Sunday, October 6, 2013

So what DO you eat?

It never fails.
Every time we see a new doctor, delve into "the conversation" with a new friend, or someone, somehow finds out what it is we avoid in the name of food allergies they always ask the same question.

"So what DO you eat?"

We have Boomba's re-test and Lo's first draw on Oct 14th. Two years ago we had Boomba's first allergy draw and test. It changed our lives. For the better. It was overwhelming. It was a gift. It had a learning curve. It turned his livelihood around.

Two years later we now have a whole slew of additional allergens we avoid added to our list. Partly due to some adult-onset food intolerance that have effected me, and partly because of this little party girl who was born to us, Lo. She thankfully isn't showing any signs of anaphylaxis. Her symptoms are bloody stools, constipation, and mostly eczema.

Needless to say we've completely changed how we eat these last four years.

No more Milk.
No more Gluten.
No more Corn.
No more Eggs.
No more Green Beans, Coconut, Soy, Carrots, or Sweet Potatoes.

And me? No more Alcohol. We do use extracts with alcohol but I'd love to get away from those.

I thought it would be nice to keep track of what we DO eat.

We eat well.

We eat simple.

We eat tasty.

We eat safe.

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