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MattandGut

Member Since 08 Mar 2013
Offline Last Active Mar 17 2013 10:12 PM
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In Topic: Never Had Gi Symptoms Before gluten-free Diet But Now . . .

09 March 2013 - 11:53 AM

"Why" this happens, no one has actually come up with an explanation for it yet, but it is a real phenomena.  On the surface, your diet "looks" great for a typical celiac who is a male and hungry, with no additional food intolerances.  But for some of us sensitive ones, that sort of diet, especially for beginners, with the sugary desserts, the dairy, the soy and the gluten free oat cross contamination from the Bob's Red Mill brand of flours, is not going to work. You're really challenging your damaged innards.   Do you know yet, if you are one of the subset of gluten free eaters who still react to gluten free oats ? 


As far as I know, I haven't eaten any oats. There aren't any in the Bob's Red Mill flours I've used, at least according to the labels.

I am thinking I will try limiting myself to meat, eggs, veggies, fruit, nuts, rice, and potatoes and see how that goes. That should be easy enough since I've got very little appetite at this point. If the GI problems clear up, I'll know it was something I was eating and then begin the process of reintroducing foods one at a time to find the culprit.

I just wanted to check in here to see whether anyone might be aware of any explanation aside from sudden new and unexplained food intolerances.

In Topic: Never Had Gi Symptoms Before gluten-free Diet But Now . . .

09 March 2013 - 05:21 AM

Since I've been keeping a log, I can certainly report on what I'm eating. The focus has been on whole foods with the only processed foods being rice noodles that were certified gluten-free, Udi's white bread, some meats (turkey bacon, e.g.), Jelly Belly brand jelly bans (for a treat), and things I've made myself using Bob's Red Mill baking mix. I have also had Silk brand soy milk 4 times but drinking it has not seemed to correlate with any GI symptoms. Twice in the last month I have eaten homemade ice cream (with real cream and milk) but neither time resulted in either a worsening or an improvement in the GI symptoms, as far as I can tell. Al vegetables have either been fresh or frozen. All beans have been prepared from dried (not canned).

Here are typical meals for me:

Breakfast
1. 2 scrambled eggs, 2 slices lean gluten-free turkey bacon, cup of fresh cut fruit
2. 3 gluten-free pancakes from Bob's Red Mill mix, pure maple syrup, fresh cut fruit
3. Cinnamon toast from slice of Udi's bread, turkey sausage, fresh cut fruit

Lunch- on weekdays, I take leftovers from dinner the night before to work, usually with an orange and a Baggie of carrots or celery for a snack. I keep peanut butter (gluten-free) in my office to go with the celery/carrots. On weekends, I either eat leftovers or make one of the meals I'd make for dinner during the week.

Dinner
1. Slices of Pork tenderloin that has been cooked with gluten-free soy sauce and fresh rosemary, potatoes cut up and baked with olive oil, steamed green beans
2. Lean chicken sautéed with broccoli and zucchini, tossed in a satay sauce (peanut butter, gluten-free soy sauce, gluten-free teriyaki, fresh ginger and fresh garlic) served over Asian style gluten-free rice noodles
3. Ground turkey sautéed with gluten-free taco seasonings, corn, and black beans, served over cut lettuce with diced tomatoes on top.
4. Chicken breast rubbed with olive oil and baked with a sweet potato and Brussels sprouts ( sprouts blanched then sautéed in olive oil with a bit of garlic)
5. Turkey burger with lettuce, tomato (no bun- have jaw problems so can't open mouth wide enough for bun even if I wanted one, sweet potato "fries" (cut up, tossed in olive oil, baked in oven)
6. Chicken and rice casserole made with chicken breast, homemade chicken stock, gluten-free brown rice, and green beans or peas
7. Lean cut sirloin steak, grilled, with baked potato (butter, cheddar cheese, crumbled bacon leftover from breakfast), grilled zucchini

Dessert/treats
1. Homemade clementine cake (from oranges, ground almonds, eggs, sugar, and baking soda)
2. Leftover gluten-free pancake with cut berries
3. Cookies made with Bob's Red Mill mix
4. Jelly Belly brand jelly beans
5. Homemade ice cream
6. Soy milk with chocolate syrup
7. Whole fruit popsicles

I have not eaten out at all.

There have also been a lot of missed meals and partially eaten meals due to the nausea. I know there are some foods I've eaten that could be causing problems (occasional dairy, soy, corn, etc) but I haven't correlated any of them with worsened symptoms.

Even if one or more of the foods is the culprit, why would these symptoms just appear now, after giving up gluten? If my villi don't produce enough lactase due to being damaged from gluten, shouldn't digesting lactose ave been a problem back when I was eating gluten?

I do have an appt with a dietician at my GI's office next week. I am just so tired of how sick I've been since being diagnosed. Gd bless those of you who are this sick for years before being diagnosed!