- January 10, 2012 at 8:16 pm #8200
I just purchased some oranic gluten free cashew butter, with nothing but cashews in it. It is AWESOME on celery!
LoriJanuary 23, 2012 at 2:32 pm #9656
My understanding is that cashews are seeds or in the bean family, and are not recommended for true gluten free warriors.
I have been wrong before, so if I am I stand corrected.January 23, 2012 at 9:07 pm #9657Jackie ScarbroughParticipant
Absolutely cashews are completely SAFE for gluten free warriors! They are neither a seed or a bean, they are a tree nut. I'm not trying to be rude here, but I would just really hate for someone new to be confused in this way.January 23, 2012 at 9:50 pm #9658
I just looked it up and it said they are a seed of a “cashew tree apple”. But, I'm pretty sure they are safe to eat.February 1, 2012 at 9:32 pm #9680
I talked with Dr Osborne about the cashews, and this is how he explained it to me.
Cashews are a seed and they have a naturally occurring toxin on the surface. He mentioned that he does not eat them because of the toxins.
You might enjoy the video presentation “Gluten and Hormone Imbalance” where Dr O dicusses this topic.
I hope this clarifies my previous post.February 1, 2012 at 9:37 pm #9681
I talked with Dr Osborne about cashews and whether I should eat them.
He explained that they are seeds and are covered with toxins. For this reason he does not eat them.
You might enjoy the video “Gluten and Hormone Imbalance” where he thoroughly covers the topic of seeds.
I hope this clarifies my previous postFebruary 1, 2012 at 9:40 pm #9682February 11, 2012 at 11:18 am #9704Jackie ScarbroughParticipant
It does clarify, thank you. So what I'm understanding is that if you're avoiding seeds for a hormone reason then that's one thing, but it's different then saying they aren't safe due to gluten. Right? Just making sure I'm getting this straight because I know how confusing this can all be to those who are new to it, and apparently even to those of us who have been at this for years.
I must say though, I did think cashews were nuts, I did not realize they were seeds so I apologize for posting that. My brother in law is allergic to tree nuts and he also avoids/reacts to cashews so I guess he must unknowingly have a problem with seeds or at least cashews in addition to the other tree nuts.
I haven't had a chance to watch the video you're referring to due to it's length and my computer taking forever to load up videos. I would love to watch it though and plan to as soon as I have the time to let it load up. I'm wondering if you use organic raw cashews and soak them if that takes care of the “toxin” problem? Are you referring to lectins? Because if so, I think soaking takes care of that.
I have just never heard that we should all avoid cashews, but Dr. O if you think that's best for us all can you let us know? Thanks.
JackieFebruary 11, 2012 at 9:12 pm #9709Peter OsborneKeymaster
You are correct. Cashews are a non gluten issue. As with all foods, I recommend judicious care and attention to any possible reactions you might have. I recoomend caution with seed based foods, because mother nature tends to give sends the ability to protect themselves from predators – i.e. humans who are hungryFebruary 12, 2012 at 9:08 am #9711
I am starting to feel a little down about all of this, I try to eat so good and then find out I shouldn't be eating this too. I feel like eventually if I listen to everything everyone says I here I will be drinking water only and then that will be bad because of the toxins in our water……. Sorry just had to vent my feelings.February 12, 2012 at 9:08 am #9712
I am starting to feel a little down about all of this, I try to eat so good and then find out I shouldn't be eating this too. I feel like eventually if I listen to everything everyone says I hear I will be drinking water only and then that will be bad because of the toxins in our water……. Sorry just had to vent my feelings.February 12, 2012 at 8:37 pm #9713
Keep up the good work! You have a wealth of knowledge about things I do not know.
I have changed my diet so much. In the beginning my question was, “If I will not be eating the gluten foods, what is left to eat.”
But now that I have been eating this way since August, I have to say there are so many options and I never go hungry.
I still miss some of the old foods, but I am sure in time that will pass too.February 27, 2012 at 10:45 am #9732Diane ZidesMember
I hardly eat nuts due to the mold and toxins they contain. I'm already intolerant to peanuts, walnuts, and almonds thanks to gluten intolerance. Those binned nuts are awful for mold. Better to eat nuts with their shells still on if you must, but even then, they're probably old and rancid by the time they get to the stores. Gluten and legumes aren't for human consumption. Animals stay clear of them. They know better then us.
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