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Egg Allergy or diet adjustment?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 09, 2011 at 7:38 PM

I get extremely tired/fatigue after eating eggs -- could it be a food allergy?

Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on April 20, 2012
at 08:51 PM

A sensitivity can cause serious reactions as well, but people tend more to be fine with chicken egg yolks even when they can't eat the white.

Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on April 20, 2012
at 08:50 PM

An allergy is technically only to a protein, and a sensitivity is to non-proteins.

77694acbe13be24d1435f55e32a89bce

on April 19, 2012
at 07:48 AM

It is actually both the whites and the yolks that people can be allergic to. I recently tested as through-the-roof allergic to both (they test them separately). Adjusting now.

427c8cbb9c2492d74b887fc5cf7a8ce0

(432)

on August 09, 2011
at 02:20 AM

I am mildly allergic to chicken eggs (it showed up on my test even though I haven't eaten a chicken egg for several years) but I haven't had a reaction to duck eggs.

1da74185531d6d4c7182fb9ee417f97f

(10904)

on June 07, 2011
at 04:15 AM

I just found out about the different protein in duck eggs from a friend this weekend. I think after I drop eggs for 3 weeks (they showed up in an allergy test and I had some allergic symptoms) I'll try some duck eggs.

Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on May 24, 2011
at 02:41 AM

Also, it's the protein rich white that people are allergic to, not the fatty yolk. If it turns out that you are, in fact, not tolerating chicken eggs, you may want to try duck eggs. The protein is different, and often people tolerate them who can't digest chicken eggs.

9055f14c31610afd4d3068ec48eb6d90

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on May 10, 2011
at 12:46 PM

So is it just the "yolks" that may cause inflammation?

Eeb593d6b6d7a939fdd5469b69347d5f

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on May 09, 2011
at 10:11 PM

Correct. That was a slip, I'll edit it now. Thanks.

76f3ead3aa977d876bcf3331d35a36e9

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on May 09, 2011
at 09:35 PM

I think arachidonic acid is an essential fatty acid, not amino. Totally agreed on removing eggs as the best way to determine if they are a problem for you.

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Eeb593d6b6d7a939fdd5469b69347d5f

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on May 09, 2011
at 08:41 PM

Egg yolks contain arachidonic acid, which is an essential fatty acid, but promotes inflammation.

Easiest thing is to remove them for a while and see what effect it has.

Eeb593d6b6d7a939fdd5469b69347d5f

(1037)

on May 09, 2011
at 10:11 PM

Correct. That was a slip, I'll edit it now. Thanks.

76f3ead3aa977d876bcf3331d35a36e9

(4620)

on May 09, 2011
at 09:35 PM

I think arachidonic acid is an essential fatty acid, not amino. Totally agreed on removing eggs as the best way to determine if they are a problem for you.

9055f14c31610afd4d3068ec48eb6d90

(984)

on May 10, 2011
at 12:46 PM

So is it just the "yolks" that may cause inflammation?

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on September 13, 2011
at 08:30 AM

First test your blood sugar pre and 1 hour post eating. Maybe its related to your other dietary habits and pancreas is overshooting insulin which lead to hypoglicemia. So, if you recently started low carb/paleo diet it can happen (it did happen to me, on start, after egg+bacon breakfast sugar dropped from 5.1 to 3.6 1 hour post breakfast, but not any more).

Second, eat only whites or only yolks to isolate the problem. Use raw qual eggs first thing in the morrning as another test.

Use 2 tsp high grade fish oil per day to remedy potential AA inflammatory problems, but I guess this is not the problem. It takes time for AA to get integrated into cell membranes, it doesn't happen overnight.

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Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on May 24, 2011
at 02:38 AM

Eliminate eggs strictly for three weeks and reintroduce in large quantity for three full days...OR do a muscle test if you know how, or have someone else do a muscle test on you(and teach you how to do it for yourself)!

Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on May 24, 2011
at 02:41 AM

Also, it's the protein rich white that people are allergic to, not the fatty yolk. If it turns out that you are, in fact, not tolerating chicken eggs, you may want to try duck eggs. The protein is different, and often people tolerate them who can't digest chicken eggs.

1da74185531d6d4c7182fb9ee417f97f

(10904)

on June 07, 2011
at 04:15 AM

I just found out about the different protein in duck eggs from a friend this weekend. I think after I drop eggs for 3 weeks (they showed up in an allergy test and I had some allergic symptoms) I'll try some duck eggs.

427c8cbb9c2492d74b887fc5cf7a8ce0

(432)

on August 09, 2011
at 02:20 AM

I am mildly allergic to chicken eggs (it showed up on my test even though I haven't eaten a chicken egg for several years) but I haven't had a reaction to duck eggs.

77694acbe13be24d1435f55e32a89bce

on April 19, 2012
at 07:48 AM

It is actually both the whites and the yolks that people can be allergic to. I recently tested as through-the-roof allergic to both (they test them separately). Adjusting now.

Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on April 20, 2012
at 08:51 PM

A sensitivity can cause serious reactions as well, but people tend more to be fine with chicken egg yolks even when they can't eat the white.

Ed983a42344945b1ff70fd9597a23493

on April 20, 2012
at 08:50 PM

An allergy is technically only to a protein, and a sensitivity is to non-proteins.

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667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

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on May 24, 2011
at 12:37 AM

"allergy" is a tough call. But to be blunt, if you don't feel well after why eat them? Stop eating them and see how feel. Stop for a while though: 3,4 weeks. I do much better with no eggs. Don't think I have an allergy but I don't feel as good when I consume them. also I do believe that people probably eat too many of them.

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