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    Egg Allergy. Any good substitutes?

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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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    Quote 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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    Glad to help, no man should have to go without eggs haha

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    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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    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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    Quote 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.

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    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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    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.
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    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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    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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