Help me because I've been eating anything and everything all my life... I am 28 and my allergic reactions to food are getting worse. I am allergic to gluten, histamine, shellfish, alcoholic beverages, have diary intolerance, and (by Dr orders) can not eat red meat, pork, process meats, or grain fed poultry. I'm not even sure what that means. I don't know a lot about this, and I am overweight. I workout and have a fit coach and have talked to a nutritionist and holistic Dr. I also regularly see my MD.
I am tired and hungry and angry because I am hungry. Can someone please tell me how to start and if there is any alcohol I can drink with this type of eating lifestyle, that can factor in all the allergies? I can't eat french fries. That's like death. Yesterday, I was upset when my coworker brought some cupcakes and started laughing when I said I can't eat them. I was thinking $%**% don't I look like I want a cupcake?!
I'm sorry this is long, but my Dr just told me "see what works with a new diet". I spent $150 and literally felt like I bought two things organic fruit etc. I can't even eat tomatoes. Am, I suppose to survive on nuts and berries alone, like Moses?? Please, I'm reaching out here because I just want to live. I want a healthy life. I want to eat food that isn't literally killing me. My name is Ana I'm real...Twitter I'm smilesamore you can see I'm not spam or etc
What is the best way to start with all the allergies? What foods are important? Should I try vegetarian?
If you know a better place to turn to that will help as well...thank you all.
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on April 25, 2013
at 10:51 AM
Sounds like you have a leaky gut and are allergic to grains (so maybe you are celiac or just sensitive), allergic to nightshades (so avoid peppers, eggplants as well as tomato).
The first priority is to get rid of leaky gut. You'll have a hard time of this because of the allergies, 1) but remove any foods you're allergic to for now, 2) supplement with L-Glutamine (get it as a pure powder without additivies), 3) lots of bone broth (or if not, unflavored gelatin).
It's very critical to remove all grains, including corn, especially wheat. Keep it strict paleo.
The big problem with grains, especially wheat, is that it tends to cause leaky gut and in doing so that allows other proteins to get through the gut lining, which in turn your immune system will react to, creating allergies to things that are mostly harmless. The bigger danger is that this could turn into an autoimmune disease or diseases, causing all sorts of problems. :( Luckily you are one of the few that is aware of your allergies and isn't going through life assuming it's just aging.
To make bone broth:
I know you said you're allergic to red meat, but see if you can give grassfed beef a try - it might just be the fact that most available beef is grain fed, and you're clearly allergic. If you can, try to get gelatinous meat products from grassfed beef (hopefully you're not allergic to the meat itself.) Things like joints and tendons. Get a slowcooker/crockpot and cook them on high in clean water with a couple of tablespoons of seasalt, and some vinegar for about 20 hours or so.
Try places like northstarbison.com, uswellnessmeats.com, or best yet, see if you have a local farmer that feeds their cattle on grass only and doesn't grain finish them. Get some organ meats in there. The liverwurst these guys carry is very tasty even if the idea of eating liver is a turnoff.
You could always start with pastured chicken bones (pastured chickens aren't fed on grains or soy) - be sure to throw in in big chunk of cartilage from the breast bone in there, as well as the joints.
If not, perhaps you can try making a broth out of shrimp shells, or fish bones. Not sure what you'd do to get gelatin out of those, you'd want something with a lot of cartilage for the bone broth to do its job. You can certainly get canned cod livers off amazon.com, and they're quite tasty and mild (not very livery at all, though a bit fishy.)
Between the bone broth and L-Glutamine, you'll be able to heal your leaky gut.
After this - maybe a couple of months later, you can slowly start reintroducing foods that you're allergic to, but avoid anything with wheat and other grains, or that has been fed on it, and see if the allergy is gone.
Home made fermented foods may help at this point too - either before or after. Make your own kraut say with red cabbage and some beets (very easy to do) for a start and see if that helps your gut flora. You can try other stuff later.
I really wouldn't go vegan, but the first priority is to close all the gaps in that leaky gut and allow it to heal. Trouble is you'll still need some protein to allow your body to repair itself, so that's going to be difficult to balance.