How can you tell the difference between your body is having an allergic reaction (or is intolerant to a food) and when it is just reacting to a new food that it hasn't eaten in several years?
The reason I ask this is because after several years of raw veganism, cooked veganism and vegetarianism my body is struggling with the reintroduction of eggs, fish, goats yoghurt and cottage cheese.
I'm not sure whether to just persist with the changes and hope my body will adjust in time or whether these foods are not benefitting me. Can anyone shed some light on this please?
asked byPeace_ (92)
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on March 24, 2013
at 02:45 PM
An allergic reaction, is a response by your immune system against a particular food. Now unless you where born with a "true food allergy" to all those foods (which I doubt), it is highly improbable that you are having an allergic reaction, as you would have had to have been consuming them for a while to "sensitize" your immune system to the point of developing a reaction against them.
In light of this, it is more likely you are having trouble digesting the foods due to there higher protein content. You may want to look into supplementing with digestive enzymes, as well as betaine HCL, which will help your body break down these high protein foods it is not accustomed to.
on January 26, 2013
at 09:59 PM
it will take a little while for your body to get used to the animal products again. i had HORRENDOUS smelling poop for about 3 weeks until my bacteria changed in my gut. you might try digestive enzymes before your meal to help for now.
on January 26, 2013
at 09:17 PM
I suggest you check out Denise Minger. As far as I know, when you don't eat certain foods, your body stops producing enzymes for that particular food and also the bacteria that suppose to feed off that food group dies out.
Anyway, I think you might want to start with grass-fed meat. If you want to start with eggs, very very carefully separate the whites and throw them away. Eat only the yolks - not a drop of egg whites.
If you want fish, I would go for raw sashimi - it is easier to digest than cooked fish.
But actually, I don't really know. I am just telling you what works for me. And dairy does not work for me. Only grass-fed meat. Good luck.