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    Howdy!

    I've been seeing a holistic allergist. She's been great, or rather, the homeopathic drops she's given me, and my dietary changes have been great. I don't buy into everything she does/says.

    The last time I saw her, she warned me against eating eggs every day for breakfast. She told me they drain the body of digestive enzymes, and I should be careful, because I had my gallbladder removed.

    WTF!!?!?! My BS alarm went off in my head. What do ya'll think?
    A Post-Primal PrimalPat

    Do not allow yourself to become wrapped up in a food 'lifestyle'. That is ego, and you are not that.

  • #2
    Sorry to be snarky, but your BS alarm went off at that and not at homeopathy?

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    • #3
      Snarky is ok I'm an ass most times.

      No, I've been using homeopathic remedies for several years, and I have noticed a huge difference. No, I don't believe it's in my head.
      A Post-Primal PrimalPat

      Do not allow yourself to become wrapped up in a food 'lifestyle'. That is ego, and you are not that.

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      • #4
        The enzyme reference sounds like raw foodist related pseudo-science bs to me. However, eggs can invoke a histamine response by elevating IgE antibody levels in response to proteins found in the whites.

        If you have any potentially histamine response related symptoms it may be worth trying to eliminate them for a period and see how you feel. You'll find some folks in the paleosphere that separate their whites and yolks, pouring the former down the drain.

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        • #5
          O RLY?

          What would be an example of histamine response symptoms? Now you have my curiosity piqued...
          A Post-Primal PrimalPat

          Do not allow yourself to become wrapped up in a food 'lifestyle'. That is ego, and you are not that.

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          • #6
            Egg allergy symptoms can include:

            Skin inflammation or hives ó the most common egg allergy reaction
            Allergic nasal inflammation (allergic rhinitis)
            Digestive (gastrointestinal) symptoms, such as cramps, nausea and vomiting
            Asthma signs and symptoms such as coughing, chest tightness or shortness of breath
            Mayo clinic's egg allergy resource (I know, I know - I'm linking to the proprietor of CW.)

            Basically the generic definition of "allergy symptoms", occuring in either the skin, digestive, or respiratory systems. Good example: I get a runny nose after eating wheat. It lasts one - three days depending on dose.

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            • #7
              Hmmmmmmmmmm....

              Now you've got me thinking. But I may need to post an entirely new thread on this.
              A Post-Primal PrimalPat

              Do not allow yourself to become wrapped up in a food 'lifestyle'. That is ego, and you are not that.

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              • #8
                This site has a bit further discussion - apparently there are enzyme inhibitors! Though they are broken down pretty quickly by heating.

                Also, from the article "Lysozyme from Egg Whites" by Loren Cordain:

                "Should everybody include eggs in their diet on a daily basis? Not necessarily, particularly if we examine the evolutionary template. Without question our preagricultural ancestors would have collected and consumed eggs from birdsí nests whenever possible. However, in the wild, bird eggs only appear seasonally. Hence, pre-agricultural humans could have never consumed two eggs for breakfast every morning of the year similar to some westernized people, but rather only occasionally for a few brief weeks or months."
                and:

                "As I have previously mentioned, a chicken egg is the reproductive endpoint for adult birds and survives by living outside its motherís body in a semi permeable compartment that is essentially immovable. Accordingly, it has no means of protecting itself from microorganisms or predation by physical escape or avoidance. For this reason, the evolutionary strategy eggs have taken to protect themselves from microbial invaders is to select for toxic substances in the egg white; mainly in the form of antimicrobial proteins."
                Which are the proteins I mentioned invoking an immune response.

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                • #9
                  WHOA! You just blew my mind Raney!

                  Maybe I'll start doing eggs every other day, and do my massive coconut milk, spinach, flax and berry shake on off days.

                  HMMMM!

                  Check out my other thread I just started

                  Thanks so much!!!
                  A Post-Primal PrimalPat

                  Do not allow yourself to become wrapped up in a food 'lifestyle'. That is ego, and you are not that.

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                  • #10
                    I am allergic to egg whites... I was feeling really nauseous 24/7 with a swollen sore throat for two months before taking the allergy test. Egg whites were the culprit. Hence, I eat a lot of meat!

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                    • #11
                      I had a food allergy test done a few years back and my body reacted to egg whites. They didn't tell me exactly WHAT it is in egg whites...and I didn't bother to ask since I was on a SAD diet at the time and well, nutritionally stupid.

                      I can load up on egg yolks all day though and not feel a thing. So, like someone above said, I ditch the egg white and only eat the yolk...am I spoiled or what =P

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                      • #12
                        Ok, I'm going to try this starting tomorrow. Is there any way to cook egg yolks just slightly in some butter, or bacon fat, so I can have some semblance of bacon and eggs?!

                        :'(
                        A Post-Primal PrimalPat

                        Do not allow yourself to become wrapped up in a food 'lifestyle'. That is ego, and you are not that.

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                        • #13
                          I can handle 3 whole eggs a day even tho I am histamine intolerant. There's so much other good stuff in eggs, these are the last thing I want to cut out. Still all the best goodness is definitely in the yolks.
                          F 5 ft 3. HW: 196 lbs. Primal SW (May 2011): 182 lbs (42% BF)... W June '12: 160 lbs (29% BF) (UK size 12, US size 8). GW: ~24% BF - have ditched the scales til I fit into a pair of UK size 10 bootcut jeans. Currently aligning towards 'The Perfect Health Diet' having swapped some fat for potatoes.

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                          • #14
                            Often my breakfast consists of:
                            • 2 eggs fried in ghee or coconut oil
                            • 1 avocado topped with coconut milk or coconut cream occasionally with berries

                            I started to have stomach issues, so I stopped eating all of that for breakfast. I was thinking it was the eggs. Then I discovered ghee and was eating eggs fried in ghee all the time. I took a break from coconut milk and started to feel better. I had coconut again today and my tummy hurts. I think it's the coconut.

                            I have ITP and low platelets. My hematologist says that my immune system kills off my platelets, but that my body produces enough platelets. I read that people with immune system problems shouldn't be eat eggs among other things, but I love them so much! They're cheap, easy-to-make protein and so convenient.
                            **Food and Meows**

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                            • #15
                              What the hell does your hematologist know? Listen to you own body for a win.
                              F 5 ft 3. HW: 196 lbs. Primal SW (May 2011): 182 lbs (42% BF)... W June '12: 160 lbs (29% BF) (UK size 12, US size 8). GW: ~24% BF - have ditched the scales til I fit into a pair of UK size 10 bootcut jeans. Currently aligning towards 'The Perfect Health Diet' having swapped some fat for potatoes.

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