My Food Allergies and Sensitivities

Most of this was on the list I gave the waiter on the cruise. The staff made an admirable effort to meet my needs.

Food allergies: wheat, cow milk and dairy products esp. butter, baker's yeast, brewer's yeast, mold inc. alcohol, vinegar and mushrooms, black tea, soy, white beans, cloves, coconut, oranges, grapefruit, most berries, rye, flax oil, peppermint.

Sensitive to caffeine.

Mildly allergic or somewhat sensitive to: corn, turkey, millet, sugar, cinnamon, olive oil, almonds, tomato, green peppers, peanuts, walnuts, black pepper, MSG, oats, red palm oil. Also sensitive to most fruits EXCEPT bananas, lemon, applesauce, and cooked cherries. Some of the fruit reaction may be due to yeast allergy; yeast grows on grapes, for instance. Have recurring reflux that is aggravated by spices, grease, chocolate, coffee and egg whites.

Supposed to avoid high glycemic foods like sweets, white potatoes, and white rice (but this is not always practical). Recommended starches include sweet potatoes and basmati rice.

Tolerated beverages: water, decaf coffee if low acid, goat milk, and a few herb teas.

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