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Old Mon, Nov-28-16, 23:01
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I was using almond meal (aka almond flour) liberally the past few days, as crust for pizza, stirred in soups, etc. Very tasty. But I got a strong inflammatory reaction last night! I haven't altered anything else in regular diet, I'm sure almond meal was the culprit. Bad old foot pain and a few other things that haven't bothered me in a long time.

I did some research and apparently it's very high in Omega-6, which makes sense since the reaction seemed to be similar to when I would use seed oils. Also since it's so finely ground, it can seem deceptive, you might consume a lot of almonds in a 1/4 cup.

Anyway, off my list. Too bad because it's creative to work with, maybe in very small amounts it would be OK. Wondering if anyone has had better results with coconut flour?
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Old Tue, Nov-29-16, 12:08
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Coconut flour is a very different beast to almond flour.
They are unfortunately not interchangeable easily.

Coconut flour is very low fat in comparison, so foods made with it can be very dry, however, when you get used to cooking with it you can use it and it goes a long way :-)
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Old Tue, Nov-29-16, 13:15
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I react to almonds like that. In fact, most nuts, except macadamias. I have to really be careful not to overindulge.
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Old Tue, Nov-29-16, 16:28
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Just wondering, may post in a separate thread: what do some of you do when you have an inflammatory response to something you eat? I was in bad shape yesterday, drank some herbal tea with elderflower, ginger and turmeric in soup. I can sort of feel when the "flare" breaks and I start to get better. Foot is still bad today though. Usually I just wait it out, but tough sometimes.

Also when I get a flare like that, my appetite really drops, I don't feel like eating much till it's over. I think I'll start keeping full-fat yogurt on hand for probiotics. Are there other foods that can help, with anti-inflammatory effect?
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Old Tue, Nov-29-16, 20:11
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I prefer almond flour to coconut flour, but I don't overuse it. You might also try ground flaxseed. Possibly you're sensitive to nuts or at least large quantities.
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