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Allergic to citrus fruits

Posted by Denise on February 09, 1999 at 12:15:45:

Hi there.

I definitely have an agriculturalist metabolism. But now after running the elimination diet and trying out orange juice and tangerines, I've found I'm allergic to them (I get a rash around my mouth). I really have a problem starting my day without fruit or juice, but in the winter I don't know what to eat if I can't have citrus fruits on a daily basis. What do you suggest?

Denise


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Re: Allergic to citrus fruits

Posted by Robert McFerran on February 09, 1999 at 23:33:49:

In Reply to: Allergic to citrus fruits posted by Denise on February 09, 1999 at 12:15:45:

Denise,

Melon is good for breakfast for Agriculturists. If I were an Agriculturist I would be feasting on papaya and mangos!!

You might find that after abstaining from the citrus for 3 months that you will have no problem with them -- although it is NEVER a good idea to eat the same food every morning over and over.

Bob


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Unless you have Candida...

Posted by Peggy on February 10, 1999 at 02:44:22:

In Reply to: Re: Allergic to citrus fruits posted by Robert McFerran on February 09, 1999 at 23:33:49:

Just yesterday I read on a Candida site that melon, particularly, should not be eaten if you have candida. I'm an agriculturist with candida and whenever I eat canteloupe or honeydew, I get pain in my stomach. I thought I just had my own special problem with melon, but perhaps it's actually the candida??

Peggy


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Re: Unless you have Candida...

Posted by Robert McFerran on February 10, 1999 at 06:08:41:

In Reply to: Unless you have Candida... posted by Peggy on February 10, 1999 at 02:44:22:

Peggy,

Your question brings us into the 'candida zone'.

Dr. Wiley suggests that melon is "candida inducing". I'm not really sure why.

Many Environmental physicians advise that melon has many molds on the surface that the individual (who is sensitive to candida albicans) could possibly cross-react with and in turn create symptoms. By the way, Dr. Stoll has suggested that this cross-reactivity, while present in some individuals, has been overblown.

Dr. Mansfield's experience showed that melon was one of the few fruits that could be eaten during candida treatment due to it's relatively low sugar content.

So who are we going to believe? In your case I would believe my gut (in a literal sense). Certainly canteloupe or honeydew would have a lot of molds on the surface. How do you do with watermelon or other smooth melons?

I would give the canteloupe a try again, but take special care to first wash the surface and then soak or wipe-down the surface with 3% hydrogen peroxide solution. Rinse it, cut it and see how you do.

Bob


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Re: Allergic to citrus fruits

Posted by Denise on February 10, 1999 at 15:00:09:

In Reply to: Re: Allergic to citrus fruits posted by Robert McFerran on February 09, 1999 at 23:33:49:

Bob,

I'd love to eat melons, but they aren't too delicious this time of year up here in Jersey. I do recall seeing mangos and papaya a plenty at the farmer's market, so hopefully they'll be tasty.

I made the mistake of drinking OJ every morning for breakfast this winter, and wondered why I had eczema on my face. Now that I understand more about food allergies, I won't be doing that again.

Thanks, Denise



Re: Unless you have Candida...

Posted by Peggy on February 10, 1999 at 18:02:04:

In Reply to: Re: Unless you have Candida... posted by Robert McFerran on February 10, 1999 at 06:08:41:

Those are the only two melons I eat. I haven't had watermelon in a long time, so I don't know if it causes pain for me.

I'll try washing them.

Thanks,

Peggy




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