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Very new...Alot of Allergies

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 25, 2013 at 8:49 AM

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 26, 2013
at 11:41 AM

I don't know if this would work, as it's not even available yet, but it's probably better than Knox: http://www.bulletproofexec.com/upgraded-collagen/

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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on April 26, 2013
at 11:21 AM

I'm sorry, it's going to be hard going for a while, but once you find something to make a bone broth out of, it will get easier as the glycine in it will help. Also be sure to get Glutamine powder. Between these you'll be able to heal your gut, and hopefully a few months to a few years after, some of the allergies will go away. Yes, you should drink the broth. Don't think of it as medicine, think of it as food. Once you find one you can consume without a reaction, make soups with it. Not sure whether unflavored Knox gelatin would work.

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on April 26, 2013
at 05:21 AM

Sorry* I only had allergy tests not my intestines. She thought it was IBs at first but when I don't eat food I feel fine. Then I eat food and everything starts aching especially my head and back. Seafood is the worst reaction I get hives, my throat closes, my fingers and mouth get numb. I will look up the meat and see who has it here in my area and try this. But, I am understanding that I will have to drink broth? For how long? Unfortunately, I do have autoimmune disorders. I don't tell anyone because most of it is just unseen, but I think you have helped me greatly to start! TY

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on April 26, 2013
at 05:09 AM

Thank you! You are amazing help. I can eat red meat, but because of what is in the meat I am having reactions. My Dr. didn't talk about this, I have only had tests done and I will do some research and speak with her about it. You just don't know how much I appreciate it!

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on April 25, 2013
at 09:12 AM

Again, to answer your question, I would go with GAPs.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on April 25, 2013
at 09:11 AM

You could also have gastritis or other things wrong with you. Gut motility could be impaired as well. Where are all the good gut doctors when you need them?

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on April 25, 2013
at 09:09 AM

I think you need to check your gut flora. There could be a number of reasons behind your allergies, and there could be multiple causes. Most likely, you are lacking beneficial gut bacteria. You might also have parasites. If you get a Metametrix GI effect stool test, it will give you some specific information on what is wrong. However, to restore your gut flora you need to do more things than just follow a good diet. Immunity is connected to your gut flora, they go hand in hand. I wish I knew the answer to your question. Try GAPS diet and see if it works.

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96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

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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.

3523d4f8a1767f3eb424028cf134939b

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on April 26, 2013
at 05:21 AM

Sorry* I only had allergy tests not my intestines. She thought it was IBs at first but when I don't eat food I feel fine. Then I eat food and everything starts aching especially my head and back. Seafood is the worst reaction I get hives, my throat closes, my fingers and mouth get numb. I will look up the meat and see who has it here in my area and try this. But, I am understanding that I will have to drink broth? For how long? Unfortunately, I do have autoimmune disorders. I don't tell anyone because most of it is just unseen, but I think you have helped me greatly to start! TY

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

(19463)

on April 26, 2013
at 11:21 AM

I'm sorry, it's going to be hard going for a while, but once you find something to make a bone broth out of, it will get easier as the glycine in it will help. Also be sure to get Glutamine powder. Between these you'll be able to heal your gut, and hopefully a few months to a few years after, some of the allergies will go away. Yes, you should drink the broth. Don't think of it as medicine, think of it as food. Once you find one you can consume without a reaction, make soups with it. Not sure whether unflavored Knox gelatin would work.

3523d4f8a1767f3eb424028cf134939b

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on April 26, 2013
at 05:09 AM

Thank you! You are amazing help. I can eat red meat, but because of what is in the meat I am having reactions. My Dr. didn't talk about this, I have only had tests done and I will do some research and speak with her about it. You just don't know how much I appreciate it!

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

(19463)

on April 26, 2013
at 11:41 AM

I don't know if this would work, as it's not even available yet, but it's probably better than Knox: http://www.bulletproofexec.com/upgraded-collagen/

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