Monday, January 19, 2009

Over food

I've been eating the same few things since the move and I'm down to my last few safe cans of Whole Foods tuna that came cross country with me. I need to get my act together and start checking the frozen foods section of "health food" aisle in the grocery stores to see what is available that might be safe. I'm not setting a good example of how to live with a corn allergy these days, mostly I'm feeling like I am just over food.

I'm content enough to eat the few things from the corn free list that I've been able to find and have eaten before, but I think that a diet of soup, rice noodles, applesauce and eggs is not going to be healthy in the long run. I don't feel like trying a new brand of frozen veggies in the hope I won't react and winding up in a benadryl coma for the rest of the day. I don't want to experiment and hope for the best. I just want to keep eating my bowls of safe soup till the spring comes.

Maybe I'll try again when the farmers markets come back. Till then my world its still divided into poison (corn-taminated) and safe, with most of the common products falling into the poison category. Maybe I'll get a new burst of hope an optimism with the inauguration tomorrow. Maybe my tastebuds will revolt and force me to get some variety into my life. Till then, I'm pretty much over food.

(Maybe when I re-read this post, I'll be embarrassed at my own whining)

4 comments: said...

Hi Christine.

We can definitely relate to what you are going through. The main reason I became a licensed dietitian nutritionist was my daughter's hypoglycemia due to a severe corn allergy. Of course, the doctors could not figure it out. I have so many clients with corn issues and it is very difficult to follow a plan that is completely corn-free.

Bonnie C. Minsky MA, CNS, LDN, MPH

Christine said...

Hi Bonnie,
Wow a nutritionist who actually understands corn issues, I can't tell you how good that makes me feel!

I went to see a nutritionist after getting clearly diagnosed and got some really bad information -- she was very annoyed at my being allergic to everything she wanted me to eat.

Good to know that someone like you is out there! How is your daughter doing these days?

Anonymous said...

your "whining" as you call it, is not unfounded. as a fellow corn-allergic, i empathize with you. whine away all you want!

Christine said...

Thanks, it is good to be understood! I know that we look strange to the rest of the world.

I think I am just going to be "over food" till the first organic asparagus is ready to harvest this spring.