Sensitivity to Nightshades

1 reply [Last post]
mamacabbage's picture
Joined: 23 Oct 2007

I have been seeing a naturopathic physician for several years now. One of the first things this doctor had me do was a detoxification with a hypoallergenic diet, followed by several weeks of food challenges to find my sensitivities. While I intend to do it again, because I know things can change, I already know that I have a sensitivity to nightshades. While I have known this for several years, it has only been in the past few months that I have been religious about cutting them out of my diet and have noticed marked improvement in my digestion, so I know that I still have a sensitivity to them.

When I signed up for the Enlita program and started exploring the menus, I found that there are quite a lot of nightshades included in the recipes. This is definitely going to be a problem for me. I cannot eat tomatos, potatoes, red or green peppers, hot peppers, eggplant, or any other nightshade plants. Based on the research that I have done about this condition, I don't think that I am all that rare in having a sensitivity to these plant foods.

So my questions are how can I modify the menus and recipes to avoid these foods, and what about other people who might also have a sensitivity to these foods when they are still included in the plan?

Dr. Winnie Abramson's picture
Joined: 11 Sep 2007
nightshade senstivity

Thank you for bringing up this issue. Please know that the menus/recipes are a work in progress and we are constantly revising them. We will take your comments into account and figure out how to address this problem. In the meantime, please know that any and all vegetables and fruits are allowed (exept for corn) and can be substitutes for any ingredients that are problematic for you. Do not eat anything you are sensitive to. I hope this helps,
Dr. Winnie Abramson