View Full Version : food sensitivities
11-29-2005, 06:12 PM
Hello all. I have been raw for awhile and still have not felt like I think I should. I started to think that I may be sensitive to certain foods. I've heard that nightshade foods like tomatoes and eggplant can be a source of sensitivities in people as can other "allergenic" foods like oranges or nuts. So I went to a Naturapath doctor and she tested me for sensitivities. Well, I am sensitive to A LOT of my favorite foods like mushrooms, ALL NUTS, oranges etc. What's up with that? How can I follow a raw foods diet when I'm sensitive to SO MUCH!?!? And when one is just learning to eat raw, they could be following the diet 100% for YEARS and all the while be sensitive to certain foods and not know it! Most people don't get tested for sensitivities (much less even THINK that a person can be sensitive to a "health food" like oranges or whatever.) Maybe that's why some people don't do well with raw foods--because what they think is healthy may not be for them because their body can't process it. Does this ever come up? Thanks, Nicole
11-29-2005, 06:48 PM
I certainly understand where youre coming from. I am allergic to gluten, so if I even touch one bite, now I can't breathe. I'm not talking a minor issue, its now a 911 issue. And if there is nama shoyu in something, I have problems. So I feel like I have to isolate myself from even raw events since people put soy sauce in everything!! So I feel very down on my limits on even a raw diet. I probably do have other food sensitivities, but not sure I can afford the tests. And not sure if this will get better over time or not.......interested to see what others post.
11-29-2005, 06:59 PM
Hey Nicole! My mom was tested for food allergies a few years ago and her test came back similar to yours... pages long essentially. Our naturopathic doctor told her though that the test isn't completely accurate and it'll often show an allergy to the foods that are most present in your blood. So the list might be a good starting point to do a rotation diet, and see how the foods actually effect you by eliminating for a few weeks and reintroducing in a mono-meal. Just my thoughts.. :)
11-30-2005, 06:50 AM
Hi there. I understand where you're coming from. I'm sesative to: all nuts, all seeds, all grains, all beans, corn, soy, dairy, sugar, cucumber, and kiwi. My body doesn't handel animal protein (but that's ont a problem on raw right? ;) ) Anyway, I found that BEFORE raw I was getting hives with pineapple, oranges, and strawberries. After I was raw and detoxed I reintroduced them and can now eat as many as I want and kiwi and cucumber. If your body is over loaded with toxins if will try to react to every food. Also, if you consume your "favorite" foods over and over again, you're at risk to develope a food allergy from them. I wish you luck!
11-30-2005, 07:02 AM
I often wonder about the accuracy of some of these tests sensitivities. I feel for those suffering because it must be very confusing. I knew people who tested positive for sensitivities for several kinds of veggies and fruits, but when they switched to organic and unprocessed, they timidly would try it again, and find nothing wrong.
Naturally this isn't something one would jump in on with both feet, as sensitivities are something to take seriously.
I have been muscle tested by a alternative-ish chiropractor who basically told me I am super sensitive to meat cukes ,celery ,carrots, lettuces, fennel, all fruit, seeds/nuts(I already knew that since I carry an EPI-PEN), and fats like olives/oils. Unless I am supposed to survive on air I dunno how to do that??? So I keep eating simple foods properly combined for now. I know citrus foods are tough for me and nightshade--tomatoes and eggplants for sure. I get achy joints immediately after eating them.
I WISH I had more answers for you. I have been told a rotation diet is KEY but when there is so little to choose from what do you rotate?? I also am working 10 hours a day so I have to take food that is easy to be on the go with like fruit and veggies. One tip I can share is that apples seem to work better for me that are organic and have the skins peeled.
Please share how you got tested. Thanks and Best wishes...
Sharon in Colorado
11-30-2005, 09:24 AM
For some reason, there is an acid content in the foods you mentioned which your stomach has a hard time digesting. It is not the food itself, but the way your system in particular processes it. In time you'll find that you will be able to eat these items, as you clease and detoxify. You just have to give it time.
Many people with reactions to certain raw foods are able to eat those same foods in time.
11-30-2005, 09:39 AM
I also think rotationis a good way to keep those foods in you diet.
Dont "pig out" on the sensitive foods.
Say maybe you can have oranges 2 days a week (mon-thursday)one meal each day. but dont introduce all the sens. foods all at once.
You will be fine.
11-30-2005, 05:42 PM
Well, I for one have to avoid fruits and veggies that are sprayed with AUXIGRO, a so called organic spray. It's a form of free glutimate and the bugs won't eat it.
It makes me dizzy and my wifes stomach aches.
Now that the goverment has relaxed some restrictions on organic food (thanks to Kraft and Deans) it will now make it harder for us to really know what we are eating. So if you feel sick after eating a fruit such as an orange, (know that they dip thier oranges in a die to make them look, well oranger) call and ask if the spray with aform of glutimate.
I go to MSGMYTH.com or truthaboutlabeling and find out about MSG (monosodium glutimate) from people who suffer under this hidden toxin.
Thanks for reading..stepping off my soap box now.
12-01-2005, 01:55 AM
I hate that I have to be so paranoid about something as seemingly innocent as produce, but thank goodness I annoyingly read labels with a microscope, as I saw this big bag of "juicing oranges" for sale, really cheap, in a mesh bag. At the top of the bag it said that these oranges were treated with dye. I dropped it like a hot potato and it never reached my cart.
I am adamant that my produce be as absolutely pure as possible. Reading Gabriel Cousens's Conscious Eating rubber-stamped that ethic for me. It's too bad we live in such a comatose society that we have to pay extra to have people keep their mudhooks off our food, but oh well, I want to eat, so I will pay for it.
With all the toxins that are sprayed all over the plants and soil of conventional produce, it's no wonder sensitivities are turning up all over the place. People pollute their bodies to the point where it will no longer accept even good food! I know people, who after detoxing their bodies, have been able to re-introduce foods they were previously sensitive to. It takes a while, but it can happen.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.1.4 Copyright © 2013 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.