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by 3277 · April 13, 2014 at 04:10 AM

Of course no one should eat prepared foods with Mono and Diglycerides, but is there any chance that Mono and Diglycerides could contain any nightshades? I'm trying really hard to try nightshade free for 2 months and don't want hidden... (more)

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tash 0 · April 13, 2014 at 04:10 AM

I imagine it is the alkaloids in nightshades you are trying to eliminate. Mono and di-glycerides are fatty acids attached to a carbon backbone. They are as such, chemically dissimilar to nightshade (or any other for that matter)... (more)

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by 560 · November 22, 2013 at 12:21 AM

I see so much controversy over it. I tried to do some quick research and answer my own question but figured some knowledgable paleohackers could provide a synthesis of the pros and cons, the goods and bads, the silly and sound arguments, and... (more)

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raydawg 0 · November 20, 2013 at 12:40 PM

I find some are ok (tomato) and others seem to cause issues (eggplant, bellpeppers). It's an individual response. Test yourself with an elimination and reintroduction, and see how it works. Typically they seem to agravate joint issues.

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by 0 · October 10, 2013 at 03:04 PM

Hi. I'm rather new to paleo, though I've been moving toward eating this way for a while. I've got a couple questions, though. 1 - By eating this way, I seem to go into ketosis without much effort. Prior to doing this full-bore, I had cut... (more)

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samc 0 · October 10, 2013 at 03:04 PM

My wife's side of the family has Celiac issues and she has to a lesser degree issues with grains. Could be she has Celiac but was never tested. I got her to eliminate grains and after six months all is well. I don't think you recover from it,... (more)

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by 63 · December 30, 2013 at 06:16 PM

Do nightshades create problems in generally healthy people? My family is in good health and have no auto-immune issues and I have noticed we tend to eat lot of nightshades, I always add paprika to my curries, we have tomatoes, bell peppers... (more)

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CaveMan_Mike 0 · December 30, 2013 at 06:16 PM

As they say, the poison is in the dose. For me personally, if nightshades contain poison, why would I want to eat it? Seems like having a little-bit of rat-poison every day (not enough to get you overtly ill). Seems like a bad idea. I'm... (more)

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by 0 · August 25, 2013 at 12:00 AM

Paleo 60 days... Doing great. Still working on some digestive issues (lifetime issues with gas, bloating and constipation)so digging for more info. Uncover the discussions on fodmaps (what, no avocado??) and night shades (what, no tomatoes?)...... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · August 25, 2013 at 12:00 AM

there are so many different diet or meal plans that if you tried to restrict everything, you'd be left with nothing. I think you should go by what you feel and your symptoms. maybe try no fodmaps for a few weeks and if you don't notice a... (more)

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by 98 · August 17, 2013 at 01:30 AM

It is already known that nightshades contain potent toxins such as glycoalkaloids (solanine, capsaicin, etc.). However, these toxins for most people are relatively benign, and with proper preparation, can be part of a healthy Paleo diet when... (more)

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CDone 0 · August 17, 2013 at 01:30 AM

The VAST majority of green peppers you get in the store are Permagreen Peppers. This is a specific species of sweet pepper that was cultivated to stay green. These peppers have reached full maturity and are not "unripe red ones". You can tell... (more)

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by 45 · August 12, 2013 at 02:46 AM

Nightshades don't seem to bother me at all. I eat tomatoes and tomato sauce almost daily. I've been experimenting with eggplant sauteed in coconut oil and mixed into my staple food of vegetable meatloaf. It has this mushy texture that vaguely... (more)

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Lesley_1 0 · August 12, 2013 at 02:23 AM

Andhra Spiced Eggplant from "Mangoes and Curry Leaves" by Jeremy Alford and Naomi Duguid. So good!

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by 10 · August 04, 2013 at 12:07 PM

can't find anything definitive with a google search. thanks!

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raydawg 0 · August 04, 2013 at 12:07 PM

Nightshades: non-sweet, non-yam potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, ground cherries, tomatillos, tamarillos, and some poisonous ones: tobacco (if you eat it), mandrake, belladonna. Alliums: onion, scallion, leeks, shallots, garlic, chives.... (more)

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by 50 · July 16, 2013 at 04:22 AM

I've realized that I may be sensitive to nightshades. I've also realized that vodka is often made from potatoes. I know that wheat based hard alcohols are usually ok (as far as alcohols go), even for celiacs. The gluten is distilled out. Is the... (more)

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Chelsea__1 0 · July 02, 2013 at 03:29 AM

Ciroc is grape-based.

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by 271 · May 25, 2013 at 11:49 AM

So, a few deys ago I read an answer to a question which stated that garlic is a nightshade. I would have posted this question there but couldn't find the topic anymore. I was told it isn't. So, is garlic a nightshade? Also, links to the latest on... (more)

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neu 0 · May 25, 2013 at 11:35 AM

No, it's not. According to WHFoods, the nightshade family includes, "Potatoes, tomatoes, sweet and hot peppers, eggplant, tomatillos, tamarios, pepinos, pimentos, paprika, and cayenne peppers," among many others.... (more)

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by 1 · April 25, 2013 at 11:22 AM

I was vegan for 7yrs...been diagnosed with hashmoto thyroid 3yrs ago..every since then I have been on a mission to get off meds (50 synt.) my 1st TSH lvl was 98.8!! lucky to be alive ;/ my TPO was 997! been GF free 2 yrs with antibodies going down... (more)

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raydawg 0 · April 11, 2013 at 10:24 AM

If you weren't using that as a way to just get attention, it just means your hormones are balancing out back to normal, and enough DHEA is being converted to testosterone. It's a good sign. Either you didn't have enough DHEA, or it was being... (more)

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by 1 · April 09, 2013 at 03:48 PM

I was vegan for 7yrs...been diagnosed with hashmoto thyroid 3yrs ago..every since then I have been on a mission to get off meds (50 synt.) my 1st TSH lvl was 98.8!! lucky to be alive ;/ my TPO was 997! been GF free 2 yrs with antibodies going... (more)

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by 115 · February 28, 2013 at 05:55 PM

If Nightshades are so bad, why do they taste so good and are so prevalent in many cultures? Things that are naturally tasty for humans are a signal for us to eat that certain food. And don't come with that "sugar is tasty and that is not... (more)

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Morrigan_1 0 · February 28, 2013 at 05:55 PM

Who says nightshades are bad? If you look enough for it every food on the planet has something bad about it. I would guess organic boiled potatoes and ripe tomatoes to be among the safest of foods to consume for sick people. I think potatoes get... (more)

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by 3277 · February 14, 2013 at 12:22 PM

I know the only way to get to the bottom of this for me is to construct food elimination experiments and isolate variables, and only introduce one thing at a time, but if anyone has any thoughts on my situation, I'd be eternally grateful: I have... (more)

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jjtitus 0 · February 12, 2013 at 06:03 PM

Really, Wendy's and McDonalds double cheese burgers...? And you're worried about the nightshades and histamine... why don't you just start with autoimmune Paleo and add things back in after stabilizing for a few weeks?... (more)

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by 3277 · February 12, 2013 at 03:17 PM

I know the simplest thing would be to only eat the beef patties, and I know the bun & cheese are bad for a trillion different reasons, but I'm doing a nightshade elimination trial so please look at these ingredients and let me know if you spot... (more)

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greymouser 0 · February 12, 2013 at 03:17 PM

dios mios ... okay, I'll try to answer the actual question only. Just pretend I went on a tirade about this shitty, shitty, shitty food for pages and pages. You're correct, paprika seems to be the only whole-food ingredient in the list that is a... (more)

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by 1353 · January 24, 2013 at 06:56 PM

(Other than potatoes). I get that nightshades evolved separately from humans due to being native to the Americas, and therefore weren't literally in the original human diet, but is that the only thing? I'm a newb in terms of the biochemistry. What... (more)

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Kim_30 0 · January 24, 2013 at 02:04 AM

They contain alkaloid which can have a negative effect on nerve-muscle function and digestive function in animals and humans, and may also be able to compromise joint function. (From http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=george&dbid=62) I... (more)

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by 2316 · January 10, 2013 at 11:40 PM

I know this question has probably been asked plenty of times in some form. Over the past week we ran out of dark greens in our house and I haven't been motivated to go get any more so I've been with out them for about 5 or 6 days. I feel... (more)

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Moongirl 0 · January 10, 2013 at 11:40 PM

I have heard of people who get a paradoxical folate deficiency from eating leafy greens. Freddd, an internet expert on B12 and related vitamins, has written about this extensively (across several comments) on Chris Kresser's B12 thread here:... (more)

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by 1768 · December 29, 2012 at 05:43 PM

Are potatoes an acceptable or a "safe" starch? Straight forward question. Thanks!

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Mash 0 · December 29, 2012 at 05:43 PM

These links may be helpful for you... Potatoes: http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.co.uk/2010/09/potatoes-and-human-health-part-i.html http://wholehealthsource.blogspot.co.uk/2010/09/potatoes-and-human-health-part-ii.html... (more)

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by 10 · February 10, 2013 at 01:53 AM

I have on-again/off-again digestion issues, and I was considering doing strict paleo PLUS avoiding nightshades, eggs, alcohol, dairy, and all nuts and seeds for the first 30 days. This sounds very restrictive, but I'm willing to do it if it'll... (more)

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Elina_1 0 · December 29, 2012 at 06:50 PM

http://getnow.org/paleo/ helped me to get all done! Suggesting it to anyone.

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by 77322 · December 07, 2012 at 05:58 AM

Fruit? Nuts? Eggs? All meat? Soy milk? How can I limit my food choices EVEN FURTHER to restrict even more potential nutrients from my diet? Thanks!

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CrossfitDavis 0 · December 07, 2012 at 05:10 AM

you should limit fructose intake if trying to lose fat

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by 77322 · January 19, 2013 at 09:17 PM

I keep reading that nightshades are bad, and not " true paleo." apparently the lectins in foods like tomatoes can cause inflammation and acne. Thoughts?

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kerri_5 0 · January 19, 2013 at 09:17 PM

I have read that the reactions can be because of having an intolerance to the natural nicotine in night shades. Google nicotine and tomatoes and you will find all sorts of information.

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by 63 · August 09, 2012 at 01:38 AM

Hi im 18 yo and my name is matteo. Are years that some night I get scared cause this sleep paralysis, when I'm waking up is like that I just can breathing a moving my tongue , because the rest of my body is already sleeping and it take 1 minute to... (more)

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Domer88 0 · August 09, 2012 at 01:38 AM

I had a few bouts of sleep paralysis in my teens and early twenties. This was before the internet was a fount of information, so I had no way to find out what was happening to me. I agree it is incredibly scary while it's happening. You lose... (more)

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by 1633 · June 26, 2012 at 08:12 AM

So I know this lady. I just learned that her hands shake after working out. It does not matter what she does either. Yoga, cardio, weights... anything. Do you have any idea what may be causing this? I thought about a possible sensitivity to... (more)

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Scotty_Von_Porkchop 0 · June 23, 2012 at 02:56 PM

Its usually just down to the exhaustion of small fine motor neurons leaving only the larger ones activating movement.

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by 30 · January 17, 2013 at 01:08 PM

This is going to be a long post with a few questions in it. I had some mood disorders I suppose (mood swings, anti-social behavior) since I was 16-17 and I am now 24. When I went to college I was under stress and started feeling angry at myself... (more)

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Kasra 0 · May 24, 2012 at 12:29 AM

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by 1116 · May 05, 2012 at 03:42 PM

Aside from a mild gluten and lactose intolerance, I've never had any food allergies. I just visited my husband in NC and after eating salad, the inside of my mouth swelled - we're talking just-had-major-dental-work sized swelling complete with a... (more)

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Lady_Arwen 0 · May 05, 2012 at 03:02 PM

What was your dressing in the salad? Your allergic reaction could also be in soy, wheat, gluten etc.? Do you have any shellfish or egg allergies? Raw egg can be more allergenic and is often used in creamy dressings like Thousand Island,... (more)