Happy Thorsday, little friday and Thankful Thursday! Please forgive the double-post, but some things are worth repeating… You can get a little more information on the fur-girls’ blog, but please consider supporting BROOD – Basset Rescue of the Old Dominion – and saving 25% off at Macy’s on Saturday. (Good for online purchases too…)
As for the thankful part, I’m grateful for my friends, especially a couple of you who are seemingly more mindful of my pre-existing health issues than I am. My very first allergy – as an infant – was to sulfa drugs. According to Wikipedia, sulfite “sensitivities” are in the top nine food allergies. Unfortunately, the symptoms are basically the same for an allergy to tannins.
Given that tea and raisins don’t seem to be a problem for me, the sulfites make more sense. That opens a whole new can of worms though, because sulfites are virutally everywhere. The good news is that with the possible exception of wine, I can control my exposure by simply avoiding foods with long shelf lives, which is probably a good idea anyway.
Anyone out there with a sulfite “sensitivity”? I guess I’m going to have to keep a food journal and see what causes the problems…