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#16 GFinDC

 
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Posted 06 September 2012 - 10:23 AM

Hi Bossley,

A few things I can suggest that might help. Try taking some Betaine HCL with pepsin when you eat your meals. It is stomach acid in a pill and can help to digest your food if you are low on stomach acid, as many are. Stomach acid decreases naturally as we age, just like thyroid hormone production and sex hormones do.

I suggest you also try DGL (deglysterenized licorice) and mastic gum. Just in case you have an h.pylori infection as they estimate 50% of people do. And the other tips below are listed just in case you mlssed any of them. Hopefully something will help. Two weeks on the whole foods diet is not very long, but you said you have seem some results already. So definitely keep it up as it takes time for our bodies to heal and adjust.

If you don't get better in a month I suggest you try an elimination diet.

Get tested before starting the gluten-free diet.
Don't eat in restaurants
Eat only whole foods not processed foods.
Eat only food you cook yourself, think simple foods, not gourmet meals.
Take probiotics.
Take gluten-free vitamins.
Take digestive enzymes.
Avoid dairy.
Avoid sugars and starchy foods.
Avoid alcohol.
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Proverbs 25:16 "Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it."
Job 30:27 My bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction prevented me.
Thyroid cyst and nodules, Lactose / casein intolerant. Diet positive, gene test pos, symptoms confirmed by Dr-head. My current bad list is: gluten, dairy, sulfites, coffee (the devil's brew), tea, Bug's Bunnies carrots, garbanzo beans of pain, soy- no joy, terrible turnips, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, and hard work. have a good day! :-) Paul

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Posted 07 September 2012 - 07:19 AM

Hi Bossley,

A few things I can suggest that might help. Try taking some Betaine HCL with pepsin when you eat your meals. It is stomach acid in a pill and can help to digest your food if you are low on stomach acid, as many are. Stomach acid decreases naturally as we age, just like thyroid hormone production and sex hormones do.

I suggest you also try DGL (deglysterenized licorice) and mastic gum. Just in case you have an h.pylori infection as they estimate 50% of people do. And the other tips below are listed just in case you mlssed any of them. Hopefully something will help. Two weeks on the whole foods diet is not very long, but you said you have seem some results already. So definitely keep it up as it takes time for our bodies to heal and adjust.

If you don't get better in a month I suggest you try an elimination diet.

Get tested before starting the gluten-free diet.
Don't eat in restaurants
Eat only whole foods not processed foods.
Eat only food you cook yourself, think simple foods, not gourmet meals.
Take probiotics.
Take gluten-free vitamins.
Take digestive enzymes.
Avoid dairy.
Avoid sugars and starchy foods.
Avoid alcohol.

I looked up elimination diet to see how to go about it and there are so many different ways. How would you go about it?
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Posted 16 September 2012 - 03:15 PM

I can say I TOTALLY feel ya! i've been in the same boat for 4 years and there have been very few moments of relief. You just need to keep at your diet. I'm currently cutting out dairy, beef, fish and the gluten. I'm still suffering but every now and then there are moments. I'm in the process of getting a new doctor and allergist. Do you watch your cross cantamination? Do you eat in chain places? Do you eat fried food from a common frier in chain places? Do you share food/cooking space with others that are not gluten-free?? A jar of peanut butter could be a good chance for bread crumbs to get into your diet and hurt you. You have to start looking at everything! I do these things and there are still issues so I'm thinking it is something else in my diet as well. I hope this helps a little. If nothing else know someone else is in your boat :)
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Posted 16 September 2012 - 06:24 PM

I looked up elimination diet to see how to go about it and there are so many different ways. How would you go about it?


There are so many different ways to do this. I tried the FODMAPS elimination diet because I suspected I had problems with fructose. Here's a website: http://www.ibsfree.net She has a book that was a good starting point for me. (Note, it's not a gluten-free diet, so make sure you adjust accordingly). Found out I can't handle fructose, dairy, mannitol, sorbitol, and brown rice as well as gluten. Fun, huh? Took about a month or so on the diet before I had good days.

An elimination diet is a slow, slow process. And frustrating. It is worth it once you find out a basic diet that doesn't bother you. I was down to 17 foods I knew were safe at one point (and several were variations of corn flour products). It's much better now for me, but it took awhile to get there.

Good luck!
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Posted 17 September 2012 - 07:08 AM

I looked up elimination diet to see how to go about it and there are so many different ways. How would you go about it?


Hi,

The basic idea is to cut down a a bare minimum number of foods in your diet, and then slowly add one food at a time. Starting with 5 foods is good number. Choose foods that you don't think you will have reactions to and that provide good nutrition and can be used in several ways. When you add a food eat it every day for 3 days to see if you have a reactions. Don't add foods that you think you will react to though, add foods that you think are ok for your body. A meat, a couple veggies, and salt pepper are good starting diet. You want to get to a good starting diet before you start adding foods. So you may need to eat your basic 5 foods for a week or two before you start adding.
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Proverbs 25:16 "Hast thou found honey? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it."
Job 30:27 My bowels boiled, and rested not: the days of affliction prevented me.
Thyroid cyst and nodules, Lactose / casein intolerant. Diet positive, gene test pos, symptoms confirmed by Dr-head. My current bad list is: gluten, dairy, sulfites, coffee (the devil's brew), tea, Bug's Bunnies carrots, garbanzo beans of pain, soy- no joy, terrible turnips, tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, and hard work. have a good day! :-) Paul

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 03:48 AM

Love all the support , nice to know I not alone in the search of good food that isn't covered in corn, wheat , soy, peanuts and fructose. Back to basic cooking:D
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