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dalkantrell
Monday, January 2, 2012, 6:00am Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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I went to Taco Bell tonight and ate Volcano nachos and a Crunchwrap Supreme. Ten minutes after finishing the meal and heading home I had a reaction. My scalp started tingling then burning. It spread to my arms and I swear I could feel it on my buttocks. Went to the ER and had an epinephrine shot and a kenalog shot.

I've eaten these things before never had this reaction. Very scary. Actually I've never had this reaction to any food!
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Food poisoning?

Some of your symptoms have happened to others but I don't think all of them all at once.

Keep on it in case it comes back / gets worse.


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Quoted from dalkantrell
I went to Taco Bell tonight and ate Volcano nachos and a Crunchwrap Supreme. Ten minutes after finishing the meal and heading home I had a reaction. My scalp started tingling then burning. It spread to my arms and I swear I could feel it on my buttocks. Went to the ER and had an epinephrine shot and a kenalog shot.




First of all I have no idea what these two food items are though if you are an O-nonnie I suspect there is a bunch of avoids going on. As they don't have labels you will not likely find out what the culprit might be.

Secondly I personally believe that if you eat in a generally compliant manner you leave yourself open to reacting to very non-compliant items. Idea is that the body gets used to a certain type of food and when it encounters avoids it has the experience not only of avoids but also of "different".

Perhaps someone else on the board who knows what these items are would have further comment.






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I'd be contacting the restaurant in case it was a food poisoning issue...
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Here are the ingredients for Taco Bell products...  I don't know how anyone can eat this combination of chemicals without having some negative reaction.

http://www.tacobell.com/nutrition/ingredientstatement


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Most Mexican restaurants use a high amount of corn, O avoid cheeses for this reason alone I no longer eat there.  All fast foods, use chemicals. BD works at McD's. She works there. The only beef that is all beef is the Angus burgers. The reg hamburgers are partly soy.  The ribs have to much in the way of avoids in the sauce.

Taco Bell can't be that different.


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Years ago my housemate and I had a similar reaction to some nachos we bought at the movie theater (this was before I learned about the BTD). It came out later that the corn in the tortilla chips had been contaminated with GMO corn, probably through inadvertent crossbreeding. (I doubt it was food poisoning, since those nachos contained very little of anything natural and enough preservatives to keep the contents shelf-stable for years.) Considering the amount of junk already present in Taco Bell's stuff, if there's GMO corn in there too, it might have caused a reaction.


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Quoted from ABJoe
Here are the ingredients for Taco Bell products...  I don't know how anyone can eat this combination of chemicals without having some negative reaction.

http://www.tacobell.com/nutrition/ingredientstatement


Wow, that is quite a demonstration of food engineering. There are so many suspect components in that stuff you could never trace a reaction back to anything in particular.

Ironically their slogan is "Think outside the bun"  






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Douglas Adams describes the fare in a particular pub as suitable for any folks who wish to atone for their sins.  However, he was referring to the taste and texture of the food, not just the after effects.

I would say that Taco Bell is bringing the role of "atonement by eating" to a whole new level.

They are also providing a valuable service to anyone who needs to make themselves really sick in order to legitimately get out of an obligation.


My SWAMI diet is a blend of BTD and GTD Explorer, but I'm not totally compliant.  Also I try to choose foods that have a Low Glycemic index.  DW and DD are A+, probably also Explorer.
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Sorry that you had that reaction - it must have been scary.  Please think twice about eating at places like Taco Bell.  When I eat, I like to eat real food and know what it is that I'm eating; that's not really possible at restaurants, especially fast food places.  In my opinion, eggs should contain only eggs, but the eggs at McDonald's contain 14 ingredients.  It's disturbing, and it can't be healthy


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In my opinion, eggs should contain only eggs, but the eggs at McDonald's contain 14 ingredients.  It's disturbing, and it can't be healthy
Eeek - what & how are there other ingredients in eggs?? Do you mean in the feed or added to in the restaurant? Not that I would ever eat there ever again but just curious...

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...All fast foods, use chemicals. BD works at McD's. The only beef that is all beef is the Angus burgers. The reg hamburgers are partly soy.
Really? I always thought they were beef & in an "emergency" were at least ok if you just ate the meat part ???
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Eeek - what & how are there other ingredients in eggs?? Do you mean in the feed or added to in the restaurant? Not that I would ever eat there ever again but just curious...


There's all kinds of fun stuff in those "eggs"   Along with actual egg there is partially hydrogenated soybean oil, citric acid, sodium benzoate, artificial flavoring, potassium sorbate, the list goes on...


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That's what BD says. She read the box.  Maybe different in NZ.  She just said to get the Angus patty on a plate. (no bun)


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McD's "egg" is "liquid egg product".  If you want a real egg in fast food land, go to A&W.
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McD's "egg" is "liquid egg product".  If you want a real egg in fast food land, go to A&W.
Can't remember what the McD's eggs look like here in NZ - been way too long since I've been near one (that being the only reason)
Talking of liquid eggs... I do remember that all of one particular company's broken eggs, would get retrieved from the supermarket shelves & all get dumped into bins in the (filthy) storeroom by the truck driver (with his filthy hands) & delivered somewhere to be "cooked"
Much as I might enjoy omelettes (& especially someone else cooking it for me), after seeing that procedure, I would never eat anything using cracked eggs in a restaurant/hotel/cafe again in my life!! Recipe for food poisoning
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Douglas Adams describes the fare in a particular pub as suitable for any folks who wish to atone for their sins.  However, he was referring to the taste and texture of the food, not just the after effects.

I would say that Taco Bell is bringing the role of "atonement by eating" to a whole new level.

They are also providing a valuable service to anyone who needs to make themselves really sick in order to legitimately get out of an obligation.
That last comment is so wrong!  

A visit to Taco HBell is enough for me to experience the Johnny Cash song "A Ring of Fire".  

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That's what BD says. She read the box.  Maybe different in NZ.  She just said to get the Angus patty on a plate. (no bun)
Think outside the box becomes read the ingredients on the box and then go to Wendys order a burger without bun or condements side salad (without the dressing) and green tea.



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I got talked into a McD's breakfast last year (we were on the road and I got outvoted--I wanted to stop at a diner where at least there was a slight chance of finding something semi-okay to eat, like eggs over easy and fresh fruit). I had a sausage and egg McMuffin without the English muffin, and some bottled water. It was more than obvious chemicals saturated the entire contents, and for the next two days I could taste the nasty grease in my mouth and smell those chemicals on my skin. That food was so dead it was literally garbage marinated in preservatives to keep it from rotting outright. I'd rather go hungry than ever eat that filth again.

If anyone has any lingering doubts about the damage fast food can do to you, I highly recommend watching Morgan Spurlock's documentary Supersize Me. It has its flaws, but watching Morgan go from a relatively healthy young man to an overweight, lethargic lump in 30 days is creepy.


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