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9/4/10 9:34 A

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No, no ill effects for me with starchy foods.

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9/1/10 6:48 A

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With me it is not so much starchy foods, I can't eat white flour/wheat anything... it causes my arthritis to flair up in my ankles and my wrists. I can barely walk, and forget holding on to anything. I don't buy any deli products unless they are totally filler free, no S.F. Hot Chocolate mix, lots of things have wheat as a filler... and I just can't eat it.



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MYSTIKLUNA's Photo MYSTIKLUNA Posts: 135
8/6/10 4:14 A

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You may need to have allergy testing. The achiness, swollen glands and weakness sounds like an allergic reaction to a food. My friend is highly allergic to wheat/gluten and her sx's started out this way, now she's deathly allergic and as a result has become a master label reader!
Im not trying to scare you. However, the body does react with an immune response like itchiness, rashes, body/muscle aches, gastro probs, respiratory probs...I worked in an allergy clinic for almost 10 years and have many family members with a miriad of allergy issues and one person has celiac disease. Im all too familiar with body immune responses. I am into naturopathic/holistic medicine and eat limited animal products. My daughter and her son are vegan and my younger daughter is moving towards vegetarianism. All my immediate family is allergic to dairy and some are also lactose intolerant, so we all read labels like mad. Listen to your body and make sure to eliminate all medical possibilities before accepting that this may be a mere 'toxic release' (though I am familiar with that as well and totally believe in it). Good luck!

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7/21/10 6:37 P

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Geez, the last 2 days I've been itchy, but I tried a new vegan soy product and I figured something in there did that to me. I had my "chicken strips" with corn on the cobb, and a salad, with lemon for the dressing. Because I had the strips 2 nights in a row, and afterwards had the itching, I assumed it was the product. I've been a vegan for 1 month now.
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7/21/10 6:11 P

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My goal for asking the question is to find out what food is making you feel unwell. If you had a plain potato with NOTHING on it or eaten at the same time, you could blame the feeling on the potato. But if you eat anything at all within an hour of the potato you can not be sure that the potato is causing the symptom. The same with the white rice or what ever kind of starch you are eating.

I would suggest that you try eating a plain baked potato with something that you eat all of the time say ketchup and that is ALL.. then wait a few hours and see how you feel. The same with another starch that you suspect is giving you trouble.

You have to separate the suspected offending foods from everything else before you can be sure what is causing the problems.



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7/21/10 5:17 P

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IMVEGAN - I am completely new to McDougalling so I must admit that the rice I had tonight was made with a bit of coconut oil. I don't think I have ever eaten a potato without fat. I hate brown rice so I never eat it and don't know how it makes me feel.

Do you think it's the fat combined with the starch? It's kind of like a little immune response. I feel really weak for a little while too - like muscle weakness.

KATHY - thanks for the info on your macrobiotic team I wll check it out :)

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7/21/10 4:56 P

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How are the starches prepared? If you eat a plain baked potato with no fat, added does this happen? If you eat plain brown rice?

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7/21/10 4:16 P

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Hi I am Kathy, I have started a macrobiotic eating whole foods for health. I have been on a macro diet for the past 14 years. But at times I get really itchy and achey, they usually call it a discharge. You body isn't' using the foods and then throws off garbage in the body.
If you would like to come join us I have a list of the foods that the macro diet uses to bring about strong healthy body, as well as loose weight and feel in good health.
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I am a bit perplexed and would love some help emoticon

I often get really achey and sore around the glands in my neck and under my arms after I've eaten a starchy meal. At first I thought it was just bread so I cut out wheat altogether but now I have realised its even rice and potatoes too.

Has anyone had any experience with this?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

K xx

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