View Full Version : Can you loose your alergys?
05-24-2006, 10:09 AM
I haven't been able to eat avocados for years , I am not sure which I am, allergic or intolerant, but every time I used to eat them I would get violent cramps in my stomach and throw up like mad, recently Ive been toying with the idea of giving them another try as I've not had them for over three years and Ive been raw for about 8 months or so, being raw has healed up many things for me although I am and always will be a celiac ( so the doctor says)
so I thought maybe being raw has helped me over come the allergy to avocados, so many of the recipes are made with them that it would be brilliant if I could eat them again.
05-24-2006, 11:21 AM
Some people can lose allergies, raw diet or not. There is one school of thought that if you are prone to allergies, then you'll develop allergies to those foods you eat the most of. That being said, if I were *that* allergic to something I would avoid it at all costs. I am *that* allergic to eggs. So I make certain never to eat anything that might have even had contact with an egg! And I check all cosmetics to make sure they do not contain egg. I do not want to be sick like that ever again!
05-24-2006, 11:24 AM
My husband used to be "allergic" to strawberries (and cats) but after cleaning up his diet from the SAD, he can now eat strawberries (and be around cats)! :)
My daughter used to be "allergic" to citrus fruit and nuts...same scenario.
Start off slow and with a VERY small amount and see how it treats you.
05-24-2006, 11:40 AM
I used to be "allergic" to pinapple, oranges, and strawberries by breaking out in hives on my face and lips as well as swelling of my tounge and throat. After going raw I tried them again and I can eat as much as I want now without any adverse reaction. I am still intolerant of avocado, dried fruit, and bananas if I have too many.
05-24-2006, 12:18 PM
My dh used to be highly allergic to tomatoes and used to get terrible rashes and itchy spots, making life really difficult.
After two years, no more allergy, just went away - he can now eat tomatoes in large quantities - and he's living on a SAD. I try to feed him healthy though with salads, homemade food to take to the office and whole wheat or spelt bread.
05-24-2006, 02:57 PM
yes :) .......
05-24-2006, 03:16 PM
What about hay fever, dust, mold and dander allergies? These are so awful for me this time of year- I have only been 100% for a short time....maybe next year? I would be soooooooo......happy!
05-24-2006, 03:19 PM
I used to be allergic to watermelon, potatoes, corn, eggs, tomatoes, mushrooms, yeast, grass, cats, dogs, pollen, mold, chemicals, and well the list goes on. I was allergic to everything that they test for and more. I did raw 10 days 2 and 1/2 years ago and by day 6 my allergies were gone except for chemicals. I tried eggs and other stuff I had been allergic to after I quit 100% raw and I didn't have a problem with them either. I still cannot tolerate alot of chemicals, but I noticed when the bug man came into spray our office the other day, for the first time it didn't seem to bother me. I would use caution, have a phone and medicine near by in case of emergency. If you feel weary of it, don't do it.
05-24-2006, 05:00 PM
I'm celiac too as is my mom. Food allergies go hand in hand with celiac. My mom is allergic to bell peppers, watermelon, and corn and she was allergic to celery and spinach. She avoided all thses things for like a year and now she can have celery and spinach, but she can't have bell peppers and she hasn't tried watermelon. I think that eventually as you build your immune system up, you should be able to overcome the allergies.
05-24-2006, 05:04 PM
try little pieces at a time. that's how doctors treat peanut allergies, they give small amount of peanuts to people allergic to them until they grow out of it. all this under supervision of course!
05-25-2006, 02:46 AM
thank you so much for all that info, I am amazed to see that so many people have food allergies to so many things, and many are heaps worse than mine, I am not sure how I became allergic to avocados,but know I ate them a fair bit once as they were my all time fav food, I just bought one last night, I still haven't been game to try it, but I am thinking I will give it ago this weekend and see what happens, I worry that because I'm expecting to be sick I will, either way It would be good after all these years to know,
my little boy has several food in-tolerances and after what Ive read here I'm thinking he may grow out of them as well, we shall see, thanks to you all :)
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