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  • Waffles, Butter, and Syrup... Interesting Incident



    My wife is doing the challenge along with me and we have all been having our cravings. I was commenting to her that within this first week she has been sneezing and coughing MUCH less than she usually does. She almost always does both when she goes to bed and when she wakes up in the morning, but I would say it has decreased by no less than 80% since following the PB nutrition for just the first week.


    Well...


    This morning she broke down and had some waffles with butter and syrup and her reaction was significant and almost immediate. Within 5-10 minutes of eating the processed grain and sugar she had what appeared to be a full blown allergic reaction similar to what someone might experience with "hay fever." She was coughing, sneezing, had a runny nose, felt tired... it was quite shocking. She got back on the PB plan for the rest of the day and the symptoms were gone.


    Just an interesting incident I thought I would share.


    Hope everyone is doing well with the challenge!


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    Has it put her off having waffles and syrup again? (I would hope so, but some people are stubborn!)

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      Wow

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        Huh, the hay fever type symoptoms are really interesting! Immediate negative reinforcement should work wonders I haven't caved to grains yet, but just too much sugar gives my tummy problems...I don't really want to know what would happen.

        You are what you eat,
        and what you eat eats too - Michael Pollan

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          Makes one wonder how many other people are suffering with undiagnosed, mild, chronic allerges or inflammations...

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            This sounds a lot like me. I used to cough and sniffle after meals and snacks to the point my parents thought I had some chronic disease and sent me around to a few specialists who couldn't find anything wrong at all.


            Went to an allergist who tested me and found I had low level allergies to just about everything they tested for but milk. That wasn't too helpful...


            A year ago I went primal, and I've not had any recurrances at all. When I do cave in and eat some sugar, of course I will have a sugar crash and feel a bit ill. It's definitely good reinforcement to stay on the right path!

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              Since there's three foodstuffs there, it's a bit of a guess which. But my guess would be that it's unlikely to be the butter.


              Was it maple syrup, Imax, or some kind of refined syrup (possibly with flavourings or other additives in, too)? I don't go a bundle on sweet things, but I'd put a small amount - a teaspoon, say - of pure maple syrup on something occasionally. My guess is that would be OK for most people: North American Indians made and ate the stuff pre-contact - and sometimes in quite large amounts, as far as I can tell - and I don't think the Indians were known for their allergies.


              The number one bet has to be the waffles. Did you keep the packet? it might be of interesting to people reading the board to know what's in them, if you did. Anyone's guess what's in those: some kind/s of flour, possibly refined vegetable oils (some of those are quite nasty), spray-dried skimmed milk powder perhaps, possibly pasteurized egg, and then possibly other additives.

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                Wheat, wheat, wheat..... Unless something really weird is going on, it's the wheat. Known major low level allergen. As I stopped eating bread and other wheat carriers, my chronic low level pain went away. Now, I do understand that one subjective case and that I changed a lot of diet all at once makes for poor science, but it fits perfectly.


                Maple syrup, BTW, is sucrose, nothing special. Just like table sugar. I've never heard of sugars causing allergies.

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                  [quote]

                  Maple syrup, BTW, is sucrose, nothing special.
                  </blockquote>


                  No it&#39;s not just sucrose. Table 1 here:


                  http://jchemed.chem.wisc.edu/HS/Journal/Issues/2007/OctACS/ACSSub/p1647.pdf


                  Of course what I said was "My guess is that would be OK for most people".


                  My guess would be the waffles. But, of course, we don&#39;t actually know what is in the waffles ...

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                    I&#39;m also guessing it&#39;s the wheat. I used to have a constant drippy nose, regardless of the weather, and it cleared up once I banished wheat from my diet.

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                      I meant the only sugar in maple syrup is sucrose....which that paper confirms. Obviously there are other chemicals that give syrup its coloring and flavor.

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                        Here are the ingredients for those who are interested...


                        The waffles were Vans Wheat Free Blueberry and here are the ingredients: BROWN RICE FLOUR, WATER, POTATO STARCH, RICE FLOUR, CANOLA OIL, PINEAPPLE JUICE CONCENTRATE, LEAVENING (BAKING SODA, SODIUM ACID PYROPHOSPHATE, MONOCALCIUM PHOSPHATE), PEACH JUICE CONCENTRATE, BLUEBERRIES, DATES, FRUCTOSE, POWDERED SUGAR (SUGAR, CORNSTARCH), SUGAR, PEAR JUICE CONCENTRATE, SALT, NATURAL FLAVOR, DEFATTED SOY FLOUR, SOY LECITHIN, CARROT FIBER, GUAR GUM, MALIC ACID. CONTAINS SOY.


                        The "maple syrup" was good old off the shelf Aunt Jemima... Butter Rich. Here are the ingredients for that one: CORN SYRUP, HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP, WATER, SALT, CELLULOSE GUM, NATURAL BUTTER FLAVOR WITH OTHER NATURAL FLAVORS, NATURAL AND ARTIFICIAL MAPLE FLAVOR, SODIUM HEXAMETAPHOSPHATE, SODIUM BENZOATE AND SORBIC ACID (PRESERVATIVES), CARAMEL COLOR


                        Looking at these two I am going to guess it was more the syrup than the waffles, however there is no way to be sure.


                        Appreciate all the feedback!

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