Posted 21 November 2012 - 05:11 PM
Gluten free since May 2012 (for 5 months.. relapsed for about a month and have been gluten free again since Nov 2012)
Corn & corn syrup free since May 2012
Dairy limited since Aug 2012
Nightshades limited since Aug 2012
Fructose limited since Nov 2012
Posted 21 November 2012 - 09:13 PM
Posted 22 November 2012 - 03:14 AM
Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:30 PM
I think I am fructose intolerant (based on an elimination diet) but I am waiting until my gut has healed before getting formal testing. For now, I just avoid things that give me problems, no matter what they are.
There are lots of good lists online, but they are all different (research keeps changing). A really good list is here: http://ibs.aurametri...odmap-diet.html
You can also check out the Farting Pear to check a food: www.thefartingpear.com/
There are some tests you can take, but none are proved 100% reliable (yet). The best thing to do is to find a doctor in your area who knows something about it. The Yahoo! group for fructose malabsorbtion may be helpful in doing research and finding a doctor: http://health.groups..._malabsorption/
I joined the group when I was testing, and they are very nice.
The elimination and challenge test I used was from Free At Last, by the way: http://www.amazon.co...p/dp/0982063504
Apparently fructose malabsorption can show up alongside celiac. But you could also have other issues (SIBO, leaky gut, whatever) that could cause problems that look a lot like it, so that's why it's nice to have a doctor or good dietician to help you out. Eliminiation diets are tricky -- sometimes they seem pretty definitive and sometimes they are confusing. Just FYI, all humans are fructose intolerant to some degree...it's just we differ in how much we can take. A tiny bit of pear gives me a stomach ache, but other people may need to eat 3 or 4 pears to get the same result. It's just people who aren't fructose intolerant almost never push their limits and my tolerance is a fraction of a pear, so I push it all the time. Some people are even more sensitive and can't hardly eat anything (!). But that's extremely rare.
live in Okinawa, Japan; hope to resume training for ultra-marathon soon
casein-free, legume-free; 99% fructose-free
I cope by drinking artisanal teas, hand-picked in Taiwan, all gluten-free
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