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Fish Allergies and doing Paleo.

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 24, 2013 at 1:48 AM

I am allergic to most fish and seafood in general. My body cannot handle any animal that generally lives in the sea. It is very severe I almost died a few times. My question is what foods do I need to focus on to get the same nutrients that the Seafood provides? I am going to be severely deficient ?

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on April 18, 2013
at 08:26 PM

Yea, grassfed beef , maybe o3 eggs and a source of iodine/selenium.

94480caec9fbbaacc386d86a45efa720

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on April 18, 2013
at 07:21 PM

Free range *duck and goose* eggs will have a better 3 to 6 ratio if you can find them.

94480caec9fbbaacc386d86a45efa720

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on April 18, 2013
at 07:17 PM

Why not iodine? I have an iodine issue but I'm also aware of its importance in the diet and it is very easy to not get enough on a paleo diet that doesn't include fish. Dairy can be a good source of iodine but it's not really paleo. Any women on paleo should be mindful of their iodine intake, imho, because deficiency is a particular risk factor for breast cancer. I wish I had read Lindeberg's book in my early paleo days.

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on January 24, 2013
at 04:00 AM

I'm allergic to all fish and seafood so fish oil, fish sauce, etc. All cause allergic reactions. I get my omega -3 from flaxseed oil. Not the best source, as I understand it, but the best option for me. Other than grass fed beef, of course.

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on January 24, 2013
at 03:21 AM

I'm the same; the answer I get tends to be "eat more beef"

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on January 24, 2013
at 03:20 AM

I'm the same as Phzeek and fish oil absolutely causes a reaction.

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on January 24, 2013
at 02:49 AM

Wouldn't the fish oil capsules cause a reaction as well?

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Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on January 24, 2013
at 01:52 AM

If you're allergic to sardines, salmon, oysters, shellfish and crustaceons and sea vegetables like kelp/seawees then you could supplement with DHA fish oil capsules and a multivitamin that has selenium/iodine, and a bunch of the other trace minerals in seafood to cover your bases.

19ff515e8ec02d95e8f2cf68c3ec1373

(1207)

on January 24, 2013
at 03:20 AM

I'm the same as Phzeek and fish oil absolutely causes a reaction.

5f678ffff153bfc8a17ac1ee438c054f

(1405)

on January 24, 2013
at 02:49 AM

Wouldn't the fish oil capsules cause a reaction as well?

197651282ddd8d675b974ee811d2269e

(1836)

on January 24, 2013
at 04:00 AM

I'm allergic to all fish and seafood so fish oil, fish sauce, etc. All cause allergic reactions. I get my omega -3 from flaxseed oil. Not the best source, as I understand it, but the best option for me. Other than grass fed beef, of course.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10979)

on April 18, 2013
at 08:26 PM

Yea, grassfed beef , maybe o3 eggs and a source of iodine/selenium.

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on April 18, 2013
at 06:41 PM

Phzeek, I'm in the same situation you are. Like one of the commenters above, I use flaxseed oil daily. Another source of omega-3's you should consider are pastured eggs. The factory-farmed ones don't have nearly as much omega-3 goodness available.

94480caec9fbbaacc386d86a45efa720

(1007)

on April 18, 2013
at 07:21 PM

Free range *duck and goose* eggs will have a better 3 to 6 ratio if you can find them.

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on March 21, 2013
at 06:27 AM

I have the same allergies and eat Paleo. DO NOT substitute fish oil caps or iodine! If your allergy is true like mine, these can land you in serious trouble! I speak from experience. I make sure to eat lots of varieties of chicken, pork, beef, bison etc. Add in loads of veggies, especially dark leafy greens and good quality fats from avocado and olives etc. You will be just fine! Good Luck!!!

94480caec9fbbaacc386d86a45efa720

(1007)

on April 18, 2013
at 07:17 PM

Why not iodine? I have an iodine issue but I'm also aware of its importance in the diet and it is very easy to not get enough on a paleo diet that doesn't include fish. Dairy can be a good source of iodine but it's not really paleo. Any women on paleo should be mindful of their iodine intake, imho, because deficiency is a particular risk factor for breast cancer. I wish I had read Lindeberg's book in my early paleo days.

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