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Could fruit cause allergies?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 23, 2013 at 12:33 PM

I have been eating a primal diet for 10 months and have noticed some amazing health benefits: weight loss, improved mobility, elimination of acid reflux.
I have been eating about 90/10 and low carb because I needed to lose weight.

In the past week I have had allergy issues: sneezing, itchy throat, runny nose, sinus issues. I was feeling really rotten the other day and took an allergy medication to relieve my symptoms. Wow, never again. My brain felt fried for 2 days.

Since I have never had allergies before, I started to think about what I've eaten differently in the past week or so. The only thing I can determine that would be out of the ordinary for me is fruit. Cherries and peaches.

Is it possible that the introduction of fruit has cause allergies? Prior to eating primal, I did eat fruit and had no allergy issues.

Your feedback is appreciated!

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on August 24, 2013
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Thanks for your response! I'll adjust my choices and see what happens. Or if all else fails, I'll go back to very little fruit.

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on August 23, 2013
at 12:55 PM

also, I went and refreshed myself on high histamine, and it seems you may be deficient in copper? Copper is powerful and should be balanced with zinc. Oysters are one good source...

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on August 24, 2013
at 06:51 AM

Not fruit: sugar. Typical reaction to sugar, so no worries. I have the same problem. Don't avoid fruit though; look for more starchy and less sugary fruits such as plantains, apples, bananas, and avoid berries (except for maybe blueberries), peaches, nectarines, etc. (drupes). The more starchy fruits actually help to feed your gut bacteria without triggering a significant reaction.

79850813c5cfc0a089e1060ef9b6ed27

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on August 24, 2013
at 04:38 PM

Thanks for your response! I'll adjust my choices and see what happens. Or if all else fails, I'll go back to very little fruit.

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on August 24, 2013
at 04:31 AM

This is something that I faced as well in exactly the same situation as yours. Peeling of fruit and washing it thoroughly helped me. You can try it and see if that may be the reason. Good luck.

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on August 23, 2013
at 12:43 PM

Sounds like a histamine reaction...

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on August 23, 2013
at 12:55 PM

also, I went and refreshed myself on high histamine, and it seems you may be deficient in copper? Copper is powerful and should be balanced with zinc. Oysters are one good source...

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