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Posted by: 348 (Guest), Monday, August 27, 2007, 10:26pm
I am sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo excited that avacados are a bennie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Woohooooo!!!!!!!!!  

However, when I eat it I itch all over my mouth :(  So I have stayed away from it for a loooong time.  

My question is, did I have the allergic reaction because I was not btd compliant? Do you think if I am btd compliant I won't itch?

Is it safe to start avacados again?
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, August 28, 2007, 2:58am; Reply: 1
we are all different......listen to your body and personal reactions.
Posted by: Becky, Tuesday, August 28, 2007, 1:39pm; Reply: 2
Try it again in 3 months.  But don't be suprised if you get the same result.  But let's hope not.  Also, is that the ONLY thing you ate or drank at the time?  Reactions and allergies change all the time.  Also, it could have a lot to do with where it was grown, and any pesticides or what not.

It seems that you are just allergic to them.
Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Tuesday, August 28, 2007, 2:26pm; Reply: 3
because of our unique make-up all might happen :D ;) even bad reactions to superbeneficials..... :-/
the same for me is with lentils, even sometimes soybeans.....I get stomachcramps...so I let em away....
Posted by: italybound, Tuesday, August 28, 2007, 2:37pm; Reply: 4
Quoted from Becky
Also, it could have a lot to do with where it was grown, and any pesticides or what not.


diffy,the pesticide is might thought as well.........your reaction sounds very much like it could be due to that. Try washing the outside very well w/ a veggie wash before peeling and maybe rinse it in some purified water when done. Use purified water w/ your veggie wash as well. Let us know if you do try that, if it made a difference.
Hope that'll do the trick........I sure understand your   :'(  about not being able to eat them  :)
Posted by: Karen74, Tuesday, August 28, 2007, 4:18pm; Reply: 5
Diffy,

Do you get a similar reaction with tomatoes?  Avocado and tomato both have high levels of the enzyme chitinase which is involved with a cross-reaction between food allergy and natural rubber latex allergy.  I found this information on TYPEbase.  
http://www.dadamo.com/typebase4/depictor5.pl?41  

If your adrenals are low, you may need to build them back up and then test this food again to see if you still have a reaction.  Some food allergies do go away after the adrenals have recovered but some do not.  
Posted by: jayneeo, Tuesday, August 28, 2007, 5:02pm; Reply: 6
I have read right here on this board several people who say the same thing about avos! I don't know why...I have never had that. So it is not that uncommon....
Posted by: 348 (Guest), Tuesday, August 28, 2007, 9:36pm; Reply: 7
I don't get the same reaction from tomato, thank goodness I don't cuz without tomatos I'd REALLY be deprived!

I hear much talk about building up adrenals and I still don't know of a step-by-step plan for doing so. Anyone here know? Can the BTD help restore good adrenal function?
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, August 28, 2007, 10:50pm; Reply: 8
btd is overall balancing, restorative and antiinflammatory per se.
we just need to tweak according to our individual issues as we go along.
Posted by: Karen74, Wednesday, August 29, 2007, 3:03am; Reply: 9
Adrenal recovery tips

BTD (of course! :))
protein at every meal
whole food Vitamin C
B complex
magnesium, calcium and trace minerals
licorice can help fortify cortisol levels (but don't use if blood pressure is high)
rhodiola is a great herb for adrenal fatigue.  It's an adaptogen - it will help raise cortisol  levels when it is low and it will lower it if it goes too high.

IsoCort  I really find this supplement to be effective for me.  It is freeze dried adrenal  cortex.  The caution with this is you don't want to overuse it because it can  make your adrenals lazy by relying on the supplement.  The key is to use it just long  enough for them to get working on their own.  Then just continue with all the other  support  so they don't get stressed again.

no sugar or fried foods

reduce stress (easier said than done, right!)
breakfast by 10 am
bed by 10 pm

laughter  "Laughter is the best medicine"  In the book Adrenal Fatigue  The 21st Century Stress Syndrome , James L. Wilson says "When you laugh, stress decreases and all the mechanisms in your body relax."

I've read that adrenal recovery can take from 3 months to 2 years.  It's important to stay on the program long enough to make sure they fully recover.

Posted by: ISA-MANUELA (Guest), Wednesday, August 29, 2007, 8:19am; Reply: 10
hmmmm  Karen, what you were describing sounds sooo familiar to me especially for you all O's; often it is to be seen the problematic issue of the 3 glands:hypophyse-thyroide-adrenal glands........I see if one of them is out of order or just touched a bit, mostly the others will follow as well :-(.........the best as you said it as a good stressresponse is intense sports and laughing ;) ;D :D....yep.....
Posted by: shells, Wednesday, August 29, 2007, 12:58pm; Reply: 11
Quoted from pkarmeier


diffy,the pesticide is might thought as well.........your reaction sounds very much like it could be due to that. Try washing the outside very well w/ a veggie wash before peeling and maybe rinse it in some purified water when done. Use purified water w/ your veggie wash as well. Let us know if you do try that, if it made a difference.
Hope that'll do the trick........I sure understand your   :'(  about not being able to eat them  :)


Italybound,  you mentioned a veggie wash...I've never heard of this.  Do you make it yourself or is it a bought product?  Would love to know,... sounds like a great idea   :D
Posted by: jayneeo, Wednesday, August 29, 2007, 4:21pm; Reply: 12
I have one I bought from WF. Its called "Fruit and Vegetable Wash"....
Posted by: 348 (Guest), Wednesday, August 29, 2007, 9:01pm; Reply: 13
Quoted from pkarmeier


diffy,the pesticide is might thought as well.........your reaction sounds very much like it could be due to that. Try washing the outside very well w/ a veggie wash before peeling and maybe rinse it in some purified water when done. Use purified water w/ your veggie wash as well. Let us know if you do try that, if it made a difference.
Hope that'll do the trick........I sure understand your   :'(  about not being able to eat them  :)


I would love to incorporate walnuts into my diet but I get itchy all over my mouth...y'think this is related to pesticides?

What about avacados? Them pesticides are sprayed on the outside, the peel. So why would I itch when I eat the inside of the avacado?

Me thinks it's more of an adrenal problem than a pesticide problem.



Posted by: 348 (Guest), Thursday, August 30, 2007, 12:55am; Reply: 14
Went to the hfs before and got myself a bag of organic pumpkin seeds. Boy did my mouth itch! And then I got a rash on my arm! And other body parts are itching! What is this all about?
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, August 30, 2007, 5:07am; Reply: 15
are they raw or toasted?
perhaps you are simply sensitive or allergic, it is possible.
Posted by: zola, Thursday, August 30, 2007, 8:14am; Reply: 16
Diffy - Allergies can show themselves as itching, swelling (skin, throat, tongue & internally) hives, rashes, and difficulty breathing (a mostly inclusive list). If you are isolating the food (eating it alone) and have these symptoms it's probably not the food for you.

Keep some benadryl (diphenhydramine) handy to get relief from allergic symptoms. Your itchy mouth scares me! (Throwing up and nausea are not considered clinical medicine allergies - this may well be due to food sensitivities and incompatiblity with your blood type).

Allergies can often make us irritable and restless (sometimes avoids keep me from sleeping for these reasons).  I take Tylenol PM (with Benadryl) to help get restful sleep in these instances when I have 8 hours to sleep.

True allergies bring on systemic and local inflammation which can manifest itself as itching, swelling, hives, rashes and can progress to serious breathing problems. If you have serious allergic issues consider having a shot kit of Benadryl (diphenhydramine in a syringe - usually 50ml) for emergency use and take note of it's expiration date.


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