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Here is a list of ingredients that contain milk.

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Here is a list of ingredients that contain wheat.
http://www.wheat-free.org/all.html

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Hi Judith,
I found your comment about craving things with wheat in them because of a wheat allergy VERY INTERESTING! emoticon hahaha! Now that is right where I LIVE!! I had never thought of that!

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My food allergies are:
spinach
pimentos
sulfites
nutra-sweet
wheat
milk
nuts
The wheat, milk and nuts is newly diagnoses due to 14 months of on and off hives. Since cutting these ou,t the hives are better and wow no gastro issues. I thought it was too much fiber in my diet but it was either the wheat or milk.

I am coping by eating "whole" foods. Cooking from scratch is my goal for healthy eating anyway. Someone asked if eating wheat when allergic makes you more hungry. I have read that you often crave the foods you are allergic to. I have been much more satisfied since cutting out breads and dairy. The alternative foods I eat, rice milk, corn, brown rice, I don't crave I did with breads and pastas.

Milk Allergy:
Dairy free is not always safe. Casein is a milk derivative and found in many "dairy free" products. Most of these products are made for people who are lactose intolerant not for milk allergy. Canned tuna, non-dairy products, and meat often contain casein. Also check labels for whey.Lactic acid starter culture often contain milk. This is in the turkey pepperoni sitting in my fridge.

Wheat Allergy:
Any product listing "natural ingredients" and "modified food starch" may contain wheat. Vinegar may have been produced from fermented wheat so check with the company that makes the food to find out the source of the vinegar.
Replace 1c wheat flour with: (I have not tried these yet)
7/8c rice flour
5/8c potato starch flour
1c soy flour plus 1/4c potato starch flour
1c corn flour
Gluten free does not always mean wheat free.

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You're SO right! I actually had a whole day without itchy hives yesterday. I'm not sure what I did but had a 2 hour episode in the middle of the night. Even SO, it is a HUGE improvement! Thanks for the encouragement!

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just remember - cooking for yourself is a cheaper & HEALTHIER option anyway emoticon

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I'm so glad to have found this team... if only to vent about the frustration of finding yet another food that gives me hives!
I'm allergic to penicillin, sulfa, and aleve. (hives!)
I just found out that Splenda gives me hives (after more than 2 weeks of unending itching... I'm hoping that I've discovered the cause.)
Ten years ago, after suffering with daily hives for more than 2 years, I found out that I should avoid beans, beef, citrus, eggs, and wheat; am allergic to Xanthan gum and Karaya gum, and have since childhood been very allergic to shellfish.

They put Xanthan gum in EVERYTHING lately. It is even in a diet soda I've enjoyed, as well as Lubriderm lotion, EVERY commercial salad dressing, and used as a binder in sausage... they don't even have to mention the name of it, just call it a binder.
How I wish that companies HAD to label foods with exactly what additives they have in them.

How I'm (starting) to cope? I'm learning that I must cook at home (or be miserable), and HAVE to read labels.

Thanks for "listening" to my rants!
hugs, Jeri



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Wow! Ok, now I guess I don't feel so bad. I'm allergic to all tree nuts. Not YET anaphlyatic shock allergic, but it gets worse with every exposure. It's gotten so sensitive that "made on equipment that processes tree nuts" is enough to make the inside of my mouth blister. How's that for fun? Yes, I have an Epipen just in case.

Generally I can't eat any "health food" or protein bars. I'm looking into making my own. It's surprising the number of things that have almond flour in them. Sad thing is, it's a new allergy, just the last few years so I can still remember my fondness for Macadamia nuts!

Mostly I deal with it by being glad I can't eat unlabeled baked goods or candies that show up at work and tell my friends to eat them all so I can live through their joy. :)

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I see I'm the first of my kind here. :) I'm allergic to the binding agent in corn syrup, chewable vitamins, and cheap, form-pressed meats. It's probably in more than that since a lot of foods with long lists of chamicals upset my stomach.

I had no idea getting the allergy test could give you so much information. I'll have to ask my doctor about one next time I go!

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Holey moley, I have been reading this thread and I consider myself lucky to only be allergic to two items - eggs and sunflower products. These two are pretty pervasive, though, and I have to be careful everywhere I go.

Mine are also fortunately not IgE allergies - these are delayed food sensitivities, or IgG allergies. Ingesting eggs or sunflower products won't put me in the hospital, but it does make my life miserable. Eggs cause me pretty intense joint and muscle pain, and sunflower causes depression. In both cases, the more I ingest, the more severely I react. An egg reaction takes 3-12 hours to manifest, and 4 or 5 days to subside. Sunflower reactions start to show up 24 hours after ingestion, and take a full week to run their course from time of consumption.

As a general rule, if I can't read an ingredient list, I don't take a chance on it. I make as many meals as possible at home. I often pre-eat before going to functions, and make sure I have allergy-friendly snacks in my purse or vehicle just in case.

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My name is lindsay and my whole family is allergic to something.

I myself can not eat, milk or dairy products, this includes casein. No gluten eggs, chicken or corn. Also additives to meats such as nitrates.

My youngest is also dairy gluten and corn, food colorings.
the oldest is dairy and gluten, food coloring and artificial flavorings.




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Hi, I just joined the team and I am allergic to soy, broccoli, spinach. I try to avoid them by cooking from scratch.

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I just joined this team last week. My list of allergies seem to grow with every test (my allergiest tests me yearly). My major food allergies are dairy, soy "dairy", & any kind of artifical sweetener, including Splenda & Truvia. I have a slight allergy to white potatoes & beef. I am also severely allergic to aluminum which makes eating out a royal pain seeing as I don't know what's been cooked in aluminum pans or covered with aluminum foil, etc. I really have to watch out for non-vegetable dyes, especially red & blue.

I've pretty much learned to read all labels & avoid what I can. When it comes to calcium, I stick with a dye-free calcium + vitamin D pill & I try to eat as many calcium-rich veggies as I can.

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It's taken me 3 years to feel like I've made enough progress in this area. I am allergic to: milk product (casseine); gluten (bread, pasta, etc); blueberries; beef, chicken, lunch meats (additives); chemicals added to canned foods.

I use rice flour, fava bean flour, etc for baking. Recipes are not as tasty as with white flour, but I can eat them without dying;) I use soy milk, rice, milk, nut milk in place of cow's milk. I eat soy yogurt and frozen desserts, ditto for coconut milk. Crisco makes a product to replace butter and oil for baking; applesauce can also replace oil. Thnakfully I am not allergic to eggs! I am trying to prepare one large baked product dish to get through the work week munchies, instead of stopping at a store and trying to find something i can eat. Hope this was helpful and be patient! peace, Mary

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How are you all finding out that you have this allergy to the different foods? My daughter has an appt. with the new allergist that did find with a blood test that she was allergic to wheat, soy, dairy, eggs, oats, and peanuts. Did you do a prick test or was it process of elimanation? I really want to help her anyway I can.

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cacox1 Can a reaction to eating gluten really be being starving? Because I am like that when I eat pizza or rolls or anything that would have been more gluten ingreidients.

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Hi KELLYRBFITZ, I am new to this group but not to allergies. Your doctor should have given you a list of allergic reactions. The list is quite long. Symptoms can be immediate or slow in showing themselves. You might try one of those medical sites for the list of allergic reactions. Try adding one new food every other day and eat it 2 to 3 times looking for changes in the way you feel (hot, edgy, sick, itchy, etc.), the way you look (flushing, hives, gas, bloating, etc.) and even the way you act (anger, etc). Reactions that take more than a few hours often are hidden from us....for instance....I am gluten intolerant. When I eat gluten, it lowers my immunity and gives me the sniffles however the biggest symptom I never noticed until I quit eating it for 6 months and then ate two dinner rolls....12 to 14 hours after eating the rolls I was starving...not just a little hungry...I could not keep my hands off of food....lol....and I used to wonder why I was overweight....now I know. After you test a food, go back to your original eating plan for a few days to clear all reactions before testing another food. I learned this from doing the elimination diet. I no longer have to do that. I am discovering smaller reactions now that I am off most of the major allergens for me and I am watching for every little reaction. My most irritating reaction is constant throat clearing. It is turning up quite often. Hope this helps...

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I was recently tested and found out that out of the 59 items they tested me for, I am definitely not allergic to 15 of them. The other 44 are possibilities. Most proteins (except beef and chickent), most nuts (except brazil nuts), most fruits (except lemons and raspberries), most veggies (except broccoli), and most grains. I haven't actually adjusted very well yet.
How do you know for certain to what you're allergic? Allergy testing isn't 100% accurate, or so I've been told. I can't do the typical lamb & rice diet and start adding things because I might be allergic to rice - and they didn't test for lamb. What now?

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Hi! I found out about a month ago that I have many food allergies that I didn't know about for 30 years! I just turned 30 and have had so many health problems. I was diagnosed with Anemia when I was young, had problems with my immune system for years, found out that I had severe Grave's Disease with hyperthyroidism when I was 20 (was so severe that they said I would have died in two months if I had not found out that I had it) and am now hypothyroid after two radioactive I-131 treatments. I found out a month ago that I'm allergic to many foods that may have aggravated my immune disorders. Some of the foods I'm very reactive to are:

Eggs
Wheat
Yeast (Baker's and Brewer's)
All cheeses except blue cheese
Onions

I was so reactive to yeast that they're making me follow a Candida diet...that is, no vinegar, olives, alcoholic beverages, dressings, condiments, sugars (of all types except Stevia), mushrooms, teas, soy and tamari (basically anything fermented). I feel like I can't eat anywhere!

My reactions to these foods has gotten more and more severe. The other day, I ate at a Chinese restaurant. I asked for my dish without onions and soy and fish sauce; but, they made it with onions and just took them out at the last minute. I became really sick just an hour after eating with hives, nausea, diarrhea, and sinus drainage. My throat began to close up and I felt pressure on my chest.

Now I'm very weary about eating out and not sure where I can go besides steakhouses. I've also realized that 'gluten-free' doesn't mean 'yeast-free' and that I have to be very careful with ingredients. Some restaurants have been very helpful; I went to a Japanese steakhouse where they prepared my meal in the back, without any sauces or allergic foods.

I'm realizing that I probably have to cook all my meals, even though I'm exhausted by the time I come home from work, after standing on my feet all day teaching, and don't feel like cooking at all. Hopefully I will get used to this new way of life, but it's so frustrating now. I used to love food, cooking food and sharing it with friends and family. Now I've deleted all the cooking shows I used to Tivo and am learning to accept the fact that I am a French teacher who will never be able to eat cheese, bread and drink wine!

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I am new to this group. I have found out last year that I am allergic to apples, nectarines and cherries (as I have reacted to these)- all three of these items belong to the birch family. When my family doctor recieved the consult back from the allergist, they were unable to give me a value for the birch allergy; the value was way above what they test for! I am also listed to have a wheat allergy. I haven't actually done anything for my allergies as of yet. Things started to click together for me in the last few days, and I am ready to plan and take the next step and see if what my body is experincing is infact food allergy related.

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I introduced myself on the "new" thread under introductions. I'm new to food allergies, in that I just found out yesterday to what things I am allergic:

Kidney beans
pinto beans
cranberries
cow's milk
cheese
brewer's yeast
baker's yeast.

I can figure out how to avoid pinto and kidney beans, as well as cranberries, cow's milk, and cheese. But I know there are a number of things that contain cows milk, that I might need to avoid, but might unwittingly eat. My list of reactive foods from IMMUNO-Lab in Florida said "cheese", but I am hoping this is just cheese from cow's milk, as I have the ok to eat goat's and sheep's milk/products.
Brewer's and baker's yeast: beyond the obvious beer, wine, bread/baked goods, I'm worred I will be consuming yeast without knowing it.

I have lived my entire life on a diet of loving WINE, BREAD, and CHEESE. I am sort of freaking out here.

Help? yeast free breads? Rice cheeses? Any supplements I can take to inhibit symptoms, so I can have a GLASS OF WINE????

ARRRGH

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hi im new and having a hard time not for me but for my 5 year old . hes allergic to SOY, walnuts nutmeg, and all types of trees moulds and animals . cooking is a nightmare, i have to make my own bread and pretty much everything for him. trying to find meal plans he can have is hard ( trying to get him all the nutrition he needs). so he gets sick at least once a week. and soy as most of you know is in everything including craft glues( which he cannot avoid because he has started kindergarten) shampoos, deli meats canned prepackaged foods. he can have dairy all he wants so thats great , but any recipes or tips i can get would be wonderful.

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Napcast - to give my answer to your question - I have a basic stew recipe and also change the veggies depending what is available. I don't change the major carbohydrate contributors, so I don't worry about being totally exact on my calorie count. I just use the same number, even though it is not 100% correct.

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I cook from scratch a lot too. Because of that, I invested in a recipe software application that I really like - The Living Cookbook. I think you download a trial version. http://www.livingcookbook.com/

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Napcast here. Lucky I only have to cook for myself. Eating at the rest of my family homes is difficult - usually I take my own food.
I have a question about calculating calories when you cook from scratch. One thing I make is soup completely from scratch. As example, last Sunday I made my chicken stock, strained it and removed fat. I add chicken breast, organic whole wheat noodles, onion, carrots, celery, green beans, yellow squash and zucchini. The soup varies each time I make it depending on what the stores have. Actually it becomes more of a stew than a soup I have so many vegetables added in. I end up making about 12-1 cup servings.
How do you go about calculating how many calories?

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Oooh, NAPCAST, you have a real challenge. I'd be curious on some of your recipes. Are you also trying to feed others while feeding yourself?

Grocery shopping at any time is a gamble with food allergies. Manufacturers can use materials in making even single ingredient foods and not list them since the rules call those things "manufacturing materials" not ingredients. They can change their practices and those materials and not tell us so something that was OK suddenly isn't.

It takes me so long to do my grocery shopping since I read ingredients even on stuff that I buy all the time.

Every so often, I can see the attraction of joining the folks that go off grid and live off the land so I could better control what goes into what I eat. Of course, I like my internet too much so it's only a passing thought. I have started just recently raising some of my food in containers and I LOVE the farmers market since I can talk to the growers directly.

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Hi and thank you, I have to cook from scratch and I make it up as I go anymore. Most of the recipes call for so many ingredients that I can't have and not sure how to substitute for. About 95% of pre-packaged food if off limits.
I learned a nasty lesson last year with fruit juice. If the food industry use less than a certain percent as a preservative they don't have to list on the packaging as an ingredient.


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That is a new one to me, NAPCAST. As usual, a lot of things get lumped in to the "spices, natural/artificial flavoring" category. That is usually where it gets me! I am at the point in my life where I prepare most (90%) of my food myself. Bread and pasta come premade from the store, but most everything else I eat is single ingredient when I buy it. It just seems easier that way. Do you prefer to cook from scratch or do you prefer to have foods pre-made?

PS - welcome to the team!

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Hi, I am new. I have multiple allergies - tropical fruits and my worst 'Balsum of Peru' which covers a list of spices, vegtables and fruit.
Manufactured foods have it labeled as "spices, natural/artificial flavoring and sodium benzoite". It is used to extend the shelf life of processed foods plus it is found naturally in many fruits, vegtables and spices which are too numerous to list.
As it is an natural product of an evergreen tree from South America it is used in organic products as well.
It is used in medicines, personal hygene products, perfumes and cosmetics also which I also have reactions to.
Is anyone else allergic to 'Balsum of Peru' as a food allergen?

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Thank you for the welcome, NOTMILK. I've been around SP for years, off and on.

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Welcome to the team! Are you new to SP too?

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Howdy,

I have been diagnosed as allergic to beef and pork in any form although I have reactions to any red meat as well. I also have intolerances for salmon, lobster, oysters, clams, crabs, and some other stuff. Amazingly, shrimp are OK. I eat a lot of beans, soy, chicken, fish, and turkey.

I adjust by reading the ingredients in everything and doing most of my own cooking. I often go out with my friends and drink water while they eat. They are used to it now and realize it's much nicer than me having a reaction. It's about what is important - we are there for friendship, not food.

LIZZARD1012 - I have a friend with allergies to pepper. I've seen how many people just don't understand. Fortunately, she's not anaphylactic on them so far.

I get the same kind of thing except people say "but the food is NATURAL". Yeah, it will NATURALLY KILL ME!

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Hello!

I'm allergic to milk/dairy but I still eat it. The Skim milk doesn't bother me too badly as long as it's just in a bowl of cereal and only once a week. Other dairy products, as long as it is reduced fat or fat free doesn't bother me too badly most days. Although just stepping foot into a Cold Stone Creamery is likely to make me feel like dying.

I am VERY allergic to peppers of pretty much any kind. Even regular black pepper that is added to everything gives me a reaction. My tongue gets swollen, my mouth feels like it's on fire and I break out in a rash and start sweating. That is the HARDEST thing because people don't believe that someone can actually be allergic to peppers. I ask if peppers are in EVERYTHING and the answer is generally- but they're not hot- it's all hot to me! It's soo bad because peppers can help boost the metabolism and are good fillers in a lot of things. =(

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Hey all, I became super-intolerant of dairy last year and now I am trying out a gluten-free diet as well to see if my symptoms improve.

Adjusting to the lack of dairy was really tough for me, I literally ate dairy at every meal for about 23 years, and dairy foods were my favourite foods (Cheese, milk, rice pudding, creamy curries, pasta or risotto with parmesan...) I was a vegetarian for a while and so I got used to eating a diet that was very dairy-reliant. But gradually it has become much easier and now I don't miss eating dairy at all.

Until I stopped eating gluten a few days ago, I found kosher products and recipes were a great way to eat European-style foods without the butter, milk, etc. I also ate a lot of Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Vietnamese food, but now I'm cooking them at home with non-gluten ingredients instead! I feel very lucky that I don't have more severe allergies and had a relaxed 23 years of eating whatever I wanted.

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I took allery shots for many years. About 16 years
ago, my doctor released me because I was doing
so well. She stated that I would probably be able
to stay off them for about 2 years. When tested,
I was allergic to vinegar, anything acidic, coffee,
canaloupe, green beans, cottonseed oil & chocolate.
I am sure that those have changed and I have many
more by now.

"I lift up my eyes to the hills-where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of Heaven and Earth."
Psalm 121: 1-2 (NIV)


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8/19/10 9:56 P

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I am allergic to chocolate, peanuts, beets, wheat, dairy, shellfish, potatoes, and coffee. I get replacements for thoughs that I can find. My mom, step-dad, and older brother(I am the middle child) all needs to either go to most of the stores for me or drive me.

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Dairy allergy and lactose intolerant (GI/Asthmatic Bronchitis)
Yeast breads (Asthmatic Bronchitis
Maltodextrin intolerant (GI)
Sucralose/Splenda (GI)
Maltitol (sp)/Malitol(sp) (GI)

Caffeine and drug sensitivity (hypersensitivity)
Chocolate/theobromine sensitivity (nearly narcoleptic)


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8/10/10 9:22 P

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Yes, the Tofutti ice cream is generally OK (just the sandwhiches...) but I can only deal with the "fake" cream cheese (also known as "caulk" in my house)if it's spread very thin and covered with lox, tomato and red onion!

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8/9/10 8:02 P

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ANNLOSHAW - me too. And I just don't like the taste of the rice/soy milks. Since they don't offer any unique nutritional replacement for Milk (calcium) I can do without thanks! However, on the creamy stuff front - I love Tofutti cream cheese, sour cream and ice cream substitutes. Also, rich whip makes a non dairy whipped topping that makes killer pies. Of course all of these are treats because they are loaded with calories!

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Find the purpose behind your goals, because you will get what you ask for. Make sure you want it for the right reasons.


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I'm allergic to any milk protein, not just the intolerance. As I'm a bit of a taste snob, I do NOT like substitutes as a rule, because they don't taste like dairy :) I learned to drink coffee black and just try to find good food that doesn't happen to have dairy. I'm VERY careful to read labels, and generally eat much healthier as practically all process/prepared food has whey in it....Keeping up with the protein is difficult...I love meat but it's a lot even for me!

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I have a hard time reaching protein goals some days too. I have turned to Chicken, shrimp & tuna to fill out a day that is light. It is kind of nice to say - please don't eat the shrimp in the freezer, it is for my diet :).

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Find the purpose behind your goals, because you will get what you ask for. Make sure you want it for the right reasons.


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I am so glad there is a group like this. I am used to people encouraging me to cheat on my allergy diet and exclaiming, "Welll WHAT can you eat?? WHERE can you eat??" Living in the country, it's hard to find the alternative grains, soyfree foods, etc. and restaurants can be a nightmare! My husband and I are becoming adventurers in ethnic and vegan/vegetarian cusines! I eat mostly fish, fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds. (Sounds like a bear diet.) and he eats meat but we find more there that I can eat than at say, a fast food or chain restaurant.

I am allergic to wheat, brewer's yeast, baker's yeast, corn, malt, (cow)dairy, soy, peanuts, tomatoes, pinto beans, navy beans, (and the related beans and grains in those families)and eggs.

I have adjusted by reading, buying many books second hand that include allery info and recipes, being an adventurous cook, traveling to the big city of Louisville, Kentucky to the Whole Foods Market for alternative foods and grains, traveling to eat at Ethnic, vegetarian restaurants, or vegan restaurants in Bloomington, Indiana, and shop the health food stores there. Those restaurants are usually very healthy with few ingredients. Some have very different grains such as quinoa or teff in an Ethiopian restaurant. I try to eat "clean" which is no processed foods, more natural. I try to eat as healthy as possible to boost my immune system. The less ingredients the better. I get allergy shots for food and inhalents. We are turning this into an adventure because at first it was a burden! Plus I eat so much healthier now! emoticon

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"That's not rain..That's SWEAT!"
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Hi. I just joined and am excited to find someone who can relate to food allergies. I am allergic to corn, nuts, berries, and intolerant to dairy, meat, and caffine. I also have alergies to grass, dirt, amimals, and mold. I am finding that as i get older it is becoming harder to find food I can eat. I need to become healther but it so hard when your food is so limited.

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Hi, I'm new to this group.

I have had a dairy intolerance for around 5 years now that I am told could have been brought on by gladualar fever (mono) as a teen. I try and eat as little dairy as possible, as I feel better off it, but I can eat up to a scoop of ice cream and not feel terrible. Without eating dairy I'm not bloated and I'm not a sluggish as I used to be!

To avoid dairy I use Soy/rice milk where possible, avoid chocolate 99.9% of the time and I am always searching for dairy alternatives.

~Jess~

There are no shortcuts. No magic bullets. No secret spells. What works is hard work, dedication, and a daily dose of chocolate.


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Hey all I am newish to this group and to knowing that I have a milk intolerance. I found out when I asked my sister who went dairy free--how she felt. She said that she no longer had the afternoon bloat and gas pain that she had had as far back as she could remember. I figured since she described the way that I felt most days that was probably a good indication that I could get relief by dropping dairy. I have been off of it since June (with a few relapses for ice cream--but no more since I found coconut ice cream) I have found lots of great substitutes for most things. I have noticed this time on Spark that I have had more trouble reaching my protein goals, because dairy was where I was getting most of it. I am not a vegetarian, but I just don't eat a lot of meats anyway--bring on the hummus, I guess!

Why spend money on what is not bread,
and your labor on what does not satisfy?
Listen, listen to me, and eat what is good, and your soul will delight in the richest of fare.

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I am allergic to over a hundred environmentals PLUS alchohol, chocolate, seafood (all fish, shellfish and mussels and have a high sensitivity to caffeine and nuts.

Honestly I try to eat at home alot, make sure to always have my allergy medicine with me and eat VERY slowly when in new settings.

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I am allergic to chocolate, peanuts, beets, wheat, dairy, shellfish, potatos, and coffee. This is difficult at school I can have a bunless hamburger, chili, or a salad that is not already in a container. There is no grocery store that is easy enough for me to get to that have enough of a selection for me.

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Have to eat wheat for the next few days as I am at a conference.Otherwise doing well.

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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So far so good on my diet.My patient was also doing good especially with the enzymes acting with the probiotics.

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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Am doing cleansing diet and am then going to start a mainly vegetarian diet with probiotics and enzymes.Wish me luck!

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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