Without straying and getting into my regimen, I'm usually 90-100% clear, but every now and then I have flare ups, and I think it may be due to those some or all of the three fruits. I recall when I was visiting relatives last summer in SoCal, and I didn't have any oranges there because I just spent money on greens and berries for my smoothies, and I was really relaxed the whole time. I came back clear, and started to break out again here, and I used to have oranges all the time. It may have even contributed to my cystic acne, which slowly went away after I started taking supplements and made other diet changes.
So basically, I'm going to exclude oranges absolutely, along with kiwis, and I'll be looking up what other fruits I might want to avoid, like lime, tangerines, and other citrus fruit. I've never come across gooseberry or other fruits in the Flacourtia family, but I'll be staying away from kiwis as well. I'm going to stay away from bananas for about a month, and then I'll try adding in half a slice into my smoothies and hemp protein shakes and see how that works out.
This might be helpful to some other people who are trying to figure out their sensitivities and allergies, so I thought I'd share it.http://www.calgaryal...h/botanical.htm Also, I don't think I would have been so quick to suspect an allergy had I not been keeping track of what I'm eating and how I feel after eating it, so I wanted to vouch for keeping track of your meals! I may get a food allergy test down the line, but it's a bit expensive from what I know. Good luck everyone, hope this helps someone somehow!
Edited by tim12, 04 July 2011 - 11:39 AM.