Allergy members - how do you shop for food?

Can you talk me through how you go about food shopping for yourself or a member of your family that has a food allergy. Do you go to the local supermarket or specialist store? If a supermarket, do you buy from the health food aisle or regular aisles? Do you have to check every ingredient label or do products advertise themselves well enough? Do you have to buy specific foods? Is your food bill more expensive as a result? And finally does your household all eat the same meals, or does the person with the food allergy eat separate food?

Last reply: 10th Jun 2017 / 83 replies / Post by looklively



Posted by: niknik
Posted on: 6th Jun 2014

niknik says: My son has a bad reaction to geletin, as well as lactose intorent i found that he was lactose intolerant when he was only 6 weeks old, once again not from a doctor from a total stranger who walked threw the door at the doctors surgery. and the reaction from geltine was just incredible. My 7 year old was always a windy baby. Know one really understood why she cried all the time. yet she was my good baby out of the two. I wish i knew then what i know now. would of made life so much easier. That would of been hard on your mum with the lactose intolerance and there being no formulars. My daughters teacher bought me a book it has some great receipies in it I have tried to make my own bread and yeah it was a bit rough on it mind you i think i rather make bread then ever make a cake again my daughters cake was like a hard rock. I think a rock would of been softer.The book is called YUM top tips for feeding babies and kids with allergies. It has a recipie for bread i will try it out to see if it works. I found alot of breads have sugar in it i was quite disgusted to find that out. I find the gluten free foods depending on what they are last a little bit longer than others and they freeze reasonably well to. I think you can get the book on the internet and costs arourd $35 I was lucky enough that the teacher just gave to me she understands at how expensive the whole real eating can be. I'm still a bit naughty when it comes to sugar I OD on coffee at the start of year so i can't drink much if any coffee any more but tend to substitute for chocolate or tea mainly tea with a sugar or to I've cut down again I'M back on the green tea. Still have a little sugar in it but it also boosts my metabolism, energy levels and immune system but only drink it in moderation to. I suppose that s what it all comes down to is moderation. but reactions and allergies put your life in so much more perspective. The girl sounds like my daughter they tend to play on it all a bit however i know my daughter has terrible time contolling herself if she has something that she shouldn't. It is rare now for her to react she knows what she can and can't have so does my son he is only 5 he always asks if i made the food if isaid i didn't he won't touch it. Also a top tip if a child doesnt have a reaction to apple and mango juice they make great Icy cups for summer or if other children are having treats this is a great way to deter the bad eating habits. My theroy is 'get em while their young ' Helps them train to be healthy individuals in the long term (wish i new this growing up i wouldn't have had to battle weight for 30 years) I hope your blood pressure has fallen I haven't really taken into account of salt in veg and fruit very interesting mainly due to I have the opposite problem I have low blood pressure. I think my grandmother is gluten and lactose intolerant but she doesn't really want to know.

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