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sugar as an allergy?

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Thread Starter 
is it possible?
post #2 of 9
Well, there are a couple possibilities, but short answer- YES.

You can be allergic to ANY food- and that includes sugar cane, beets (which a lot of sugar is made from), agave, fructose (fruit-derived sugar), etc.

OR- if you have a yeast overgrowth, eating sugars will probably make you feel like crap because it will cause the yeast to flare.
post #3 of 9
My first thought was yeast.
post #4 of 9
It could also be a small intestine bacterial overgrowth and/or adrenal issues.

Can you tolerate honey?
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Originally Posted by changingseasons View Post
Well, there are a couple possibilities, but short answer- YES.

You can be allergic to ANY food- and that includes sugar cane, beets (which a lot of sugar is made from), agave, fructose (fruit-derived sugar), etc.

OR- if you have a yeast overgrowth, eating sugars will probably make you feel like crap because it will cause the yeast to flare.

I react (IgG) to cane sugar.
post #6 of 9
I also have an IgG reaction to sugar cane.
post #7 of 9
My DS has an intolerance to cane sugar. My DD2 has an intolerance to beet sugar and honey.

I also have a friend who's daughter reacts with monstrous tantrums with any high carb/sugar.
post #8 of 9
I have a few cousins who have severe reactions to sugar, and while she didn't test for it my DD also has huge dramatic fits when she has refined sugar or refined carbs (but she can do honey and maple syrup with no problems).

I remember when my kids were testing, though, I was PRAYING that one or both would be allergic to sugar. Isn't that sick? But of all the things to avoid, that seemed like the one that would be easiest and I felt it would improve their health as well.
post #9 of 9
Thread Starter 
thanks everyone. the yeast makes sense for me: i always feel nasaly and crappy after too much refined sugar. for my 2 yr old, he gets random red dots on his face or torso, and i think its mostly when he east some sugar...
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