Is It "dangerous" To Eat Other Foods You Are Intolerant To?
Posted 06 November 2006 - 05:15 AM
would never cheat and have gluten partly because I feel so crappy and partly because I know it causes damage whether I realize it or not.
Do other food intolerances cause damage? Is there any long term problem with eating things that don't agree with you other than the temporary discomfort? Will it get worse over time?
I'm pregnant now and having a very hard time finding food that I want to eat. I'm constantly starving and each meal is a battle. I don't want to eliminate mashed potatoes and spaghetti sauce because they are pretty easy to get down right now.
Posted 06 November 2006 - 01:09 PM
You can eat white spaghetti sauce, I've seen a gluten-free Alfredo sauce before.
Intolerant to all lectins (including gluten), nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant) and salicylates.
Asperger Syndrome, Tourette Syndrome, Addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency), hypothyroidism, fatigue syndrome, asthma
Posted 06 November 2006 - 02:07 PM
Ursula is right there is a classico alfredo sauce and it is tasty, all their pasta sauces are gluten free. This coming from an alfredo snob Im picky. I also have homemade recipes if you would be interested.
I have a recent diagnosis of glaucoma and ursula helped me find some links showing vitamin deficiencies leading to it. So what Im saying is it could get worse. Mine did, my symptoms became worse because it took some time for me to pinpoint it. Im still healing with my sciatica and Im hopeful it will go away soon. My carpal tunnel is acting up again and hasnt since may of this year when I went gluten free so I'm assuming its from my corn intolerance.
I know how difficult it is to be so limited, especially during pregnancy when you may be dealing with morning sickness, but if your intolerances are making you vitamin deficient they could harm your baby.
Turnips for me are a great alternative to potatoes. I also love cauliflower fake mashed potatoes ( a popular recipe for people who follow the atkins diet). I will post some recipes if you want for these also.
Edited to add- if it is morning sickness, it could go away if you avoid the intolerances since mine cause me nausea.
Posted 07 November 2006 - 08:12 AM
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Posted 07 November 2006 - 09:34 AM
I think I'm going to try to limit my exposure to everything that doesn't seem to sit well. I know there are alternatives - mashed sweet potatoes, sweet potato fries and those things are good, I just have to get some in the house. I think potatoes are the worst on me.
Tomatoes are the hardest for me to give up because I like the flavor and spice of salsa and nothing really takes the place of that.
I forgot about the mashed cauliflower. I tried that when I went low-carb - before I realized it was gluten that was the problem, and I liked it.
Thanks for the info.
Posted 10 November 2006 - 06:11 PM
I've read that eating foods you're intolerant to can cause leaky gut. That's a problem, because partially digested foods get into your bloodstream where they don't belong, and they can cause all kinds of problems. Knowing what you can tolerate & eating that way should give your gut a chance to heal, especially if it's already battered from gluten damage.
Allergic to casein, intolerant to eggs.
Eliminating sugars and most starches (even the gluten-free ones) has made me feel like myself again after many years.
14-year old son diagnosed with biopsy 12/05, gluten-free since 1/06.
Posted 20 November 2006 - 12:46 AM
Diabetic for 30 years, Celiac for 1.5 years
Mom of one daughter on Gluten-free/Caisen-free diet, and another "normal" non-food allergied daughter
Wife to a husband of allergy to ALL antibiotics, to the point of where he cna't eat poultry or fish because they absorbe it in their meat when slaughtered.
Basically a family that eats NOTHING without a reaction.
Posted 20 November 2006 - 02:52 AM
I think when you react to anything.. food, lotions, hayfever, your body is telling you that whatever is causing the reaction is NOT good for you.
I have food allergies and I test "slightly allergic" to a variety of items and some doctors say that you can eat those items occasionally, but for the most part I just avoid them, I can't believe when I have a reaction its good for me.
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