OK, we are off gluten, soy, and orange for DD2. She tested barely positive for yeast, I've left it in, but since DS isn't having yeast, we really haven't had much anyway. Oh, and she was positive for yogurt, so I've mostly kept that away. I'm kind 'eh' on that one, bc I can't for the life of me figure out why that would be positive but no other dairy...but I will find out in a week and a half. I'm just so hesitant with the sals, it's a bigger step, IMO, than any of the other things we've eliminated. It doesn't seem to leave much? Do I have to stick with only the foods with "negligible" amounts? It seems like we'll be eating peeled pears, bananas, and cabbage.
I'm not gonna lie, apparently everything I love is full of sals (all the more reason for the problems, I suppose). If you take away cumin, I have very little left I can cook. Seriously, I have a bottle from Costco.
I know, I'm whining, you were quite clearly off waaaaay more. This would just be a huge step. At least DH will be around these next couple weeks so with some support life will be easier in general. I'm just not enjoying the whole denial of foods to my kids, especially right before Halloween. I know it will all be easier when she is happier, I'm just so tired trying to get there.
I was talking with DS tonight about his eczema and allergies, he had never realized how bad they were. I told him I used to lay next to him and scratch his arms so he could fall asleep. He can't believe no doctors until our new one here ever mentioned food as a source for him. He wishes they did so he wouldn't mind not eating some things, because he wouldn't know any different. It was pretty sad. He said those doctors were stupid! He asked why we didn't do allergy testing sooner, and I told him no one ever said or thought they were needed.
It makes me feel really bad, because we did try dairy when he was a nursling but I didn't see any difference in his eczema...wish I'd been paying attention to his gas! And I have a friend whose child has it from soy only, but I was just so certain it wasn't food. Dumb!!
I do have a multi that says no sals, it's the Gummies from Hero Nutritionals. They were on clearance one day so I got some...but no one will eat them since they are the sour ones.
I've been taking them, figure better me than no one!! They are free of everything but corn, supposedly, but they told me their organic ones do not have corn products. Can they really be sals-free with fruit flavors and such?