Recreational Drugs and Alcohol and Food Sensitivities

Hopefully, this one won’t get me in trouble but I’ll put it out there because I haven’t found any info on it anywhere else online. And I did google it when I was wondering.

Unfortunately, this inability to consume basically anything except for pure distilled alcohol, water, beef, and salt, also means I can’t do any fun drug.

About two months ago I had a terrible cold, and I can’t take any painkillers so I was laying there (basically dying) and figured I’d smoke some weed. I had already reacted to a puffer months before that but I figured I’d give the weed a go.

I had autoimmune symptoms for about 3 weeks after smoking that joint. They weren’t terrible like trying to reintroduce a new food, but it looks like I can’t inhale anything. Even marijuana. A vaporizer probably would have been a smarter idea but I didn’t have one on hand.

(UPDATE: not entirely sure if this was actually just a reaction to the cold. Colds give me flare ups so it could have been that, not the weed. Probably won’t test it out though.)

Other drugs:

I’m a pretty open individual and I’ve tried a lot of different recreational drugs, especially as a university student. Cocaine is also a no go. Obviously coke isn’t good for anyone but I can’t do any without three weeks of skin breakouts, joint pain, back pain, and brain fog. Not nearly as bad as a food introduction (funny eh?) but still not worth it at all. Haha, it’s also difficult to feel sorry for yourself if you’re reacting to cocaine… So I do not recommend.

It looks like the only substances I can abuse are bourbon, vodka, and silver tequila. And trust me, I’ve tested everything else out.

Just to reiterate:

Bourbon, vodka (unflavoured), and silver tequila are the only alcohols that don’t have added ingredients after distillation. Bourbon is stored in wood which gives it its flavour and colour but that doesn’t seem to bother me.

Other whiskeys (like scotch) can have added caramel colouring. I react to this. So if you’re super sensitive those are three alcohols that are the least reactive. Silver tequila (gold tequila has added caramel colouring), bourbon, and unflavoured vodka.

Good luck out there. Don’t let anyone complain at you for trying to fix yourself. It’s hard enough as it is.

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107 thoughts on “Recreational Drugs and Alcohol and Food Sensitivities

  1. Matt says:

    Well done holding your ground on JRE the other day Mikhaila. I see both sides of exercise/nutrition debate and I don’t think you can necessarily assert one before the other so good on you for maintaining your position.

    I recently became a Nutritionist from a progressive independent chain of schools here in Canada that, I’m hoping, would be open to your dietary changes as being correct for you and others, especially where digestive issues and AI disease are concerned. You’re right to be skeptical though: my understanding is that Dietitians, who are employed at most hospitals and referred to by MDs, are bound by the Canadian Food Guide where as Nutritionists are not. That being said, I think your experience has taught you all you need to know.

    I tried the carnivore diet for 10 days and had good digestive symptom relief before I got bored and abandoned ship. After hearing you reiterate the benefits again, however, I think I’m ready to try again for the full 4-6 weeks recommended. Especially since my symptoms have fired up again. Wish me luck!

    All the best from Ottawa : )

    • Terri/teedee126 says:

      Matt, Congratulations (from a fellow Ontarian) on becoming a Nutritionist and good luck with the carnivore diet. I’m sure you’ll do very well. 🙂

  2. flo says:

    I was thinking about this recently and it occured to me that the ‘glue’ on rolling paper is arabic gum, so you probably ingested some of that while licking it, maybe that’s also why you got a reaction

  3. I Have Ankylosing Spondylitis and i’m 95% in remission being on the Beef, salt and water for a year now.

    I had to give up vaping oils and distillates that I used for sleeping as they too would cause flare-ups. However there is something that doesn’t give me a flare-up. I dab THC-A isolate. Its 99% THC that is not activated. Meaning its not psychoactive until you heat it. If you consume it in the isolate form you will not feel any THC effects. I use this for sleep and replacing alcohol. Make sure it is CO2 extracted as it removes any excess plant material. Ethanol extract leaves excess plant material in the isolate.

    Also on a strange note when it comes to food sensitivities, I cannot have ground beef. Each time I eat it I get a flare up that lasts for a few days. If I have dry aged beef I also get a flare up. I can only have fresh prime rib and steak. I assume the ground beef has lots of bacterial which might also be why I can’t have pork as pork has a lot of bacteria in it. It sucks because it’s expensive eating it 3 times a day. However my choices are Pain or no pain.

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