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PostPosted: Sat Aug 27, 2011 2:20 pm 
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Hello. I stuck it under this subject area, wasnt sure where else.

I have a majorly complicated diet. At this point i am on a gluten-free diet, reduced sodium diet, and a 4-day rotation diet. On top of it, i have the following food allergies (re-confirmed on aug. 9th):
- corn (severe)
- wheat (severe)
- fish (codfish, halibut, trout, mackerel, lake perch, tuna, salmon)
- milk
- orange
- apple
- egg
- potato (moderate)
- tomato (moderate)
- lettuce (moderate)
- beef
- pork
- tea
- oat
- rice
- yeast mix (bakers, brewers)
- soybean
- chicken

Now the allergist wants me to go 7-day rotation diet. He wants me to eliminate corn 100%.
Im also on a diet for Crohn's though have still not had it confirmed.

Is anyone else in the same boat?

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 7:53 am 
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Is anyone else in the same boat?

Oh Habby, You boat is is at its limit, I don't think there is room for anyone else in it! WOW you have a lot on your plate (or should I say ' a little').
May I ask what you are eating right now which is safe , it might be easier to work backwards starting with what is ok. There might be other similar foods or recipes which can use these same ingredients.

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DD 12 yrs -no allergies
4 yr old DS - asthma/eczema Anaphylactic to Peanuts, all tree nuts, sesame , all pea/lentil legumes, gelatin.
Allergic to trees, grass,ragweed, feathers, dander, mold and dust.
Outgrew eggs, fish, shellfish


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 7:05 am 
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can you get some help from a dietian????

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j-avoids peanut, sunflower, pineapple all ana-sensitised to maccadaemia.pecan.Passed barley (previous ana) last year...out grew egg ana and peanut at 3 years..became re sensitised with ana at 6 years to peanut.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 9:14 am 
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How to Access the Services of an RD
Dietitians of Canada Listing
Find a dietitian in your area by consulting the Dietitians of Canada website at www.dietitians.ca/find


Eat Right Ontario “Ask a Dietitian”
This service provides a direct link to Registered Dietitians to answer your questions. Speak to a Registered Dietitian, toll-free in Ontario at
1-877-510-5102, 9am to 5pm ET Monday to Friday
Evening hours Tuesday and Thursday to 9 pm ET.

You can browse their website to find answers to your nutrition and healthy eating questions.
http://www.eatrightontario.ca



The CDO Register of Dietitians
The registrants listed in the Register of Dietitians are current members in good standing of the College of Dietitians of Ontario.

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DD 12 yrs -no allergies
4 yr old DS - asthma/eczema Anaphylactic to Peanuts, all tree nuts, sesame , all pea/lentil legumes, gelatin.
Allergic to trees, grass,ragweed, feathers, dander, mold and dust.
Outgrew eggs, fish, shellfish


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 1:41 am 
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Location: Saskatchewan
I am seeing dietician again on the 2nd. She already knows about the updated allergies and says it wont be easy.
I stick to my staple (rice products) even with the rice allergy.
A lot i dont feel any side effects but just knowing im allergic makes me leery

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:47 am 
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A lot i dont feel any side effects but just knowing im allergic makes me leery


So are your allergies based on spt or real life reactions?
Good luck!

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c-eosinophilic oesophagitis
j-avoids peanut, sunflower, pineapple all ana-sensitised to maccadaemia.pecan.Passed barley (previous ana) last year...out grew egg ana and peanut at 3 years..became re sensitised with ana at 6 years to peanut.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:15 am 
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caz wrote:
So are your allergies based on spt or real life reactions?


With so many uncommon food allergies, this was the first question that I thought of as well.

I hope the dieticiam will help you find safe and healthy foods to eat. I cannot imagine how challenging it must be. Chickpeas with broccoli (steamed and seasoned, or tossed as salad) is a favourite meal in our house, and it looks like you can eat it, so it's worth giving a try. You can do a lot with beans and veggies. Roasted cauliflower (with olive oil, salt, and pepper) is another delicious dish. :)

Best of luck.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:26 pm 
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What is spt?

The Crohns diet means little to no red meat and almost no veggies. In terms of veggies i can eat peas, cucumbers, asparagus and basically about it. I can eat lettuce usually without much reaction and low-acid tomatoes. Otherwise every other veggies are a no-no, especially since i am flaring right now. :/

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 2:53 pm 
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Habby wrote:
What is spt?

Someone probably has a better explanation for this, but here's how I explain it to others:

SPT = skin prick test - It's when an allergist places several 'dots' of substances on your skin and pricks the skin in each dot. The skin may react to form a hive, or wheal at some of the 'dots'. This could indicate an allergy to that particular item. However, there is a very high false positive rate that makes this test unreliable unless it is accompanied by your reaction history.

Reaction history trumps the testing. Generally, if you haven't had an allergic reaction to an item in the past, and you still get a hive/wheal from the SPT, it's highly likely you are not allergic to the food, and you had a false positive on the SPT.

Same goes for the blood test - it may show you are 'allergic' to several items that you can eat without a reaction, thus giving a false positive. Again, reaction history is most important.

For instance, if you eat peanut butter sandwiches every day and never react, and the SPT and/or blood tests show you are 'allergic' to peanuts... the tests are wrong because you clearly aren't allergic if you can eat so much of it every day. I hope that makes sense.

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other family members allergic to to dairy, egg, peanut, peach, banana, sesame, environmentals


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 4:42 pm 
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Ah, yeah the tests i had was neither of those. I had the actual injections. He's apparently the only one in Canada who does them.

They actually inject small amounts of each allergen into your arms and see the reactions. One day/one arm inhalents then next day/other arm food. I trust them because even though i am strictly gluten-free i still reacted to wheat.

The allergist said a positive allergy may not always have side effects. Like he said the moderate allergies may cause no symptoms, but it doesnt mean im not allergic.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:34 pm 
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Habby wrote:
They actually inject small amounts of each allergen into your arms and see the reactions. One day/one arm inhalents then next day/other arm food. I trust them because even though i am strictly gluten-free i still reacted to wheat.

This sounds like a glorified SPT to me and have similar results. Does anyone know how reliable this is? If the reliability is the same as spt, and the allergist is relying solely on the test results, Habby could be avoiding more foods than are necessary.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 12:28 pm 
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Many people with severe corn allergy will have a lot of false positives show up in their allergy testing. There is a good chance that a corn derivative is part of the serum used in your tests. You need to contact the company that makes the serum to find out if there is a "corny" component in it. Here is a list of corn derivatives:

http://www.cornallergens.com/list/corn- ... e-list.php

You might send the maker of the serum the above list and they can cross reference it with what is in their serum. They should be able to tell you if any component was once corn.

This list is likely not up to date....they are continually finding new ways to make things from corn.


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