So, (finally! wahoo!) I've learned that my hidden food allergy is nightshades. However, it really didn't flare up until I ate a lot of raw tomatoes and peppers this summer. The skin on my face, over time, became increasingly rough, irritated, and peppered with breakouts. And on the exact day I stopped eating nightshades, the pain subsided and my skin began to heal in a way that it hasn't in my entire life.
BUT I also ate cooked nightshades my whole life with out presenting as much irritation as I experienced this summer. Have you experienced something similar? Or do you know if the toxic properties of nightshades change when cooked? I know that what I have to do now is just experiment as I go forward, but I'd love to have your insights, too. I'm totally okay with ditching nightshades forever, but knowing the limits of my tolerance is important, too. Thanks!