Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Tips For Allergy Dairy Free Diets

Allergies are on the rise with food allergies leading the way. Many of food allergies are
related to dairy and for those that are trying to eliminate dairy from their diets it can
be a real challenge. Check out these tips for allergy dairy free diets.

Some foods that appear to be dairy free actually are not. This is why you may still feel
awful after eating what you thought was dairy free food. It will take a while to figure
out what an allergy dairy free diet is made of, and you can continue to improve on that
diet over time.

To begin an allergy dairy free diet you need to start reading labels. All labels – even
those foods that you would assume would not have any dairy products in them – many times
they’ll be hidden deep in the ingredients.

You might be surprised to discover that these food allergies can contain dairy.



Calcium lactate

Lactic Acid

Casein, Potassium lactate

Calcium stearoyl lactylate

Sodium stearoyl fumarate

Calcium caseinate, Stearoyls

If you have eliminated dairy and it’s derivatives an allergy dairy free diet will be fairly
straightforward. But one big concern is the amount of calcium you are getting. Much of
your calcium intake comes from dairy so it’s important to find replacement foods. Here’s a
list of some excellent calcium sources.

Almonds, Hazel nuts, Sesame Seeds
Cabbage, Asparagus, Broccoli
Prunes, Blackstrap Molasses, Figs
Kale, Greens, Fennel, Collard, Mustard Greens, Dandelion seeds, Turnip Greens, Fenugreek,

Rice milk, Almond milk, Soy milk or some other milk alternative.
Sardines, Salmon, Seafood
Oats, Tofu, Soybeans

If you are experiencing symptoms that you think may be a result of dairy then an allergy
dairy free diet is likely in the works. But what are some of those symptoms? There are
several symptoms that can occur but some are more common. Digestive disorders such as gas,
bloating, wind, cramps, and diarrhea or constipation are all very common with a dairy
allergy. Some may have difficulty breathing, runny nose, ear ache, soar throat, or
symptoms that resemble hay fever. A few will have asthma, eczema, or behavioral problems
such as ADHD.

If you are having any of these symptoms why not consider an allergy dairy free diet for a
couple of months and see how that goes. If symptoms disappear or become less of a problem
you can bet that dairy is likely at least one of your food allergies. If there are still
some problems you should take your food allergy detective work a step further.

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