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Mar 22, 2012 09:02 PM

Maybe I should just eat buckwheat and tofu- New Food Allergies

I just learned that I'm celiac and highly reactive to about 30 foods, including egg yolks, cow's milk, olive oil, tomatoes, mushrooms, yeast, rice and all citrus. (They bring on temperatures, massive headaches, hives and sneezing attacks.)

I never put two and two together until after I got the diagnosis. I just thought I had sinus issues.

What the heck does a food lover do in this situation?

I'm wondering if anyone can spare recipes or ideas that don't have the above. Arrgh. And thank you.

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  1. I always thought celiac disease was gluten specific and didn't realize all those other foods were involved. Must have been a lot of work for your doctor to sort that all out. Will put my thinking cap on for recipes.

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    1. re: escondido123

      For what it's worth, my GI doc said that other food allergies can clear up once the celiac is under control. Celiac is gluten-specific, you weren't wrong thinking that.

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      1. Join the Food Allergy and Anaphylaxsis Netowrk. They will help you sort out viable alternatives. Very good site and advise.

        1. An easy way to start is to make a list of what you can have, then mix and match them in groups that make sense flavor-wise. You will find combinations you never knew you were missing.

          1. so you still have all meats, poultry, fish and shellfish for proteins. nuts as well. sheep and goat milk products. potatoes, both white and sweet, taro, yucca, yams and plantains, and corn for starch.

            tree fruits and berries.

            coconut and other nut oils. what about ghee since the milk solids are gone?

            are mushrooms and yeast because of candida issues? that's' a whole separate list of food to avoid.

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              1. re: hotoynoodle

                It's not just olive oil it's all olives. Yeah i learned that in odd way. I feel less alone.