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    1. KJS added a comment on a blog entry Hemochromatosis + Fructose-Free, Gluten-Free Diet = Fun Times   

      I've been gluten free for 14 years.  What you're going through sounds like what I went through although I
      don't have hemochromatosis or blood sugar problems.  I've become happy and healthy by studying the
      anti nutrients in foods and how to nutralize them.  This can be very complicated but I'll start with simple
      diet suggestions that may help.  I would get away from all grains, seeds and beans including rice.  My
      diet is very similar to the "Paleo" diet.  I have found many starches that can be made easily digestable
      by cooking them well.  There are many kinds of sweet potatoes, taro and cassava that are very good and
      may be better for you than rice.  I would stay away from regular potatoes and true yams because they
      have some pretty indestructable anti nutrients.  You can look  up taro, cassava and sweet potatoes on the internet, find out what they look like and how to cook them.  I'm sure you can find these in Japan. 
      Another first step towards the healing process is bone broth or stock.  A good chicken soup from boiled
      chicken bones is a great start.  Because you are nutrient depleted at this point, your body is reacting to
      even small food challanges so you have to be careful as to what you put in the soup.  Avoid pepper and
      any food from the nightshade family (peppers, tomatoes, potatoes and eggplant).  Some great veggies to
      start with would be carrots, swiss chard, broccoli and baby taro (malanga).  Avoid any kind of onions or garlic. Some great herbs would be Celery, parsley, basil, and thyme. 
      I've found that taking an amino acid supplement really helps your entire body to get stronger.  It needs to
      be "free form" amino acids that only contain the basic amino acids that the body requires-no amino
      metabolites.  I use solgar free form amino acids but there are other brands out there.  I also don't eat the
      gel cap but put the contents onto a spoon and ingest the powder with water. 
      Most plant foods contain anti nutrients but many can be neutralized by fermenting and cooking or both.
      I would stay on this veggie-low iron meat-tuber diet for at least three days.  This gives the digestive
      system time to slough off any anti nutrients that are hanging around and causing trouble.  You may also
      experience back pain durring this time but it will only last for three days.  I think this is because some
      anti nutrients from rice tend to stick to nervous tissue. 
      After three days and if you're not allergic to tree nuts, you can add cashews, almonds and coconut to your diet.  Coconut can be eaten raw or cooked and coconut milk is rich and delicious.  Almonds and
      cashews contain an anti nutrient called phytic acid and need to be treated.  I soak cashews for a day and then put them in my food processor with some coconut cream, a little salt and a spoon full of lemon juice.  I add an acidophilus pill to this mixture to aid the fermentation process.  I just dump the contents
      of the gel cap into the mixture.  By using these probiotic pills, I ensure a good outcome and don't have to
      make whey as a starter culture.  I'm dairy free as well .  I then ferment the mixture for a day and then
      refrigerate.  I take raw almonds and soak them for a day and then blanch them and hull them.  Then I
      Put them in my dehydrator for a few hours and add salt.  
      You may want to look up "chitin binding lectins", on the internet.  These anti nutrients can keep people
      who are gluten free from feeling really great. 
      There are many anti nutrients out there that cause nasty symptoms.  If this has been of any help, I could talk further on the subject at a future date.  I know how hopeless you can feel when you can't seem to find an answer to get better and I have spent many years searching.  Your situation is very complicated
      and this may not be the right path, but I hope you find success with whatever path you take. 
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