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Salicylates

Babybel Cheese removed from Salicylate safe foods

Posted on:
Sunday, April 28th, 2013
Author:
kmelliot

If you have food sensitivity to Salicylates and/or Chemicals, the following information has been released to Feingold members.   Dear Feingold members, THE LAUGHING COW – Mini Babybel Mild Cheddar needs to be removed from your Foodlist because the company was unable to be sure if the dye in the red plastic cover will leach […]

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Dr. Oz and Food Dyes

Posted on:
Wednesday, March 20th, 2013
Author:
kmelliot

http://www.feingold.org/ozshow.html See the above link for a quick overview of food dyes in our family’s foods.

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Diet Challenges

Posted on:
Thursday, October 4th, 2012
Author:
kmelliot

According to some of the medical literature, after being on the elimination diet (for salicylate sensitivity) for a month or so, you may test some of the suspected offenders every 4 days to determine if your body can tolerate some in small doses. The point of this is to allow variety into the diet, not […]

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Un-Catsup Ketchup

Posted on:
Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012
Author:
kmelliot

I just experimented with a Feingold (Salicylate Diet) uncatsup – Ketchup recipe which is low in salicylate, gluten free, corn free, and high fructose corn syrup free. My son has other sensitivities and allergies, so I tweaked it a little, and I am amazed how delicious it is. He is also fructose intolerant, this does […]

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Dehydrated Green Beans

Posted on:
Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012
Author:
kmelliot

Sometimes when I experiment in the kitchen with the allergen/sensitivity restrictions, I come out with a winner and sometimes with a “fail”. Today was a fail! I was so excited to try to make dehydrated green beans as a snack for my kid who has salicylate sensitivity. Well, he is usually very forgiving, but we […]

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Halloween Candy

Posted on:
Monday, October 1st, 2012
Author:
kmelliot

I don’t know about the rest of you who deal with food allergies and food sensitivities, but Halloween is usually a big bummer (for them) because after all of that trick or treating, my kids can’t eat most of it any way. We not only have peanut allergies, but nuts, corn, gluten, salicylates sensitivity, and […]

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Salicylate Challenge

Posted on:
Thursday, September 27th, 2012
Author:
kmelliot

My child has been on the phase 1 portion of the Feingold Salicylate Free diet for 4 months now, so we decided to go ahead and do a challenge as recommended on the phase 2 of the diet. We decided to try a very small amount of garlic in his home made ranch dressing. Within […]

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Home Made Beef Jerky

Posted on:
Wednesday, September 26th, 2012
Author:
kmelliot

Today, I a going to attempt to make beef jerky. My youngest son is not able to have the beef jerky on the market, no matter how orgnanic the meat is, due to gluten, fructose, soy, etc. and the additives (salicylates) that they use (natural or not) to increase the shelf life. I just purchased […]

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Low in Salicylates Ranch Dressing Recipe

Posted on:
Tuesday, September 25th, 2012
Author:
kmelliot

I created a delicious ranch dressing that is free from gluten, corn, fructose, nuts, peanuts, fish, shellfish, and low in salicylates. 1 Cup of Real Mayonaise (my son tolerates the soy based oil) 1/2 cup of sour cream or buttermilk 1/4 teaspoon of chive 1/2 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon salt Whisk all ingredients together […]

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