i am mentally divergent

Dowager Empresses Of All Fatassia

  • 1st March
    2013
  • 01
I’ve talked about my onion allergy before on this blog but for new people, I have an onion allergy/intolerance. (And yes, it is a real thing. Google it). I’ve joined a couple of online support groups after finding out that have been so helpful in terms of finding other people who have it, finding ways to manage it, etc. 
My allergy is getting so bad that I cannot even be around the SMELL of onions. Like if I go into a restaurant and they are cooking or out, I get so sick. A lot of other people had similar reactions, right before they were forced to get epipens to manage their allergy!
I don’t want it to get that far of course. For the past few months, I’ve been taking activated charcoal whenever I’ve been exposed to onions. It works really well, especially when I take it early in the day and then take a benedryl before bed. But I was getting really concerned with how much charcoal I was taking in. It can’t be good for me. 
So someone recommended chia drinks to me. The idea is the same as charcoal: absorption. The problem was FINDING chia that was affordable. I googled like a fiend. I ended up ordering off Amazon, when coupled with another deal, it was about $9.00/12oz. At the natural food store and drugstore it was about $17-21 for the same amount. 
I was exposed yesterday so it was my first day actually trying the chia drink. It worked amazingly well tbh. The only problem is the very strange texture chia gel has. It was almost like swallowing/drinking tadpoles or something. It’s slimy and thick and strange. But if it does the job, I don’t even care. I found mixing it with a tasty juice (instead of water) makes it a lot more palatable. 
So here comes the point of this post: Does anyone else use chia? For health reasons? For baking? Where do you find cheap chia?

I’ve talked about my onion allergy before on this blog but for new people, I have an onion allergy/intolerance. (And yes, it is a real thing. Google it). I’ve joined a couple of online support groups after finding out that have been so helpful in terms of finding other people who have it, finding ways to manage it, etc. 

My allergy is getting so bad that I cannot even be around the SMELL of onions. Like if I go into a restaurant and they are cooking or out, I get so sick. A lot of other people had similar reactions, right before they were forced to get epipens to manage their allergy!

I don’t want it to get that far of course. For the past few months, I’ve been taking activated charcoal whenever I’ve been exposed to onions. It works really well, especially when I take it early in the day and then take a benedryl before bed. But I was getting really concerned with how much charcoal I was taking in. It can’t be good for me. 

So someone recommended chia drinks to me. The idea is the same as charcoal: absorption. The problem was FINDING chia that was affordable. I googled like a fiend. I ended up ordering off Amazon, when coupled with another deal, it was about $9.00/12oz. At the natural food store and drugstore it was about $17-21 for the same amount. 

I was exposed yesterday so it was my first day actually trying the chia drink. It worked amazingly well tbh. The only problem is the very strange texture chia gel has. It was almost like swallowing/drinking tadpoles or something. It’s slimy and thick and strange. But if it does the job, I don’t even care. I found mixing it with a tasty juice (instead of water) makes it a lot more palatable. 

So here comes the point of this post: Does anyone else use chia? For health reasons? For baking? Where do you find cheap chia?