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Here's how I figure it. If I find something I am eating is hurting me, I stop. It's not good for you to eat things that hurt you. You don't need any particular food, as long as you otherwise eat a good variety.
Nuts cause problems for many people, and plenty of us blamed it on everything else before giving in and admitting to ourselves that it was the nuts and nut butters. Almonds are especially problematic for some; from what I've read, it seems that macadamias are less often the culprits than any of the others, at least for the majority of those who report it.
There are plenty of reasons for their causing stomach upset - one of them (that most don't realize) being an issue of FODMAP sensitivity/intolerance/whatever you want to call it, in certain bodies. They are also one of the more inflammatory foods by nature - more O6 than is considered ideal by most unless truly consumed in moderation. Let's face it, though - nuts aren't the easiest to consume in moderation or anything even resembling it. I ditched them eventually for all three reasons and still mourn the loss. Even they weren't worth the GI upset and the inflammation brought on by even a small amount once I realized how sensitive I am to them.
Macadamia nuts are better, but herr's what I would do. Cut them all out, then after a few weeks reintroduce just macadamia nuts. If you're fine after that, wait two more weeks then retry almonds. It's best to have one experimental variable at a time.