Posted 25 December 2008 - 08:10 PM
Posted 25 December 2008 - 10:22 PM
If eaten alone, apples with peels usually make me sick to my stomach. Sans peels, I'm fine.
Posted 26 December 2008 - 01:50 AM
Posted 26 December 2008 - 09:27 PM
This reminded me of a funny thing with my son when he was 4 and in nursery/daycare school. One day they were learning about fruit so all the parents sent in fresh fruit for snack time. I sent in strawberries and apple wedges. He was so excited the rest of the evening and telling me all he had learned about each fruit. When it was time for him to brush his teeth he explained to me it was NOT necessary because he had eaten fruit and since fruit is "natures toothbrush" he didn't need to use his ninja turtle one anymore cuz fruit works better and takes less time cuz I can eat and brush at the same time!
Posted 26 December 2008 - 09:58 PM
Now, I am smiling too! Congrats on celebrating the little victories! Or, given that it has been seven years, perhaps this is a BIG victory!
Posted 29 December 2008 - 12:52 AM
Pectin isn't usually dangerous (it's actually in a lot of perservatives) unless you're alergic to it.
I'm a big Apple fan, so I can understand your joy!
Posted 30 December 2008 - 11:20 AM
She couldn't get pregnant for 11 years after having my brother (I knew that part,) so she saw an allergist who had her inject herself with the things she was allergic to (mostly pollens and molds). She says if it weren't for that, I wouldn't be here, but I'm pretty sure there was some materno-fetal allergen transfer going on there. Personally, I think the fertility issue had a lot to do with her gluten intolerance/possible celiac, but I guess the allergy thing worked.
Anyway, I had sparkling apple cider last night for the first time in years without incident, so that also supports the profillin theory: if it's skinless or cooked/pasteurized, it's ok to eat. This is setting me up for some new food experimentation. I still won't touch bananas or kiwi with a 10 food pole, but that's probably due to my latex allergy (still related to pollen allergy tho.) Mind you, most of these fruits are only going to cause N/C symptoms, so it's not like I'm risking death or anything.