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Food Allergies

the rogue | May 17, 2002 12:22 PM

I am curious about hounds with food allergies and how it affects your eating.

I have a weird allergy to certain raw fruits and vegetables. If they are cooked even slightly I have no problem. I have noticed it with organic and commercial foods. Sometimes the reaction is mild and sometimes moderate. I havn't had a severe reaction in years. A few minutes after eating these foods I get some or all of the following symptoms: Slight asthma, itchy mouth and tongu, slight stomach ache, blisters on my lips, tongue, or mouth.

I am not sure if it is a reaction to pesticides or to certain enzymes. Allergests seem clueless.
For some reason heirloom produce affects me less or not at all. I have met a few folks with apx. the same reaction.

The foods that affect me are:

Carrots- the first time I had the reaction when I was about 14 it was to a carrot and I went unconscious.

Potatoes- I get asthma and itchy hands even peeling them.

Apples- last fall I went to a pick your own orchard that had almost a 100 varieties of herloom apples and was able to eat 10-20 pounds a week for a month with no problems. I eat one store bought mac or red boring (I mean deliscious) and whammo.

Plums, pears, strawberries, peaches, and more.

When I forage for wild edibles I don't get a reaction except on a very rare occasion. I almost always get a reaction when I eat a salad in a restaurant but not at home (maybe because restaurants always put raw carrot in the salad.)

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