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#1 Old 04-22-2016, 02:03 PM
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Partner w/ food allergies

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Not sure if I'm looking for advice or just sharing, but I feel like my situation is a bit different from most people. I have been with my partner for several years now and I have always been a vegetarian during our relationship. I recently went vegan which is long overdue and I am really happy with this decision. My partner is not vegan and eats meat several times a weak, but she also has a long list of fairly severe allergies.

She has very bad anaphylactic allergy to milk (all dairy) which has always been a big concern for us. When I ate a lot of dairy I was constantly having to clean extremely well, wash my hands, brush my teeth all the time, etc. Now we don't have to worry about that which is great!

She is also very allergic to eggs, seafood, corn, nuts, and seeds. She has mild allergies (mostly discomfort) if she eats tomatoes or avocados. Because of her allergies I usually avoid purchasing things with nuts. For example the only milk we buy is soy-milk, coconut milk, and occasionally rice milk.

I do occasionally have chia seeds as a pudding for breakfast, and I keep some sesame seeds in the house, but that's about it. I'm wondering if it's fine for me to continue not eating nuts and most seeds on a vegan diet? I don't really care for corn so it's not something I would probably eat anyway. Wondering if any other vegan people deal with their own allergies or allergies in the family?
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#2 Old 04-22-2016, 02:41 PM
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Many vegans have all kinds of allergies- wheat, soy, nuts, seeds, raw fruit -you name it, and do just fine. Some can't even eat beans!
Is her allergy to seeds so bad she can't even be around them? I don't understand why this a problem now?
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You'll be fine without eating nuts. Watch out, though, with corn - it can be found in some pretty strange places.

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Many vegans do have allergies yes. I have one family member who is vegan however she is only allergic to dairy which doesn't seem too much of a problem right now for her family and they all seem to manage well around it without any problems. I am a little lost by what your problem is though I am guessing it is you asking if it would be OK to not eat seeds and nuts whilst on a vegan diet? If so then I see no reason you couldn't if it is not affecting your health by doing so.
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I have a ton of food allergies. I have been tested and am allergic to tree nuts (although I have never had a reaction), flax, corn and green beans. I am pretty sure I have a dairy allergy as well. I do find I have to focus on nutrition a little more and make some compromises. I get a breakfast sandwich 2-3 times a week for the eggs on the advice of my doctor (I am pregnant right now and they are worried about the omegas since I can't have flax) but I get that out of the house since my husband doesn't like it. He also satisfies his occasional sub craving without me since I can't get cheese anymore so I struggle to find something to eat there.
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I have a ton of food allergies. I have been tested and am allergic to tree nuts (although I have never had a reaction), flax, corn and green beans. I am pretty sure I have a dairy allergy as well. I do find I have to focus on nutrition a little more and make some compromises. I get a breakfast sandwich 2-3 times a week for the eggs on the advice of my doctor (I am pregnant right now and they are worried about the omegas since I can't have flax) but I get that out of the house since my husband doesn't like it. He also satisfies his occasional sub craving without me since I can't get cheese anymore so I struggle to find something to eat there.
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