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Well, since we are now out of the Army and on civilian health care, we were able to have Bud tested for food sensitivities. His results were positive for wheat, cow’s milk, goat’s milk, cheese, pumpkin, kidney beans, pinto beans and brewer’s yeast. So in addition to eliminating those things, we are officially on a gluten free/casein free diet and experimenting with substitutions and new foods to have healthy, tasty meals and snacks. (Trader Joe’s has been my new best friend. )  So far, I can’t say that we’ve been super successful, but we have only had about one week of being completely free of these foods. We started 4 weeks ago, but have had slip ups along the way (like one day at lunch I absent-mindedly fixed everyone a peanut butter sandwich on whole wheat bread).

Eating out has been challenging. We have found that Macaroni Grill and Outback Steakhouse have allergy menus. PF Changs does, too, but we can’t find one around here.

Bud was also tested for heavy metal toxicity and the results were extremely high for antimony, but seemed fine for everything else.  We think maybe the antimony is from his memory foam mattress topper, so we’ve removed that.

Bud’s medicine is reduced to 35/20/20mg down from 40/30/30mg. He is on a probiotic, vitamins, calcium, magnesium, selenium and DHA. I hope to report a greater improvement in another couple of months.

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