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    I became allergic to eggs when I was 21. Prior to that, I ate eggs every day of my life. While on the farm, I would even consume up to a dozen eggs, or more, in a day. I have tried different options like egg substitute, farm fresh eggs and pastured eggs and always get a reaction. My throat starts to itch, my eyes become bloodshot and my breathing becomes labored. I figured out that the whites give me the most problems, but I tried a pastured egg yolk the other day and started having some symptoms. After taking Benedryl to counteract the reaction, I decided it is probably best to avoid eggs all together. It's too bad, because I really love the taste of fried eggs in bacon grease or butter.

    In place of eggs for breakfast, I have increased my pork belly (bacon) consumption and have resorted to making smoothies of Whey protein powder, berries, Kefir and honey to get my protein levels started for the day. I also eat left over meat from dinner on occasion. Is there anything else I can eat to mix it up a bit in the mornings that will give me a significant protein boost for the day?
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    Maybe try a different type of egg? Im assuming you were eating chicken eggs... why not look for other types and take a bite to see if there is still the same reaction.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by EGYnutrition View Post
      Maybe try a different type of egg? Im assuming you were eating chicken eggs... why not look for other types and take a bite to see if there is still the same reaction.
      Actually, that is a great idea. I forgot we used to eat goose and duck eggs on the farm. I was warned to just avoid all eggs, but I think it is worth experimenting.
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      • #4
        Glad to help, no man should have to go without eggs haha
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        • #5
          I have been eating tuna salad (chopped celery, homemade mayo) or salmon salad for breakfast for years, and it gives me a great morning protein boost. It can be prepared the night before to save time in the morning, and it goes great with my morning coffee.

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          • #6
            When I was a kid we had ducks. Us kids would eat duck eggs but my mom was allergic. She can eat chicken eggs, however. I would also recommend finding another kind of egg and see if that helps.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by emmie View Post
              I have been eating tuna salad (chopped celery, homemade mayo) or salmon salad for breakfast for years, and it gives me a great morning protein boost. It can be prepared the night before to save time in the morning, and it goes great with my morning coffee.
              Cool, thank you for alternative breakfast ideas. Perhaps adding mustard instead of mayo (due to eggs in mayo) will be good with tuna salad. Salmon salad for breakfast is a definite try. I love salmon, although I have never tried it for breakfast. Thank you.

              Originally posted by Diana Renata View Post
              When I was a kid we had ducks. Us kids would eat duck eggs but my mom was allergic. She can eat chicken eggs, however. I would also recommend finding another kind of egg and see if that helps.
              I have contacted my farmer connections and they are seeing if they can pull together some duck eggs for me for this weekend pickup. I'm crossing my fingers it works. I miss eggs sooooo much.
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              • #8
                We have the same situation author; 2 years ago I was too busy with my work and I don’t have time with my food that’s why egg was my first choice (but it’s my favorite) because this is the only food that I can cook easily (4-6 eggs/day) that caused me to allergy.

                As a girl, I love sweet desserts like pastries and ice creams. But having an egg allergy forced me to find foods that do not have eggs. But I really love cake that’s why I need to substitute them in order for me to bake cakes. Flax seeds are the best egg substitute used for baking, potato flour is a good form of egg substitution as it is totally gluten-free, cup of unsweetened applesauce easily replaces one whole egg. Egg is also used s a leavening agent so to replace one egg you can use the mixture of 1T of vegetable oil + 1T of water + 1T of baking soda. Cornstarch, arrowroot starch, vegan custard and chickpeas also work as egg substitutes.

                With such a wide range of egg substitutes, I enjoy experimenting foods and I don’t need to sacrifice to urge eating variety of foods by worrying about my egg allergy. Learn how to reverse the disadvantages of having an allergy to be a lot of good reasons of having a wonderful life with allergies.
                Last edited by danneva; 07-06-2010, 06:54 AM.

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                • #9
                  I also can't help but wonder if the allergy (Beef Cake's) could resolve. My dd2 was severely allergic to eggs as a child and did grow out of it - possibly due to the following:

                  repleting her vitamin D levels with daily supplementation in the winter and supplementation as needed in the summer
                  worked on healing gut damage: no grains, no sugar (which you're already doing) priobiotics and digestive enzymes
                  meticulous avoidance of eggs for a few years (no mayo, no eggs in baked goods) so that her body would have a break while the other stuff worked

                  actually, she "grew out of" all of her allergies, including nut allergies which tend to stick around.

                  I really think it's very possible, given the late onset of this egg allergy (21 I think you said), that it could resolve if you meticulously avoid eggs for a couple years. You're already repleting your D which will modulate immune reactions. You're off grains and sugar. It'll be interesting to see what happens.



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                  • #10
                    I keep hoping it will resolve. I love eggs. Ate them every day until I became allergic. I really miss fried eggs (sunny side up), deviled eggs, poached eggs, eggs Benedict, omelets...all versions.

                    I have been noticing that eggs in baked goods....like cake...is not as bothersome these days. I realize cake is not primal nor is it the best choice, but I love cake and the fact it has not elicited an allergic reaction as of late, is very encouraging and gives me hope that I will be able to eat eggs for breakfast again. I got the D and probiotics under control, now I just have to work on digestive enzymes.
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                    • #11
                      Perhaps adding mustard instead of mayo (due to eggs in mayo) will be good with tuna salad.
                      Just make sure to save any spicy mustard for the ladies

                      My eggless breakfasts will usually consist of dinner leftovers...meatloaf is especially delicious for breakfast! I've recently become a fan of sardines, in olive oil of couse, those pack a nice punch of both fat and protein (and calcium since you eat the bones!). They remind me of a lighter tuna taste, but I think the nutritional profile is actually better since you're getting a lot of calcium, and you're eating lower on the food chain as well (less mercury, more sustainable fish population, etc.).
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Beef Cake View Post
                        I have been noticing that eggs in baked goods....like cake...is not as bothersome these days.
                        Ok. So you like eggs. And you want them back in your diet.

                        Do. Not. Eat. Cake.

                        Or anything with eggs. For quite some time. Very possibly a year. Maybe two. But really.....nothing - give your immune system a break from them....it's your best bet for being able to eat them with abandon at some point in the future.

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                        Chances are very good that this will work. Your immune system did the right thing for 21 years. I'll remember how to do it again.
                        Last edited by cillakat; 07-10-2010, 08:02 PM. Reason: spelling



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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by cillakat View Post
                          Do. Not. Eat. Cake.
                          Do I start my one to two years from today....since I was FORCED to eat delicious cake at lunch? I was doing so well with the hotdog and hamburger (no bun for either) and then they brought out cake and asked if I wanted the corner piece. Before I could say no, it was in my mouth. I tried saying no, but it is not polite to talk with your mouth full...oh well.

                          No negative reactions...other than the sugar high. I will stop eating anything with eggs, including cake, to see if this can be cured.

                          Thank you Sunshine.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by hannahc View Post
                            Just make sure to save any spicy mustard for the ladies
                            I will Hannahc...I will...mmmmmm....spicy lady mustard...
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Beef Cake View Post
                              Do I start my one to two years from today..
                              Perfect.

                              since I was FORCED to eat delicious cake at lunch?
                              I was too. No, actually, for me there was no force involved - I fully *chose* cake today. As everyone here knows, we do cupcakes once in awhile (well, the kids do). The Atlanta Cupcake Factory made -especially for Alana - the Sugar Cookie Dreamsicle cupcake this week so I took her to pick one up. Upon arriving, I noted that they had allllll of my favorite cupcakes today but lime holds a special place in my heart and palate. So I decided to eat one. I feel fine and did take glutenease with it. In every possible way, it was worth it and I haven't one smidge of regret. But it'll be a long long long time before another sugary morsel passes through these lips.

                              Originally posted by Beef Cake View Post
                              I will Hannahc...I will...mmmmmm....spicy lady mustard...
                              The mustard essay (aka "mustard-as-a-marker-for-female-fertility" post aka "mustard-means-it's-your-lucky-day/night" post) can be found here:
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                              Also note that it's probably not just mustard but other spicy and/or vinegary foods as well.



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