International ME/CFS and FM Awareness Day Is On May 12, 2018
Thomas Hennessy, Jr., selected May 12th to be our international awareness day back in 1992. He knew that May 12th had also been the birthday of Florence Nightingale. She was the English army nurse who helped to found the Red Cross as well as the first school of nursing in the world.
Discuss the article on the Forums.

Is there a list of foods containing salicylates, benzoates, etc. for an exclusion diet?

Discussion in 'Addressing Biotoxin, Chemical & Food Sensitivities' started by Sasha, Mar 13, 2014.

  1. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

    Messages:
    12,808
    Likes:
    34,302
    UK
    I've recently discovered that the occasional eczema on my hands isn't related to soap - or just random - as I had thought, but is caused by what I'm eating.

    I've already started a diet that excludes all grains, legumes, dairy, eggs, nightshades, coffee, tea, alcohol, and sugar.

    Since then, I've identified cashews, egg whites and paprika as causing my eczema to flare up so I've excluded them.

    However, it's still flaring up every few days. I need to be smart in how I track down the culprit but I'm new to looking into this food intolerance stuff.

    I've just read that one way to approach this is by considering the chemicals in food, such as salicylates and benzoates, that are commonly associated with intolerance.

    Is there a list somewhere or instructions as to how you do an exclusion diet for these things?

    Or is there some blood test or something (preferably a well-established one that the NHS would recognise)?

    Thanks! :)
     
  2. aimossy

    aimossy Senior Member

    Messages:
    1,096
    Likes:
    3,794
    Chemical sensitivity diet im looking at with dietician, she has these lists @Sasha she thinks I might need a combo of this diet and fodmaps. but having breath testing first and working on it slowly....:)
     
    Sasha likes this.
  3. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

    Messages:
    12,808
    Likes:
    34,302
    UK
  4. Sasha

    Sasha Fine, thank you

    Messages:
    12,808
    Likes:
    34,302
    UK
    Bump! :)
     

See more popular forum discussions.

Share This Page