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Why this reaction to nuts?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 19, 2011 at 7:16 PM

Background. Over the last 20 years or so I have eaten no nuts, food was scrutinized for nuts if it came into our house etc. My eldest child was at risk of anaphylaxis to nuts, just handling them could lead to a potentially lethal reaction. From touching a nut to death in less than 15 minutes. She carried hypodermics everywhere in a backback in case of a reaction.

Now she has left home and gone flatting. We have nuts in the house again, in a special drawer so there is no risk of cross contamination.

This means I have not eaten many nuts for a considerable period of time.

Yesterday I had a small handful of macadamia nuts, and very nice they were too. I started with heartburn about 4 hours later, and by bedtime I had full on GERD. I found it hard to sleep, and ended up getting up at 4am as things were so uncomfortable.

This morning I have a squiffy tummy and i don't feel so great. This is the second time this has happened.

Any ideas about what is going on?

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on May 20, 2011
at 07:37 PM

Macademias are about 90% fat, mostly monounsaturated. You might get the same reaction doing a shot of olive oil if your gall bladder is not up to the task. If you normally eat quite a bit of fat without problems, then that is probably not the issue.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on May 20, 2011
at 07:29 PM

I thought they were mostly monounsaturated, which is why the lipophobes like them.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on May 20, 2011
at 07:28 PM

Because nuts are nuts!

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on May 19, 2011
at 08:35 PM

I just had to say I like the term "Squiffy". I get this with cashews. I LOVE them but they just don't love me back.

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on May 19, 2011
at 08:10 PM

Nuts aren't soaked or sprouted? But what if you soak or sprout them? Also how do you know nuts want to be crapped out whole? I read for example that rodents and shit gather brazil nuts and bury them and end up eating some but leaving others. Sounds like a good trade to me, bro. The rodents get some food; the tree gets some of its seeds planted.

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on May 19, 2011
at 07:39 PM

lol, nice, especially #5

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05055dcbf12c81f1cce777ec365870af

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on May 19, 2011
at 07:23 PM

nuts are not actually good for you.

1) they are not soaked, or sprouted

2) they contain lectins and other antinutrients

3) nuts want to be crapped out whole in order to propogate.

4) in the wilderness a person wouldnt be able to eat a lot of nuts, and if they did, like the native americans and their acorns, it would take extensive processing to render them safe and edible.

5) there are more reasons but im bored.

6f2c00fcbf48c69f0ea212239b3e1178

on May 19, 2011
at 08:10 PM

Nuts aren't soaked or sprouted? But what if you soak or sprout them? Also how do you know nuts want to be crapped out whole? I read for example that rodents and shit gather brazil nuts and bury them and end up eating some but leaving others. Sounds like a good trade to me, bro. The rodents get some food; the tree gets some of its seeds planted.

64433a05384cd9717c1aa6bf7e98b661

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on May 19, 2011
at 07:39 PM

lol, nice, especially #5

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on May 20, 2011
at 07:28 PM

Because nuts are nuts!

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on May 19, 2011
at 10:44 PM

Thanks for the great answers and help everyone!

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on May 19, 2011
at 07:29 PM

Macs have a great amount of saturated fat...which is good...except you may not have the correct enzymes and acids in your gut to utilize the fat.

Do you get the same reaction if you take 2-3 tablespoons of coconut oil...also a highly saturated fat?

Gerd is a result of not having enough stomach acid to digest food intake. Perhaps the acids you have don't handle this "new" food. Some folks get rid of GERD by taking Betaine HCL for a while to get enough acids in the gut. Others will take 2-3 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in 8 oz of water 2x a day for a while to make the digestive system more acid.

Anyway it will pass once your body knows what to do with the macs. I love macs...except for the 12 a pound price tag...but I did see someone post that amazon has a brand at about 8 a pound.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on May 20, 2011
at 07:29 PM

I thought they were mostly monounsaturated, which is why the lipophobes like them.

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