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Anyone else have a BEEF allergy?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 09, 2013 at 1:29 AM

I don't know whether to laugh, or cry! I was just diagnosed with a beef allergy. (Right after ordering a WHOLE cow for the fall.) I'm hoping it will be the answer to some of my heath problems/concerns. Does anyone else have any experience with this unlikely allergy? Thanks!

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on July 09, 2013
at 04:51 PM

I thought the same thing! I just have to be careful where I source my bison from, as I've found that it often gets cross-contaminated with beef. I don't know why I react to one and not the other. Also, I noticed many people commenting about fixing gut issues: I did GAPs, but it never made a difference. I still break out in hives if I even touch beef.

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on July 09, 2013
at 02:25 PM

I've never had acute symptoms.

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on July 09, 2013
at 02:16 PM

Yes, got a blood test for food allergies IgE and sensitivities IgG. I never would have guessed that beef would be on that list. I suspected more common things...dairy, eggs, nuts. I'm allergic to dairy, but only "sensitive" to eggs and nuts.

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on July 09, 2013
at 11:48 AM

What type of allergy test produced this result and what are your symptoms?

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on July 09, 2013
at 03:05 AM

there is a such thing as a beef allergy? wow... that's really unbelievable to me. it'd be hard to believe even if I wasn't paleo. It's meat. you said you were diagnosed... so i'm guessing a doctor told you. looking forward to the answers to this question!

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on July 09, 2013
at 02:50 AM

Cherice, interesting that you are fine with Bison, which i would have thought is fairly close to beef, i wonder what it is about beef that is the problem...

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34f00c7b4e5738cf04ead1a012a14ed1

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on July 09, 2013
at 01:43 AM

I've lived with a beef allergy my whole life. Once you stop eating it, you're going to feel SO much better. Even though I love a good steak (and still eat it when I just don't care...) it's 100% worth it to cut it out.

Make sure you're getting red meat from other sources though! I lived off chicken and pork for a short time recently due to finances and I started feeling really run down and weak. Weekly bison and lamb have helped immensely.

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on July 09, 2013
at 02:50 AM

Cherice, interesting that you are fine with Bison, which i would have thought is fairly close to beef, i wonder what it is about beef that is the problem...

34f00c7b4e5738cf04ead1a012a14ed1

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on July 09, 2013
at 04:51 PM

I thought the same thing! I just have to be careful where I source my bison from, as I've found that it often gets cross-contaminated with beef. I don't know why I react to one and not the other. Also, I noticed many people commenting about fixing gut issues: I did GAPs, but it never made a difference. I still break out in hives if I even touch beef.

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on July 09, 2013
at 01:16 PM

Yeah, I'll bet when you fix any "leaky gut" issues, your beef allergy will resolve. I was on autoimmune paleo. Beef was OK, but no eggs/chicken. Was it an IgG allergy test?

It's bee 2 years+ since my original celiac disease diagnosis, and I just added eggs back to my diet (and chicken- but there's no organic here in the caribbean islands!). YAY!

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on July 09, 2013
at 11:20 AM

Could it possibly be that you had a false allergy result or the sample was one from grain fed beef? Was the beef that you ate grass fed/grass finished? What other allergies do you have? (Might help in looking at what your allergies might have in common)

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