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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreambeliever View Post
    oh i wish mischief!
    DP is in the airforce so we don't have alot of choice where we go...and there are no bases in tazzie. Other wise id consider it!
    Also theres the cold issue...this is our first real winter (we're from north queensland and have just moved to SA this year) and im so not coping well with the cold! my idea of winter is 25 degrees! yes im a wuss

    We don't get to pick where we live at the moment either, we move for DH job and stay anywhere from 6 months to 4 years. I'm also from north queensland, and that is where we are hoping to settle. Winter sux!!

    We are addititive free because I believe it is healthier (understatement), we are not allergic.

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    We think we're about 18 months off moving to acreage and becoming more self-sufficient

    We don't have any allergies here, just don't want my family eating carcinogenic crap or having behavioural issues from things that are often BANNED in other countries!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mischief View Post
    Sissy! LOL

    So do you guys mostly eat preservative free because of the health implications, or because you are allergic?
    DS1 started have night terrors and someone suggested I look into food additives, I bought a copy of Additive Alert and it "snow balled" from there.

    Quote Originally Posted by puddlejumper View Post
    Love my whole foods and love doing whats best for my family.

    FYI Dreambeliever its a little under $2000.
    $1939

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    OMG!! $2000!!
    there goes that idea!


    We're going on holidays tomorrow. Heading back to our home town to see both sets of grandparents (and uncles, aunts, friends etc) and go to a friends wedding. Should be really good to see everyone and get back to the warmth!
    however...everytime we go away DS's good behaviour goes out the window! people give him a little bit of this and a little bit of that and he ends up crazy!

    Does anyone else have issues with going on holidays/seeing family and keeping up with additive free diet?

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    Nope. I let everyone else get whatever they wanted to eat, but personally I bought muesli bars and salads, etc and just ate differently. It often meant they got take away and had eaten it before we got home and I'd made my own, but it was Ok with me.

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    Hope we can join in here too. We're not 100% additive free yet, but working more and more towards it, and have recently started buying all organic fruit and vegetables. We're also Gluten/wheat free due to allergies...

    Quote Originally Posted by Dreambeliever View Post
    Does anyone else have issues with going on holidays/seeing family and keeping up with additive free diet?
    Yes we find this, whenever we see family Ds ends up constipated from junk food... or is given gluten/wheat and ends up with the runs... Still working at educating my family...

    I am highly reactive to gluten/wheat and get extremely ill (almost hospitalized last time)... Yet a relative exclaimed "we'll just bbq it and the heat will kill it" lol... i wish...

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    I've been roughly following the additive free ways since DS was little. We had some good results and every now and then DS gets out of control so we recheck everything.

    I've just been to the shops and decided I'd check things as I went. One of the safe things was juice. Most of the shelf brands were safe but now it's a different story. I didn't have time to check every single one but all the ones I did pick up either had colours or flavours in it....all but one in the fridge had preservatives in it. The one brand I found that didn't was $6 for 2lt. I'm astounded. Even poppers had something in them....brands of poppers that I knew were safe.

    So just a warning to everyone to check and recheck the brands every now and then. They might be safe when you start buying them but they may not stay that way.

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    Hi guys!! i am only very new to additive free lifestyle (2mths) but am keen to learn from you all so i am hoping I can join you all here.
    some of you recently gave me great books to read from a previous post of mine, which I have and have found them really helpful. (additive alert and chemical maze shopping companion) but I would love to hear what you all are recommending. IE whats the healthiest bread, pasta etc...

    So I will be keeping a close eye on this thread if thats ok???

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    We are mostly failsafe, although have been re-introducing stuff and I constantly get confused and stuff up on occassion! Mostly for DS's behaviour, but there are definately improvements from everyone once we all eat the same way. He seems to be very intollerant of salycilates which is frustrating for a boy that loves his food and fruit. Amines, he is OK with, so lots of cheese on crackers and bananas seem to fill the gap. I am too naughty though, and love all the bad stuff, so it's mostly DS that sticks to it, the rest of us...well, it changes!

    We buy Woolworths homebrand peanut butter too. The local health food store make their own, and it s YUM!! Although I tried to get coconut and arrowroot flour there the other day and was bummed to find their brands all had preservative 220 in it too!! Have to go back tomorrow though, as they have agar, agar in - so I am going to attempt to make my cookies n cream white chocolate cheesecake additive free!! DS will LOVE me!

    I REALLY want a thermomix....it's not gonna happen. Although I got a cuisine art ice-cream maker cheap last week, so going to attempt some nice homemade additive free ice-cream and then some lactose free ones for me too!

    Dreambeliever - when we went to Fiji on holidays DS1 was crazy!! And because we stayed at a resort it was too hard to keep check on his food. But we are off to melbourne at the end of this month and staying with the MIL - she has VERY strict instructions on what NOT to feed him, so I am hoping to keep him additive free this time.

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    nice to see more ppl joining us

    I've added a list on my opening post for us to add our brands/products that we have found. As a good place to start for those that are new to this, and also to get new ideas for the rest of us.

    I haven't added much to start with as we're on holidays at the moment and i can't remember what is in my pantry! (we've been doing this 2 yrs now so i really should know!)

    Feel free to reply post your products and i'll add to the list.

    Mumma Tissy - so true about changing ingredients! i'm always trying to remind myself to recheck everything every few weeks so we dont get caught out!

    Sheer Bliss - we should probably open a recipe thread so you can add your cheesecake recipe! sounds awesome!


 

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