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dd and i have eliminated dairy, eggs, gluten, nuts, and some fruits from our diet, since about 3 weeks ago. it seems though like she's just getting more and more sensitive to foods since we started this diet. i guess it's possible that she could truly allergic to all of these things, but if that were the case wouldn't she have horrible allergic symptoms - all she has is occasional shiners and mild eczema).?<br><br>
today i found out she gets shiners after eating peaches. i never noticed that before we dieted. it just seems like her body is hyper sensitive now. could it be the lack of probiotics (we were having lots of yogurt and cheese before)?<br><br>
anyone else experienced this on the elimination diet?
 

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Peaches often cross react with nut allergy. They are very closely related to almonds. FYI.<br><br>
You can get non-dairy probiotic powders or capsules. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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thanks wendy.<br><br>
i ordered some dairy free probiotics and we'll soon be eating dairy-free coconut yogurt as often as possible!<br><br>
thanks for the heads up on almonds too. we've eaten lots of almonds in the past buti cut them out for this diet and we've been nut free for about a week and a half now.<br><br>
i'm scared to try them again but i supposed eventually i will. i had read that some people allergic to peaches are also allergic to lots of other fruits. something to do with birch allergy and cross pollination? anyway we ate some pears today with no reaction so i'm relieved. at least there are some fruits we can still eat.
 

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I don't know much about OAS, but there are other people here who do. And it certainly could be that, and NOT an almond allergy. I just assumed she was allergic to nuts since you'd cut them out. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Hope it's OAS and not a nut allergy. Oh, a way to test is to cook the peaches. People w/ OAS do not usually react to cooked foods. HTH!
 

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Several doctors have told us that just because there are only a few external symptoms that there could be a lot more going on inside that we don't necessarily see.<br><br>
We will be eliminating lots of things from our diet within the next week+ and were told that if we did have a "contamination" that the reaction would be stronger/more severe... I didn't actually catch the reason why because I was on information overload by that point.<br><br>
This may/may not be why your dd is experiencing these things but it's something to consider.
 

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since your dd does have allergies (so it seems) then it is highly recommended that you include a probiotic in her diet to help her intestines.... there might be other things she and you could take to help with that digestive track
 

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It is actually very common to become more reactive on an elimination diet. Once your intestines are permeable to begin with you develop food sensitivities. You have removed what you know is a problem, but it is likely you will continue to find new issues (as the old foods are replaced with new) unless you are doing gut healing as well. This is the biggest arguement against elimination diets-they don't work unless you are fixing the leaks as you pull the allergens out. With the leaks still present you have the potential to become sensitized to any food you are eating on a regular basis.<br><br>
Dd and I have celiac disease. We replaced gluten with rice in most places. Because at that point we weren't doing much to heal our guts she ended up with a rice allergy as well. Oh, and an allergy to avacado, banana, plum, carrot, pea, corn etc. Very important to patch that gut up!
 

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Thanks Firefaery... I like your explanation of it, I guess I hadn't really known how important fixing the "leak" is in the process. We just started on the elimination part, and are taking a few things to fix the leak... I didn't know we could develop NEW allergies too.
 

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Yeah, most docs don't tell you that part. Glad you are already taking stuff. One thing to consider at this point is digestive enzymes for two reasons: 1).they will carry away dead tissue and promote gut healing and 2).they will break down the food you are consuming making it much less likely that you will pass them into the bloodstream and develop antibodies. They were our safeguard against future allergies as we were sealing up those holes.<br><br><a href="http://www.housonni.com" target="_blank">www.housonni.com</a> has great enzymes that are approved for the autism community (so they are gentle and very effective) and are very kid friendly. We get the chewables and my kids beg for them. Just an FYI.
 
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