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#1 emcmaster

 
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Posted 25 June 2006 - 02:01 PM

Does anyone else have problems digesting fat? Since Jan. 2005, I've found that, as a general rule-of-thumb, the amount of calories from fat in my diet cannot make up more than 20% of my total daily calories.

Lately I've been able to eat more fat and not have problems. Did any of you have problems digesting fat when you first went gluten-free and have it go away after awhile? How long did that take?

Thanks! :D
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#2 tarnalberry

 
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Posted 25 June 2006 - 03:41 PM

Depends on the kind of fat. Fried foods do not sit well with my digestive system. Nuts, avocados, and unrefined oils not exposed to very high heat, however, I'm fine with.

As always, listening to your body is a good thing. :-)
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#3 schuyler

 
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Posted 25 June 2006 - 03:43 PM

Depends on the kind of fat. Fried foods do not sit well with my digestive system. Nuts, avocados, and unrefined oils not exposed to very high heat, however, I'm fine with.

As always, listening to your body is a good thing. :-)

Same for me (except nuts; my body hates those!).
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Posted 25 June 2006 - 04:38 PM

I have trouble with all fats. If I eat anything high in fats I get really bulky loose stools. If I use oils on my salad later when I have a bm there will be a noticeable oil slick in the water. I dont eat any fried foods or anything like that and I cant eat nuts. Its basically avocadoes, oils, some meats (if there is any grease) and coconut butter that do this to me. I'm assuming this is malabsorption of fats? :unsure:
What can cause this? I've been gluten-free a long time now.
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Posted 25 June 2006 - 06:29 PM

I can eat saturated fats and oils that are incorporated into something else - fried is ok, generally. A teaspoon of olive oil by itself will give me diarrhea in a hurry.
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Posted 26 June 2006 - 04:44 PM

Interesting to see that some of you are still having problems after being gluten-free for a long time.

I had 2 T. of peanut butter on saturday (split into two servings) and was bloated up like a balloon yesterday. Wish I could eat more fat. :(
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Posted 26 June 2006 - 04:49 PM

I always heard that trouble digesting fats can be a sign of gallbladder problems. You guys might want to bring it up with your doctors to see if that's an issue.

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Posted 27 June 2006 - 12:20 AM

I also have a problem with fats and my gallbladder is fine. If I have more than a couple of teaspoons of margarine I suffer and can tolerate no oils at all and all nuts are out for me too.
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Posted 27 June 2006 - 08:52 AM

Interesting to see that some of you are still having problems after being gluten-free for a long time.

I had 2 T. of peanut butter on saturday (split into two servings) and was bloated up like a balloon yesterday. Wish I could eat more fat. :(



Make sure u arent getting cross-contaminated from the peanut butter! That was happening to me for awhile..

just a thought
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Posted 27 June 2006 - 09:02 AM

I am similar to Tiffany - I keep all meat fats down to a minimum, except for lard and baking, which I don't do a lot of, because my system doesn't handle it well. But olive oil and avacados don't bother me. My gall bladder is fine.
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Posted 27 June 2006 - 10:48 AM

I seem to have problems with olive oil too. Fried foods seem ok though. I was thinking that I might have an intolerance to olives but my doc didn't think so. She said that fats are more complex to digest, so maybe my intestines are still damaged and can't break it down???
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Posted 28 June 2006 - 06:52 PM

Make sure u arent getting cross-contaminated from the peanut butter! That was happening to me for awhile..

just a thought



Also, you might want to rule out a peanut/legume allergy.

Just another thought.
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Posted 29 June 2006 - 05:04 AM

I've had trouble with fats for a long time too. At it's worst, I would burp up any fat that I had just eaten. Like the butter on popcorn. I don't throw up, it just hangs in my throat and keeps coming back up on me. It was that way with all fats though, not just butter. Sorry, TMI :(

I'm digesting all the healthy fats easily at this time. EVOO, flax oil, borage oil, avocados, nuts, seeds, etc. I had to add each one slowly though.

I'm thinking something happens to fat when it is heated that my body just can't handle.

BTW, I think the oils are helping me with my constipation too :D
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Posted 29 June 2006 - 08:18 AM

I have trouble with all fats. If I eat anything high in fats I get really bulky loose stools. If I use oils on my salad later when I have a bm there will be a noticeable oil slick in the water. I dont eat any fried foods or anything like that and I cant eat nuts. Its basically avocadoes, oils, some meats (if there is any grease) and coconut butter that do this to me. I'm assuming this is malabsorption of fats? :unsure:
What can cause this? I've been gluten-free a long time now.



When I did a stool analysis some years ago the results showed fat malabsorption for me.

I found this info about it:

Some causes of Malabsorption-

Acutely abnormal intestinal lining due to an acute intestinal infection, overuse of antibiotics, alcohol
Abnormal intestine lining present in Crohns and Celiac
Unbalanced flora, bacterial overgrowth, parasites
Inadequate gastric mixing due to the presence of a fistula
Impaired transport of enzymes

Fat Malabsorption indicators include large volume stool and weight loss, fat globules are present in stool with microscopic examination (stool analysis).

With fat malabsorption the stools are greasy, soft but not liquid, foul smelling and bulky. Growth failure is a dominant feature, because the intestinal loss of high-energy fat nutrients (9 kcal/g of fat) leads to a profound deficiency in the total calories absorbed daily.
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Posted 04 May 2011 - 07:27 PM

Posters in this thread: How are you doing? Did you find anything to help your fat absorption issues? Have you tried enzymes?

We have some new research: 1 out of 3 Celiacs in a small-scale study had pancreatic insufficiency and improved with enzymes - eventually not even needing the enzymes any more

http://www.pharmaceu...ufficiency.html

Here's one more: "We conclude that a mild/moderate pancreatic insufficiency is quite frequent in celiacs, but that it may be completely independent of nutritional status"

http://www.ncbi.nlm..../pubmed/7924748
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