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Kudzuslipper
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http://www.mindbodygreen.com/0-11967/are-almonds-the-next-gluten.html

this is an interesting article on the over consumption of almonds.

as someone with allergies, i know I feel best when I rotate my many allergens on a 4 day rotation... including supplements... It's hard to do...

but I suspect as this article suggests that the new trends will become just as bad as the old trends for us.

for example I am so tempted to try coconut oil-- as it has so many health benefits that could help me... but then again I rated a 5 out of 6 on my allergy test to coconut... and it makes my throat itchy... so I keep reminding myself that for me this miracle is poison.

listen to your body... if you're not feeling well... it may not be a herx. but some new miracle food or suppliment that is stoking the inflammation flames.

of course I am ultra sensitive to this subject right now, cause of my latest rash. so I don't mean to sound preachy...

just a reminder that one person's miracle food or supplement may be another person's poison.

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I totally agree with you. I have a wide range of food sensitivities and a few true food allergies.

I just had some peanut butter on a rice cake and BOOM...my ears are ringing and my head feels flushy and numb. Another reminder that food allergies/sensitivities can cause some of the same symptoms as lyme for some people.

I hoped I had "outgrown" my peanut sensitivity (i.e.; magical thinking!).

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Kudzuslipper
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ha ha desertwind. I am always doing that magical thinking...

and if you've been good for a long time... magically, I can sometimes get away with it for a while! but then all of a sudden.... BAM! no magic for you.

I often wonder if since it's the new miracle food, if I have to ask now if things are cooked in coconut oil? could that have been the reason for my rash?

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It is so tricky trying to figure out what I can eat and what causes big probvlems.
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I always though almonds were touted as a "super" food.

what next?

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Good grief I hope not, I am cooking up a storm with almond flour. Not even going to open the article!

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They are a super food. I have a nutrition certification and I wholeheartedly disagree with this article.

Most of the food sensitivities will go away with treatment.

We should try to eat a variety of foods to avoid sensitivities. Pay attention to what is in foods that are already prepared, like a smoothie mix.

I eat a handful of almonds every day. I also bake with almond flour.

Do not believe everything you read on the internet.

Remember the commercial with the French model?? [bonk]

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Nuts ARE a super-food. Just remember to not eat the same ones all the time. There are at least over 80 varieties. Rotate.

Of course, as with any food, there will be some folks who just can't tolerate.

FRESH, RAW nuts matter though. So many nuts are sold roasted and that just turns them toxic from the get-go. The only safe and healthy way to have toasted / roasted nuts is to do so, right at home, right before enjoying.

To let them sit once they've gotten hot allows the oil to turn rancid and that can be very dangerous for the inside of our blood vessels in the entire body.

Same thing with nuts that are too old. Best bought from a place where you KNOW their practices, and shipping date relative to harvest, etc. Best kept in fridge for short time, longer in freezer but even there, they do have an expiration date.

A fabulous dessert: Roasted pecans. Naturally very sweet and rich. No need for anything else, really. Still, just a tiny dab of honey, vanilla, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, etc. can make it special and switch it up.
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The almonds that I loved and made a big difference in my constipation life were discontinued from my grocery store.

The new brand they brought in were horrible. Hard, break a tooth hard, flavor just awful. I email the retailer and told them what a bad decision they made in disc and going with this new brand.

The new company has a warning on the label "may contain gluten", for their plant is making and mixing gluten products in this manufacturing plant.

I finally found another brand of almonds I love from Walmart. I have to have almonds in my diet or I go right back to being backed up.

I can go 2-3 days without them then it's misery. The one thing I will take from this article is 'to much of a good thing" is not so good.

Adjusting my almond consumption down to every other day or couple days if that works. I will try rotating with another nut like Keebler posted.

Giving up my almonds....oh my.

Pam

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I don't think any one or this article is saying almonds aren't good for you or a superfood.... But a warning that you shouldn't eat them every meal of everyday, especially if you have food intolerance issues. I just think it is a cautionary article that points why we as a society got where we are with gluten and grains is because we were eating it 12 times a day every day. And if we are now replacing grains with almonds (or coconut) in EVERYTHING we may develop the syndrome as we did with wheat.

Having a handful of almonds a day is not the same as having:

An almond milk smoothie for breakfast.
Almond butter on an apple for a snack
Turkey on paleo almond bread for lunch
And dinner with greenbeans and almonds
And few actual almonds throughout the day as snacks.

But if you are not food sensitive it's probably not a problem. There are many out there who are very healthy and happy eating grains and gluten.

Sadly most of us who have or have had Lyme need to be careful.

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For me, almonds increase carb/sugar cravings.
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GretaM, funny almonds snack in evening has ended my late night craving for chocolate or sugar stuff.

Isn't it odd how we are all so much alike but so different in so many ways.

Pam

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A handful of nuts keeps me out of a lot of trouble!!

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Tricky Tickey
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Heck, almonds are a main staple item for me. Almond milk too.

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Currently doing acupuncture and yoga.
Negative Igenex (IND & Pos Bands)
ISSUES AFTER: Tendonitis, letter reversal, Low immune system.
PREVENTION:SaltC,Iodine,Humaworm,
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Me too, faithful!

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My ex BIL has been very ill for the last year. Been to every specialist in town and not a one can give him a diagnosis.

He has horrible GI issues. Well, you know where I'm going. I've been giving my niece info to pass along to her dad.

I told her about almonds and how much they changed my bowels at Thanksgiving get together. Sure enough she told her dad and he started eating them and sure enough he started having some good bowel movement daily.

Then came his appt to Cleveland Clinic. The almighty CC. When my ex-BIL and niece told this highly educated doctor that he was told to eat almonds and he did and he was finally having bowel movements.....

She went ballistic on them. Who told you that? What horrible information to give to someone. Almonds can be the WORST thing for you. Chewed them up and spitted me out.

I guess she's one of those high and mighty intelligent doctors with that big fancy name and degree and she doesn't want some stupid family member trying to help someone poop.

She sent him away from CC without any help. She told him his GI issues come from his back. He's having spasms in back that feel like the pain is in his GI and colon.

He's already had 6 MRIs of the back to see if an old injury was causing this. He's also suffering from depression, mental stuff, pains here and there, insomnia that is driving him even more nuts.

NOW after Christmas I'm calling my ex BIL and going to visit him. I taking a copy of "Bells Palsy of the Gut".

What other powerful lyme write ups would get his attention?

Pam

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