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Re: Tomatos and O-arthritis?????

Posted By: sc (O), ISF
Date: Saturday, 26 June 1999, at 1:13 a.m.

In Response To: Tomatos and O-arthritis????? (Edna (O+))

Hi, Edna,

Yes, Dr. D does say tomatoes are OK for O's (in the midst of some other rather confusing things about acidity and panhemagglutinins), and actually that's something I've asked for clarification on, from him, more than once, and never gotten a reply on. However, nightshades are one of "the usual subjects" rounded up in cases of joint problems, across the natural-healing board, whether you're talking with an herbalist, a macrobioticist, a wholistic nutritionist, or any other experienced healer. What is usually suggested is to go off them for a while (the time suggested varies considerably, from a few weeks to a few months), and see whether there's any improvement or not. Often it will be mentioned that this works for some, not for others.

The nightshades include tomatoes, potatoes, green/yellow/red/bell peppers, hot peppers, cayenne, paprika, eggplant, and tobacco. And, of course, the weed known as the Deadly Nightshade. (Incidentally, I avoid all nightshades, myself, Neutral or not. I do feel effects from eating any of them, within the next day or so, in my joints, fingers especially. It's not the whole story, my joints are cranky anyhow; but it is part of it, for me.)

On the horsepill calcium tablets, that's a funny thing for me, too. I've never had a problem with them, have used the same brand for years. However, after having followed the O plan for a while, I've also found myself fighting a most unusual tendency to gag on them! Odd.

I thought, as with many of these things, no way, I could never give that up - but it wasn't actually a big deal. sc

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