I see so much controversy over it. I tried to do some quick research and answer my own question but figured some knowledgable paleohackers could provide a synthesis of the pros and cons, the goods and bads, the silly and sound arguments, and... (more)
I find some are ok (tomato) and others seem to cause issues (eggplant, bellpeppers). It's an individual response. Test yourself with an elimination and reintroduction, and see how it works. Typically they seem to agravate joint issues.
Do nightshades create problems in generally healthy people? My family is in good health and have no auto-immune issues and I have noticed we tend to eat lot of nightshades, I always add paprika to my curries, we have tomatoes, bell peppers... (more)
Paleo 60 days... Doing great. Still working on some digestive issues (lifetime issues with gas, bloating and constipation)so digging for more info. Uncover the discussions on fodmaps (what, no avocado??) and night shades (what, no tomatoes?)...... (more)
It is already known that nightshades contain potent toxins such as glycoalkaloids (solanine, capsaicin, etc.). However, these toxins for most people are relatively benign, and with proper preparation, can be part of a healthy Paleo diet when... (more)
Nightshades don't seem to bother me at all. I eat tomatoes and tomato sauce almost daily. I've been experimenting with eggplant sauteed in coconut oil and mixed into my staple food of vegetable meatloaf. It has this mushy texture that vaguely... (more)
I've realized that I may be sensitive to nightshades. I've also realized that vodka is often made from potatoes. I know that wheat based hard alcohols are usually ok (as far as alcohols go), even for celiacs. The gluten is distilled out. Is the... (more)
So, a few deys ago I read an answer to a question which stated that garlic is a nightshade. I would have posted this question there but couldn't find the topic anymore. I was told it isn't. So, is garlic a nightshade? Also, links to the latest on... (more)
I know the only way to get to the bottom of this for me is to construct food elimination experiments and isolate variables, and only introduce one thing at a time, but if anyone has any thoughts on my situation, I'd be eternally grateful: I have... (more)
I know the simplest thing would be to only eat the beef patties, and I know the bun & cheese are bad for a trillion different reasons, but I'm doing a nightshade elimination trial so please look at these ingredients and let me know if you spot... (more)
(Other than potatoes). I get that nightshades evolved separately from humans due to being native to the Americas, and therefore weren't literally in the original human diet, but is that the only thing? I'm a newb in terms of the biochemistry. What... (more)
I keep reading that nightshades are bad, and not " true paleo." apparently the lectins in foods like tomatoes can cause inflammation and acne. Thoughts?
So I know this lady. I just learned that her hands shake after working out. It does not matter what she does either. Yoga, cardio, weights... anything. Do you have any idea what may be causing this? I thought about a possible sensitivity to... (more)
Aside from a mild gluten and lactose intolerance, I've never had any food allergies. I just visited my husband in NC and after eating salad, the inside of my mouth swelled - we're talking just-had-major-dental-work sized swelling complete with a... (more)
I know potatoes and sweet potatoes are in different families. However, tubers are tubers. Both are root veggies and grow in the ground. From what I understand, it's the anti-predation chemicals, particularly in the skin which can be toxic,... (more)
I have a history of Celiac and Hoshimotos hypothyroidism and was starting to get symptoms of Sjogren's syndrome so I started the Paleo diet about 6 months ago to try to heal my leaky gut. The Sjogren's symptoms are gone, headaches and fatigue are... (more)
What are your favourite vegetables that you can eat everyday? Can you list some good non-nightshade ones? How do you eat them, cooked or raw? If cooked, how is it cooked? Boiled, steamed, sauted, fried, baked lol?
I have to say beets (Dwight Schrute would love me). Both the root and the greens. I love them roasted, but nothing beats (har har) a salad of beet greens with pickled beets on top.
Hi I suffer from Hidradenitis Suppurativa and currently live gluten free. I came across this the other day: http://robbwolf.com/2012/04/09/putting-hidradenitis-suppurativa-remission-paleo/ There is a bit about nightshades in it. Since I have... (more)
I've been following the Robb Wolf paleo autoimmune protocol (no eggs, dairy and nightshades) and had some success with inflammation issues. When paleo folks talk about nightshades they mostly mention potatoes, tomatoes and peppers however after... (more)
So ever since adopting a paleo template of eating (I gladly incorporate my dark chocolate and even the occasional local grass fed ice cream without stressing it), I have been reaping the benefits (it's been almost 6 months). However, one issue... (more)
I agree with reintroducing each food individually to see which causes a reaction, but I would advise waiting longer to get more accurate information. If you wait about three weeks, then take a full three days to introduce each food(eating quite a... (more)
I know potatoes are nightshades and people generally recommend to avoid them if you have an autoimmune condition. I am not officially diagnosed with any autoimmune conditions but I do have rosacea, which might be caused by autoimmunity. I have... (more)
--Edit-- Thank you for your answers, everybody. From what I've heard and read, paleo people seem most interested in the following issues: sports injuries, pain from autoimmune disease, nightshades, inflammation, and posture. I started off my... (more)
If someone is allergic to traditional nightshades such as bell peppers and tomatoes should they also stay away from Ashwagandha? I really like Robb Wolf's write up on his current recovery and training and planned to follow it myself as I have... (more)
I am in the process of healing my leaky gut and need to avoid all nightshades, including spices (red pepper, cayenne pepper, and paprika). All nightshades cause joint pain. I hope some day to resume eating them, but in the meantime I sure do miss... (more)