Ate wheat for the first time in 3 weeks and my tongue and mouth are itchy and i feel nauseas, could this be a reaction to wheat??? I have been strict on my paleo for the last few weeks and gave wheat a shot this weekend as i had two kid birthday parties in a row and had the tiniest bits of cake, my mouth was feeling a bit itchy but i thought nothing of it. Then today, day three in a row, i ate pasta and am now suffering with a raging reaction to something! dizzines, nausea and VERY itchy mouth...never experienced this before, could this be a wheat allergy and is it possible to develop allergies later in life???
Think of it in this regard: You get accustomed to "feeling bad" after over consuming things such as gluten. When you remove these from your diet you begin to feel good again. If you consume these substances after being clean for a while, your body is not used to feeling inflamed and you now notice it. My wife used to have an upset stomach after every meal. To her this was "normal". After eating a Paleo diet for an extended period, she consumed a nice amount of wheat and actually over consumed it. She felt AWFUL. I was guilty of the same thing and I too didn't feel so great. Could there be a biological basis for one's body not being able to clear the gluten as effectively as before, that would definitely play a significan part in addition to now having a frame of reference for feeling great.
Yeh I'm definitely more sensitive to eating wheat since cutting it out of my diet. I liken it to smoking. The first time you smoke a cigarette it's awful, you cough and it hurts. But to a regular smoker, it's like breathing oxygen.
I experienced a similar dynamic in eating grains after first cutting them out for an extended period of time. It's hard to understands this, but it's possible that some develop some resistance to the effects, and that the effects are more transient when we consume regularly. Definitely hard to explain.
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