curious....as a vegetarian do you eat tomatoes, peppers, potatoes and eggplant
nightshades can cause joint pain
i'm not saying almonds can't be problematic for some folks -- just hate to see you lose a great source of protein and good fat.
also double check your almonds are from a gluten-free source -- i had a heck of a time finding raw almonds that were not processed in a shared facility.
Thanks Lisa, and yes I do eat tomatoes, peppers and potatoes with no issues. It is definitely almonds and now cashews too... I am giving up all tree nuts for awhile and will see if the pain abates. You are right as a vegetarian I do not like losing these proteins either, but it seems necessary. I tried nuts that were from 3 different sources, supposedly gluten free, so I think it is really the nuts themselves at fault. I will post again after being tree nut free for a month or two and let you know how it is.