Son diagnosed with nut/seed, wheat allergy... and a host of others.

Lynn Stern - posted on 02/08/2009 ( 18 moms have responded )

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He is 8 years old and has multiple chemical sensitivity along with food sensitivities that flare up when he is not excreting every day.

He has a flare up right now- rash all over his face, head, neck -front and back. We saw our certified medicine man today and now are on wheat, nut/seed and dairy free diet.
Basically he can have fruit and veggies and fresh water. We are also giving him bowel stimulant to excrete the toxins that have built up in his intestines.
So I am looking for some recipes or food ideas. Thank you very much.
Lynn

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User - posted on 08/10/2013

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Do you have any experience with a cotton seed allergy? My son was newly diagnosed with this and we are feeling lost. Any resources would be appreciated!

Ronda - posted on 04/29/2009

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Been there. Done that. The prune juice was hard on the tummy but seemed to work. The only better solution is to find someone who has extra breast milk. I found out early about my daughter and froze my breast milk extras. It got us through a year of plugs til I got the diet down. At 5 years old, she now needs to learn to eat slowly so she doesn't get a tummy ache.

Nazreen - posted on 02/21/2009

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My 3 year old loves rice cakes(sometimes toasted) and pear/fig jam.My mom has made him muffins using rice milk and rice flour and a bit of his goats milk yoghurt.We sometimes add raisans or banana chips(or any preservative free non-citrus dried fruit) to his yoghurt or porridge to make it interesting.My son is allergic to nuts,soya,wheat,dairy,eggs,citrus, apple and pulses so we are very limited where food and drinks are concerned.Veggies can be fun if you add interest.Jullienne carrots are his "crisps"Ice cream made of rice milk is also a fouvourite.You can even make your own ice lollies with juice or pureed fruit.Smoothies are always healthy and yummy too.It sounds like your son needs a probiotic .Its usuallymore difficult when they develop an allergy late as he obviously knows and probably enjoyed breads and milkshakes etc so he knows what he is missing.Lucky for me, my son has never eaten chocolate or had a normal milkshake etc, so it does not really bother him 



GOOD LUCK

Lynn Stern - posted on 02/11/2009

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Oh my gosh- poor Landon- I feel his itchyness and I feel my sons belly ache. I have given him flax oil too- I am trying. Hopefully today will be the day.



Lynn

Trisha - posted on 02/10/2009

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I am not laughing.  At all.  Not even a little bit.  



Poor kid.  Have you tried any natural remedies to get him going?



Day was pretty good.  Landon is really unhappy with his patch test being on his back.  He threw a couple really good tantrums.  It itch's so much he was using the wall at preschool to scratch his back!



How was yours?

Trisha - posted on 02/09/2009

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Landon is my only food allergy kid too.  The patch test is wonderful.  Each allergy test, tests for a different kind of allergic reaction so ideally you would do all three.  The blood test, the prick test and the patch test.  



 



How old are you other kiddos?

Lynn Stern - posted on 02/09/2009

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OPPS- hit send before I was ready. 



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I will make it to Traders Joes this week. Thank you again for the information. I have 3 other children by the way and none of them have the allergies like Brendan- more seasonal but no food or asthma.



Lynn

Lynn Stern - posted on 02/09/2009

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Trisha,



I have never heard of such an allergy test.  We had Brendan allergy tested 4 years ago- 55 pin pricks on his back for 30 minutes- IT WAS H_ _ L!!!

Trisha - posted on 02/09/2009

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I buy the olive oil soap at Whole Foods but you can find it at Trader Joes.  



Landon is doing the standard allergy patch test.  They tape bits of mashed up food to his back for three days to see what sort of reaction he has to it.  Since he has long-delayed food allergies this test is ideal.  Plus it is entirely non invasive.



I work part-time but have stayed home up to this point since Brenden was born.  And you?

Lynn Stern - posted on 02/09/2009

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The diet is temp- for about 2 weeks, but I am going to try more gluten free foods in the house anyway. I think it would be beneficial to all.  I will get the amaranth flour- thank you for the suggestion.  Where do you buy your olive oil soap?



 



What patch test are you doing? Have you looked for a kinesiologist in the area that does non invasive allergy testing?  www.hcmionline.com  was made by Dr. Dehann. Our holisitic medicine man studied under him.



Do you work?



Lynn

Trisha - posted on 02/09/2009

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To funny about the name!  We are in Tulsa, OK right now but recently moved from the Dallas/Fort Worth Area.



 



How long will he be on this diet?  Just a temporary change for a fasting or something more long-term?  And I meant the medicine man when I mentioned a doctor.



Try using amaranth flour or making some quinoa recipes for a good source of protein.  They are two of the only non-animal sources of all the essential amino acids.  I throw 1/4-1/2 cup of amaranth into just about any recipe that calls for flour.



A family of six!  That would keep the washing machine going.  I buy my baking soda at Sam's or Costco and a large bar of olive oil soap.  If I'm not using Dreft then I use 1 cup of baking soda and 3 T shaved olive oil soap.  It's definitely cheaper!



I hope Bren feels better.  Landon is having his patch test today and is already complaining non-stop for me to take them off!



Trisha

Lynn Stern - posted on 02/09/2009

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You know what is funny Trisha- my sons name is Brendan!!!



I have to do some more research on the detergent thing. With a family of 6- I do a lot of laundry.



Regarding the doctor- I don't use one. We use a holistic medicine man. For right now, we need Brendan to excrete everyday- if I can get him to move his bowels and clean out some of these allergens- then I will work on the protein. He also has shell fish allergy- so I can't do the fish thing for food.



I have actually brought him home from school today as his stomach was hurting. I think things are starting to move and he didn't like the feeling. He may be a little unhappy pooping throughout the day- but he needs to detox.



I was going to go to Traders Joes to look at their detergent and buy alcohol free vanilla to make B some cookies with rice flour. But now that he is home- I need him close to the bathroom.



Thank you so much for your communication. Where do you live?



Lynn

Trisha - posted on 02/09/2009

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I would call Seventh Generation for confirmation that they are free of his food allergens.  Frequently companies trying to do away with chemicals will replace them with foods because they are natural.  I still use Dreft for the boys, it's the only thing that doesn't break them out.  I use vinegar for fabric softener and no dryer sheets.  You can also use baking soda and shave some olive oil soap directly into your washing machine instead of using detergent.



I like the California Babies products for my eldest, only the Sensitive Skin version.  But since they contain corn, I use Weleda products on my youngest.  When Bren's skin is bad I only use cotton clothing and sheets, which seems to help.



What did you doctor recommend for your son's protein source?  

Lynn Stern - posted on 02/09/2009

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Hi Trisha,



Thank you for your reply. In the nut/seed category it is all of them- peanut, poppy, sesame etc.



We were using Melaleuca household items but they got expensive to ship. I am  not using Seventh Generation.- any other suggestions would be great.



I will look at your blog.



Thank you,



Lynn

Trisha - posted on 02/08/2009

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He can have so much more than fruits and veggies!   Your list is not to bad, I swear!  Check out my blog for my favorite recipes that don't contain any of the most common allergens including each of the one's above.



No seeds.........that's a hard one.  Could you get really specific?  No tree nuts but are legumes(beans and peanuts) okay?  Is he allowed to eat the seeds in an apple?  If that's okay would seseme seeds or sunflower seeds be okay?  Not that you can't live without these but they aren't all the same thing.  Does that make sense?



 



What sort of laundry detergent, soaps, and lotions are you using?  Wheat can hide in a lot of these products.



http://funkyfoodallergies.blogspot.com/



Good luck.



Trisha

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