A Balsam of Peru allergy can be minimized for some with a strict avoidance diet. While not all individuals with a BoP allergy will need such a strict regimen, many are finally able to live reaction-free once they begin to avoid foods containing the constituents of BoP.
When I was diagnosed with Balsam of Peru allergy, I began a strict avoidance of all foods and products found on the avoid lists here. I stuck true to this diet for about 8 months before I slowly began to reintroduce some food items. There were definitely times when eating became a huge challenge. With four children and a husband to cook for, making my avoidance diet a priority was hard. I learned to whip up a few things like a quick stove-top stir fry or an omelet and I carried nuts with me as I’m not allergic to those, but one of my go-to’s became a quick protein smoothie.