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I am having extremely serious complications and within the last few weeks my body won't tolerate ANYTHING other than baked potatoes or white rice with lemon. (my last post here)

I appreciated all the input from my last post and some of it was especially helpful--my gastro does think it sounds like I have Small Intestine Bacteria Overgrowth. The problem is that to do the test for it your system has to be purged of Pepto for at least a month. Which means I can't take it until 2nd week in November. I've been living on about 1 baked potato per day then a giant bowl of white rice for dinner. I'm well aware how dangerous this is and that I need nutrients. I'm scared that in continuing this for a month while waiting for a test I'm going to do serious damage with malnutrition. (And even more disturbing to me is the fact that neither of my doctors seemed too concerned about that.) (And yes--I'm at least taking multivitamins, supplements, all thoroughly researched on allergen content)

I CAN'T HAVE FRUIT AND VEGGIES!! AT. ALL. I'm not looking for specific (Paleo/FODMAP/organic/sulfite free/etc) diet advice because right now I've tried it all except meat and I REACT TO EVERYTHING VIOLENTLY. All fruit, all veggies, all fats, all nuts, corn, soy, dairy, you name it. Potatoes and white rice and THAT'S IT. I'm posting here for easy meat solutions since meat is the only thing I have yet to try. (I admit though I'm even scared to try meat because each time I try something new my reactions keep getting stronger and scarier. I almost ended up calling 911 after trying collard greens the other night. :/ )

I want to try turkey (absolutely hate the taste of fish--makes me gag) and I want to handle/prepare it as little as possible being that I've been veggie for well over a decade, but I would think that anything processed would be sketchy. I've read that Applegate Farms makes good meats, but is that brand safe for Super Sensitives? What specific brands/products do you recommend?

Thanks so much! <3

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honestly, try it. Don't spice it up to much. Have you tried just boiling chicken and eating that? It has to get to 180 (or 175 can't remember) and your good to go.

Or... you could try the fish. You'd be suprised what you'd eat when your that sick :/

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honestly, try it. Don't spice it up to much. Have you tried just boiling chicken and eating that? It has to get to 180 (or 175 can't remember) and your good to go.

Or... you could try the fish. You'd be suprised what you'd eat when your that sick :/

Oh I know, believe me. Turkey is actually starting to look GOOD after 2+ weeks of nothing but potatoes. I did try chia seeds today and so far they're sitting alright, fingers crossed no reaction from those since they're pretty heavily nutrient dense. (my reactions usually seem to land in the evenings/night for some reason..)

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How about a simple soup made from turkey or chicken? Cover the meat with water in a big pot, bring to a boil, then simmer about 2 hours. Season with sea salt and you could add either your rice or potato.

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Only meat i can tolerate is baked chicken wings, 4 at a time. Lightly sprinkled with salt baked at 425 for 45 mins. It"s not much meat, but has a lot of protein. My only veggie is garden peas, fruit is banana,(creamed)coconut.

I do eat baked fish, but i like fish. Some types of fish are much easyier to digest than others, fresh tuna is very hard to digest. mai mai,flounder,grouper are much easier to digest for me.

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I agree with Patti - start with simple soup/broth made from chicken or turkey.

If you are able to tolerate broth, than try baked chicken or turkey parts.

I would advise against starting with processed meats - even applegate which is excellent. I believe any of these processed products would be very tough on your system. Applegate uses paprika, celery and other ingredients.

You may already have been told by your doctor but the SIBO breath tests are often false negative - which can be very frustrating.

Oh...my reactions to food intolerances also escalated until incidence of anaphylaxis set in. If you are having any reactions that are interfering with breathing, ask your primary to prescribe epi-pens. Better to be prepared.

Hang in there...hope you find some safe foods very soon.

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Do like Patti said. But this is how to have a little less contact. Get chicken tenders (not the breaded kind, the fresh kind). These are small pieces of boneless chicken. dump them into the water. Won't take long at a boil, maybe 15 - 20 minutes. Get them out of the water and cut into little tiny pieces. Then put them in the rice or potato. Just a start.

Sometimes, we just have to force our selves to eat a little.

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How about a simple soup made from turkey or chicken? Cover the meat with water in a big pot, bring to a boil, then simmer about 2 hours. Season with sea salt and you could add either your rice or potato.

Only meat i can tolerate is baked chicken wings, 4 at a time. Lightly sprinkled with salt baked at 425 for 45 mins. It"s not much meat, but has a lot of protein. My only veggie is garden peas, fruit is banana,(creamed)coconut.

I do eat baked fish, but i like fish. Some types of fish are much easyier to digest than others, fresh tuna is very hard to digest. mai mai,flounder,grouper are much easier to digest for me.

Good ideas, thanks!

I agree with Patti - start with simple soup/broth made from chicken or turkey.

If you are able to tolerate broth, than try baked chicken or turkey parts.

I would advise against starting with processed meats - even applegate which is excellent. I believe any of these processed products would be very tough on your system. Applegate uses paprika, celery and other ingredients.

You may already have been told by your doctor but the SIBO breath tests are often false negative - which can be very frustrating.

Oh...my reactions to food intolerances also escalated until incidence of anaphylaxis set in. If you are having any reactions that are interfering with breathing, ask your primary to prescribe epi-pens. Better to be prepared.

Hang in there...hope you find some safe foods very soon.

I actually read a lot about how untrustworthy the SIBO tests are. When I brought it up to my gastro she looked at me as if I had stated that the moon was made of cheese. She was very dismissive. I called yesterday and left a message pleading to find some other solution. There's no way I can make it a month to a test (and an unreliable one at that) and the pain is getting worse with each day that passes. I feel like I'm one step away from the emergency room.

Do like Patti said. But this is how to have a little less contact. Get chicken tenders (not the breaded kind, the fresh kind). These are small pieces of boneless chicken. dump them into the water. Won't take long at a boil, maybe 15 - 20 minutes. Get them out of the water and cut into little tiny pieces. Then put them in the rice or potato. Just a start.

Sometimes, we just have to force our selves to eat a little.

I think thus far this seems the most appealing to me. Thanks for the advice!

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Just eating rice and white potatoes is not good, as I am sure you know. They are mostly carbs and turn to sugars very quickly in the GI system. All that sugar is great news for the bacteria in your gut who want to have a big sugar rush / freakout party. Party hardy.

You may be able to eat sweet potatoes instead, and they would be better for you than white potatoes. White potatoes have alkaloids in them that can cause problems. You should really be going the opposite direction and not eating any carbs if you are having SIBO issues. Or mixing your carbs with protein.

Have you tried Betaine HCL for your digestion? It may help if you are low on stomach acid for some reason.

Boar's Head makes cooked hams also. Kind of pricey tho. Hormel makes a gluten-free ham called Cure 89 I think.

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I am sensitive to low levels of gluten and the meat which I had the best luck with was pork tenderloin. You just take it out of the package and put it in the oven for the right amount of time. I got stuff packed at the meat processor in the absence of any gluten containing products. I asked.

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I do not like meat at all. Was a vegetarian for most of my life but I keep getting anemia if I don't eat meat a couple of times a week.

One thing that I didn't mind so much was canned chicken. I really dislike biting into a chunk of meat and because this is so soft, it mixes in easily. I would often have it with rice and chicken broth. Sadly I am now intolerant to chicken. So I can't have it.

Turkey does work for me although I don't like it much. I get the pre-cooked, sliced stuff from Costco but that would be a lot if it is just for you.

I also do well with ground beef.

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Oh, here it is. I tried posting to this thread a few days ago, my computer went pffffffffft, and then I wasn't sure where it was.

Applegate Farms, the gluten free, preservative free organic lunchmeats, I've had good luck with.

I wanted to suggest that if you can't stand the thought of touching the stuff, get a nice pair of kitchen tongs to pick the meat up with. This way you can rinse it off under the tap, before placing it in the pan and cooking it.

Also, you may have better luck with organic poultry. This stuff makes a big difference for me, altho it is pricey. You can cook up a batch of chicken drumsticks or breasts, and then have the cooked meat ready in the refrigerator.

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The only meat I can currently tolerate is ground turkey. I do not digest whole turkey well at all. So it must be ground.

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I would get only organic meat and make sure that it is pasture fed only. Since gluten residue might be itn the fleash of anilmals that consume grain. YOur reactions to things could also be your sensitivity to soy. That is why meat that is pastore feed is most important.

I really hope you feel better.

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Whenever I get a dr that is dismissive its an automatic red flag for me. Have you had a scope down your throat with a camarea or the other test through the backside with a scope? I am sorry to be crude but my mind draws a blank on the medical names of these procedures. I would seriously find another DR. Could it be yoiur Gallbladder and possible stones? Gallbladder attack can be very painful could it be your pancreas? My fiance had gall bladder attack and he said it feels so painfull like a tight steel belt around your waist with hot searing pain. In fact if you cant get any action I would just march into the emergency and demand action. My fiance had to go in the emergency room three times the first tewo times the Drs. were very dismissive and said you have ulcers just stop worrying. The third time he had to call an ambulance because he couldnt drive himself he got a female dr. this time and she diagnos him right away she called for an ultrasound of his abdomen.

Take care

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I would get only organic meat and make sure that it is pasture fed only. Since gluten residue might be itn the fleash of anilmals that consume grain. YOur reactions to things could also be your sensitivity to soy. That is why meat that is pastore feed is most important.

I really hope you feel better.

Meat is gluten-free, regardless of what the animal was fed.
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