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What’s Your Experience With Nightshades?

Nightshades are members of a family of plants called Solanacea.  Some of the most common nightshades include tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, white potatoes, and the herb ashwagandha [1].  These foods are excluded from an autoimmune Paleo diet.  However, while some people with Graves’ Disease and Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis have negative reactions to one or more of the nightshades, many people with these conditions don’t seem to have a problem with them.

If you want to learn more about why nightshades are excluded from an autoimmune Paleo diet you can read my article entitled nightshades and thyroid health [2].  But the primary goal of this blog post is to find out what your experience has been with nightshades.  While I realize that you can’t always go by symptoms, many people who have problems with the nightshades become symptomatic when consuming them.  Other people are able to get into remission [3] while continuing to eat nightshades, or upon reintroducing them back after initially eliminating them.

If you have problems with some or all of the different nightshades please let me know!  If this is the case, please feel free to be specific and let me know what nightshades you have a negative reaction to.  If you feel fine when consuming nightshades, please feel free to share this as well.  Thank you so much for sharing your experience with everyone.