Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Healthy Lifestyles!

This past weekend, my husband and I headed to Olathe, Kansas to spend the weekend with my mother-in-law. It was a lovely visit and we are glad to went as they are moving back to Georgia this coming weekend!

While we were there, we chatted with a friend of hers and the friend's daughter. Come to find out, this daughter had just recently found out she has lots of food allergies. Ones that she did not know about until she sought medical advice on her continuous stomach issues.

I cannot remember her elaborate list of 'no-no foods' but do know it included Wheat and Gluten and Soy.

I exhibit some of her same symptoms and thus, it has me thinking... Do I have a slight food allergy? Or am I just being paranoid?? :-)

I try to stay away from Soy as I've read such bad ways it affects one's health. And did you know, a form of Soy is in practically everything we eat????? It's so frustrating going grocery shopping and becomes overwhelming to read the label on every single item I pick up...

Then we discussed Almond Milk as this and Goat's Milk are her only two options of a milk substitute. I heard about Almond milk a few months back from another blog and have been intrigued by it every since. Do pureed Almonds really taste like milk?

So I guess I'm looking for suggestions here. :-) It is very overwhelming to think that I cannot eat this or drink that as everything seems bad for you! How do you stay away from the pestisides, antiobiotics, growth hormones, and just general endocrine inhibitors like Soy?

What foods/ingredients do you stay away from? Why?

I am looking forward to the input!


Making Babies said...

Sorry I don't have any input... But I think you are going to drive yourself crazy. :) (and I mean that in the nicest possible way).... Never heard of almond milk before???

Michele said...

I love nut milks. LOVE THEM! Pacific makes some great brands. I like the combo one while Peter prefers hazelnut. Mmm... So good!