...After both a skin prick test and a blood test here is the list of current food allergies:
- Tree Nuts
- Sunflower Seeds
- Sesame Seeds
- Corn (in all forms)
- Raw Fruits and Veggies (Oral Allergy Syndrome)
No wonder I have been feeling off, but I should mention that I am not deathly allergic to any of these but rather very uncomfortable after eating said food.
So now I am learning to make these allergies fit into life. I have eliminated the foods but do occasionally "cheat" and eat something I shouldn't. If anyone is learning to eliminate certain foods from your diet I would suggest not eating them (especially in moderate to large quantities) without fully acknowledging the consequences.
So now you have an idea of what foods I'm avoiding. So far the biggest challenge has been avoiding corn. At first I thought that one's easy, I don't even like corn on the cob! Well turns out I like corn in MANY other forms. Take a challenge and the next time you go to the grocery store check all your labels for corn (corn starch, corn syrup, corn protein, and the hundreds of other names that corn can have) and try to find all the foods on a normal grocery list.
If anyone has any suggestions on the elimination diet feel free to share.
Till next time...