Anybody know about food intolerances?

@ksherrie (891)
Singapore
November 1, 2011 5:01am CST
Hi everyone, Further to my allergy that I have requested for advice the other day in mylot, I went for a separate therapist instead of a doctor after that. I found out that I may have wheat and milk intolerance. Meaning my body has difficult time digesting any food that has wheat and milk. And overflow of excess wheat and milk substances in my body actually caused my rashes to appear, which is also know as hives. Symptoms of food intolerance appear slower than allergies. Food intolerances are also less dangerous and live-threatening than allergies. Problem now is, the therapist I went to did not specify a cure for food intolerance. She did mention that I could take other food instead of wheat and milk, like soya milk, corn flour, rice, etc... I was wondering if anyone here at mylot might have a cure or suggestion or experience to my problem. I am still seeking another third opinion just in case. So any advice and suggestions would be helpful!
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
4 Nov 11
Wheat and milk? That means u can't eat rice? Are u sure about that? Milk as well? Do u drink coffee, tea and do u eat cheese? They do have milk in them Is Oatmeal part of wheat? When your therapist said u cant take milk, does it include milk powder and condense/evaporated milk? I think food intolerance or food allergies is worse than anything else, because it's a torture to see yet not able to eat them
@ksherrie (891)
• Singapore
4 Nov 11
Rice is not wheat... Rice grow from rice grain. So thank G, I can eat rice. Ya, milk as well. Anything that has milk, I will take. Because milk contain lactose. Something my body can't digest it very well. So i can only take other milk like soya milk, corn milk, I read that there is rice milk too. So there is still quite a variety I can try. I agree allergies and food intolerenance are terrible. But at least, intolerance, I can still eat some some food with wheat and milk again, but lesser and in moderation. I just can't eat it as frequently as I used to, because I used to eat it daily.
@ksherrie (891)
• Singapore
4 Nov 11
To add on, I can't enjoy ice-cream either...
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@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
9 Nov 11
That's a whole lot of things u cant eat! I can't imagine myself suffering from food intolerance because i'm such a big eater! haha I would say u are luckier, compared to my friend. She can't eat eggs and chicken, yet her mom is always serving them on the dining table Why can't eat ice cream as well?
@phillyguy (3008)
• Philippines
1 Nov 11
Lactose intolerance is very common it is not dangerous at all but it's annoying because everytime you drink milk you'll feel stomach upset after a few minutes, but there are milk that have low lactose maybe you can try that or much better if you drink soya milk instead of the regular milk.
@ksherrie (891)
• Singapore
3 Nov 11
Thank you phillyguy! I think I read about lactose somewhere on the internet. I guess I need to dig again... I like soya milk too.. Guess it is not that bad afterall.
@phillyguy (3008)
• Philippines
3 Nov 11
your welcome ksherrie! Yeah soya milk is delicious too you just need to get used to it. I found a site that I think can really help you, it is a site that focus entirely on lactose intolerance http://www.lactoseintolerant.org/ I hope it can really help you
@ksherrie (891)
• Singapore
4 Nov 11
Wow! Thanks phillyguy! This will save me some time searching. Yeah, luckily i drink soya milk occasionally. Now to switch it to daily. haha... Just started drinking it today, not too bad. The packaging has quite a lot of health benefits listed.
• Indonesia
2 Nov 11
Mcly wife also has milk intolerance but not severe. She can still take food that contain small amount of milk. . And until now we do not try to find cure for it. She just try to avoid it and drink soya milk. We also do not try milk without lactose, since it usually more expensive, although many recommend this kind of milk (not to cure but for our diet). There are also many herbs that claim can cure. But I still can not believe it
@ksherrie (891)
• Singapore
3 Nov 11
Hi microengineer, Thank you for your advice. I am also taking more soya bean milk recently. Hope i can find a cure soon.
@anne25penn (3310)
• Philippines
2 Nov 11
If you have a food intolerance, there is nothing you can do. There is a misconception here in my country that the more you expose yourself to the food that you are allergic or intolerant to, you develop an immunity to it. This is false and fatal. I cannot take food with eggs, sometimes dairy. So, it's either I wheeze or I avoid them. There are days where I cannot really help but eating eggs or food with eggs. There really is no cure. You just have to avoid these type of foods. I hope that where you live it will be easy to adjust your diet. I actually had to go through a month of rice, oatmeal and bananas just to alleviate my allergy and asthma a few years back.
@ksherrie (891)
• Singapore
3 Nov 11
Hi anne25penn, thank you for your advice. I am trying my best to avoid food with wheat and milk. But food that are sold outside in restaurants, food stalls, fastfood joints, do not always have an ingredient list which I can refer to. Sometimes even if I asked what's the ingredients inside the food, the servers themselves do not know. I am starting to eat more fruits too. Only problem I face now is in my country, lots of food sold here are with wheat, meaning either fried with flour or its noodles... So I have to think hard and ask a lot... I don't think 1 month is enough for me... I have been having this for 5 months now... I am hoping it doesn't become permanent.
@AmbiePam (48664)
• United States
1 Nov 11
So if you are allergic to wheat then you have a gluten allergy. That is becoming a more common condition and as a result companies are making more and more gluten free products. I can tell you one thing. If you follow a gluten free (wheat free) diet, you'll lose weight. I don't know how much you weigh so you may not need to lose weight. But going gluten free eliminates a lot of bad carbs. They recommend gluten free diets to autistic children, and more and more than are recommending them for people with chronic headaches.
@ksherrie (891)
• Singapore
3 Nov 11
Thanks AmbiePam for your advice! This is only good thing I hear about the intolerent or allergy! Losing weight! I am slightly over weight for my height. about 1 to 2kg overweight. I guess, it is a good sign? But i do read in some website that, bloating is one of the symptoms for food intolerant. I do have a tummy, though I am not pregnant at the present moment. You make me want to eat more gluten-free food. Though I am not sure what it means, I will read more about this after I post this response. Thank you once again!