Welcome to my blog!

This blog is a journal of our struggles with food allergies and eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases (EGIDs). ("DD" stands for "dear daughter", so whenever you see it in the blog it is referring to my daughter and our personal experience.) My hope is for this blog to be a source of information and support to others who might be trying to investigate, diagnose, treat, or live with, food allergies and EGIDs. Feel free to leave comments with suggestions or requests of what you would like to see on this blog. This is a work in progress. :)

Hidden food ingredients & cross contamination

Scroll down the page to see hidden ingredient information, or click on one of the links to go directly to that post:
Dairy - - Soy - - Egg - - Nuts - - Gluten - - Fish/Shellfish - - Corn

Watch for cross contamination at home and at restaurants. Be sure that allergenic foods are prepared away from your foods- for serious allergies, you should go as far as using different utensils, knives, cutting boards, pans, etc. Watch out for fried foods! Even if they are safe, they are often fried in the same oil as non-safe foods.

Check your supplements (vitamins, etc.) and enriched foods!! Even if they don't say on the label, call the manufacturer and ask. For example, Vitamin C is often derived from corn. Vitamin E (which is in most enriched packaged foods) is usually derived from soy. It will not say soy on the label, even if an ingredient is derived from it!!

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