View Full Version : Allergies - raw versus cooked
10-13-2007, 10:04 PM
I was just wondering if anyone had noticed a difference in allergies between raw and cooked foods. In particular, I was wondering about corn. I react badly to corn, and yet I don't think I've ever eaten it raw (only cooked, canned, pickled, roasted, etc.). Corn is known for growing mold, and I wonder if it's not so much the corn itself as the molds that I'm allergic to.
I was wondering if anyone had the experience of being able to tolerate a food raw when you can't tolerate it cooked. (I would experiment for myself, but my health is not at a place where I feel comfortable doing that!)
10-17-2007, 06:30 PM
I know this isn't what you asked but wanted to share since it's about alergies!
If you suffer from allergies to things like rag weed or tree pollen and eat raw vegetables or fruit you can be susceptible to severe allergy attacks if you eat certain raw fruit or vegetables.
But if you stay away from these foods if you are succeptable, i'm sure raw will help your immune system so that you will eventually be able to eat these foods again! :D
10-18-2007, 02:40 PM
Thank you RawVeganMom!!!
That explains this crap in my throat the last couple weeks. Driving me crazy!
That wikipedia article is quite helpful.
10-18-2007, 06:34 PM
As for corn, were you eating organic? Most corn now is GMO so maybe that's why you were reacting? I react to corn as well so I've never tried it raw...I'm a little nervous too! If you'd like to try it, I'd suggest you let your body detox and heal a bit first before introducing irritants that it was reacting to. Then I'd add in a small bit of raw organic corn once to see what happens.
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