Saturday, April 4, 2009

Achoo, part deux.

Saw my Naturopath yesterday, who I am now fairly sure is not a quack, and got the results from my allergy testing.

Turns out I'm allergic to a lot. Good news is, all of my allergies are developed, so they can be temporary if dealt with properly (as opposed to allergies you were born with, which are usually heredetary and permanent). Bad news is, this is going to involve a huge lifestyle change for the next 3-9 months.

This is what I'm allergic to: Cheese, milk, whey, yogourt and any other dairy product including butter. Also, chicken eggs, yeast (which rules out a lot of different foods, including anything fermented, and for some reason this also rules out sugar for the next 3-9), bananas, grapes, oranges, pineapples, oysters (thus calcium carbonate, so no soy/almond/rice milk or any other product with added calcium), barley, kidney beans, corn, wheat gluten & gliadin & wheat itself, oats, peanuts, rye, spelt, kamut, millet, asparagus, mushrooms & white potatoes.

The really cool thing is, each one of those allergies belongs to a family of things I have to stay away from. For example, since my dairy allergy is so pronounced, I'm supposed to avoid beef. Sounds weird to me, but if following these guidelines means I can kick these allergy attacks, I'll do it! 

I'll be starting the new 'regime' on Monday, so I'll keep you posted on all the trials & tribulations.

1 comment:

Jody King said...

Dear God! What ARE you allowed to eat? Good luck.