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Created April 26, 2012 at 1:33 PM

So what brought me here was candida. Well I thought I had 'candida' for 3 months, and have been on the diet since, and feel great. (I doubt I really had it that bad though, I had hardly any die-off symptoms).

Recently however, I tried kidney beans and developed an allergic rash. Previously I ate kidney beans regularly with no problems. Is it possible that a strict diet such as the candida one (very similar to paleo, only you can eat some grains and daily) can cause allergies to show up?

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Yeah, it's probably the beans then. Weird.

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pretty sure it is the beans, tried them twice (spaced out) and developed the same rash

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on April 26, 2012
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What you are describing is definitely not unheard of. Some people have reported heightened sensitivities to seemingly unrelated foods after having cut out a specific type of food - wheat, dairy, eggs, etc.

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on April 26, 2012
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Kidney beans are high in lectins called phytohaemagglutinin. Improperly prepared kidney beans can cause an allergic reaction and/or make you sick.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phytohaemagglutinin

http://www.fda.gov/Food/FoodSafety/FoodborneIllness/FoodborneIllnessFoodbornePathogensNaturalToxins/BadBugBook/ucm071092.htm

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on April 26, 2012
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"I tried kidney beans and developed an allergic rash."

The rash may have been caused by the beans or it may be coincidental. You could try to "prove" it was the beans by allowing the rash to heal and then eating the beans - you would need to do this a few times just to be sure.

Kidney beans are a bit high in n6 and contain raffinose (a sugar) and other lectins. The rafffinose can't be digested, ferments and makes people fart.

They are, of course, not paleo, and probably one of the more evil members of the legume family (the other two being peanuts and soy). I do eat them from time to time (as I am not strict nor technically "paleo"), but I don't go out of my way to eat them.

Food elimination might make you more sensitive.

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on April 26, 2012
at 02:20 PM

pretty sure it is the beans, tried them twice (spaced out) and developed the same rash

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on April 27, 2012
at 02:28 PM

Yeah, it's probably the beans then. Weird.

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