View Full Version : Nut combo's causing vomiting????
01-29-2005, 12:26 PM
Boy...I had a really rough night last night. We had our raw friend over for dinner and I had made Alissa's easy pizza crust, cheddar cheese, and marinara sauce...and put veggies on top. I had 2 slices and a side salad. I began to feel nauseated awhile later...so I took some charcoal and went to bed. My body woke up at 1 am....so sick to my stomach. I ended having propelling vomiting and diarrhea...almost like it was food poisoning!!! Ugh...it was miserable. This am...I feel a residual affect, kinda queasy..but no vomiting. So I am going to fast for the rest of the day probably.
I have pretty much been staying away from nuts (outside of almond milk) due to wanting to loose weight since going 100% raw. So this was my first meal with a lot of nut combo's in it...and dehydrated.
Oh...and my dh and friend were ok...no vomiting for them...so it wasn't traditional food poisoning.
Have any of you had an experience like this??
I'm beginning to wonder about my gallbladder and liver..unable to process heavy fats/oils well. I know raw food will heal this eventually tho...so I have peace about it.
Gotta admit...kinda bummed. I took the time and made Alissa's calzone, it's in my dehydrator now. Yesterday...the smell was just divine to me...today...the smell makes me want to hurl. But now I'm afraid to eat it..I can't stand being sick to my stomach. (p.s. this is a rare thing for me...I usually only get queasy with food on occasion, vomiting only occurs like 1x every year or 2)
Just wondering if anyone else has felt like this???
Thanks for responding!!!
01-29-2005, 06:49 PM
Mishka, I'm so sorry that happened to you. I've never heard of something like that before. Perhaps it WAS the combination of nuts as you suggested but were there other ingredients you used for the first time? Perhaps it's a sensitivity or allergy to something else?
01-29-2005, 07:30 PM
How are you feeling now. Based on what you have been eating, that combo may have just been too heavy, and caused the strong reaction. I have had that situation recently and I couldn't even stand the smell of thing, I would just vomit, and when there was no food inside, I had dry heaves. It is better, my frist few days, I just ate oranges - couldn't do the juice at all, but the whole fruit, I graduated to a raw fruit bowl and some veggie juices, and that is where I am now.
I can't say I've felt sick yet. I've been mixing all kinds of raw foods together.
I hope it doesn't happen again. It might be a part of detoxing for you.
01-29-2005, 07:53 PM
Here's something you don't want to read.
You are more likely to get food bourne illness at home than in a restaurant.
That is a fact.
Maybe you had a touch of a virus.
Who knows, but I wish you the best.
01-29-2005, 08:07 PM
While not exactly like your experience, I had a similar upset today. I had my first batch of onion crackers (my first dehydrated food) and this evening I was feeling upset to my stomach. I ate about a third of the crackers and was snacking on dehydrating bananas, too. So, either it was the combo of onions and bananas (eeuw) or the heavy onions (which don't normally bother me) or the dehydrated part (which was my first.) I drank lots of extra water today since I was eating dehydrated.
So, no answers for you, but perhaps a clue. :confused:
01-29-2005, 09:40 PM
i have had this happen twice when i ate too many nuts. nuts also make my fibro symptoms flare up. i can only have a very small amount of them at a time. i seem to tolerate sunflower seeds and almonds the best. cashews make me extremely ill everytime i eat them.
01-29-2005, 09:51 PM
The first time I had the onion bread and I had something else that day too...thinking it was a nut "meat".
Anyway, I didn't actually vomit, but I had waves of feelings in my stomach that felt like food poisoning. I administered and enema and rested and the next day felt better.
But I don't blame the crackers because I've been eating them since and have not experienced that again. So, I'm not exactly sure what causes this, but I just wanted to share that I have experienced it as well.
Hoping you feel better soon!
01-30-2005, 08:02 AM
i've had this happen to me, after a few months into 100% raw...i figured it was these brazil nuts i had added to a raw soup. see, i suspect that this batch of nuts that i bought was actually slightly cooked from the shop to keep it "fresh". so i think my episode was mainly a case of bad nuts resulting in indigestion over a period of 24 hours culminating in vomiting and shitting my whole system out...boy, i've never experienced anyting like that before, once everything was out of me i felt better but completely drained and exhausted. it took me a couple of weeks to fully recover, and since then i've petty avoided nuts and gone with the 8 -1 -1 simplicity of douglas graham. i never want to go through that nutty experience, ever again! Plus i realised by that reaction how much the raw digestive system really enjoys simple food combination and preparation, and so i now lean towards mono-meals and non-preparatory meals. let this be a cautionary tale...
01-30-2005, 03:04 PM
Thank you all for responding, and for your concern. I am feeling 100% better today...like it never happened. Thank you God!!!
I am beginning to wonder more about the nut allergy possiblity...and considering just too many foods combined with nuts esp. dehydrated foods...is just too much for my system. Isn't it funny how "going raw" opens up a whole new world with foods. I've never had much sensitivity to food before. It's strange. I guess once we start putting good stuff (raw) foods in our diet...the body begins to TALK...much more LOUDLY :eek:
Who is Douglas Graham? I keep hearing his name pop up on this forum...
01-31-2005, 02:34 AM
Here's his website:
And, also, he hosts the raw food forum at vegsource.com:
By the way, I've had a stomach ache each time I've eaten the alfredo sauce in the last two days. I've never eaten so many nuts as are in that recipe, so I'm thinking, for me also, it's the nuts. I've been rather leery of eating such a large amount of them as are in the 4 week menu in Alissa's book. I'm definitely going to stay raw and continue on with the rest of the 30 days, but I'm also listening to my body and it's saying ... reduce the nuts! I'm so sorry that you got as sick as you did, and I'm glad you're feeling better now that your system cleaned itself out.
01-31-2005, 08:25 PM
Thanks so much RawTruth...I am going to go check those sites out!
Yes, me too...with the raw Fett. Alfredo...tasted good...hurt my stomach. Just queasy tho. So I have stayed away from that one for awhile!
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