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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Food Allergies

... are on the rise!  There are so many different allergies ... food restrictions ... diets ... a person has to walk through a toxic mine field some days to eat.  Hubby celebrated his birthday at his family's home today.  There were lots of relatives ... many semi-homemade foods .. cakes, brownies, ice cream, chicken, tri-tip steaks, ham sandwiches ... a smorgasbord.  I was realtively hive free until I had two bites of b/d cake ;(  And my grandson picked up a peanut butter cookie off a platter ... he's allergic to p/b ... luckily his mom caught him before it was swallowed!  I stuck with the tri-tip, spinach salad, carrot sticks and hummus.  The good Lord surely didn't intend for us to eat this way.   As a survival strategy ... I ran to Trader Joe's to stock up on edible .. non processed food stuff.

4 comments:

concretenprimroses said...

they really are on the rise. Even young adults are developing them.

Yesterday the bottoms of my feet swelled up after eating a sandwich in a restaurant.

We are exposed to so many strange substances...

Kathy

Cindy (Letters From Midlife) said...

I wonder if some of us have not felt that well for so long due to foods like this that we have forgotten what feeling good feels like.

Pat said...

Do you know what was in the birthday cake that you are alergic to? Hope the rest of your trip is alergy free!

Ruralrose said...

I am so with you. My family has the same trouble when we go out, so we hardly ever go out. We are not going to kill ourselves to fit in, lol. I feel glad I struggle with allergies and sensitivities, they have showed me how to live longer. This is true for you I can see. Hope you get home safe. Peace