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Do many of you have problems if you eat foods high in sugar even if they are natural sugars coming from fruit? Sugar triggers joint pain for me. Just wondering if there are others who experience symptoms from eating a lot of sugary fruit and such?

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Some say sugar is poison.  I say eat it rarely, and sparingly, but that is difficult to do after being celiac, you are limited already, it is too sad to "give up" sugar too.  Sugar is inflammatory so yes, joints may have an issue if you are that sensitive.  Sugar may be something you want to have rarely or barely.   I try so hard to not eat much, it is in many things, but I have backed off so much that I don't add as much to my coffee as I used to and I don't need as much as I used to.  Try carmalized onions and roasted carrots for your sweet treats and feel better.  Good luck.

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Sugar is inflammatory so yes, joints may have an issue if you are that sensitive.  Sugar may be something you want to have rarely or barely.

 

I agree. I have had to cut way back on sugar too. I'm trying give it up completely. For now I'm trying to see how I do with just tiny amounts. It is hard to give up. Honey is supposed to be the best sweetener for you, but I've never cared much for it myself. I try to think of fruit as my dessert.

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Have you been tested for fructose intolerance?  I try to avoid sugar to stabilize my blood sugar.  For this reason I usually use bites of fruits rather than whole fruits and have them with meals.  A GI doctor told me last week that they tell people with fructose intolerance to eat it using this bite method..

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Here's what eating white sugar, brown sugar, potatoes, rice, etc does to me:

 

• Depression

• Anxiety
• Brain Fog
• Inabilty to concentrate or think straight
• Fatigue
• Hypoglycemia symptoms
• Irritability, poor mood, crashing
• Bloating, water retention, and increased flatulence

 

I don't know why or how that happens because I was tested for pre-diabetes and diabetes and I'm negative on both. I have hyperinsulinemia though (chronic high insulin blood levels) so maybe it has to do with that. Perhaps sugar and starch is impacting my brain severely. I always feel better going low-carb. Maybe someone here knows more about how sugar impacts these things. have you tried a low-carb diet? I bake with almond flour exclusively now and use sugar substitutes.

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Perhaps sugar and starch is impacting my brain severely. I always feel better going low-carb.

 

If you have gut inflammation or leaky gut, sugars, starches, or carbs can cause symptoms. The gut and brain are very closely connected. That's why we get brain fog from something our gut doesn't like. Are you familiar with the SCD diet? There's a lot of information on their site about this stuff and food recommendations. Even if you're not on the diet, it's helpful reading. You may know about it already but if not here's a link:

 

http://scdlifestyle.com/about-the-scd-diet/

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If you have gut inflammation or leaky gut, sugars, starches, or carbs can cause symptoms. The gut and brain are very closely connected. That's why we get brain fog from something our gut doesn't like. Are you familiar with the SCD diet? There's a lot of information on their site about this stuff and food recommendations. Even if you're not on the diet, it's helpful reading. You may know about it already but if not here's a link:

 

http://scdlifestyle.com/about-the-scd-diet/

 

I'm assuming that if one has Celiac, then by definition they are dealing with intestinal permeability unless they got their number down to zero. But why would carbs cause problems for my brain when fat and/or protein would not? What's the reasoning or cause behind that? I have read about the specific carbohydrate diet before but I'm rusty so I'll read up on it.

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I don't know if everyone with Celiac has intestinal permeability, it's not the same thing as flattened villi.

 

Starches (carbs) and sugar are similar. They cause inflammation and are what the bad gut bacteria feed on. Removing them helps restore the balance of good bacteria in the gut and reduces inflammation and that helps intestinal permeability heal.

 

Read more on the SCD site if you're interested, it's filled with all this information and more.

 

Good Luck!

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