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Nut And Fruit Allergies (Etc.) With Celiac

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I just figured out that I am allergic to all nuts and fruit as well as the nightshade family. Even the smallest amount of peppers, or tree nut traces or fruit etc. and I get eczema. It matters not whether the fruit has any sugar or not. I am also allergic to the carrot family, sesame seeds, lactose, sugars, grains and peanuts. Go figure...

Interestingly however I do seem to tolerate coconut and grape seed oil (I think). Actually I have yet to test going without these oils... Nevertheless my ears and itchy nethers are clearing up just avoiding all fruit (including lemons, my last choice) and peppers (my last remaining choice of the nightshade family)...

I just wonder if anyone else here has so many allergies accompanying their celiac condition.

Whether my sensitivity to grains is due to CC from gluten or tree nuts or if its the grains themselves that creates the problem, I don't yet know...

It makes creating recipes a bit of a challenge (lol!). Nevertheless it is worth it to feel better.

Bea


Diagnosed celiac sprue as infant: failure to thrive & pneumonia-back on grains age 4. Began herbs 1971 combating chronic kidney disease/general ill health 1973. Avoid wheat family and "allergens" by 1980. Late 80's doc. diagnosed candida: cave-man diet. Diagnosed degraded myelin sheath 2006; need co-enzyme B vitamins. Discovered celiac fall 2007; finally told diagnosis as infant. Recently found I am salicylic acid intolerant. Ironically can't tolerate most herbs now. Can now eat brown rice & other gluten-free grains (except corn) & even maple syrup & now homeopathic medicine works! Am still exploring the shape of this elephant but I've made progress!

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I am beginning to wonder about that,too.

All shelled peanuts around here carry a cc warning

except Planter's.Have had "funnies" in the past and have

called Kraft twice;both times they assured that if

there was,it would be on the label,etc.

But yesterday had the worst spell since before

being diagnosed...really bad...and have narrowed it

down to the Planter's.Maybe they didn't clean up

well enough after a run,who knows?

From now on,unshelled nuts only.

Gluten free is so hit and miss... .

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I've had this CC vs. allergy discussion with someone before and this was my response/my take on it. IF it was CC and not the "allergen" itself then we would have reacted to the wheat on the allergy test and we did not.

Yup, we have a long list of allergies yolo and it is a revolving door. Avoid them long enough and we can get some back, eat too much of something or too often and the scales tip and we become allergic to them. Some may be permenent. I've been keeping track of our through yearly food allergy testing. Kiddo's one who gets eczema from several of his. I'm thinking leaky gut may be to blame.

I would like to try digestive enzymes but don't want to be dependant on an expensive product :(


Me: GLUTEN-FREE 7/06, multiple food allergies, T2 DIABETES DX 8/08, LADA-Latent Autoimmune Diabetes in Adults, Who knew food allergies could trigger an autoimmune attack on the pancreas?! 1/11 Re-DX T1 DM, pos. DQ2 Celiac gene test 9/11

Son: ADHD '06,

neg. CELIAC PANEL 5/07

ALLERGY: "positive" blood and skin tests to wheat, which triggers his eczema '08

ENTEROLAB testing: elevated Fecal Anti-tissue Transglutaminase IgA Dec. '08

Gluten-free-Feb. '09

other food allergies

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I have some mild allergies, but most of what we thought were allergies or sensitivities were CC, for me, since I seem to be like psycho-level sensitive, LOL. Nuts, oils, and grains are killers; those really get me. Citrus tend to have a coating with gluten that makes me sick, and peppers and many other fruits do as well, so there's almost no fruits I can buy straight from the store. Sometimes if I peel them, I'll get less sick, at least, but mostly now I'm slowly hunting down farms that are safe for me.

However, for the fruit - if you are reacting to all fruit, that really makes me wonder if you have an allergy or reaction to something that is present with the fruit, but is not the fruit themselves, if that makes sense? Like a common additive in a pesticide, or in fertilizers, or a sprayed on preservative. Heck, maybe even an additive in soap that might wash the produce. I imagine a way to test this might simply be to try and grow one of these fruits yourself in your garden, without any fertilizer or special soil or mulch. See if you can eat it from you garden, you know? That's one of the things that happened when we realized I was having CC - if it comes from my garden, I can eat nearly anything. :-)

Or, oh! Have you ever taken a look at histamine sensitivity? As I recall, it's a reaction to the histamines that are present in produce (can't remember right off hand). I don't believe it was an allergy, perhaps, but it involved histamines so the body got itchiness and other fun stuff that go along with allergies, usually. Actually, just a sec and let me see if I can find the site I've seen this on before...

http://foodallergies.about.com/od/commonfoodallergies/p/histamineintol.htm

Although looking at it, either I was wrong about it being most fruit, or this one simply doesn't address the fruit as specifically as some sites. However, it might have some relevance, so I'll leave it in. It did have eczema and other reactions that seemed similar to what you mentioned. :-)

Or there's OAS (oral allergy syndrome) - might be an issue for fruits, too, if you have any environmental allergies. That's usually easier to tell because for most fruits and veggies, if they are cooked, this mostly eliminates the problem. Sulfite sensitivity can be something that involves a wide range of natural and processed foods, too, as I recall. I'm sure there's more, but the fact that it's all fruits getting you - and it's not just an intestinal issues, it sounds like, so that would eliminate fructose malabsorption, I believe. - makes me wonder if there might be an unknown common thread that is causing you the trouble.

Hope you find the answer soon - being on a really limited diet is the pits, but wow, it sure does bring you one's creativity, huh?


T.H.

Gluten free since August 10, 2009.
21 years with undiagnosed Celiac Disease

23 years with undiagnosed sulfite sensitivity

25 years with undiagnosed mast cell activation disorder (MCAD) 

 

Daughter: celiac and MCAD positive

Son: gluten intolerant
Father, brother: celiac positive

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Hope you find the answer soon - being on a really limited diet is the pits, but wow, it sure does bring you one's creativity, huh?


Diagnosed celiac sprue as infant: failure to thrive & pneumonia-back on grains age 4. Began herbs 1971 combating chronic kidney disease/general ill health 1973. Avoid wheat family and "allergens" by 1980. Late 80's doc. diagnosed candida: cave-man diet. Diagnosed degraded myelin sheath 2006; need co-enzyme B vitamins. Discovered celiac fall 2007; finally told diagnosis as infant. Recently found I am salicylic acid intolerant. Ironically can't tolerate most herbs now. Can now eat brown rice & other gluten-free grains (except corn) & even maple syrup & now homeopathic medicine works! Am still exploring the shape of this elephant but I've made progress!

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