Food Intolerance List

Categories for Food Intolerance

By Potato I mean:

  • Potato (any color)nuHealth-Naturopathic-care-vancouver-wa-Dr-Nadene-Neale-potato-allergy
  • Sweet potato
  • Yams
  • This includes any food containing potato, potato flour, or potato starch.

“Hidden” sources of potato:

  • Dextrose
  • Vitamin A Palmitate
  • Ascorbyl Palmitate

Foods that contain “hidden” sources of Potato:

  • Iodized salt contains dextrose.
  • Many soups, stews and other prepared foods contain potato in some form.
  • All low-fat, skim milk, and alternative milk products contain vitamin A palmitate.
  • Most baking powders (if baked goods bother you, try those without baking powder).
  • Most commercial flour (most bread and pastry products contain potato).
  • Most yeast contains potato, both baking yeast and beer yeast.
Foods that don’t contain Potato:
  • Organic flour and noodles do not.
  • Red star yeast does not contain potato.
  • Rumford brand baking powder.
  • There are beers, which do not contain potato, such as Deschutes Brewery, Tuborg, Olympia, Budweiser, and Corona.
By Fruit I mean:

  • Raw, cooked or dried…nuHealth-Naturopathic-care-vancouver-wa-Dr-Nadene-Neale-fruit-allergy
  • Apples
  • Pears
  • Berries
  • Cherries
  • Peaches
  • Mango
  • Kiwi
  • Nectarines
  • Lemon
  • Oranges
  • Wine
  • Vinegar (wine or apple cider)
  • Fruit liquors
  • Cranberries
  • Coconut
  • Avocado
  • Dates
  • Olives
  • Papaya
  • Palm
  • Cashews
  • Allspice
  • Cloves
  • Mace
  • Nutmeg
  • And all oils, barks, peels, etc. from these fruits.

“Hidden” sources of Fruit:

  • Citric acid
  • Acetic acid (from apple)
  • Ascorbyl Palmitate

Foods that contain Fruit:

  • Any food cooked or flavored with fruit or fruit extracts.
  • Many vitamins contain fruits, such as Bioflavenoids, or Ascorbyl Palmitate.
  • Most honey contains fruit.
  • Most white flour products have Citric acid (a fruit product) added as a preservative, but not labeled as such. Be careful with white flour products (except pasta).

Fruit you can eat:

  • All melons, such as honeydew, cantaloupe, muskmelon, watermelon, etc.
  • Tomatoes (most canned tomato products contain Citric acid and should be treated as fruit). You can find tomato products without Citric acid or make your own.
  • Rhubarb
By sugar I mean:

  • whitenuHealth-Naturopathic-care-vancouver-wa-Dr-Nadene-Neale-sugar-allergy
  • brown
  • turbinado and raw sugar
  • molasses
  • Sucrose
  • sucralose
  • “Sucanat”
  • dried cane juice
  • evaporated cane juice
  • or any sugar cane or sugar beet product

You may also see sugar added to products under the name of organic cane juice. These are safe alternatives you can substitute:

  • honey
  • pure maple
  • barley malt
  • fructose.
  • Stevia leaf or stevia plant dried
  • Xylitol
  • Coconut palm sugar or dried palm syrup
  • Brown rice syrup
  • Date sugar

Fructose is considered to be found in two forms. If it is specified as being derived from corn it is to be considered a grain product, if it is specified as fruit derived it is to be considered a fruit. Do not use artificial sweeteners, such as saccharine or nutri-sweet.

nuHealth-Naturopathic-care-vancouver-wa-Dr-Nadene-Neale-egg-allergyBy egg I mean all poultry eggs and all products made from them or in which they are contained. Commercial lecithin is usually made from egg. Donot eat foods containing lecithin unless it soya lecithin. Most pastries contain egg, as do mayonnaise, many ice creams and some cottage cheese, noodles, candy, gum and bread. Some breads contain egg (most don’t), label will specify. Read labels.
nuHealth-Naturopathic-care-vancouver-wa-Dr-Nadene-Neale-milk-allergyBy milk I mean:

  • milk
  • cream
  • butter
  • cheese
  • yogurt
  • goat’s milk
  • buttermilk
  • whey or anything else made from milk, and any food in which any of these are used.

Sodium caseinate, calcium caseinate, lactic acid and lactose, and any lactylate, caseinate or similar substances are milk derivatives. Many soy cheeses currently contain some milk products. Some breads contain milk, label will specify. Some meat products are now treated with “lactoferrin”, a milk derivative to retard E. coli growth.  Many milk sensitive people will react to the lactoferrin. Meats from large meat-packing facilities will always have this, especially hamburger. Organic meats may not: ask the butcher.

By meat I mean all:

  • beef
  • pork
  • lamb
  • mutton
  • chicken
  • turkey
  • any fats or oils or gelatins made from them. This includes jells, marshmallows, some ice creams, soups with meat stock or bullion, gravy and some solid shortenings and margarines.

Fish is not classified as meat for our purposes here. Use “rennetless” cheese, or cheese made with “vegetable enzymes”; rennet is a product of beef product and will react in your digestive system as meat.

By mined salt I mean salt mined from the earth as opposed to salt evaporated from the sea. I can not explain this, but I have seen patients react to the one and not be bothered by the other. I suspect that there may be a difference in the crystal structure, or perhaps the non-sodium chloride constituents of the salt. I recommend a pure, unprocessed sea salt, like de Sousa’s or Lima. A pure, true sea salt is grayish or pinkish in color, contains a multitude of valuable minerals and trace elements. Read labels and use only products which specify “sea salt.”
Grain means any cereal grain or grain product. This includes:

  • wheat
  • rye
  • rice
  • barley
  • oats
  • corn
  • flax
  • sesame
  • millet
  • wild rice

Also, anything made from them, such as liquor, malt vinegar, malto-dextrin, beer, noodles, bread, wheat germ or bran, etc.

nuHealth-Naturopathic-care-vancouver-wa-Dr-Nadene-Neale-corn-allergyCorn means anything that is made by corn or is a corn product.

  • Maltodextrin can be made from corn.
  • Dextrose can be made from corn.
  • Iodized salt can contain corn if it contains corn derived dextrose.
  • Baking powder can contain corn, in the form of cornstarch.
  • Some restaurants fry food in corn oil.
  • Baking extracts are usually made with corn alcohol.

Please be aware of corn syrup, or corn syrup solids as well.

nuHealth-Naturopathic-care-vancouver-wa-Dr-Nadene-Neale-wheat-allergyWheat means any cereal wheat or wheat product. This includes anything made from them, such as liquor, beer, noodles, bread, or wheat germ, etc. Soy sauce contains wheat (unless otherwise specified). Dextrin is usually made from wheat.
Gluten is a sticky, complex protein found in certain grains:

  • Wheat
  • Oats
  • Barley
  • Rye
  • Spelt
  • Triticale
  • Kamut

Avoid these grains and anything made from them, such as

  • liquors
  • malt vinegar
  • malto-dextrin
  • beer
  • noodles
  • bread
  • wheat germ
  • bran, etc.

Sauces and condiments could contain gluten. Label will specify. Soy sauce contains gluten, unless specified as gluten free. Salad dressings, marinades etc. could contain gluten. Label will specify. Read labels. They may be used in soups and gravy as thickeners. There are grains and other flours that do not contain gluten that can be used in place of these, such as:

  • Corn
  • Millet
  • Rice
  • Taro
  • Teff
  • Arrowroot
  • Tapioca
  • Wild Rice
  • Buckwheat
  • Quinoa
  • Barley Malt
  • Wheat Grass
  • Barley Grass
  • Amaranth.
By soy I mean

  • soybeans
  • tofu tempeh
  • soy sauce
  • hydrolysed soy protein
  • Tamari
  • Miso
  • Textured Vegetable Protein

Avoid these. Read labels: if it says “soy” anything, don’t eat it.

By fish I mean any fish or shell fish, or any foods or supplements that contain fish products or fish oils, including

  • sushinuHealth-Naturopathic-care-vancouver-wa-Dr-Nadene-Neale-fish-allergy
  • caviar
  • fish oil supplements
  • anchovies
  • Shellfish
  • Seaweed
  • some tomato products

Recently , some commercial tomatoes have been genetically altered with a added fish gene to increase their frost resistance. Fish intolerant people will react to these tomatoes as if they are eating fish. Eat only organic, natural tomatoes, and avoid commercial tomatoes or tomato products, sauces, ketchup, etc.

nuHealth-Naturopathic-care-vancouver-wa-Dr-Nadene-Neale-honey-allergyHoney includes all honey, as well as bee’s wax, propolis, and bee pollen,