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03-17-2007, 07:28 PM
I'm having a hard time staying raw right now because my choices seem limited due to some suspected food allergies. I initially went raw to heal eczema and it is working, but there are certain raw foods I have stayed away from due to a suspected allergy.
Has anyone heard of a carrot allergy? Anyone had any success with being able to tolerate these foods after being raw for a while?
03-17-2007, 07:36 PM
If you are having a lot of problems you should really go through a Naturopathic doctor and get their help. Its really worth it, they do allergy testing that you have to see to believe. That would be your best bet and more than likely you will outgrow your allergies as soon as you are fully cleansed and have a better digestive system.;)
03-18-2007, 01:14 AM
That seems like a very short list. There are plenty of other RAW Food, don't forget Fruit.
There are many ways Detox shows up.
Always remember this is your personal Journey and you Travel as you choose.
03-18-2007, 12:44 PM
I have been eating a lot of fruit. Mostly Bananas, oranges, apples and cantaloupe. The other ones are so expensive organic. I guess I could add some other fruits. I'm looking foward to when cherries are in season. I forgot to mention a suspected sensitivity to tomatoes, sesame seeds, cashews, walnuts, garlic and onions as well. I've been eating basically the same stuff very simple because a lot of the recipes have many of those items as well as the other ones I listed.
My diet is basically fruit, greens, avocado, almonds, sunflower seeds, and pumpkin seeds.
03-18-2007, 02:20 PM
I know that feeling like your choices are limited can be very frustrating, but really there is a HUGE amount of variety you can enjoy. Focus on lots of fruits!!! Fruits are so delicous and filling and satisfying anyway. Go to asian markets and produce stores and walk around to discover different fruits and veggies that you may not have thought of. Make it a goal to try something new once a week. You can do this!!! :-)
All the best,
03-18-2007, 06:25 PM
Hey Angelique- have you considered using the guidelines of Eating Right for your Bloodtype for your Raw diet in terms of what you choose?
03-18-2007, 09:51 PM
Hi Solarliving! Here is a list of my food allergies (true allergies as determined by my allergist, not intolerances):
bananas, bell peppers, zucchini, pineapple, avocado, almond, sunflower seeds, pineapple, all melon, lobster, salmon, tuna, rye, plums, eggs, and most recently, I believe I have an allergy to flax, as I had a horrible reaction to it (wasn't tested for that, tho).
Do these allergies make being raw a bit of a challenge? You bet!!! But, the list of things I can eat is greater than the list that I cannot. My advice to you, concentrate on the positive, and just eat what you can.
I have been experimenting with raw in various stages for about 6 months now. I still cannot eat any of my "allergic foods". I hope someday I will.
As for your carrot allergy, I am not surprised, even tho carrots are supposedly a highly hypoallergenic food. One other thing I would like to mention, try googling cross reactivity in food allergies. I had a terrible reaction to pumpkin seeds, turns out that if you are allergic to watermelon, you are most likely allergic to pumpkin. I just stay away from all squash now.
Anyway, researching might help you avoid anything else that would give you a reaction.
Just curious, what type of reaction do you have when you eat something you are allergic to?
03-19-2007, 11:38 AM
Thanks for your reply's. I have checked out the blood type diet and some of the things on there that are supposed to be ok, I can't eat.
Corn seems to be the main culprit, although a few weeks ago (before I went raw again) I did eat meat with mashed potatoes, a little butter and some carrots. By the end of the night my hand was covered in blisters. It was home cooked by my boyfriend and he didn't add anything else to it, so I suspected carrots.
Basically anything with bread will cause a reaction because I found out that corn syrup and cornstarch is in almost all bread. I haven't showed a sensitivity to gluten. The reaction I get is eczema all over my hand. It takes forever to heal and I have to wear gloves while I work. Not fun. It all started last July. Prior to that I could eat anything I wanted. I'm looking at cleansing my body of heavy metals because apparently they can bring on food allergies.
The raw diet is healing the rash so I just have to maintain self control and not eat anything bad. Maybe we should start a thread on eczema?
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