I was wondering what people's favorite foods are now that they have been following the diet?
My favorites would have to be rice in all forms, Agave nectar, avacados, sun-dried tomatoes and nuts.
I recently discovered a bakery here in Tampa that makes Millet Bread as well as Millet Flax bread, pizza crusts and hamburger and hot dog buns. Though I haven't bought any yet, I've heard good reviews of the bread.
Here is an email I sent to Ann and Judi about it:
Hello Ann and Judi!
I found a bakery in town that sells both Millet and Millet Flax bread. Here is a link to their website:
Organic Millet Flour, Brown Rice Flour, Water, Aluminum Free Baking Powder, Sea Salt, Organic Grounded Flax Seed
So there's no yeast or sugar in it, contrary to the Food for Life Rice bread at Whole Foods.
They ship within the US, so it might be good for other MS Recovery dieters to know about
Hi All - I recently went to an allergists to get tested on the different foods. They did a scratch test with about 40 different foods, all of which came back negative. so my question is:
- How accurate is the scratch test vs. the E-LISA? attendent said it was VERY accurate, similar to eating the food.
- If I'm really not allergic to any foods, what do I do??? I have been on the diet for about a month now and am a bit unclear on how to proceed now...
Thanks in advance for everyone's help!
I was drinking a cup of tea and noticed that soy lecithin is in the ingredients. So I googled "soy lecithin soy allergies" and found this:
Most soy allergies are only to the soy protein. Therefore avoiding foods that contain the soy protein is enough to prevent allergic reactions. Soy lecithin and soy oil are not part of the soy protein and therefore do not usually cause reactions in children. However, there are some very allergic patients that will have reactions to the other soy products and if your child is very sensitive to soy, he may need to avoid these as well.
so what's the consensus?
This headline may be catchy, but I do want to make sure that others trying to avoid soy products are aware of all of this. . .I have noticed that soy seems to really make a difference for me in my symptoms. .. even in the smallest of amounts. AND I have also noticed that it is used in TONS of food products! I am amazed!!! Since I've been trying to avoid it, I'm reading every label before buying anything. It's a very difficult thing to avoid! For example, I'd like to have some nuts to snack on. Well, gee, the soy invasion strikes again! Every bottle/jar/bag of nuts that I picked up in the store had "soybean oil" listed in the ingredients. What happened to just plain roasted nuts?? So, I didn't buy any there. I'll keep looking. Then, I thought I could surely find a pasta sauce that didn't have bad stuff in it. Guess again. . .soybean oil was in every one--even the "organic" ones. I guess the soybeans are organic? ARGH!!! It's in the "gluten free" products, many of the "wheat free" products, canned broths, boullion cubes, etc., etc., etc. I made a great MS Recovery type chicken vegetable soup, only to discover after the fact that the broth that I had used was soy-infested. Oh, and it's in cereals like crazy! I guess I'm very surprised to learn how much of a staple it is in food production. Knowing a good deal about cooking, I can't understand why it even exists in all of these products. There is no reason for soybean oil to be added to broth. It's an unnecessary addition, it seems to me. I'm assuming that it's cheap, can be easily engineered or grown or whatever, and is being used as a filler in a TON of foods. SO to avoid it is difficult and takes a lot of very careful studying. Just an observation. To soy, I say: BE GONE! ; )