Yesterday I went to a different type of health practitioner, a woman that I have heard about for years, for a gut problem that I have had my whole life. Yes, Larry, I have already exhausted mainstream medical wisdom on this. ;-) I was tested for food and yeast and bacteria and stuff, and we found that I was sensitive to a number of things. One group of foods that my body doesn't like is the nightshade family. As in tomatoes, peppers, eggplants.
Not all people agree that nightshades can cause problems, but many believe that they affect us adversely. Here's a little blip I found in a search on nightshades:
A particular group of substances in these foods, called alkaloids, can impact nerve-muscle function and digestive function in animals and humans, and may also be able to compromise joint function.I LOVE tomatoes. I love them so much that I only eat them when they come out of my garden, because any tomato that has been picked somewhere else and sent here just is not the same animal. THOSE are NOT tomatoes, but only some very distant relatives. So, this time of year, I love to indulge in fresh tomatoes grown in my backyard and I freeze all extras for use in soups during the rest of the year.
This year, there are no backyard tomatoes, thank you hailstorm.
Thus, no temptation for me to eat those little buggers that I love but who don't love me.
Now isn't that just convenient???'
For me, anyway. (Sorry, Mr. Carol For Peace, that you get to go without tomatoes, also...)