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Can eating too much starch when you're healing cause gut issues? I posted about a week ago about white rice (didn't rinse it and it was super sticky) giving me loose stools, and that same week it happened after eating a lot of mashed potatoes. Last night I ate roasted red potatoes (a lot of them) and I had D this morning. When I was eating them I remember thinking they were so starchy. I tossed them in a marinade (Newman's oil and vinegar, gluten free). Yesterday afternoon I ate some Terra sweet potato chips, which I know are safe (gluten free), but again, starchy.

I know some people may suggest a nightshade issue, except I don't think that's the case. I eat things with potato starch and don't have an issue. I seem to do ok with tomatoes. My probiotic has potato starch in it and it's never bothered me. But it seems like recently if I eat a lot of potatoes, or even gluten-free noodles, I have loose stools. Can too much starch do that? Thoughts?

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Sure.  It is possible.  I think the words "a lot of them" might have something to do with it.  Your gut can still be damaged even after months of being gluten free.  Then there is that Zonulin theory....leaky gut , etc that may be contributing, but as Dr. Fasano (leading celiac disease GI) says we just do not know enough about the GI tract.  

Three months after my diagnosis, I fractured some vertebrae.  I am sure you read my story.  What preceded it was vomiting from consuming a huge amount of gluten-free fried chicken.  You know...you are put away the leftovers and telling yourself that it will not be as good as when it is super fresh and crunchy.  Dang, it was so good!  

Gluttony, can be problem for celiacs!  Too much of a good thing.  Unfortunately, you just do not know where the cut off amount is until it makes you sick.  

When this happens, I make a veggie stew or chicken soup (no grains or very little starch only because in my case, I have diabetes) and that is all I eat for a day or two or until I feel better.  Yes, for breakfast, lunch  and dinner!  I am eating that while I feel my family something else (they seem to protest the monotony of stew at every meal).  I would also consider ditching all supplements for a few days too.  

If that recovery strategy is not effective, talk to your doctor.  Your diarrhea can be related to something else besides celiac disease.  

Hope you feel better soon!  

 

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I'm having the opposite problem after eating rice noodles every day for a week! No more making this recipe in bulk.....

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Might try a ketogenic diet, of just fats, and protein and very little carbs, and tons of fiber.

Basically just eggs, leaf dark greens, meats, nuts, seeds, etc. No grains, no sugar, no starchy foods, no beans, fruits, and eat medium carb vegetables in moderation.   I seem to do best on this kind of diet. I consume under 30g of net carbs a day over 60g of fiber, over 150g of protein.....and I eat so much fat I do not even count it just load coconut oil on coconut bread, spoons of almond butter hand fulls of nuts and seeds, ,munch on cooca nibs, cocoa powder in drinks  and over desserts, use stevia, monk fruit, xylitol, and eyithriol for sweetner, and I smash my fruit cravings with sugar free jam from smuckers or polmer, love the stuff on almond bread or coconut toast with almond butters  I make.

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I thought maybe it was nightshades, but I don't eat them everyday. I definitely could have little issues with them so I'll stay away for now. But even on days when I don't eat them I notice issues. Nothing's been consistent which is making me nuts. All I can think is: I'm still healing and this is just part of it; or, I'm a basket case and my belly can't deal; or, I'm eating too much of certain types of fiber and not enough other types; or, I have no idea. 

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Bit of a funny thought after you lost comment, I started having issues when reintroducing processed foods back earlier in the year. I would randomly throw up a film (sort of a clear stuff that floats on top of everything and looks like pond scum) and my stomach was not dumping anything (It would hold on to food for over 6 hours if I kept trying not to throw up) . I thought it was a fiber issue at first. Ended up being xantham gum and cellulose fiber in some of the processed stuff I tried using. Seems it was a intolerance or something. Took a bit over a month to nail it down.  >.> does not help around this time my local brand of almond milk started using the stuff also. SO I kept running in circles trying to figure it out.

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