, and walnu... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:10:58 EST Sometimes I'm afraid to eat....... .......... Hi! <BR> My name is Dottie and I am in my mid-50s. Several months after my daughter was born twenty-some years back I became allergic to eggs - explosive diarrhia not a fun person to be around. As an infant I was allergic to pencillin. To make a long story short I am able to eat eggs again, it took twenty-some years though. <BR> <BR> A few years back I became allergic to tomato products and tomato this is a killer I have to carry an epi-pen for this and I so love tomato products, but I ca... Sat, 27 Sep 2014 14:01:53 EST Attitude adjustment Recently I realized I could probably use a attitude adjustment. Not because I was mean and spiteful, but because I was sour. I was always pitying myself because of my multiple food allergies. Once I realized this I decided to redouble my mindfulness, but in a way that isn't just positive sounding, but positive in nature. I also recently watched a TED talk about the effects of choices on our society. This helped me realize how many of my "problems" are just perceived choices. Accepting my alle... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 16:15:35 EST Over-indulge on what I'm not allergic to Hey everybody, <BR> I'm new to sparkpeople and new to this forum. What I am certainly not new to is food allergies and intolerances. <BR> <BR> When I was a child many foods would make me sick but I never knew why, I always assumed I was picky and just didn't like a many foods. Then when I was in high school my family realized that I have the same onion allergy as my dad (and my 3 siblings.) I went on through college being sick digestively many times a week, and often many times a day. It wa... Sat, 10 May 2014 16:06:23 EST Newbie to team Hi! I have Celiac Disease and an allergy to casein (protein in dairy.) I no longer have my gallbladder, so digestion has been impaired for me for a long time. It's like walking a minefield. Due to often impaired digestion, I have found it best to follow a Paleo diet. I am often prone to multiple food sensitivities. Wed, 12 Mar 2014 18:30:20 EST A New face. Helllo!! Its me Jessica Harper. <BR> I had another sparkpage but my mobile app isn't allowing me to access it so I had to create a new page!! <BR> I have been out of the swing of things and the spark community for a while now and I need to get back in desperately. <BR> I am also looking for a female accountability partner if anyone is interested. Just someone to encourage and be encouraged by, as well as tough questions and fitness/food/cheat day accountability. <BR> <BR> Hope you all ha... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 10:17:32 EST Alpha-gal allergy! Hello there! <BR> <BR> I'm new to the group, but not new to Spark People. I've been looking to meet some new people and see if anyone else has my crazy allergy! I'm allergic to alpha-gal, which really just means that I'm allergic to mammalian meat (beef, pork, lamb, etc.). I got this allergy from a Lone Star tick bite!! <BR> <BR> Poultry and seafood are okay, but it's certainly been a challenge for me, especially since I'm on a low carb diet. <BR> <BR> Good to be here and I hope we can ov... Wed, 26 Feb 2014 11:31:11 EST Hello can I be helped? Hi everyone! I am about to turn 53. I am a single woman with multiple problems! I found this group while searching for help here in sparks and I am excited! I need a diet that will work me with losing weight (of course) and with my food allergies/sensitivities. I need a diet that that is low or no in wheat (is yeast or gluten related? because sometimes I think it is more the yeast than gluten), sugar and dairy. I am tired of suffering and am ready to change that! Thanks in advance, MaDonna Sun, 26 Jan 2014 01:05:04 EST My story Just got back from the naturopath with blood tests showing IgG reactions to eggs, dairy, almonds, and mushrooms. <BR> <BR> My food intolerance story is that I gave the JJ Virgin Diet a whirl. The Virgin Diet is a food elimination/challenge diet. During the time that I stopped eating dairy on her diet, I became intolerant of it from lack of eating it and now can't eat it without getting diarrhea. But since I am intolerant of it as well as lactose intolerant, dairy is out. Challenging e... Wed, 8 Jan 2014 18:57:08 EST Hi! Hey everyone, <BR> <BR> Here is my history - Celiac runs in my family, so as a preemptive measure, I decided to go gluten free. About two months into this, my stomach went crazy. I had severe cramping and my bowel movements changed from being regular to, well, almost non existent. This went on for months. My stomach would have severe cramping and sometimes I'd end up in the fetal position unable to move. A few months passed and the summer came, which meant ice cream. I drastically increased ... Sat, 21 Dec 2013 17:30:16 EST potatoe and sugar intolerances... Hi to all.. Fairly new to the group [again] and fairly new to the intolerances as well. Found out through food allergy test that I have an intolerance to potato and sugar.. and potato seems to be in a lot of things... Still detoxing from all the intolerances that have built up in my body. Was born without the enzymes to digest both of these ...and I just turned 55 so there is a lot of stuff to get rid of. Sun, 8 Dec 2013 13:10:30 EST Trying to sort out nwhat I can eat We got a new puppy last Jan and within 10 days I started with this horrendous cough. Originally they thought is was just a cold that hung on. After 4 months my Dr. questioned allergies and put me on several medications that helped somewhat while I waited for the testing. After looking closer we did figure out the puppy had instigated this and eventually had to admit we couldn't keep her. Just had the testing and have all kinds of allergies (some I did know about). I have always been slightly... Sat, 7 Dec 2013 23:35:42 EST New to Board but not to Allergies Our family is rift with food allergies and sometimes it is a chore to make meals but we get it done nevertheless. After doing this for over 15 years you'd think it'd be easy by now. We've even had to cut out what types of cookware and storage containers we use due to some non-food related allergies. <BR> <BR> My allergies: Gluten, Dairy, Eggs (white and yolk), Chicken, Soy, Peanuts <BR> Son 2: severe environmental allergies <BR> Son 3: Yeast, Red & Yellow food dyes <BR> Daughter 1: Broccoli ... Sat, 30 Nov 2013 21:04:38 EST Hello Everyone!!!! <em>213</em> <BR> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 09:39:23 EST Hi, from TX Hi, I have been a member of Sparkpeople for a while. I have been somewhat successful. My weight is in a constant fluctuation, but I find myself getting constantly healthier and I believe that to the more important challenge to win, for me, at least right now. I am lactose intolerant, and at times have more of what could be classified as an almost allergic reaction to it. I can't have any food with preservatives. I found this out the hard way, when I kept breaking out in rashes and having stom... Fri, 25 Oct 2013 21:08:50 EST Allergic to Milk AND Soy? Is anyone here allergic to milk and soy? What protein sources do you use? There's only so much eggs and rice I can eat in a lifetime. Mon, 30 Sep 2013 09:10:07 EST Allergic girl looking got weight loss buddy Hi, i'm Emily I'm almost 30 years old and I am looking for a weight loss buddy who wants to lose weight with allergies <em>46</em> <BR> I have multiple food allergies i suffer with leaky gut syndrome/candida overgrowth and I am looking for someone who is determined to lose weight and we cant keep each other accountable and talk to one another, basically i am looking for a friend. <em>220</em> drop me a line and lets talk <em>334</em> Sun, 15 Sep 2013 04:25:58 EST Hi from CA! Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I've been a part of spark for a while now, coming and going as needed. I have been lactose intolerant for about 2 years now and just also found out I'm allergic to soy. If I thought it was bad w/ no milk products, it's going to be even worse now. =( I read through some of the other Intros and saw that a lot of you have many more allergies than me, but please know I am sympathetic! <BR> <BR> Has anyone tried the Whole30 approach or Paleo diet? I think that is ne... Tue, 2 Jul 2013 16:03:10 EST crepes not sure about increments, but I tried one egg, a tsp of sugar, mushrooms, spinach, onion salt, garlic. Sprinkled with cheese.. good stuff! gluten free! Fri, 21 Jun 2013 10:34:41 EST Egg allergy and .... feeling unbalanced Hi everyone, I have been dealing with environmental allergies since my twenties, and more recently dogs, and honeybee stings. <BR> Now, I just was diagnosed with egg allergy. I am not allergic to nuts, peanuts, or milk. I am being tested for wheat and soy next week. <BR> My face breaks out badly with different foods, and it has been so hard to pinpoint. I am in my mid 50's so acne is not the issue, it is a reaction, and now that I found out about the eggs for certain, I at least feel like I ... Tue, 4 Jun 2013 18:54:22 EST Milk May Be A Problem For Me I have always had problems with allergies, but in the last year or so it has gotten increasingly worse. After doing some reading, I found that people with allergies should try staying away from milk/dairy products. The reason for this is that milk/dairy products produce mucus! I recently added a protein drink which added more milk to my daily diet and I am as sick as a dog. I began to think that just maybe it is the milk! Going to cut out milk/dairy products to see how it goes. I do go ... Sun, 26 May 2013 11:00:37 EST just joined this team I've been on Sparkpeople for years and come and gone. I came back this time just to find people to talk to about food sensitivities, learn from them, and find recipes. It's starting to look like I was overweight all this time because of bread. lol <BR> <BR> Lots of people in my family have been coming down with Celiacs and I found out I wasn't tested correctly when I was checked years ago. I don't have insurance so I just started cutting out gluten in January, besides, as I understand it tha... Mon, 6 May 2013 12:09:16 EST Possible to grow out of a nut allergy? Hi, I hope someone can tell me if it's possible to get over a reaction to nuts, or if this is just wishful thinking on my part? <BR> <BR> In my mid-20s, a handful of dry-roasted cashews gave me excruciating heartburn, so painful it seriously felt like a heart attack. I broke out in a cold sweat and shaking and had to go home from work, even after taking every heartburn remedy we had in the office. <BR> <BR> I learned this was considered a food intolerance rather than a true allergy. For t... Sun, 14 Apr 2013 19:12:34 EST Nut allergy and meal planning I am brand new to SP and am wondering if there is a way to choose not to include nuts in the meal plans. I have an anaphylactic reaction to tree nuts and since my insurance does not cover my EpiPen and it is almost $500 per Rx, I'm extremely diligent when eating. It would make my life a lot easier if the meal plan could help me out with this. Tue, 26 Mar 2013 16:34:59 EST newbie says hello I there i just wanted to introdusce my self. <BR> very glad to find this forum. loosing weight with multiple food allergies is very challenging. <BR> <BR> I have several food allergies some simple and some not so simple. <BR> so here it goes the dreaded food allergy list: (into wicked laugh here) <BR> all shell fish, strawberries, splenda ( sucralose), aspartame, sulfites, all MSG products, <BR> corn, and all corn products, and lecithen. <BR> <BR> can't wait to meet people and possibly lea... Tue, 26 Mar 2013 13:50:41 EST Just found out I can't have certain foods So I just found out that I can't have soy, chocolate, citrus, berries, sugar substitutes, and milk. Now I am allergic to peppers and I have been for years so I already have to read my food labels but this is ridiculous and am having some trouble finding things that I can have and things I like. If anyone has suggestions that would be greatly appreciated. Sat, 23 Feb 2013 11:02:18 EST Just joined I have a number of food allergies and also a number of foods I do not like to eat for flavor or texture reasons...there are times I feel like I can't eat much at all, then I have had stomach issues for the past couple of years since I had my gallbladder removed. Some foods or combinations of foods bloat me up like a pig. <BR> <BR> I have been struggling for years to eat without sending my body into fatigue and multiple other symptoms which wear me down and make me unmotivated. <BR> <BR> Al... Tue, 19 Feb 2013 18:06:02 EST *** Petiton: Please sign now and forward *** Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I have my first petition to remove yellow dye from foods. <BR> <BR> PLease sign it now. We can work together to have more items removed from foods. Forward this to all your friends. I need 100,000 signatures by March 13, 2013. <BR> <BR><BR>n/restrict-use-artificial-coloring-foo<BR>ds-namely-yellow-5-and-yellow-6-becaus<BR>e-ill-effects-health/jSnlszSM <BR> <BR> Use e-mail, Facebook or whatever you can to reach all you know to... Mon, 11 Feb 2013 20:48:30 EST has anyone heard of this food allergy? has anyone heard of being allergic to sugar? my doc told me several years ago that I am allergic to sugar. im not diabetic yet but pre. anything that I eat with sugar or even carbs when they turn to sugar my body absorbs it and does not let go of it. I fully believe it. I eat no sugar and no carbs I loose weight but when I eat whole wheat stuff like bread rice and noodles I gain weight. ugh this is so frustrating. can anyone help me understand this more. Wed, 6 Feb 2013 07:13:09 EST dairy problems that can eat 'some' dairy? Dairy is something I can get away with a *little* bit of...I try not save that for when I really want something. <BR> <BR> I made something with parmesan cheese and didn't have the usual bad reaction (although it wasn't much parm). <BR> <BR> Has this happened to you? What's your got-away-with-it food? <BR> <BR> I'm in my 40s and was a soy baby due to dairy-intolerance, so this is kind of a funny thing to notice <em>224</em> Fri, 1 Feb 2013 17:13:17 EST Breastfeeding a dairy intolerant infant I was told today that I need to go 100% dairy free because my 3 month old is having really bad super smelly gas, green stools with traces of blood and mucus, and, she has been spitting up A LOT. So now I have to give up cheese which is one of my favorite foods, and greek yogurt which is also one of my favorites. I eat them religiously, I mean literally EVERY day. I don't know what I am going to do, not just about having to sacrifice a huge part of my diet, but also in figuring out what brands... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 18:19:42 EST cool article about a woman's experience I'm linking my blog (where I often talk about all the foods I have trouble with) but the first sentence is a link and that goes to an article. <BR> <link> </link> Tue, 8 Jan 2013 15:56:03 EST Dieting with food allergies, my blog hi everyone my name is Emily and I am on a mission to heal my gut and lose weight with tons of allergies. feel ffree to check out my blog .. thank u~ <BR> <BR><BR>/ Mon, 7 Jan 2013 00:21:04 EST Allergies Hi. I am allergic to eggs and intolerant to yogurt, although other dairy doesnt bother me. It makes it difficult to follow alot of diet plans. Thu, 3 Jan 2013 23:55:36 EST healed from allergie s?/leaky gut Hi, i test positive to nearly everything under the sun skin and blood tests <BR> I didn't start having this until about 6 years ago and I might also have a mast cell issue. <BR> I get burning face rashes and chronic urticaria. One food I really have to stay away from is corn. <BR> I can eat corn syrup at times but i can't really eat corn starch or modified corn starch. <BR> I went gluten free for over a year and felt great but still had some of my issues just not as bad. I wasn't eating much ... Fri, 28 Dec 2012 18:21:58 EST Healed from allergies? Hi, i test positive to nearly everything under the sun skin and blood tests <BR> I didn't start having this until about 6 years ago and I might also have a mast cell issue. <BR> I get burning face rashes and chronic urticaria. One food I really have to stay away from is corn. <BR> I can eat corn syrup at times but i can't really eat corn starch or modified corn starch. <BR> I went gluten free for over a year and felt great but still had some of my issues just not as bad. I wasn't eating m... Fri, 28 Dec 2012 02:25:51 EST Hope we can work together. Hi, <BR> I'm Eileen and I started having angioedema, swelling of the face, throat, gut, etc. in 2004. After many trips to the ER I learned that I could treat myself at home with prednisone,and benadryl which I have since then. I went to an allergist and skin tests for everything under the sun turned up nothing. I started keeping track of things that caused swelling. My arm would swell up from blood draws, tape, the turniquet, latex, sun, nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, eggplant, all members... Wed, 19 Dec 2012 13:23:21 EST Hi there! Hi guys! I hope you're all keeping well and feeling inspired this week. <BR> <BR> I'm relatively new too the world of allergies - I got diagnosed as dairy intolerant just before the summer. I had been getting hives for about 6 months before that though, so getting down to the root of the problem actually came as a relief! <BR> <BR> At first my doctor thought I'd be able to go back on dairy after a break - first of 6 weeks, then of 3 months. That didn't really work out though (any dairy make... Wed, 7 Nov 2012 15:49:48 EST Disney World I will leaving on the 19th for a 10 day vacation in Orlando. <BR> <BR> We are staying at a townhouse at a resort 10 mins from Disney, so i will have access to a full kitchen (yay - plus there is a whole foods 30 mins away!) <BR> <BR> It's been a while since the last time I've been to Disney (high school) - now 25. Back then I could eat anything. Now I have Celiac's disease (no gluten), Casein intolerant (no dairy), a severe soy allergy [Epi pen carrier!] and minor allergies to coconut and b... Wed, 10 Oct 2012 13:28:52 EST Meal Ideas Please!? :) I am allergic to so much that eating with my family is unheard of! I am allergic to gluten, dairy, soy, beef, eggs, --- Its easier to say what I can have. <BR> I CAN HAVE - chicken, pork, turkey, fish. Strawberries, apples, bananas, cranberries. Cabbage, peas, potatoes, broccoli, carrots. Pumpkin seeds, coconut, olive oil. Seriously that is about it. I can occassionaly have corn and chocolate. <BR> <BR> Any meal ideas that my family will also enjoy??? Thu, 20 Sep 2012 16:12:18 EST New and have Allergy to.... Hi, I am new to this site and found this group.. I have an allergy to Black and White pepper. <BR> It is so hard to go out and eat anywhere because EVERYONE puts pepper in their food. When you ask if they use pepper they go and check with the chef and come back and say no. <BR> Recently my Husband and I were out and I was told that they guarantee there was no pepper in the food. Usually my husband is the food tester and can tell me if there is any in any food. <BR> I started eating (Chicken... Mon, 17 Sep 2012 11:41:40 EST New to food allergies.. Hello, <BR> I am 33 and just found out I am allergic to wheat, milk, eggs and slightly beef. That was only a ten panel test so I am sure I am allergic to more. So what can I eat? I am trying fruit and veggies, but what can I have for protein. I ate bacon this morning but my nose started running so I am not sure if it was from the bacon or not? I am going to see my doctor on Friday maybe she can elaborate. I hope I can learn from others you struggle with the same. <BR> <BR> Jamie Thu, 13 Sep 2012 07:57:10 EST stuffed mushroom blend spinach, garlic, mozzarella cheese and cheddar cheese and put it in a mushroom. cook until the cheese is melted. Sat, 1 Sep 2012 23:45:36 EST cantonese style hamburger & clear noodles rice noodles (pancit) or bean thread noodles <BR> wheat free soy sauce, garlic to taste. if you can't have that, try beef broth and make it a soup. <BR> browned hamburger <BR> peas Mon, 27 Aug 2012 23:02:38 EST Corn Allergy Sufferers: Icing Sugar Substitute? I have been trying to find a substitution for corn starch-based icing sugar for awhile. It seems that in our area there's only even one brand that makes the one kind! Does anyone have any tips for finding a corn-free icing sugar? Any tips are great, but I'm looking specifically for BC, Canada or something I can have shipped within Canada. Shipping costs from the States are obscene. <BR> <BR> Or even something I can use instead of icing sugar all together? I've tried using 'berry' [extra fin... Mon, 13 Aug 2012 11:14:58 EST New and have questions!!! Hi all---I just finished a 6 week experiment with gluten, that is, I cut gluten out of my diet for 6 weeks and then ate a spaghetti and garlic bread dinner. The result was interesting and painful. I doubt I have a huge problem with gluten, but I think I do need to cut way back! I would like to repeat this experiment with dairy, but I have questions---like, does dairy work the same way? If I cut it out of my diet for 6 weeks and then 'binge' will it tell me something? Or is there another way t... Tue, 7 Aug 2012 10:50:37 EST muddy buddy how about a sandwich baggie full of rice chex, nutella and powdered sugar. <BR> I don't get as much a reaction off the nutella than I do the peanut butter & rice chex are gluten free. I am allergic to corn and whole grains. <BR> Mon, 30 Jul 2012 22:53:56 EST Finding an allergy- friendly caterer Hi all! <BR> <BR> I've been on spark and this team for a while. I'm recently engaged and trying to find a venue and caterer for our wedding reception next year somewhere around Vancouver BC. Does anyone have any tips for finding a caterer to, well, cater to my every allergy need? I really, really do not want to have to think or worry about what I'm eating on my wedding night. Any tips or caterer suggestions would be very welcome. <BR> <BR> Thanks a bunch! <BR> S Thu, 26 Jul 2012 11:01:56 EST New here Hello! <BR> I am 28 and just found out exactly what my food allergies are. I am allergic to dairy, soy, wheat, peanuts, and tomatoes. But my OAS is sensitive enough to cause a severe reaction to bananas, avocados, most melons, and cucumbers. <BR> <BR> I am used to being dairy and soy free and never ate anything nut related, but the kink in the system is the wheat and tomatoes. Not sure how I am going to live with out my salsa! I am looking forward to getting great recipe ideas and tips from... Thu, 19 Jul 2012 17:04:00 EST Here we go! I've been gluten free for about 7 years now, and lost 50 lbs on Spark people about 3 years ago. Unfortunately, as we diagnosed more food allergies and sensitivities (along with recovering from a dislovation injury resulting from uncontrolled inflammatory/immune response) I started gaining weight back. <BR> The diet is challenging now. I was never a binge eater before. But now that I am also trying to stay away from eggs, corn and oats (all allergies) and to avoid my sensitivities, which incl... Fri, 13 Jul 2012 02:15:08 EST New and excited! My health issues started a couple of years ago. I had a very bad case of the flu, a year later I got mono, a couple months after that I got pneumonia. I had my wisdom teeth out and had a horrible reaction to the pain medication two months after having pneumonia. A month and a half after I got my wisdom teeth out, I began having horrible stomach pains. I have many environmental allergies which bother me daily (I take two daily medications and have been getting allergy shots for two years).... Mon, 9 Jul 2012 22:48:35 EST spins 2&5 Fri, 6 Jul 2012 09:55:14 EST Brand New... The doctor says maybe gluten sensitivity, maybe IBS, possibly fibro, depression, or maybe just in my head??? Sometimes running to the bathroom, sometimes pain all over, who knows really. I guess I'm trying to find out what I can do to get to the bottom of this problem whatever it may be and feel better. Maybe with reading here I can get there :) Tue, 3 Jul 2012 16:02:38 EST Fish Allergy Hi, I am happy to have found this group! I have a severe allergy to all fish and fish oils. (Oddly, I am not allergic to shellfish..go figure!) My allergy is scary as my reaction is full anaphylaxis (sp?) which means I have to carry an epipen with me and be very very careful. It is also very frustrating as you would be amazed with how many products have anchovy oil as a Caesar dressing, 1,000 island dressing, steak sauces etc.... Also, most of the "diet" meals also contain a... Tue, 3 Jul 2012 00:34:03 EST Denver Allergy Center Has anyone gone to the Natl Jewish Allergy place? What should I expect? What should I ask? Fri, 29 Jun 2012 08:11:57 EST Hellooooooo there!! Thank you for letting me be part of this team! <BR> <BR> I have been dairy intolerant for a loooooong time, but in the last 7 months wheat and soy have not been my friends. So, trying to find foods to eat that won't make me want to vomit and great nutrition has been a challenge. Eggs seem to irritate me as well, and those were my great protein go-to foods. Thinking it's just temporary, but try to introduce an irritant after feeling better for a while...knocks me right back down again. Would ... Wed, 27 Jun 2012 20:35:51 EST I am New Hello, <BR> I have an allergy to sulfa and nuts. I would love recipies that don't have onions/nuts that would be yummy! Let me know if you have any! <BR> K Mon, 25 Jun 2012 13:29:03 EST Soy Allergy Hi Everyone! In addition to being new to this team I am also new to Spark People. I am a vegan who is allergic to soy. I am focused on maintaining a balanced diet. My concerns are specifically related to iron and protein. Any recipes and ideas welcomed! Sun, 24 Jun 2012 10:50:39 EST Newbie to the group I have celiac and can't eat anything with gluten in it, so I guess that qualifies as a food allergy. Always looking for new recipes, foods, etc Wed, 20 Jun 2012 14:22:41 EST new to group Hi all. <BR> <BR> I am Rhys (say Reese). I have developed some fruit allergies in my adulthood. I am not sure that they are really allergies, they could be an Oral Allergy Syndrome. No doctor can really tell me. When I eat apples, my throat itches. If I scratch it, the whites of my eyes swell up. Gross, I know. <BR> <BR> So the allergist told me to stay away from any fruit in the apple or pear families including: peaches, nectarines, cherries, almonds. Make it kind of hard to get ... Sun, 17 Jun 2012 15:08:18 EST new to spark, lactose intolerance & gluten allergy hi, my name is Erica. I have been avoiding dairy for 7 years after realizing my daily stomach aches were caused by lactose. I also am allergic to gluten and it makes me look puffy or a little swollen but I don't really worry about it as much as i should. I would like to become more motivated to substitute gluten during my weight loss effort this year and make life changes to keep myself eating healthy. Thanks for reading what I have to say and if you have any information you think is relevant... Mon, 11 Jun 2012 22:53:10 EST Just Joined Hi - just joined, wanted to say hi and hope to learn from each other. I am allergic and/or intolerant to soy anything, milk anything, egg anything, garlic, rosemary, black beans, oats, and probably some things I am forgetting in my rush to post this. Began in 2006.... Mon, 11 Jun 2012 20:22:24 EST gluten free I tried the betty crocker gluten free chocolate chip cookies. ingredients-potato flakes. boy was it dry. yuck. <BR> <BR> So that brought to mind that you can make Spargelsuppe. potato flake soup with blended up white asparagus. add some garlic. Perfect! Fri, 8 Jun 2012 18:10:54 EST ollo Hi, My name is Racheal I am new to sp and my biggest goal is to learn to eat period. I can go for days without eating, so my problem isn't eating food my problem is not eating food. So hopefully I will be able to learn how to eat and lose. Thank you <BR> Wed, 6 Jun 2012 16:45:45 EST New Hi. Just getting back into sparkpeople. I have so many food allergies I don't know what to do. I started getting allergy shots to see if the pollen relationship to the food allergies thing works. We will see. Every evening I am bloated & gassy. I avoid most foods just for the dry, itchy mouth thing. I like milk chocolate, but that can't be good for me. Tue, 5 Jun 2012 12:50:17 EST Hey all, I'm new here. So, I find as I get older allergic to more and more things. A list of my current allergies would be: <BR> cantaloupe, honeydew, grapefruit, oranges, certain fishes (tilapia, mahi mahi), wheat, and I'm lactose intolerant. <BR> <BR> I really miss the melons and citrus fruits and I do sometimes eat them (after taking allergy meds). I'm also able to eat yogurt and cheese with no issues. I usually use rice or almond milk as replacement for cow's milk. Tue, 5 Jun 2012 10:24:54 EST Hi, I'm new Hello, my name is Tabitha and I am new to this team. I have not officially been diagnosed with food allergies but I know how I feel if I eat them. Some of my allergies are weird, there's one to watermelon or other melons (makes my throat feel like its closing) I can eat some bread and it will go away though. I also seem to have an allergy to things like walnuts, almonds, pistachios, ect. the strange thing is that I can eat peanuts and cashews. There's also bananas, dates, and soy. It causes a... Tue, 29 May 2012 13:14:47 EST Hi Hi, I am 28 years old and I have Celiacs disease. I was diagnosed March of 2011. Last August I hurt my foot and had to stop exercising. I am finally getting to the point where I can walk and somewhat run again. I am trying to lose 10 pounds. For breakfast I usually eat a 2 egg omelet. For lunch I normally do some type of soup, yogurt, and fruit. I try to not eat any processed carbs but love/crave ice cream. Yum! I am not sure what I really want from this group but thought I would say hi. Mon, 28 May 2012 17:03:57 EST Seafood Allergy What a bummer ! I used to love Crab legs! But, I have developed a Iodine allergy that has escalated to all seafood and fish. Also, have an allergy to Grapes, raisins and oxolates. Oxolates can be found in plant or animal. Who knew , everyone eats it! Only in my system it create major kidney stones. So I need to be very careful not to overdue on greens and black pepper and peanuts. Really have to read all labels do carry an epipen now. <em>492</em> Sat, 26 May 2012 13:30:56 EST allergic to milk Hi everyone! I'm new to this team, because since the last time I was active on sparkpeople, I figured out that I'm allergic to milk protein. <BR> <BR> Here's my story: <BR> <BR> For 12 years, I've struggled with joint pain.... it started in my lower back when I was a freshman in college (I took Physics 101 standing up in the back of the auditorium because it was painful to sit through the lecture). The doctor had no idea what was wrong, so sent me to a physical therapist who was a pa... Sat, 26 May 2012 11:40:52 EST Hi All Im Keena Im looking forward to this new journey of weight loss. Although I can complain about what I have tried and done in the past to lose weight. I believe and know that this time is and will be different from the rest because I am Determined to make it and achierve my goals Sat, 26 May 2012 10:26:07 EST Hello--I'm new to the team! So far, I've identified allergies/sensitivities to wheat, spelt, peanuts, tree nuts, chocolate, and some types of artificial colorings and artificial sweeteners. My symptoms can vary from gastrointestinal upset, to painful blisters and dry, cracking skin on my fingers, elbows, and knees, to welts on my abdomen and under my arms. <BR> <BR> For the most part, I've remained free of all of these, except that I'm an emotional eater, and there are still times when only chocolate will do, and of c... Thu, 24 May 2012 16:43:27 EST Still learning my allergies I didn't think I had too many food allergies other than wheat ten years ago. Now suddenly I seem to be allergic to so many things... I'm still trying hard to sort it out. But it's not deathly allergic. I seem to have a form of Oral Allergy Syndrome but my whole mouth peels and my esophagus and stomach, as well. I have chronic gastritis from this and it's very painful. I think it's been going on for a long time, since I've had problems with my stomach since I was 8 and was diagnosed with my fi... Thu, 24 May 2012 14:36:06 EST Hi fellow food allergy challenged people! I am just trying to get started with SparkPeople and trying to figure out how to get the most out of everything that it offers. I am allergic to tree nuts and have sensitivities to a lot of fresh fruits & vegetables. I have tried to see if I have fewer reactions to organic fruits and veggies, but that does not seem to be the case. I say that I am sensitive to fresh fruits & veggies, because sometimes I can tolerate a specific food and the next time I can't. For example, I like fresh tomat... Thu, 24 May 2012 13:50:29 EST Popcorn recipes I have been doing the 1/4 c popcorn in Paper bag in microwave, spraying with Pal Olive Oil and using Garlic Salt. Fills that senseless eating pattern without much harm. Today found a lot of popcorn recipes in newspapers. <BR> First one used 2 T Nutritional yeast to add a cheese like flavor to Popcorn, and 1 tsp curry powder optional. <BR> <BR> Glazed Lemon and Poppy Seed Popcorn/4 qts <BR> 4 qts unbuttered and unsalted Popcorn <BR> 1 egg white <BR> 1/4 C Sugar <BR> 1/4 Tsp Lemon extract <B... Thu, 24 May 2012 11:31:50 EST Food allergies and recipes I use a naturopath who uses muscle testing to check allergies/what I need for my body and not, and also uses the blood type Diet. I am a Type A and should be mostly vegan. No milk, wheat, nitrates, and there is something in Jam. No Soy - estrogen dominant, which puts a crimp on proteins. Looking for some casserole recipes, as I feel like I eat a lot of salads, whole grains/not wheat, but feel like I need some "comfort food". Any suggestions on Gluten Free cookbooks. Have a couple of r... Thu, 24 May 2012 11:09:55 EST Trying to eliminate sugar Just wanted to join this group and see what it is about. I am trying to eliminate sugar from my diet. I am using a voice blog and tracking my progress daily at this website: Thu, 24 May 2012 08:11:48 EST Hey sparkspeople :) .. OK, so for as long as I can remember, I've always been overweight!! ... I've basically tried everything and I have accepted that I'm not meant to lose weight so I gave up. I felt like a broken record, because I'd start to plan and then down the road something goes wrong and I end up giving up. It's been a battle but I am determined to fight it this time, and I know I can do it!!! I'm so glad I found this amazing site, and I hope to reach my goal..although it'll be a long journey, I just hope ... Tue, 22 May 2012 09:56:28 EST Potato Allergy? Anyone else dealing with a potato allergy? Tue, 22 May 2012 00:02:54 EST hi Hi <BR> <BR> I've just joined sparkpeople and am glad to be joining this team as I suffer from quite a few food intolerances. I am intolerant to gluten, wheat, tomato, any form of onion, chocolate, turkey, and a variety of herbs. If anyone suffers from similar food allergies and knows any good recipes that would be awesome as diet is quite bland at the moment. Nice to meet you all. Bernie :) Sat, 19 May 2012 12:06:37 EST woo-hooo!!! i'm new :) Hey everyone! I just switched over from SparkTeens and can't wait to get started on here! The one thing I hate is when people suggest to eat nuts. Nuts for this, nuts for that. Nuts are this little super food that do sooooo many things. Newsflash. Those nuts will kill me. Not peanuts though. For all y'all out there who don't know, peanuts are legumes, not nuts. Oh! and Lemon poppyseed muffins. Best things ever! Until about 2 years ago. Dec. 23 I had a snack food which contained poppy seeds an... Thu, 17 May 2012 01:12:12 EST My top food allergens Hi all, <BR> Finally got around to posting my top food allergens. There are more, but these are the ones the doc said I need to avoid all together. The ones that will send me to the hospital are shellfish (non-food: penicillan) and wine is moving it's way to that point (non-food: latex makes me swell and have breathing difficulties too). Flaxseed is a biggie I forgot. Here is the list: <BR> <BR> -Wheat, corn, oats, barley¸ rye and hops <BR> -Crab, lobster, shrimp, oysters, and salmon <BR> -B... Tue, 15 May 2012 08:01:03 EST Hi, I'm Low and I'm a Lactose Intolera nt...ic? I've been Lactose Intolerant my whole life, or from what I can remember. Now that I'm old and grown I'm trying my hardest to get it under control. I hate feeling bloated all the time!!! I'm slowly getting there, along with getting there with every other bad thing in my life! Sun, 13 May 2012 22:56:47 EST Another New "Face" Hi everyone, my name is Jessica. <BR> I have been developing an allergy to shellfish over the past several years. It used to be a slight numbness to my lips after eating shrimp, now I have severe reactions over the smallest traces. My last reaction was after using a fork that had touched a fortune cookie wrapper that had shellfish oils on it. <BR> I feel very guilty about my allergy because I feel like when I have to bring it up it sounds like I am asking for special treatment and trying to b... Sun, 13 May 2012 12:53:51 EST No Team Leader??? :( Hi, <BR> My name is Tereasa, I just came upon this group and was excited to see it since I recently found out I have multiple food allergies/sensitivities including dairy & wheat. Then, I realized there was no team leader :( Maybe someone will find the time to lead the group because I believe this is a very needed group and very difficult to navigate the waters of eating allergen free. I have recently found 2 books that are wonderful for us with so many food allergens. "Cooking for Issaih",... Sun, 6 May 2012 13:51:16 EST hello everyone! Im Nicki. I recently was diagnosed as being lactose intolerant & my world crashed. I love chocolate milk, yogurt, cheese, ice cream, cereal, chocolate....and now nothing. Im adjusting to finding alternatives. Im hoping someone can give me some insight to livibg this lifestyle cause really, I hate it. Thu, 3 May 2012 14:37:36 EST New member here Hi, I'm Christina and my family and I have many food allergies. We can't have wheat/gluten, dairy, peanuts, or eggs. Mon, 30 Apr 2012 14:00:53 EST Kidney Beans & Veggies This is a FAST and flavorful pick-me-up meal or snack for me when I need “real food” and don’t feel like cooking. The time is in the veggie chopping (which can be faster or slower, depending on how big you like your veggies). For me this is about 10 min prep and 5-10 min cooking. To make this a “complete protein” serve over hearty rice or non-wheat grain. <BR> <BR> <BR> Red Kidney beans (about 2 cups: 15.5 ounce can or the like) <BR> 1 cu diced fresh onion (red/white /sweet) <BR> 1-2 cu d... Sat, 28 Apr 2012 08:51:42 EST newbie Hi, Im Samantha, Im 39 and a wife, mother, step mother, hairstylist, i have 2 children living at home. And i may have 2 more here soon. I am a step mother to a total of 14 kids and have one of my own. YES ITS ALOT!!!!!!! but I wouldnt change a thing... I am wanting to lose the weight for myself, my husband who I love with all my heart and is supporting me, and for the 2 children that may be moving in come June. I need to be able to keep up with a very VERY active10, and 11 year old. <BR> <BR... Mon, 23 Apr 2012 09:45:50 EST New to the team One of the best things I hear about dieting is to drink water with lemon...the problem is I am highly allergic to lemons, limes, and grapefruits and will have an anaphylactic reaction to them. <em>28</em> Does anyone know of good substitutions for these items for flavorings or breakfast ideas? Wed, 18 Apr 2012 10:20:53 EST Want to do the 3-Week Anti Allergy Diet Oz Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> My name is Nicki and I'm getting back into Spark People after falling far off the wagon. I was watching Dr Oz yesterday and saw they had a segment on food allergies. He said that they can cause weight gain, IBS, etc. I paid closer attention as I have been dealing with what I believe is IBS all week! I want to try the 3 week anti allergy diet he talked about and remove all dairy from my diet. This is going to be difficult to start as I realize almost everything ... Thu, 12 Apr 2012 13:36:28 EST New girl here. Hi. I am Amanda and I am unfortunately allergic to dairy. I can handle it in small doses or ocassionally, but that's about it. Looking forward to meeting all of you and getting/sharing ideas. :) <BR> Fri, 6 Apr 2012 14:23:21 EST Avoiding my top five allergens My name is Madelyne. A year and a half ago I was diagnosed with High blood pressure. I went to a medical and food allergist and found out I had a laundry list of food related allergies. <BR> After trying and failing to avoid them we narrowed the list down to YEAST, GLUTEN, EGGS, DAIRY AND COFFEE. I have the most problem with the gluten... Bread, ugh! Doughnuts and pizza are my favorite foods. So here I am. <BR> The good news is is that I got off of my BP medicine! Praise the Lord. Thu, 5 Apr 2012 10:07:45 EST new team member... Hi all. I signed up a couple of years ago, but never followed through. I'm hoping that the second time will be the charm. :) <BR> <BR> I haven't set any official goals, but weight loss and being more fit would definitely be a happy thing. I'm figuring that if I can get myself into the habit of food logging and coming on here on a daily basis, then I'll start setting goals- and I know that by tracking my food and activity, I tend to make better choices. I'm hoping if I move 'slow and steady' ... Thu, 22 Mar 2012 17:25:14 EST Happy Almost Spring! Happy Almost Spring!! This coming Tuesday marks the Spring Equinox and in preparation for the first day of the new season I would like to wish you a brand new start, never-ending moments of poise and balance and a joyful tip over on the scale to the side of light. I wish you a new dawn, an eternal youth and a morning star to wish on. Whatever battles you are fighting, whatever stresses may come your way, may they melt away with the winter and may you be granted a time of new light and a ne... Fri, 16 Mar 2012 16:05:09 EST New to the team Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I've been a member of SparkPeople for over a year now, but just now starting to take my weight-loss journey seriously. <BR> <BR> About a year ago, I was diagnosed with a milk allergy and have been learning how to deal with that. I'm happy to say that several of my medical 'issues' have been resolved, but the biggest benefit was that I used to have terribly severe migraines about 5-6 (or more) times a month... since being milk free, I've only had one (yes, 1) minor ... Wed, 7 Mar 2012 00:28:35 EST Gluten Free Bread makers Does anyone have the new bread maker that has the gluten free settings? <BR> <BR> Do you have to use Gluten Free mixes only or can I make bread from scratch? <BR> <BR> What are the good brands to buy (of bread makers)? <BR> <BR> What's everyone's advice? <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Tue, 6 Mar 2012 10:24:54 EST Newly Diagnosed & New to Spark Hello- <BR> I'm 31 and was finally diagnosed with an allergy to dairy. Since no longer eating the major dairy sources (milk, cheese, sour cream, cream cheese, etc) I've lost 15 lbs. I still have a good 60 lbs I'd like to lose, but I know it's going to take more than just not eating diary to keep up with losing weight. <BR> I must say though, with dairy allergies and lactose intolerance being relatively common I was surprised there is no option on the meal planning to account for that. Actual... Fri, 24 Feb 2012 15:07:26 EST New to team Hi guys, <BR> I'm glad to see that I'm not alone in this challenge to work around my severe allergy. It is always difficult for me because every "menu plan" has almonds or other nuts and such as a healthy snack. Yeah, not so much for me since it will send me to the hospital best case and worse worst case. Not to mention that I absolutely hate fish of any kind, also always on diet "menu plans". <BR> I look forward to getting to know you all. <BR> <BR> Jenn Thu, 23 Feb 2012 00:53:58 EST rock5383 Here to lose 43 lbs. Tue, 21 Feb 2012 13:07:11 EST hi, just joined 2 days ago hi, I just joined 2 days ago. I have been wanting to lose weight for years now, but I keep gaining. I dont eat much, but I love my chocolate. I love fruit and yogurt, which are things that I eat the most. <BR> These last 2 days, I am just tracking what I am eating. I will eventually try to stick to one of the plans, somewhat, that is offered. After tracking for 2 days, I find I am on the lower end of calories and protein and fat. I seem to be just fine or higher for carbs, which isnt surpris... Thu, 16 Feb 2012 21:55:48 EST Nut Allergy Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I am very new to SP and am interested to learn more information about eating right and staying healthy. <BR> <BR> I have a very severe nut allergy. I cannot eat peanuts, almond, walnuts, etc. My question is if there are any other healthy snacks that you can recommend that do not have nuts in it? I find myself very often looking for something to snack on and instead of a granola bar, it'll be a cookie because of my allergy. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Thu, 16 Feb 2012 13:33:46 EST Mold and Yeast Allergies When I went to the allergist a few years back, I was thinking that my biggest allergens would be the seasonal stuff - pollen, ragweed, etc. But I got the biggest, itchiest reaction from mold. I am also allergic to dust and pet dander. My doctor proceeded to tell me how to limit allergens in my environment - keep your bedroom dust free (ha ha, he's joking right? The bedroom is the last room to get cleaned because I can shove all of the junk in there and close the door.) Keep the cats out... Sat, 21 Jan 2012 23:44:44 EST fruit and veggie allergies Newbie on the board. <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Now that my middle-aged metabolism seems to have disappeared into oblivion, maintaining weight with allergies too numerous to mention has me flummoxed. All veggies except 'leafies', 'coles', peppers and green beans must be cooked to avoid reaction. Same with fruits, except for berries and stone fruits. (Ever tried to cook a watermelon?) <BR> <BR> Anyone out there with similar issues? Would be a great relief to know that others are handling simil... Sat, 21 Jan 2012 10:59:24 EST My food nemesis Hi all...well my food allergy is Cinnamon. I'm not sure why though because when I was younger I used to eat red hots, cinnamon discs, candied cucumbers, and all that fun stuff. When I turned 17, I developed my allergy, and it is a rather difficult one to have since my dr has suggested that I take cinnamon for my pre-diabetic condition. <BR> <BR> I have noticed that a lot of recipes call for cinnamon, and have wondered if anyone might have a suggestion for a substitute? <BR> <BR> Thanks ... Tue, 17 Jan 2012 18:12:35 EST Introduction Hi everyone. I look forward to working with you all so that we can help each other meet our goals for 2012. Mon, 16 Jan 2012 12:36:34 EST New to Spark Hello, I am new to Sparkpeople and trying to figure the site out. I have gluten and dairy intolerance issues and I am looking for suggestions regarding recipes and products that can be incorporated in a small budget. I am excited to be on this site and getting to know people through this site! <BR> ~Rebecca Sun, 15 Jan 2012 14:21:03 EST Greetings Glad there's an allergies group that's about food allergies on here! I was starting to wonder. <BR> <BR> Just exploring at this point. I've got some level of lactose/dairy intolerance, so I enjoy hearing new ideas for yummy milk-free foods. <BR> <BR> I have family with lots of other allergy types, so learning to make gluten free and corn free things for when they visit as well. I love the challenge of trying to create meals that everyone can eat. I also know it's incredibly tough having t... Mon, 9 Jan 2012 22:32:14 EST Learning how to eat all over again... In September I went to a nutritionist for allergy tests and come out with a whole host of things I cannot eat... <BR> <BR> Sodium nitrite (present red wine, most vinegars, most types of molasses), all food dye, MSG, corn (including corn starch, corn syrup, corn flour), eggs, cows milk, shellfish, oranges, strawberries, duck, all artificial sweeteners including stevia, cucumber, tomato, celery (she suggested that due to the high water contents of cucumber, tomatoes and celery, that my reacti... Fri, 6 Jan 2012 14:17:04 EST Hello everyone! I'm a 22 year-old English major/theatre minor who is allergic to cow's milk protein. It's amazing how many products contain cow's milk derivatives. It's a moderate allergy for me, causing eczema and abdominal migraines. Recently, I've begun a foray into vegan cooking (though I still eat animal products; not willing to give up fish). <BR> <BR> Looking forward to getting to know everyone! Wed, 4 Jan 2012 12:04:01 EST Feel like a burden I am a 20 year old nursing student that is allergic to shellfish. I feel like such a burden to my fiance and my family because they cannot eat shellfish when I'm around. I am ready to lose my weight and get healthier. Tue, 3 Jan 2012 00:22:07 EST Just learned I had food allergies I recently have been to an allergist and was told I am allergic to lobster, shrimp, coconut, and wheat. I have no idea what to eat that does not have wheat in it. He assured me that I could eat wheat, just because it's in everything, but I still have allergic reactions, and don't know if they're from wheat or not, but I would love to know what to be able to eat that DOESN'T have wheat in it.Any thoughts from anyone who has the same allergy? Sat, 24 Dec 2011 17:10:05 EST I am new and wanted to introduce myself. My name is Mary McGuire, and while I have no food allergies that I know of my 14 month old does. He is allergic to milk and milk products. I join this group to get ideas of how to handle this situation as no one else is allergic in my house and do not want to switch. Therefore, I have to make two different meals for him and the family. Does anyone have any quick fix meals for a single person. Wed, 7 Dec 2011 03:24:21 EST OOps! I got busy with life. How is everyone? I got really busy with things that are happening here. Sorry to abandon everyone. I will try to be more active from now one. So how is every one doing? Thu, 1 Dec 2011 18:18:18 EST Allergic to the World Hey Team! Glad to find out I'm not the only one with a plethora of food allergies. I'm severely allergic to soy, oats, beans, cantaloupe, lettuce, and nuts. I also suffer from Oral Allergy Syndrome. Has anyone ever heard of that? I have allergic reactions similar to hay fever when I eat almost any fruit and some vegetables. My allergies and the OAS really limit my healthy food options, especially healthy snacks. If anyone suffers from the same things and has any good tips, I'd love to... Thu, 1 Dec 2011 12:56:55 EST New to the Team Hey Everyone! <BR> <BR> I started with Spark on Friday. I am excited to be here and learning how to use this web site. <BR> <BR> I wanted to introduce myself to you all. <BR> <BR> I am a 35 year old female who really needs to lose close to 45lbs to be at a healthy weight. <BR> <BR> To make my nutritional needs difficult I am lactose intolerant. No dairy for me at all. <BR> <BR> I drink Lactaid milk, once in awhile treat myself to Soy Dairy Free Ice Cream. I cook a lot with Lactaid ... Mon, 28 Nov 2011 10:07:56 EST Anybody here? I am allergic to wheat and dairy. was hoping to get ideas on substituting and recipes from this group. I don't see any new posts. Is anybody here? Sat, 5 Nov 2011 17:42:18 EST Pressure Cooked Baked Beans I just posted the recipe I've perfected over the summer. It comes out a little al dente; because I make enough for the week and then turn them into meals (and I end up cooking them again). <BR> <BR> I should eat alot of green veggies, beans, and almonds to get my calcium since I am lactose intolerant. I think molasses has calcium too? It also is in the recipe. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=1858479 </link> <BR> <BR> Thu, 27 Oct 2011 17:30:26 EST Pressure Cooked Baked Beans I just posted the recipe I've perfected over the summer. It comes out a little al dente; because I make enough for the week and then turn them into meals (and I end up cooking them again). <BR> <BR> I should eat alot of green veggies, beans, and almonds to get my calcium since I am lactose intolerant. I think molasses has calcium too? It also is in the recipe. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=1858479 </link> <BR> <BR> Thu, 27 Oct 2011 17:29:39 EST Gluten free me! Hi my name is Maren-Sha. I have been diagnosed with Ceilacs and have been struggling with it for about a year. I currently am not following the diet which I know is extremely stupid on my part but I was really struggling with it and wanted to see if I feel different any different aka worse then I do when I eat gluten. So thats my food allergy. Mon, 24 Oct 2011 17:03:02 EST food dyes and behavior issues DOES ANYONE THINK FOOD DYES CAN MAKE A CHILD MISBEHAVE? <BR> ARTICLES I HAVE READ SAY SO . <BR> <BR> APPRECIATE ANY INPUT ON EXPERIENCES ABOUT ALLERGIES TO FOOD DYES. <BR> <BR> THANKS <BR> <BR> Tue, 18 Oct 2011 23:01:23 EST I feel I'm afraid to eat anything!! For starters, my name is Stacy and I'm 38. I just recently discovered MANY of my food allergies and the reason why I always felt so sick. <BR> <BR> This last summer I decided to have allergy testing done because I just couldn't eat anything without getting a really sick stomach. Only to discover that I was allergic to MUCH more then I'd planned. <BR> <BR> Are you prepared to see my list? <BR> <BR> Fish and Shell fish, beef and anything that comes from a cow (casein?). <BR> Avocad... Sun, 16 Oct 2011 20:05:58 EST Rheumatoid Arthritis and food allergies HI, I'm new to the team. I have had Rheumatoid Arthritis for 6 years and I was recently tested for environmental and food allergies. The list is as follows in descending order: <BR> cottage cheese <BR> swiss cheese <BR> soybean <BR> <BR> cheddar cheese <BR> sesame <BR> <BR> green peas (yuck) <BR> garlic (really?) <BR> baker's yeast <BR> peanut <BR> grape (that means wine too, dang) <BR> pinto beans <BR> yogurt (I love Greek yogurt <em>39</em> ) <BR> cow's milk (why does milk have to be i... Wed, 12 Oct 2011 14:22:18 EST Just joined Hi group! <BR> <BR> I'm 25 and I just joined along with my husband as a way to improve our weight, health and lifestyle and to set a good example for our 10 month old son. <BR> <BR> Dieting is very tricky for me because I tend to consider meats and carbs and what not to be my safe foods as I have a condition known as fructose malobsorption. Basically I do not produce the enzymes to breakdown the natural sugars found in fruits and vegetables. I am also allergic to corn and soybeans... us... Sun, 9 Oct 2011 21:19:01 EST Back to Sparks I'm interested in your team because I know I'm lactose intolerant. I may have some lesser problems with other foods. I'm trying the Ultra Simple Diet to attempt removing common problem foods for a short while, hoping to eventually find out what I can eat. I am convinced that one reason I have not lost weight is because of inflammation in my gut... which comes from food, right? Thu, 22 Sep 2011 14:22:59 EST Back to Sparks I'm interested in your team because I know I'm lactose intolerant. I may have some lesser problems with other foods. I'm trying the Ultra Simple Diet to attempt removing common problem foods for a short while, hoping to eventually find out what I can eat. I am convinced that one reason I have not lost weight is because of inflammation in my gut... which comes from food, right? Thu, 22 Sep 2011 14:22:11 EST Second time's a charm Hello. My name is LaTasha and I am looking to lose some weight with just a little help. I tried Sparkpeople before, but I never stuck with it because I honestly didn't think it would work. My sister has been apart of Sparkpeople for a long time, but I don't know if she still participates in it now. I am the type of person that needs a little motivation to have the get up and go to work out because i will be getting married soon. I am always open to suggestions to help keep my family and I he... Tue, 13 Sep 2011 11:20:32 EST New to the Team Hi, <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to being a part of this team, I stay clear of all things milk and cheese and have found the menu planners have all these in all the time which is wonderful if you can eat it. <BR> <BR> I should be wheat free but thats harder than anything so haven't quite managed it and must admite to an incredible sweet tooth which plays havoic with my digestion. <BR> <BR> I'm looking for tips and hints to stay healthy while at uni all advice much appricated. <BR> <BR> H... Wed, 7 Sep 2011 06:18:51 EST 47 food allergies, lactose & gluten intolerant Hello! I am Dotchi. My kids have 26 and 32 food allergies. I have 47 food allergies and lactose and gluten intolerance. My food allergies are: <BR> <BR> Potassium Nitrate <BR> Aspartame <BR> Lecithin <BR> Splenda <BR> Nutra-sweet <BR> Whey <BR> American Cheese <BR> (Actually, I am lactose intolerant but actually allergic to the last two) <BR> Ginger <BR> Lemon <BR> Paprika <BR> Turmeric <BR> Vanilla <BR> Carob <BR> Orange <BR> Peach <BR> Pineapple <BR> Strawberry <BR> Watermelon <BR> Banana ... Fri, 26 Aug 2011 22:29:21 EST Tree nuts vs. almond allergies Hi everyone... a quick question. <BR> <BR> I have severe tree nut allergies (walnuts, cashews, pecans, all of them!). HOWEVER, I have accidentally eaten an almond in the past without symptoms of aniphylaxis. Has anyone else had this happen? Anyone else heard of this? <BR> <BR> Thanks for the feedback! Amy Tue, 2 Aug 2011 00:05:26 EST Aloha Team! I am brand new to Spark People and of course to the team as well. I am so glad that there are others than can share this journey with me! : ) <BR> <BR> I recently found out that I have a gluten allergy. This has led to a drastic lifestyle change. I am about a month into my new "nutritional needs" and I feel like I'm over the hump...I'm finally getting the hang of things. <BR> <BR> Though I still miss some of my favorite foods, I am finding amazing and healthier alternatives. My change... Tue, 19 Jul 2011 00:28:08 EST Hello, new to team I'm Melinda, been on spark for a long time. Knew I had problems with whole milk (ice cream, liquid forms) for a long time thought I was ok with cheeses and learned otherwise this last November. Thu, 14 Jul 2011 11:31:19 EST Hey! I'm allergic to soy, most dairy, lactose, white bread and root beer. <BR> They've developed and gotten worse as I've gotten older, which I think frankly sucks. <BR> I used to be able to eat whatever I wanted (which is how I got into the current weight I am!) <BR> <BR> I think of my allergies as kind of a blessing. Since I'm allergic to ice cream and chocolate, I can't eat them, so the temptation is still there, but I have consequences if I indulge. <BR> As for my allergy to root beer, you... Sun, 26 Jun 2011 01:00:50 EST Nut Allergy and Coffee Question Reintroduced coffee into my morning and I have itched, itched itched. I am assuming cross contamination with nuts? Anyone with a nut allergy have a brew at home coffee they trust? Fri, 3 Jun 2011 17:36:54 EST I have a daughter with Milk, Egg and Soy allergies Hi All! I hope it's ok that I joined. I don't have any allergies, but my DD2 does. I eat an unlimited diet, but in the house, we don't keep many milk products, so I thought I would join and see what you struggle with as it relates to allergies. I did eat a restricted diet for about a year because I was nursing her (although we didn't know about soy yet back then). Fri, 27 May 2011 21:23:34 EST anyone eat sunbutter ? suppose to replace peanut butter and link says made on tree nut FREE machines. Says made on <BR> <BR> soybean machines. I think tho i saw someone on here say it WAS a false label and they <BR> <BR> knew it was made on nut machines? <BR> <BR> Any info <BR> <BR> heard today granddaughter blood test says same as skin one she is <BR> <BR> highly allerigic to all tree nuts <BR> <BR> we had hoped skin was one wrong as one dr said some are but blood ones not . <BR> <BR> thanks f... Fri, 27 May 2011 20:48:19 EST food challange test? how many who have had the back skin test also <BR> <BR> went on and did the food challange test to be SURE you have the food allergie? <BR> <BR> <BR> Granddaughter back skin test showed a def yes and fast so trying to seek info on food <BR> <BR> challange from who ever has had one. Especially if any one got a positive back skin prick <BR> <BR> test and then food challange showed your NOT allergic to the food. <BR> <BR> <BR> thanks Sun, 15 May 2011 18:13:23 EST grandmother seeks information W e learned Mothers Day granddaughter who is almost four has food algery to all nuts. Also pollen from oak etc. <BR> <BR> My question is what to do about labels? <BR> <BR> All most all cookies etc or foods say at bottom of list even if nuts not in item, <BR> <BR> <BR> may contain nuts <BR> <BR> or <BR> <BR> processed on machines that share with foods that contain nuts. <BR> <BR> <BR> So, what do we dare feed the baby now? Dr. said she has a severe reaction to nuts to adv... Thu, 12 May 2011 19:09:53 EST Hello Hello! My name is Hilary. I have struggled with my weight for many years and part of my problem has been overeating. That wasn't really a problem at first because I was super active but when I had to quit all my sports my weight became tough to deal with. I have suffered with all kinds of things for a LONG time and it wasn't until this last October that a doctor tested me for food allergies. Turns out that ALL of my problems were due to my allergies. I am allergic to wheat, dairy, and e... Thu, 17 Mar 2011 19:18:54 EST Newbie Here :) I love it when people ask me if I have allergies because I like to see the look on their faces when I list them. Besides having several different outdoor allergies, I am also severely allergic to dairy & soy "dairy", & any types of artificial sweeteners (I can only handle real sugar). In the past year, I've been able to add a slight allergy to white potatoes & beef to the list. <BR> <BR> I also have (& this one is my favorite allergy) a severe allergy to anything aluminum. If I touch or i... Thu, 3 Feb 2011 16:04:47 EST Allergic to: Milk, Eggs, Walnuts, Peanuts I just found out I'm allergic to milk, eggs, walnuts, and peanuts.....these things are in everything! I'm figuring things out day by day but would love any recommendations from anyone on recipes, life changes, etc.. <BR> <BR> Thank you!! <BR> Thu, 3 Feb 2011 03:30:50 EST Sometimes wonder if there's anything left TO eat.. I'm severely intolerant of soy, wheat makes my ears itch & gum up, I'm dairy protein (not lactose) intolerant, almonds, as well as everything else on the migraine list have to be avoided, and what's more ubiquitous than MSG (except maybe soy)? Bananas bloat me, & acidic foods make my teeth hurt (that's a new & different story), which leaves out citrus, pineapple, tomatoes, pickles, etc. When I went into menopause I found that red meat makes my hot flashes worse (or just causes them by themse... Thu, 27 Jan 2011 23:49:39 EST Playing Food Detective Hi all, <BR> I am looking to go through a food elimination process to determine if I am allergic to something other than gluten. I have not been diagnosed with Celiac, but it has been decided I am gluten intolerant/sensitive. <BR> I read that someone had facial skin inflammation due to a soy allergy... and I am thinking my facial inflammation may be the result of a secondary allergy. Has anyone gone through an elimination program or read a good book to guide you through the process? Plea... Mon, 17 Jan 2011 18:48:23 EST new and in need of some advice Hi I'm new to spark and new to multiple food allergies. My daughter has allergies to peanuts, treenuts, oats, soy, wheat, eggs, dairy, and I have a feeling we are missing something because she is still having issues. How did you all find out the other foods that aren't as common? I want to help her anyway I can. She is going for more testing next week. If any of you have any advice on the steps it would help me. Thanks Sun, 16 Jan 2011 11:53:59 EST More than a new year's resolution Hi everyone... <BR> <BR> found a link to this website on a friend's Facebook profile and thought I'd give it a try. I'm not extremely overweight, but have always had a few po eiunds too many though I've been playing soccer and I'm not a big eater either. So I figure I'm doing something wrong. Asthma, thyroid gland problems and my latest diet change (for medical reasons) to dairy-free and gluten-free don't necessarily make things easier. <BR> <BR> Anyway... hoping this will work, it definite... Wed, 5 Jan 2011 19:31:43 EST New! Hi! I'm new to the team; I have tree nut allergies and oral allergy syndrome! Sat, 1 Jan 2011 22:01:04 EST Tree Nut Allergy and Protein Hi! I'm new to this food allergy team, and I have a tree nut allergy. I'm not a vegetarian, but I still have trouble making my daily protein requirement. Are there any low-calorie ways to up my protein intake? Sat, 1 Jan 2011 21:01:31 EST New to the team Hi all, <BR> <BR> I posted this in the wrong spot the other <BR> <BR> I thought I should introduce myself. I am over the have many allergies. I did not have the tests most of you mention but I did do an elimination diet about 4 years ago. That is when I found out I was gluten intolerant and dairy intolerant. I also have issues with bananas, silica, oranges, etc. I went several years weeding out these things only to discover last year that I had a problem with co... Sat, 1 Jan 2011 13:44:15 EST Introduction Hi all, <BR> <BR> I thought I should introduce myself. I am over the have many allergies. I did not have the tests most of you mention but I did do an elimination diet about 4 years ago. That is when I found out I was gluten intolerant and dairy intolerant. I also have issues with bananas, silica, oranges, etc. I went several years weeding out these things only to discover last year that I had a problem with corn. I have been going a bit nutty for the past year as my diet is... Thu, 30 Dec 2010 22:48:46 EST New Here Hi everyone! I just joined today. I am allergic to soy and all nuts except pecans, walnuts, and peanuts. I also have what a dr thinks is a very sensitive stomach, or a new food allergy, so I am not supposed to have eggs or milk. Anyways i look forward to being a part of this group. and good luck with you all reaching your goals Wed, 29 Dec 2010 20:47:23 EST New member with shellfish and wine allergy. Hi everyone! My name is Sarah. I'm new here. I was trying to figure out the best team to be in "Wine Lovers" or the "Allergy food" group. Figured I'd get more info from this group. I have allergic reaction to wine and shellfish. At first I didn't have any reactions to wine then the years passed by and I got stomach issues from it. I have found mostly red wines will do this. Not so much malt liquor, zinfandels and not too much with beer. Anybody allergic to wine out there? Maybe you could s... Sat, 11 Dec 2010 16:06:37 EST Allergies, etc Hi I am Karla and although my "allergy" is small, coconuts, I have a dfficult time becuase my son s ridiculously allergic to all dairy..what does he drink..coconut milk. lol. He also likes almond milk which comes with the disclamer may contain coconut. Why would this be a problem...well because I have endometriosis. And in order to avoid a hysterectomy I have chose the endo diet which consists of steering clear of wheat, dairy and refined sugars as they are triggers to some of the most excrui... Mon, 6 Dec 2010 13:29:20 EST New member Hi! I found out a couple of weeks ago that I'm allergic to wheat, yeast, cheese, eggs and onions. I have such a high allergy to yeast that I've been told not to eat anything with vinegar, mushrooms, olives, alcoholic beverages, potatoes, sugar or any carb besides brown rice. It's very difficult to find foods to eat. I've been eating lots of vegetables and lean proteins; but, I'm so tired by the end of the day that I'm not up to making dinner (and neither is my husband). Taking supplement... Sat, 4 Dec 2010 20:11:03 EST Newbie Hello all <BR> <BR> Have just found the group and am excited to meet other peeps with food allergies!! No one in my life has food allergies and you just can't really understand it until you have it - at least that's my thinking. <BR> <BR> Allergic to wheat, dairy, egg. Can tolerate some gluten in small amounts so not celiac, have been free from for about 2 years as was only diagnosed at 19 after getting very, very sick. <BR> <BR> Chow for now! Thu, 2 Dec 2010 05:06:38 EST I'm new Hello, I am a mother of 5. I work part-time, and have been married for over 14 years. <BR> I am allergic to... well, tons of things. All kinds of indoor & outdoor things: trees, grass, pollen, dust. Just to name a few. I am also allergic to fruit, most veggies, wheat, most grains, milk, honey, maple..and many more. <BR> The result, I am 100 pounds overweight. <BR> I am in the process now of getting the lap-band and the only thing I worry about is eating. I love grilled chicken, so I am happ... Sat, 13 Nov 2010 21:29:24 EST son has a severe soy , walnuts and nutmeg allergy well i have not had any luck so far with his allergies. for example simple things like pre packaged or canned foods deli and bakery items, anything not homemade most likely contains soy. we are getting bored of eating the same things over and over, as well as I'm not sure if hes getting enough nutrition in the day , i really need a meal plan to help relieve the stress. I'm just not sure on how to help him with it ( here is another example Halloween was just a couple of weeks ago and he got ... Fri, 12 Nov 2010 20:16:19 EST November chit chat Here is the thread for the November chat. Tue, 2 Nov 2010 10:17:55 EST New here After year and years of trying to figure it out and knowing I was allergic to something I ate but not knowing and not having a doctor that would help me other than treating my symptoms I finally know what I am allergic to!!!! My good friend is a doctor and suggested me take a food RAST - that was the best thing ever and so easy I don't understand why my doctors had never suggested that before. Anyway, I'm allergic to dairy and pork. So bummed about having to give up the one food I said I'd... Fri, 29 Oct 2010 12:26:07 EST Hokey Pokey - Dairy, gluten and nutrition free! This is not my recipe. But I made it and calculated the calories so I will share it anyways! <BR> <BR> Hokey Pokey. HoneyComb. Sponge Candy. Delicious. Since I am a kiwi we shall call it Hokey Pokey, coz that is what makes me happy :) <BR> <BR> If you are unsure what I am talking about (it goes by other names) check here <BR> <BR> onge_toffee <BR> <BR> Yes my friends. Hokey Pokey. It is delicious, so easy and quick to make AND considering it is a big lump of melted... Fri, 22 Oct 2010 07:21:03 EST Potato Leek Soup (no dairy) YUMMO! This is super easy, Super delicious, super filling and good for you! <BR> <BR> Note - I did not peel the potatoes and I used 1/2 red and 1/2 yukon gold. I weigh EVERYTHING on an awesome kitchen scale I got last year since a "cup" of potatoes changes depending on how you cut them. <BR> <BR> <BR> Potato Leek Soup <BR> <BR> 730 g potatoes diced <BR> 200 g leeks thinly sliced <BR> 4 cups water <BR> 3 tsp Chicken bouillon <BR> 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil <BR> <BR> *Spices a... Sun, 17 Oct 2010 19:20:46 EST October Updates & Goal Reviews Happy October team! It is time to get active again. Activity on our board has been, well, a little light to say the least. I know you all are out there, I see you blogging away! Please stop in and let us know: <BR> <BR> 1. how you are doing, and <BR> 2. what your goals are for this month <BR> <BR> See you soon! Tue, 5 Oct 2010 07:29:18 EST Good News! Happiness loves company, so please share good news here! We all are motivated by other's successes and love to share in the joy of even the smallest moments of joy. <BR> <BR> I believe that Happiness is a state of mind. Well - isn't it? That means we have control over it and that it can be changed with sheer will power. <BR> <BR> AWESOME! So, My happy thought for the morning. I am happy that I learned how to cook from scratch when I was a kid. My mom taught me how to make dinner the o... Sat, 2 Oct 2010 07:36:09 EST 10/1 - October Edition of have a GREAT DAY begins! Ready, set GO! It is all up to you! Which way will you choose to go today... this month... in the future? <BR> <em>249</em> <BR> Today is the first day of the REST of your life! Start out on the right foot by setting a goal to ENJOY yourself! <BR> <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> WOOOHOOOO! Fri, 1 Oct 2010 07:40:48 EST 9/30 - Wait - you mean I can do THAT? Yep, you can. YOU have total control. AND, it truly IS all in your head. <BR> <BR> I'm talking about attitude <em>211</em> and it is all you. <BR> <BR> SO, with that in mind. Ain't nobody bringing ME down today! No siree! I promise myself and all my spark friends that I will have the absolute best day! I am going to have so much fun that other people will wonder what got into me! <BR> <em>100</em> <BR> So, what kind of day are YOU going to have today? <BR> <em>236</em> <BR> A... Thu, 30 Sep 2010 06:59:50 EST 9/29 Invitation to... have an AWESOME day! <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> I am talking setting a goal to enjoy yourself. Sounds like it is out of your control, but it is NOT. All you have to do is focus on the things that make you: <BR> <em>30</em> Smile <BR> <em>100</em> Feel a little goofy <BR> <em>36</em> Be Cool <BR> <em>18</em> or even a little devilish! <BR> <BR> Anythings that makes you feel good during your day. Grab on to that feeling, SAVOR how good it feels. Think about how you want your ENTIRE W... Wed, 29 Sep 2010 07:11:37 EST 9/28 Pledge to have a GREAT day! Yep - you guessed it - time to swear to a great day. Now, it is important to realize that the whole day might not be stellar. Instead the goal is to find the little things that make you happy throughout the day and focus on THEM. Draw the happiness in and HANG ON! <BR> <em>100</em> <BR> Promise yourself that you will laugh at least once, that you will smile 3 times and that you will notice something new and exciting in your world. <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> "I, NotMilk, promi... Tue, 28 Sep 2010 07:07:11 EST 9/27 Awesome day MONDAY edition :) Ever heard of a Self fulfilling prophecy? Yep, they are real. Repeat after me "I pledge to have the MOST AWESOME day EVER today!" <BR> <BR> Come back and tell us how you turned that frown :( upside down :) this evening! <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> Mon, 27 Sep 2010 07:14:34 EST 9/26 Sunday Special - Awesome day challenge Since we all see Sunday from a slightly different perspective, I thout it would be FUN to get us all on the same page. Are you aware that YOU DECIDE how your day will go? Not the details, but overall. I mean the HAPPY part. The difference between a GOOD DAY and a not so good day is all in how you perceive it. <BR> <BR> Yep, you read it right - it is all you. So with that in mind, join in! Commit to not letting yourself bring you down <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> ... Sun, 26 Sep 2010 09:29:00 EST 9/25 Awesome day WEEKEND edition! time to do it again! Wake up, stretch, and SMILE! Then - very important step - decide to have a GREAT day! <BR> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Happy weekend to you, please join in the fun! <BR> <em>236</em> <BR> <BR> We are celebrating today like we have never celebrated before! Once you decide to have a great day today, post an "I'm in" or "Me too" so we know you are out there. The more the merrier! <BR> <em>235</em> <BR> <BR> Then, tonight or tomorrow, come back and tell us how it went... Sat, 25 Sep 2010 09:00:24 EST 9/23 Amazing Day Goal Soo - it was so successful, I want to try it again! Who thinks we can make today amazing, just by changing the way we are looking at the people and events around us? I do! <BR> <BR> The rules of the post are easy - you reply "Me too!" or "I'm in" or something that tells us you want to join in the fun by having a great day. Throughout the day, if you hit a snag, you find a way to "muscle" through it without letting it control you. <BR> <BR> Then, this evening or tomorrow morning you come b... Thu, 23 Sep 2010 07:44:47 EST 9/22 Amazing Day Goal I have a goal to have a good day today - Who's with me? <BR> <BR> The rules of the post are easy - you reply "Me too!" or "I'm in" or something. Then, this evening or tomorrow morning you come back and post how you had a great day. You only need to share one example of how you turned a not so great moment around, looked at the bright side, or just overall had a really good time. <BR> <BR> SIMPLE! <BR> <BR> hope every one joins in! Wed, 22 Sep 2010 08:10:18 EST I have several food allergies I am new to the team. Currently, I am not taking <BR> allergy shots, but I took them for many years. <BR> I was allergic to just about all trees, grasses, <BR> mold, mildew, strong odors and dust mites. <BR> I tested back then, as being allergic to canaloupe, <BR> cottonseed oil, green beans, pork, coffee, vinegar, <BR> and chcolate. <BR> I have been off allergy shots for about 16 years. <BR> My doctor released me because the treatment did <BR> so well. She thought I would be able to stay <... Sat, 4 Sep 2010 22:54:10 EST Anyone tried digestive enzymes for allergies? My chiropractor is studying about digestive enzymes and food allergy/intolerance and has said he has another year to study before trying them. I don't want to wait that long! <em>198</em> I happened to get a free sample when I ordered some vitamins and experimented with taking them before eating some bread and cheese. I didn't have any problem but that doesn't prove they helped... I have been reading about leaky gut syndrome and lack of digestive enzymes related to food allergies. It sounds... Tue, 31 Aug 2010 15:29:02 EST What was your daily struggle with food allergies? Hey everyone, <BR> <BR> I'd like to create this thread so everyone can vent and communicate about their daily struggle with a food allergy and how they overcame it. For me, I'm allergic to all dairy products like milk, butter, margarine, casein, whey, and the list goes on and on. I was given this long list of things to avoid from the allergist, and I can't tell you how frustrated I was, but also relieved to know I finally have an answer to why I have been feeling so bad for a very long tim... Sat, 21 Aug 2010 13:49:22 EST Can you eat yogurt if you are lactose intollerant? so I heard this rumor that if you are intollerant to milk that you still maybe able to eat some cheeses and this true? Tue, 10 Aug 2010 20:21:45 EST Food Intolerances- Maltodextrin Hi, <BR> I'm Siusaidh, 53 y/o wife, mom, grandma. I sing and ride my bike. I've got food intolerances, dairy, yeast breads, artificial sweeteners - especially maltodextrin. Also low/no budget - this too shall change but I'm presently eating whatever I can get my hands on. We've overused the food cupboard lately. Wednesday is payday and the paycheck is OURS! <BR> <BR> Anyhow, I am looking for folks who have to struggle and suffer and eat like I do. 'T'ain't easy. <BR> Siusaidh (pronoun... Mon, 9 Aug 2010 20:10:02 EST bloat from what? So today started out amazing, I fit into a pair of pants that I haven't fit (well) in a while, but by afternoon I started to feel gross. I ate a fiber bar for breakfast and I am not sure if it had like a gallon of milk hiding in it, but I feel like I use to when I was still eating dairy. so gross. I haven't been feverish about making sure everything I bought didn't have any trace of dairy, since my dairy intolerance is annoying--not life threatening. <BR> Is it the bar or is it something e... Thu, 22 Jul 2010 22:29:28 EST co-leader What is expected of the co leader? The leader of one of my other teams have not been logged in for 60 days or more and when I go to the team the website wants someone to click on and see if the team leader will accept that individual and I may automaticly be the leader in 3 days if I click. I will more than likely be in each day, but at the end of August I will be in school and trying anything to get my homework done. Sun, 18 Jul 2010 18:12:57 EST I am new to the group! Hi everyone. I am new to the group. I currently gluten free but my doctor also wants me to start a dairy free diet which I have not yet gained the courage to do. The gluten free diet was pretty easy for me but the diary I am not so sure will be as easy. <BR> Thu, 15 Jul 2010 12:36:04 EST New here, multiple allergies Hi, Melissa here, new to the group but not to sp. Though I guess its been a while since I was on last. <BR> About a year ago after being sick to my stomach for 9 years and multiple tests.. I was diagnose with multiple allergies. <BR> Dairy, Soy, Corn, Mustard, Tomato, Egg Whites, Shellfish, Peanuts, Almonds, Pecans and Hazelnuts. <BR> I was also diagnosed with allergies to all weeds, pet dander, mold, trees and grass. I literally reacted to all but 6 items on the RAST test. <BR> On top of f... Thu, 17 Jun 2010 11:28:41 EST Strategies on avoiding the allergic food... Help! I know when I avoid chocolate and wheat, the hives I have had for 15 years go away. I know when I avoid dairy,sugar and other yeast products, my chronic sinus headache I have had for 40 years also goes away. Unfortunately, I am struggling with avoiding all of these things...My head is throbbing from the ice cream waffle cone I had yesterday. Please offer strategies here on what you have done to avoid the food you are allergic to. <BR> Thanks! Sat, 15 May 2010 11:12:04 EST Hello, New here Hi My name is Alison <BR> I was recently tested for food allergies by my Naturopath and quite a few things came up. At least for the next 6 months, I'm off eggs, asparagus, mushrooms, pineapple, cranberry, several grains, gluten, yeast and a few other things. The most difficult is eggs....eggs are in a lot of things, so I've discovered. <BR> Anyway, looking forward to getting to know you all. Tue, 11 May 2010 09:59:12 EST Hi! Allergic to Seafood! Hi! Though my major allergy is to seafood (that includes all shellfish and even "safe" whitefish and tuna), I also have sensitivities to tomatoes, alcohol, mold, caffeine, several herbs and spices (which we are still trying to define) and 400 something other environmental allergies. I try not to let my "quirks" limit me however, it makes eating a well rounded diet incredibly hard! I'm used to eating the same high carb, high protein meals because they are "Safe". Of course those are also the m... Thu, 29 Apr 2010 13:18:27 EST Candidas Anyone ever tried a get rid of yeast/candidas diet? I am starting one tomorrow on the advice of my acupuncturist and was wondering how long before I start to feel better.. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Wed, 28 Apr 2010 20:24:16 EST Anyone else here w/severe monilia mold allergy? I'm new to this group and I'm hoping I can find others who are dealing with severe monilia mold allergies. My list of allergens is long: I cannot have anything with vinegar (do you know how many packaged foods contain vinegar??), aged (think wine & cheeses), most dairy (american cheese being the one and only exception), yeast (bread, beer, many other packaged foods), canned - esp. tomatoes, leftover foods, fungi (and I LOVE mushrooms!). <BR> <BR> Which leaves me three options - fresh mea... Thu, 8 Apr 2010 02:14:50 EST Hello 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. They include corn, soy, milk, cheese, eg... Sun, 28 Mar 2010 13:25:53 EST Salad dressing Hi everyone, <BR> Does anyone have a solution for a good tasting salad dressing when you can't use vinegar at all? I have been using lemon juice and oil but have found that the oil is really fattening. If I just use lemon juice alone it doesn't stick to the ingredients like regular salad dressing does. I have made my own concoction of lemon juice, oil, dill weed & onion powder. It's quite good but I am getting bored with it. <BR> Any suggestions would be appreciated. <BR> Have a wonderf... Fri, 5 Mar 2010 07:59:38 EST Detox any one here know a good way to detox after you had a few bad eating days? Sun, 28 Feb 2010 10:32:11 EST What to have for breakfast? after 8 years I'm stuck again. What to have for brekkie? It's not that I'm tired of eggs- and I can have them- I am just looking at my tracker here and 95% of my daily cholesterol is from my 2 eggs in the am! Couple that with the fact I got a call from the dr office about my bloodwork last week, and I have to go wednesday for a "heartview test" to check for plaque buildup eventhough my "cholesterol was great". My dh's cholesterol ratio is terrible, so we are working on that, so right now,... Tue, 23 Feb 2010 08:04:36 EST Tell us what you can have After allergy list is made tell us what you can have! <BR> <BR> Jennywren93 suggested a really good idea. Let’s list by allergy or intolerance we must deny ourselves, and then share some foods you love today. <BR> Tue, 23 Feb 2010 00:43:45 EST Anyone here with Oral Allergy Syndrome?? I have OAS and I was wondering if anyone else here had it. I don't know a whole lot about it, but I'd love to chat with someone who does! My allergy is mainly raw vegetables (carrots, celery, etc), fruits (apples, strawberries, blueberries), and nuts such as almonds. Most of the time if they are cooked or processed in some way, I can eat them. If anyone has information or a site I should visit, let me know!! Mon, 22 Feb 2010 22:24:35 EST new to food allergies, not to sp hi i'm new to food allergies, tested positive for celiac, dairy, egg, peanut, beef. never in a million years would i believed i was allergic to these foods. i've eaten them everyday of my life. my symptoms mild eczema, sometimes bloated and that is it, however all the water i'm retaining is a symptom i had but didn't know it was from an allergy. i'm also pre-diabetic & HBP. changing how i eat will treat all of these ailments, i hope to get new recipes and ideas from the group & offer sup... Fri, 19 Feb 2010 10:20:08 EST Allergy Elimination Technique Has anyone here tried NAET (Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Technique)? It kinda sounds like quackery, but it seemed to work so well for quite a few children I know. We had to keep my daughter off of casein and gluten or she had severe sensory overloads often with her autism, but after the NAET, she seems to do just fine. But I don't know if I consider her case a true allergy. I heard other parents say their kids couldn't eat soy, wheat, etc. and after treatments, did really well and cou... Thu, 11 Feb 2010 02:11:35 EST BORED!!! I am allergic to so many foods that I bore with my diet. Dairy, nuts, chocolate, corn etc. It seems like they find more every week. I am so tired of itching. Would you believe I sometimes forget what I am allergic to and eat it anyway. I live on Benedryl. I constantly want to reward myself with food because it seems like all the good stuff is restricted anyway! <BR> <em>18</em> Can anyone relate? Sun, 31 Jan 2010 23:25:15 EST New food/med allergies Hello, <BR> Although I've been on Spark for about a year, I just found this forum. Years ago I was diagnosed with various allergies, but something new has shown up. About a month ago, I broke out with a bad case of hives, for which the cause is still undetermined. It's either meds or food, or possibly both. Previous diagnosed allergies include: stinging insects (had years of shots for those), Brazil nuts, pollen, and mold, plus I found out the hard way I'm allergic to penicillin and sulf... Sun, 31 Jan 2010 07:53:08 EST corn allergy alert Since starting my diet I have had an ongoing allergic reaction that I finally tracked down to Splenda sweetener. It contains maltodextrin, a sweetener derived from corn starch. Splenda is also the sweetener in the Kool Aid like flavor packs that you pour into a glass of water. I will be reading food labels carefully from now on checking for maltodextrin. I will also be trying other artifical sweeteners. Fri, 22 Jan 2010 09:55:06 EST No dairy but calcum problums SO I broke a tooth this week, by biting. When i went to the dentist he was shocked because all of my teeth looked week. I had been eating brocoli everyday because somone told me it has calcium. <BR> <BR> I cant have dairy but he said I need to get some calcum and protien in me. Quick. <BR> <BR> also eggs arnt a solution because they just dont sit right in me. <BR> <BR> any sugestions. Wed, 13 Jan 2010 09:40:52 EST Hi from Acton, Ontario Hi everyone. <BR> I have many allergies, the worst are eggs, citrus, chocolate and ASA. I get migraines from pork, MSG, aspertame. I am also allergic to spring, summer and fall (trees, grass, leaves, weeds, mold, dust...) <BR> As I am a chicken and will not go for allergy shots, I take a anti-histomine daily. Does not help for the food tho! Tue, 12 Jan 2010 09:29:30 EST Dair allergy but i need a chocolate fix Anyone got a good dair free chocolate fix... I have been using teady grams the chocolate ones have no dairy, but i need a difrent half way ok fix anyone got an idea Fri, 8 Jan 2010 18:29:53 EST Hi I am not new to Sparkpeople, but I am trying to find different substiutions for all of the food allergies that I have. I am allergic to pretty much everything. Here's the list: <BR> <BR> peanuts, tree nuts, fish, dairy, soy, wheat,egg, chocolate <BR> <BR> I thinks that pretty much it. I kind of work my way around some of them, as the reactions to some are not as bad as others. The first three, I am deathly allergic to. The others I kind of suck it up. I am a label reader because of my food ... Wed, 6 Jan 2010 13:03:47 EST Allergic to Eggs, Dairy and possible wheat Hi, I joined yesterday and I'm still not sure this will work for me. I dont over eat, in fact I under eat. There are just too few foods that I can have. I must say though, I have been off all medication for about 10 years. I finally realized that I could not function on the allergy medication, so I put my nose to the grindstone and quit putting offending foods in my mouth. That was simple because I just cut out about 80% of processed foods. However, since the food allergies started I ha... Tue, 5 Jan 2010 06:53:28 EST New here Hello all! I am new to Spark as of this evening. I am so glad that I have found this particular board. I am mom of two boys, one of which has severe food allergies and another we are just waiting out to see if he develops anything. My biggest hurdle is cooking good foods that are safe. I can find great recipes only to discover it contain one of his allergens. I hope to network with others in this same position. <BR> <BR> Melissa Sun, 27 Dec 2009 23:43:14 EST Dairy Problems Hi, <BR> <BR> I haven't had a glass of milk for years, about 7, and my brother and his girlfriend have told me that I could be lactose intolerant but I would like some more information. I have soy lattes, and soy ice-cream. <BR> <BR> I have been 90% gluten free since May this year. (Even when I was 100% GF for a few months I still got stomach problems), and since gluten doesn't seem to be a problem I have been slowly re-introducing gluten and seem to be fine. <BR> <BR> Today I had a chee... Mon, 16 Nov 2009 19:18:56 EST Dairy allergies and my struggle to substitute There are only so many ways to substitute dairy... Some tips for those looking for help (per my mother the amazing chef with the same allergy) <BR> <BR> Milk: try Non-dairy Creamer by Riches its a bit sweet but usually tempered by herbs... And its thick and creamy like milk they even half a Fat Free Version thats PERFECT <BR> <BR> Cream cheese: try substituting with chevrie goat cheese or buy goats milk and make your own! <BR> <BR> <BR> MY PERSONAL STRUGGLE: this is all so expensive!! A... Tue, 13 Oct 2009 10:58:50 EST hi there:) I just joined this site on the recommendation of a friend but was dismayed at all the daily diet plan stuff including dairy which i have sensitivities too. it was not an option to omit in the food plan thingy? any suggestions or do folks just sub a soy product or whatever when the thing says a dairy? Thu, 1 Oct 2009 20:56:40 EST many allergies about 2 months ago i found out that i am allergic to milk, foods with mold and have a systemic yeast infection as well as a bacterial infection in my digestive system. i have been taking bactrim for the bacterial infection and nystatin for the YEAST INFECTION. i have been following the candida diet and have lost 23 lbs. so far. i never realized how many foods contain added yeast and that all sugars including honey and maple syrup add to my yeast problem. also have had to give up condiments be... Thu, 13 Aug 2009 13:24:26 EST Protein I just finished inputting my meals for today and as usual I am short on protein. I am allergic to soy, dairy and seafood. I am sick of fruits and vegetables. I end up eating a lot of carbs. I would like to cut down on carbs and up the protein. I would like some suggestions? Thank you. <em>247</em> Fri, 7 Aug 2009 20:59:41 EST eating to feel good I have diligently explored why my migraines are food related. I have cleaned up my personal choices and wish to get your comments on oils and fats in food. Check out my oil blog on my sparkpage and share you favorite oils. Fri, 7 Aug 2009 14:11:40 EST Hello everyone! Hello! I have decided to try again on getting healthier and losing weight. I have never been a fan of diets, so last summer I tried a different website, but already have noticed a lot more resources and support from SparkPeople. I am hoping that this time works. It takes a lifestyle change and I am going to try to make it work. <BR> <BR> I am a band director in a small town in Missouri, I am starting my fourth year and starting to see success bloom. I have worked really hard so far and... Wed, 15 Jul 2009 14:53:42 EST Food coloring is really pretty poison The International Program on Chemical Safety (IPCS) has concluded that commercially-produced caramel color has the same toxicological properties as caramel produced by cooking or heating sucrose, except for those prepared using ammonium (Class III and IV).There are widespread claims that caramel is toxic or carcinogenic, or leads to intestinal problems <BR> Caramel color is a colloid. It functions as an emulsifier in soft drinks <BR> [Additives - E-numbers: E141,E142,E150a,E150b,E150c,E150d,E... Tue, 16 Jun 2009 14:44:23 EST Food coloring is realy pretty poison The International Program on Chemical Safety (IPCS) has concluded that commercially-produced caramel color has the same toxicological properties as caramel produced by cooking or heating sucrose, except for those prepared using ammonium (Class III and IV).There are widespread claims that caramel is toxic or carcinogenic, or leads to intestinal problems <BR> Caramel color is a colloid. It functions as an emulsifier in soft drinks <BR> [Additives - E-numbers: E141,E142,E150a,E150b,E150c,E150d,E... Tue, 16 Jun 2009 14:43:07 EST Darn. Now Eggs too! Any ideas for AM Protein? Hi Gang. <BR> <BR> Now I'm sensitive to Eggs. This after years of avoiding all the other things I'm allergic to. <BR> <BR> Okay, now I need to find substitutes for eggs. I need to have protein in the AM otherwise I get really woozy. Any ideas? Mon, 15 Jun 2009 13:35:32 EST Wheat Intolerance WHEAT MAY BE CONTAINED IN THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTS: <BR> <BR> Abyssinian Hard <BR> Abyssinian Wheat <BR> Amp-Isostearoyl Hydrolysed - Wheat Protein <BR> Batter <BR> Beer <BR> Binder, binding <BR> Bleached flour <BR> Blue cheese <BR> Bran <BR> Bread <BR> Bread flour <BR> Breadcrumbs <BR> Breaded <BR> Breading <BR> Brown bread <BR> Brown flour <BR> Bulgur <BR> Bulgur wheat <BR> Cereal <BR> Cereal binders <BR> Cereal protein <BR> Chappatis <BR> Citric Acid <BR> Club wheat <BR> Coated <BR> Codex a... Tue, 2 Jun 2009 05:43:54 EST Medi Alert Bracelets Do any of you have medi alert bracelets? <BR> <BR> I'm thinking of getting one just to remind me that I DO have allergies when we go out to restaurants. <BR> <BR> During our Easter holiday I accidentally ingested pine nuts! Luckily I only had half the meal so I wasn't really that bad. But because there was nothing on the menu about nuts I didn't think of it. <BR> <BR> This was a good thing because now I will remember to ask what is in pesto/sauces. <BR> <BR> (Am I rambling?) <BR> <B... Wed, 22 Apr 2009 21:53:23 EST Where do you go out to eat? Where can you go to eat and not feel like a three-headed alien? <BR> <BR> In Northern California we have a chain called "Fresh Choice" the one near my work (Union City) is very good. It is an all-you-can-eat salad and soup bar. They post all the ingredients and common allergy alerts on the Labels so you know exactly what you are eating. They also have begun posting where the food came from or which farm it was harvested from. I like FC a lot because I can get my veggies in and some good s... Wed, 15 Apr 2009 19:27:46 EST Cheating on your no-no foods Hi gang, <BR> Wow, we are up to 4 people! That's great. This team has only been in existence for a week! Yippee <em>224</em> <BR> So, who cheats? I'm allergic to all things dairy and find that I'm cheating _a lot_ on severely naughty things like milk chocolate, or things with whey or casein in them (again, chocolate-based). I can't have things that are straight up diary like a glass of milk or butter in something, my throat constricts, but I find I can cheat on little things and pseudo-dair... Fri, 13 Mar 2009 15:49:24 EST Greetings Welcome to the food allergies team. We have one or more of those really annoying allergies that interfer with eating a balanced diet, or just make you morn the loss of your favorite foods. <BR> <BR> For me, I found out 7 years ago that I am allergic to all things Dairy, Lamb, Mushrooms, and Pistacio nuts. So long Brie cheese and chocolate chip ice cream. You would think that I would start loosing weight, but I just kept gaining it for a variety of reasons (see Thyroid support groups). <... Mon, 2 Mar 2009 14:14:21 EST