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Just last week I broke out in hives. All over arms, legs and face. I ended up in the hospital ER. I have been fighting with hives for over a week now, and I am not quite sure, but I think it might be related to nightshades. I looked up the topic and found out what nightshaces are. However, I am not quite sure if sweet potatoes are included in this category. I am having a hard time grasping the fact that I will have to give up a lot of the things I have adjusted to when I found out I had Celiac Disease. Now, again, things will change. What type of bread should I buy? What type of sweets will I bake? What type of crackers will I have to get? Everything I have has potato starch as an ingredient. Not to mention giving up all the spices we use here in South Louisiana, like the cayenne pepper, sweet peppers as a seasoning, etc. Can someone please help?

Wenmin

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Sweet potatos aren't in the catagory, thankfully.

I had to give up tomatos because i'm allergic to them and anything spicy due to GERD. Its hard sometimes (i soooo miss tomato sauce), but not to bad. I'm nightshade light due to my allergy and generally only eat potatos on occasion.

Rice flour I have found is quite a good substitute. Corn tortillas can be used in place of bread. Others on here will have other ideas.

A good idea would be to go see an allergist and see what they think is causing the hives. Can't hurt at this point :)

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Yeah, potatoes are a big hive producer for me. I believe it's the lectins they contain. I trialled potatoes again, a small bite three days in a row, last week and ended up with atrial afibrillation so I guess they are a permanent no-no for me, along with all the other nightshades. Just might trial some tomato this summer just for verification :P

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Hi Wenmin,

There are some KinickKinick products that are potato free. I think it's the hamburger buns but do verify with them.

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I also don't eat nightshades, they give me arthritic pain.

Also, be wary of spice blends in things, a lot of them also contain paprika.

It's really best to eat a whole foods, home cooked foods. Ditch processed foods. And according to my own experience with my health, my docs recommendations and the extensive nutritional research I've done, avoiding ALL grains is best.

But don't despair! There is still a lot of yummy food you can eat. Here is a pasta recipe that's wonderful, and this website has really good grain-free baked good recipes too. :)

http://www.againstallgrain.com/2012/09/08/tomatoless-meat-sauce/

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