Who would have thought that you could be allergic to tomatoes? After all they are supposed to be healthy aren’t they?It is rare to have a severe reaction to tomatoes but it is not unheard of for a tomato allergy to cause anaphylactic shock and even death!
If you are reading this you or someone you love has probably had a reaction to tomatoes. During your research you have read that tomato allergies are rare. If that were true then why is this post viewed by a couple of hundred people every day? I have so many people email me all the time who are reacting to tomatoes.
Most people have what would normally be classed as an intolerance to tomatoes rather than tomato allergy in the medical sense. So you may not even notice any symptoms, or may not relate the symptoms to the tomato. Remember it can take up to 72 hours after we have ingested something for symptoms to present themselves.
The way I see it, your body is producing symptoms because it is trying to protect you. For some reason it thinks that the tomato is not safe. Luckily there are safe natural self-help treatments that you can learn to re-educate you body so that it doesn’t have to react in the same way in the future.
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Tomatoes are part of the nightshade allergy family and also contain a high degree of a natural chemical known as salicylate which is related to aspirin and is a derivative of salicylic acid. Some people can not tolerate any amount of salicylate in their diet.
I have found that some people cannot tolerate anything from the nightshade group whereas others can just have a problem with one. Some will only have a problem with raw tomatoes whilst others will not be able to tolerate processed tomatoes, tomato sauce, canned tomatoes or cooked tomatoes. Does this sound familiar?
Nightshade Allergy Family
Nightshade plants include:
- chili peppers
- the deadly nightshade Atropa Belladona
Symptoms of Tomato Allergy
Symptoms to look out for that could be related to tomato or nightshade allergy are:
- gastro-intestinal problems
- increase in tears, sweat and saliva
- abdominal pain
- cramps or vomiting
- swelling, urticaria (hives)
- tingling lips
- itchy arms
- red, itchy skin around the mouth
- red, itchy skin on the arms and legs
- blisters on the hands and fingers
- oral allergy syndrome
- tightening of the chest
- difficulty breathing
- tomato pollen may trigger rhinitis and/or conjunctivitis
- mental or emotional issues
Symptoms of immediate tomato allergy are:
- tingling lips
- swelling face
- urticaria (hives)
- tightening of the chest
- difficulty breathing etc
These are also the symptoms of anaphylactic shock and urgent medical assistance will be required!
Are you addicted to tobacco?
If so, then clearing your allergies (if you have them) to tomatoes and other nightshades could help you give up smoking! It could be that your craving for tomatoes, or your tomato allergy is being satisfied by smoking tobacco which is another nightshade. Sounds strange doesn’t it? Remember we crave what we are allergic to. Clearing all the nightshade group including tobacco could really help with those cravings. I think it’s worth a try isn’t it?
So you see those lovely little red juicy yummy things that I use in so much of my cooking and love to eat raw, can cause all kinds of problems can’t they?
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