Do I Need To Just Stop Eating? Jeanette March 4, 2015 The Journey 1 Comment I knew it was coming. But it didn't make it any easier. And in fact, the results were a LOT worse than I thought they would be. Even Dr. Botts agreed they were pretty bad. Turns out I'm sensitive to just about everything. To give you an idea, here are the things I cannot eat for the next 6 months. Rice, including rice protein Dark chocolate & cocoa garbanzo beans lentils pinto beans soybeans & all soys tofu cashews (my favorite nut!) & cashew milk chia seed hazelnuts macadamia nuts mustard seed pecans (my other favorite nut) peanuts & peanut butter pumpkin seed sesame seeds sunflower seeds walnuts (another favorite) asparagus, raw and cooked beets bell peppers cooked broccoli brussels sprouts cooked cabbage canola oil carrots popped corn pickles cooked garlic cooked green beans lettuce (have you ever heard of such a thing!) mushrooms okra olives onions peas cooked or baked potatoes pumpkin squash safflower & sunflower oil seaweed spinach tomato, tomato paste zucchini apples & apple cider apricots avocados bananas, fresh or cooked blueberries cantaloupe & honeydew melon cherries coconut & coconut milk (or water) cranberries dates & figs grapes kiwi lemons & limes mango oranges & orange juice papaya peaches nectarines pineapple pomegranates all fish except cooked salmon and sea bass all shellfish except crab & lobster beef, pork and turkey meat glue basil cilantro dill oregano parsley rosemary thyme ginger paprika vanilla all gums, except xanthan (look for them on the labels of your food) coffee and black tea honey food coloring Whew! Is that all? To look on the bright side, here are the things I CAN eat: eggs black beans fava beans kidney beans lima beans gluten-free soy sauce almonds & almond milk brazil nuts flax seed & flax milk pistachios artichokes raw broccoli raw cabbage cooked cauliflower celery chili peppers corn eggplant raw garlic pea protein yams & sweet potatoes, cooked red wine (oh yeah I'll drink a lot!) white wine grapefruit pears plums strawberries watermelon salmon, cooked sea bass, cooked crab & lobster, including imitation crab scallops chicken lamb cumin mint cinnamon cloves nutmeg turmeric xanthan gum (ingredients for a lot of food!) green tea So there you have it. Talk about a challenge! Trying to figure out what to eat for the next 6 months! Why six months? It takes at least six months to clear out your system of autoimmune reactions to those items that may be triggering the reaction. That's what's on this list. So it's possible that after 6 months my reaction to them will dissipate and I'll be able to eat them again. Then again, maybe not. But we'll test again to see if they are still reactive. Comments comments One Response Mary May 15, 2015 What is the difference between ingesting RAW broccoli, cabbage and garlic, as opposed to cooked? Soy Sauce has GLUTEN? Is it everywhere? Good grief! Pea protein – I have been reading up on that recently. Interesting> I also just ordered green tea powder to scoop into my morning smoothies. Hoping it helps to boost energy levels. And LETTUCE – Really? What? Following with great interest and compassion. Best always – Mary Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.