About the Blog

Fruit StandThis website is dedicated to all who have food allergies/sensitivities/ intolerance or all who might want to explore the role of food sensitivities in their health. I have sensitivities to many foods (unfortunately) so that’s why I started this blog!

The Recipes are explained on my About the Recipes page and can be found on the Recipes page. Many of the recipes are low histamine and free of the top 8 food allergens. The recipes primarily use whole foods and are plant based.

The Resources Page contains information I’ve found interesting or helpful. You can find that page here.

Please remember I am not a doctor or a health care provider. I am simply someone trying to improve my health and help others too. Remember to check with your doctor about all your health care concerns.

For better health,
Tina

 

4 thoughts on “About the Blog

  1. Hi, a friend told me about your blog, and I had to check it out! I have been sick with CFS for 3 and a half years now, most of that time having to be in bed. I also have started a blog about my journey finally receiving a diagnosis and working towards feeling better, and I am really looking forward to learning a lot from you! I learned about doing an elimination diet about a month before I got pregnant and I’m not supposed to do it while I’m pregnant so in two months when my baby is here, I want to start one really bad! EVERYTHING makes me sick! How did you decide what few foods to only eat while you did the elimination diet? It seems so random to me!

  2. Hi Liz~
    I’m so sorry you have CFS; I can relate! It is awful!

    The first two books I read on the subject of food allergy and food intolerance were Dealing with Food Allergies and Food Allergies and Food Intolerance. Both are listed under the Book section of the Resources page of my blog.

    I decided to try the few foods elimination diet in the Dealing with Food Allergies book. About 3 weeks into that diet I felt better. Enough so that I thought food might be playing a role in my illness. (We believe chronic infections are playing a role too.)

    As I’ve reintroduced foods, and gotten worse from some of them, it is clear that food is playing a role. I also realized that some of the foods that were on the few foods diet weren’t working for me (eg rice and pears).

    I totally understand the “everything makes me sick” comment you made. I feel like that too sometimes. Keeping a food and symptom journal helps me to pinpoint what works and what doesn’t. I use a simple spiral notebook and write the foods on the left side of the page and my symptoms on the right. Itching (which I *think* comes from eating foods high in histamine (or possibly even putrescine) hits me within 2 hours of eating, other symptoms (like headaches, dizziness, fatigue, feeling poorly or tense) can hit me the same day, or more often the next day. Symptoms can then keep happening for several days or longer if a food is problematic.

    It takes a lot of determination and patience to walk through an elimination diet and food challenge, but for me, it seems to have helped a great deal. While I’m not well, I am so much better that it has been worth it.

    It is hard trying to determine if how you are feeling is food related or not, so I always appreciate it when I get a clear answer. I prefer it though when the feeling poorly lasts less time rather than more!

    Make sure you work with your doctor and a dietitian on your diet and health issues.

    Best wishes for better health and with your new baby!!

    1. Hi Dorene~ There is a “subscribe to blog via email” on the right hand side of the web page. If you enter your email address you should get an email that you click on to finish the subscription. Hope that helps!!!!

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