LymeNet Home LymeNet Home Page LymeNet Flash Discussion LymeNet Support Group Database LymeNet Literature Library LymeNet Legal Resources LymeNet Medical & Scientific Abstract Database LymeNet Newsletter Home Page LymeNet Recommended Books LymeNet Tick Pictures Search The LymeNet Site LymeNet Links LymeNet Frequently Asked Questions About The Lyme Disease Network LymeNet Menu

LymeNet on Facebook

LymeNet on Twitter




The Lyme Disease Network receives a commission from Amazon.com for each purchase originating from this site.

When purchasing from Amazon.com, please
click here first.

Thank you.

LymeNet Flash Discussion
Dedicated to the Bachmann Family

LymeNet needs your help:
LymeNet 2020 fund drive


The Lyme Disease Network is a non-profit organization funded by individual donations.

LymeNet Flash Post New Topic  New Poll  Post A Reply
my profile | directory login | register | search | faq | forum home

  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» LymeNet Flash » Questions and Discussion » Medical Questions » So can nuts cause inflammation??

 - UBBFriend: Email this page to someone!    
Author Topic: So can nuts cause inflammation??
Lymetoo
Moderator
Member # 743

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Lymetoo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I found a partial answer.. see number 10.

I've been eating a mixture of raw nuts and stopped eating them about 2 wks ago. I'm feeling better but am not totally sure why. ( I THINK I know..but..)

Are there any specific nuts that cause inflammation?

Found this:

http://theconsciouslife.com/top-10-inflammatory-foods-to-avoid.htm

--------------------
--Lymetutu--
Opinions, not medical advice!

Posts: 95252 | From Texas | Registered: Feb 2001  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Razzle
Frequent Contributor (1K+ posts)
Member # 30398

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Razzle     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Peanuts can, as well as any nut that is rancid, any nut on which mold is growing, or any nut to which one is allergic.

Also, I know cashews and maybe pistachios contain a toxin that is poisonous unless the nut is boiled first...

--------------------
-Razzle
Lyme IgM IGeneX Pos. 18+++, 23-25+, 30++, 31+, 34++, 39 IND, 83-93 IND; IgG IGeneX Neg. 30+, 39 IND; Mayo/CDC Pos. IgM 23+, 39+; IgG Mayo/CDC Neg. band 41+; Bart. (clinical dx; Fry Labs neg. for all coinfections), sx >30 yrs.

Posts: 4165 | From WA | Registered: Feb 2011  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Lymetoo
Moderator
Member # 743

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Lymetoo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Oh for sure. Peanuts make me hurt!

I'm referring to brazil nuts, cashews, pecans and walnuts.

??

--------------------
--Lymetutu--
Opinions, not medical advice!

Posts: 95252 | From Texas | Registered: Feb 2001  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Razzle
Frequent Contributor (1K+ posts)
Member # 30398

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Razzle     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
You can check ratios of Omega-3 & Omega-6 fats at the below links...

Cashews:
http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/nut-and-seed-products/3095/2

Pecans:
http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/nut-and-seed-products/3129/2

Black Walnuts:
http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/nut-and-seed-products/3137/2

English Walnuts:
http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/nut-and-seed-products/3138/2

Brazil Nuts:
http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/nut-and-seed-products/3091/2

--------------------
-Razzle
Lyme IgM IGeneX Pos. 18+++, 23-25+, 30++, 31+, 34++, 39 IND, 83-93 IND; IgG IGeneX Neg. 30+, 39 IND; Mayo/CDC Pos. IgM 23+, 39+; IgG Mayo/CDC Neg. band 41+; Bart. (clinical dx; Fry Labs neg. for all coinfections), sx >30 yrs.

Posts: 4165 | From WA | Registered: Feb 2011  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Lymetoo
Moderator
Member # 743

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Lymetoo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I was looking at the inflammation factor. I may want to leave out the pecans.

GREAT site! Thanks! [Smile]

--------------------
--Lymetutu--
Opinions, not medical advice!

Posts: 95252 | From Texas | Registered: Feb 2001  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Kudzuslipper
Frequent Contributor (1K+ posts)
Member # 31915

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Kudzuslipper     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Anything can cause inflammation if you are allegic to it. Like the last one said fill in the blank. I stay away from all but almonds. Pecans,walnuts make my throat itch, so those are easy to stay away from.
Posts: 1725 | From USA | Registered: May 2011  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Lymetoo
Moderator
Member # 743

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Lymetoo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
[Smile] I'm allergic to almonds. I used to eat them all the time!

--------------------
--Lymetutu--
Opinions, not medical advice!

Posts: 95252 | From Texas | Registered: Feb 2001  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
cleo
LymeNet Contributor
Member # 6646

Icon 1 posted      Profile for cleo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Nut have huge amounts of arginine. Most pathogens thrive on arginine including the fry protozoan. Sounds to me as if you are whipping your bugs into a feeding frenzy.

Lyme
http://www.drjerniganblog.com/articles/health-myths/1225

Fry Protozoan
http://betterhealthguy.com/joomla/blog/242-a-deep-look-beyond-lyme

mycoplasma
http://rainforest-database.com/plants/myco.htm

chlamydia
http://repositories.lib.utexas.edu/handle/2152/ETD-UT-2009-12-482

Posts: 433 | From new york | Registered: Dec 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Catgirl
Frequent Contributor (5K+ posts)
Member # 31149

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Catgirl     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I quit nuts because I thought I might have protomyxzoa (testing for it). I felt good once I went off of them. My hot flashes went WAY down.

Emla posted a link here that explained it quite well. Apparently, they can cause estrogen dominance (I used to eat a lot of them). I miss the nuts (only have one or two now), but I sure don't miss those hot flashes.

http://flash.lymenet.org/scripts/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=118389;p=2

--------------------
--Keep an open mind about everything. Also, remember to visit ACTIVISM (we can change things together).

Posts: 5418 | From earth | Registered: Mar 2011  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
emla999/Lyme
Frequent Contributor (1K+ posts)
Member # 12606

Icon 1 posted      Profile for emla999/Lyme     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Many people consider nuts to be pro-inflammatory because many nuts contain a high percentage of the polyunsaturated fats, especially the Omega 6 polyunsaturated fats. And many people believe that the overconsumption of the Omega 6 fatty acids can contribute to inflammation.


Why do polyunsaturated fatty acids cause inflammation?


http://www.sharecare.com/question/why-omega-6-cause-inflammation


Are polyunsaturated fats toxic?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0VofcVk_8I&feature=player_embedded#!


Nut Butter and Raw Nuts: Are they safe?

(starting at the 2:25 mark)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRZpvi1zii8&feature=relmfu


If you click on the link that is directly down bellow you can scroll down that page and you will see a chart that lists the Omega 6 content of many foods and as you will see, many raw nuts/seeds and nut/seed products contain a high percentage of the Omega 6 fatty acids.


Omega 6 content of nuts and other foods


http://180degreehealth.com/2010/02/omega-6-content-of-common-foods


Omega 6, Cytokines, and the Cortisol Loop

http://180degreehealth.com/2010/01/omega-6-cytokines-and-the-cortisol-loop


.

Posts: 1223 | From U.S.A | Registered: Jul 2007  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
map1131
Frequent Contributor (5K+ posts)
Member # 2022

Icon 1 posted      Profile for map1131     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Tutu, allergic to almonds? Please tell me what you experienced. I've been on almonds for about 18 mths for constipation and they've been great but.....

I'm having some issues in other areas of GI track with pain/achiness in left side.

Pam

--------------------
"Never, never, never, never, never give up" Winston Churchill

Posts: 6429 | From Louisville, Ky | Registered: Jan 2002  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Dogsandcats
Frequent Contributor (1K+ posts)
Member # 28544

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Dogsandcats     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
yes, most of my family (nuts) cause inflammation and other assorted ills.

--------------------
God will prepare everything for our perfect happiness in heaven, and if it takes my dog being there, I believe he'll be there.

Billy Graham

Posts: 1966 | From California | Registered: Oct 2010  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
baileypup
LymeNet Contributor
Member # 22824

Icon 1 posted      Profile for baileypup     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I totally agree with Cleo...

Nuts contain high amounts or arginine and they activate viruses and feed the Fry protozoa.

Lymetoo, have you started Flex Now yet? I have had a huge drop in inflammation after being on it for a month - could that have contributed to you feeling better?

Posts: 964 | From san diego | Registered: Oct 2009  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Lymetoo
Moderator
Member # 743

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Lymetoo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
That's true, Dogsandcats!! [lol]

map... itching!

bailey.. no .. hubby is off work one more month .. I'll see how Sept $$$ looks though.

That's very encouraging about the FlexNow! I'm taking Cymbalta and my feet are finally getting better. Today is the best day I've had in 9 months regarding my feet. Hope it keeps up!

I also have new orthotics they had to work on twice and now I think I can wear them. I'm going VERY slowly with them.

Thanks for all the info on the nuts. I will just eat a few now and then. It was one of the GF snacks I could have. Now I have nothing. [Wink] ( just feels like NOTHING )

--------------------
--Lymetutu--
Opinions, not medical advice!

Posts: 95252 | From Texas | Registered: Feb 2001  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
baileypup
LymeNet Contributor
Member # 22824

Icon 1 posted      Profile for baileypup     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
About the FlexNow, my blood pressure dropped 30 points!!! I was recently put on BP meds from my LLMD, and now I had to get off of the meds because my BP dropped too low. YEAH!

The stuff really worked for me and some others that I know....

Posts: 964 | From san diego | Registered: Oct 2009  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Lymetoo
Moderator
Member # 743

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Lymetoo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by baileypup:
About the FlexNow, my blood pressure dropped 30 points!!! I was recently put on BP meds from my LLMD, and now I had to get off of the meds because my BP dropped too low. YEAH!

The stuff really worked for me and some others that I know....

-
Oh no.

My BP is too low already.

I wish I had seen your reply earlier .. like before I bought the stuff! [bonk]

I'll try one pill a day at first.

--------------------
--Lymetutu--
Opinions, not medical advice!

Posts: 95252 | From Texas | Registered: Feb 2001  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
girl
LymeNet Contributor
Member # 18022

Icon 1 posted      Profile for girl     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Here's more info. on nuts. Hope I don't "Body Ecology" you to death. [Wink]

http://bodyecology.com/search/?cx=014869424222788955218%3Atvuj2pl6wn0&cof=FORID%3A9&ie=UTF-8&q=nuts&sa=&siteurl=bodyecology.com%2F%3Futm_expid%3D2024222-1&ref=bodyecology.com%2F&ss =561j105401j4

Posts: 631 | From the south | Registered: Nov 2008  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
baileypup
LymeNet Contributor
Member # 22824

Icon 1 posted      Profile for baileypup     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Lymetoo, Flex Now worked for me with BP, but not for others that tried it. Most likely my high BP, was due to inflammation. For others, it worked for back or knee pain. It lowers inflammation and shuts down the cytokine storm. I would take the recommended dose of 3 soft gels daily.
Posts: 964 | From san diego | Registered: Oct 2009  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Jennifer70
LymeNet Contributor
Member # 30280

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Jennifer70     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
my natropath told me to stay away from nuts right now because of mold.

--------------------
Psalm 119:50
My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life.

Posts: 292 | From Heaven | Registered: Jan 2011  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
girl
LymeNet Contributor
Member # 18022

Icon 1 posted      Profile for girl     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Pistachios are terribly moldy. ew.
Posts: 631 | From the south | Registered: Nov 2008  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
'Kete-tracker
Frequent Contributor (1K+ posts)
Member # 17189

Icon 1 posted      Profile for 'Kete-tracker     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Yes.
The proteins in nuts are of all shapes & sizes, and some people (the # is increasing) are allergic to some of these protein chains.
(An allergic reaction IS essentially an inflammatory response.)

For some folks it's peanuts, for others- almonds. Some may just react to Brazil nuts... or pistachios. And the unfortunate few are allergic to a good majority of the nuts out there.
(I found out the hard way that Brazil nuts "kill" me. Was munching on a nut mix at Grandma's 1 day... OMG Nausea galore. I was 12.)

This is why you need to identify what You are allergic to & check the LABELS on all processed ("manufactured") foods.
They now often indicate not only whether that foodstuff contains certain nuts (or eggs or dairy), but also if the Plant that makes the product even processes those nuts in it's facility!

Posts: 1233 | From Dover, NH | Registered: Sep 2008  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Lymetoo
Moderator
Member # 743

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Lymetoo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I buy only the raw nuts (NOW brand) from the health food store. My friend told me soak them. (?) removes some acid, I think.

Seems like roasting them would remove molds??

Cashews, peanuts, and pistachios are known for being moldy.

I LOVE Brazil nuts!!

"girl".. you can't give me too much info! [Smile]

The info on nuts stimulating latent viruses is a bit scary!!

--------------------
--Lymetutu--
Opinions, not medical advice!

Posts: 95252 | From Texas | Registered: Feb 2001  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
girl
LymeNet Contributor
Member # 18022

Icon 1 posted      Profile for girl     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
oh my! Didn't read that one. On the Body Ecology Diet she does promote eating nuts, but only certain ones, and she says to soak or sprout them. She says soaking removes an enzyme inhibitor that makes them difficult to digest, so soaking them will make them more digestible. To soak: Cover nuts or seeds with purified water in a glass or stainless-steel container overnight or for 12 hours. Drain and refrigerate.
Posts: 631 | From the south | Registered: Nov 2008  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
girl
LymeNet Contributor
Member # 18022

Icon 1 posted      Profile for girl     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
(I've heard roasting them kills the omegas.)
Posts: 631 | From the south | Registered: Nov 2008  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
sixgoofykids
Moderator
Member # 11141

Icon 1 posted      Profile for sixgoofykids   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
You may be allergic. I am randomly allergic to some nuts and not others. Allergic to pecans, peanuts, sunflower seeds, and mustard seed. But not allergic to walnuts?

I did allergy testing to see which nuts I could have and which I couldn't. It was helpful because I had no idea. I was mildly reacting and had no idea what was causing the problem specifically.

--------------------
sixgoofykids.blogspot.com

Posts: 13449 | From Ohio | Registered: Feb 2007  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
girl
LymeNet Contributor
Member # 18022

Icon 1 posted      Profile for girl     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Also, Candida can cause allergy to foods and then once the gut is healed, I think the allergy can go away. On a side note, just read that 90% of our neurotransmitters are made in the gut! Probiotics and yogurt just don't cut it. BRING ON THE FERMENTED VEGGIES!!! [Wink]
Posts: 631 | From the south | Registered: Nov 2008  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Lymetoo
Moderator
Member # 743

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Lymetoo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Soaking nuts sounds like it would make them soggy!!? My friend also told me to soak them. Yuck.

Thanks for the info, Six and girl!!

I'm hoping for fermented vegetables soon. I don't have a food processor.

--------------------
--Lymetutu--
Opinions, not medical advice!

Posts: 95252 | From Texas | Registered: Feb 2001  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
girl
LymeNet Contributor
Member # 18022

Icon 1 posted      Profile for girl     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Just chop it girl, CHOP IT! [Wink]
Posts: 631 | From the south | Registered: Nov 2008  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
lpkayak
Honored Contributor (10K+ posts)
Member # 5230

Icon 1 posted      Profile for lpkayak     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
i didnt read all this but way back i was told peanuts are one of the worst 7 foods to eat cuz they cause yeast

im surprised you mentioned them

i eat a lot of almonds, walnuts and pecans and seeds

i love scahews and macadamias but thought they had too many calories

im full of inflammation of course but i really dont want to stop my nuts

--------------------
Lyme? Its complicated. Educate yourself.

Posts: 13712 | From new england | Registered: Feb 2004  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
faithful777
Moderator
Member # 22872

Icon 1 posted      Profile for faithful777     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Look up the blood type diet and find out which nuts are inflammatory for your blood type. It has worked wonders for myself and my husband.

--------------------
Faithful

Just sharing my experience, I am not a doctor.

Posts: 2680 | From Colorado | Registered: Oct 2009  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Lymetoo
Moderator
Member # 743

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Lymetoo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by girl:
Just chop it girl, CHOP IT! [Wink]

-
I can't .. too much neck pain.

kayak.. I mentioned peanuts as being moldy

I found out today that Brazil nuts should not be soaked.

Walnuts and pecans should be soaked for 4-6 hrs.

thanks, faithful!

--------------------
--Lymetutu--
Opinions, not medical advice!

Posts: 95252 | From Texas | Registered: Feb 2001  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
momlyme
Frequent Contributor (1K+ posts)
Member # 27775

Icon 1 posted      Profile for momlyme     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Toxins cause inflammation. I think we can all agree on that. When I was living in the house with very high mold, I was 195 lbs. I didn't eat bad. I just kept gaining weight and couldn't figure out why. Of course, I was tired, had trouble exercising for extended periods of time, had painful joints... but I was fat!

I got out of that house and went on the diet from the book "Clean" by Alejandro Junger and I lost 40lbs. I was stuck at 155 lbs for about a year.

Weight really isn't a huge issue for me... it's the spare tire around my middle.

I started a cleanse and after 15 days, I lost 6 lbs and 6 inches off my waist. Just saying, fat = toxins. Lose the toxins, the fat goes with it!!! [Big Grin]

And our bodies tend to store fat to protect our vital organs from the toxins. That is why we toxic people tend to gain weight around the middle.

--------------------
May health be with you!

Toxic mold was suppressing our immune systems, causing extreme pain, brain fog and magnifying symptoms. Four days after moving out, the healing began.

Posts: 2007 | From NY/VT Border | Registered: Aug 2010  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
Lymetoo
Moderator
Member # 743

Icon 1 posted      Profile for Lymetoo     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
That would be bad for me, momlyme. I am underweight. Guess I'll have to keep my toxins! [Wink]

When I DO gain, it IS around the middle first!

--------------------
--Lymetutu--
Opinions, not medical advice!

Posts: 95252 | From Texas | Registered: Feb 2001  |  IP: Logged | Report this post to a Moderator
   

Quick Reply
Message:

HTML is not enabled.
UBB Code is enabled.

Instant Graemlins
   


Post New Topic  New Poll  Post A Reply Close Topic   Feature Topic   Move Topic   Delete Topic next oldest topic   next newest topic
 - Printer-friendly view of this topic
Hop To:


Contact Us | LymeNet home page | Privacy Statement

Powered by UBB.classic™ 6.7.3


The Lyme Disease Network is a non-profit organization funded by individual donations. If you would like to support the Network and the LymeNet system of Web services, please send your donations to:

The Lyme Disease Network of New Jersey
907 Pebble Creek Court, Pennington, NJ 08534 USA


| Flash Discussion | Support Groups | On-Line Library
Legal Resources | Medical Abstracts | Newsletter | Books
Pictures | Site Search | Links | Help/Questions
About LymeNet | Contact Us

© 1993-2020 The Lyme Disease Network of New Jersey, Inc.
All Rights Reserved.
Use of the LymeNet Site is subject to Terms and Conditions.