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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 almost 2 years 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 almost 2 years ago

Allergy Shots

Allergy Shots

I just started allergy shots for my environmental allergies. The 3rd round caused a terrible upset stomach as if I ate a food I'm allergic to. Anyone experience this before?

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

Yes, I had allergy shots for about 10 years. They really helped my reaction to pollen, leaves, trees and dust. But now years later I’m having lots of food allergies, citrus, tomato, corn, dairy. They… read more

posted 10 months ago

Alpha Gal Allergies

Alpha Gal Allergies

Who has this? Finally requested doctors office blood testing for Lymes. Not sure of that result as it is not available or wasn't ordered however, I tested positive for Alpha Gal. What guidance were you advised besides avoiding Beef Pork and Lamb? Realize this also includes No meats from any hoofed animals including wild game. New journey. Continue eating Medeterrian diet-lifestyle for (our) health issues and easiest for two retirees.

Have Self referred for appointment to allergist for food… read more

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

This is based on research. It is normally wise to do a elimination diet with a dietician. Most are familiar with the mediterranean diet, but not all understand how to figure out diets for complicated… read more

posted almost 2 years ago

Food Allergy

Food Allergy

Hello All
I recently had a severe allergic reaction and was almost about to pass out, i took 2 benadryl tablets and I was lucky that my symptoms were under control within 2 hours. I went to see an Allergy doctor and he said he can't pin point what i am allergic too. I want to get to the root cause of this problem so my question is would it help going to an infectious disease doctor who can do further testing and see if there is any autoimmune disease going on that's causing this to happen? Has… read more

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

Are you sensitive to black mold? If you are, you need to avoid all food that has added citric acid. It's derived from Asparigis Niger, which is in the black mold family. I'm allergic to natural… read more

posted over 1 year ago

Anyone Have Airborne Food Allergy Reactions?

Anyone Have Airborne Food Allergy Reactions?

My food allergy to Wheat is airborne and ingestion (anaphylactic responses with severe asthma). It is problematic for me to go many places including work. Anyone else have similar issues/reactions and how are you approaching treatment? Any successful tips to navigate this? I’ve been dealing with over a year now, but my asthma is getting worse. I just started an injectable to control the asthma allergic reactions but it takes a year to see real results.

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

Unfortunately, I had to quit a job because of airborne allergens. I so hope the charcoal worked for you!

posted over 1 year ago

What Ingredients On Labels Have Hidden Gluten?

What Ingredients On Labels Have Hidden Gluten?

I've never been told or given a list of ingredients that have hidden gluten, I need to know so I can stop getting glutened.

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

Go to the FARE website. They list a ton of ingredients that contain Wheat and the gluten protein. You can print out the list and take it with you when reading labels. Also, look for how the… read more

posted about 2 years ago

What Symptoms Can Food Allergies Create?

What Symptoms Can Food Allergies Create?

I am diagnosed with tree nuts, peanuts, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds, wheat, corn, soy and egg white allergies. None of them showed up on my skin testing but do with the blood testing IGE response. What kind of symptoms can these allergens be causing? I am diabetic, have PCOS and struggle with depression/anxiety/adhd.

Will an elimination diet help?

A MyFoodAllergyTeam Member said:

Any of those allergens could be causing all but your diabetes. My oldest daughter is allergic to Red dye #4 and #40, which caused ADHD symptoms. Anxiety and depression can come because of the foods… read more

posted over 1 year ago
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