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2/12/09 9:28 A

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Hi
I am Lizbeth and i have just become the new leader of this team.
I am 47 years old (9.2.1962.) i live in England in Kent, i am at the moment not working due to a carpal tunnel operation but i am a school cook.
I have three grown up children and have my youngest living with me who is 19 years old.
I have a dog and 5 cats.
I am allergic to quite a bit of stuff,
wheat, gluten , oas, semoilna, tapcioca, sodium glutenmate, a few more but cant think wot they are rite now.
Am an insulin diabetic too.

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1/3/09 12:24 P

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I just joined spark people and this team. I am 66 and live in Iowa with my hubby of 45 years and three dogs. I am not exactly allergic but I have intolerance to fructose. This means I have to avoid anything with High Fructose Corn syrup. I am also limited to the amount of fruits and vegetables I can eat. I went through testing at the University of Iowa which is a center for study of this problem. If I don't follow the diet I have awful diarrhea problems.

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Hi! I recently joined the team. I only have a few food allergies, but my real problem is the preservatives. This makes lots of foods off limits even though I am not allergic to them per se. My DH and I are constantly looking for preservative free alternatives. I also stay away from artificial sweeteners whenever possible. Most processed food is off limits which I suppose is a good thing, but not very convenient.

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12/27/08 12:19 A

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Hi there,

I am new to this team. I am 25 years old and found out this year that I am not only allergic to dairy but wheat as well on top of having a gluten intolerance (so not only does my asthma act up but I am sick for days after). I live in Seattle, WA. I love to hike and camp. I married the man of my dreams this summer and although we don't have any kids yet we have the cutest Newfie you will ever meet and I am raising my younger sister who is also allergic to dairy (she is a high school senior). I look forward to meeting everyone on the team and finding out all sorts of good suggestions and maybe some recipes for allergy cooking.

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Hi! I just joined today. I mean I just joined this
team today. I am not new to SPARKPEOPLE. I am 59 years young. My husband and I have been married for
32 years. We have a 30 year old daughter. I am allergic to a lot of foods and have other allergies.
I am allergic to all shellfish and actually all fish-seafood, spinach, strawberries, pumpkin, beets. wheat, rye, barley. Actually, I also have Celiac Disease so I am on a Gluten-Free Diet. I am also a Diabetic Type 2. I have been going to a Naturopathic
Doctor and she has helped me tremendously. I am a preschool teacher at a Christian Preschool for two and three year olds. I live in Chandler, Arizona. We have lived in Arizona for 20 years. We are orginally from Kingston, Massachusetts. I eat six small mini-meals daily. Like all of us here I have to be very careful about foods. I am looking forward to get to know everyone on this team. GOD BLESS!
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GROOVYKARMA1 Posts: 321
12/17/08 8:38 A

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I really 'feel' for you as I was tested decades ago and found that I was allergic to 97 out of the 100 things they tested me for.
I found a book called 'Rotation Diet' and it has helped immensely.
I cut everything out of my diet that I was allergic to. BTW I went to a nutritionist and their office stated that they could not help me. I ended up going to a teaching hospital and they helped me a lot. Anyway I found this book at a healthful store and started playing with their method and found that I can tolerate some foods, such as tomatoes, in very small quantities on occassion. I can tolerate some cheese, but still cannot tolerate milk, etc.

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Hi! I just found Spark yesterday so not only am I knew to the team I am also new to Spark. I am allergic to all dairy products, eggs, and all poultry. I can't even handle poultry without my hands breaking out into hives unless I scrub them like I am preparing to do surgery on someone. I have had all these allergies my whole life, so although I don't miss the taste of these foods I do wonder what it would be like to eat like a "regular" person. I have no idea what it's like to eat at someone elses home without giving them the 3rd degree, or ordering in a resturant and not wondering about cross contamination or if their "recipe" changed. Oh, and of course I have never had Thanksgiving turkey and the like.
Although I am not a vegan, I have to say God bless them. lol With the egg substitues and alternate recipes that have been more widely availible since more and more people have gone vegan it has opened up many more food options for me.


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Hi Emma. I just joined this site last week. I have chronic sinusitis also. Like you, I tried a lot of things and the only thing that helped was cutting out (or way down) on milk products. How's it going? Did that help you? I'd love to exchange dairy free ideas with you.

I also want to introduce myself to you all. I'm a second year PhD student at Virginia Tech. I moved here from Oregon a little over a year ago. I'm bored out here. I'm really busy with school so it's hard to make friends. During my down time, I watch tv, eat, and count the days till I can move back home. It's horrible. I already weighed more than I preferred when I got here and have gained almost 10 pounds since. I've been tracking my eating faithfully for about a week and have lost 2 pounds already. I'm really looking forward to getting back in shape and slimming down. I really think it'll help my energy and attitude. I'm looking forward to getting to know all of you.


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Welcome to the team RA2ETHER, I am just getting over a bout of severe allergy problems. I live in Southeast Louisiana and after the hurricanes Gustav and Ike my allergies flared up something awful. From the end of August up until just the beginning of this week I have suffered greatly. My ears were hurting and stopped up, itchy eyes, nose hurting head, sneezing and don't forget the runny eyes. I have allergies to some foods and allergies to perfumes, detergents, soaps just to name a few. I can't drink milk nor eat american cheese, pepperjack doesn't seem to bother me. I can drink soy and so far I don't think wheat bothers me. I wish you well.

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Hi all

During recent visits to a naturopath, I've found that I'm allergic to dairy, soy, and whole wheat. The most amazing part of this discovery relates to my 30-year battle with migraines. I cut out all whole wheat and the migraines are gone. So much for all those drugs that didn't work! I can live without bread, cereal, and pasta most of the time, but I'm having a hard time getting protein into my morning fruit smoothie, a necessity because I run in the mornings. Cutting out dairy, soy, and whole wheat hasn't completely eliminated my symptoms (sinus, ear, chest congestion), so I've taken the blood test and should have the results in a few weeks.

I look forward to reading the posts in this group. Here's to life's challenges! :)

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HI!

I joined this team because my food allergies seem to be changing. I am going for further testing this week to find out how severe they actually are as well as to what they are. It seems as though I have not just become lactose intolerant but also allergic to milk portein. I also had a HUGE reaction to carrageenan found in some brands of soy milk. So, it is time to see what else has changed so that I can try to get my health back under control.

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SPARKLYGRL Posts: 2
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Hi all. I am new to the site and new to the team. I am 39 years old and have recently discovered that I have an intolerance for wheat and dairy and sugar doesn't make me feel very well either, altho I don't think I have a full blown intolerance.

Initially, I had been sick for so long that I was happy to not eat wheat and dairy (tho secretly believing, I think, that once it was out of my system, I could eat it again). I was on a cleansing program for about 6-8 weeks, and I felt fantastic, energy doubled, was actually getting proper nutrients from my food (I have IBS and food goes right thru me so no time to get nutrients).

After a certain point, I began to have cravings again, and it became easier to just eat little bits of bad... and now I just sort of feel out of control and can't seem to get myself together again.

Any advice for how to get myself back on track? The latest is that because I also have liver functioning issues, when I get an allergic reaction (eczema), it just won't go away ... and yet, not bad enuf to make me not eat the icky stuff.

any advice is appreciated.

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8/19/08 4:00 P

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Hi,

I am from the United Kingdom. I'm allergic to all food additives. I was wondering does any one else suffer with severe allergic reactions to additives?
I have read through this noticeboard but could not find any reference to additives.

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Welcome ANGELEYES5539, have you tried non-fat dried milk? I have milk allergies and that is what I use on my cereal. I was using Soy but I think it affects me as well. Good luck to you emoticon

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Hello everyone,
I'm new and but I too have milk allergies along with mold from foods. Mostly milk and milk related products. I end up with an upper respiratory infection and worse. I can't do chocolate as it causes migrains and cannot even drink soy milk. I would like to be able to drink something with my cereal. I am eager to learn more about this even though I have suffered with this for over 20yrs. I have eaten all the wrong things. It's time to get on track and lose and eat right. Many thanks for letting me join this.
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Hi! I have just been diagnosed with allergies to gluten, wheat, barley, oats, soy, milk and eggs. I've been trying to eat this way for a couple of weeks, and I do feel a change in my energy levels and allergy symptoms. I used to want to go to sleep after I ate, but now my energy remains stable.

I look forward to being in this group and learning more about allergies and good products, recipes, and ideas.

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7/14/08 4:56 A

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Hello all! I'm Jen. My son (he's 6) and I just started dairy, wheat, and dye free. Today is day 4 of our challenging journey.

My son seems to be extremely impulsive with his behavior. His teacher wants him to be tested for ADD / ADHD.

My naturopath believes it could be food related. She instructed me to pull the items from his diet (since there's just the 2 of us, we are doing this as a family). After 3-4 weeks re-introduce dairy or wheat. Hopefully his problem is just food intolerance.

One web-site I found very useful is www.foodallergy.org. Any information regarding dairy or wheat allergies is appreciated.

Thank you!

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Hi! I have a milk allergy. My friends can tell when I had something with milk because I have a stuffy nose and runny eyes. It can be very frustrating at times to find a good recipe because most of them have some form of milk.

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Hi everyone....I'm Celeste, and I live in South Okanagan Valley, BC with my partner. I have many food and environmental allergies. Dust, dander, pollens, trees, grass etc. We live near trees, grass, orchards ... so I think that the pollens are out big time right now, as my allergies are really bad. My right eye especially is chronically itchy.

I have allergies or intolerances to raw fruits, veggies, some nuts, raw and cooked tomatoes, (kiwis, bananas and avocados are really bad). I react to some soy products at times. I don't digest dairy, meats, poultries very well, and foods will stay in my stomach for days (several days later, I can be belching food that should have been long gone).

I also have IBS, and foods will either be stuck in for days, or come out like the runs. Very unpredictable. Is IBS another form of food allergies? I have distention when I eat as well - I can grow from 3 - 9 months in size in a matter of minutes. I will sometimes throwup foods (not sure if that is an allergic reaction or not).

Some caffeinated products - coffee, chocolate etc. can induce vomitting. It's gets frustrating, as I try to eat healthier, and I do not enjoy eating all the time. The healthier choices are the foods that make me itchier. Although baking/steaming/poaching is an alternative, but sometimes I just want to grab something quick.

Helpful suggestions/recipes would be great.

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Hey all.. im June and im happy to have found this group. I am allergic to almost all fruit, all nuts except cashews and soy in certain forms and then theres the pollen allergies, etc. Its strange cause i can eat processed fruits but not raw or if the fruit is cooked/baked i can eat it. Ive never had an allergy test done but the reaction i get from these foods are itchy mouth/throat and ear canals and itchy eyes...it sometimes stops if i take allergy medicine but lately my system must've adapted to the medicine and it no longer works. My allergies drive me nuts and want to find a solution to riding myself of them. I cant wait to talk with you all. peace



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4/14/08 9:05 A

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Hi welcome to the group. I just have an intollerance but i avoid it by itself and only have in small portions. I just found two things that would probally help. first is http://www.cherrybrookkitchen.com/ they have amazing cakes, cookies brownies, frosting, pancake mixes and more. allmost all wheat, gluten, dairy, & egg free! i bought a chocolate cake from them and made cupcakes and all i can say is amazing it didn't taste store bought it tasted like i made it from scratch.

the second is a cook book What's to Eat: The Milk-Free, Egg-Free, Nut-Free Food Allergy Cookbook.
i made chocolate frosting and it was great! i didn't use milk free butter but the rest was dairy free. and it tasted homemade but not bad. had honey and vanilla and chocolate and butter and powedered sugar. but that was about it.

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Hi Emma:
I try to stay as completely dairy free as I possibly can. It is more than an intolerance with me but not an allergy that I know of. Never been tested.
A couple of weeks ago I had an allergic reation while out walking. Breathing problems and end with rash and welts all over. I don't know what it was, will see the Dr. today. (was in emergency at time)
Maybe he will send me to check things out and I will find out I have more allergies than I ever thought.
Maybe it is my time of life to start more of those things. Life must go on.

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4/14/08 4:20 A

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Hey everyone, I'm Emma and I'm 20 years old. I suffer from chronic sinusitis (usually 2 a month), and I have several environmental allergies. I've been to allergists and ENTs, had allergy shots, CT scans, gallons of antibiotics, and nothing seems to be working. My most recent ENT suggested that I probably have a food allergy; more specifically a dairy allergy (very different from lactose intolerance..I WISH I had that instead!), so for the past month I've been completely dairy free (which includes a lot more food than I ever thought possible). I go in on Tuesday again to see him. It's definitely been very hard at times (like on my birthday!), but I'm trying to make it work. Are there any other dairy free group members? If so I'd love any suggestions you might have! :)

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thanks for the info.

i'm doing good right now i'm now struggling to get to 1200 calories because i really don't want to eat.
i don't know if that is the reaction to the news or maybe the flu but i'm not hungary at all i was barely hungry at lunch time today. however i found a egg less recipe for cookies so i did get to have desert yesterday so that was good.
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Yeah, kind of an icky question but I can understand why you would ask it. So to continue the ickiness...

During the months after the allergies formed but I did not know of them, I just started gaining weight and was really backed up. I had never had that problem before and was having to take laxatives to make things better. Within less than a week after I removed the foods from my diet, my body did a flush on it's own to start removing the allergens. I wouldn't say that I had "the runs" but I was definitely going a lot more often than I had in months. It has been just over 2 months since I have removed said allergens and my system seems to be back to being normal. I am very happy for this because the weight gain has stopped and I seem to be finally starting to lose again.

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Yes they found I am allergic to eggs and a slight allergy to dustmites and maple sugar. Dr thinks it might also be allergy to Asprin. So far ok
this sound gross so i'm appoligizing up front

did you have the runs or anything like that when you stopped eating the foods your allergic to?

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Welcome to the group!! Sorry I didn't reply sooner. (have been a bit distracted IRL and not online much) It sounds to me like it is probably a food reaction. A rash/hives are more likely to be caused and stay in the system longer when it is a food allergy as opposed to hayfever and the like. Also, reactions from food allergies don't go away with anti-histamines. It might lessen the severity of them but they won't go away. I really hope that the doc was able to help you out. Did they run any tests?

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hi all i just joined. I started having problems 2 weeks ago a sudden rash and hives itching everywhere.
i go to an allergist today for the first time as the antihistamines are only making it bearable not better. Any questions i should ask?
I ate lime, cilantro and strawberries yesterday among other things (i know for sure i have had those a couple times last two weeks)and felt worse (was on the antihistamines at the time) and got all red and itchy and sneezy with runny nose. not sure if it is food allergies or other things.
any and all suggestions would be helpful
itchy uncomfortable
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Welcome to our little group! So what are you allergic to, other than breast milk?

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emoticon 165worthy!! Glad to have you with us.

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3/13/08 4:23 P

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Hi Everyone,

I am new to all this...but have had alergies since...well aparently I had a head to toe reaction day one....apparently I was alergic to breast milk...and we went from there...LOL

Thanks for the invite Erin...:)

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Yeah, the hardest part is peaches and nectarines have such a pleasent scent when walking through whole foods and it is so strong. I just want to rush over and take a bite out of one. Of course that would be bad. It has been 7 years or so since I have tried one and I still have that craving.

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Thanks for the welcome!

In the allergy team I remember talking to several ppl who developed fresh fruit and veggie allergies betweeen ages 17-22. It's odd but they're all almost identical with the being able to eat a lot of the processed stuff and such.

Have a great day! Melissa

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Welcome to the group Melissa! We are always glad to have new members here. I think I was about the same age when I had my first allergic reaction to food. My first experience with anaphalaxis was with a peach, evil wicked peach... I can't have any fruits that have pits in them if they are fresh. I can have them if they have been processed though, same as you with cooked foods.
The processing of the food seems to kill the allergen in it. Oddly enough, it doesn't work with everything. Or maybe I should say, sadly enough.

Anyway, I just came by to say welcome!!

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Welcome Melissa!! Great to have you aboard!



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Welcome Melissa, you came up with a beautiful user name emoticon

Looking forward to getting to know you.


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Hi everyone, new here. I first really started having problems with food allergies when I was 17 (about 8 yrs ago). At first it was just a bit of itching in my mouth when I would eat tomatoes or watermelon, I never really thought much about it but one day it went to anaphalatic shock and that was when I decided I needed to get tested. Turned out I was allergic to a whole lot of things (tree pollens, dust mites, etc.--explained the headaches!) but also different fruits, veggies and nuts. I got an epi-pen and started paying more attention.

Now the weird part is that I can have most fruits and veggies IF they're cooked or processed in some way, but I can't have it raw. Except for onions, took me months to figure out what had me so sick and in so much pain 24/7--when it clicked and I cut out the onions the pain stopped immediately, almost like magic lol.

I'm still figuring out my allergies though I'm a lot more careful, and it tends to make others worry about my food a lot more than it does me--except my dad, he's been the exact opposite and the hardest to convince that it's serious.

I take a few different supplements and a multi-mineral/vitamin to help out--I eat on the go a lot because I'm really busy so it's difficult to make sure I eat healthy.

I look forward to getting to know you guys, and I'm curious about the nutritionist idea as well.
Thanks for having me!
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I have been thinking about seeing a dietition/nutritionist for some time now. I seem to be doing fairly well with my eating right now but I'm starting to have my cravings for breads again. I HATE baking though. I need to get recommendations for breads that I can eat. Maybe if I break down and go see someone, I'll get the recommendations that I need.

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Actually, I was up at Canyon Ranch and saw her there. She worked with the naturopathic doctor there and he is the one who tested for allergies. I think she is very helpful. In fact, I just emailed her to say "HELP", since I can't get all my food and supplements in each day.

I definitely recommend seeing a nutritionist. Make sure it's someone familiar with food allergies. Your allergist should be able to recommend someone.

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WHGRN60 Hi,
I just read your page and it says you see a nutritionalist. I am curious because I have wanted to see one because of all my food allergies I was thinking it could be beneficial Do you like seeing the nutritionist? Also did your Primary Physician refer you to one?
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Welcome EBBERR! Nice to have you with us!

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Ellie,
Thanks for the great welcome.
I have the appointment on Friday and I am optimistic that I will be able to make the appointment to get re-tested sometime next week. I just worry that i have been doing so bad with the eating things I am alergic to that I may be more allergic than i was a year ago when I first got tested.
talk to you soon.
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EBBER it is nice to meet you.
I hope everything goes well for you at your Drs. appointment.
I really feel for you that have so many allergies. I have just a few and find it a bit of a struggle.
Looking forward to talking to you again. Let me know how you make out.
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Hi I am new to this group.
I was tested about a year ago from an Allergist and found out I am allergic to Yeast, Wheat, Gluten, Soy, Peanuts, Shellfish.
I had skin titers to find out what i am allergic to. and the above plus almost all other non food allergics.
I was happy not allergic to eggs, and milk, but the others are difficult.
I have always suffered from severe nasal allergies, respiatory issues (bronchitisis and now been diagnosised with allergy induced asthma), and throat issues.
I had gone to my Ear Nose and Throat doctor for years with the same complaints, ear infections, sore throat and nasal problems (nose bleeds and such) and he said the same thing always to get tested and we can start allergy shots if needed. I was a wimp till last year and got tested.
I did the shots for about 5 months weekly then I kind of stopped and I was on a rotation diet and did great on it but slipped by eating bread one day and then just kept it up.
I have been feeling bad lately and realized I need to start back up again so I have an appointment with my doctor this week to start back up on allergy shots and to also get re tested to see what I am allergic to.
I hope that it has not increased ot other things I am allergic to. It is nice to meet you all and look forward to getting to know you.

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Good evening all!
I just finished my exercise for the day and I am going to shower but wanted to read what everyone had to say.

I don't take anything other than an nasal spray for my allergies, I guess I should think more about vitamins. I have tried a few calciums and found one that doesn't bother my asthma. I probably should take more but so much bothers my stomach.

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I agree with Alaina, I ask my Dr. (Naturopath) about the supplements before I take them. When we have complicated allergies & other problems, it's best to get an opinion of someone more knowledgeable. I also get most of them from the dispensary at the Dr.'s office so I know they have checked out for potency, etc.

It's hard to know what to believe, there are so many conflicting reports about almost everything anymore.

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I take what my doctor told me to take. Keep in mind that I had gastric bypass and therefore I don't absorb well, so I HAVE to take supplements, and I've been very bad about it up until now.

I take an amino acid powder in water twice a day, Omega 3, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, B complex, Calcium/Magnesium/etc for my joints, something to help me absorb iron, 2 things for my sinuses (I forget the names!), Probiotics, my multivitamin, Black Cohosh for hot flashes, CoQ10 for healing, zinc for healing, and I know there's one more that I'm forgetting! Comes out to over 30 a day.

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Well, I take a special multi-vitamin (has to be yeast-free and of course not cheap) I take flaxseed (I put it in my cerial), vitamin E, C, A. I take calcium because I know I don't get enough. Evening Primrose (Supposed to help with my eczema, maca root (for energy), biotin (helps with hair growth), MSM for my joints. I know there are a few more too but I can't think of them right now.

I used to have an iron deficiancy but not any longer so I don't have to take the iron tablets anymore. I would just hear about different suppliments and what they were for and run them by my doc for approval. That is how I started taking mine.

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Welcome WHGRN. I'm new to this group also. I'm happy you're figuring things out. I just found out that I have delayed food allergies and I'm still trying to figure out how to eat healthy. It's not easy, but everyone says it will get better.

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Hi, everyone. How do you know what supplements to take? I know some of the things I am deficient in, but what about the rest?


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Welcome to the group! I am so glad to hear that by removing those foods, that you are starting to feel better. I think all of us here are going through similar situations in regards to that one.

I'm sure that you will be able to start working out a bit more soon enough and that will help a lot.

I also take a lot of supplements. I only take about half of what you do but they really do help a lot. It is nice to know that even if I don't eneough what I need, I am still getting the vitamins that I need.

I agree with you on the other groups. They were dedicated to all things allergies. I couldn't find a single group for just food allergies which are pretty serious but never seem to be a focus. It is nice to have a smaller group that you can go to for support like this. We are glad to have you join us and hope to be as helpful as possible.

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Hello ladies!

I learned just 2 weeks ago that I have sensitivies (not actual allergies) to many of the foods I was eating several times a day! I have had to totally change my eating habits, and this came on top of me already trying to eat healthy and lose weight!

I cannot have any eggs, dairy, wheat, bananas, and several types of beans. In addition, I have severe deficiencies in many nutrients.

I've been eating mostly organic for the past month, and now am eliminating all the sensitive foods. I cannot believe the changes in me!!!

My sinuses have almost totally cleared up. My headaches have disappeared. I have 200% more energy. The abdominal wound that has been unhealing has actually started to heal. My mood has stabilized. My skin looks better than it has in over 20 years. Everyone says I am just glowing.

I have made some interesting substitutions, things I'd never have thought I would eat, like organic vegetable oil margerine (no trans fats) instead of butter (I LOVE butter!), corn porridge or oatmeal instead of Cheerios, toast, omelets, etc., and almond milk instead of regular milk. I never thought I could do it, but here I am!

To further complicate things, I just had rotator cuff surgery (the day after I found out all this info), so I can't exercise other than walking. And from detoxing from all the "forbidden foods", I had about 10 days of horrible itching from head to toe! Thank God that's pretty much gone now!!

I also have to take ALOT of supplements to get over the deficiencies. Right now I am taking over 30 pills a day! (just supplements...) That's a few meals right there!

Anyway, I am so glad to have found this group. Some of the bigger groups are just a bit overwhelming, so I like that this one is small. I look forward to getting to know you all.

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I'm glad you like it. I usually put it on tortillas with some fresh sandwich meat, a little lettuce and it is really good. I know it is a bit more costly but I am glad that you were able to broaden your pallet a bit more.

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Hello everyone:
Hi Madamealaina, I went to the grocery store and bought some soy cream cheese. It is not bad, a little sweet, I will try it with other things. I was always afraid to try it, here it is almost $5 for a small tub. Thanks for pushing me. Now I have a little more variety. Next I will have to try some of the block soy cheese.
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I agree about the soy milk. It's good in cereal. I used to only drink milk if I was eating cookies, but since cookies are out now, I only use soy and rice milk in my cereal.

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Thanks for all of your help, it is really appreciated.
Keep up the good work, thanks for the site. emoticon

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Ohh, I don't drink the soy milk. I use it in my cerial, cooking, tea, stuff like that. I have never been a milk drinker. I meant more (in my reference to soy) of using the fake cheeses and yogurts. Things like that. They are actually really good. I used to be a vegetarian and would use those products. They are a great replacement.

In regards to the food logs, I do a lot of entering on my own. I can't eat most of the recipes that they list without altering them. I also can't come close to eating their recommended menu. A lot of guestimation goes into my log. As long as I know I'm eating healthy and not going over my intake levels, I feel good about it. Don't worry about it too much. You will only stress yourself out.

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Madamealaina, I do use soy but only on my cereal, because I have not used milk since I was in my late teens drinking it seems wrong. I know change my thinking. My Mother was never a milk drinker either, so I probably have it from her side of the family.

I was going to try soy pudding called Belsoy but I cannot find a food in the food index that even comes close to list it in my daily foods. What do you do if nothing really fits, cal., fat,etc wise?

I feel like I am whining, everyone has so many things they have to stay away from. I really don't find the milk a problem because I have done away with it for so long. I am 50.

Thank you for listening. I think because I don't know anyone with this problem no one understands.
My son is the same way (19 yrs old) but still uses the lactaid pills to help him. I just want to get as much information from everyone so I will be able to help him later also.

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Ellie, a lot of frozen meats aren't frozen "fresh". They are processed. I avoid frozen meats like the plague unless I freeze it myself. I only by from the butcher and only organic stuff. You never know what they pump into the animals otherwise. It is the same thing with eggs.

So do you eat/drink soy products to replace your dairy? I can't have dairy because it causes yeast to grow in the body so that is what I have done. I have become in LOVE with soy milk. I also have a soy cream cheese for my tortilla sandwich wraps. It is quite tasty. It might be something that you could try.

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Now that is a lot of things to be allergic to, Lisa. That sounds about like my list of outdoor allergies and chemical allergies. Lucky for me, my food allergies are small in number but just about everything either has yeast in it or it can cause yeast to grow in the body so I have to avoid it. That means that I have to avoid most of the things that you are allergic to as well. I am very glad to hear that you found out what was causing the problems and that you know what to avoid.

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Hello Madamealaina:
I am pretty sure it is an intolerance but have tried different things and even the lactose free stuff just makes eating them intolerable so I stay away. It took my husband a while to realize how bad it was, now he watches all the things I eat, especially if we are out and says watch out.

I have found that even in some frozen chicken there is milk. I find that really hard, and odd.

I had so many migraines until I stopped eating dairy all together. I would be laid up for at least a couple of days. It also screws up my whole digestive system.

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I'm allergic to bananas, beets, coffee, garlic, milk, mustard, oat peanuts, pork, rye, safflower, wheat, almonds, cashews, barley, clam, sugar, wax beans, casein, codfish, duck, gluten, peppermint, and spinach. There may be other things, of course, but these are the things I am sure of.

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Hi there Lisa! It sounds like you an I are both in the same boat. I started dropping weight immediately after I cut out the foods that I'm allergic to as well. So what is it that they found that you were allergic to?

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Welcome to the group, Ellie! Thanks for joining us. I hope you are finding Spark quite helpful. So do you think that you are allergic to dairy or that you are just lactose intolerant? What is your reaction from it?

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Hi Lisa, are you feeling better too? Awesome on the weight loss, it's amazing how food can skew our system, isn't it? emoticon

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Hi. My name is Lisa. I'm new to your group. I just found out last week that, after battling with hives, angioedema, headaches, and fatigue for 10 years, I have delayed food allergies. I had been tested before for food allergies, but they always came up negative. I found a doctor that does a specialized blood test and that's how I found out. And, by following the doctors food plan, I've lost seven pounds in eight days. emoticon

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Hello everyone:
I am new to spark and this team. I have not been tested for a milk allergy but have found it not worth the problems I have to eat any. It makes it a real problem the meal plans offered because they always have milk included, or cheese etc.

My husband has a nut allergy so that becomes a problem also. My things seem pretty small compared to most of your allergies but do complicate things.

We went to friends for a get together and she had snacks out for everyone. She knows I have a dairy problem. She made sure there were a variety of things for me to eat. She said it was so hard to find things without it that she could not imagine doing it all the time. You don't get that reaction very often. People say well just try it.

Looking forward to hearing more, and gaining info from others. emoticon

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Hello Geogirl! Yup I've heard it too. Or one time, someone was talking to me how they have an intolerance to a specific food and they cut it out and lost so much weight. I said I had the same food intolerance ...and they just looked at me up and down. lol. I could read their mind! Although I have to avoid alot of foods...I really do feel better if I dont' eat them.

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LOL! That sounds almost like an insult but I doubt it was meant that way. I haven't gotten any comments like that yet but I have gotten the "what the heck do you eat" comment a lot. There are just so many thing that contain yeast or cause yeast to grow in the body that I have to avoid and just about everything has onions in it, I swear.

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Morning everyone :) Sabrina I can relate to your comment "I'm surprised I'm not underweight instead of overweight really."

The most strange thing anyone ever said to me when I had to tell them about my allergies (she is the wife of one of my fiance's friends) was..."Wow, since you can't eat anything I'm surprised you aren't skinnier!"

Lol I didn't know what to say to that!

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Hi, Sabrina, Geo, & Viola emoticon We are all new so we can get to know one another. I am 56, a grandma & live in Wyoming.

Just found out that food allergies may be causing some of my medical conditions, fatigue, fibromyalgia & depression. I have avoided some of the worst ones for a couple of days & I do believe I feel better already. emoticon I'm very allergic to about half of the foods they tested me for, so my ND wants to put me on a rotation diet, leaving 3 days in between exposure to each allergen. I think I understand....menu planning is going to be a must.

I am also new to SP so I am still learning about the teams & how everything works.

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Hello, I'm new to the group. There are many foods I can't eat. It's really hard when I'm invited over to other peoples for dinner and I have to ask what they are making. I haven't had an allergy test from the dr. I went to some allergy wellness clinic. You name it..I can't eat it. lol. I'm surprised I'm not underweight instead of overweight really.

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Thanks so much! We did the wedding at the park next to our house and honeymooned in New Zealand. Within days after we returned to the state is when my reactions started from the new allergies.

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Hi Again :) You are exactly right, the older I get the more allergies I develop! I started with nut allergies at age eight, wheat and barley developed with I was 18 and rice has come along in recent years...the rest just occurred over time, one day I could eat something and the next day I couldn't.

Thanks for the congrats! Your wedding picture is gorgeous!

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Welcome to the group, GEOGIRL!! That is a lot of allergies that you have there. Have you noticed that the older you get, the more allergies you start to form? It seems to be a side effect of the rice allergy. It cross-spreads to form other allergies and it is horrible.

I know what you mean about the weight starting to come off once you remove the problem "children" from your diet. Foods like that cause a lot of digestive problems when you are either allergic or intolerant of them.

BTW, congratulations on your upcoming wedding. I was just married last September and it was a great motivator for me to get in shape. I'm sure that it will be for you as well!!!

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Hi everyone :) I have severe reactions to wheat, barley, oats, peanuts, nuts, rice, seeds (sesame, poppy, sunflower) that can result in anaphylaxis and then I have intolerances that make me break out in hives, get sick etc to raw peas, grapes, bananas, raspberries, tomatoes, some fish, and the list goes on and on...these were all diagnosed by an allergist after three anaphylactic episodes which started in grade school and get worse the older I get.

I recently started to see a naturopath and did the blood test for allergies and guess what??? I am allergic to dairy! I guess its not a true allergy but my body in intolerant and doesn't digest properly because of it once I stopped eating it these last few pounds that have been around forever started to come off! I am going to try the rotation diet too but so far I am just happy to be feeling a bit better :)

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Welcome Deena! I don't have the severe reactions you both do, I deal with Fibromyalgia, Chronic fatigue, lots of joint pain & Depression. I'm 56 & no one has connected these with allergies before so I am hoping the diet will help.

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I've learned all of my allergies the hard way. I grew up eating peaches and the like. Then one day, I ate one, and started to not feel good. I left work and made it halfway home. I had to pull over because I had to throw up. Then I made it home and it continued for about half an hour or so, my body was glowing red, I had a massive fever, heart pounding and then I passed out. I figured that it had to be some chemical that was on the fruit so a few days later I had another one because I ate them on a regular basis. Same reaction. A week later, I had a nectarine, same reaction. Not fun.

The worst allergy, we still don't know what it is caused by. I was camping with friends, had some spaghetti sauce (tons of spices but don't know what) on a tortilla wrap. Shortly after eating, I blacked out but was still wandering around talking to people. Next, there was me, laying on the ground, throat closed up and gagging for breath between the foaming at the mouth and whatnot. Luckily one of my friend's was an EMT and saved my life. We still can't figure out what caused that reaction. Doc says it was definitely a food allergy but since we don't know what spices were used, no clue what caused it. I haven't had that reaction again since but I carry my epipen with me wherever I go now.

I'm starting to discover what you mean about "everyone knows better". I've only been figuring out the new lifestyle/diet for a few weeks now and it is already starting to happen. People keep saying, "I'm sure that you can have a few drinks." This is after I tell them that all alcohol requires yeast to make it. Therefore, I'm allergic to alcohol. GRRR!!!

I couldn't imagine being allergic to coffee. That and soy were 2 tests that I was very happy to see come back negative!

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I think easier in the long run since I never really developed a hankering for those foods, but also harder 'cause I used to get -really- sick as a kid and would sleep on the floor in the bathroom so that I wouldn't throw up anywhere by accident. That kinda sucked, but thankfully didn't happen too often. Now I'm wary of most dessert-type foods at group functions because I learned the hard way that I'm allergic to most "red goo" (the jelly in cookies and other desserts) and that people like to hide nuts in cookies that don't need them.

People still try and tell me that I can't be allergic to white chocolate, except that I am. I'm allergic to cocoa butter, which is in white chocolate and regular chocolate.

That's what I hate the most about allergies, not carrying an epi-pen (just incase) but that some people think they know better than I do about my own body!

Oh, and I'm allergic to coffee too. That's a major bummer.

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Welcome, VIOLARULZ!! I can't imagine being a kid and not being able to each chocolate. Nor could I imagine my childhood not being able to eat berries. We had wild berries that grew everywhere on our property.

So do you think it made things easier on you, knowing at such an early age about the allergies? Or was it harder, growing up that way?

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I've always been allergic to berries, peanuts and chocolate (I break out in hives, eczema and sometimes get sick to my stomach), then around puberty I figured out that I was also allergic to nuts and raw citrus fruit. I was also a strict vegetarian for almost 10 years. Oh, and I keep kosher so I don't mix milk and meat in one meal or eat any shellfish or pork products.

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So what was your reaction that made you think you had food allergies? Why did you initially go see the doctor?

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I had blood test done, IgG & IgE antibodies. I'm going to have to avoid lentils, but a rotation diet is supposed to help with the others. I have so many allergies, apparently my Naturopath thinks it would be very difficult to avoid them all. Hoping for good results with rotating things in only every 4 days. I am working on the menu now, so I know what to eat on which days...HMMMMM emoticon

Blueberries are the only test with no reaction, almost half of the others showed high allergic responses.

I need to keep reading my quote below, positive attitude & knowing I CAN DO THIS! emoticon

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What sort of tests did they run to find out what you were allergic to? Do you usually eat a lot of citrus? That is the hardest part I think. Finding out that you are allergic to something that you absolutely love.

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I just got my test back today, I can eat what you can't, but that's all emoticon

I am very confused... I have a very low on Oranges but 3+ on all the other citrus. Dairy is alright but I only have a couple of fish that aren't high...

I will just focus on what I can eat, & learn from there.

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I was recently tested and found out that I have several food allergies. This has caused a major strain on my eating habits. What am I allergic to? Yeast, rice, barley, onions, green beans and any fruit with a pit (unless it has been processed). It is really sad because rice is one of my favorite foods and I cannot eat it anymore. It turns out that these allergies are the cause of my weight gain as well. My body was unable to process the foods and so it was just sitting there. Since I found out about them and cut the items from my diet, I have lost 10LBS. I feel so much better but it is still hard.

So that is my story, what is yours?

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