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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

How Eating Potatoes and Tomatoes can Damage the Body


How Eating Potatoes and Tomatoes can Damage the Body

Lately, I have been talking a lot about Nightshade foods and how they can affect certain people. I wanted to delve deeper into this nightshade issues and talk a little about how these are affecting people today. First what are nightshade foods? Well, we eat many of these foods daily.
 
 
 
 
 
Here is a list of nightshade foods:

·         Potatoes

·         Tomatoes

·         sweet and hot peppers

·         eggplant

·         Tomatillos

·         Tamarios

·         Pepinos

·         Pimentos

·         Paprika

·         and cayenne peppers

·         Nicotine

 All of these foods are classified as nightshade foods. This group of foods contains alkaloids that can impact nerve-muscle function and digestive functions in both animals and humans. Some people may also suffer from joint issues that are associated with eating these foods. Individuals that are especially sensitive to these substances will want to avoid eating any of these foods. I am one of these people and so are my children. I have been living with Hidradenitis Suppurativa that was caused by me eating these alkaloids daily.

I can't believe the change in my body from quitting eating of these foods. I no longer feed these foods to my family either. My two sons are likely also to suffer from eating these foods, so I am spending my time teaching them about the hazards are eating such food. There is no cure for HS, and there are many treatments but it will not go away. I have realized now avoiding the food is the cure to put HS in remission. After learning more about these foods, I have learned that there are several effects and diseases that are also caused by eating of these foods.

According to the research done by Dr. Childers,  found that 74 – 90% of people who ache and hurt, regardless of their diagnostic "label," have a sensitivity to nightshades.  Alkaloids can affect the nervous system, joint health, cause eczema, IBS, nausea, dizziness, migraines, and more.

Effect of alkaloids on the nervous system

The steroid alkaloids found in potato have been studied for their health effects on the body. These alkaloids tend to block the activity of an enzyme called cholinesterase. When cholinesterase is blocked, the nervous system control of muscle movements becomes disrupted. This disruption can cause muscle twitching, tremble, and paralyzed breathing that might result in convulsions.

 
 
Effect of alkaloids on joint health

Alkaloids can damage joints by causing inflammation. Some researchers have found that eating nightshades can lead to excessive loss of calcium from bone and cause excessive depositing of calcium in soft tissues. Doctors are now recommending that people who have osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and other joint issues like gout should not eat any of these foods.

These alkaloids tend to affect many in different ways. Eating these foods can cause an inflammation response to happen within the body causing muscle spasms, chronic pain, and stiffness. For many these will subside once the person quits eating the food, but this may take up to three months to happen.

Want to know if eating these foods are negatively impacting you? Take the three month challenge and see for yourself

Don't eat any of these foods for the next three months. After the three months have lapsed you can start adding back one of the nightshade foods and notice what happens. You will know within 24 hours of eating the food if it is impacting you negatively. Notice aches and pains in your body along with headaches, stiffness, stomach aches, acne or boils, loss of energy, and respiratory problems. For many who quit eating these foods will find that they already feel better, this is a definite indicator that these foods were having a negative impact on your body.

It has been more than 6-weeks since I have eaten these foods, and I no longer have bumps on my scalp and the itchiness of my scalp has disappeared. I also don't have bouts of acne like before, and I haven't seen a boil one show up on my body. I am hoping to share this information with many people so they too can do something about their own diet and start healing. Eating this food also leads to leaky gut that I will cover in a whole other post.

Please feel free to share your own experience with us.