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 Post subject: and it's confirmed...
PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 7:17 pm 
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Location: Thornhill
I can no longer be in denial about soy, at least "soy protein isolate". My poor brave wee one did amazing with her tests but even with just skin tests, she is so reactive! Before the pricks she was itchy and starting to get irritable :( Anyway, we have two known reactions to products with soy protein isolate (epi, 911 reactions) and testing confirms what I was trying so hard to deny.

Sigh.

I don't really expect to drop any (although I do dream and hope) but I am anxious not to add more to the list. Also as we expected the environmental allergens have sensitised further too... and now there's more of them...

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daughter: ana for egg, sesame, dairy, pistachio/cashew/hazelnut. on contact. allergic+ to soy protein isolate, environmental allergies (e.g. dogs, dust mites). asthma. eczema.
son: peanuts, tree-nuts, OAS, environmental allergies. asthma.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 8:04 pm 
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Location: Oakville, Ontario
:( Renie, So sorry to hear your news :( :(

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15 yr old daughter: no health issues
12 yr old son: allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, fish, sesame, sunflower, mustard, poppy seeds, green peas, some fruits, instructed to avoid all other legumes (except soy & green beans), pollen, cats, horses


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:21 pm 
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Joined: Tue Mar 22, 2005 11:17 pm
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Location: Ottawa
So sorry to hear as soy is in a lot of foods.
Check out the soy threads if you haven't yet. I'm sure they can help.

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Daughter: asthma, allergies to egg, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, most legumes (not soy) & penicillin. Developing hayfever type allergies.
Husband: no allergies
Me: allergies to some tree that flowers in May
Cat: allergic to beef, pork and lamb


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 9:23 am 
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Location: Montreal, QC
So sorry... :(
At least you know for sure...

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Me - Kim - No allergies
DH Ben - 31 - Allergic to nuts and peanuts, lots of environmental allergies.
DD Anne - 4 - Asthma. Allergic to dairy, eggs, mustard, kiwi, peanuts, wheat and barley... for now...
DS Francois - 1 - No allergies so far...


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 9:58 am 
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Joined: Mon Feb 07, 2005 6:39 pm
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Location: Toronto
Sorry to hear the news, but it sure is better to know. All of my mystery reactions stopped after I tested positive for soy (my allergist was so skeptical that he used actual soy products in testing).

It is the tougher one of my allergies, but it is manageable. It takes a while of looking around to identify your soyless brands.

You're already reading all labels, which is good since soy is used widely as an emulsifier (keeps things moist). Better news: I can recommend that some of the Campbell's Gardennay soups (not all of them) are soy-less; better, fresher breads don't contain soy (watch for bakeries that can give you ingreds. lists); there are cake mixes without soy (some Pres Choice, Dr. Oetker's).

Watch out for:
-"hydrolyzed" proteins (can be soy);
- worstershire sauce;
- deli meats/ pepperoni on pizza (if deli meats are fresh, soy is not usually added,if from a package, just get the meat counter to show you the label);
- snack foods (most chips, cheddar popcorn are good, tortilla chips usually add soy);
- mayo (guess you avoid already).

Check out our Soy thread, and ask others there for suggestions if you're having trouble finding a specific product.

best with it. A pain, but at least your daughter's health will be better with avoidance.

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Allergic to soy, peanut, shellfish, penicillin


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 8:10 pm 
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Location: Ontario, Canada
So sorry to hear about the soy, renie. :cry:

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daughter: 6 years tree nuts, peanuts


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 8:10 pm 
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So sorry to hear about the soy, renie. :cry:

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daughter: 6 years tree nuts, peanuts


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2007 10:31 pm 
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Location: Winnipeg
Sorry to hear the news, renie. Let me know if you have any soy questions!

Marla

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*Son, 5 years old: Asperger's, allergic to eggs, peanuts, and mustard seed (outgrew dairy and soy)
*Son, 23 months old
*Hubby: allergic to cats and trees (non-specified types)
*Self: allergic to penicillin


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