- May 31, 2012 at 2:46 pm #83624
I’ve been looking through my strict diet log because in the last week I have had reactions to Fage Greek yoghurt, kale, coconut bread and Himalayan see salt – things I was fine with until now. I added grapefruit seed extract about a week ago and I’m wondering if it could be connected or just a coincidence?
I’ve also had reactions to oatbran, buckwheat flour, rice bran and desicated coconut but I’m not surprised by that. I guess it was just too early and I’m not taking probiotic tablets yet.
From tomorrow I was planning on cutting right back and just having allowed veg, eggs and chicken twice a week so I can start introducing things again in a week or so.
Coincidence? or something else?May 31, 2012 at 3:15 pm #83628
rasterParticipantTopics: 104Replies: 6837
I am wondering what kind of reactions you are experiencing?
I’ve never heard of anyone reacting to sea salt…thats a new one!
For me, when I react to a food I am allergic to I get what I call the “burn.” This typically encompasses the body and is very similar to “indian rug burn” or even a regular rug burn. Its very similar to hyperventilation symptoms for me…
It typically hits me right away or within 5 minutes of eating…
Other reactions I used to get include headaches, fatigue, mucuous production, ringing ears, heart palpitations, muscle twitching, etc.
-rasterJune 1, 2012 at 4:06 am #83653
The main and most noticeable reaction is with my tongue. It always seems coated white these days (since starting the diet) on the back of my tongue and sometimes feelsdry, as you’d expect. But some days it feels like its burning or being pinched nearer the tip and once it feels like that, its like that all day.
For example, yesterday morning I made another loaf of coconut bread, ie eggs, olive oil, alu-free baking soda, rosemary and coconut flour. I left out the salt. Whist in the oven I did oil pulling, had organic peppermint tea and then an omelette with spinach and asparagus, and vitamins / herbs, including grapefruit seed extract. When the bread was cool I had about an inch size piece of the bread and shortly after my tongue had that burning, pinching feeling. Then I had some kefir and 9tsp coconut oil and the feeling improved slightly but was there for the rest of the day.
I’ve had similar experiences with the yoghurt and kale. I’m not entirely sure about the salt so i’m working on testing that one.
My reactions definitely arent as extreme as yours. It usually affects my tongue, like when I had pea’s at the restaurant, plus a bit of headache and fatigue. Sometimes ear ringing and flatulence.
You mentioned mucuous and I get that with lemon drinks and the liver flush drinks, sometimes with my ear feeling like its a bit blocked. I assumed thats more like die off than an allergic reaction?
The hardest thing I find with this diet is working out the reactions. I think I’ve worked out what die off is now, as i’ve definitely experienced during the detox, occasionally with swede, and definitely with 11tsp coconut oil – extreme fatigue, nausea, tummy ache, ear ringing..June 6, 2012 at 2:55 pm #84095
I think I worked out what the problem was. One new brand of supplement I was taking contained maltodextrin which I hadnt noticed and the GSE contained Microcrystalline Cellulose which i guess cant be good either.
So I stopped them and my tongue has improved. It seems that most of the time my tongue is where I get the reactions. But I definitely notice something with himalayan sea salt sometimes, possibly when i’ve had more than I maybe should, I’m not sure yet. It seems to make the tip of my tongue tingly, but is that a candida reaction or could it be that if you have thrush, some things will make it worse when its not affecting the rest of your body..?June 6, 2012 at 3:25 pm #84097
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Sorry I didn’t see your earlier post, but I wouldn’t have known what to say in response.
However, saliva is definitely something candida can live within and when it lives on saliva, its called oral thrush. I had it pretty bad early on, but now my tongue is pretty normal looking. However, I noticed when I take an antifungal, it makes my mouth tingle…which I assume means its killing the candida in my mouth.
Other than this symptom, I haven’t had mouth allergic reactions while on the diet…however if I recall, other people notice strange things going on in their mouths when they cheat. I will I could suggest more other than oil pulling (there’s a post on the forum), which should hopefully make it better within a week or a few days.
-rasterJune 6, 2012 at 4:50 pm #84100
Thanks Raster, no worries about not replying. I’ve been doing oil pulling since the start and it definitely helped me when it was really bad, but generally i dont notice much of a difference although I have to say i’ve not tried it when tingling.June 6, 2012 at 5:21 pm #84102
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Jo*Jo wrote: But I definitely notice something with himalayan sea salt sometimes, possibly when i’ve had more than I maybe should, I’m not sure yet. It seems to make the tip of my tongue tingly, but is that a candida reaction or could it be that if you have thrush, some things will make it worse when its not affecting the rest of your body..?
Jo, pure sea salt, which of course is what Himalayan salt is, contains a degree of antifungal properties which would probably account for the bit of tingling you experienced after having it.
AbleJune 6, 2012 at 7:33 pm #84111
Brilliant, i’m glad to read that. Thanks 🙂
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