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Commented on October 31, 2013
Created October 31, 2013 at 7:02 PM

I recently just moved from Indonesia to Italy. I've been here for about a month now and I've recently started feeling absolutely terrible. For the first time my period was late and I've been having headaches for three days non stop (again, never before) that feel a lot like pressure building up in my head. And don't get me started on the SUGAR cravings that have hit again. They're cheap this time of the year so I've been stuffing my face with oranges. It's borderline depressing.

Any idea what could be causing this? My move was very smooth and emotionally I've had no stress. Except for this one day where I ate fish and got a full blown allergy reaction like never before. Since that event I've kept away from seafood which I had been eating pretty much daily when I was in Indonesia. I think that has something to do with my current state but I can't seem to imagine what nutrient I've been low on since I've stopped eating fish. The sudden change in Omega 3 intake? I've been on 3 week vacations with no seafood in sight without these symptoms.

So I'm very lost.. I'm wondering if anyone has experienced/gone through anything similar?

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on October 31, 2013
at 11:39 PM

The black pepper for sure is inflammatory, IME more so than grains. You can google "black pepper toxicity" to get an idea. I wonder which fruits are in season in Italy right now. Grapes for sure, apples and pears, persimmons, do you know whether oranges are wrong for you? I once had a two years period during which I could not touch an orange without heaving. It then went away on its own. For vegetables that can make you feel better, I suggest radicchio and or cardoon, both mildly bitter vegetables that stimulate your metabolism. They are plentiful there this time of the year.

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on October 31, 2013
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Naturally I don't cook with seed oils. Luckily for me I found an import store which sells pure coconut oil for cheap so I've been using mostly that and butter to cook with, olive oil to drizzle on salads or stir-fried vegetables. I don't drink so wine didn't do it. But cured meat is inflammatory?

I've just made a large pot of vegetable soup because I also suspected it might be something similar. Now that I think of it, since my move my plant intake has switched from mostly vegetables to fruit.. Still, I doubt that's what had such an impact.

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on October 31, 2013
at 07:53 PM

Welcome to the country. But on those issues you should consult with a doctor. It really may be a great deal of things.

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on October 31, 2013
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I find the Mediterranean diet quite inflammatory. Lots of wheat products first and foremost, then wine, lots of cured meat with large amounts of black pepper, small amounts of fresh meat and fish, and very little root crops. Little of other hearty vegetables, such as cabbage. Olive oil is a good fat but not the best, most definitely not as good as coconut, and some of the foods there (such as fava beans) allergenic. I trust that you are not cooking with seed oils...

56c28e3654d4dd8a8abdb2c1f525202e

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on October 31, 2013
at 11:39 PM

The black pepper for sure is inflammatory, IME more so than grains. You can google "black pepper toxicity" to get an idea. I wonder which fruits are in season in Italy right now. Grapes for sure, apples and pears, persimmons, do you know whether oranges are wrong for you? I once had a two years period during which I could not touch an orange without heaving. It then went away on its own. For vegetables that can make you feel better, I suggest radicchio and or cardoon, both mildly bitter vegetables that stimulate your metabolism. They are plentiful there this time of the year.

C869271e1563c0c3cf4b27448b3acbc4

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on October 31, 2013
at 11:15 PM

Naturally I don't cook with seed oils. Luckily for me I found an import store which sells pure coconut oil for cheap so I've been using mostly that and butter to cook with, olive oil to drizzle on salads or stir-fried vegetables. I don't drink so wine didn't do it. But cured meat is inflammatory?

I've just made a large pot of vegetable soup because I also suspected it might be something similar. Now that I think of it, since my move my plant intake has switched from mostly vegetables to fruit.. Still, I doubt that's what had such an impact.

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