Health and your soul

imagesCA79GSGEHi Guys,

No anaphylaxis for the past 70 days. No that’s something to celebrate, I have been able to breathe, think clearly, had more energy and enjoy being with my family without being in hospital. Like when you have a bee sting and a reaction the chances of getting another is viable. When you have an anaphylaxis your chances of having another increases. As I have had 13 anaphylaxis my body has gone from a chance to being an acute chance of reacting to anything I digest or body products I use.  Fun stuff hey!  Life is a challenge for the soul.

The Comprehensive Elimination Diet is a dietary program designed to clear

the body of foods and chemicals to which you may be allergic or sensitive.

I have tried to reintroduce new foods into my diet without any success.   I now having a fortnightly chats with my Dietician and log my eating and symptoms daily. This has taken a bit out of me as I have to graph how my life is tracked. It will not get the better of my as I have a bounce back attitude. So what have I learnt about my new journey. Don’t ever take a little stress here and there not to build up and go pow. I have never had any allergies all my life lived in the country and been out in the bush with nature. I grew up in a family where you ate what was on your plate.  To go from healthy eating anything to  a low diet of not a lot, has been a journey not of my choosing.

My new challenge is to stay on this diet through Christmas.

theses are your ingredient’s: All gluten free rice flour

Potato, Chicken, Fish, Lamb, cashews, rice, lactose free cheese, leeks, parsley, butter, plain yoghurt, cabbage, celery, lettuce,  oats, cauliflower, scallops, pears.  Drinks Water.

That’s my list, see if you can add any recipes?

Chicken & Leek risotto

Chicken and Leek soap

Lamb & vegies

Chicken & Vegies

Fish & Vegies

Fried ripe

potato cakes

Fish cakes

Scallops & pears.

Whole pear cake



Potato bake & Cauliflower cheese


Waiting for your recipes to tantalise the taste buds.

Bye for now



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Salicylates in fruit

This is from the


Life without fruit

Most parents are reluctant to consider a low salicylate diet. ‘How can children live without fruit?’ they ask, not realising that it is possible to eat vegetables without fruit. Nearly two thousand years ago, the ancient Greek physician Galen (Claudius Galenus), considered to be the co-founder of modern medicine, wrote that his father had lived to be a hundred by avoiding fruit.

I have spent months in remote subsistence villages in the Himalayas where children eat very little fruit. These children are happy, healthy, well-spoken and eager to learn, sometimes walking up to two hours each way to school. They are mostly vegetarians living on home-grown rice, lentils, dried beans, potatoes and a range of other vegetables in season, with a few fruit trees around the house. ‘How much fruit do you eat?’ I would ask. After a lot of thought, they would generally estimate ‘about one piece a week’. As well there might be fresh milk and yoghurt in season from their own yak-buffalo cross and eggs from their own chickens. Their intake of additives is zero and their intake of high salicylate-containing foods is much lower than ours. My daughter, who had been diagnosed with ADHD and oppositional defiance disorder and had been following a low salicylate diet for years in Australia, is able to eat this Himalayan subsistence diet without ill effects.

As income increases, households move from subsistence to supermarket eating, buying more fat, meat, sugar, wheat, expensive fruits and vegetables and processed foods36. Finally, in the Western diet, intake of whole fruits and vegetables is replaced by products such as fruit juice and hot potato chips and, in adolescence, by soft drinks and fast food such as pizza37.

During the transition from subsistence to supermarket diet, our intake of salicylates increases because salicylates are concentrated in products such as jam, juices, sauces, stock cubes, tomato paste and dried fruit and vegetables. As well, foods are usually picked unripe for long shelf life when salicylates are at their highest, plants are genetically engineered with increased salicylates for disease resistance8and a wide variety of very high salicylate fruit and vegetables are available all year round.

Since food chemicals can be addictive, it is common to find salicylate-intolerant children choosing to eat very little other than the highest salicylate foods, especially tomato sauce, orange juice, broccoli, grapes, berries, kiwi fruit, sultanas, fruit juice and fruit flavoured yoghurts, while their parents think ‘well, at least it’s healthy’.

In addition, exposure to environmental chemicals such as pesticides and solvents may make people, especially children, more sensitive to other chemicals in foods and in perfumes38.

Very few consumers are affected by one dose of salicylates in foods. More often, as people are exposed to salicylates many times every day, effects build up slowly causing occasional outbreaks of symptoms and no one realizes what is happening. The table below shows how salicylate exposure increases with the Western lifestyle.


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The way life is, Salicylates Free

Hi Guys,

Its really amazing the way life can change you outlook in a 180 degress move on the chess board.

At the end of last year I was having a relaxing night in with my partrner and decided to have some fruit cake and custard. Our relaxing night tuned into a hospital visit with a full anaphalxis reaction in which I blew up with restricted airway, irratic heatbeat, swollen eyes, hands, feet lips. It took me 7 days to rewlly get over this attack. I spent my News Year Year watching everyone else have fun, I smilled and waved at them through a window. I had another attack 1 week later after visiting my allergist. LOL what a journey.

I have since learnt that Salicylates and myself do not mix.

What are salicylates?

Salicylates are chemicals that occur naturally in many plants – they’re a kind of natural pesticide – to protect the plants against insects and diseases. Salicylates are just one group of the hundreds of compounds in foods that can have varying effects on us, depending on how much we eat and how sensitive we are.

How do you pronounce salicylates?

Sall as in sally – i as in ink – sill as in silly – ates as in dates.

What kinds of foods/products are they found in?

Salicylates are found in foods from plants: most fruit, some vegetables, herbs, spices, tea and flavour additives. For example, citrus fruit, berries, tomato sauce and mint flavouring are naturally high in salicylates and so are processed foods with those flavours.

Salicylates are also found in medications, fragrances, industrial chemicals, plastics and some pesticides, and can cause adverse effects when inhaled as well as eaten.

What are some of the symptoms of salicylate sensitivity?

  • headaches or migraines
  • itchy skin rashes such as hives (urticaria), eczema and others
  • irritable bowel symptoms – reflux in babies or adults, nausea, vomiting, stomach bloating and discomfort, wind, diarrhoea and/or constipation
  • bedwetting, cystitis
  • asthma, stuffy or runny nose, nasal polyps, frequent throat clearing,
  • behaviour problems such as irritability, restlessness, inattention, oppositional defiance, symptoms of ADHD
  • sleep disturbance – difficulty falling asleep, night terrors, frequent night waking, sleep apnoea
  • anxiety, depression, panic attacks
  • rapid heart beat and arrythmias
  • tinnitus, hyperacusis, hearing loss
  • joint pain, arthritis, and more ….
  • Short failsafe shopping list
    Short Failsafe Shopping ListFresh fruit and veg MORE DETAILPears Bartlett (Williams), Packham (not apple shaped)Potatoes, chives, garlic, swedes, chokos, red cabbage, mung bean sprouts, bamboo shoots, parsley (for decoration), green beans, celery, cabbage, Brussels sprouts,iceberg lettuce, leeks, shallots

    Bakery and gluten-free MORE DETAIL

    Bread plain white or wholemeal (no 280-3 or 220-8), Breadmix no 282, e.g Laucke’s

    Dairy and non-dairy MORE DETAIL

    Butter Pure e.g. Mainland Butter soft, supermarket own brands, butter blends only if preservative-free e.g. Helga’s Continental style light butter blend

    Cheese Cream cheese (no preservatives 200-203), e.g. Philadelphia, own brands; cottage cheese ( no preservatives e.g. Jalna from health food stores), ricotta cheese (no preservatives e.g. Pantalica)

    Cream Plain; sour cream

    Margarine (no sorbates 200-203, no antioxidants 310-321, no artificial colours, no annatto 160b) e.g Meadowlea original with dairy, Nuttelex dairy-free

    Milk Unflavored, A2

    Meat, poultry, seafood, eggs MORE DETAIL

    Eggs Fresh, free range

    Fish Very fresh e.g. snapper, barramundi, whiting, crab, lobster, oysters, calamari, scallops (not salmon, tuna or prawns)

    Meat Fresh beef, lamb, beef roast, preservative free mince, t-bone or sirloin steak, lamb leg for roasting, diced lamb, lamb loin chops, chump chops for stewing, veal for schnitzel,

    Poultry Whole fresh or frozen chicken (no seasoning, stuffing, self basting or manufactured meat), chicken breast, thighs, pieces (no marinade or flavor enhancers)


    Biscuits Arnotts Sao, Wholemeal Sao, Cruskits, Milk Arrowroot, Scotch Finger, Milk Coffee, Glengarry or Walker Shortbreads

    No dairy – Arnotts original Water Crackers, Salada, Saltine, Vita-Weat original, Shredded Wheatmeal, Kavli and Ryvita crispbreads

    No gluten or dairy – Sunrice plain rice cakes

    (not with corn), plain rice crackers (no flavour enhancers or synthetic antioxidants e.g. Sakata)

    Cake and pancake mix Pastry Mix (White Wings), Plain pancake premix (many – e.g. White Wings, Original Shaker). To avoid added milk use buckwheat

    Cakes and Croissants Woolworths baked in-store croissants; see also Sara Lee Pound Cake and SL Croissants in frozen foods

    Canned and dried vegetables Canned beans eg red kidney, chickpeas, butter beans, borlotti beans, three or more bean mixes, green beans, Surprise dried green beans

    Canned fruit Pears in syrup (not natural juice), Coles diced pear fruit cups

    Cereal Rolled oats no additives, flavours

    Kelloggs Rice Bubbles, Rice Bran, All Bran, Special K, Uncle Toby’s Weeties, Sanitarium Weetbix and other plain, additive free, wholewheat based cereals

    Chips and snacks Arnotts “French Fries” potato straws, Colvan plain chips, Kettle original salted chips, Red Rock Deli plain chips

    Confectionery No colors, preservatives or flavors except limited vanilla. Pascall vanilla marshmallows (white, limited due to flavours), Werthers Original butter candies

    Cooking oils Canola cooking spray, canola, sunflower or safflower oil (not cold pressed, no synthetic antioxidants 310-321)

    Avoid these additivesCOLOURS 102,104,110,122,123,124,127,129, 132,133,142,143,151,155

    natural colour 160b (annatto)


    Sorbates 200-203

    Benzoates 210-219

    Sulphites 220-228

    Nitrates, nitrites 249-252

    Propionates 280-283


    Gallates 310-312

    TBHQ, BHA, BHT 319-321


    Glutamates incl MSG 620-625

    Ribonucleotides 627, 631, 635

    Hydrolysed Vegetable Protein (HVP)


    No numbers since they are trade secrets


    Desserts Easiyo yoghurt premixes (natural and vanilla), Sago and Tapioca (Lion brands)

    Dried fruit and nuts Cashew nuts raw eg Natura Natural Cashew Kernels, dried pears (peeled, no sulphite preservatives 220-228)

    Flour Arrowroot flour (gluten free eg McKenzies), Cornflour (gluten free from corn eg White Wings), custard powder (no artifical colour, no annatto 160b eg Orgran gluten-free custard powder, Plain or self raising e.g. Defiance

    Pasta Couscous (e.g. San Remo); plain pasta in any shape (no colours, flavours, fillings)

    Rice Plain e.g. Sunwhite, medium or long grain, Arborio, Doongara, glutinous but not flavored like basmati, jasmine, wild rice

    Salt Sea salt or rock salt preferably iodised (only flavored McCormick garlic salt). No pepper

    Soft drinks Lemonade (no preservative 211 e.g. Schweppes bottled occasionally as lemon has salicylates), tonic water no 211

    Soda Water, sparkling mineral water (no flavours, no additives)

    Soup and soup mixes Dried beans and lentils (e.g. red, brown and green lentils, chickpeas, split peas, red kidney and all other dried beans except broad beans); pearl barley and soup mix (e.g. McKenzies)

    Spreads, jam etc Golden syrup (CSR), Malt extract (e.g. Saunders); No honey, no jam except home-made pear jam

    Sugar Caster sugar, icing sugar (pure is gluten-free), Light brown sugar (not raw, no molasses for colouring), White sugar

    Toppings and ice cream cones Betta natural ice-cream cones; Nestle caramel top and fill

    Pure maple syrup (e.g. Camp)


    Ice cream
    (no colours, no annatto 160b) e.g. Peters original vanilla, Nestle Milky Bar, Norco Natural, Sara Lee French Vanilla, Toppa hokeypokey, Pure Chil or Dairy Bell organic Vanilla from Coles

    Pastry eg Pampas Puff Pastry sheets not rolls, Pampas Butter Puff Pastry sheets not rolls, Home Brand puff pastry

    PersonalMORE DETAIL

    Shampoo Preferably no perfume e.g. DermaVeen shampoo and conditioner from pharmacies

    Skin and sun care Moisturizers (fragrance free e.g. Redwin sorbolene with Vitamin E

    Sunblock (free of parabens or benzoates and unperfumed, e.g Ego Sunsense

    Toothpaste and dental care Plain dental floss (not mint) Unflavored toothpaste see more details

    CleaningMORE DETAIL

    Cleaning vinegar, bicarb soda, methylated spirits (no perfumes)

    General MORE DETAIL

    Tissues and toilet paper
    No perfumes e.g. Sorbent hypoallergenic

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Salicylates in Bath & Body Products





Hi Guys,

Just thought I would have a chat to about what’s been going on with me. I have had a few allergy attacks and had to change the whole household to the way of eating. It’s been driving everyone crazy and had a few of my friends asking me how my “Air diet is going? The reason I am talking about it on my site is that Salicylate are in bath & body products as well as food. So I have started doing the research to change our products to suit me and many others who this type of sensitivity. Don’t worries the old favourite will still be available on our site.

Salicylates are chemicals that occur naturally in many plants – they’re a kind of natural pesticide – to protect the plants against insects and diseases.

What kinds of foods/products are they found in?

Salicylates are found in foods from plants: most fruit, some vegetables, herbs, spices, tea and flavour additives. For example, citrus fruit, berries, tomato sauce and mint flavouring are naturally high in salicylates and so are processed foods with those flavours.

Salicylates are also found in medications, fragrances, industrial chemicals, plastics and some pesticides, and can cause adverse effects when inhaled as well as eaten.

So I will endeavour to to change our products to suit many. So let the trials begin.

Our first products to be on the new rang will be soap. Our essential oils will be of the purest quality and organic certified. So lets start the party!



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