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Advice Needed - Intolerant To So Many Foods And Have Malabsorption Problems

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Irish, I'm canceling my visit this week. You probably saved me $300-400 this week. ;)

 

Hon, I sincerely hope you start to feel better soon. I know you do not want to feel crappy anymore. I fully empathize, i do. 

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I don't believe I have osteoarthritis. Possibly, but I have no swelling/nodules or any disfiguration in my joints. I've never had swelling. My hands look like any other healthy forty year old. Something triggers pain when I eat certain foods though, and it's an autoimmune response. The other day I made a tight fist and I had a terrible pain in the top knuckle like I almost pulled the joint apart. That's the kind of strange stuff I deal with.

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I don't believe I have osteoarthritis. Possibly, but I have no swelling/nodules or any disfiguration in my joints. I've never had swelling. My hands look like any other healthy forty year old. Something triggers pain when I eat certain foods though, and it's an autoimmune response. The other day I made a tight fist and I had a terrible pain in the top knuckle like I almost pulled the joint apart. That's the kind of strange stuff I deal with.

 

I did not have swelling nodules or disfiguration at 40 either.( but i have a few bumps on my fingers now. the bumps themselves do not hurt, btw)

 

I'm not saying that's what you have. I am saying it could be what's making the popping sounds.

 

I think I do understand the strange stuff you deal with. I've had joint, bone and muscle pain for 25 years

and it's not food related at all.  

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Hi SW,

 

Have you tried eliminating nightshades from your diet?  They are potatoes, peppers, tomatoes and eggplant.  They cause joint pain for some people.  Soy can also, in some cases.

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Hi SW,

 

Have you tried eliminating nightshades from your diet?  They are potatoes, peppers, tomatoes and eggplant.  They cause joint pain for some people.  Soy can also, in some cases.

 

he hardly eats anything right now, hon. :( 

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Thanks jiggles. I'm currently not eating many veggies (mostly french beans and okra). But I eat apples, bananas, pears, blueberries, and dates all the time. Not sure what I would eat without them, and the thought of giving them up makes me want to go crawl in bed and sleep.

Maybe I should just eat rice for a week and see if I feel better? :(

Hi spirit-walk ,

IrishHeart is right you must Eat , and not just rice , eat everything you can tolerate ( gluten free of course )

When we are trying to gain back our health and strength "Eating" is our number one priority

Unless something you are eating is upsetting your digestive system and is making you sick ,

then elimination diets should be left until we feel stronger and have gained back some body weight ,

and as IrishHeart says it can be different things for everyone ,

for me it's been two years I am getting stronger but feel that I still have more healing to do

I have also gained a little bit of weight now but it took over a year to gain just a couple of pounds ,

and I still eat loads of fruit and veggies ,

I only eliminated those which I felt were the most offending ones ,

which for me were , mangoes , pineapple and strawberries , the veggies weren't so bad , I only cut out soya beans ,

but I will keep trying them over time , as these things can change

like lots of others on here I added an extra slice of meat at each meal which works well ,

you will get there ,

it just takes time for all of us x x

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I did not have swelling nodules or disfiguration at 40 either.( but i have a few bumps on my fingers now. the bumps themselves do not hurt, btw)

 

I'm not saying that's what you have. I am saying it could be what's making the popping sounds.

 

I think I do understand the strange stuff you deal with. I've had joint, bone and muscle pain for 25 years

and it's not food related at all.  

 

If not food related, what do you think is causing it? I think most of our health problems today are food related. Just curious where you think the arthritis and other pains stem from?

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Hi SW,

 

Have you tried eliminating nightshades from your diet?  They are potatoes, peppers, tomatoes and eggplant.  They cause joint pain for some people.  Soy can also, in some cases.

 

Yes, I eliminated nightshades from my diet over a year ago. I still eat an occasional sweet potato, but they do make my hips hurt the following day. I may be trying a taste or two of some gluten free salsa today (Green Mountain Gringo).

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Irish, I bought some asparagus this morning and plan on making it this week with some fish. That was another food that I had cut out due to the blood test two years ago. We'll see how it goes. I'm excited about trying some new things.

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Yes, I eliminated nightshades from my diet over a year ago. I still eat an occasional sweet potato, but they do make my hips hurt the following day. I may be trying a taste or two of some gluten free salsa today (Green Mountain Gringo).

I don't think sweet potatoes are nightshades? You might want to check your list of foods. No need to eliminate things just for the fun of it! :(

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If not food related, what do you think is causing it? I think most of our health problems today are food related. Just curious where you think the arthritis and other pains stem from?

 

 

I do not think "all food" is causing health problems.

 

I think mine is probably from a damaged body from long undiagnosed celiac. That's not from the food, per se. That's an autoimmune response.

Most people tolerate wheat just fine.

 

Many people have health issues that have nothing to do with food. Macular degeneration, congenital disorders, etc....these are not food-related.

 

Food is nutritional and healing and is to be enjoyed.

 

I think right now, that maybe you think it is the enemy because you feel lousy. I can understand that, but you have to make peace with food pretty soon, or risk starving yourself and creating more serious problems.

 

Salsa, while good, is not substantive food.

Sweet potatoes are not nightshades.

Eat up..

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Yes, I eliminated nightshades from my diet over a year ago. I still eat an occasional sweet potato, but they do make my hips hurt the following day. I may be trying a taste or two of some gluten free salsa today (Green Mountain Gringo).

 

Well, 1 year is more than enough time to know if the nightshades are a problem.  It took me about a month and a half to get over them.  Sweet taters are not in the nightshade family so they ought not ter be eliminated on that basis anyway.  Salsa would have nightshades in it usually.  I think you are eating salmon and chicken?  So you can get plenty of protein from those.  Avocados are a good source of protein also, and peas and nuts.  Most gluten-free breads and baked goods have potato starch in them which is a nightshade.  Some of the Udi's gluten-free breads are potato free tho.  Rice wraps are another way to go for bread type things.  Food For Life and Rudis both make rice wraps.  And Trader Joe's has their own brand of rice wraps.  Corn tortillas are another bread sub and are usually safe.

 

You don't go diving a lot do you?  :)

 

If the sweet taters consistently affect you it might be good to do some research on sweet tater or yam reactions.  Maybe there's some common element in them and and other foods that you are reacting to.

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It is easy to get into the trap of eliminating one food after another.  You improve because our bodies heal over time and then you think it is because of the foods that you have eliminated.  Then the next time that you get glutened you eliminate more foods and so on.  You can end up with little to eat and you have eliminated those foods for the wrong reasons.  I heard Peter Green say that it is orthorexia nervosa, an eating disorder.  I think it is a problem of mistaking correlation with causation.  Be careful. 

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