I’ve been baking since I was a teenager. I love to bake cakes for the holidays, birthday cakes, breads, bagels, babka, bread pudding, brownies, pies, and more.
My favorite season of the year is summer, but I love autumn because it’s pie baking season. This time of the year I enjoy baking apple pies and making homemade pie crust. The aroma of the pies and spices wafting in the kitchen and throughout the house is intoxicating.
Unfortunately, in the US conventional apples and pears are heavily sprayed with diphenylamine, a pesticide used to prevent black and brown patches from forming on the fruit.
However, I cannot have preservatives, additives, food coloring, steroids, hormones, antibiotics, pesticides and insecticides because they injure my esophagus, and are the cause of my food impaction episodes and eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE).
It’s been thirteen months since I created my own diet and eliminated these harmful chemicals, and healed my EoE. My eosinophil count went from 100 to “up to zero.” To maintain my healthy esophagus, my husband Jon and I make our own food. I do all the baking.
I Took Control of My Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) and Healed Myself
I eliminated all chemicals from my foods, created my own diet, and discovered a fourth type of eosinophilic…
While I grow my own strawberries and some vegetables free of pesticides and insecticides, those that I can’t grow, like apples and pears, I purchase at verified organic farms. This autumn for the first time, I baked pies with the organic apples and pears we bought at an organic farm.
The first time we visited the farm, we picked sixty apples, a mix of Fuji, Roxbury Russet, Enterprise, Honey Crisp, Pound Sweet, Liberty, Sun Crisp, and Golden Russet apples. We also picked pears, a mix of Shenandoah, Potomac, Lincoln, and Korean Giant pears.
If pesticides and insecticides don’t harm your esophagus, you are very fortunate that you can buy supermarket apples and pears. Whether you eat…