Originally Posted by bigknitwit
Also, did anyone eat their sensitive foods during pregnancy? I am considering it, especially dairy and eggs, since they are so nutritious. I had my allergies re-tested and will get the results next week. Regardless, I'm wondering if the benefits of these foods outweigh the negatives of eating them when I'm sensitive..
I seem to have developed a ton of food sensitivities, and I do eat some of them. I think it really depends on whether you're willing to deal with the reactions or not--the nutritional benefits of raw milk don't cancel out feeling sick or having digestive problems all the time, IMO. For me, I seem to be sensitive to grains in general to some extent, definitely to gluten and rice, possibly to coconut, definitely to dairy, and possibly to eggs. I am eating some grains right now because of morning sickness and food aversions but I'll try to cut them out again when that goes away. I eat small amounts of dairy that don't trigger symptoms but eat larger amounts only every once in a while--it's just not worth having a runny nose and being constipated all the time. I don't eat rice at all because I don't like the consequences, and I only eat gluten if I really, really enjoy the food I'm eating (like maybe pizza every once in a while
: ) because I feel it for a week afterwards. I don't know if I'm having problems with eggs again or not--I started getting eczema from eggs when I was pregnant with DD, and after a year off them because of DD's food intolerances I didn't get eczema anymore. But now that I'm pregnant again I'm getting eczema again...but I don't know if it's because of the eggs or something else. If it is the eggs, I'm not willing to cut them out for mild eczema, particularly since I seem to have so many other food sensitivities right now. Sorry to write such a book--does that answer your question at all?