There's all the classic food sensitivities: wheat, legumes, and dairy. Cordain would also throw eggs into that mix. My assumption has been that I have those three for sure (I didn't assume cheese and peanut butter at first but then my body complained). Hopefully, I'll be able to consume dairy again someday. For now it's out of my life. Aside from the normal criminals, I've found one strange sensitivity: Tangerines. My body most definitely exhibits gut inflammation in response to them as characterized in the ways that gut inflammation is characterized... How but you? What weird sensitivities do you have?
Ignorant Medical Professionals really twist my gut, does that count?
Grain fed heavy cream causes a tightness in my throat, raw grassfed cream does not.
Larger quantities of corn will cause gastrointestinal distress as well.
Smoked herring and liverwurst have both been repeating on me. Lesson learned: Eat clean.
I've also got this weird (but apparently not so uncommon) allergy to mango. Apparently the skin contains a mild form of poison ivy, or something like it. Gives me a rash all over my upper lip and the roof of my mouth, which isn't really visible but feel just awful. Doctor said to be careful around strawberries as well.
And finally, I can always tell when I've been glutened by this mild burning sensation in my stomach. And just in case I happen to miss that cue, my body will remind me, in all manner of ways, over the next two to three days.
I've always had an allergy to tomatoes and capsicums that makes me itchy all over a few hours after I eat them. Cooked tomatoes are better, but it still happens. No such response if I eat potatoes or other nightshades. I've never encountered anyone else who had it quite like this. I'm convinced that the eczema I supposedly had as a kid was actually a recurring tomato allergy.
Totally random red wines will make me puff up and turn red and splotchy. It's not the sulfites because even the sulfite free ones will occasionally cause the reaction and sometimes regular wines won't cause it.
Quinoa gives me an awful headache and makes me barf (I've tried it 4 times before going paleo and got the same reaction all 4 times)
Lemongrass. Causes burns in my throat (who know what its doing to my stomach/digestive system). Thought I had strep for like two weeks, but it was the tea I was drinking. A little experimenting and I isolated the lemongrass. Turns out even the tea water burned on my skin! Ouch! Makes me wonder about zuccini since cutting it up makes the skin on my hands peel.
Grainfed dairy will give me acne and my allergies will return. Pasteurized is fine as long as it's grassfed. Too many nuts give my acne too.
If I avoid these foods, my skin stays clear and I'm happy. I can tolerate pretty much anything, even gluten (although I've done a very limited amount of experimentation with this).
I'm allergic to exercise.
Seriously! It's called exercise-induced urticaria. Hey, at least I have an excuse to bum around, right? ;)
As far as food intolerances go, I have trouble eating raw carrots and apples. I don't know if it's an intolerance or what, but whenever I do, my throat and stomach get icy cold and I get symptoms of "false hunger," wherein I feel like I'm starving even though I just ate.