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: jjdrer
Posted on: 6th Jun 2014

jjdrer says: To be perfectly honest with you I wouldn't recommend him. He was talking about artificial contents that don't even exist here in Aust. I was on the diet for about 3 months and started having side-effects which can be quite dangerous. I was told that by my GP, then 2ns dietician I went to and 3 nurses that I know.My insulin level hardly dropped at all. My cholesterol when from in the sizes to 11.4. The only good thing that came out of it was I did lose weight. He also doesn't have a provider number. He only saw me once (he said he didn't need to see me again)and for 2 weeks we communicated via email. After that he wouldn't respond to even one email on the last day.. He should have told me to go to the next step of the diet which isn't quite as strict after 6 weeks but he said nothing My Dr. said he isn't referring anybody else to him because one of his patients put weight on instead of losing it and when he saw her diet he wasn't surprised. The 2nd one I went to is connected to the Seaton Medical Centre. I saw her at the Garden Clinic on Henley Beach Road at Lockleys. She was horrified when I showed her the diet sheet.
There is another one, Dr. Sandra Cabot who I believe actually come/came from Sydney. She consults at some of the Better Health Pharmacies in Adelaide (or used to).
She has also written some very good books on some iilnesses. Last time I checked the Better Health Parmachies at the Target Shopping Centre at Fulham Gardens(on the corner of Valletta Rd. and Tapleys Hill Rd) and another one in the Adelaide CBD stocks her books. The Fulham Gardens Store actually had a better range of her books than the city one did at that time. I have moved from the Western suburbs to the Northern Suburbs so I no longer shop in that area. Her book on Insulin Resistance has recipes in it, so her other ones probably do too. I heard her being interviewed on talk back radio one night and people phoned in with questions. She recommended variations of diets and alternative natural supplements. She has her natural product based range. They also are sold at Better Health Pharmacies. If you manage to find her she can probably give you some suggestions and tell you where you can get her books, supplements etc. You might even manage to locate her via google details.
About the only real good thing the 1st one told me recipe wise that you can use zucchine sliced longwise instead of pasta, and finely chooped or grated cauliflower instead of rice. Rice is very starchy and high in "bad" carbohydrates which convert to sugar in your bloodstream.
I hope thise sketchy information helps you. I was diagnosed in Dec 2009 and a lot has happened since them.

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