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Old 03-26-2013, 10:03 AM
 
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Neera, I had the beginnings of asthma and began an elimination diet. When I gave up corn, my asthma symptoms disappeared. Fortunately, I can eat organic corn, but I must be vigilant about hidden sources of conventional corn.
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Neera, I had the beginnings of asthma and began an elimination diet. When I gave up corn, my asthma symptoms disappeared. Fortunately, I can eat organic corn, but I must be vigilant about hidden sources of conventional corn.

Hmm. She does love corn but she has it sometimes only at grandparent's. It is without doubt not organic and so definetly gmo as well. It's really hard to restrict her from these foods because she will literally go to bed hungry. The last time we did that she got severely constipated.

 

I haven't been able to figure out why you don't think it's dairy that is the allergen in OP's diet. Maybe I have to read the thread again. OP sees a direct effect from eliminating it.


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neera from what i understand i dont think pek is ruling out dairy. she is just not convinced it IS the answer. 

 

and i agree with her. i think she is saying look at the big picture. since she has so much stuff going on herself - she wants OP to check out every avenue. 

 

i am at that point myself. and GMO brings its own list of issues. 

 

just as an example - before we gave up dairy and gluten dd wasnt completely allergic to it. she could handle a little bit. raw milk - no problem. fresh without preservatives organic sprouted wheat no problems. then she hit puberty and hormones and boom no more of them. waiting for summer to do a complete elimination diet. HOWEVER not completely sure i would do it. coz of the emotional cost of eating. puts a lot of stress on dd. esp. now as peers are big in her life. and she wants to fit in and not be different. 


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Got it. Thanks, Meemee. What is emotional cost of eating btw?


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food is such a huge integral part of our life in every aspect that changing food habits or diet - is far harder than it looks - because food is so linked to every aspect of our life, that really dietary change is more of a life change. how much of life and fun is built around food. eating is not just about nourishment but a way to connect with people,  a form of having fun. its a treat that you give yourself. 

 

always having to watch your diet is not pleasant. watching others eat your once favourite food is very emotionally hard when you cant eat it. 

 

in dd's case it would mean she would have to be the odd man out amongst her friends and she is tired of that. 

 

and if you are addicted to food - or certain tastes - as i am - it becomes even harder. i have to say i have though succeeded with soda and fruit juices. i no longer yearn for them and when i do have some - they taste pretty nasty. 


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food is such a huge integral part of our life in every aspect that changing food habits or diet - is far harder than it looks - because food is so linked to every aspect of our life, that really dietary change is more of a life change. how much of life and fun is built around food. eating is not just about nourishment but a way to connect with people,  a form of having fun. its a treat that you give yourself. 

 

always having to watch your diet is not pleasant. watching others eat your once favourite food is very emotionally hard when you cant eat it. 

 

in dd's case it would mean she would have to be the odd man out amongst her friends and she is tired of that. 

 

and if you are addicted to food - or certain tastes - as i am - it becomes even harder. i have to say i have though succeeded with soda and fruit juices. i no longer yearn for them and when i do have some - they taste pretty nasty. 

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food is such a huge integral part of our life in every aspect that changing food habits or diet - is far harder than it looks - because food is so linked to every aspect of our life, that really dietary change is more of a life change. how much of life and fun is built around food. eating is not just about nourishment but a way to connect with people,  a form of having fun. its a treat that you give yourself. 

always having to watch your diet is not pleasant. watching others eat your once favourite food is very emotionally hard when you cant eat it. 

in dd's case it would mean she would have to be the odd man out amongst her friends and she is tired of that. 

and if you are addicted to food - or certain tastes - as i am - it becomes even harder. i have to say i have though succeeded with soda and fruit juices. i no longer yearn for them and when i do have some - they taste pretty nasty. 


Yes, yes, yes!

After a decade, it gets easier, though.

Good friends are readily noticed, as they don't rub it in your face. One year, at Halloween, our across the street neighbor's daughter, who found out that my son couldn't eat sugar, told the rest of the neighbors. They all had non-candy treats for my son when he went trick-or-treating!! It was great!!
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And thanks for explaining, meemee!!
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I'm not pointing fingers in any direction, but I do have to say after I eliminated dairy from our diets my 10yo son's constant "snortiness" (stuffed up nose that needs to be blown ALL THE TIME), skin rashes and bathroom GI issues have completely cleared up. He did eat a cheese on a burger (he was with my mother) and BAM came on the snorts!


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