A part of the Solanaceae family with more than 2.000 species which include potatoes and tomatoes is also a plant called nightshade. It’s an exquisite plant with a dark side: it’s extremely poisonous. All of the varieties of nightshade have a compound inside of them called solanine which is known to destroy the red blood cells and also irritate your stomach.
This compound is an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor that builds up ACh in your nerve receptor sites and prevents the breakdown of acetylcholine. It has an overstimulating effect on the nervous system as well as parasympathetic nervous system. The compound solanine isn’t soluble in water and it won’t be destroyed during cooking.
Our body also can’t break it. It becomes excreted like alpha-solanine. It’s a neurotoxin which is extremely dangerous to our central nervous system. All of this properties make you feel sick if you eat some members of the family of nightshade. In case you have any pain, it will become worse.
Nightshades can cause arthritis flare-ups
One of the main problems connected to nightshades is arthritis. According to some experts, people who are sensitive to nightshade plants or consume them often are commonly misdiagnosed with the condition. It contains alkaloids which have a negative effect on the metabolism of calcium in our bodies. Still, scientist haven’t proved how that is possible.
If you remove calcium from your bones, you’re at an increased risk of osteoarthritis, arthritis and other similar problems. That’s why doctors won’t recommend you to intake nightshade foods in case you suffer from arthritis or gout.
A doctor from the Arthritis Nightshade Research Foundation called Dr. Norman F. Childers, claims that tropane, an alkaloid present in nightshade, is the one that causes arthritis flare-ups. As soon as some of his patients eliminated nightshades from their nutrition, their symptoms became decreased.
People who suffer from asthma will have immediate improvements. Those who have problems with gout or rheumatism will notice that the pain has disappeared in several days. In case you think that you have flare-ups because you consume nightshades, try to stop eating them and notice if you have any improvements.
Here are some of the most popular nightshade foods:
- Pepino melon
- Goji berries
- Cayenne pepper
Most of the soy sauce and soy sold in the USA are genetically engineered. They are cut with the Petunia plant which is one variety of nightshade. It would be better to use Braggs Amino Acid. It has the same taste as some of the most used say sauce brands, it’s safer and it isn’t GMO.
Try to avoid most of the homeopathic remedies that contain Belladonna, as well as most medications which have potato starch in them. Avoid topical ointments which contain capsicum, vodka, baking powders which contain potato starch, as well as sleeping pills with atropine and scopolamine. Never lick envelopes! The sticky strip often has potato starch in it.
Always read the labels of anything you buy carefully. Try to avoid foods which have a generic term for seasoning since you won’t know what they contain.
We suggest you to try a 3-month challenge in case you want to see if nightshades have a negative effect on your health. Don’t use them for 3 months. You should also stop using some over-the-counter medicines and prescription pills, but consult your doctor first. After the period of 3 months passes, start using nightshades again, but one at a time. In case you notice asthma, joint pain or muscle pain flare-ups as well as stiffness soon, you’ll know that they’re causing you problems.
The cost of pain
A report from 2011 report claims that more than 115 million Americans have any type of pain every day. It’s more than the people with diabetes, cancer and heart disease together. Pain is treated with more than $635 billion a year only in the USA. The productivity at work becomes decreased and there are also lost wages as well as disability.
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