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Problems With Produce

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 10:32 AM

I do have some problems with produce. While my problems are kinda complicated and I'm still trying to sort out what all intolerances I have and done have, I know that Citrus bothers me. Orange and lime for sure. Sometimes when I drink lemonade i get a sour stomach, but no other reaction. Whereas Oranges will put me in the bathroom all day. Onions bother me too. I have to be very careful with those.
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Posted 29 March 2011 - 12:59 AM

Just a thought... Could you have OAS (Oral Allergy Syndrome)? I have it with some nuts but it is very common with fresh produce too. The body mistakes the food for a pollen. For instance, celery is related to birch. If you have OAS your body might react to raw celery. But you could probably eat it cooked.

I have a problem with most fruits. A person once surmised that it might be the natural sorbitol in the fruits. Sorbitol gives me horrid stomach pains.
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Posted 29 March 2011 - 01:17 AM

I have a specific citrus reaction, not like anyone else's reaction to things, but a reaction I get to other things I don't tolerate also. I became intolerant about two years ago. I am hopeful that I might be able to eat it again sometime.... I developed it because I just plain ate too much of it. That's how I became intolerant of caffeine too - too much coffee when I worked in an espresso bar/nightclub type place (no, I won't try to explain that, you have to be a Kiwi to understand it :lol: )
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Posted 03 April 2011 - 08:31 PM

For those who react to citrus - are either of you dairy or soy intolerant/allergic?

Most of the citrus you'll find in the stores, organic or not, has a wax coating on it (it can be considered organic because it's based on an insect, as I recall). But the particular wax on the citrus uses soy or dairy casein to help get the texture right.

I get a gluten cc issue with most commercial citrus, but I kept having a soy allergy reaction too. then I hunted down some folks near me who had citrus trees and didn't spray, add coatings, wash it with soap after picking, nothing. I ate an entire bag and didn't react once.

Right now, though, even at the farmer's market, half the time when they say their oranges have no coatings and so on, I still react. But when I KNOW the source, like have seen their tree and know there's nothing on it, I have been okay with no reaction.

Might be worth checking on, if you have one of those two other allergies and the reaction isn't too bad. :)
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Posted 04 April 2011 - 04:25 AM

I am not sensitive to soy and I also react to coated oranges. I can eat them from a guy I know who doesn't put anything on them. Yum. It is nice to be able to eat oranges again.
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