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Well, I'm forced off milk, dairy, eggs (for the most part) and meat. Asides from that, wheat, yeast, bananas, peanuts, sunflower seeds, CHOCOLATE!, and a variety of other foods are to be strongly avoided. It's a gifted (and well respected healer) who had some allergy tests ordered on me, and these things can cause from the simplest of migranes to completely awful neurological episodes. While they still haven't ruled out multiple sclerosis as a possibility, they're also taking this precaution.

I'm also on a clensing diet of fruit, vegetables, rice and water for a week out of every two months because I am full of toxins due to the fact that I have been constantly ill for a year.

Has anyone gone through anything like this before?


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At this point, you should probably ask for a referral to a nutritionist. S/he can help you work out a menu plan. A good friend has multiple food allergies yet she is able to eat a variety of foods by eating smart. She has used the information from her nutritionist to be able to eat in restaurents. I can remember havng a Chinese dinner with her one night. She spoke to the head waiter who, in turn, brought the head cook (they are not called chefs in Chinese cooking) to her table and he was able to plan a very interesting meal that avoided any of the foods to which she was allergic.

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if you're on this diet, how do you plan to make up for the lost minerals and vitamins from cutting out two of the four food groups? I just wanted to caution you that you might be cutting out such vital nutrients such as Vitamin D and protein.

Before you start this diet, I would also agree that you should double-check with a nutrionist first. The diet sounds okay and all, but for your body type, it might actually be completely wrong, plus there might be some hidden negatives in that diet.

Just a suggestion since when I slowly cut out a lot of meat in my diet, I didn't make up for it so eventually I started losing a lot of iron in my blood which left me feeling really weak and well, my waste product started changing to a different color.

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Check out vegan and allergy support groups on the 'net for some resources, and do see a nutritionist. I used to take care of a toddler who was allergic to pretty well anything you can think of (try feeding someone who can't have dairy, wheat, or corn!) but we did learn ways around his problems. And it would have been SOOO great having the 'net then. So look into it now.
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