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Hoops123
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I don't know what my kid is going to eat - no chicken, beef or turkey.

I read an article that says the tick bite can lead to meat allergens....

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http://flash.lymenet.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php/topic/1/119941

Meat Allergy in relation to some tick bites.

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In what age group is your son? Others may be able to tailor their replies better knowing that.

With veggies still the same major focus, the only difference will be what's on that other 1/4 of the plate.

MUSHROOMS

Does he like mushrooms? Even if not, maybe he's not tried them prepared various ways - or different kinds. Each kind has it's own personality.

You can also hide mushrooms in a variety of dishes.

Mushroom and black rice with some black beans can create a burger - or just have a portobella BE the burger.

Great protein, excellent nutrients (and, yes, safe on an anti-candida food plan as the mushroom fungi are not at all the same as as systemic yeast infection and they will not promote fungal growth).

In fact, nutrients IN mushrooms are excellent for immune support, high in Vitamin D, too.

I could live just on portobella mushrooms but there are so many other varieties that are good to rotate. Season with whatever garden herbs and spices you desire.

Your son may enjoy getting to know more about this fabulous source of flavor and then figuring out what herbs will go best with different ones.

The produce manager at your market should be able to help.

LEGUMES

The legume family also has a wide variety and hundreds of ways to prepare. When served in moderation with lots of veggies, beans can be a great source of nutrients and protein.

Combine with a little wild, red or black rice - or regular, red or black quinoa - and that also helps round out the nutrients and the longevity with a balanced glycemic effect to stretch over hours.

GOAT CHEESE

In salads, a bit on veggies, with all kinds of garden herbs. It's s fun food full of nutrients.

EGGS

Are excellent.

With any food, though, it's best to not eat every day without a break. Allergies can develop, I read, from eating the same food every single day.

Some nutritionists suggest not repeating a food for another five days. Other than with eggs, the other foods listed above that is possible by rotating the KIND of mushroom or beans.

Still, I need my eggs at least 4 - 5 days out of the week but, every couple of months, I go a week without a certain food. I just rotate that week I avoid (whatever) so, nearly every week, I'm giving my body a break from one food or another.

Eggs - Organically raised "happy" hens are the best bet.

NUTS

Hopefully, he can enjoy nuts. I was recently surprised to learn that there are over 80 kinds of nuts at just one market about 2 miles from me.

Rotation is good here, especially.

SOY ?

Ask your son's LLMD about this first.

While this is a food that many need to avoid, I'm not so sure I can easily fit on either side of the debate about soy. Yet, there are cautions - mostly about the rate of consumption.

IF your son does well with soy, 1 - 3 times a week, you may consider a serving of

Tofu, Tempeh (but I find it hard to find where it does not look - or is not actually - moldy)

or EDEMAME (really the best way to enjoy soy). You can find them shelled, frozen. Quick to cook and very versatile.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edamame

Edamame
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Good sites & books (easy adjustments can be made where needed to omit gluten).

Christina Cooks - Mediterranean style vegan - she also has a lot of kid-friendly recipes.

A Spoonful of Ginger

The Cure is in the Kitchen

Indian food - some of the cuisines of India are meatless and full of flavor and variety. Just tone down the spices if too spicy hot or gravitate to the seasoning that are savory rather than hot.
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Keebler - you are the best. He is 13 and unfortunately, likes none of the foods that you recommend and very few that Alcat recommends. He is your typical kid - nuggets, fries, fruit, pizza, pasta, etc.
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Well, he's probably glad not to be a kid near me. I figure they have good food, healthy food, flavorful food and if they don't want to eat that, fine. But that's the food on the menu.

It may help to know that some of the "fast" foods are really drugs, in one regard - from additives. That's why they would rather nearly starve than eat food without the additives of the typical American fare.

Tell him he will impress romantic interests if he (gasp!) learns to cook. Maybe his buddies would enjoy a cooking class weekly at your home (or elsewhere).

Some movies set in countries where they have food shortages may be a wake-up call, too.

Jamie Oliver's website may offer intriguing approaches for kids.

He may actually enjoy doing some kind of science project or school report on the matter of food additives

(but first find out what all the parents do for a living. Some very nice folks do work in this industry, so that's to be considered as selecting a style of presentation).

Why processed foods act like drugs? They ARE. They drug our brains. How that works:


http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=3;t=029690;p=0

Excitotoxins; MSG; Aspartame; & "Natural" Flavors

Note the 60 Minutes report. I think the interview really dropped the ball on this and let them slide on some very important questions. I am very disappointed that the reporting was only up to about the grade of "C" - but it opened a window.
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quote:
Originally posted by Hoops123:


I read an article that says the tick bite can lead to meat allergens....


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CAN lead to meat allergies. Do you know for sure he cannot eat any meat??

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Lymetoo - not yet. Back to LLMD shortly for their input but he has a moderate intolerance not severe intolerance.
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Excellent catch by TuTu.

I assumed that your son has had the allergy reactions and was now to avoid those meats as a result.

I just came back because it just occurred to me that if he had all those allergies, then how is it that he's eating what you described as his favorite diet?

How could that be possible, without major changed not just in recipe but also in where he gets the food (not out)?

"nuggets, fries, . . . pizza, pasta."

If he does not now have an allergy, past tick bites are not going to all of the sudden cause him to now have an allergy.

The links in the reference threads details the FEW who have had this reaction.

Another topic, though, assuming he is dealing with lyme, many do best going gluten-free. And there are some good GF alternatives, even in pasta (for moderation). Tinkyada.
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Hoops, we must have been writing at the same time.


Many (if not most) with lyme seem to have multiple food issues that are not at all related to the tick bite allergy.

Many with lyme are advised to avoid: gluten; dairy; corn; and soy. And all additives and processed foods. Most who do this find it really helps clear some of the brain fog and pain and helps with endurance.

Hope this all works out and I also hope he taste will expand to enjoy a wider array of flavors.

Good luck.
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Agree.. avoiding the gluten, sugar, and white foods is #1.

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Personally I think that meat allergy/tick bite study is a bunch of hooey. Just my opinion.

L-Glutamine will build the gut lining to help prevent food particles from leaking into the blood stream and causing allergic reactions.

Purchase only pure pharmacutical grade L-Glutamine powder. Can be purchased in health food stores or online. No prescription needed.

More info here:

https://sites.google.com/site/marylandlyme/lyme/leaky-gut-syndrome

[Big Grin]

PS. Anyone who loves pizza can't be all bad!

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I was searching for info on meat allergies to show a non believer and found this link!

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/updates/tick-will-make-lose-appetite-red-meat/

so I searched here on lymenet and found this topic.

that article was from 2014.

I have had an allergy to pork for a long time and it got much worse in the last year before dx. and diruing tx I ate some bacon and ended up in ER.

so.... this is very interesting to me.

does any one else have pork allergy or other meat allergies?

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