Carrie (Mama)

Since the TED for Zac reduced my diet to almost nothing for over three years, as I add foods back in I’m learning about my own intolerances.

It’s clear at this point that I have Fructose Malabsorption and Salicylate Sensitivities that I never knew about until Zac’s FPIES forced me to undertake an elimination diet. I suspect I have MCAD and will be seeing a specialist in 2016 to verify or disprove that theory.

As I discover problem foods, I’ll add them here with a note about why I think it’s a problem. This could be helpful for others discovering food intolerances, plus it helps me keep track.

Some of these foods I may continue to eat in small doses; if the only symptom it gives me is mild (a little bit of gas, for example), I’ll limit my consumption and eat on days when I won’t be leaving the house!

Others I will not eat at all. If it gives me a headache, stomach cramps, room-clearing gas, brain fog, and mood swings, it’s just not worth it.

Problem Fructose Foods

  1. Onion (gas)
  2. Garlic (gas, stomach upset)
  3. Cantaloupe (brain fog, headache, stomach cramps, mood swings)
  4. Cooked bananas (brain fog, headache, stomach cramps, mood swings)
  5. Raw bananas (gas) – still eat these

Problem Salicylate Foods

  1. Sweet potato (headache, stomach cramps)
  2. Baby Spinach leaves (headache from hell, thought I was going to die, total body pain)
  3. Romaine Lettuce (nausea)

Foods to Re-Trial

  1. Green bell peppers
  2. Red bell peppers
  3. Sweet peas
  4. Bacon
  5. Cocoa powder

Safe Foods

  1. Grass-fed beef
  2. Russet Potatos
  3. Olive oil
  4. Sea Salt
  5. Black Pepper
  6. Stevia
  7. Quinoa
  8. Chicken Eggs (from the chickens below)
  9. Goat Milk
  10. Bananas
  11. Cauliflower (suspect at this point)
  12. Cucumber
  13. Chicken (free-range, small non-corn, non-soy feed when needed)
  14. Sweet Potato (suspect at this point)
  15. Salmon
  16. Zucchini
  17. Baking Soda
  18. Blueberries

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