breaking out in hives when eating certain foods

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I seem to be allergic to many foods but have to put on weight and so I am asking what I can eat to do so. (on a gluten free, non diary, non meat, no sugar diet at the mo because otherwise I break out in hives or get really nasty infected spots on my face).

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    Have you seen a doctor about this?
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    As mrsmop says - you have been to the doctor haven't you? That is a very restrictive diet and unusual to be suggested without close medical supervision and help from a dietician. Unless you are doing an exclusion diet and adding things in one at a time, by stopping everything you can't tell what you have omitted was the culprit. And you are putting yourself at risk of different illnesses because of all the nutrients you have omitted unless you are being monitored closely.

    However - I used to develop hives and a nasty infected rash, not on my face so much but on my trunk. I tried an Atkins-style diet to lose weight and realised when I was sticking to it I didn't have problems but every time we came on holiday to Italy (3 or 4 times a year) it returned. The only difference was that I was occasionally eating pizza or pasta here, I never did at home in the UK. I tried a gluten-free diet and it seemed to work - except in the UK at that time some gluten-free baked stuff was made with a special "washed wheat starch" where the gluten had been removed from the wheat. That still made me itch. So I experimented and found that it is only products made with normal highly-processed commercial wheat. Other grains are OK, even the "soft" Canadian wheat is OK in smaller amounts, it is just the "hard" wheat that is mainly used for manufactured products in the UK and the doctors thought it was probably another part of the wheat grain that caused the allergy rather than the gluten.

     

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      I stopped things one by one (have never eaten meat though), first diary, then gluten (I am autistic and react to gluten and casein very badly) and I cut out sugar last because it made me very ill. I have been to a dietian and they seem to be alright with it, had a few blood tests done and all are ok, so I am sorted on this diet but need to put on weight and nit lose wieght this is all. There has been no advice from the doctors and politicians at all.

       

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      there are a couple popular books out:  wheat belly and grain brain.

      I was eating oatmeal a lot and got so tired of it and haven't touched it in a while now....making my soups and eating some animal protein works best for me.... 

      I eat mostly goat milk yogurt which is low in sugar etc...and the other day I had a little portion of this yogurt with a dolop of cashew nut butter and a little bunch of raisins,,,,what a treat!!!!

      I attempt to eat as organic as possible.....most of my money NOW goes on keeping healthy into my twilight years.....been there buying and consuming all the "stuff" for many years.    J

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      A dietician or a "nutritionist"? There is a world of difference and anyone can call themself a nutritionist and sell you all sorts of "essential supplements" at great benefit to their bank balance and great damage to your pocket.
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    What do you MOSTLY eat?    I'm sitting here eating my morning soup...I make soups with veggies and MEAT as I feel best with meats....moderation.

    Grape Seed Extract is a salvation in my life, been taking this supp for 19 yrs....

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