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Member Since 03 Jan 2013
Offline Last Active Mar 22 2013 09:19 AM

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Kikkoman Gluten Free Teriyaki Sauce- Yeast?

16 March 2013 - 01:49 PM

Hi, can someone please tell me if Kikkoman gluten free teriyaki sauce had yeast? I see it has wine in the ingredients. I'm new to eating yeast free. Thank you!

Stomach Bloating?

08 January 2013 - 03:22 PM

Is there any relief for upper stomach bloating? I have GI not celiac disease (as far as I know) and ate some gluten-free potato chips and my upper stomach blew up like a balloon. :( I'll be talking to a doctor soon about other intolerances. But in the mean time, are there any suggestions to relieve the bloating? I took some Gaviscon which helps with the indigestion but the bloating stays andit makes it more difficult to breathe with the fullness. I took a Zantac 150 earlier but it didn't help at all.

Thanks for your help!

Has Anyone Had Success With Dr. Kharrazian's Methods/testing?

07 January 2013 - 06:03 AM

I went to a lecture yesterday about the benefits of eating gluten-free (in relation to food intolerances) and also the impact that the thyroid has on the system as a whole. A lot of doctors use Dr. Kharrazian's teachings and set up patients with extensive thyroid tests and other lab work. I signed up with a Chiropractor to do this but I'm wondering if anybody here has already been through this and how it went? The Dr. also told me to read the first 3 chapters of "Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms When My Lab Results Are Normal?"

Is this the best board to be asking about this?


Started My 1 Month Trial- Amazing Results So Quickly!

04 January 2013 - 06:02 AM

I have Gastroparesis (paralysis of the stomach) and I refuse to accept that it is idiopathic, meaning there is no identifiable cause, just live with it. For the last year or more I have been taking a combination of 6 medications- 3 types to help go to the bathroom, 1 for upper digestion, 1 for nausea and 1 for GERD. On the evening of Jan 2nd I started reading about gluten and seeing how I had at least 32 of the common symptoms, I decided that evening I would eat gluten-free food. I had an avocado with a little bit of miracle whip. The avocado (which with it's 4g of fiber and 23g of fat) should have made me very sick but surprisingly I had no ill feelings from it at all and I could actually feel my stomach digesting on its own for the first time in a loooong time! I woke up the next morning with a lot of energy and significantly less bloating! I already had a GI appt scheduled for the afternoon of the 3rd to tell the PA that 5 of the medications were not working, so I continued the gluten-free up until the appointment.

I talked to my PA and she was amazed at how great I felt and encouraged me to try the gluten-free diet for one month. We both agreed not to do any tests because the diet is the one sure way to know there's a food intolerance (especially with the chance of testing negative for Celiac and I could still have the intolerance). I did my daunting first gluten-free shopping trip last night. I am starting day 3 and once again, woke up this morning feeling great for the most part. My stomach isn't bloated and I have a lot of energy.

That being said, I ate some potato chips last night (labeled gluten-free) but were high in fat and did have an upset stomach. I'm thinking it was the type of fat used in the chips. Also, I did read about withdrawal headaches on other forums- I had a headache all afternoon yesterday and had to take ibuprofin.

Ironically, the sicker I got over this last year, the more bread and butter I ate. I dramatically increased my carbs/gluten foods because they are considered easier to digest than fats/veggies/fruits/meats/nuts..etc.

Is there a list somewhere of some of the initial negative side-effects of going gluten-free? So far I think it's just been the headache. Any other advice is welcome as well!

Thanks for reading and have a good day! :)