I have been experiencing severe symptoms throughout the week. I'll wake up, have a small amount of energy, eat rice, and literally pass out/fall asleep sitting up. It's almost like I'm being hit by a tranquilizer and this is one of the symptoms I get to something I shouldn't be eating. However, rice has no salicylates, and I'm rinsing it well, it isn't sulphited, so... I don't understand why I'm reacting to it. I have been "awake" less than 5 hours a day ever since I began trialing this rice. It was DEFINITELY getting me, and getting me good.
when i was looking for a gluten-free protein shake for my daughters, my naturopath had two to offer me: one rice-based and one bean-based. she said she had to switch to the bean-based because when she would drink the rice one, should would get so sleepy that she would almost fall asleep in her chair while she was with patients. i don't think she explained to me the reason for it, only that she couldn't tolerate it. so maybe it's not a contamination issue? i wonder if it's a blood-sugar issue as white rice is a 89/100.