For many years I could not eat eggs. They would make me feel like I had the flu...cold & hot sweats, extreme nausea, horrible tummy pains...it was bad. My symptoms would last for a couple of hours & once it digested, I was fine again. (This included store bought and the ones I received from the state program, WIC.) It was terrible because I like eggs...omelets, egg salad, oh yum!
Things that had eggs IN them (ex: cake, cupcakes, etc.) did not seem to bother me though. Weird, yes.
Well, we started raising chickens in our backyard. Our daughter gathered up her collected birthday money one spring day & headed to Tractor Supply with Daddy because she wanted some baby chicks. (She is TOTALLY a farm girl!) Since, we've expanded our chick crew to somewhere around 20 chickens who altogether lay about a dozen eggs a day. They get no medications, no pesticides, no chemicals, no steroids...nothing but cracked corn, grain, bread, scraps, etc. Our eggs are only rinsed, cooked & eaten...no processing at all whatsoever.
It was a few times after eating our nice, fresh, chemical-free eggs before realizing that I hadn't been sick. (I know, how could I not notice not feeling like that, right? With four kids to keep you entertained, it's easier than you'd think! Lol.)
I started paying attention then, being conscious of it after eating them. Wouldn't ya know...NO reaction!! I was so excited!
One morning, Albert & I decided to go out for breakfast. There's a restaurant locally that has some pretty delish Eggs Benedict, so that's where we headed. I was a little worried about getting sick but they had a sign that claimed they use "Organic Eggs"...so I figured yeahhh we'll see. I totally enjoyed my breakfast, remained conscious, preparing for writhing pain & ickiness...but nothing! Yayyy, their eggs WERE organic! ;)
Yet it concerned me & got me thinking...what exactly do they do to chickens and/or eggs, what is it they treat them with that would cause such awful sickness for me?? Scary scary thought that it's "OK" for these companies & factories to contaminate our food like that!
I have not yet looked into what exactly it may be...but give me time & I'm sure you'll get an update. ;)