Re: [IP] Total daily carbohydrate count
"Two common problem foods are dairy and wheat. Another is soy, but if you
remove all of those, there isn't much left to eat."
Like I just said, my daughter cannot have dairy or wheat or soy (they often
go together when it comes to intolerance), but now adays there is no
shortage of things to eat. Just go to any Whole Foods or even most good
food stores, and you will find a plethora of options. Even most yogurt
places have dairy free yogurts on tap. It's a bit difficult in the
beginning, but you get used to it and life becomes easier and pain free.
On Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 2:52 PM, Steven Schoch <
schoch6+email @ redacted> wrote:
> Something you are eating is causing problems. Unfortunately, it's not easy
> to figure out what it is, because every body is different. Some can
> tolerate wheat, some cannot. Some can tolerate dairy, some cannot. The hard
> part is that there may be several things you can't tolerate, and you can't
> eliminate everything, because you still need to eat.
> The really tough part is that there isn't a quick test to find out if you
> shouldn't eat something. (I asked my allergist once, and he said there is a
> quick test for airborne allergies, but not dietary ones.) You have to take
> the potential problem food out of your diet for a week or more, and keep
> logs, before you can find out which is the problem.
> Consider this an adventure experiment!
> Two common problem foods are dairy and wheat. Another is soy, but if you
> remove all of those, there isn't much left to eat.
> I would experiment with dairy and wheat first, because that would seem to
> be compatible with your current diet. Be extreme for a week with a
> non-dairy, non-wheat diet, and then see how you are doing. If there is no
> change, then it may be something else.
> To eliminate wheat, substitute other grains, like rice, corn, buckwheat
> (apart from its name, it has no relation to wheat), quinoa, etc.
> I would also stop yogurt, because even though its lactose may have been
> converted, it still has some of the milk protein that may cause an allergy.
> Also stay away from butter, cream, whey, etc. There are things you can
> substitute, such as margarine (but don't eat too much), nut milks, or goat
> milk (goat has a different protein).
> In my personal experience, I had a nasty rash for years until I finally
> figured out it was a dairy allergy. Since I have stayed away from all dairy
> products I have not been bothered by it.
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