So I'm unsure if this chemical is what I've been responding to but many of the foods that bother me greatly (almonds, tomatoes etc) tend to fall into "high saliclyates". I thought all this time that I had an issue with nuts but Cashews don't seem to bother me at all.
Now I know that Olive Oil is one of the better oils to use but is it true that its very high in salicylates? I plan on cutting out but I'm unsure of what to substitute. I believe I react badly to coconut oil so that's not an option. I plan on buying some better butter today, what should I look for, grass fed?
Thanks for any help, finding out this chemical causes issues is hopefully a lead in my paleo quest which though helpful has opened up pandora's box.
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on March 17, 2013
at 06:52 AM
I realise this is five months old, but I'll answer anyway.....
Yes, olive oil is very high in salicylates, the best, most up to date info is available and published by Sydney's Royal Prince Alfred Hospital's allergy unit.
Dr Anne Swain's original thesis is here http://www.sswahs.nsw.gov.au/rpa/allergy/research/students/1988/AnneSwainPhDThesis.pdf
Raw Cashews are extremely low in sals, roasted are high. Most all other nuts are high.
As you've found, coconut is high, you are better substituting Ghee or rice bran oil for other oils or avocado, etc.