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PaleoDavid:
I've cooked with coconut oil and eaten beets for several years now. Last night I roasted some golden beets in coconut oil in the oven until tender. I let them cool, rubbed off the skin, and enjoyed them.....until about 15-20 minutes later. I started to get itchy on my arms, legs, and the corner of my eyes. Swallowing felt tender. I took a few benadryl and was able to get it under control. Coincidental or not, my seasonal allergies acted up just a few days earlier for the first time of significance since going paleo. From what I understand it is a particularly bad year for seasonal allergies in St. Louis due to the exceedingly dry summer. Your thoughts are (as always) appreciated.

goodsamaritan:
bad combo?

Time to colon cleanse and liver flush?

PaleoDavid:
I've been doing some research and it seems similar to "oral allergy syndrome" in that it may be hay-fever related, but it doesn't quite fit. Next time I make beets I'll do so with a different oil to rule the coconut out. Hrmph.  :embarassed:

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