View Full Version : Anyone raw and NOT eating any nuts?
08-04-2008, 06:48 AM
I am thinking I may have developed a sensitivity to nuts. I don't eat alot of nuts, but I have found that lately I am having allergy symptoms that are progressively getting worse after eating them...sometimes even into the next day! :eek:
I used to have seasonal allergies, but since cutting out foods I was reacting to and then adopting a raw lifestyle, they have pretty much disappeared. However, this morning I am stuffed up to my brain, itchy eyes, itchy nose...and I had some raw carmella bar last night. My guess is I need to avoid nuts for a while. Anybody else just not eat nuts? How do you feel?
08-04-2008, 07:23 AM
Well, this may or may not be helpful. Nuts make me tired immediately after eating them, even if they are soaked and sprouted. I do eat them occasionally but not daily. I stick to hemp and sunflower seeds when I feel a need. But according to Dr Graham's 80/10/10 we get so much fats in our diet already we really don't need the nuts. Actually according to that book, raw foodists often eat several times more fats than sad eaters and I believe it...all the nut heavy recipes, avocados, oils...just because they're healthier fats doesn't mean they're great. Diets high in fats, even the healthy kind, are proven to shorten lives. So I'd think you'd be fine without nuts. Don't eat em if your body is saying not to, by all means. :)
08-04-2008, 08:03 AM
Yes if you're sure it's the nuts, Don't eat the nuts....Always pay attention to how your food makes you feel and it will give you strength to eat in accordance with what you body needs... cuz let's face it, just because you like something, doesn't me it's going to like you back.
I only have literally one or two nuts at a time now....and once they are gone, I, like Raene, will be sticking with seeds. But for me, it's more a problem of control. I could binge on a thousand calories of nuts in no time flat. Then my mouth gets a bunch of little cuts in it....that if i chase with something citrus I end up with a mouth FULL of canker sores. WHICH IS HELL! So I feel like hell, gain weight, and can't talk or eat right for a week.
So, I stay away from them, lol.
08-04-2008, 08:16 AM
I do not eat any nuts at all. I cannot digest them, even soaked. I have IBS and pretty sure I have diverticulitis. I cannot eat corn either.
I do just fine!
08-04-2008, 09:38 AM
Just wondering if your soaking your nuts?
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