*Adopted with permission from the Institute of Functional Medicine
For more information on eating a Hypo-Allergenic Diet see the end of the post.
Pear Honey - Makes 3 pints
From “The Allergy Self Help Cookbook”, by Marjorie Hurt Jones, R.N. Rodale Press, Emmaus, Pa.
- 15 very ripe pears
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 1⁄2 cup brown rice syrup, unpasturized honey*, or fruit juice sweetener
Peel, quarter and core the 15 pears. Place 12 of the pears in a stainless steel or enamel Dutch oven or 3 quart saucepan. Coarsely chop the remaining 3 pears. Place them and the water in a blender.
Process until pureed. Pour into the pan with the pear quarters. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer. Stir in the sweetener. Cook until pears are tender, about 30 minutes. Puree the cooked fruit in batches using a blender or food processor.
The puree should be about the consistency of honey. If too thin, return it to the pan and boil it down a bit. If too thick, dilute with a little juice. Pour into jars, and store in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.
*Note: Unpasturized honey should not be consumed by pregnant women or infants
What is eating a Hypo-Allergenic Diet?
Hypo-Allergenic is also known as Oligoantigenic or Elimination diet.
This means that we avoid eating the most common ingredients that cause people inflammation and digestive issues. IT IS NOT A DIET TO LOSE WEIGHT. It should be viewed more as a food sensitivity TEST.
The top 5 offenders include: wheat, dairy, corn, soy, and eggs.
Note that some of the foods on the list are very nutritious, so if you are not sensitive to the food, bring them back into your diet (ie. eggs).
Also remember, many gluten-free and dairy-free foods may not be healthy. Just because they remove those ingredients does not mean they haven’t replaced them with other poorer quality ingredients.
Try and stay away from packaged, canned, processed and deep fried foods. And be cautious of dehydrated and dried foods for they often contain added sugars and preservatives. Raw and fresh is often your best bet for optimal health.
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