Actually I think the main reason they aren’t allowed/recommended is that they promote the production of mucous which protects the candida; the destruction of mucus in the body is one of the most important ways to fight the candida. I recommend viewing my mucoid post!
I have been eating sunflower seeds for quite awhile now and I only notice mucus production after I eat them. My allergic reaction to them is slowly growing over time so I think this is something I should cut. The problem is I don’t have a good protein substitute while at work, I think the best alternative is to bring coconut bread. I wish there was some chicken sausage close by where I work!
Update: Today I finally had a “very bad” reaction to sunflower seeds. I was intolerant to them for the first 4 months of the diet, but starting this week I have noticed more symptoms. I ate some like usual today and I felt a brain fog, burning feeling in my skin, and shortness of breath. I can’t believe it, but this has been poisoning me all along!
I am wondering how much this has held me back? I eat about 2 cups worth everyday 5 days a week (for 4 months). I feel like an idiot…seriously.