The Allergic Chef

I think I need a new name for the blog. The Allergic Chef might do. I have been having some ear a sinus problems for the last couple of years and it turns out I’m allergic to just about everything. On the skin tests I was positive to all of them. So they sent me for blood test for food allergies. here are the results:

Wheat……18.7……..19.20
Gluten…..15.60…….11.80
Rye……….15.00…….11.90
Barley…….9.83         
Malt……….9.52……..11.80
Tomato…..8.47………4.89
Potato…….5.50………3.47
Apple……..4.37
Hops………3.03
Oat…………4.88……..3.37
Orange……4.74……..2.43
Peanut…….2.98 …….4.90 Ground Nut
Walnut……1.80……..3.12  Tree Nut
Cashew……      ………1.35
Soybean….1.01
Corn……….0.63
Scallop……0.47
Chocolate..0.46……..<0.35

 

The first number is from my ENT’s allergy department and the second is from my allergist. The allergist was after I stopped eating all the High allergy foods.

Anything greater than 0.35 is considered positive allergy.

3.50 – 17.49 is considered High allergic reaction and any thing 17.50 and above is Very High allergic reaction.

So no more bread for me, in fact I have to read the ingredients on everything these days.

Seeing as I’m taking  Allegra Ds in the morning and Benadryls in the evening my mouth has been drier then a pop corn fart. Which makes my breath Real Bad.

I found some Breath Savers that were sour and really got the saliva going. I used them for a week before I read the ingredients and found they are made with malto-dextrine which is made from wheat. Who would have thought!

Oh yeah and Benadryl tablets are made with gluten so be sure to get the capsules.

So I have been living on Jack Links Sweet & Hot beef jerky, eggs, cheese, and broccoli.

Too afraid to try anything else, at least I have my Epi Pen.

4 Comments

4 Responses to “The Allergic Chef”

  1. Vicky F says:

    Hey Chef B,
    Since you are fairly new to all of this, here’s an idea for you. The Grand Rapids Gluten Free Food Fair is May 19, 2012 at the Delta Plex. Anyone is welcome to go and try all sorts of gluten-free foods for free to see if you like them before you buy them. More info at glutenfreegr.com
    Vicky F

  2. GregF says:

    What is an EMI pen?

  3. Chef Benwa says:

    Thanks for the info, I hope the stuff is not as expensive as some of the gluten free stuff I’ve seen at miejer’s. Saw a 8oz bag of pretzels for over $6. OUCH!

  4. Chef Benwa says:

    It’s a thing to shoot epinephrine straight into you thigh if you have a bad reaction to an allergen. You know throat closing, losing consciousnesses, those sort of fun things.

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