Unlike the above poster, I can't eat much of anything. I have increasing sensitivity to foods that are so common that eliminating them all - as I
must - leaves precious little left to consume. The sun may just be all I have left soon! My list is as follows:
- this includes all parts and varieties of wheat: white flour, graham, bran, germ, oil, starch, spelt, rye, barley, all malts. Anything
that contains any of this (Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, etc.) are all out of the question. Obviously beer is utterly impossible. I can't have
oats either as they are grown in the same fields that are alternated with wheat, etc. It may also be for this reason that I can't have corn,
potatoes, or rice, but those are new so they may be different. Imagine your life without just this one plant.
- there goes most of the fruit and vegetable world. Only blueberries are perfect. But apples, pears, stone fruits (plums,
apricots, peaches, nectarines), sometimes pineapples have small enough quantities that I can have them. Tomatoes, lettuces, and pretty much the rest
of what you find at the store is dangerous stuff. Milk and milk products also contain more than I can have, normally. Exception being aged
- if it says "vegetable fat" in any form, that's probably soy. Same for "lecithin", though sometimes lately I find sunflower lecithin and
that's been okay. But imagine life without soy. Read labels and you'll see. Impossible to eat anything manufactured. Kiss all chocolate goodbye.
- well yeah. That just shot down a power pack in a shell for me.
- because they would have been handy too, when you need to eat something on the fly. I have other nuts occasionally, but very
occasionally because factories that handle nuts handle peanuts, and there is contamination, despite their assurances. I am the only proof I need to
I do not have allergies. I get other responses from contact with these things. I can only eat tiny amounts of anything because more and more I'm
sensitized to those remaining things. The funny thing is that I meditate a lot and received messages a great deal earlier on, years ago. One of those
was that I don't need food. I received a lot of what I considered to be "crazy" messages back then but I didn't entirely ignore them, I just sort of
tucked them behind my ear to see wtf they really mean. But here I am all these years later actually moving toward that kind of life. I was told
that the sun, air, and water provide all I need. Water from bathing, salt added to the water. This is in the manner of the ancient Shaolin monks. I
was shown to do that and I did for some time, but it's difficult in our modern bathrooms. It's messy because the water splashes all over the floor.
Takes even more time to clean that up and bathing time is much longer anyway. Ties up the bathroom so it's unavailable for others.
Sungazing exclusively, for me, could be really challenging. I live in Finland. We don't get much sunlight in the winter. It's really only just
started coming back now. And we had record precipitation this year, most snow and rain in the 150 years since they started recording such things here.
Means clouds even when the sun is visible at this latitude.
But it looks like I might just have to absorb what I can for the summer. I forage a lot during the summer and dry them for use during the winter.
Dandelions and nettles should be in everyone's diets. They are amazing. Versatile and delicious. For anyone like me with extreme food
sensitivities, it's almost a must.
A funny thing should be noted here. As I have grown older, my food sensitivities have increased manifold. However my other sensitivities: trees,
bushes, grasses; dog and cat dander; feathers; dust; all of these are virtually nonexistent anymore. We're inundated with birch and pine pollens
every year. Mugwort and willow pollens are thick in the air. But they don't bother me in the least. Indeed my son who has suffered a great deal even
just five years ago has no reaction anymore. It just gives me pause to wonder why some and not the others.
When you look at that food list above, bear in mind that I used to be a professional pastry chef. I trained in France. Cakes, breads, chocolates,
and all things from that world were my favorite things on Earth. I didn't even have to taste the stuff, but now I can't work in that world because
there's wheat flour in the air, soy in chocolate, citric acid in fruits, eggs everywhere. Contact for all of those would occur just doing the work,
via skin contact, and that causes skin rashes and infections. Breathing flour causes sinus infections. Tasting the stuff is out of the question.
Not a good plan for developing new recipes.
I don't eat but a minuscule fraction of the number of calories we're meant to consume and I still have enough padding for good health. It just makes
you wonder, doesn't it?
edit on 14/3/2012 by CosmicEgg because: because I have the power.