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Hi, I am on day 30 today. Results have been amazing! I am no longer depressed, and my moods are better and skin and nails are amazing. I do have to wonder though just dawned on me today after some reading over the weekend. Do I have an egg allergy? I think this because I never wheeze anymore when I run and my asthma has virtually disappeared the last few years from allergy shots. I take them for dust, dander, spring tree allergies. I don't think spring allergies would be in action yet due to the cold weather.  But I wonder about eggs due to the fact that before whole 30 I hardly ever ate them, now I always eat 2-3 a day. Do you think I could have an egg allergy? Or is it due to the fact I'm not getting grains and those help asthma? I'm not sure which it is. Should I start introducing other stuff first or first figure out the egg allergy. Eggs would be in a lot of breads and such. Perhaps it's that I could have them baked into things if just one egg in one cake or something like that, but not 2-3 a day. Should I skip reintroduction and take eggs out for a few days? Or just take them out for a month and start reintroducing other foods? I'm kind of in a dilmena. I also have noticed my eczema on hands is almost gone, but not all the way. It's freezing cold out here in Minnesota too so could be due to dry/air weather. Oh and i feel like when I went to the allergist 3 years ago I was never allergic to eggs, as I think they tested for that. Could have changed I guess or maybe a sensitivity? 

 

What are your thoughts on doing eggs and how long to eliminate and then reintroduce? 

 

And should I wait for other foods until I figure this out? 

 

THanks any thoughts would be amazing!

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I have some food allergies, and the only way they've really been diagnosed is through elimination and noting what I ate when I have a reaction. My allergist shrugged and said "your body is more accurate than any test..."

If you think you might be sensitive to eggs, I would eliminate them for a while and then reintroduce. But I think it needs to be at a couple of weeks, ideally a month (hence the Whole 30), before reintroduction. If you have a true allergy, you'll have a reaction relatively soon after eating them, and every time. But if you are just sensitive, you need to get them out of your system, know what it feels like without, then add them back in and see if anything changes.

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I am confused. You say you have been eating 2-3 eggs per day and are feeling wonderful. You did some reading and now you wonder if you have an egg allergy? If you had an egg allergy, it wouldn't make sense that you felt wonderful while eating 2-3 per day.

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Hey there, great question. Funny thing I feel super duper wonderful on almost all accounts. I'm in great moods, my hair and skin and nails are in much better shape, I sleep well. But the one caveat, when I ran before for 3-4 miles, I didn't wheeze. I never needed my rescue inhaler. I do have asthma but it's really well controlled with allergy shots for dust, dander, spring type allergies. Only since starting whole 30 did I eat a ton of eggs and never ate them before and then I started wheezing when running. I've gone on about 7 runs since starting and everytime I've wheezed. I was wondering what that is and read eggs and dairy are a super common allergen. Believe it or not all the great feelings outweigh this hypothesis egg issue, which I don't even know if it's an issue. If I cut it out, and then ran again in a few days or even couple of weeks, I think I would know if it is the eggs causing the wheezing. I really upped eggs when going on whole 30 and ate them only like once every few weeks before, now it's 2-3 a day. So maybe it's a minor sensitivity but if I can rule out something that is causing wheezing and the need for medication, it's worth a shot right? 

 

Would I just take eggs out for a month? Would I reintroduce the normal 10 day reintroduction while doing this too? Or wait for a while until I do that and stick to all the other whole 30 rules. 

 

Also, tree nuts are a common allergy for asthmastics as are eggs. I have bene eating those but only a handful a day and that's nothing new, I used to eat them all the time too. 

 

I would say maybe I'm sensitive- if I had a true allergy it might be a much worse reaction perhaps? I just don't know. 

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Hi all- I just talked to my mom and my dad has a severe coconut allergy- something I was never told until today. He get hives and major runny nose, sneezing when he eats any form of it. Would you cut this out with eggs at the same time? Pegs, coconut and tree nuts are the only thing I've increased since whole 30. Tree nuts I ate every couple days before and never had wheezing. Please help

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I don't know if you need to remove eggs and nuts for 30 days or if 10 days would be enough for a fair test. I would remove them for 10 days and see if the wheezing while running stopped. If the wheezing stopped, I would try reintroducing one at a time for a few days to see if the wheezing came back. If you were still wheezing after 10 days of elimination, I might keep them out for 30 days to insure I was doing a substantial test. 

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Hi all,

Hoping for some guidance and help. This just dawned on me after researching over the weekend and connecting my symptoms. So here's some background... I am on day 31 today. I've had awesome success in moods and skin, you can see my success story today in that board. But one problem has gotten worse. I've had asthma since I was 12 and taken allergy shots for dust, dander, spring allergies and cats for the past 3 years. I've gotten off my albuterol inhaler by doing this. But I'm starting while 30 I had very positive reactions but anytime I went running indoors mostly/outdoors once I would start wheezing at the first mike and my energy was much more down during the run. It never happened prior to whole 30. I did some reading and could attribute it hypothetically to three items although how could I feel better in all bees other areas if I had a sensitivity to something? Here are my ideas of what to eliminate and try?

- eggs- prior to whole 30 I ate 1-2 a weeks. Then go to a drastic increase of 2-4 a day. Then I read that eggs are a common mucous producer In some asthmatics. Also they are a common food allergy. Not as common as wheat and dairy but still common. This is from the American academy of allergy and asthma and many other sources.

- tree nuts- I'm not sure about these as I ate them a few days a week prior to whole 30, but upped my intake to a handful a day on whole 30. I never wheezed on them before, but don't want to rule out.

- coconut- a less common food allergy. I think this now as prior to whole 30 I never ate coconut oil or coconut milk. I have thought about cutting out as everytime I eat a large amount of coconut milk in curry I have diarreah and my husband does not. Second, I've been eating coconut oil daily. Third, my mom just informed me my dad had a coconut allergy. What thanks for telling me mom? He breaks out in hives and get watery eyes and allergies from it.

Also I've had a random itchy throat and runny nose in the morning , nothing too out of the normal but a little more than normal.

So which is the culprit? I'm on day 31 and ready to start he 10 day introduction. Please help, I'm at a loss for how I should do this. My gut says cut eggs and coconuts first and in a month add them back. In the meantime could I reintroduce the other 10 day foods and wait a new month just for the eggs and coconut oil? Do I remove the tree nuts- cashew, pecan, almond too for this month just to ensure I'm not sensitive?

Thanks!

Laura

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Guess what I was without nuts for 48 hours this afternoon and eggs/coconut for 3 days and guess what? I ran today and oh guess what else, no wheezing! So I'll keep these out for a while first and try a run again in a couple of days and make sure it's gone and then I'll leave these out for 30 days before I reintro. And then I'll go ahead in the meantime like in 5 or 10 days and try reintroducing the regular 4 introductions. Yeah! But this weekend I may reintroduce wine first and just do one glass Saturday for a treat with my dinner. And then I'll take 2 days off before I start reintroducing anything else. Yeah, this rocks! I would have never found this stuff out. I think it's the tree nuts now, I always had them for a snack prior to running with an egg, and am reading a book now on allergies and intolerances to food and they say intolerances are even worse when you do a high intensity workout. Great, I was giving myself a double shot of allergy before workouts, wonderful! It explains my moms crazy reaction to lettuce  with a bunch of herbs we ate aboue 30 minutes before training for our 1/2 marathon and doing our long run. Yup!

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