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Is the engine 2 diet online-please?Also are the McDougall books available on line?Would love to try them.I asked a dietition who suggested an allergen elimination diet.i will tell you if this works.

Indian standard Time!Now 54 yrs old.Had a Sleeve Gastrectomy and like most of us who have had this survey-it is a welcome surgery and ,howeer a radical lifestyle change-in diet,exercise,evrything.Weight is down by 20 kilos.That is a whole new me but I need to lose a couple of 5 more kilose hopefully due to newly diagnosed psoriatic arthritis.Well here's to all of us ,everybody!I am on a new challenge that
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I've had great results with my accupunturist also. It's amazing!

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I have many of the same allergies as you: peanuts, wheat, chocolate, dairy and now corn. I found the McDougall books very helpful with good recipes in them. I also found the Engine 2 Diet with a lot of good recipes as well. I now need to find something to substitute for corn. Welcome aboard! I have been visiting an acupuncturist who has done more to discover what food makes me ill than 20 years with an allergist.


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I am glad to have this team as my allergies have just been diagnosed and i do not know what to do .i am allergic to almonds,peanuts,milk,egg white,shrimp and oysters,wheat and maize among the most important,Also to a number of dusts and molds .Appreciate any help.

Indian standard Time!Now 54 yrs old.Had a Sleeve Gastrectomy and like most of us who have had this survey-it is a welcome surgery and ,howeer a radical lifestyle change-in diet,exercise,evrything.Weight is down by 20 kilos.That is a whole new me but I need to lose a couple of 5 more kilose hopefully due to newly diagnosed psoriatic arthritis.Well here's to all of us ,everybody!I am on a new challenge that
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Hey All!
I am allergic to egg yolks, peanuts, and filberts. I am lucky in that I can use egg beaters for a yolk free substitute. For peanut butter I discovered "Sunbutter" a sunflower seed alternate that is nut free.

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i'm allergic to pepper and peanut butter. i'm allergic to allergy shot so usually i make my own food and over load on the sweet stuff.

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Hi everyone,
I'm Kathie, and I'm brand new to this group. I have not yet figured out how to post, so I'll just reply to the last post as a way to get in on the discussion. Cindy, I hope you don't mind! I tested positive for allergies to wheat, corn, dairy, and eggs, as well as dust, mold, cat and dog hair. I am also an A blood type, and like to eat according to the "Blood Type" diet. Some things that work well for me are spelt and kamut pasta, short grain brown rice (my daughter, who HATES brown rice, didn't even know it was brown until I told her, which created an instant family hit!), and a lovely bread I get from a local market that is full of cracked grains, sunflower and flax seed, and made with sourdough and sea salt. Mmmm! I eat a variety of different grains, and just try to avoid too much wheat, but if anyone has recipes for grains, I love would love to share the wealth! The most difficult thing for me is the dairy allergy. I do eat organic yogurt and goats milk, but would like to find other ways of getting my calcium, et cetera, without so much milk. Any suggestions?

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2/28/10 2:32 P

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Lunches-Soup in ind serving sizes-progresso/
Found a packet of salmon which has lemon and dill. Not too expensive-pair with almond nut thins-(Blue Diamond) or chips and carrots-small cans of fruit. Buy one of the brands of gluten free cookies or Kind granola bar for desert
Amys makes some GF frozen dinners. Small amount of cheese on some-lactaid pills work for me with this small amount. The Mexican bowl is wonderful!
Try corn tortillas for hot dogs or other meat fillings. Put tuna salad in little containers. Take along a little bag of popcorn for a snack.
Boiled egg and fruit salad, GF crackers, nuts
Regular salad with toasted nuts, cranberries and goat cheese crumbles with a vinaigrette you carry in a separate container.

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2/27/10 11:46 P

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I've had food allergies or intolerances all my life. I am not sure which because the definitions seem to change. I have problems with-and have been tested as allergic to many foods-among them dairy, wheat, beef, chicken, pork,corn,coffee,grapes and a few others that seem to change. Soy doesn't work well for me either and I seem to develop sensitivities to anything I eat often. Except maybe odd vegetables (I've never had a reaction to Kale or beets).
I can say being allergic is so much easier than it used to be but many of the lactose free products, etc don't work so well for me.
I try to use almond, rice and goat's milk and goat cheese as well as nut cheeses when I can find them. If I rotate among several "substitutes"-they work pretty well. I have found, like others, that if I actually eat only what I am suppose to I feel so much better, lose weight fairly easily (even though I'm older and have problems with osteoarthritis), and my mood and energy levels improve dramatically.
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I have found the recipes in the Babycakes cookbook by Erin McKenna a wonderful break. They are vegan (dairy and egg free), gluten free and (mostly) sugar free. I also find most of them free of the "primary" corn products like corn syrup and corn starch (takes a lot more corn to make those my allergist explained than popcorn-they are concentrated forms). Anyway, the recipes, so far are really good (and believe me I've tried being in denial and baking the way I grew up, trying the stuff sold commercially and tried cooking recipes from the usual allergy free cookbooks). I just wish that she would make a regular cookbook! She does use some expensive products but they are worth it!
Enough, I also go to an acupuncturist who has helped a great deal with my air borne allergies and that has been an overall help. I am rarely sick but I am up for any help finding substitutes and avoiding the dreaded allergy bloat.


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Ok, I've posted a bit on a couple other places in this group, so I will "officially" introduce myself!

Right before my last child turned 1 (like 2 weeks) I broke out in hives from head to toe. My dr was dubious it was dairy allergy, but knowing my body, I knew I was. Well, it actually turned out to be much more than that. Dairy, oats, barley, beans, nuts, apples, peaches, and soy and rice sensitive were my start. My dr this year told me to go gluten free to help with fibromyalgia pain and I find that my face clears up without it, so I would say, I'm gluten allergic as well.

It was a hard adjustment. I had a 1 yr old, 3 yr old and 5 yr old! And a hubby that liked my cooking the "old" way! I was mad, sad, frustrated, got the "are you dairy allergic, or just lactose intolerant"? and "oh you poor THING! What do you EAT"??? (yes, I'm from down south!) It seemed like insult to injury to ask me that.... do people not think before they speak?

I started a big depression at that time, and finally broke down and got some meds to help. But it was AMAZING what happened when I started getting the food out of my system. Water POURED out of me! I had been HOT for so long, and all of a sudden I was COLD! I hadn't been COLD forEVER! I lost 30 lbs w/o trying! Now I have a hard time regulating my body temperature! LOL

I also did a lot of research online. See, I LOVE to cook, and I just HAD to learn to cook, so that my family and I could eat together, not me cook for me, and me for them. I found out a lot of neat tricks- dairy free corn chowder soup is still our favorite and the kids ask for it for their birthday meals! put chicken bullion (or cook with chicken broth) potatoes to mash, and reserve the liquid to smoothe them out after mashing. Add some garlic and salt and you hardly miss the milk. Get margarine- most are dairy free. And our family's favorite bread is dairy free- english muffin bread (dairy and fat free!) and it is a batter bread, so it is easy peasy!

After 8 years I can tell you I now have a different relationship with food. I used to look at food at a party and be obsessed with not eating it. Now it's not a big deal and I can enjoy the party because I figure most of it I can't eat anyway, so I might as well just enjoy the company! There's other things too, things hard to explain, but the way I feel or think about food is just... different. yeah, my hands are chapped sometimes a LOT (I can remember at first washing my hands 13 times one night while preparing dinner because I had handled food I couldn't eat, and didn't want to cross contaminate, etc). Now, I just make food for everyone. They have to deal with eating what I eat. If they want "crap"as I call it, then they can get it themselves! (back then, they couldn't! too young!)

So, that's me in a nutshell!


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There are a couple of ways to be tested for food allergies. I think 1 way is to have skin testing. The other way is a blood test. I had a E95 basic food panel & A95 extended food panel(IgE & IgG4) . This test checks for antibodies in the blood. These tests are $$$ and not many ins want to pay for it.

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I have a huge list food I am allergic, but the ones that bother me the most are milk and wheat. It is hard to come up with lunches that are filling and nutritious.

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I haven't formally been diagnosed with any food allergies but I have always had chronic sinusitis and asthma. I had started a diet which was very low carb and although it didn't agree with me for other reasons I noticed that for the first time in forever I could actually breathe through my nose!! (very exciting for me!) Anyway, I have given up the low carb diet and have basically adopted a vegan diet and I feel a whole lot better! I think the dairy was a big offender for me. Is there any way for a definate diagnosis? I also have gone gluten free as well and think this is helping alot too!

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1/26/10 11:46 P

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i have many allergies including oral allergy syndrome, but thankfully, i've found that i can eat the offending veggies when they are cooked. i could do the same with the fruits, but many fruits don't cook well.

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I would seek the help of a licensed nutritionist. You need serious advice so that you can both lose weight and stay healthy. Ask your doctor to recommend someone. Good luck! emoticon

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I have oral allergy syndrome, I cant eat anything with seeds. That means fruit and vegetables, it sucks cause I love them. I started becoming allergic to certain fruits and veggies when I was 17, now I cant have anything without causing some sort of reaction. That's when I started gaining weight, I didnt know what to eat. Honestly I still dont. Anyone have any ideas?

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Hi All - New to this team. I have had anaphyllactic reactions to Lobster and some fish as a kid and hives to tuna once when pregnant. In general, I don't do fish. Our house though is Peanut,Pea and Egg-free and free of most dairy products. I have two very allergic kiddos. So, I am dieting on their diet which is not very easy. I must say though, it has taught me to be creative and substitute with interesting alternatives! : )

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1/5/10 6:47 A

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unfortunately I don't think there is a way. I think we should vote for that and a "no milk" option as well. Or, maybe the ability to "block" a food from being given to you again? I'll see if I can find someplace to make the suggestion.

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1/5/10 3:22 A

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I just joined, and love the nutrition plans the system creates, but there is shellfish in the plan. Is there any way when creating conditions for your plan to make sure shellfish doesn't appear, but something else instead? Or do we just have to figure out what would be a nutritional equivalent? I know I can choose "no fish", but I can eat fish, just not shellfish....

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Omega-3 can be gotten from walnuts. Walnuts are fattening, so be careful. I take supplements, but they are derived from fish and shellfish. Check at your local health food store for a fish-free supplement.

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I'm deathly allergic to fish, not shellfish and randomly, I can have tuna but I'm still concerned about getting those Omega-3s!

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12/27/09 11:49 P

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I personally do not have any food allergies. My son who is 5 years old has severe allergies to peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish. My 2 year old son tested skin positive for peanut and shellfish at 9 months, but when we followed up with blood testing at a later age he was negative. The whole family avoids those 4 foods so it is not really that big of deal if he is allergic, although I would like to know for sure.

I am here to network, but to also find good foods that I can safely prepare for my whole family. I am finding that fish and nuts are really pushed in dieting plans, but I can never incorporate them. It is frustrating!

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Hey all! I am new to SP, but not to my allergy. I am allergic to milk and have been since birth. I cook a lot from scratch, make a killer chocolate mousse pie and LOVE tofutti. I have learned to bake muffins cookies and almost everything else without milk. My current weight came from banana nut & chocolate chip muffins in April followed by 8 days in Disney World where they take REALLY good care of people with allergies. Now I just have to figure out how to cook "light" versions! If you have questions on Dairy Free, let me know. I have been doing this for quite a while and I might be able to help!

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I have many food allergies which will cause me to have to go to the hospital. I am allergic to all tree nuts. lima beans, and mushrooms. I have an intolerance for most dairy,starchy foods, and red meat.

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9/25/09 11:44 P

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I don't have any allergies (meaning I won't go into shock) but I do have many intolerances - with the largest problem being corn (but my list also includes wheat, eggs, dairy, oats, and more). I found out about a year ago and am so glad to know. I felt better within a week of getting off of everything and felt even better when I quit eating meat. I know a lot of doctors don't buy the intolerance/sensitivity explanation but I feel better and that is all I really need to know!

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Hi- any good milk free diet plans?

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For 54 years I thought I was lactose intolerant but I decided to take wheat away and it turns out that I am wheat intolerant - all those years without ice-cream and in the last month I put on 5 pounds of it. Now I have to balance all out.

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I too am new to this board. My food allergies are turkey and dairy. I am also sensitive to most animal proteins. I find I have to make two meals as my husband loves the foods I need to avoid. What I find difficult is determining what symptoms are allergy related and which are not.

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I am new to this board I too have food allergies. I am allergic to seafood, especially shellfish (my favorite), dairy except milk and soy. I have to take antihistamines every morning and night to keep the hives and the swelling of my face and eyes at bay. It seems that everything I put in my mouth has soy it. It is in just about everything we eat. I eat a lot of fruits and vegetables (which I am sick of) and I eat a lot of carbs, which is not good either. I usually end up eating the foods that I am allergic to just because I am sick and tired of fruits and vegetables. I have no clue what else I can eat because the food I like is what I have an allergy to. (Any suggestions?)Right now I am fighting food allergies, hypothyroidism and high cholesterol. I went for blood work today I am hoping the results come back normal.

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Hubby has the dairy allergy and drinks lots of orange juice loaded with calcium, he loves it. You might consider adding that, it's easy to have with almost any meal.

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In my home, both I and my partner have different food allergies also. She is allergic to oranges, lemons, limes and pineapple. I am allergic to any corn products, cow and beef products( they eat corn in the feedlots and dairies and something in it passes through apparently), soy milk, soy beans, red grapes, cantelopes, raw nuts, raw mushrooms, molds, grasses, some trees, and rodent dander. I am sometimes sensitive to citrus and the tomatoes of the nightshade family(tomatoes, peppers, potatoes), so I haven't ruled them out yet. Since she gets severe migraines and has chronic pain due to car accidents, osteoarthritis and multiple surgeries the past year, I have not ruled out the possibilities of more food allergies. Neither of us can afford the testing but have been going by dietary elimination and reintroduction, watching for reactions.
My little sister led the way when she realized her breastfeeding baby son must be allergic to corn when after drinking sodas from a fast food drive-in several mornings in a row and he developed a head to toe rash and a nasty diaper rash! Later she has also figured out that she is allergic to ANY corn products, as she has gotten quite ill with gut irritation and generalized malaise and irritability when she got exposed to some ingredient in a previously safe 'Natural' toothpaste. That one took her 3 weeks to figure out what was different in her diet that was making her so sick!
What I have been doing is deleting any citrus, pineapple, corn, soy cow products from any recipe or dish. I like substituting canola or olive oil for butter and fresh or evaporated Goat's milk or apple/white grape juice or just water for the milk. I usually have to make some small adjustments to maintain the appropriate texture and consistency but I enjoy the experimentation. To get the sour cream taste I have found blending soft goat or sheeps cheese with some goats milk works well. It worked great in the Chicken Paprikas Gulyas Soup(Chicken Pepper Gulash Soup) I made for a campout potluck this past weekend. A lot of Hungarian and Indian foods have milk and cheese in them so I had to come up with something since I like both cuisines.
In "Alaska Sourdough" by Ruth Allman, the recipes mostly do not use milk products since they were developed when milk was a very rare and expensive commodity in Alaska. I love these sourdough hotcakes and breads.
Another book I found at my local library was "The Milk-Free Kitchen, Living Well Without Dairy Products" by Beth Kidder. She developed her recipes after her son came home from his first semester away at college and told her he had gotten sick and the doctors at the student medical center told he was allergic to milk. She is very practical mom and her recipes and suggestions are also. There is also a listing of cheeses that are from cows milk, goats milk and sheep milk. It has been very helpful in making the changes in my cooking.
Another book I have found helpful in managing the inflammation and diet is "The Inflammation Syndrome" by Jack Challem. It has food lists of common food allergies which gave me some heads up on things to check for and rule out.
My library also had "The Gluten-Free Gourmet Bakes Bread" by Bette Hagman. I haven't tried the recipes yet but so far they look good.

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Hubby has the dairy, eggs and wheat allergies, I have the severe corn allergy in our family. In addition we have allergies to soy, peanuts and sunflower seeds, yeast, tomatoes, strawberries, melons, and citrus.

We find the corn is the most difficult to stay away from, it's in everything. In a long grocery isle with both sides of cereals there is ONE without corn and wheat in addition to oatmeal, generic ToastyOs.

We each have our own bread, I use 7 grain and hubby uses oat. We buy in quantity and freeze. For dairy substitutes we look for things without the dairy seal(!) in the refrigerated area, like cheese, whipped toppings,etc. Hubby likes ice cold rice milk on his cereal.

We make dishes up to a point, then separate them and add the different ingredients we can't have the same of and store them in different kinds and colored refrigerator containers. We have standards that are completely different for favorite meals the other can't have, IE lasagna or spaghetti nights I have fish and share the vegetables and fruits. We drink water for nearly every meal now. I have milk for some meals but hubby prefers to only use the milk substitute for cereals or in making some desserts.

The internet is full of suggestions for substitutes. Applesauce seems to be a common substitute for alot of things in cooking and baking recipes! There are LOTS of folks like us out there and we are finding thru trial and error what works and what doesn't and sharing it on the internet. Take some time to google for allergy substitutes and you'll find lots to try. Vitamin supplements are important but you need to watch for corn fillers/sweeteners. Wish I had more time to give more ideas but need to go! emoticon

Oh, important note. Menus on Sparks are easy to change with allergies. You just click on the allergy food in the menu and an alternative list pops up to choose from. Or, just click on add and if what you want to eat isn't on the Sparks list, click the members button and it isn't on that list, click the add your own food or group of foods for favorite meals and remember to save it.

Edited by: TKJBSGETTINGFIT at: 7/11/2009 (12:37)
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7/8/09 8:37 P

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GUINEVERE23- Make sure you are actually lactose intolernet. You may have a milk allergy, which is different. A milk allergy is when you are allergic to the histamines in the milk. Just about everything has milk in in or whey,.try it out and see if you feel better.

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Hi, I recently learned that I am allergic to soy, peanuts, milk and now maybe wheat...what age range do you fall in? I am trying to figure out how this happened now and not when I was younger. I am 49.

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Saundra,

Your daughter sounds like my daughter. My daughter is 14, 165 and 5'4. Although she is still in the middle of growing her self esteem is low. I joined a gym (pLanet Fitness) and I go to the gym with her. Start her off on cardio for a few weeks and then try the 30 min work out. Also, if you say that you haven't always been a good role model - let her know if is never too late to start--for both of you. Good luck!

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Hi April, my name is April also...I have just learned that I am allergic to Milk soy and peanuts. The milk and soy allergy is an oral allergy which suppossedly make my body respond as if I were having a sever hay fever attack..throat closes, lungs close up..in addition I have always been allergic to shellfish. It is unbelivable how many things contain soy and milk..any help would be great in pointing me in the right direction on things I can eat.

April

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Hey all! I just joined this group and I am hoping it will help me along my way. I have recently found out that as many I have an allergy to wheat so I am trying to sustain a wheat/gluten free diet..now I have also found that I have a severe allergy to mold..in foods..so this means anything with vinegar, anything fermented..oye the list goes on and on. SO no salad dressing, I have to wash all of my fresh produce and fruits, not that I didn't anyhow :) I also do not eat a ton of meat sooo that leaves me with not to many options. Oh did I mention sulfites too! I really am at a loss of what to eat...any suggestions or does someone have any of the same problems? Any help is appreciated..have a Super Spark Day!

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6/1/09 8:06 P

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Hey Celticgirl786, All those sea foods are also in the sulfite allergy list. Are you possibly allergic to sulfites? This allergy has no age limit to starting the intolerance or sensitivity to it. Anyone at any age can become allergic. www.fda.gov/fdac/features/096_sulf.h
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Hi! I am a newbie to sparks! I am allergic to wheat, lobster, crab and shrimp. I am also intolerant to dairy products. I'm still learning how to adjust. I find it hard b/c the alternatives are higher in calories!

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Hi

I am wheat intolerant

Have been on a wheat-free diet since July 2007



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Hi Saudra,
Is she really, all to fruits, or is it the pesticides and other toxins imbedded in the skin of the fruits. Sweetheart, you may not be perfect and sometimes the showing of a natural weakness is more honest, loving, and real and may be a better lesson to her than being perfect could show her. We do tend to change shape with the flow of hormones! The junk in all American foods are not your fault, just the fault of the FDA and American farmers to produce so much artificial and hybrid stuff.


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If you miss out of life to the fullest; they win.
You are the happiness master of your own mind.
Thought is an active dynamic energy to harmonize and corrolate good.
Clear all paths to love thru forgiveness.
I may not recognize the significance until some time later.
Is my resistance to change really that strong?
Impatience does not provide the time to learn the lesson;
Awaken new ways to approach the dissolving of a problem;
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5/6/09 9:29 A

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I have been registered with Sparkpeople for over a year and have never really taken advantage of the benefits.

My daughter is 5' 8" tall and weighs 180 lbs. She has become very depressed about her weight and lives in hoodies to hide her belly. I feel that this is my fauly because I have not been a good role model for food and exercise. I want to lose weight and help her and my son learn to eat healthy and exercise. Something I was never shown how to do.

In addition, I recently went through allergy testing and among numerous allergies found out that I have "oral food allergy syndrome". I am allergic to most fresh fruits and veggies.

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Hi Team, I found my first food allergy by exploring celiac/gluten free foods. Then when these symptoms cleared I found several others. I have a book I try to follow called Adrenal Fatigue by James L. Wilson. www.adrenalfatigue.org. The facts help me see the light and better understand the holes found in the training of all American MD doctors on the subject of food and the human body. Wheat corn, barley, rye, oats, all chemicals added to foods to protect sweetness, color, flavor, size and thickness, moisture, etc… and all foods with any natural levels of sulfites and sulfates. For example a microscopic amount of any sulfite with 10 parts per million is a migraine creator in me. The Leaky-gut symptoms are better understood now and better avoided too.

The greatest love story is your own.
If you miss out of life to the fullest; they win.
You are the happiness master of your own mind.
Thought is an active dynamic energy to harmonize and corrolate good.
Clear all paths to love thru forgiveness.
I may not recognize the significance until some time later.
Is my resistance to change really that strong?
Impatience does not provide the time to learn the lesson;
Awaken new ways to approach the dissolving of a problem;
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I recently found out that I am allergic to wheat, soy, peanuts & tree nuts. After doing a couple of weeks of an elimination diet and then eating those foods again and getting sick, I'm ready to give them up for good and start feeling better. It's difficult to use the meal plans on the website, and substitutes in the grocery stores are very expensive, and very high in fat! Any suggestions for wheat/soy-free healthy recipes or resources?

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I haven't been to the doctor to be officially tested, but I've known that I had a lactose issue for years. Unfortunately it's gotten to be a lot worse lately, and I've cut it out almost entirely. I'm kind of struggling right now. Tracking my nutrition on sparkpeople shows me clearly whether or not I'm getting enough calcium, and I obviously haven't been for awhile now. So I've begun eating nonfat plain yogurt on everything, and I've added a multivitamin to get the rest. I tried Lactaid milk yesterday, and it made me sick, so I guess that's not going to be much of a solution for me. Looking into leafy green veggies as well, but they really don't pack the same calcium punch that dairy does.

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Food allergies really are the worst. Especially scary allergies like your peppers allergy. It seems that different states, different urban centers (rural, urban, west coast, east coast, Kansas) have different attitudes toward allergies. When I eat out - which is WAY TOO OFTEN - I usually go to the same places and get to know the staff and cooks. This makes special orders so much easier. At times, when I'm going out with friends to their "special restaurant" I will call in advance and ask about their menu and how they handle special requests. THey tend to be really grateful to get a heads up. Sometimes they are terrible, and I will end up asking my friends to change restaurants. They totally get my allergies and understand the need for me to stay alive.

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hey just joined this site and i'm having a hard time why does every meal plan or diet frozen dinner contain peppers i know it's a rare allergy but come on people help me out if i make my own stuff normal i just leave it out of recipes but pre made and restaurants are killer especially when you tell them you have a serious allergy to this they look at you as if you have three heads.

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Hello, I am new to this board.

I just got my food allergy results back....list of foods, most notably, "Chicken, Apples, Blueberries, Strawberries, Onion, Gluten, Black Pepper, Soybean, Wheat, Crab"

The Chicken really threw me off, as I eat that instead of red meat (thinking it would help me the last 2 yrs).....but, now it explains so much.

Been two days without those foods......feeling better and less bloated, inflammed, distressed from my gut.




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i'm allergic to peanuts. some days it's hard. i love granola but i can't just buy it b/c a lot of it is made in a factory that processes peanuts so i have to make it myself. but i just stay away from it for the most part.

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What are you allergic to? How do you adjust your diet to allow for those allergies?

I find that having a severe dairy allergy really interferes with dieting. All "pre-planned" diets, including SparkPeople, include dairy but don't show how to replace it safely. Soy milk, rice, or almond milk doesn't really do the trick and too much soy can be a problem (phytoestrogens).

I find that dealing with my husband's corn allergy and my step son's wheat allergy, in addition to all of us being allergic to dairy, really makes for a frustrating meal! Planning meals seems down right impossible.

What do you do for exchanges?

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