Plan carefully when eating out Eating out recently, I had a very sudden stomach upset on leaving the restaurant. I thought I'd chosen carefully but there must have been some added ingredients somewhere.
Ask Italian restaurants to cook food in butter rather than olive oil.
Plan your days out I always plan to shop then grab a bit to eat just before heading home. This avoids a very urgent need to use the bathroom away from home.
Avoid temptation... eating a few festive chocolates recently ended in steroids and a week off work. My face swelled up very badly.
Try and find others with similar problems! I've not achieved that yet apart from on the Net.
Try and learn more about your condition.
I always had it ingrained in me that a doctor knows everything and should be trusted implicidly. But for complicated food intolerances, a specialist is needed. So be informed and have the strength of your conviction to ask to be referred to a specialist. Good luck!
Plan Supermarket trips in advance Here are some grocery lists you could use or search 'grocery list' a wider choice. Some are editable so you can customise it.
The first thing I see when entering a supermarket is rows and rows of juicy berries and tasty fruit. This often leads me in a downward spiral of feeling denied and hard done by. So... think past the fruit and focus your mind on something that you can have.
Make goals and stick till you achieve them.
Keep a sense of humour!
Relax and keep stress down. Giving up work and becoming part-time was my solution.
Keep some low salicylate convenience foods in your kitchen cupboards for those 'snack attack' moments!
Try something new!
“Salicylates and similar food chemicals (colours, preservatives) delay gastric emptying and accumulate in the stomach thus allowing continuing absorption. Sodium bicarbonate increases excretion by increasing the pH of the urine. It is used in hospitals when patients present with acute or chronic salicylate poisoning. According to many failsafers, half a cup of soda bicarb in the bath water works ‘brilliantly’ for both eczema and behaviour, and can be used 3 times a day. Many mothers say that 1/8 tsp in a glass of water works well but not if used more than once a day. Adults can have 1 tsp up to 3 times a day. If you have to break your diet (e.g. Christmas day), don’t wait for reactions to appear. Take soda bicarb as soon as possible.” (from the Failsafe newsletter
tia: I am salicylate-sensitive and I also have to avoid foods that will bring on a gout attack...I am so limited help!
May 5, 2016 20:20:08 GMT
Sal: Sorry I've been inactive on here for a while because I started a new job a year ago!! Going to try and update the forum weekly. Lots of images are not showing correctly so I'll replace them and update information as things have changed in the last year.
Apr 15, 2015 10:16:24 GMT
Mark: finding alphabetical lists of sal levels in food usefull
Feb 11, 2014 22:24:32 GMT
Sal: Thanks wing I am learning each day how food affects my body, my mood, my energy level and my general health
Dec 12, 2013 15:42:19 GMT
wing: Great site Sal, I'm keenly aware of how important things are as I have heath issues that affect my diet and all sorts in my daily life.
Dec 8, 2013 11:25:21 GMT
Sal: That'll be great Pat- I try and add something new each week (1)
Dec 7, 2013 18:47:49 GMT
Pat: My ENT Consultant advised me recently to start a Low Sal, this site is only one of a few in uk and full of useful suggestions will visit regularly!
Dec 2, 2013 13:14:10 GMT
flavioana: thank you for your hard work!!!
Oct 23, 2013 13:21:51 GMT
Sal: Thanks Liz, glad you found us!
Sept 16, 2013 9:08:11 GMT
Liz: Good luck with your new website- I shall bookmark you and come back.
Sept 16, 2013 8:53:18 GMT
dandelion coffee pear juice
Herbs and Spices
loquat custard apple lychee pear with peel
Meat Fish Eggs
Oils and Fats
Seeds and Nuts
peanut butter walnuts pumpkin seeds
molasses raw sugar
peeled aubergine carrot lettuce other than iceberg tomato juice mushrooms tinned asparagus beetroot black olives sweetcorn dessicated coconut new potatoes snow peas
port wine rum
Herbs and Spices
most apples cantaloupe melon cherries grapefruit mandarin mulberry nectarine peach watermelon tangerine