What's Worse During The 1St Year: Fasting Or Overeating?
Posted 29 February 2012 - 06:45 AM
I searched on this forum and see there have been some discussions about fasting, but I can't find anything conclusive about the general nature of healing intestines and a correlation with the amount of food ingested.
Is there such a philosophy as avoiding a fast during the healing period? It would seem that it doesn't matter about the fast, but you certainly wouldn't want to be a glutton?
I can see how people might assume the intestines need a break, I'm not sure if that's a misconception in our case.
Any suggestions for literature is appreciated. Most of what I've read is on probiotics, which didn't address overall amounts of food taken in.
Celiac diagnoses & went gluten free summer 2011
Severely fructose intolerant, primarily from corn, w/IBS June 2012
Celebrating each day of feeling GOOD.
Posted 29 February 2012 - 01:29 PM
A few of books you may like:
Living Gluten-Free for Dummies by Danna Korn
Celiac Disease: A Hidden Epidemic by Dr. Peter Green
The First Year: Celiac Disease and Living Gluten-Free: An Essential Guide for the Newly Diagnosed by Jules Shepard
Hope this helps.
Edit: I do take a probiotic (Culturelle Digestive Health) and it has helped significantly.
Edited by sa1937, 29 February 2012 - 01:31 PM.
Positive Celiac Blood Panel - Dec., 2009
Endoscopy with Positive Biopsy - April 9, 2010
Gluten Free - April 9, 2010
Posted 29 February 2012 - 04:02 PM
Posted 01 March 2012 - 06:06 AM
Fasting was preached to me for healing, after dx. But I felt I had already done that with my health 'crash'. I suffered "D" for 6 weeks straight, every half hour, whether I ate or not.
The first 4 weeks, I *gasp* nibbled crackers all day to put SOMETHING in my stomach, to absorb the acid I knew I suffered from.
Then I just quit eating altogether. Which was my saving grace!
My theory, never be a glutton. Your body doesn't want you to ever stress it. I am not sure whether a fast would stress the body or not. With our malnutrition state already, I feel feeding the body gently, and often, Limiting foods to nourishing easily digested choices is the best! How can a body fully heal, if its not getting the energy it needs to do so?
I have personally found my best resource is to feed my body a little bit, every few hours, and keep very accurate account of its response to the food and when it comes.
For me, my body will tell me exactly what to do NOT DO.
and I listen!
I hope you find your answers!
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