I am working on my master's thesis with a start-up company that is creating limited-ingredient, allergen aware products. I would love to hear from moms & dads making food in an allergen sensitive home.
How much have you changed your whole family's diet and how has that affected everyone? Does your child get jealous of others if they only have to eat special food?
I have an anaphylactic allergy to peanuts and all legumes, including chickpeas. My husband loves hummus and frequently makes tuna and hummus sandwiches. The problem is that he leaves the hummus bowl sitting in the sink filled with water, but not actually washed out with soap, and I suspect that counters are not cleaned either. I always panic when I see that hummus bowl in the sink, but I get treated like a nag when I persistently demand for immediate clean up. I haven't had an allergic reaction from home cross contamination yet...but I'm worried that I won't be taken seriously unless I do. Advice? What are best practices for cleaning home kitchens for allergens?
I have allergies to several foods (milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts) but I’ve noticed when I eat things with kelp/seaweed, I get indigestion and an itchy mouth and throat. It doesn’t seem to be anaphylactic but I’m just wondering if anyone has any knowledge on this.
I Believe I may have food allergies which causes my brain fogginess and impaired cognition - that of which causes crippling anxiety. This hypothesis comes after a great long list of trial and error regarding many concepts in my life. My symptoms go up and down over and over and the only thing that changes and is not consistent is the food I put in my mouth. There, If were too have a food allergy, say to corn or something like that, would there be a supplement for instance; Niacin that would reduce the build up or effect of the food catalyst causing my symptoms. I say this because Ive played around with certain diets and just cannot do it and need to wait until I can get testing. I feel the allergen is quite specific as Ive eaten clean and certain things but no avail. Then some days ill have bread, cookies, bad stuff. And Ill be absolutely fine for like ages. Just dont get it. Any help would be much appreciated thanks.
I'm interested in what other parents have done for their kids with egg allergies around Easter? Do you let you kids dye hard-boiled eggs? Do you stick to plastic eggs? If plastic only, what do you fill your eggs with? Most candy I've looked into has cross contamination warnings. (Jelly beans aren't a good choice for my toddler). Easter baskets will mainly be things and trinkets this year, but I thought I'd ask about the egg-dying thing because I know Grandma will have a hard time giving up that tradition.
I was diagnosed with CIU a year ago and medications aren't working for me so I want to try a low histamine diet but while searching the web I couldn't find many foods that were low in histamine. Can any of you help me?
I was sick of always feeling bloated, and even after my son was almost a year old, I looked 6 months pregnant. I looked 6 months when I was 3 months, and by full term, people thought I had twins. I didn't have excess weight anywhere else.
I went to a couple of doctors, one diagnosed non-celiac gluten intolerance, and basically said I would get used to avoiding foods.
I did an elimination diet, and felt great. Slowly introducing foods, I realized that in addition to wheat, I also reacted to potato. Long term dietary changes have proven it's potato starch. Not the protein.
My reactions are severe itching with gluten, and severe bloating with potato, both occur 24 hours later. I also get severe headaches due to inflammation. I'm sure there's a leaky gut component, or something, but my doctors are dismissive, and not getting me answers on how to live with this, or if I should be treating something. I was referred to a dietitian, and that's all.
So apart from avoiding everything, potato starch is everywhere, what do I do now? Who should I talk to? The people I saw before were a naturopath and a GP. Would an allergist do me any good for an intolerance? Would a nutritionist be able to help me heal?
I've been cooking all my own meals for years now. I have celiac disease and my hypersensitivity to gluten prevents me from eating out. On top of that, I have also developed a sensitivity to soy, dairy, and tomatoes. I'm starting to get burned out on all my usual foods and recipes, causing me to fall back on junk food that I would rarely eat normally. I'm also studying many hours every day in preparation for returning to medical school in a month. The daily grind of studying causes me to fall back on sugary foods as a reward and coping strategy. I want to eat whole, healthy food but I'm running out of motivation on all sides. I'm looking for recipes, cooking strategies, new foods to try, and support from people who have been in the same situation.