I've had bad allergies as long as I can remember. For the last few years, they seemed to do okay with medications. Well, I had been diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome about a dozen years ago. Last year, I started having heart palpitations, shortness of breath, and some other symptoms.

A stress test came out fine. I was reading up on something recently and found that palpitations can be caused by a food allergy. Apparently, most of my other whacky health symptoms I've had for the past few years can come from a food allergy. So, I made an appointment with one of the local allergists.

Well, I just back from the allergist and the grocery store.

Apparently, I'm damn near allergic to EVERYTHING. Here's just a partial listing of some of the foods I tested positive for: Corn, Wheat, Rice, Tea, Coffee, Peaches, Bananas, Soy, & Dairy,

Corn is in damn near everything. Trying to eliminate corn, wheat, & rice pretty much eliminates all cereals, breads, & pastas. No rice, soy or dairy means no milk-type products.

I'm going to be on an elimination diet in September (after my vacation). What is worse though, is that there's a lot of foods they didn't test me on. I could be allergic to a lot of other foods too.

I went to the two natural/health food stores in town and bought what I could. I just had a bowl of millet cereal with "hemp milk". Wow. Now I know what dirty bong water tastes like. Worse than I thought it would actually.

Ugh. I'm pretty non-materialistic... but I've always had a weakness for good food. Life just a whole lot suckier.

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Comment by Rosa on January 3, 2009 at 2:16pm
all I can say to the previous three comments is this: LOL
Comment by Clarence Dember on January 3, 2009 at 3:51am
Avoid Aspartame. The free Methyl ester in Aspartame, Asuflame and Nutrasweet has an obligatory metabolism to Famaldehyde (embalming fluid) which is what ends up in your body when you drink wood alcohol. It is probably the most toxic thing people can do. See
Comment by Clarence Dember on January 3, 2009 at 3:14am
One other thing that may help is simply eliminate all non-food chemical compounds like deoderants and anti-perspirants. These things damage the body's ability to handle other non-foods by tying it up.
Comment by Clarence Dember on January 3, 2009 at 3:09am
Peter J. D'Adamo ND along with other ND created a diet based on your particular circulatory reaction to proteins according to your specific blood type.
This means, certain types should never eat certain foods because it wrecks their metabolic process. Each blood groups Akillies heel is from a particular group of food proteins and they aren't the same for all groups.
You could lower your toxic load of incompatable proteins to the point where your condition is improved. It costs the price of his books. I recommend the food and blood group encyclopedia by Peter J. D'Adamo. Google "eatright4yourtype" and check it out.
I use it and I feel much better.
Comment by Brian on August 1, 2008 at 7:07am
lol, damn... if I was allergic to either seafood or bacon, life just wouldn't be worth living.

They did a skin prick test. I registered with extremely severe allergies to grasses, dust mites, & trees... but I knew that going in. Heck, it's been almost 24 hours and that area of skin is still swollen, red, and painful.

The food area did have itching, redness and some wheals... so yeah, I tested positive for some foods.
Comment by Rosa on July 31, 2008 at 1:05pm
oh fuck, millet cereal with "hemp milk" sounds so bad. Couldn't it all just maybe be psychological B?

btw, are you allergic to bacon too? (cause if you are that's it, I can't befriend you any longer, it would be against my spiritual beliefs ;)
Comment by Madeline (Brigit) on July 31, 2008 at 12:14pm
But to what compound in these foods are you allergic to? Have you gotten a second opinion yet?
Comment by Richard Knight on July 31, 2008 at 12:08pm
I call bullshit. Did they do a skin prick test or a blood test? Either way, I think it's likely that the problem lies elsewhere.



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