At this point, we now know that the majority of my GI problems are related to my mast cell reactions, so my diet has become less restricted. I AM allergic to milk (all dairy products), wheat, and soy, but somehow, after dealing with being unable to eat anything for an extended period of time, only having to avoid 3 of the top 8 allergens doesn't seem quite so limiting!
I do have other limitations that I just need to be conscious of, but to be honest it's a bit confusing. Because we discovered that most of my GI issues are actually mast cell reactions, my diet one day may be completely different from another day. On a good day, I have fewer limitations than on days that I am incredibly reactive. I might be limited to only soft foods one day, and the next be able to have some chicken and fresh vegetables....just like everything about mast cell disease, it can't be simple.
That being said, I do have some go to foods that I enjoy, either because I know my body can tolerate them well or because I just like them. Anyone with mast cell reading this, remember that just because these foods work for me doesn't necessarily mean they will for you. Everyone is different, so please know that I am not saying this will work for everyone, just some of what works for me.
Things I Eat When I Can Eat:
- Drippy eggs (aka scrambled eggs)
- Fruit - apples, oranges, grapes, etc.
- Cashew milk
- Zucchini, carrots, corn (always cooked!)
- Applesauce w/cinnamon
Until then, I'm just thankful to be able to chew things again!