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Member Since 11 Apr 2011
Offline Last Active May 19 2015 05:24 PM

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In Topic: Fat Malabsorption & Deficiencies

12 April 2015 - 09:51 AM

I recently got the results of stool testing and had a high amount of fecal fat, so I'm not absorbing fat correctly.  My gallbladder, pancreas, and liver are all fine.  I haven't had lactose in 3 years.  Don't know if it's intestinal damage or what.  I'm currently looking into this, too.  It's such a slow process getting the appointment, doing the test, waiting for results, etc.


I did find this article.



In Topic: Whole Grains Least Cross Contamination? Or Wheat In My Buckwheat Groats

12 April 2015 - 09:26 AM

First my disclaimer about my source: To be fair, I haven't contacted them about it yet, and I don't know if another retail seller would be any better.  I imagine it's more a supply issue than their handling of the grains.  My theory is it's probably cross contamination through a truck or silo that wasn't cleaned out well enough between grains.  I don't know if a company exists that only grows buckwheat or other gluten-free grains and owns their own delivery trucks (for unpackaged grains), packaging plants, etc., so no risk of cross contamination can occur.  Saying all that, it was nuts.com.


Since I still have gut problems, I think I still need to be super careful.  Again, I'll say that my issues may stem from more than just celiac.  Even going grain free for 6 months didn't heal my gut.  (I did eat nuts and seeds, or I couldn't have gotten enough food.)

In Topic: Two Weeks Gluten Free

05 April 2015 - 02:37 PM

Beans are also hard on the gut.  I'd take them out for a bit. Then try them again with a small serving size.


With a food journal, record gut symptoms but also mood and energy level and anything out of the ordinary.  Keep in mind that a reaction to food may take anywhere from a few hours to two days.  For me, the big C takes two days.  D is usually overnight.  I can handle some foods if I eat them once a week, but if I eat them a few days in a row, I get symptoms.


And recovery does take time.  It took 8 months for my anxiety and brain fog to go away.  My nerves still aren't healed after 4 years, but they are much, much, much better.  My continued gut problems are unusual and may be partially caused by another syndrome/disorder I'm seeking a diagnosis for, so I may not be able to heal my gut completely.

In Topic: Corn Elimination Diet - How Strict? Derived Ingredients?

05 April 2015 - 02:25 PM

A belated thank you to everyone who posted!!!  I kept meaning to reply, but I've been caught up researching another complex health issue I'm probably going to be diagnosed with soon.  Anyway, it's taken me this long to introduce a couple of other grains (as well as some needed supplements), so that I can cut corn out.  It's only been a few days so far, and at this point, I can only cut out corn as food.  It's in too many supplements that I need for me to cut it out 100%.  I'm going to give it a couple of months and see what happens.


Thanks again!!

In Topic: Celiac And Constipation

26 February 2015 - 08:37 AM

If you're still having problems with C, you may want to look into an elimination diet.  Gluten causes mild C for me (my reactions are neurological), but other foods cause it much more so.  Brown rice gives me horrible stomach pain and worst C ever.  Too much fructose and dairy causes C for me, too.  Interestingly, other foods cause D, like things in the sorbitol family.


I did the FODMAP elimination diet, but I had to figure out the brown rice thing on my own.  Also, brown rice didn't cause such a large reaction until I had been gluten-free a few months.

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