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What are your weird food sensitivities?

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Created March 21, 2011 at 12:03 AM

There's all the classic food sensitivities: wheat, legumes, and dairy. Cordain would also throw eggs into that mix. My assumption has been that I have those three for sure (I didn't assume cheese and peanut butter at first but then my body complained). Hopefully, I'll be able to consume dairy again someday. For now it's out of my life. Aside from the normal criminals, I've found one strange sensitivity: Tangerines. My body most definitely exhibits gut inflammation in response to them as characterized in the ways that gut inflammation is characterized... How but you? What weird sensitivities do you have?

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on March 21, 2012
at 09:36 PM

That is cool to know! I will check it out. I do have some pollen allergies but have not isolated them yet.

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on March 21, 2012
at 06:11 PM

You got a birch pollen allergy? My father has the exact same list as you, but tolerate Topaz apples okay (they are supposed to be anti-allergic).

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on March 21, 2012
at 06:07 PM

Sweet potatoes bloat me up like crazy :)

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on February 14, 2012
at 06:41 PM

Meeps, I think winter squash do it to me, too, which is a shame because they taste so yummy. D: I'm starting to wonder if it's acid reflux, related to a food intolerance of some sort?

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on February 14, 2012
at 01:36 AM

Wow. I've never heard anyone talk about false hunger before. That happened to me after I ate a bunch of spaghetti squash with sauce and meat. I was STARVING (after eating) and I'd just eaten this big ole bowl of food. It was kind of awful and is part of the reason I am now scared of spaghetti squash and avoid tomato sauce. Among other reasons.

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on February 14, 2012
at 01:32 AM

Sweet potatoes give me the foggy brain and burbalie tummy. Very annoying. Unfortunately so do some squashes. I'm guessing it is the complex carbs.

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on February 14, 2012
at 01:29 AM

I am so with you on this except that I'm not sure about acorn squash. Instead replace that with Spaghetti squash. I get a sleepy, foggy brain reaction and then I get gastro knives. It's a power packed punch of awesome.

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on June 05, 2011
at 06:01 PM

oysters have fast become my new favorite thing! this summer i have decided to get up the courage to attempt eating lobster again (probably with an epi-pen handy just in case)--wish me luck.

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on June 05, 2011
at 03:38 PM

Chris Kressser talks about eating yogurt/kefir that has been fermented for at least 24 hours, and grass-fed, of course.

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on June 05, 2011
at 03:35 PM

Sugar can ramp up appetite

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on June 05, 2011
at 01:21 PM

I can't handle garlic either,bc my body's already detoxing heavily.Garlic is known to be a powerful cleanser/detoxer,so that could be a reason why you can't handle garlic either?

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on June 05, 2011
at 04:12 AM

I've never had a serious problem with it, but I do notice that when I drink OJ I get a slight twinge/tickle/itch in my throat.

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on June 05, 2011
at 04:10 AM

fun question!..

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on June 05, 2011
at 04:04 AM

does orange bother you otherwise?

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on June 05, 2011
at 04:03 AM

whoa. Grand Marnier huh? that kind of sucks, its tasty stuff. Not that I drink it very often, but I've been known to throw it into a margarita. I used to have to invent custom cocktails at work all the time and so of course we had to taste them and tweak them til they tasted right, and I know a sugary drink is not my friend either.

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on June 05, 2011
at 03:55 AM

I like to stick to wines from France when I can, because they have always pleased my palate the most and I personally think they are unparalleled no matter how many movies they make about the Paris Judgement. They also have a strong AOC (appellation) system, which generally has strict rules about what can or can't be done. I like that. There is a long history of winemaking there and they love and take it seriously for the most part. But your reaction could be to some totally classic wine making technique so who knows. Heh. Anyways, I just had to plug French wine. I love them so.

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on June 05, 2011
at 03:44 AM

There are a LOT of methods winemakers can use to make wine. I'm not surprised that totally random red wines might do this to you. They use a variety of yeasts. Less scrupulous winemakers sometimes bump the tannins up by putting wood chips in the wine instead of just barrel aging it. Some wine is fined with egg whites (not a big deal but some vegans won't drink certain wine). There are so many variables and possibilities in winemaking. The Pinot Noir grape supposedly has more genes than humans do.

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on June 05, 2011
at 03:43 AM

Yay, oysters! That sucks about the shellfish. I'm with Tartare, that would really reeallly suck.

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on June 04, 2011
at 09:28 PM

I also have the spinach problem and have used chard as a sub. It's very mild and it doesn't make me sick at all.

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on June 04, 2011
at 09:12 PM

im sorry ...

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on June 04, 2011
at 09:12 PM

shellfish allergy would break my heart in two.

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on June 04, 2011
at 06:48 PM

I thought I was the only weirdo with strangulation related to dairy (and I can't tell you how long it took me to figure THAT out) I hadn't thought about grass-fed dairy.

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on March 22, 2011
at 02:03 AM

Not that we eat dried fruit much around here, but FYI, the last time I ate one small piece of dried mango I had the same reaction as I do with fresh. So... eater beware.

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on March 22, 2011
at 01:19 AM

I am allergic to mango skin too! So is one of my sisters. I get the mouth/face rash (along with itching and numbness for up to a week), too. It blows because I love fresh mango but the oil getting on a piece of mango, or someone touching me after they've touched a mango, is enough to give me an outbreak, so I avoid mangos entirely.

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on March 21, 2011
at 07:44 PM

be interesting to do a double blind study.

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on March 21, 2011
at 06:51 PM

I have the same thing with mango.

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on March 21, 2011
at 06:08 PM

Oh, and also shellfish & fish. Unpredictable allergy symptoms.

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on March 21, 2011
at 06:01 PM

Yeah. Been there too and don't understand it. That's why I've gone to squashes (pumpkin, butternut, spaghetti) for my carb sources. At first I thought it might be some skin getting eaten, but after making sure I didn't eat the skin, I still got heartburn. In addtion to sweet potatoes, garlic and raw onions (especially red) give me massive heartburn/indigestion.

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on March 21, 2011
at 05:56 PM

Grain-fed dairy- liquid dairy, like milk and cream- does the same to me.

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on March 21, 2011
at 04:20 PM

Cooking them takes away the tingly/icy effect for me, too. I wonder what causes it? Enzymes in raw food, maybe?

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on March 21, 2011
at 02:15 PM

My husband also has a problem with raw apples and almonds - his throat will start to close up if he eats more than a nibble. Oddly enough, cooked versions don't seem to bother him at all.

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on March 21, 2011
at 12:03 PM

Almost forgot: Eat green peppers, don't make any plans for the next 12 hours. At least not with polite company. Half my family suffers from this intolerance.

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on March 21, 2011
at 12:49 AM

Ignorant Medical Professionals really twist my gut, does that count?

Grain fed heavy cream causes a tightness in my throat, raw grassfed cream does not.

Larger quantities of corn will cause gastrointestinal distress as well.

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on March 21, 2011
at 07:44 PM

be interesting to do a double blind study.

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on March 21, 2011
at 05:56 PM

Grain-fed dairy- liquid dairy, like milk and cream- does the same to me.

E3c6d84c01a12e2ee1c49e2180d84238

(315)

on June 04, 2011
at 06:48 PM

I thought I was the only weirdo with strangulation related to dairy (and I can't tell you how long it took me to figure THAT out) I hadn't thought about grass-fed dairy.

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on June 05, 2011
at 03:34 AM

Totally random red wines will make me puff up and turn red and splotchy. It's not the sulfites because even the sulfite free ones will occasionally cause the reaction and sometimes regular wines won't cause it.

Quinoa gives me an awful headache and makes me barf (I've tried it 4 times before going paleo and got the same reaction all 4 times)

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(5136)

on June 05, 2011
at 03:44 AM

There are a LOT of methods winemakers can use to make wine. I'm not surprised that totally random red wines might do this to you. They use a variety of yeasts. Less scrupulous winemakers sometimes bump the tannins up by putting wood chips in the wine instead of just barrel aging it. Some wine is fined with egg whites (not a big deal but some vegans won't drink certain wine). There are so many variables and possibilities in winemaking. The Pinot Noir grape supposedly has more genes than humans do.

Medium avatar

(5136)

on June 05, 2011
at 03:55 AM

I like to stick to wines from France when I can, because they have always pleased my palate the most and I personally think they are unparalleled no matter how many movies they make about the Paris Judgement. They also have a strong AOC (appellation) system, which generally has strict rules about what can or can't be done. I like that. There is a long history of winemaking there and they love and take it seriously for the most part. But your reaction could be to some totally classic wine making technique so who knows. Heh. Anyways, I just had to plug French wine. I love them so.

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on March 21, 2011
at 07:26 PM

Lemongrass. Causes burns in my throat (who know what its doing to my stomach/digestive system). Thought I had strep for like two weeks, but it was the tea I was drinking. A little experimenting and I isolated the lemongrass. Turns out even the tea water burned on my skin! Ouch! Makes me wonder about zuccini since cutting it up makes the skin on my hands peel.

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on March 21, 2011
at 03:14 AM

I've always had an allergy to tomatoes and capsicums that makes me itchy all over a few hours after I eat them. Cooked tomatoes are better, but it still happens. No such response if I eat potatoes or other nightshades. I've never encountered anyone else who had it quite like this. I'm convinced that the eczema I supposedly had as a kid was actually a recurring tomato allergy.

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on March 21, 2011
at 02:54 AM

Smoked herring and liverwurst have both been repeating on me. Lesson learned: Eat clean.

I've also got this weird (but apparently not so uncommon) allergy to mango. Apparently the skin contains a mild form of poison ivy, or something like it. Gives me a rash all over my upper lip and the roof of my mouth, which isn't really visible but feel just awful. Doctor said to be careful around strawberries as well.

And finally, I can always tell when I've been glutened by this mild burning sensation in my stomach. And just in case I happen to miss that cue, my body will remind me, in all manner of ways, over the next two to three days.

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on March 21, 2011
at 06:51 PM

I have the same thing with mango.

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on March 22, 2011
at 01:19 AM

I am allergic to mango skin too! So is one of my sisters. I get the mouth/face rash (along with itching and numbness for up to a week), too. It blows because I love fresh mango but the oil getting on a piece of mango, or someone touching me after they've touched a mango, is enough to give me an outbreak, so I avoid mangos entirely.

6a4fd73b4ae4761eefec8e0d38e6f224

(1008)

on March 21, 2011
at 12:03 PM

Almost forgot: Eat green peppers, don't make any plans for the next 12 hours. At least not with polite company. Half my family suffers from this intolerance.

6a4fd73b4ae4761eefec8e0d38e6f224

(1008)

on March 22, 2011
at 02:03 AM

Not that we eat dried fruit much around here, but FYI, the last time I ate one small piece of dried mango I had the same reaction as I do with fresh. So... eater beware.

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26b7615ef542394102785a67a2786867

on March 21, 2011
at 02:38 AM

Sweet potatoes. :( I know, WTF. A little is fine but more gives me heartburn and some other digestive issues.

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on March 21, 2011
at 06:01 PM

Yeah. Been there too and don't understand it. That's why I've gone to squashes (pumpkin, butternut, spaghetti) for my carb sources. At first I thought it might be some skin getting eaten, but after making sure I didn't eat the skin, I still got heartburn. In addtion to sweet potatoes, garlic and raw onions (especially red) give me massive heartburn/indigestion.

C79a5b43dfc5749200bd9dcaa6bb0858

on February 14, 2012
at 01:32 AM

Sweet potatoes give me the foggy brain and burbalie tummy. Very annoying. Unfortunately so do some squashes. I'm guessing it is the complex carbs.

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on March 21, 2012
at 06:07 PM

Sweet potatoes bloat me up like crazy :)

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on March 21, 2011
at 12:54 AM

I have discovered that my body does not respond well to butternut and acorn squash.

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on February 14, 2012
at 01:29 AM

I am so with you on this except that I'm not sure about acorn squash. Instead replace that with Spaghetti squash. I get a sleepy, foggy brain reaction and then I get gastro knives. It's a power packed punch of awesome.

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on June 05, 2011
at 06:04 AM

Hazelnut - anaphylactic shock

Other Tree Nuts - Alergic

Raw apples and Raw anything with a seed or pit except citrus. Cooked is OK. makes my throat itchy and feels aweful otherwise

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on March 21, 2012
at 09:36 PM

That is cool to know! I will check it out. I do have some pollen allergies but have not isolated them yet.

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on March 21, 2012
at 06:11 PM

You got a birch pollen allergy? My father has the exact same list as you, but tolerate Topaz apples okay (they are supposed to be anti-allergic).

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on June 05, 2011
at 03:49 AM

I get that exact reaction to red wines too! The organic/biodynamic ones are especially dangerous for me. I still drink them, but at my peril...

I really think that it happened when combined with sugar in foods I ate with it though, as I get hot sweats from drinks with too much sugar. Flavored vodkas, frangelico, amaretto etc. Now that I've cut out sugar, I think the red wine is fine as I haven't encountered the reation in awhile. Somehow I think the wine just acted as an intensifier or something.

I'm also wildly sensitive to Grand Marnier. I've had to knock myself out with 4-6 benadryl tablets before, after slip-ups where I didn't know it was in the drink I was having. Not fun. Really weird.

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on June 05, 2011
at 04:04 AM

does orange bother you otherwise?

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on June 05, 2011
at 04:12 AM

I've never had a serious problem with it, but I do notice that when I drink OJ I get a slight twinge/tickle/itch in my throat.

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on June 05, 2011
at 04:03 AM

whoa. Grand Marnier huh? that kind of sucks, its tasty stuff. Not that I drink it very often, but I've been known to throw it into a margarita. I used to have to invent custom cocktails at work all the time and so of course we had to taste them and tweak them til they tasted right, and I know a sugary drink is not my friend either.

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on June 05, 2011
at 02:03 AM

Garlic. I realized it after eating a couple roasted bulbs for dinner. I got a terrible headache and stomach troubles. After realizing this I looked back and found many instances where I had blamed my discomfort on other things , but undoubtedly it was all the garlic I had eaten. It's a shame too, I love that stuff.

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on June 05, 2011
at 01:21 PM

I can't handle garlic either,bc my body's already detoxing heavily.Garlic is known to be a powerful cleanser/detoxer,so that could be a reason why you can't handle garlic either?

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on June 05, 2011
at 01:59 AM

Red meat! About 10 years ago I developed an allergy to any type of red meat be it cow or deer. I break out in itchy hives, heart rate drops to about 30ish and I go to the hospital. It happened 4 times and I haven't eaten it since. Stinks because I really crave it. Sometimes I think about trying it again but dread the itchy hives.

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E3c6d84c01a12e2ee1c49e2180d84238

on June 04, 2011
at 06:50 PM

Spinach! I ate and loved it for years, but now it gives me flu symptoms. Or close to them. Extreme nausea without the actual relief of throwing up. I've gotten so I won't touch a salad in a restaurant unless it's iceberg or romaine. Spinach hides in 'spring mix' far too often.

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on March 22, 2011
at 07:38 PM

I've always had an oral allergy to eggplant. My lips, mouth, and throat swell within a couple of minutes and get very painful. It's too bad because the smell of baba ghanoush drives me crazy.

I also get this to a much milder extent with raw pineapple.

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on March 22, 2011
at 05:08 PM

Not my sensitivity, but my son's. He's allergic to spinach. I say he's the only kid in the world with a legitimate excuse not to eat it. I'm still trying to figure out a good substitute for some recipes that look good.

E3c6d84c01a12e2ee1c49e2180d84238

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on June 04, 2011
at 09:28 PM

I also have the spinach problem and have used chard as a sub. It's very mild and it doesn't make me sick at all.

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on March 22, 2011
at 03:16 AM

As a small child, I had a list of allergies, milk, grass, chocolate, dogs...all of which i grew out of....then with years of a SAD diet....BEEF...yep, i am one of the few here that cant eat beef. it gives me horrible hot rock in my stomach feeling and constipation that can last for two weeks even with meds..

green peppers do not agree with me, nor collards no matter how long i cook them. But red and yellow peppers and kale are fine!

apparently milk or sugar in my SAD diet was breaking me out...i am 43 and had worse breakouts than when i was a teen...not in since i started this lifestyle though..

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on March 21, 2011
at 09:09 PM

I have the weirdest corn intolerance on earth..I can't eat regular corn products(chips,meals,corn on the cob,tortillas,corn syrups) without developing an itchy rash and getting dizzy/tired,but popcorn doesn't really bother me.I'll feel a little ick the next day,but no rashes or anything like that.Milk and yogurt bother me,but cheese and butter are fine.Brown rice,chia,gluten,MSG, all nuts except pecans and flax seeds are also not my friends.

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on March 21, 2011
at 08:05 PM

Not weird, but I also have a shellfish allergy. I vomit, get lightheaded and get super itchy if I even touch a plate that shrimp has been on. It's kind of a cruel joke since I live in a Maine coastal community where lobster, shrimp, crab, etc. is plentiful, fresh and oftentimes super cheap or free with the right connections. I'm holding out hope that someday I'll be able to eat those things, though. An encouraging sign happened recently when I, after strongly craving to the point of dreaming about clams, tried a bite of clam chowder and had no negative reaction. Further experimentation has shown that I am no longer sensitive to molluscs (I was previously). Hopefully crustaceans will follow.

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on June 05, 2011
at 06:01 PM

oysters have fast become my new favorite thing! this summer i have decided to get up the courage to attempt eating lobster again (probably with an epi-pen handy just in case)--wish me luck.

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on June 05, 2011
at 03:43 AM

Yay, oysters! That sucks about the shellfish. I'm with Tartare, that would really reeallly suck.

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on March 21, 2011
at 06:30 PM

THis not really an answer.... How do you know if it is an allergy or just "I ate too fast"? I mean when I eat any veggies (raw or cooked) -- I bloat up. Not sure if it is the fiber, carbs or allergy--or just eating way too fast?

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on March 21, 2011
at 06:07 PM

Onions (the fresher, the worse- I can handle a little bit of cooked onions). MSG. Too-aged cheese, red wine, chocolate. Anything with the word "autolyzed" in it. Any "_ protein isolate". Artificial sweeteners (splenda is ok by itself, but usually it's paired with something that isn't). I also get GERD symptoms with grainfed liquid/fresh dairy (milk, cream, soft cheeses), and I'm beginning to think the same with grainfed pig/pork products. gluten/dairy apparently makes my digestive tract unhappy, but in the scheme of things- easily deal-with-able.)

I get migraines, mostly, but also GERD symptoms (closing throat, throwing up, etc), eczema, other skin issues. There have been days/weeks/years where it's literally easier (and by easier I mean "apparently the only possible path") for me to avoid "real food" and survive on mountain dew and other things that are basically straight sugar- which has led to me being about 150# overweight.

Fe33d1321dad116f6fedd60266d0498b

on March 21, 2011
at 06:08 PM

Oh, and also shellfish & fish. Unpredictable allergy symptoms.

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on June 04, 2011
at 09:12 PM

shellfish allergy would break my heart in two.

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on June 04, 2011
at 09:12 PM

im sorry ...

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on March 21, 2011
at 06:04 PM

Alliums (onions, garlic, leek, chives, shallots, etc.) = stomach pain, migraine and foggy head.

Probiotics seem to help and this has finally been getting better after plaguing me for almost a decade.

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on March 21, 2011
at 04:49 PM

crabs legs and sometimes peel and eat shrimp make my hands and arms itch and swell as I eat them.

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on March 21, 2011
at 02:51 PM

The two times in my life I have eaten shrimp I threw up and got itchy and swollen. I have never had any other shellfish like lobster :( boo hoo.

Since I didn't get the breathing or throat issues, I have been thinking about trying shrimp again after a few years of being gluten-free. But I think I will give it a few more years before I self-experiment.

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on March 21, 2011
at 02:19 PM

None that are weird, no. I'm apparently sensitive to casein; I quit consuming dairy over a week ago, and my chronic congestion/dry throat is getting better every day. I can also tell the minute I've eaten anything with MSG - raging headaches, often accompanied by light-headedness, depending on the amount I've consumed. Too much aspartame will also give me headaches.

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on March 21, 2011
at 01:42 PM

I can handle any dairy except yogurt. Yogurt twists my stomach up and makes me feel like I could throw up at any moment.

I used to mix yogurt in with tuna (in place of mayo); it didn't bother me when it was mixed with something.

I haven't had yogurt for a couple years, so I don't know if paleo has "cured" this phenomenon (been paleo for 6 months).

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(211)

on June 05, 2011
at 03:38 PM

Chris Kressser talks about eating yogurt/kefir that has been fermented for at least 24 hours, and grass-fed, of course.

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Fe6e37f8d4c49de1ecbc926c8900cd54

on March 21, 2011
at 01:08 PM

Bananas, if they're not ripe. My tongue/mouth/throat get itchy, and my tongue feels very thick... Ripe bananas have never given me this problem. Odd.

Also? Pre-paleo, I had this very selective allergy to dairy products. Parlor ice cream (e.g., Coldstone) and any milk--but not cheese, butter, yogurt or store-bought ice cream--triggered mild anaphylaxis. Well, I say mild, but the last time I tempted fate, I had a pretty severe reaction--thought I might be headed to the hospital for a minute or so...

Anybody know what the actual trigger is for this? It's the parlor vs. store-bought ice cream that really puzzles me.

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on March 21, 2011
at 07:28 AM

Almonds and cinnamon were my first food allergies - and the only ones that persist after changing to a paleo style of eating. And for ever: no gluten, no whey/milk protein for me...

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on March 21, 2011
at 04:35 AM

I'm allergic to exercise.

Seriously! It's called exercise-induced urticaria. Hey, at least I have an excuse to bum around, right? ;)

As far as food intolerances go, I have trouble eating raw carrots and apples. I don't know if it's an intolerance or what, but whenever I do, my throat and stomach get icy cold and I get symptoms of "false hunger," wherein I feel like I'm starving even though I just ate.

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on March 21, 2011
at 04:20 PM

Cooking them takes away the tingly/icy effect for me, too. I wonder what causes it? Enzymes in raw food, maybe?

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on March 21, 2011
at 02:15 PM

My husband also has a problem with raw apples and almonds - his throat will start to close up if he eats more than a nibble. Oddly enough, cooked versions don't seem to bother him at all.

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on June 05, 2011
at 03:35 PM

Sugar can ramp up appetite

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on February 14, 2012
at 06:41 PM

Meeps, I think winter squash do it to me, too, which is a shame because they taste so yummy. D: I'm starting to wonder if it's acid reflux, related to a food intolerance of some sort?

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on February 14, 2012
at 01:36 AM

Wow. I've never heard anyone talk about false hunger before. That happened to me after I ate a bunch of spaghetti squash with sauce and meat. I was STARVING (after eating) and I'd just eaten this big ole bowl of food. It was kind of awful and is part of the reason I am now scared of spaghetti squash and avoid tomato sauce. Among other reasons.

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on March 21, 2011
at 01:19 AM

I don't think it is too weird ... but cottonseed oil and corn oil now make me physically sick. Planter's nuts ... I ate them when I had no other options ... not a good idea. :(

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on March 21, 2011
at 01:01 AM

Grainfed dairy will give me acne and my allergies will return. Pasteurized is fine as long as it's grassfed. Too many nuts give my acne too.

If I avoid these foods, my skin stays clear and I'm happy. I can tolerate pretty much anything, even gluten (although I've done a very limited amount of experimentation with this).

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on June 04, 2011
at 11:14 PM

When I eat dark chocolate, the tips of my right hand ring finger and thumb itch. Not the left hand, just the right one. Also, the very font of my mouth itches slightly. How's that? Had that weird reaction to dark chocolate since I was a kid.

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on June 04, 2011
at 09:10 PM

ginger makes my skin red. i eat small amounts now and again if i eat out and its a spice in the food, but any significant amount and i get red face and sometimes blotchy redness. too bad too cause i love ginger.

also walnuts give me cold sores. i used to eat lots of them, but i put two and two together...

i haven't had a cold sore in along time though, so i wonder if that has changed... meh. i can eat pecans so who cares?

mango has made my mouth feel a bit itchy before. alsoi have an intense dislike of bananas though oddly enough i love plantains (but thats neither here nor there) though i do hear people allergic to bananas are also allergic to latex, and i have been sensitive to latex before, so who knows. But I am generally very anti-banana. :)

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