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Cashews Or Tortilla Chips?

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I've been very strict about the gluten-free & casein-free diet for awhile now, & my symptoms are so much better (neuro & GI). I've also started soy-free, & egg light, but it hasn't been long enough to notice any difference. Today I had (quite a few) tortilla chips from the "Food should taste good" company (which are gluten free & produced on a designated line), as well as some cashews from Whole Foods (no allergens either). Tonight I have huge "tummy rumblies", feel very gassy, & it almost seems like I can see my intestines moving. Yikes! It's almost like I've been glutened, but I really don't think I was. Everything else I ate today was fine, & I've eaten all my "normal" foods today except the new brand of tortilla chips & the cashews. I've been steering clear of peanuts because of the possible legume connection to the soy. Could I be intolerant to cashews too?

Or to the corn in the tortilla chips? Or maybe just too much fat all at once.

Any suggestions or ideas?

Thanks!

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I've been very strict about the gluten-free & casein-free diet for awhile now, & my symptoms are so much better (neuro & GI). I've also started soy-free, & egg light, but it hasn't been long enough to notice any difference. Today I had (quite a few) tortilla chips from the "Food should taste good" company (which are gluten free & produced on a designated line), as well as some cashews from Whole Foods (no allergens either). Tonight I have huge "tummy rumblies", feel very gassy, & it almost seems like I can see my intestines moving. Yikes! It's almost like I've been glutened, but I really don't think I was. Everything else I ate today was fine, & I've eaten all my "normal" foods today except the new brand of tortilla chips & the cashews. I've been steering clear of peanuts because of the possible legume connection to the soy. Could I be intolerant to cashews too?

Or to the corn in the tortilla chips? Or maybe just too much fat all at once.

Any suggestions or ideas?

Thanks!

It may or may not be the cashews - but I wanted to tell you that I discovered I had a tree nut allergy due to digestive symptoms first. Eventually it became severe enough that I developed hives after eating walnuts, and was very dizzy and sick. The allergist strongly recommended not eating any tree nuts, although walnuts and macadamias seem to have been the ones I have issues with.

But just so you know that nut allergies can show up as gluten-like symptoms. But I have also heard that corn intolerance can as well. When trying to determine food allergies or intolerances with my children, my pediatrician suggested eliminating the food for 5-7 days, then reintroducing it. So you might want to try that with each, one at a time.

Sheryll

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I can't have tortilla chips, or regular potato chips...they cause similar symptoms in me. So really, it could be either. Maybe try eating one at a time and see which kicks on the symptoms.

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I have noticed that nuts and chips and can both have cottonseed oil included. I do very well with both of these products as long as they do not contain cottonseed oil. You may have problems with another type of oil. Check the labels, I bet they both have the same type of oil in them. There are several common types used.

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I've been very strict about the gluten-free & casein-free diet for awhile now, & my symptoms are so much better (neuro & GI). I've also started soy-free, & egg light, but it hasn't been long enough to notice any difference. Today I had (quite a few) tortilla chips from the "Food should taste good" company (which are gluten free & produced on a designated line), as well as some cashews from Whole Foods (no allergens either). Tonight I have huge "tummy rumblies", feel very gassy, & it almost seems like I can see my intestines moving. Yikes! It's almost like I've been glutened, but I really don't think I was. Everything else I ate today was fine, & I've eaten all my "normal" foods today except the new brand of tortilla chips & the cashews. I've been steering clear of peanuts because of the possible legume connection to the soy. Could I be intolerant to cashews too?

Or to the corn in the tortilla chips? Or maybe just too much fat all at once.

Any suggestions or ideas?

Thanks!

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As far as tortillas go I have had very good relief, however nuts seems to cause pain some time. Continue to shop carefully for the sake the of quality of life dealing with the diet that makes a huge difference.

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Thanks everyone! I've never had problems with tree nuts in the past, except when I eat walnuts my mouth gets a tingly/itchy feeling. I had my doctor test my blood for walnuts (and many other foods) & everything came back "negative" except a few tree pollens. But, it tested for IgE levels, which are strictly for allergies, NOT intolerances. Sigh...guess I have a few more foods to go through & eliminate as tests. I don't know how to eliminate corn though - it's in everything!!

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