Living With Multiple Food Allergies

Starting Out:

I have had environmental allergies all my life.  In the spring of 2010 I ended up with a severe asthma attack with the effects lasting more than three weeks. After being put on far too many medications and inhalers to try to control the symptoms, I was beyond exhausted.  A friend sent me to see a wonderful allergy analyst/homeopath, so in the summer of 2010 I found out that I also have food allergies. Some are worse than others.

I avoid wheat/gluten, dairy, refined sugars, and yeast. With the yeast allergy also goes vinegars (other than raw organic apple cider vinegar), as well as cutting my sugars considerably.

At the beginning I had panic attacks wondering what I would be able to eat. Since then I keep studying allergy websites for information and recipes. I have had many recipes that just did not work, but have had much success on others.

The more people I talk to, the more I realize that many people have issues with food. You don’t have to have hives or have your throat swelling to know you can’t eat a food. Whether it’s called an allergy or intolerance, if eating a certain trigger food gives you a negative reaction you may want to avoid it.

Since avoiding my trigger foods I have felt considerably better. My asthma is much better, I have far more energy, no more taking tums, my blood work that was keeping me close to needing medication is now completely normal, and the migraines I had constantly are gone.

I love to cook and love to eat and many people keep asking me for my recipes. That is why I have decided to post them. I have gone on many, many wonderful websites for recipes. Some I have just made up myself.  So I’ll post and give everyone the info I have found…

I hope that you enjoy my recipes! Just know that there are many more people these days that can not eat certain foods. You are not alone!

Have a great day!!

2 thoughts on “Living With Multiple Food Allergies

  1. I am living on a very restricted diet because of allergy to a wide range of foods (dairy, eggs, gluten, sugar, fish, etc). I am more interested in food recipes rather than cake recipes as any sugar makes my eczema worse. Unfortunately I am also allergic to eggs.and it is very hard to make meals or baking with such a large number of allergens. If I can find something interesting here, the next step is to persuade my wife to cook it for me.

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