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Posted by: spacecanada
« on: November 04, 2016, 05:32:52 PM »

It's hard to do this come turkey, so if you can stand your reactions, I recommend weening yourself off slowly.
This is extremely dangerous advice.  If you are allergic to a food you must cut it from your diet completely and immediately to avoid life-threatening reactions.  Past reactions cannot predict future reactions when it comes to true food allergies: having the sniffles one time could lead to hives or throat swelling next time.  If you are diagnosed with any food allergy (by a certified allergist!), get yourself two EpiPens (or other epinephrine autoinjectors), keep them on your person at all times, and avoid your allergens and traces of your allergens at all times. 
Posted by: Anonymous
« on: November 02, 2016, 09:52:23 PM »

Hey there!

I have also been diagnosed with all three of these allergies. Fear not, it is possible! I went through my whole life not knowing about these allergies, but found out about 4 years ago, I'm 27. Concentrate on the corn free list first, most all of the foods you'll be looking at, if they have wheat or soy, they very likely have corn derivatives in it as well. I've found my diet is very rich in flavor now, so look forward to that! I get my carbs/starches from sweet potatoes and peas/beans. That should help with some of the bread cravings you'll get as you rid your body of the things it's been used to for a long time (takes about 3 months). If you're starting this diet for the first time, beware that you may feel ill for those first three months, then get really sick for about a week, but then you'll feel the best you've ever felt thereafter! There are a ton of recipes for people with our allergies and they are all awesome, but some take some perfecting (just run a Google search for what you want to make and list the allergies, the brownies are to die for)! Count your eating out days goodbye, though. Restaurants are very tricky to navigate; many won't cater to these allergies together, none of them will lower the price of your meal even though your allergies take away 60% of the typical serving, but you can get an occasional free meal when they cause a hive reaction!

Oh, and if you like salads, make your own dressing! I use 50/50 100% grapeseed oil and white wine vinegar and add dill weed, onion powder, and whatever other spices you like, makes a great vinaigrette and you can take it to restaurants and feel confident you can avoid your allergies with a sale, although, avoid chicken in restaurants at all costs, every one I've been in that serves chicken marinates it an oil (typically olive), which for restaurants, means they use an oil that is mixed with vegetable oil (corn).

It's hard to do this come turkey, so if you can stand your reactions, I recommend weening yourself off slowly.

Good luck!
Posted by: lakeswimr
« on: April 22, 2016, 07:51:09 PM »

I would think that mushrooms would be great....portobellos are delicious on the grill or in a soup (you can buy dried mushrooms and blend them into a powder to make the stock and it works extremely well).  I would say go fresh.....soy is a main ingredient in a lot of PACKAGED foods, but they can't put soy in a fresh salad or squash  :)  Try doing spaghetti squash with a nice garlic tomato sauce.  Roast potatoes, try a bean salad.  Once you get going, I think you'll realize that there is a lot open to you.

I'm not vegan myself, but have a friend who has shared a lot of delicious recipes with me.

You have to have protein.  I'm a veggie and now have to be vegan but I make sure to have protein.  If you avoid soy you have to have some other protein. 
Posted by: TeddyCan
« on: April 06, 2016, 12:04:15 PM »

Jennifer is right. In my opinion, you can take rice as staple. You can also take oat meal sometime if you like. And paleo diet would go just fine with you. Also drink plenty of water to keep your body hydrated. Dehydrated body often causes enhanced production of histamine. Consult an immunologist for better guidance on what you should eat and what not.
Posted by: BrandyWineSeattle
« on: December 10, 2015, 03:03:41 PM »

I would think that mushrooms would be great....portobellos are delicious on the grill or in a soup (you can buy dried mushrooms and blend them into a powder to make the stock and it works extremely well).  I would say go fresh.....soy is a main ingredient in a lot of PACKAGED foods, but they can't put soy in a fresh salad or squash  :)  Try doing spaghetti squash with a nice garlic tomato sauce.  Roast potatoes, try a bean salad.  Once you get going, I think you'll realize that there is a lot open to you.

I'm not vegan myself, but have a friend who has shared a lot of delicious recipes with me.
Posted by: lakeswimr
« on: November 10, 2015, 07:14:24 PM »

I need help my daughter broke out real back over 2 yrs ago and we finally got allergy testing done well that test came back she was allergic to a lot of trees weeds etc. this past week she starting flareing up out of nowhere so I took her back to the dr. today and they did a food allergy test on her and comes back she needs to be on a glutin free diet also shows that she is allergic to soy, wheat all nuts, barley, core, potato, rye, chicken, turkey, all basically all the fish. what could anyone recommend me to feed her? I have been going through my cabnets and everthing I have has soy, corn syrup, or wheat in them. im so lost what to do now

Testing has a very high false positive rate meaning people test as allergic but are not allergic quite often.  Because of this, testing can't diagnose a food allergy.  if your child has been eating those foods and not having immediate reactions (within 2 hours of eating the food), then those are likely false positives.  Has your child had reactions to those foods?  Allergy testing has to be combined with reaction history to make a diagnosis.
Posted by: rebekahc
« on: October 29, 2015, 04:18:07 PM »

Hi Ashley and welcome!

What kind of doctor did you take your daughter to?  You need to see a good, board certified allergist who is very familiar with the diagnosis and treatment of food allergies.  Allergy testing is not accurate, so you'll need a good doc to help you figure out what (if any) foods your child is really allergic to.

I'd suggest reading the posts in this thread by our active members - those with 1000s of posts - because they contain good information.  I'd also suggest you check out this Other foods/MFA/EE section of the board for posts about multiple food allergies (MFA) and corn.  Soy and wheat also have their own sections. 

Like I said earlier in this thread, you will not find a packaged food that is free from corn, soy and wheat - it's just about impossible.  If she's really allergic to all three, you'll probably need to feed her whole, minimally processed foods like fresh produce, rice, fresh meat, etc. - basically anything that just has one ingredient. Beware, most seasonings will have corn in them, even table salt.  Here's a link that might help you avoid corn ingredients http://go.livecornfree.com/list

Right now, pollen is really bad in many areas of the U.S., so it could be that your daughter is simply having reactions to that or it's making her system hyper aware so she reacts to things she would normally tolerate.  Do you have her on a daily non-drowsy antihistamine?
Posted by: ashley
« on: October 29, 2015, 03:22:53 PM »

I need help my daughter broke out real back over 2 yrs ago and we finally got allergy testing done well that test came back she was allergic to a lot of trees weeds etc. this past week she starting flareing up out of nowhere so I took her back to the dr. today and they did a food allergy test on her and comes back she needs to be on a glutin free diet also shows that she is allergic to soy, wheat all nuts, barley, core, potato, rye, chicken, turkey, all basically all the fish. what could anyone recommend me to feed her? I have been going through my cabnets and everthing I have has soy, corn syrup, or wheat in them. im so lost what to do now
Posted by: YouKnowWho
« on: December 21, 2014, 11:05:55 AM »

Heidi - were you diagnosed only by blood and not by reactions?  Blood tests sans reactions are notoriously unreliable.  If you are reacting and cannot pinpoint your reactions, you may need to start an elimination diet with the help of your allergist.  Preferably a board certified allergist who specializes in foods, not an enviromental allergist who dabbles in foods.

There is no one set diet that will help over another.  Sesame, corn and strawberries are not required to be labeled within products.  Corn can be found in meats (solution used to preserve them and it doesn't have to be listed). 
Posted by: heidi
« on: December 21, 2014, 08:26:02 AM »

 :dunce :insane: on the food allergy deal, I was diagnosed with corn, wheat ,soy,strawberries, and sesame was high on the list also...blood test allergies. Can somebody out there provide a list  or some tips on what you CAN eat. Its very frustrating, looking at allll of these label out there the ~) ~)y all have one or the other...is a paleo diet the way to go ..? Any advice would be appreciated
Posted by: Chana
« on: November 17, 2014, 11:00:38 PM »

For those who can't consume wheat,soy
Or corn : you can eat quinoa ,buckwheat (does not have wheat ) amaranth,
Millet . In the Internet there are tones of recipes that can help with the transition.
Posted by: CMdeux
« on: July 31, 2014, 06:14:57 PM »

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/AllergiesFood/story?id=4520699

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Question: I was diagnosed with food allergy by a naturopath/homeopath. Should I see an allergist before I start avoiding foods?

Answer: So there's really two answers to that question. It gets back to an earlier question we reviewed it which is, "How do you accurately diagnose food allergy?" And at this time the only meaningful modalities for diagnosing food allergy are the skin test or the IgE RAST test.

Other methods that may be used by naturopaths or homeopaths have not been validated.


Posted by: CMdeux
« on: July 31, 2014, 05:34:29 PM »

naturopath do muscle testing

Well, firstly-- naturopaths are not equipped in any way, shape, or form to diagnose or treat IgE-mediated, true food allergy.

They also have a rather sketchy relationship more generally with food intolerance diagnosis/treatment.  http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/igg-food-intolerance-tests-what-does-the-science-say/

Interestingly, most practitioners who diagnose such allergies also recommend supplements that they can provide to patients. 

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Diagnostic tests can be as pseudoscientific as treatments. To evaluate, we ask the following:

    Analytic validity: How reliable is the testing? This includes within-laboratory and between-laboratory precision.
    Clinical validity: How consistently and accurately does the test detect an objectively-measured clinical status? The test should be both sensitive (few  false negatives) and specific (few false positives). Patients in the same circumstances should consistently have the same test results.
    Clinical utility: What is the natural history of the disorder? Will the use of the test make any difference in the outcome? Interventions taken should be evaluated and compared against no testing.
    Ethical, legal, or social implications : What are the potential patient consequences of the use of the test, and its results? What if the results are erroneous?

It all boils down to a single question that must be satisfactorily answered before we proceed with testing: How has this test been validated?


I don't mean to be harsh toward those who have found that they feel better after following the advice of a holistic or alternative practitioner, by any means.  But whatever the issue, it's probably NOT a food allergy in the technical sense, and calling it so diminishes the seriousness of the term in public perception due to misuse/overuse of the medical terminology.

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Food allergies are reaction to food proteins. They may be categorized as immunoglobulin E (IgE)–mediated (immediate) reactions, non–IgE-mediated (delayed) hypersensitivity reactions, and mixed reactions. IgE-mediated reactions are the ones we worry about when we hear about a “food allergy”: flushing, itchy skin, wheezing, vomiting, throat swelling, and even anaphylaxis. These reactions can occur immediately following exposure, and are the consequence of the interaction of allergens with IgE located on mast cells. The interaction causes the release of inflammatory chemicals like histamine and leucotriene, triggering the the allergic response which is typically skin related (itchiness, swelling and rash)  but may be anaphylactic as well.

Not all reactions follow this cascade. Non-IgE-mediated allergic reactions can cause localized (e.g., contact dermatitis) or generalized reactions, which are usually gastrointestinal or dermatological in nature. Celiac disease is a non-IgE related allergic reaction. Finally, some allergic disorders are both IgE and non-IgE mediated, such as atopic dermatitis (eczema).

Beyond the IgE mediated reactions, there are a number of possible reactions to food, which may be termed “food intolerances”. Not immune-system based, they’re more common than allergies. They include conditions like lactose intolerance, gastroesophageal reflux (GERD), enzyme deficiencies, metabolic conditions, infections and other processes. It’s a catch-all term by definition.


Finally, know this:

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And from the the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) Practice Paper, Current approach to the diagnosis and management of adverse reactions to foods:

    Some tests are considered unproven in regard to the diagnosis of specific food allergies. Those for which there is no evidence of validity include provocation-neutralization, cytotoxic tests, muscle response testing (applied kinesiology), electrodermal testing, the “reaginic” pulse test, and chemical analysis of body tissues. Measurement of specific IgG antibodies to foods is also unproven as a diagnostic tool.

Posted by: bethan
« on: July 31, 2014, 11:53:38 AM »

I have recently been tested for food allergies because eating most anything was making me sick.  I had a naturopath do muscle testing, the first time I've gotten good information.  So many foods showed up that I have totally changed my diet and it is working.  I can not have wheat, corn, dairy, soy, sugar, nightshades, many fruits, esp. tropical, white potatoes/rice, eggs, legumes, nuts, mushrooms, yeast products, including Udi bread. Has been hard to wean off of breads and sugar but I was tired of being sick.

Have found a great plain coconut yogurt called SO delicious for snacking, have a protein shake with unsweetened aloe vera juice for breakfast.  My diet is mostly grass fed beef, hormone free chicken, turkey, fish, brown rice products and all vegetables.  Take several supplements, vitamins and have cleaned out my digestive system with coffee colonics (at clinic) and enemas (at home) I use stevia for sweetener.

My daughter has some of the same allergies, my son less, mostly wheat and nightshades for him.  Is a genetic component.  Eating foods causing allergic reactions for me created weight gain, inflammation, extreme fatigue and cramping/bloating in the gut.

Now I am working on getting the candida out of my body.  It has been a journey and took me almost my entire adult life to solve the mystery of my horrible, painful reactions to food.  I am in my 60's, too long to not know about food allergies and how to get my life back.  Many doctors seen for this problem and none of them correctly diagnosed the problem.  Was very maddening.  Alternative health clinic has saved my life.  Highly recommend that avenue for all who suffer with food.
Posted by: twinturbo
« on: May 07, 2014, 06:18:02 PM »

wrong thread

k, no it disappeared. weird. :insane: