How to Live with a Dairy Allergy Without Being Miserable

Posted on January 9, 2012January 20, 2017Categories Allergy RemediesTags , , 1 Comment on How to Live with a Dairy Allergy Without Being Miserable

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Having a dairy allergy can be a real pain. It can seem like everything you like or want to eat has milk in it in some form. So what can you do if you have a dairy allergy that will make it so that you can still enjoy good food? I thought for a few years that I had a dairy allergy but have since realized that I actually have gluten intolerance instead. That said, for about three years I didn’t eat or drink any dairy and so I do know quite a bit about how to live without it.

Here are some tips for you: (please note that some of these tips may not work for you if you are also allergic to soy or other ingredients)

1. Use almond or rice milk in place of regular milk. You can not only drink it, but you can make shakes with it, use it in cooking and pretty much in any place of regular milk. You can also use soy milk but I personally recommend that you avoid it because of some of the side effects that too much soy has for many people.

2. Use soy cheese in place of regular cheese. This is cheese made from soy milk. It tastes quite good.

3. Learn how to cook with spices, oils, herbs, and other sauces that are dairy free. Examples include: olive oil, soy sauce, and other similar things. You can use these to flavor your food without dairy and they taste quite good and are lower fat which is always a plus.

4. Experiment with tofu, and other vegetable based products that are often used in place of cheese or butter.

5. Enjoy sorbet and other non-dairy deserts in place of ice cream. There are quite a few of them available today.

Thoughts? Other ideas?

Cooking with Essential Oils

Posted on December 30, 2011July 10, 2015Categories Essential OilsTags , ,   Leave a comment on Cooking with Essential Oils

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Have you ever thought about cooking with essential oils? I know I never did until a few months ago when I began researching it. That said, I now love cooking with them and here are a few tips you can use to cook with essential oils successfully.

1. Make sure that whatever essential oil you use to cook with is safe to use. You cannot just use any and ever oil and many store bought brands are harmful when digested so you need to read the directions on the bottle and make sure you can use it.

2. For best results use only essential oils that you would use the herb equivalent of in cooking. Examples include black pepper, rosemary, cilantro, lemon and orange.

3. Be careful and use only a few drops. If you put in too much you will get a very strong taste.

4. Add the oil midway through cooking. If you add it at the beginning it doesn’t work as well from my experience and if you wait until your food is already cooked then the flavor doesn’t absorb as much into the food.

5. Experiment with different combinations and see what works best for you.

Enjoy!

7 Warning Signs that You Are Allergic to Wheat

Posted on December 20, 2011March 1, 2017Categories Allergy RemediesTags ,   Leave a comment on 7 Warning Signs that You Are Allergic to Wheat

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Are you allergic to wheat? Do you think that you might be? Here are seven warning signs that you may be allergic to wheat.

1. Increase in allergies after eating anything with wheat in it. These can be sinus allergies, headaches or other allergy symptoms.

2. Heartburn. Do you get an increase in heartburn after eating wheat? Many people do. I know I used to when I ate it which I don’t anymore.

3. Stomach problems. These are quite common and if they are severe, they are one of the main reasons that people have celliac disease so you will want to be tested for that if you have a lot of stomach problems after eating anything with wheat or gluten in it.

4. Fatique. Does eating wheat make you tired?

5. Muscle pain. This can be related to stomach pain but can be different as well.

6. Difficulties loosing weight. If you are allergic to wheat and you eat a lot of wheat or flour products you will struggle to loose weight. Even people who are not allergic to wheat can benefit from staying off of it while loosing weight.

7. Difficulty concentrating. This can be another problem especially for anyone with any kind of ADD/ADHD or other problem that already makes this difficult.

What questions do you have about being allergic to wheat?

Say No to the Hair Loss Problems caused by Allergies

Posted on December 16, 2011March 24, 2016Categories Allergy RemediesTags , 9 Comments on Say No to the Hair Loss Problems caused by Allergies

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Have you ever said a “bye” to the bunch of lost hairs? In such circumstances, besides being broken-hearted, have you thought of the reason for what you lost hair? Do you know that allergies can cause hair loss too?

Yes, before you go for hair loss treatment, you should identify the problem that causing hair loss.
Well, when you hear the term “allergies”, most of the time you draw a picture of sneezing and coughing, right? But, it is not the same for all; rather allergies can bring greater problems like hair falls. There are different types of allergies available, which can cause hair loss problems. Ok, let me help you with this.

Pollen and dander allergies

Blooming flowers lose their pollens and dander in the air, which can cause allergies if inhaled. Its aftereffects can be: stuffy nose, watery eyes, rashes on the body skin and head skin, etc. If scratched, hair fall problems start because the hair around the rashes starts dropping.

Remedy: This kind of hair loss problems disappear with the disappearing of the rashes. Yes, you don’t need to go through massive hair loss treatment, because the lost hair grows again when you get recovered from the rashes.

Food allergies
Human beings can have allergies due to the ingestion of some food items, which in the long run causes hair fall problems.

Remedy: You should contact your doctor for treating these kinds of hair loss problems. Generally, they advise you to stop consuming food items, which can cause allergies, such as: eggs, prawns, etc.

Cosmetic allergies
People who use lots of hair sprays, hair care products, and hair colors, sometimes these items cause allergies on the head skin. It reduces the amount of hairs by reducing the size of the hair follicles.

Remedy: Hair treatment products can be very useful in such circumstances. It helps supplying adequate amount of oxygen and protein to the hair follicles, which helps in growing hairs.

Well, allergies can come from others also. So, you must stay careful whenever you start going through the hair loss problems. Don’t forget to go for hair loss treatments to escape the bite of allergies on your special hairs. Since, you are the king or queen of your own world, lead your life as you want because you worth it.

Grogan Smith is an eminent hair loss expert who has managed to cure many people through his superb methods for the hair loss problem.

Healthy Food Alternatives for the Fish Allergic

Posted on December 12, 2011March 24, 2016Categories Allergy RemediesTags ,   Leave a comment on Healthy Food Alternatives for the Fish Allergic

Fish

Fish allergy suffers are not doomed to suffer from lack of omega-3 fatty
acids or be deprived of any other nutrient for that matter. Any food
allergy is serious. We need food. It’s not like being allergic to a cat or
a dog.

Fish oil is the main source of beneficial omega-3 in both consumed food
and supplements. This is not an option for humans with allergies to fish
and/or seafood.

Aggravating an allergy to seafood can even be fatal. A complete lack of
omega-3 fatty acids is highly undesirable. High levels of omega-6 and low
levels of omega-3 may tend to increase a broad range of health risks. Some
grave.

A one to one ( 1:1 ) ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 is optimum. Western diets
can cause undesirable ratios as high as 15:1 or more. Obviously the fish
allergic person on a typical urban western diet could benefit from
bringing this ratio down without eating seafood.

It makes sense to approach the issue from multiple angles. Decreasing
omega-6 intake will improve that ratio without increasing omega-3. The
terse and brief instruction is to stop eating heavily processed food and
avoid as much as possible mass produced agricultural products buying local
and fresh whenever possible.

Organically raised meat, eggs, poultry are potentially less taxing
regarding raising omega-6 levels. Also, wild game. Venison is widely
available in many places.

Omega-3 enhanced eggs are available at most grocery stores. Free range
fresh eggs are also good.

Switching from mass produced corn fed heavily medicated animals to grass
fed for beef alone can be significant. Especially if liver or other organ
meats are consumed.

For those who don’t eat meat, flax seed and other sources contain high
levels of ALA omega-3, a small amount of which will be converted to the
critical form of omega-3. There are also aglae sourced vegan omega-3
supplements that might benefit all fish allergic people regardless of
diet.

Whole foods over processed food and eliminating grains might help. The
technical reasons for this are beyond the scope of this article, basically
even though grains offer nutrients they also have phytates and gluten
neither of which are beneficial to allergy sufferers.

Fish and seafood allergy sufferers need not be deprived. Supplements,
fresh over packaged, local organic over mass produced, avoid grains as
much as possible, if not sensitive to eggs buy omega-3 enhanced or free
range organic.

About the Author: E. Fortie writes for the Mediterranean diet plan blog to help people learn how to eat healthy
to lose weight and prevent diseass.