WARNING: the foods we cook for Abby are safe for her, but not necessarily for everyone. Please confirm any ingredients are safe for you before using in your diet. Food Allergies can kill and the best policy is complete avoidance. Read this post for more info.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

BOOK- Dealing with Food Allergies

One of the things I have noticed with many Mito patients or chronically ill patients is the "full bucket" phenomenon.

The main or base disease/disorder cause all sorts of secondary issues. When those secondary issues are not treated then the main process gets worse.

Abby's secondary issues aren't too horrid and most cannot be treated but her allergies can. Whether her allergies are the primary or the secondary, by dealing with her allergies we are able to empty her bucket some which makes everything else far more manageable.

I love having the internet and have access to tons of great information, but I am old fashioned and nothing beats having a book in hand!

For anyone wanting to understand the body and allergies/immune response I recommend "Dealing with Food Allergies: A Practical Guide to Detecting Culprit Foods and Eating a Healthy, Enjoyable Diet [Paperback]
Janice Vickerstaff Joneja PhD RD

Hands down her book is the best I have found that explains down to the cellular level what happens when you have an allergy. She explains mast cells, airborne,food allergies, elimination diets, all the different testing and which are the most accurate. She has food lists and talks about cross reactivity etc. Really if there was just 1 book you could have about allergies this is the one I would pick.

We have scaled back on adding new foods around here and have gone back to what I know are "clean" foods for this week. I think I corned the poor kid at least 3 times last week by being in hurry to add new foods.

We are waiting for our PURE wraps, but a fellow corn allergy sufferer got hers and found wax paper between the wraps- Wax paper almost always is corn contaminated. She tried her wraps and reacted. So, worried that Abby is going to react too- definitely will write the company if she does and see if they will swap out that wax paper.


Kristy Williams said...

Love this book. I think I have a different version geared towards babies/kids. It's been our food introduction blueprint.

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