Allergy Detectives: Elusive Not-Necessarily-Allergens

I’ve been having odd allergy symptoms for a while now. It seems that soon after eating a certain grocery store crust (for making your own pizzas), eating certain gluten-free bakery cookies, and eating certain gluten-free hamburger buns from the same bakery I have horrible redness and itchiness around my mouth (outside my mouth, on the […]


Nightshade Allergy Trials, Day 9

You may remember my blog post last week¬†about food allergies and intolerances, and how I felt I may be allergic or sensitive to nightshades like potatoes and tomatoes. I began wondering if I might be sensitive in some way when I was camping and found that the lymph node swelling that I had been experiencing […]


My Favourite Non-Dairy and Non-Egg Products

I’ve been intolerant to eggs and dairy for several years now, which means that, as a dairy-lover, every time I find something remotely like dairy that I can eat I get really excited. One of the best things I’ve done in finding non-meat products is to search for things labelled vegan. I’m far from vegan, […]


Food Intolerance Fun

A few years ago, I discovered that something I was eating wasn’t sitting well with me. I noticed that eating dairy would be followed by heavy bloating and gas and other, later less I-want-to-share-in-public-type discomforts. I went to my doctor, who told me that if this was happening, if *not* eating milk fixed the problem, […]