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Potato allergy and intolerance. Dr Janice Joneja runs an ongoing Q&A feature on the FoodsMatter website mainly devoted to histamine intolerance but recently she received two queries about reactions to potato. Here are the questions ? and her answers.

Nightshade-free survival guide - helpful information and tips from a rheumatoid arthritis sufferer. June 2013

Fibromyalgia and Nightshade Foods from the Treating Fibromyalgia site. May 2013

Post on GreenMedInfo on the link between nightshades, chronic pain and inflammation. April 2013

Overview of nightshades and how they may affect health from the George Mateljan Foundation. February 2013

Potatoes can make you miserable and destroy your quality of life. Dr Harry Morrow Brown looks in more detail at the rarely recongised symptoms of potato and nightshade intolerance. September 2011

How my sense of smell keeps me safe. Those who are allergic to the nightshade family usually react to the whole family but Eve Menezes Cunningham only has problems with peppers. But those problems are serious ones – she can detect a pepper at thirty feet! August 2011

Lengthy investigation into the nightshade family and intolerance to them on the Weston price site by naturopathic physician, Garrett Smith. March 2010

Introducing Colonel Nightshade: the truth about much-loved food staples such as potatoes and tomatoes and other members of the nightshade family, by Craig Sams. 2004

Potatoes can make you ill – Dr Harry Morrow Brown explains. 2004

An Apparent Relation of Nightshades (Solanaceae) to Arthritis - N.F. Childers, Ph.D, and M.S. Margoles, M.D. 1993


Research Reports

Organically grown tomatoes appear to offer little advantage over conventionally cultivated plants in terms of reduced allergenic potential. November 2015

Hypersensitivity to Tomato in Peach-Allergic Patients: rPrup 3 and rPrup 1 Are Predictive of Symptom Severity. 2015

Significant relationship observed between peach and symptoms of tomato allergy. IgE positivity for rPru p3 seems to be a surrogate biochemical marker for severe tomato allergy, whereas the presence of anti-rPru p 1 IgE may be an indicator of mild tomato allergy. 2015

Kiwi fruit found to share a number of genes with potatoes and tomatoes. October 2013

The allergenicity of tomatoes can depend on the variety and how ripe they are. September 2011

Potato allergy. June 2007


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