the nightshade “challenge”

Two nights ago at Outback Steak House I ordered a nice steak, a double order of steamed broccoli, and to-die-for scallops which I knew would be served with cherry tomatoes and parmesan cheese and various other seasonings.  I was testing myself mostly to see if my body reacted to the tomatoes.

By Saturday morning, no outbreaks.  Yay!  Tomatoes are back “in”!

Last night I made a salad with lettuce, olive oil, lemon juice, and two canned organic Roma tomatoes on top, all nicely sprinkled with thyme and a bit of salt on the tomatoes.  Also cooked up some more spaghetti — the “cave man pasta” — and added yellow squash and the other canned organic Roma tomatoes — and by this morning, no outbreaks!  I thought last night I might have noticed a spot or two here or there, an itch over there…nothing this morning that I can see.

The thought occurred to me yesterday:  I wonder if my “allergy phase” has passed, now that I’ve cleared out my intestines of whatever-the-heck that is / was in there.  Maybe taking a month’s worth of oregano oil twice a day cleared it all away.

Whatever it is that’s going on, I’m so glad to not be sitting here itching and scratching constantly.

Later today I’ll try a potato, a regular white potato, and see what happens from eating that.



About Susan Bame

Writer, Mediator, Facilitator, Teacher, fascinated with indigenous forms of conflict resolution. I love watching people become empowered. I have a master's degree in conflict resolution and a personal interest in organic food, detoxing and healing the body, alternative holistic approaches to health, self-empowerment and win-win solutions through mediation, Structured Water™, and energetic healing. I lived on the Omaha Reservation in northeast Nebraska for ten years, worked with Native families in the area, and have a great interest in Native history, culture, practices, traditions, stories, and current affairs. View all posts by Susan Bame

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