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To: 8mmMauser
"The sole foods he is allowed are chicken, carrots, grapes, potatoes and apples."

You have to wonder if they've truly tested all foods that are available. Often those allergy tests only cover our Western foods, not grains, veggies and fruits found elsewhere.

I'm personally not able to eat gluten, dairy, corn, eggs, peanuts, pecans, and most beans, but still find a vast variety of foods I CAN eat, largely by shopping at the international grocery store.

Regardless, I AM glad that a feeding tube can help this boy. Hopefully they'll find other ways to help him as well that he won't always have to be on one.

5 posted on 10/02/2007 4:06:11 AM PDT by TruthSetsUFree
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To: TruthSetsUFree
I am "sensitive" to the poor boy's plight. After long periods of just feeling rundown, I was checked by the doctor who ran sensitivity blood tests. It showed my sensitivity, not what they called allergy, was to a number of foods much to the surprise of us both. Wheat gluten was one of them. Eliminating them from my diet brought great results right away, but I miss those foods on the list. (except spinach...)
7 posted on 10/02/2007 4:12:32 AM PDT by 8mmMauser (Jezu ufam tobie...Jesus I trust in Thee)
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To: TruthSetsUFree

That list sounds like a missing digestive enzyme ~ ~ I hope you’ve seen a doctor on the corn part. I’ve noticed that numerous “corn products” also have a gluten additive as well, and sometimes for no apparant reason.


8 posted on 10/02/2007 4:15:40 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: TruthSetsUFree

They may not have medically tested every food, but probably the boy’s family has experimented with what brings on symptoms and what doesn’t.


12 posted on 10/02/2007 4:33:14 AM PDT by dawn53
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To: TruthSetsUFree

Potatoes would stand out as odd in the line up of ‘approved foods’ to me.


14 posted on 10/02/2007 6:35:08 AM PDT by kinoxi
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To: TruthSetsUFree
You have to wonder if they've truly tested all foods that are available. Often those allergy tests only cover our Western foods, not grains, veggies and fruits found elsewhere.

As to the granes most, if not all have gluten in them. Hes not allergic to wheat he is allergic to gluten.

95 posted on 10/06/2007 5:51:05 AM PDT by N3WBI3 (Ah, arrogance and stupidity all in the same package. How efficient of you. -- Londo Mollari)
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