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Help Please, Soy Allergy And Now Reacting To Foods I Eat Daily


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#1 julissa

 
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Posted 23 May 2013 - 04:46 PM

I was reading here to see if I could find some info, I know there is lots here about intolerances. I was diagnosed with soy and dairy allergies in January. I was feeling pretty great after eliminating them from my diet. going soy, dairy and gluten free wasn't hard, just had to redo my eating life.

 

fast forward to now, almost 6 months later, and I feel that when I eat things like apples I am reacting how I used to feel when I had soy or dairy, which was a mild upset stomach. I saw some info that soy is used to wax the apples and other fruits and veggies. if this is true, I am really at a loss as all I eat are fresh fruits and veggies with protein.

 

help!


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Posted 23 May 2013 - 05:27 PM

I thought it was bees wax.

 

At any rate, could you try to go organic for a while and see what happens?


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Posted 24 May 2013 - 04:21 AM

thanks, I did read further that organic might be helpful. I have dealt with everything up to now, but I have to be honest, this is just ridiculous and will really make things harder. but I will deal with it because I have no choice.


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Posted 24 May 2013 - 04:30 AM

My DD also has a severe soy allergy, I noticed the same with apples with peels.  We reverted to natural applesauce or peeling the apples (sadly removes a lot of the vitamins) .

I don't have any suggestions though, we are newly navigating the soy allergen issue.

she's still reacting at least twice a week to unknown triggers (soy or something else.)


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Posted 24 May 2013 - 04:45 AM

I seem to react to that coating.  I reacted to the organic apples I tried as well.  I found a local apple farmer who doesn't use any coatings.  He has a cold storage facility and sells apples for about 6 months of the year.  I buy lots of apples from him and make apple sauce every week to save for the 6 months when his are not available. I do similar things with other foods.  I dehydrate and freeze whenever I can find safe food.  It is a pain, but a lot better than being sick all the time.  


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#6 julissa

 
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Posted 24 May 2013 - 07:58 AM

thanks for the feedback


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Posted 24 May 2013 - 08:49 AM

soy on apples!!?? whaat?? I don't eat them very often, so not sure if I've reacted to this alleged coating or not, but man! One more thing to worry about! I try to buy organic these days, worrying more about the pesticides, but now I will definitely only get organic and check that they're ok.

(damn you soy!!!)

 

Hope you can find a safe source of produce.


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Posted 24 May 2013 - 09:06 AM

oh, just did a bit of looking and found this nice bit of attempted research on the wax issue:

 

http://www.stuffed-p...s-soy-my-apples

 

she contacted a bunch of experts, and even a commercial food wax producer to find out if waxes used on our produce might have gluten/casein/soy in them. Answer: yes, there are some, but it's very uncommon, so probably not worth worrying over too much. (read the article. much better info).

 

However, the whole idea of waxes on my food is not particularly appealing, and more of a reason to buy organic as much as possible


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- mild gastritis seen on endoscopy Oct 2012. Not sure if healed or not.
- Family members with Celiac: Mother, sister, aunt on mother's side, aunt and uncle on father's side, more being diagnosed every year.


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Posted 24 May 2013 - 01:18 PM

Here are a couple articles on fruit waxing.

 

http://en.wikipedia....ki/Fruit_waxing

 

http://postharvest.t...edu/pages/N2I2A

 

You could try making a solution of water and ammonia to wash your fruit.  You would need to rinse it real well after washing or let it sit a while to let the ammonia evaporate.  There is probably very little wax on the fruit to begin with though.  Waxes are generally pretty expensive so they wouldn't use them if they had to put very much on.  It wouldn't be economically feasible.  You might do just as well washing the fruit with regular dish soap and water, or polishing it off with a clean towel.

 

This topic brings up a question about apple cider.  I think (sometimes a dangerous mistake) that they generally would use unwaxed fruit to make the cider.  But that may not be true all the time.  Then there is the apple cider vinegar issue.  Is cider made with unwaxed or waxed fruit?  It seems like it would be cheapest to use unwaxed fruit.  But not if they end up using apples that have been stored for a while and are no longer fit for the grocery store shelves.  Using the not so pretty or "nice"  apples for cider is probably a common thing.

 

You can also find shellac on Skittles and I think M+Ms.  It makes them nice and shiny and gives them a little harder coat.  Yum!

 

Shellac is used for a finish on wood furniture too.  It's a very useful thing!


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Posted 24 May 2013 - 02:03 PM

very interesting stuff. well, today I did not have my afternoon apple, and I feel fine. no stomach issues at all. ugh, just when you think you've got a  handle on something, a whole bunch of new rules get thrown into the mix.


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Posted 24 May 2013 - 04:37 PM

Well, I am stumped because I have a soy intolerance and I eat apples all the time with no issues whatsoever.

 

None, Zip.

 

Two thoughts:

 

The apples are bothering you. period, not the coating & not the peel.....and not eating them made it stop.

 

and I am sorry, but random bloggers are not always the best sources of info, unless they can support the assertions they make.


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Posted 24 May 2013 - 05:56 PM

thanks Irish, I was beginning to think that may be it as well. interesting how we can eat something with no issues for a long time, then, wham, issues..

 

I appreciate all the feedback :)


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Posted 24 May 2013 - 06:42 PM

The wax coating on fruits can easily be washed off with one of the commercial food wash sprays that use citrus acids to dissolve the wax.  They sell them in the produce department.  The wax is used to protect the fruit.  You are suppose to wash produce before consuming so this won't be a problem if you do. It might be that a still healing gut may not be able to digest the wax well but I doubt there is that much on it anyway to cause a problem. You're not eating a bock of wax, after all.


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Posted 24 May 2013 - 11:52 PM

I don't know if there is soy on apples or not but...  Daughter used to have a soy intolerance.  If she ate any soy besides occasional soybean oil, she would get really sick to her stomach.  But she ate apples with no problem.

 

You might try eating a very small amount of cooked apple.  Like applesauce.  See if you can find a single serve of it so that you're not wasting your money.  If that doesn't make you sick, wait a few days and try more of it.  You could possibly have OAS (oral allergy syndrome).  If you have this, certain raw fruits or vegetables are mistaken for a pollen by your body.  Normally the symptoms are not stomach things but anything is possible. 

 

You might also have other issues.  Apples do not cause me problems but melons sure do.  Give me horrid stomach pains and I've yet to sort out why.  There was a guy I used to be in contact with who was a brain on food stuff and he surmised that I might have an issue with Sorbitol and surely I do.  I can not use things that are sweetened with it.  But Sorbitiol is naturally found in some fruits.  Another person pointed out that apples were high in Sorbitol.  This I don't know.  But it could be that or one of the other natural sugars that is found in apples.

 

I do not test as allergic or intolerant to melons.  So it's not that.  But what it is, remains a mystery.  I'm just kind of the type who when reacting badly to a food, just avoids it.  I don't necessarily need to know the cause of the problem.  Although it would be nice to rule out a true allergy because those can kill.


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Posted 25 May 2013 - 04:09 AM

thanks Irish, I was beginning to think that may be it as well. interesting how we can eat something with no issues for a long time, then, wham, issues..

 

I appreciate all the feedback :)

 

Yes, and I have had this happen too, hon....but honestly, it was because my gut was still healing.

 

As for soy, it looks like I can do soybean oil without issues, so I suspect it was temporary in me. I am not a soy fan, so it was no big loss for me anyway. ( tofu reminds me of erasers  :lol: ) but my friend Suze eats it daily.

To each her own, I guess.

 

Take out the apples and try them again in a few weeks? 


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