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    Hi all ... I am new to this but loving all that I am reading. My 5 year old son has tremendous food allergies and sensitivities. His diet has slowly morphed into a paleo style diet and my brother turned me onto the PB. Now my question is, my son is allergic to all nuts and seeds, he seems okay with olive oil which is what I have been cooking with for him but an MRT test shows a hidden food allergy to olive oil too. Can anyone suggest another "safe for high cooking oil" as well as any other sources of fat for him?

    Here is what he CAN NOT have when it comes to fats:
    Seeds - anaphylactic to sunflower especially
    Nuts - anaphylactic to cashew especially
    Dairy/Soy -

    His doctor would like him to have a high protein, calorie dense breakfast. I am doing GFCF Nitrate free organic hot dogs, organic nitrate free ham, organic chicken breast, organic nitrate free turkey bacon, kind of just rotating through these cooked in olive oil ... is this enough fat though? Rest of the day he would only get a little more olive oil depending on what I've cooked.

    Thanks for any input you can give!

    Michele

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    Do you have access to grass fed beef tallow, lard, or coconut oil? You could cook his food in these fats. You could also add coconut oil, or cocobutter to smoothies.
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    • #3
      Hmm, does coconut qualify as an allergen for him? Google tells me it isn't the same as a tree nut allergy, although people can have a separate allergy to it.
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      • #4
        Olive oil isn't safe for high-heat cooking either. Render bacon fat and use it, and go buy a tub of lard from the local Mexican carniceria. Get coconut oil - I buy mine from amazon.com and have it delivered. And buy butter - it's one of the best fats available.
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        • #5
          Ditto - for high heat, I use bacon grease or coconut oil or sometimes butter (mainly for eggs). I use olive oil for salads mainly. Good luck!
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          • #6
            Have you got him on cod liver oil? Also he may need some gut work - probiotics etc.

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            • #7
              Thanks everyone. I should have mentioned he can not have coconut either, it also causes a histamine reaction for him.

              Yes, he is on cod liver oil and probiotics. Definitely gut issues here!!

              Thanks again. Any other ideas besides coconut for healthy fats given the food allergies?

              : ) Michele

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              • #8
                What about avocado oil .... would this be a good enough fat? It's quite difficult with a restricted diet like this.

                Thanks.

                Michele

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by gfcfmom View Post
                  Thanks everyone. I should have mentioned he can not have coconut either, it also causes a histamine reaction for him.

                  Yes, he is on cod liver oil and probiotics. Definitely gut issues here!!

                  Thanks again. Any other ideas besides coconut for healthy fats given the food allergies?
                  : ) Michele
                  You haven't commented on the animal fat (butter, lard, etc.) and I'm wondering if you are worried about it. If so, don't be.

                  Whenever you cook bacon, drain the grease into a glass container and keep in the fridge. I use this for my cooking fat all the time - last night I sauteed asparagus in it. Since he can't have coconut oil, the other primal fat would be butter - I use Kerrygold, which is from grass fed, Irish cows. The other oils are not good and would not be considered primal. Have you had a chance to read Mark's book yet - he has a great run down on the oils.

                  Other healthy fats (not to cook in) would be avocados and meat fats (bacon, beef, etc.). If he likes and eats meat, he should be getting fats.
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                  • #10
                    Try ghee (clarified butter). I believe it's casein free. Lard from pastured pork is a great source of vitamin d and is very heat stable. Olive oil is not a good oil to cook with at high temperatures. Saturated fats, such as ghee, tallow and lard would be better.

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                    • #11
                      Thanks again everyone. He is actually completely dairy free as well (child is allergic to everything!!). I do like the idea of saving the fat from bacon. Both my kids will eat turkey bacon and I've often thought of saving the fat. I would think it would be nice to use it again later to saute chicken or veggies for the kids. He eats a fair amount of turkey, chicken, pork, grass fed beef, but I like to put a little extra oil of some kind on his food. He suffers from constipation and I've found the oils help with that.
                      Thanks!!
                      Michele

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by gfcfmom View Post
                        Thanks again everyone. He is actually completely dairy free as well (child is allergic to everything!!). I do like the idea of saving the fat from bacon. Both my kids will eat turkey bacon and I've often thought of saving the fat. I would think it would be nice to use it again later to saute chicken or veggies for the kids. He eats a fair amount of turkey, chicken, pork, grass fed beef, but I like to put a little extra oil of some kind on his food. He suffers from constipation and I've found the oils help with that.
                        Thanks!!
                        Michele
                        Constipation or just not going as often as someone on a CW diet. A primal diet requires less time wasted on the toilet. If it is real constipation then too much protein v too little fat could be the cause.
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