I found out last week that I have a lot of allergies. I had no idea. I've been doing some research into them and I have to say... thank goodness I found raw 3.5 years ago. If I was discovering these allergies without the knowledge of a raw food lifestyle behind me... I'd be completely devastated and confused right now. I wouldn't know what to eat. I wouldn't know how to survive!
Thankfully... I already have these items out of my diet (for the most part) and the ones I allowed... well they are now gone gone gone. I will miss my strawberries... but they are not worth the discomfort my body endures for them.
Okay... so here's the list!
Things I need to avoid due to my allergies:
Glucosamine is made from shells and should be avoided...
Shellfish Allergy - Avoid foods that contain:
Soy Allergy - Avoid foods that contain:
Hydrolyzed soy protein
Soy (infant) formula
Textured Vegetable Protein (TVP)
These foods may contain soy:
Hydrolyzed plan protein
Hydrolyzed vegetable protein
Wheat Allergy - Avoid foods that contain:
High gluten flour
High protein flour
Soft wheat flour
Whole wheat berries
Whole wheat flour
These foods may contain wheat:
Hydrolyzed vegetable proteins
Modified food starch
Egg Allergy - Avoid foods that contain:
Egg (dried, powdered, solid, white,yolk)
Cow's Milk Allergy - Avoid foods that contain:
Artificial butter flavor
Half and Half
Milk (whole, low fat, non-fat, skimmed)
Sour cream solid
These foods may contain cow's milk:
High protein flour
High protein powder
Instant mashed potatoes
Luncheon meat, hot dogs, sausages
Funny thing is they recommend using soy milk or rice milk when you have a milk allergy... and I'm allergic to both of those. Thankfully... almond milk, hazelnut milk etc. are much healthier and I can prepare them in my Vita-Mix.
Symptoms of food allergies: this is the one that I have experienced.
Angioedema: This is a term used to denote swelling of certain parts of the body, such as the lips, tongue, throat, and the area around the eyes. Swelling of the tongue and throat can be very dangerous and it can result in severe difficulties breathing. Sometimes, the swelling can be inside the body. For example, the lining of the intestines can swell, resulting in abdominal pain, and cramping.
Body... I love, honour and cherish you. Thank you for allowing me to live within you and experience this life through you. I promise to put your needs first and foremost... forever.
I am allergic to: (in order of severity)
cow's milk and all dairy products
cereal (like in a box)