I was diagnosed with a sugar cane allergy in November 2008. It’s been frustrating to find information or sites that give information about this. So many things have sugars in them and the nutritional information doesn’t specify the source of the sugar. So this blog is about what I learn as I try to deal with this allergy.
I am also allergic to wheat (not the gluten, but wheat), whey protein (a dairy protein), and eggs (whites and yolks).
I had the testing done because I had such severe migraines. My “aura” was not flashing lights, but nausea and vomiting. This led my naturopath to believe that they were food related. I had already tried cutting out all the traditional stuff that is supposed to trigger migraines (wine, aged cheese, chocolate, etc) without any success.
It was November 2008 when I was diagnosed. I have lost 4 pounds since eliminating these foods from my diet, but have dropped an entire pant size. I never realized how bloated I was. In addition, no headaches since starting the diet with one exception. I ate about 1 tbsp of mayo by mistake. Immediately had the stomache ache and nausea. Headache followed. Two days later I had the flu shot. I wasn’t told it was egg-based. Big mistake. I wanted to cut my arm off! Any doubts I had vanished. These foods are poisons for me.
I have lymphedema fin one arm, my back, side, and breast from breast cancer surgery. One of things I do to keep the lymph moving freely is to eat a high protein diet. I don’t worry about vegan or vegetarian. I eat meat unabashedly. I eat the way I eat solely because of the food allergies.
I am not allergic to soy, but because I’ve had breast cancer I avoid soy.
If you also have a sugar cane allergy, let’s share resources.