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Caffeine Sensitivity?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 23, 2013 at 12:50 PM

For a few years I have avoided many foods with caffeine because I have a reaction to it. I would get anxious, nervous and jittery from a small cup of coffee or piece of chocolate. Since going paleo I have reintroduced chocolate (100% cacao) and coffee into my diet because I was not having any reactions. It seemed my caffeine sensitivity disappeared. Now I notice that whenever I cheat or slip up and have some non-paleo foods (grain, sugar) my caffeine issues come back for a day or two. Last night I had a cheeseburger on a white bread bun and crappy american cheese. I had no other reactions to the food, but almost immediately after drinking my morning coffee I became an anxious, jittery mess.

Basically, I want to know what it is about the food that I ate that would cause this?

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

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on May 23, 2013
at 03:02 PM

I'm not going to speak ill of bone broth. ;-)

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on May 23, 2013
at 02:28 PM

And here I am thinking bone broth solves all the worlds problems. Haha

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

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on May 23, 2013
at 02:18 PM

Bone broth will not solve this problem. *Not eating* gut perforants solves this problem. Bone broth, and other healing foods, will certainly help heal any particular flare-up, though. :-)

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on May 23, 2013
at 01:55 PM

Sounds like something a little bone broth might solve!

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at 01:07 PM

I'm definitely caffeine sensitive, whereas my dad is insensitive and can drink it all day long. I got the whole family DNA scanned, so you learn all sorts of fun facts. The P450 1A2 (CYP1A2) enzyme on rs762551 is part of the reason for your metabolism.

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Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

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on May 23, 2013
at 01:24 PM

If you are gluten sensitive, then a common effect from gluten is a perforated gut. A perforated gut allows thing that shouldn't be let in, in; and let's more of substances that would take longer to absorb in, faster.

Caffeine is absorbed all along the digestive tract, so I'm not 100% sure how much this effect from wheat would effect caffeine absorption.

I get mild cramps when I eat (or even get dosed with) wheat. If I have peppers as well, I have horrible cramps - even though peppers alone do not cause me noticaeble harm/pain.

Perforated gut can cause strange hard to track down issues.

Medium avatar

(389)

on May 23, 2013
at 01:55 PM

Sounds like something a little bone broth might solve!

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

(19150)

on May 23, 2013
at 02:18 PM

Bone broth will not solve this problem. *Not eating* gut perforants solves this problem. Bone broth, and other healing foods, will certainly help heal any particular flare-up, though. :-)

Ebb10603524dd22621c1155dd7ddf106

(19150)

on May 23, 2013
at 03:02 PM

I'm not going to speak ill of bone broth. ;-)

Medium avatar

(389)

on May 23, 2013
at 02:28 PM

And here I am thinking bone broth solves all the worlds problems. Haha

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on May 23, 2013
at 10:49 PM

Drink water or tea instead

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