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Anyone feel better after avoiding eggs?

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Created December 02, 2010 at 10:18 AM

I'm sure there's a lot I don't understand about egg digestion and metabolism, but I think I feel better after not having eaten eggs for several days. Anyone else have similar experiences? I don't have any apparent egg allergies and I generally love eggs.

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on September 07, 2013
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Out of curiosity how do you know that the small intestine is inflamed? What are the symptoms?

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on December 09, 2010
at 09:35 AM

I think eggs are also the cause of my ocasional lethargy... Too bad because they are so damn yummy :(

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at 09:33 AM

Out of curiosity how do you know that the small intestine gets inflamed? What are the symptoms?

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on December 02, 2010
at 10:45 PM

I hard boil eggs, throw away the whites and eat the yolks.

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on December 02, 2010
at 09:27 PM

Sigh, yes, same here. And I love eggs, too. Scrambled, with chopped bacon. Anyway, I get congestion as well as fatigue (and hence, grumpy) beyond belief. Itchy eyes too. My young children won't allow me to eat eggs since I get so grumpy! (Well ... actually kinda mean.) Egg whites seem to be the real problem, even to some extent those in baked goods or custards and the like. I can get away with eating just the yolks if I'm really wanting egg, but I still get lethargic. I've experimented with conventional eggs versus the local pastured egg and see no difference.

Considering I'm trying to reduce overall level of arthritis inflammation, I'm keeping away from them. I've also eliminated dairy; I'm hoping eventually that I can get to the point where I can have them occasionally. I admit I think it's a bummer, but the cause and effect is pretty clear.

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on December 02, 2010
at 11:30 AM

same here. whether raw or cooked, makes no difference to me. i get lethargic and inflamed small intestines from eating egg white. also egg white protein powder unfortunately. i also am intolerant to dairy (similar symptoms), and i believe they are related on the immune response level (that's what i read at least). so, if one is sensitive to dairy, it's likely that sooner or later they also will develop a sensitivity to egg white, especially if leaky gut is involved, or not healed yet.

F910318b9aa27b91bcf7881f39b9eabe

(1164)

on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

Out of curiosity how do you know that the small intestine is inflamed? What are the symptoms?

F910318b9aa27b91bcf7881f39b9eabe

(1164)

on December 09, 2010
at 09:33 AM

Out of curiosity how do you know that the small intestine gets inflamed? What are the symptoms?

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on December 02, 2010
at 11:23 AM

Yes! I never thought that I was intolerant of eggs, or even that you could be intolerant of eggs, I assumed that egg whites especially were a particularly bland, uncontroversial sort of protein. However, trial and error has definitely shown that I feel better when not having eggs and worse when I do. This is perhaps connected to the fact that I like my egg yolks as uncooked as possible and so tend to undercook the whites: when I'm eating only yolk or cook the whites very thoroughly the effects are much less noticeable. Luckily egg whites are about the most nutrient-lacking sort of protein one could imagine, so I've no qualms about avoiding them.

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on January 26, 2012
at 09:05 PM

I seem to be doing quite well with raw egg yolks (from local, free-range, organic sources) I blend them in with some coconut milk drink and some chocolate whey protein powder. And along with some bacon, that is my fairly quick and easy breakfast 50% of the time. Getting about 900 calories from all that, and 50G protein, I feel great all day till dinner, with no bloating or discomfort. I have steady energy and mood all day, as well.

When I try and have cooked eggs, including the whites (usually omelette style or scrambled) I have a hard time getting them down, they are generally unappealing, and I don't feel so well afterwards, (bit of nausea) plus I have carb cravings (and mood swings) soon after on top of all that.

I have psoriatic arthritis, and getting rid of gluten, excess sugar, and high omega 6 oils and foods have have helped noticeably. (Taking half the dosage of meds as I was) Sure seems that egg whites are also a factor for me, and for many others too. It's easy to see how yolks could also cause issues with some people, as they contain some of the protein as well. It's a shame as they are so nutritionally awesome.

For the record, I seem to feel ok on dairy (no noticeable gut discomfort at least) but I am limiting it to butter, hard cheeses, and yogurt right now. May have to completely eliminate dairy and nightshades :( to get the full results I am hoping for. Time will tell.

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on December 09, 2010
at 06:39 AM

Yes, I have been experimenting with an elimination diet for eggs for the past two months. One month no eggs, and then 4-5 days in a row of 3 fried eggs at breakfast.

Today is th second day of my (second) return to eggs and its not looking good. My allergy manifests as congestion and a general stuffed up feeling. There is also a very slight burning in my gut. I thnk this indicates an intolerance to the lysozyme in egg white.

I think the next step for me is to cut the out again for a month and then try eating just the egg yolks and then try Michael's idea: eat just the egg whites by hard boiling to cleanly separate white from yolk.

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on December 04, 2010
at 03:18 AM

I like eggs, too. I was on the on Paleo Solution challenge and I dropped them for awhile (I have a low thyroid - autoimmune issue). I tried three of them two evenings ago, for the first time in about eight weeks. I loved them, really enjoyed eating them.

But, I also have tinnitus, and eggs can, and did in my case, make tinnitus WORSE. Later that evening, the usual hiss was a roar!!! But, it did subside back to the hiss, thankfully.

Oh, well - no eggs until this hiss in my left ear gets better, and it has been for the last few months.

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on December 02, 2010
at 09:37 PM

I love eggs. But I've recently discovered that egg yolks leave me feeling lethargic. I'm thinking this may have something to do with leaky gut and I'm taking steps to correct it. Strangely, egg whites have no effect on me.

F910318b9aa27b91bcf7881f39b9eabe

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on December 09, 2010
at 09:35 AM

I think eggs are also the cause of my ocasional lethargy... Too bad because they are so damn yummy :(

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on January 26, 2012
at 08:18 PM

Wow, so enlightening-- I've been soooooo lethargic (weak, exhausted, almost achy, don't feel like doing anything) at times while starting this diet. It very well could be the eggs since I have had those almost every day. Looking forward to seeing if I get better without them.

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on December 03, 2010
at 03:01 AM

I believe I get strangely constipated. I'm not certain of this but believe it is worse when I eat yolks (i.e. not as noticeable if I just eat whites).

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on December 02, 2010
at 02:25 PM

Im in the same boat. About 5 years ago I had a horrid reaction to boiled eggs in a salad and i stayed off them for 2 years before trying again. Everything went fine from there but, in the last year I have had nausea, sore throats and congestion after having eggs whether scrambled, fried or boiled. I occasionally will eat a farm egg to see if the reaction is a pronounced as with regular eggs and I find I can generally tolerate it especially if I remove the egg white and scramble a few yolks.

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