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My sister has really bad food allergies to peanuts, milk, wheat, and soy among a few other things...almost every food label we look at says conains milk, wheat or do we go about keeping her healthy when there aren't many tings she can have??? My mom is going crazy and we need opinions

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Asked by Anonymous at 6:42 PM on May. 17, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • Check out the Food Allergy network:
    Check out Whole Foods Market, if there is one near you....their employees can help guide your mom towards the right foods without the allergic ingredients.
    See if there is a nutritionist at the local hospital to have a couple of sessions with....she can help find new recipes, etc....stuff the whole family can eat.

    Answer by kjrn79 at 6:44 PM on May. 17, 2010

  • My son has allergies to wheat, corn, peanuts, soy, cows milk, eggs, and oranges. There are very very few prepackaged or processed foods we can buy. We make all of his food from scratch from ingredients he can have. Kroger (atleast ours is) is a great option when shopping, they have an entire section of "specialized" foods and many of which are wheat/gluten, peanut, and soy free. We also buy a lot of rice product, rice milk/flour/baking products.

    Answer by laciD at 6:46 PM on May. 17, 2010

  • Have you tried shopping at health food stores or places like Whole Foods Market, Right By Nature or Trader Joe's? These places have many prepared/processed foods that are specifically for those that need to be gluten-free (therefore they will be wheat-free as well), dairy-free, soy-free, etc. Also, if you cook from scratch, you will definately know what is in your food and be able to avoid what you need to. There are also hundreds of cookbooks available that are written just for people with food allergies. Good luck! I know how hard this can be at first, but once you get the hang of it, you'll be fine - honest!

    Answer by mom2aspclboy at 6:46 PM on May. 17, 2010

  • Gluten free does not always mean wheat free, many gluten free products have wheat in them but the gluten has been removed

    Answer by laciD at 6:49 PM on May. 17, 2010

  • Buy raw fruits and veggies and meat and make your own meals. It is difficult to have allergies especially like your sister and also eat processed food.

    Answer by aeneva at 6:55 PM on May. 17, 2010

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