Yes you can develop an allergy to cinnamon
It's not necessarily an allergy, but more likely because cinnamon is actually pretty hard on the gut.
For one thing, it's very high in fiber; that's why it's so good at lowering both serum lipids and blood glucose.
It's also spicy--which probably goes without saying, given that it's a spice and all. Depending on its "strength" (I know that's a weird word choice, but I get REALLY spicy cinnamon from Penzey's), it can trigger GERD, etc., as well.
Many people with IBS and other bowel issues have difficulty with cinnamon.
[This message edited by solus sto at 1:44 PM, November 3rd (Sunday)]
Cream of Tartar kills me.
ETA: I'm back!! That didn't take long! Have a look at this, jrc: http://www.livestrong.com/article/269198-side-effects-of-consuming-cream-of-tartar/
That would explain why my cinn rolls didn't impact you because it isn't an ingredient. I need to pass this on to my dad, who THOUGHT he had a problem with cinnamon for a while, but it went away. Thanks, again, everybody! What a cool place this is! I started out trying to help someone else and learned something very helpful in the process!!
[This message edited by ThoughtIKnewYa at 6:30 PM, November 3rd (Sunday)]
If you're suffering from IBS, it certainly wouldn't hurt to do a parasitic cleanse. Through my research, I've discovered that a tablespoon of food grade diatomaceous earth in 8oz. of water on an empty stomach each day is the perfect way of killing any unwanted guests in your system. Do that for a good month and a half and then you can drop down to a maintenance dose of a Teaspoon every day after that. Although, a parasitic infection may not be what you're experiencing, it certainly wouldn't hurt you to do it anyway - the added bonus? The food grade diatomaceous earth is great for your hair, nails, and skin. It also rids the body of heavy metals and other toxins that contribute to the development of allergies. I've read that many people who suffer from severe food and even seasonal allergies no longer suffer any symptoms from those allergies after introducing food grade diatomaceous earth into their daily regimine. The silica present in food grade diatomaceous earth also helps reduce inflammation in joints, so it's great for people who suffer from arthritis or other conditions/injuries to joints/tendons/ligaments/bones. A good brand you can order right online (for SUPER cheap) is by EarthWorksHealth. Go to their website and check it out - just add the www. and .com.
Anewday - I think you have your info a bit confused. Fibromyalgia, and IBS are both diagnosed by symptoms and ruling everything else out. On the other hand Lupus, Crohn's, UC, RA and any other autoimmune disease is cause by your body basically becoming allergic to itself. An antibody is created that attacks ones own tissues. These are not caused by a parasite, or cured by a cleanse. So feel free to take your earth, but don't think it can stop you from developing an autoimmune disease. Believe me if it could cure my Psoriatic like Arthritis I would be on it, but it won't.