First of all, I want to answer a few questions about my last post. Some of you are wondering if I can 'cheat' on this a bit. The answer is a very strong 'no'. When your body is reacting to something, it can detect even the slightest trace of that food. So I have to completely cut out all of the major offenders. The 'honorable mentions' that I posted should be fine for me to eat. They just rated really high in the 'insignificant' range. Bordering on an allergy.
I will be cutting out all these foods for at least one month. After that time, I can reintroduce them one at a time, looking for a reaction. If there is no reaction, I can eat small amounts of those foods. If there is a reaction, then I will have to cut it out altogether.
I went shopping yesterday afternoon, and I bought a few things to try for now. I bought brown rice pasta, a bunch of flours (rice, corn, potato, tapioca, etc) to try baking with. The one thing I didn't find was an egg replacer for baking. I did ask my health food store if they could order Ener G egg replacer, and they are going to try. They usually carry a different brand, but it is discontinued.
I was planning on starting my elimination diet on Monday, but something very unexpected has happened, and we will now be heading to Mennville for a funeral. Keith's beautiful, young cousin Katelyn died in a car accident Thursday night. This is just so sad and tragic. While we know we will see her again in Heaven one day, it's hard to grasp the fact that she is gone. She was such a sweet girl.