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Can Gluten, Lactose And Sugar Cause Depression?

Can Gluten, Lactose And Sugar Cause Depression?

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

I have read that processed sugan can. According to what I read, processed sugar leahes magnesium which helps fight depression.

posted about 1 year ago

Is Anyone Unable To Take Benadryl Or Use An EpiPen?

Is Anyone Unable To Take Benadryl Or Use An EpiPen?

I have a medical condition that makes it dangerous for me to have any medicine with epinephrine in it. Does anyone else have this problem, and if yes, what do you do about it?

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

I take a 5mg of children's I carry with me before using my Avi-Q

posted about 1 year ago

I Have A Situation I Don’t Know How To Go About For Advocating My Son?

I Have A Situation I Don’t Know How To Go About For Advocating My Son?

I have a situation that I’m not sure on how to handle. My son is 5 and severely allergic to dogs test scored higher than his foods. If someone comes to our home who has dogs in there’s he begin to itch. No swelling maybe some eczema spot very minor. He’s also allergic to many foods anaphylactic. Recently went to children’s hospital with my daughter for some tests. They brought one of there 21 service dogs in and asked if she could pet. I refused just because I don’t want to carry the fur… read more

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

My son's dog allergy at 7yrs was considered life threatening. It did change our lives, however despite it being impossible to avoid it was manageable. For instance highest dog and cat dander is in… read more

posted over 1 year ago

Is There Anyone That Can't Eat Onions Or Garlic?

Is There Anyone That Can't Eat Onions Or Garlic?

I have not been diagnosed but they elimination have found them to be the culprits of by bouts of extreme stomach cramping and light headedness. The thing is the symptoms aren't always severe. Is anyone else experiencing this? Have you found anything that helps other than trying to avoid them?

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

I often have reactions (mouth) to raw onions, but I can tolerate them cooked, usually, although they will upset my stomach sometimes.

posted over 1 year ago

Looking For A Protein Shake For My Fiance?

Looking For A Protein Shake For My Fiance?

Hello
I'm looking for my fiance. He is anaphylactic allergic to peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, pea protein and sensitivity to soy. Everytime we find something it has pea protein in it or soy.

Are there any protein shakes that can be recommended?

Thank you so much

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

Does the rice protein taste pretty good?

posted about 1 year ago

Allergic To Carrots, No EpiPen, And Scared.

Allergic To Carrots, No EpiPen, And Scared.

I have a severe carrot allergy that started 15 years ago. After I developed the allergy (literally overnight) I found myself reacting to other foods such as, sweet potatoes, radishes, turnips, beets, watermelon, cantaloupe, parsnips, and various squashes. I live with my husband's family who seem to not want to understand or help me prevent a reaction. They do not seem to want to understand cross contamination, and they refuse to change their diet so that my kitchen is allergen free. (They like… read more

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

As you posted 3 months ago, I sure hope by now you have seen the allergist and have your EpiPens (or generic equivalent). I don’t tolerate diphenhydramine (Benadryl) well either and save that for… read more

posted about 1 year ago

What Do You Do When The Store Stops Carrying Your Allergy Safe Pantry Staples.

What Do You Do When The Store Stops Carrying Your Allergy Safe Pantry Staples.

I have bought nut and soy allergy safe baking coco at Whole Foods for years. They stopped selling it. They have also removed basic popcorn telling me they only carry it in bulk now. I do not buy bulk products due to cross contamination. Is anyone else frustrated with the lack of safe foods grocery stores seem to stock. I do not want fan ay packaged/processed foods, these are basic staples. I do not want to take the time to drive to 4-5 stores to find allergy safe pantry staples.

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

Have you considered a food co-operative? The 3 co-ops.I gave been active in plus a few others where I've shopped (all in different cities and villages), were sensitive to food allergies.

posted over 1 year ago

Sunflower Seeds/sunflower Lechithin

Sunflower Seeds/sunflower Lechithin

I'm highly allergic to sunflower seeds. I can eat chips cooked in sunflower oil though (for example lays). I am also allergic to wheat, so recently I bought some gluten free donuts from Aldi's. It's the liveGfree brand. One of the ingredients almost on the bottom of the list is sunflower lechithin. I have never heard of it before. Would it be safe to eat the donuts? I'm surely hoping so because I bought 3 boxes.

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

If it's near the bottom of the list, there's a good chance there's not a lot of it in the donuts. Be safe with a test nibble, then 1/2 a donut. I can eat mayonnaise with no reaction despite all… read more

posted over 1 year ago

Does Any One On Here Have The Alpha Gal Allergy Caused By Lime Disease From A Tick

Does Any One On Here Have The Alpha Gal Allergy Caused By Lime Disease From A Tick

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

I have had allergic reactions to beef which we found out was not to the beef itself but to what the animal had been eating and another time to an antibiotic the animal had been given. It helped that… read more

posted over 1 year ago
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