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Welcome!  :bye:  I'm sorry to hear you're on the food allergy journey!  What type of allergy testing did you have?  Do you know what type of blood test was ordered?  Did it include allergy testing such as CAP RAST?  Testing for allergies (both blood and skin) has a high rate of false positives, but comparing the two results can help narrow down likely culprits and make choosing which foods are necessary to eliminate first an easier decision. Did you also have testing done for environmental allergies? 

The list of foods you need to eliminate seems like an atypical combination.  Avoiding corn is particularly difficult because it is in so many (almost all) packaged products and is not required to be labelled.  Your best bet, if just eliminating for a short time to figure out the culprit, would be to eat a very simple diet and avoid as much processed foods as possible.

Here is an old thread about corn allergy and all the products that can contain corn.  I'm not sure if all the links within those posts to other corn allergy resources still work - in fact, I'm positive some of them don't - but, it will at least give you some idea of the challenge in avoiding corn and the reason you may have to eat super simple, single ingredient foods while on your elimination diet.,238.0.html

What guidance has your allergist given you?

ETA:  This link (from the above referenced thread) is still good and has a wealth of info on corn-derived ingredients.
Main Discussion Board / New Allergy Diagnosis and Lost on what to eat...
« Last post by vamom on Today at 10:28:13 AM »
Hi, I just completed allergy testing - non life threatening but have had hives for over a year.  I've tried all the OTC meds with no luck as well as steroids.  Finally went for allergy testing... I am to start the elimination diet and am looking for guidance on what to eat...  I did have blood work done (results not in yet) to look for any other issues like celiac, etc.

Here are the foods that popped for allergy - Avocado, pear, pineapple, coconut, walnuts, codfish, founder, mackerel, halibut, tuna, salmon, scallops, carrot, spinach, tomato, white potato, green bean, onion, goats milk, flaxseed, soybean, barley, corn, cottonseed, rye and wheat.

I am not a huge fan of fish and seafood in general so I can easily avoid those.  I can avoid the veggies and fruits easy enough...  My main problem is what to look for with the flaxseed, soybean, corn, cottonseed, rye, wheat, barley....  Obviously, I will look at labels and can avoid it if it specifically says these items but what about things that may contain parts of this - example: corn (I can avoid actual corn but does this include corn syrup, etc... what else do I look for on a label?

And for alcoholic drinks...  How do I find out what is in liquor or things like Hard cider, wines, etc.  I don't drink alot but I do occassionally enjoy a drink....  What do I do with that?

Any help or guidance is appreciated.  I plan to start the 10 day elimination next week (July 1) and I am just trying to prepare.  I have 5 kids so I need to prep in advance so I'm prepared with meals for my family (and whatever I can eat).
Peanut/Tree Nut Allergy / Re: Passed pecan food challenge!
« Last post by Macabre on Yesterday at 09:29:17 PM »
These days we get Eliot pecans at the store. I can take a picture of the bag. Our go-to producer I detailed in the PF TN thread is out of business. But we love Eliotís.

Congrats!!! This is huge.
Peanut/Tree Nut Allergy / Re: Passed pecan food challenge!
« Last post by GoingNuts on Yesterday at 05:57:45 AM »
Wonderful news!  Butter pecan ice cream...  Pecan pie...     ;D
Peanut/Tree Nut Allergy / Re: Passed pecan food challenge!
« Last post by spacecanada on June 24, 2019, 09:24:54 PM »
Peanut/Tree Nut Allergy / Re: Passed pecan food challenge!
« Last post by PurpleCat on June 24, 2019, 06:47:42 PM »
I buy pecans and pecan meal from a grower in California.  I can look up info if you want it.

Walnuts from California too.  FYI, my DD can NOT eat Black Walnuts....she can eat English walnuts.  Who knew.  She passed her challenge with English Walnuts and had a reaction to Black Walnuts which tend to grow on the east coast.
Peanut/Tree Nut Allergy / Re: Passed pecan food challenge!
« Last post by rebekahc on June 24, 2019, 04:38:05 PM »
Congrats!  I think Macabre might have a source for pecans.
Peanut/Tree Nut Allergy / Re: Passed pecan food challenge!
« Last post by hezzier on June 24, 2019, 04:37:14 PM »
Congratulations!  So excited for you...I do occasionally miss my mom's pecan pie at Thanksgiving.
Peanut/Tree Nut Allergy / Passed pecan food challenge!
« Last post by joshsmom on June 24, 2019, 04:28:40 PM »
 :happydance: DS just passed his pecan challenge! He has been eating almonds and now we will start pecans too! I love pecans! Have to order then from Pearsonís in GA. Any brand available at the store? Next challenge will be walnuts and then Brazil nuts.
Mfrs. & Packaged Food / Re: Any safe teriyaki sauce?
« Last post by joshsmom on June 21, 2019, 11:07:31 PM »
Thank you! I will try making it.
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