Hi I’m Nox!
Welcome to Figuring Out Food.
I live with a number of allergies, intolerances, and severe IBS, and over the years I’ve come across a number of useful blogs, but they always have something or another I can’t eat. Because of this, I’ve had to adapt many recipes, learn to respect my body and alter my day to day meals.
I want to share what I know, and what I find out because I know just how stressful it is to eat when you don’t know if your body is going to betray you.
Nox isn’t my real name, but it’s been an ‘in-joke’ for a while, and it just kind of stuck. I love that it’s different and much more interesting than my real name, so it’s become my ‘online name’.
My Food Allergies & Intolerances
My allergies and intolerances are plentiful, and I’m pretty sure there are still some we’ve not noted down/I’ve forgotten.
- Gluten, wheat, barley, and rye.
- Oral Allergy Syndrome/ Pollen Food Syndrome: peaches, plums, apples, pears, avocado & more.
- Olive Oil
- Dogs, cats, horses … essentially any animal with fur.
- Medical Tape
- The Nightshade Family – tomatoes, eggplant, spices.
Do I stick strictly to all of these?
No. I find it difficult to avoid soy, and the nightshade family though I have to be careful with my intake. I also try to avoid ‘may contain’ and ‘made in a factory’ because I’ve been cross-contaminated far too many times. I once read that if it says that on a label there’s a 50/50 chance the item will contain an allergen or intolerance.