Welcome to Ask Whole9 Canada, where Summer Innanen and Sarah Ramsden answer all of your health and nutrition questions. In this week’s episode, Summer and Sarah discuss why you make reaction to certain foods sometimes and not others.
Have you ever eaten a food and had a reaction to it, whereas on other occasions you can tolerate the food with no issues? Having inconsistent food reactions can make identifying your food sensitivities difficult. This is because symptoms may appear only when you have exceeded your personal tolerance level and this can change on a day-to-day basis depending on several different factors.
In this episode of S&STV, we talk about why this happens and what you can do to manage it more effectively.
Has this ever happened to you? Tell us in the comments below!
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Mary Ann says
Yes!! Thank you for this segment!! Inconsistent food reactions happen to me ALL THE TIME. I have allergies, so depending on what is in the air, I react differently to foods. Lately, it was a serious reaction to raw broccoli without warning. Raw carrots, celery, cucumbers, and red swiss chard have been problematic as well, more seasonally. Always though, white wine is a problem, even the same brand, type, year and some days its fine, other times, I’m so congested. Its awful. Rice is another one like that, same type of reaction (serious congestion). I haven’t noticed a correlation to stress or personal circumstances, but I will have to watch for that now.
Are you allergic to penicillin? I am an I notice a reaction when ever I eat foods that have a high mold content.
Mary Ann Middleton says
I have been told I’m allergic to penicillin, although my allergist said he has doubts but didn’t want to test it. Growing up, my mom was told to only give me powdered skim milk because the amount of penicillin in milk was bad for me. I have cross reacting allergies though, so I think that is why mine are so inconsistent. On Whole30 Round 3 now, and my food sensitivities have gotten SO much BETTER!! I can eat almonds and walnuts now :)
This has happened to me with eggs. Sometimes I can eat eggs with no problems, but other times they make me feel like I’m pregnant with morning sickness – awful! I never could figure out what the difference was, but this sheds some light on the issue. The only thing that seemed to stand out before was the amount I ate, i.e. I would have a reaction if eggs were just in the dish (like something baked), but if I ate a plate of scrambled eggs – ick! Interestingly enough, I went for all 30 days of the whole30 with NO reaction at all to eggs, so I’m sure that lowering my overall inflammation had something to do with it. Thanks for this info!
Jessica @ Jess Does Paleo says
Tomatoes and hot spices! Every once in a while is fine, but a few weeks ago I made a batch of tomato sauce that also had chili powder. I ate it for lunch a few days in a row, and on day 3 or 4 I felt like I was hit with a bag of bricks after lunch. No stomach issues, but I felt like I was about to pass out from exhaustion at 2 in the afternoon. Dairy seems to be the same as well – a few times a week is fine, but too often and stomach issues start! I’ve never considered the role of outside inputs like sleep and stress in food reactions before, so I really appreciate the information!
E MKidd says
I had almost forgotten about my sensitives to nuts until I started the Whole30. I have a dormant case of shingles that almost never bothers me much…except for the times that I have tried to adjust my diet and become healthier. Brown rice, almonds and other nuts are all high in Alkaline and low in lysine. When this balance gets out of wack: bam out break. After mowing down on some almond butter and apples last night I felt totally sick to my stomach and feverish and woke up with an out break patch starting on my cheek.
I’ve definitely had this post whole 30. Guar gum in the wrong brand of coconut milk my husband bought caused me four days of what I can only describe as IBS symptoms and a complete lack of digestion of the coconut by the time it left my body. But I’ve had it before and been just fine as husband’s favorite ice cream bars have in them. But the time that I had that awful reaction was one of extreme stress for me because I was having two surgeries in five days for s uterine polyp and extreme scar tissue in my shoulder. Thank you for this post!
I believe I have a sensitivity to Peppers. It took me a long time to figure it out. After eating them a few hours later I get this internal itching and burning in my hands. No scratching helps, I just drink copious amounts of water hoping to flush it out. I realized it was the peppers causing the problem when I purchased Capsaicin Cream and it caused severe persistent burning at the application site. Even washing it off was a nightmare. Since then I have tried to eliminate peppers from my diet and have no reoccurences when I stick to it but now, even a little pepper in my food affects me.