I was consulted for this article on Bustle about meat allergies and the reasons our bodies react to meat.
Finally, it’s possible that you might be straight up allergic to meat, which is a whole other issue. Maya Feller, MS, RD, CDN, CLC of Maya Feller Nutrition, tells Bustle that while meat allergies are rare, they do exist. Symptoms of a meat allergy are similar to that of other allergies people may be more familiar with: itching and burning around the mouth and lips, swelling of the lips, tongue, and throat, and even anaphylactic shock. A meat allergy can also cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.