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    I know this has already been said in here before most likely, but since going primal, eggs have been a big staple in my diet. I have been eating consistently 3-4 eggs every morning for breakfast and after about 6 weeks I have developed an intolerance that leaves me with intense pain and discomfort like a small knife slowly traveling through my digestive system accompanied with nausea. No hives or anything other than those three things mentioned. It took me a few days to pinpoint it, but its definitely the eggs and I only get it when eating them. Sad..sad day as I depended on them as a very cheap nutritious source of protein and now I have to give them up...So for those that love eating eggs every day, do so with caution so you don't end up in my seat.

    -Sam
    Last edited by swindell; 08-25-2012, 09:17 PM.

  • #2
    Oh dear
    thanks for the warning and hope it resolves itself soon so you can enjoy a few eggs again.

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    • #3
      This is, unfortunately, not all that uncommon around here. The vast majority of people seem to enjoy eggs as frequently as they wish, but a subset seem to develop intolerance. Eggs are high in lectins so perhaps they promote gut permeability for some people?
      Using low lectin/nightshade free primal to control autoimmune arthritis. (And lost 50 lbs along the way )

      http://www.krispin.com/lectin.html

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      • #4
        That's really unfortunate. You may have to switch over to a poliquin-esque meat and nuts breakfast.
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        • #5
          I recently expereienced this I have always loved eggs, and they are an ideal breakfast food, Primal or otherwise. Just this past year I started experiencing stomach pains and digestive trouble after eating them. Duck eggs are much worse than chicken eggs.

          I can have them every now and then, if I eat them with lots of other things, but this makes me SO sad! Even organic free-roam eggs are much cheaper than meat for breakfast! And so easy to make! Ah well, we must listen to our bodies...

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          • #6
            maybe it's not the egg but what they feed the chicken. I know most grocery store eggs feed there chickens soy and corn and a lot of others supplement there food with these. I know I feel icky with these type but chickens that get no soy, corn, or coconut are okay but really expensive.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by phigment View Post
              maybe it's not the egg but what they feed the chicken. I know most grocery store eggs feed there chickens soy and corn and a lot of others supplement there food with these. I know I feel icky with these type but chickens that get no soy, corn, or coconut are okay but really expensive.
              i've wondered this too. pastured eggs are still a cheap source of protein and so worth it imho.
              As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.

              – Ernest Hemingway

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              • #8
                One thing I have considered (for when I am more firmly primal) is making eggs a seasonal item. Although the season is long due to different kinds of birds, eggs definitely would not have been a late fall or winter food.

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                • #9
                  I'm sure that's true for some people...I had blood tests done, and for me at least it's the egg itself. I stay away from corn and soy, but if I do have them I don't react to them at all.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Sabine View Post
                    One thing I have considered (for when I am more firmly primal) is making eggs a seasonal item. Although the season is long due to different kinds of birds, eggs definitely would not have been a late fall or winter food.
                    chickens likely originate from a climate that would have allowed year-round laying of eggs, although they were initially domesticated for fighting not food.
                    As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.

                    – Ernest Hemingway

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                    • #11
                      I've had an egg intolerance since childhood. I remember my mother making egg omlettes and forcing them down my throat. One time, after once again forcing eggs down my throat, the whole meal came flying back up across the breakfast table....hehe
                      Since then, she never forced food down my throat ever again. But my egg consumption continued.
                      I never knew why I had swollen intestines until age 37 when I had an allergy test done. I was highly allergic to egg whites.

                      Of course, my digestive issues were also caused by grains etc...but eggs seemed to be the only thing that enlarged my belly into a beachball everytime I ate them. I never knew I had a food allergy, allergies was for the weak and I was no pussy =P

                      I had an anaphylactic shock once, could've died from it if not rushed into the emergency room. Anyways, since nobody knew what it was caused from, I continued to eat eggs...


                      Now, I only eat the yolks, and even then maybe only once a month.

                      Food allergies are no joke.

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                      • #12
                        Happened to me
                        “There is immeasurably more left inside than what comes out in words…”
                        — Fyodor Dostoevsky

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                        • #13
                          I'm allergic to egg whites too.... unfortunately, it's fairly common.

                          I do eat pastured egg yolks on occasion, though (from hard-boiled eggs). No bad reactions from those & the yolks contain all of the flavor + vitamins anyway.

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                          • #14
                            I actually aged out of my egg sensitivity. When was a kid, eggs would give me the most horrible indigestion...sour stomachs are doubly gross when you belch up rotten eggs. Now that I'm an adult, eggs don't give me a problem...thank God!

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                            • #15
                              Can't do eggs anymore either, as an allergy test proved me to be highly allergic. Whites are worse, but egg yolks are not that far off.

                              I LOVE eggs; I definitely miss 'em.
                              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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