I have found that in order for me to stick with paleo at this time.. I need to include salsa and some raw cheese, full fat sour cream and cream. I do plan on eventually removing these foods but for now I need to be honest with myself. The change was too extreme to stick to without adding these small things.
Anyway, I had a wrist injury a few weeks back. Not sure what the deal is but it flares up every once and awhile. I have noticed that after eating tomatoes I can feel it get irritated. Not painful just "irritated". I have started to take fish oil along with any meal that includes tomato or other nightshades (spicy peppers- I hate sweet). It seems to completely take away this effect.
My question is- do you think the two are related or is it just the placebo effect. Also if it takes away the inflammation to the point where i cannot feel it does that mean all the negative effects of eating tomatoes have been neutralized? Or should I really consider cutting them period. I know I have some Native American ancestry which included tomatoes in their diet. It is only the injured wrist that flares- no healthy body parts feel funny after eating them.
I am not trying to justify eating them- if they are bad I will cut them out when able. But I am curious about the fish oil potentially canceling out the negative effects.
asked byancestral_stars (1600)
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on September 16, 2011
at 05:15 AM
I'm inclined to say placebo effect. I think that it's entirely within the realm of possibility that your wrist is still healing (since you mentioned that the injury is only a few weeks old) which accounts for the "irritation". Sometimes injuries just twinge for a long time. Especially if you don't have other symptoms like aching/swollen joints which might suggest a nightshade sensitivity. Nightshades aren't inflammatory or harmful for most people, and it doesn't sound like you're reacting to them to me. So don't worry about negative effects feel like you're going to have to work on getting nightshades out of your diet later because of this one thing. There's nothing "bad" about eating tomatoes (or peppers or whatever) for most people.