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PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 11:05 pm 
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Our allergist suggested switching to organic flour to reduce pesticide exposure. I have finally reached a comfort level in shopping to happily feed a family of 5 while avoiding peanuts/TNs.

I am willing to try some new products, as long as it doesn't put us at risk. Does anyone have any brands they could suggest?

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:33 am 
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I have finally reached a comfort level in shopping to happily feed a family of 5 while avoiding peanuts/TNs.

That is a huge milestone! :banana :happydance

Maybe this link can help you:
http://www.organicfarmdirectory.ca/AB_p ... rvices.php

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:07 pm 
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Thanks Susan, I'm stressing out over this because I don't think it's necessary. I can see there may be overall health benefits, but not allergy specific. :/

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:44 am 
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Usually, allergists believe in a diet that is the least restrictive. Unless you are avoiding pesticides due to allergies, you should be able to purchase foods that have been deemed safe by Health Canada. If it ain't broke; don't fix it.

Maybe you can seek a second opinion.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2014 6:07 pm 
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This is the best allergist around (knowledgable, kid friendly). I was hoping that with this piece of advice he'd have some brand suggestions, but he didn't.

I'll try not to worry too much about it.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 2:38 am 
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I personally avoid bulk products, but unless there's a 'may contain' statement on a packaged raw ingredient like flour or sugar, I assume it to be fine - this may be overly lax to some people, but it has worked for us. . . . I have bought PC Organic white and whole wheat flour (from Superstore / Loblaws) and O Organics white and whole wheat (from Safeway) many times with no issue. I know Bob's Red Mill makes almond flour and their label says May Contain, but from what I heard, they clean between products, and dump out the first batches of product after almond, so some people are OK with this especially if they are looking for gluten free flour.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2014 6:42 pm 
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I just came across a product yesterday (at superstore the healthy isle) that I think may be of some interest. package says organic nut/peanut-free. http://www.grainstorm.com (made in Canada)They have muffin mix, pancake mix, cookie mix ... and flour that you can grind yourself. I did not see the flour kernels in the store. I have not looked into it very much yet but I think I could use my vitamix to grind the kernels ?? I have made the muffins adding blueberries and made 18 perfect size muffins and they were good. I think I will be looking in to placing an order for sure.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 01, 2014 5:52 pm 
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Terrific, thanks so much for the info on various brands. :)

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