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#1 Bonnie

 
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Posted 14 July 2005 - 12:12 AM

Hi guys,

I have been reading another current thread about sugar but I have a few questions.

I have been gluten-free for 3 months and am feeling soooo much better, however, I am having problems with rice - bad bloating. Also I have noticed whenever I eat chocolate, sweets or potato chips/crisps I get really bad bloating.

I assume its the sugar affecting me this way but why does this happen? I have had no sweets or biscuits this week and my stomach is much flatter.

Does avoiding sugar have to include fruit? Fruit is one of my favourite things to eat right now. The fruit does not bloat me nor does jam (jelly).

I think it may be just the processed sweets, biscuits and chocolate. Does this sound about right?

Any advice appreciated. I think this gluten thing is actually getting easier - you guys were all right!!! Didn't believe it a couple of months ago!

Thanks a lot.
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Posted 14 July 2005 - 05:31 AM

Most processed sugar is either from sugar cane or sometimes corn. If you notice that you are having problems with "sugar", you might actually have a sensitivity to sugar cane or corn. Try avoiding foods with these ingredients for a while. Also, use an alternative sweetener like honey or fruit, which you mentioned don't seem to bother you.

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Posted 14 July 2005 - 05:56 AM

Not all sugar is created equal :D THere are differecnces bettween say the sugar in a strawberry and the sugar in a cookie. I wont go in to that here, since Im a bit presed for time .. but Im sure someone will if you want to know.

The simple way is to aviod the worst stuff. I personally aviod the white powdered/bleached/highly proccess stuff whenever possible. The sugar in fruits, and berries I do not aviod. Naturaly occuring sugar is one thing, adding bleached sugar/etc to everything is anohter.

Have you been tested for diabates?
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Posted 14 July 2005 - 03:55 PM

HI

I am new, and have been gluten free for 3 weeks. I am a celiac and also lactose intolerent and I have also been having issues with sugar and peanuts. I may be completely worng here but I have a theory on sugar. I haven't been feeling better gluten free so have been researching why. Beucase new celaics have reduced levels of sucrase, maltase and lactase in their small intestine, it is my theory that we will have issues with sugar (and maybe starch etc) until our intestines heal. I have found that keeping off processed sugar has helped the bloating and gas but it sure does limit the diet.

I would love the opinion of all the educated celiacs - I really am Just coming up with a theory here...

Thanks

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#5 Carriefaith

 
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Posted 14 July 2005 - 04:13 PM

Beucase new celaics have reduced levels of sucrase, maltase and lactase in their small intestine, it is my theory that we will have issues with sugar (and maybe starch etc) until our intestines heal. I have found that keeping off processed sugar has helped the bloating and gas but it sure does limit the diet.



You are right. The villi in the small intestine contain the enzymes to break down lactose, starch, and sucrose... The lactose enzyme is located at the tip of the villi, sucrose in the middle, and maltose and the bottom. When the villi are damaged due to gluten ingestion by people with celiac disease, the enzymes are not as abundant or hardley there at all in severe cases. When the villi are completley flat you will have trouble digesting lactose, starch, and sucrose; however, if the villi are only partially damaged you would have trouble digesting sucrose and lactose. Therefore, celiacs will probably have problems digesting these disaccharides until the villi heal.
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Posted 14 July 2005 - 04:30 PM

I don't have Celiac (neg gene) and no damage to the villi, but I can't tolerate milk, yogurt, sour cream, but can tolerate hard cheddar cheese. If you are intolerant to dairy you probably always will be. I have tried Lactaid but it doesn't help. :(
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Posted 14 July 2005 - 05:56 PM

If you are intolerant to dairy you probably always will be. I have tried Lactaid but it doesn't help.

Yes, some people have intolerances aside from celiac. Lactaid doesn't work for me either. Although I've never been tested for casein intolerance I believe that I may be casein intolerant due to my violent dairy reactions and the fact that lactaid doesn't work.
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Posted 14 July 2005 - 11:34 PM

Thanks for taking the time to reply everyone.

I will just try and avoid processed sugar and rice for the time being. Probably a really good thing as I am eating too much rubbish to make up for missing out on bread etc.! Never had a sweet tooth till I found out about my gluten problem not I'm like a cookie monster!!

Have a great day and weekend!
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Posted 15 July 2005 - 09:03 AM

Thanks for taking the time to reply everyone.

I will just try and avoid processed sugar and rice for the time being.  Probably a really good thing as I am eating too much rubbish to make up for missing out on bread etc.!  Never had a sweet tooth till I found out about my gluten problem not I'm like a cookie monster!!

Have a great day and weekend!


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#10 Violet

 
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Posted 15 July 2005 - 10:07 AM

You might look into candida re the bloating etc..

I think we are all "allergic" to pasturized dairy products. Even when we don't have symptoms. Pasturizing dairy makes it something far from what it really is. I have recently learned that raw goat milk is not only tolerable to people who can't have dairy but its actually healing to the intestines. And the thing about it is, it tastes really good. I tried pasturized goat milk that I bought at Whole Foods once and it was nasty. Raw goat milk is almost the same as cow milk, but a bit sweeter. Its actually delish! A bit more creamy because is is naturally homoginized and the fat doesn't seperate. The fat globules are also much smaller than cow dairy, another reason its more digestible. I NEVER thougth I would like it. I know a few people who homestead, so they rely on goat milk and they are all very healthy. I got a book called Goat Milk Magic that really got me interested. I found a local farm that milks the goats right into the container..talk about fresh...and was "willing" to try it. I was suprised to love it. I better love it, its 12 bucks a gallon!!!!!

Anyway..I'm sure this is old news here, but www.bodyecologydiet.com is a good place to start re: candida/bloating etc...

:)
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Posted 17 July 2005 - 01:57 PM

I also figure that I am sensitive to sugar. I am at the point where the pleasure of having a small treat is not worth the pain of bloating and gas.

I also feel like I am on the border line of diabetes, but the doctors claim there is nothing wrong. Is there anyone else expereincing this? If so, what do you do about it? Specific Carbohydrate diet???
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