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Gluten,rice,soy,corn,greenbean,squash,nuts, Allergies Or Intolerant.

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Hi,

Can anyone give me advice on where to start. My son is 15, about 1 year ago he was tested for allergies with a skin test .

Corn,Squash,Rice,Greenbeans,Soybean,Tuna,Almond,peanuts,walnuts,Watermelon, and seasonal allergies as well.

Resently an alternitive Dr. diagnoised him as IBS, Gluten intolerant,leaky gut, yeast overgrowth.

without blood test. The Dr. put him on cod liver oil, omega 3-6-9,L-glut., allerease,transfer factor. I have been giving him shakes: Hemp seed milk,fruit,hemp protein,ice. He was doing better so I went and bought gluten free items..He was so excited to eat something. He has now gained 4 pounds in 2 1/2 weeks. But the problem is he still having feelings of being sick or depressed. But he is at least going to school for about 1 week now, but really hard for him.

I thought maybe if I fix the gluten problem his allergies to the other food would go away. We'll guess what? Of course there not. So its probable the food allergies right? But the Allergist said he might not be allergic to this foods it might be something else related to those foods.

Anybody have suggestions on what to feed him or what to do next? I have another appt. for him on Oct. 28th to see if they will do a blood test instead and see if it shows something different. I feel like I am just not accepting what the Dr.'s are saying. But I feel there is something else.

Help Please.

Sons weight was 99 pounds, now is 103. He is 15 and very small.

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First of all, there is no such a thing as IBS. If the bowel is irritated, it is caused by something. IBS is a symptom and should never be a diagnosis in itself (okay, it is one of my pet peeves).

Has the doctor ever suggested that your son needs to eliminate all dairy in order to get better? ALL people who are gluten intolerant and eliminate gluten also need to cut out dairy, at least for several months, many forever. The ongoing problems could well be caused by dairy.

Feed him just plain foods for now. Meat, vegetables, fruit. Cook everything, as raw foods may be too hard on the digestive system for the time being. And don't forget to make sure he gets enough saturated fat, as it is essential for every cell in the body. The best fat (which is also very heat stable and excellent for cooking) is cold pressed, non-hydrogenated coconut oil.


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Intolerant to all lectins (including gluten), nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant) and salicylates.

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First of all, there is no such a thing as IBS. If the bowel is irritated, it is caused by something. IBS is a symptom and should never be a diagnosis in itself (okay, it is one of my pet peeves).

Has the doctor ever suggested that your son needs to eliminate all dairy in order to get better? ALL people who are gluten intolerant and eliminate gluten also need to cut out dairy, at least for several months, many forever. The ongoing problems could well be caused by dairy.

Feed him just plain foods for now. Meat, vegetables, fruit. Cook everything, as raw foods may be too hard on the digestive system for the time being. And don't forget to make sure he gets enough saturated fat, as it is essential for every cell in the body. The best fat (which is also very heat stable and excellent for cooking) is cold pressed, non-hydrogenated coconut oil.

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Thank you for answering my questions. My son is not able to have milk we found that out when he was a little boy, we always thought he was lactose intolerant. He was tested for that last year and his is NOT. I read that he should stay away from gassy veggies, can you suggest some veggies and how to cook them. I have to admit I was not a cook, but I want to know but need to learn.

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From what I have read, if the child is under the age of 3, they might outgrow the allergies. If over that age, chances are they will not.

I would agree with what the other poster said in that IBS is only a symptom.

Is it possible that he is eating the allergens at school or elsewhere? That you might be inadvertently giving him something he is allergic to? Corn is in just about everything these days. Soy is soy.

I don't know that food allergies would cause depression. They didn't for me, but I know how my daughter was before we learned of her allergies. She would say things like, "I wish God didn't maked me", or "I don't feel like myself". This was at age 3 and 4 when she said these things.

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Hi,

At this point, I would serve him plain, simply cooked meats--and especially where poultry is concerned, organic or Kosher.

Veggies--I'd omit legumes at least for now and with fruits, I'd steer clear of citrus. Use olive oil where needed and have him drink plenty of spring water.

You could try a little white rice and see how he does with that. Check the ingredients of the gluten-free processed foods--it's really best to avoid those at the beginning.

Do this type of diet until he is eating regularly and feeling better. All of the foods you mentioned with the exception of squash are common culprits of food intolerance. I was actually intolerant to all of them--plus tapioca and coconut.

After over a year and a half of eating what I suggested above, I am now able to eat some rice, corn, almonds, and winter squash.

It takes time to heal the gut--my best wishes to you both :)


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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It took me about a year of a very bland diet to heal my gut but now my diet is much better. Have you tried probiotics? It helped me quite a bit. For veggies I stayed away from cauliflower, broccoli, and legumes. I steam most of my vegetables or I saute them with a little olive oil. One of my favorites is yellow squash, zucchini, and carrots with a little olive oil cooked on the grill or you could saute them in the pan.

Come to the baking board for more ideas, Im sure you will get plenty of replies and ideas.

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I am a first time participant and came upon this site searching for information on soy allergy or intolerance. I also need to know about the difference between an allergy or being intolerant.

My symptoms are severe cramping and vomiting sometimes in excess of 24 -48 hours. I have never been tested for allergies just been told to avoid foods with soy not always easy. Is there an antidote, would an epi pen work I would like to be able to eat in a restaurant or travel without the worry of giving up days of my life.

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From my knowledge the EPI-PEN is used for emergency situations (anaphylaxis).

Yes. You inject, then get yourself to the hospital. Supposedly there is some sort of prescription for food allergies. I've forgotten the name. Let me see if I can look it up. Well, now I can't find it but I did find this information:

http://allergy.health.ivillage.com/foodall...ytreatment3.cfm

I do not personally think antihistimines help with food allergies though. They didn't for me.

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Hi,

Can anyone give me advice on where to start. My son is 15, about 1 year ago he was tested for allergies with a skin test .

Corn,Squash,Rice,Greenbeans,Soybean,Tuna,Almond,peanuts,walnuts,Watermelon, and seasonal allergies as well.

Resently an alternitive Dr. diagnoised him as IBS, Gluten intolerant,leaky gut, yeast overgrowth.

without blood test. The Dr. put him on cod liver oil, omega 3-6-9,L-glut., allerease,transfer factor. I have been giving him shakes: Hemp seed milk,fruit,hemp protein,ice. He was doing better so I went and bought gluten free items..He was so excited to eat something. He has now gained 4 pounds in 2 1/2 weeks. But the problem is he still having feelings of being sick or depressed. But he is at least going to school for about 1 week now, but really hard for him.

I thought maybe if I fix the gluten problem his allergies to the other food would go away. We'll guess what? Of course there not. So its probable the food allergies right? But the Allergist said he might not be allergic to this foods it might be something else related to those foods.

Anybody have suggestions on what to feed him or what to do next? I have another appt. for him on Oct. 28th to see if they will do a blood test instead and see if it shows something different. I feel like I am just not accepting what the Dr.'s are saying. But I feel there is something else.

Help Please.

Sons weight was 99 pounds, now is 103. He is 15 and very small.

Could he eat potatoes--nice plain baked potatoes with olive oil and salt, perhaps? Could he have cashew butter? I've seen it at Trader Joe's and other stores with alternative groceries. Could he eat hummus (garbanzo beans, garlic, sesame, olive oil) or some sort of canned pinto beans? I know legumes are hard for some people to digest but for some reason they didn't bother me, and he has so few options for starches. He is a growing teenager so I am sure he is craving starch and fat.

My blood test was for both kinds of food allergies--immediate and delayed reactions. The information really helped.

Perhaps he could have sorbet, for a treat, but you'd have to watch for corn syrup sweeteners if that is a problem for him.


diagnosed with celiac disease in 2002--all test numbers off the charts

dairy free since 2000, soy free since 2007

other food intolerances: citrus, sesame, potatoes, corn, coffee

fibromyalgia, osteoporosis

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