• Welcome! It’s great to see you.

    If you'd like to talk with people who know what it's like

    Our forum members are people, maybe like yourself, who experience mental health difficulties or who have had them at some point in their life.

Anxiety and Nightshade Food Intolerance

Empish

Empish

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 7, 2021
Messages
215
Location
Uk
I have a food intolerance to Nightshade vegetables and fruits which causes really bad anxiety for me. I have compiled a list of nightshades for anyone who wants to try eliminating them from their diet to see if they have the same problem. You will only have to eliminate them for about 1 - 2 weeks to see if there is any difference. Nightshades include some of my favourite foods unfortunately and once or twice a month I will have pizza or a veggie spaghetti bolognaise which I can cope with, but I make sure not to eat anything with NS's in if I have anything stressful planned for the following 2 -3 days.
Tobacco and tomatoes are the worst nightshades for me. They cause lots of tension in my eyes as well as anxiety.

Tobacco/nicotine.
Tomatoes and anything that looks like a tomato - tamarillos, tomatillos, bush tomatoes etc.
Capsicums/peppers including sweet, bell etc.
Aubergines/egg plants.
White potatoes (Sweet potatos are ok/not nightshades).
All chillis, paprika, cayenne spices. (Black pepper is ok/not a nightshade).
Pimentos.
Pepinos.
Goji berries,
Ground cherries (regular cherries are ok/not nightshades).
Ashwaganda.

I also have an intolerance to Tannin and will do a separate thread about that soon.
 
J

JeanPierre

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 4, 2021
Messages
2,096
Location
Southern USA
Incredibably important for me right now. Thank you so much.
 
I

Inie

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 30, 2021
Messages
348
Location
California
I think I have a sensitivity to NS foods. I have off and on anxiety and it worsen with certain foods. Thank for posting awareness this topic, it was helpful.
 
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
J Anxiety possibly affecting sex drive. I need help. Anxiety Forum 4
L Work Anxiety Anxiety Forum 4
R It’s back - anxiety/panic Anxiety Forum 1
M Anxiety Tics Anxiety Forum 1
MrBond007 Anxiety about watching movies? Anxiety Forum 2
E Prenatal anxiety Anxiety Forum 2
M OCD and Anxiety Anxiety Forum 1
S Does this sound like anxiety? Anxiety Forum 18
F Tramadol for anxiety Anxiety Forum 4
M Anxiety about 30 years schizophrenic,help Anxiety Forum 2
W I have some kind of social anxiety (help) Anxiety Forum 1
P Life Transition Anxiety Anxiety Forum 2
N PERFORMANCE ANXIETY AT WORK Anxiety Forum 4
R Hubby struggling with anxiety. Anxiety Forum 3
Ladyfair Bad Anxiety and Thoughts TRIGGAR WARNING Anxiety Forum 2
C Anxiety fear of going from in office session to phone session Anxiety Forum 2
S Anxiety because I been having issues with my menstrual cycle Anxiety Forum 6
G Breathing issues with anxiety Anxiety Forum 1
K Anxiety or something else? (I feel weird) Anxiety Forum 1
C (Generalised Anxiety/constant worrying) Talk therapy doesn't help ... alternatives? Anxiety Forum 5
E severe anxiety Anxiety Forum 10
2 5,4,3,2,1 method for anxiety Anxiety Forum 4
Sloshiceangel Overthinking, worries and anxiety it’s so annoying Anxiety Forum 3
I Anxiety and Relationship Anxiety Forum 2
bluestar ocean Has anyone had anxiety or depression we're they hardly get out of bed for a few weeks Anxiety Forum 6
H Anxiety is attacking me Anxiety Forum 4
U Help with Memorial Day Anxiety Anxiety Forum 3
T Time Anxiety or Something Similar Anxiety Forum 1
Z Neuroticism and Anticipation Anxiety Anxiety Forum 1
X Quetiapine for anxiety and marijuana. Anxiety Forum 1
I How do I convey the amplitude of my anxiety to my doc? Anxiety Forum 6
M How can I tell if I have anxiety/panic disorder? Anxiety Forum 2
F Anxiety Anxiety Forum 2
S anxiety staying overnight Anxiety Forum 5
bluestar ocean Can chronic stress or anxiety for several months cause vestibular neuritis Anxiety Forum 2
T Anxiety is spiralling - not sure which side it will explode Anxiety Forum 1
LORD BURT anxiety Anxiety Forum 13
A Social anxiety/avoidance Anxiety Forum 3
S anxiety bout myself Anxiety Forum 18
K Anxiety has kept me from leaving the house Anxiety Forum 12
pjb15201 Slwep related effects from anxiety Anxiety Forum 1
M Anxiety, and panic... can’t sleep Anxiety Forum 1
BeautyInRepair Anxiety of crying Anxiety Forum 5
Mr Casual Anxiety symptoms? Anxiety Forum 2
W Smoking and anxiety Anxiety Forum 4
T Morning anxiety- what a bloody beast! Anxiety Forum 7
P Somatic symptoms of anxiety Anxiety Forum 1
A New Relationship Anxiety Anxiety Forum 2
K Crippling anxiety Anxiety Forum 1
S anxiety and trauma Anxiety Forum 1

Similar threads

Top