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Allergy to Potatoes? And Eggs and basically everything??

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 08, 2013 at 4:53 AM

I've noticed every time I eat potatoes, sweet or white, I get bloating or very painful stomach pains... like my stomach is going to burst. It only lasts for about an hour, but this is really starting to concern me. I also just learned today that I truly have an egg allergy as well, as I made a poached one today, plain all on it's own, and ran to the bathroom worried I wouldn't make it to the sink. Is my gut flora totally messed up? And is there I way I can fix this? Or am I just allergic to everything? It seems the only thing I like are meats, and veggies, and even those I get a nauseous feeling just thinking of if I've eaten just those two items for consecutive days. I know I'm DEFINITELY allergic to grains, and sugars make me break out/gain weight as well. The only food I've never gotten sick from/of are nuts, but I know a diet based on those is not healthy. What is wrong with me?

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on January 09, 2013
at 12:48 AM

VB, I'm starting to think that I might have SIBO after reading about it. How long does it take to heal the condition if I do have it? :/

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on January 08, 2013
at 09:20 PM

AWHHH okay haha :) thank you

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on January 08, 2013
at 05:41 PM

oh and is coffee okay?

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on January 08, 2013
at 05:38 PM

okay thank you!! I was looking into the GAPS diet, and it's okay with nuts, lactose-free dairy, fruit, honey and beans. I would think that just meat and vegetables would be ideal (even though I feel better with some safe starches in my diet mentally, despite the physical bothers)? Or should I just follow the food recommendations?

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on January 08, 2013
at 05:33 PM

just the spelling :)

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on January 08, 2013
at 11:29 AM

Another option to look into if you're not ready to try probiotics or the GAPS diet, is to buy enzymes (I really liked Twin Labs enzymes), and have one or two with each meal. But that's just a temporary fix, you'll need to do GAPS diet to heal your gut.

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on January 08, 2013
at 11:27 AM

Eat some carbohydrate pro-biotic (not fat or protein pro-biotic) to give enzymes to help digest the potato, like sauerkraut or kimchi. If buying instead of making it yourself, make sure it's made with salt, NOT vinegar. Another option would be eating a raw banana. And another vote for GAPS diet. I "used to" have allergies to everything, even lettuce and apples, but now nothing bothers me anymore. I even eat bread. Oh, and for the egg, try eating just the egg yolk, the allergy is often because of the white.

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on January 08, 2013
at 07:45 AM

Huh okay. Thanks for this. I will ask about this my next doctor visit!

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on January 08, 2013
at 07:45 AM

I love them, but maybe you're right :( And you are actually probably right about the egg thing... I just can't even think of trying one again anytime soon. Thanks!

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on January 08, 2013
at 07:44 AM

Thank you very much! I will look into both of those. I seem to do okay with dairy. And thanks for the ideas. What is the difference between yogurt and yoghurt?

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on January 08, 2013
at 07:11 AM

You might have SIBO. I believe that many food intolerances are connected to Small Intestinal Bacteria. Nuts would be a culprit as well, but everybody is different. Take a hydrogen/methane test to make sure.

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on January 08, 2013
at 02:53 PM

The nausea doesn't sound like allergy to me. That's an indication of early pregnancy or stomach virus for me. Bloating from starchy foods could be from SIBO. I had to stay off them for several months while my gut healed. Now I can eat small amounts.

As for only being able to eat meat and veg due to too many food allergies, that's where I've been since last summer. So I eat beef, pork, chicken, lamb and about 20 different veggies per week. Vary the cuts of meat and cooking methods. Also vary the composition of the salads so you don't get bored. For example, I make steak salad from leftover dinner steak for lunch everyday but sometimes the salad is with avocado and cilantro, sometimes with romaine and artichoke hearts, sometimes with baby greens and cut up apples, etc. My digestion improved significantly after several months of eating this way.

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on January 08, 2013
at 12:14 PM

I have IBS, so yeah, I basically just eat meat, fish and low-FODMAP veg. Can't do eggs, gassy veg, grains, dairy, etc. Bloat like crazy. I can eat a little potato but not much. I wouldn't call these "allergies", though.

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on January 08, 2013
at 07:04 AM

Some folks can not eat potatoes. I am one of them. I do eat potatoes on ocassion because they taste so good. However I know it is not optimal for me in any way. I doubt the potato thing will resolve. You will need to avoid potatoes.

You might find egg yolks are fine. And perhaps the whites you ate were not cooked all of the way. I eat yolks mostly raw and whites cooked.

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on January 08, 2013
at 07:45 AM

I love them, but maybe you're right :( And you are actually probably right about the egg thing... I just can't even think of trying one again anytime soon. Thanks!

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on January 08, 2013
at 06:57 AM

It does sound like you have an imbalance in your gut. Perhaps you could look into the GAPS diet to 'reset' and heal it. I've heard wonderful things about GAPS and it's abilities to heal the gut, but have not tried it myself. You can read more here: http://www.gaps.me/preview/?page_id=28

Another 'gut focused' person is Chris Kresser. Have a read of some of his stuff, it's awesome. http://chriskresser.com/paleo-diet-challenges-solutions-ii-its-all-about-the-gut Some super good foods to focus on to help ease discomfort and boost health are bone broth, probiotic yoghurt (if you can do any dairy) and coconut oil. You could also try teas like fresh ginger, mint (just grate some ginger or pick some mint leaves and steep in boiling water) or liquorice. Lastly, keep your stress levels in check too. They can muck your gut health about a fair bit!

Good on you for listening to your gut. I hope this has been even a little helpful! :)

6b06a125e2ca28fbd78a509e2a208dbe

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on January 08, 2013
at 05:33 PM

just the spelling :)

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on January 08, 2013
at 07:44 AM

Thank you very much! I will look into both of those. I seem to do okay with dairy. And thanks for the ideas. What is the difference between yogurt and yoghurt?

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on January 08, 2013
at 09:20 PM

AWHHH okay haha :) thank you

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