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Nightshade Vegetables


Wednesday, October 23, 2013


Nightshades:
After eating a bowl of chili over a baked potato the other day I realized that I didn't feel well at all. I had heard that people with fibromyalgia and/or arthritis are often afflicted by nightshade intolerance, and that avoiding those vegetables (tomatoes, potatoes, chili spices, peppers, eggplants, etc) can relieve symptoms (and I have been suffering from chronic pain and fatigue for years)... so starting Sunday, I stopped eating them to see what might happen.... it's too early to tell for sure, but I think it is helping. I will let a few more weeks go by nightshade-free before I make my final judgement, but initial reports look promising.

This brings up the question: when will I be done eliminating things from my diet? lol.. gluten, dairy, and now this. Oh well, it could be worse! And I'd much rather have a loss on the scale than a bowl of chili any day of the week. Luckily, I can still eat sweet potatoes, turnips, beets, parsnips... they're all delicious potato-replacements. I will really miss spicy dishes, so I'm investing in some non-nightshade spices (like hot mustard, wasabi, cumin, Szechuan peppercorns) to help liven things up. I wonder if maybe I could tolerate these vegetables in smaller quantities, but I'm going to stay away from them for a few weeks initially to get them out of my system, then I'll experiment with a slow re-introduction to see where my tolerance threshold lies.

I've found some great recipes for gluten-dairy-nightshade-free dishes -- I'll share some on my next food prep!

Keeping fingers crossed that this weight loss sticks... going to try my best to have another good week!
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SASSY_BRASSY 10/28/2013 3:08PM

    Interesting about the nightshade theory- I never knew any of that!

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SIMONEKP 10/24/2013 12:54PM

    nice work

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KIPPER15 10/23/2013 9:41PM

    emoticon great job with the weight loss. Hope you can figure out your food allergy/intolerences It must make it much more difficult to shop and prepare food. Good luck.

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HENLADY11 10/23/2013 1:57PM

  Good job on the weight loss! *round of applause*

Really interested to see if eliminating nightshade vegs helps. Arthritis runs in my family.


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LOTUSBURGER 10/23/2013 1:33PM

    I love your information finds. I can't wait to hear
how you do. That is interesting about them being inflammatory.
Good luck on your new journey.
Looking forward to some new recipes emoticon


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KALANTHA 10/23/2013 11:43AM

    Congratulations on reaching your lowest weight of the year!



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-CHERYL 10/23/2013 10:34AM

    Was there any sausage or a meat with preservatives in it? We discovered my SIL has a bad reaction to the BHA & BHT in the sausage.

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ADVENTURESEEKER 10/23/2013 9:41AM

    Way to go on hitting your new lowest weight for this year!!!

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MILLIE5522 10/23/2013 9:30AM

    I am really interested to see how you get on as my sister-in-law has fibromyalgia and this may help her. emoticon for sharing!

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