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JoH

Member Since 13 Feb 2013
Offline Last Active Apr 11 2014 06:37 AM
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In Topic: Reactive Hypoglycemia

14 February 2013 - 09:58 AM

Take it nice and slowly. :) Even a banana would set my blood sugar bouncing, but berries work really well for me. And you can find some good charts of the carbs in different types of fruits on the web.

This one's decent:
http://www.lasting-w...arb-fruits.html

It says 1/2 cup of dried dates has 62 carbs (eek!) a banana has 27 carbs, and 1/2 cup of blueberries has 10 carbs. I usually eat about 1/4 cup of blueberries, so I guess 5 carbs (plus the dairy) works for me...

In Topic: New Skin Sensitivity

13 February 2013 - 05:50 PM

I get skin reactions to food allergies - both contact reactions and reactions if I eat a food I'm allergic to. Strangely enough, the one thing gluten doesn't do to me is cause my skin to react. So if I break out in a rash, I go looking for one of my allergens.

My best guess is your immune system doesn't have nearly as much gluten to go looking for, so it's spending a lot more time on a search-and-kill mission for your other allergens...

In Topic: Neurological Symptoms?

13 February 2013 - 05:47 PM

I have a very different set of neuro symptoms, but mine are definitely gluten related. They include transient anteretrograde amnesia affecting episodal memory (I don't remember a damn thing that happens), sensitivity to light, sound and movement (similar to visual migraines, but they last until the gluten clears my body), foggy thinking (I get stupid) and difficulty forming sentences. The symptoms start within 10 minutes of being glutened. The only blessing is that it makes it fairly easy to track down the source of gluten.

FWIW, the gluten free Rice Chex are definitely not gluten free...

In Topic: Weird Sensation On Tongue

13 February 2013 - 05:44 PM

I've not had that, but food tastes different when I've been glutened. Not better, not worse, but different...

In Topic: Reactive Hypoglycemia

13 February 2013 - 04:05 PM

I think I am heading the same way. I can't seem to handle fruit at the moment. I can manage say 3 dates, but not raisins or apricots. The thought of eating fruit after a month without makes me nauseous.

I can just about handle white rice, in small doses, but it pushes me towards cravings. I have tried cheddar cheese an am staying firmly in denial that I am getting congestion and cravings. Sigh.

Still, I do like the avocados and sweet potatoes I am living on.

There is a pot of Greek yogurt calling too. Trying to hold off...


Have you tried fresh fruit? Fresh fruit has a lot less carbs then dried fruit. Berries particularly are fairly low in carbs for fruit. I can't even imagine eating dried fruit - it would send my blood sugar to the moon - but 1/4 cup of blueberries along with some fat works beautifully.