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Dietary Fructose Intolerance

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I am new to this message board. I noticed somewhere people talking about Dietary Fructose Intolerance, is that here. I am six months gluten-free, and lactose free, now I was diagnosised with fructose intolerance too. Anyone else with celiac have this too? Any recipe resources? Mostly, I read that this may be a temporary condition for celiacs. That once you do the strict diet, you can add fructose laden foods (like fruit) back into your diet. Do you know if this is true?

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Yes, I have Dietary Fructose Intolerance, Lactose Intolerance, and Non-celiac gluten intolerance. There is a very good book that helped me with that called the "Self Help Way To Treat Colitis and Other IBS Conditions" Second Edition by DeLamar Gibbons. I had pulled down some files of recipes from a former site that the University of Iowa used to have as a support group. I will be happy to email them to you. The book is good because he explains the mechanisms since as a medical doctor he has it himself.

It is interesting because the DFI causes a different sort of pain/cramping than the lactose. I think it is the worst one, because it is hidden in so many things. And because my sister has it as well, we have been able to compare trial and error notes, such as blueberries are OK, but strawberries are not. Here is the list we have compiled so far:

these things contain fructose:

Onions, artichokes, pears, wheat, apples, peaches, oranges, honey, HFCS made

from corn starch,mangos, papaya,kiwi,guava,cantaloupe, nectarines, apricots,

grapefruit, strawberry, carrots, corn. Dried fruit, tomatoes, molasses,

sweet potatoes, maple syrop, cherries, plums, applesauce, apple juice, pear

juice, apple cider, grapes, DATES (think Larabars!) sugar cane, sugar beets

Hope this helps.

Deb

I am new to this message board. I noticed somewhere people talking about Dietary Fructose Intolerance, is that here. I am six months gluten-free, and lactose free, now I was diagnosised with fructose intolerance too. Anyone else with celiac have this too? Any recipe resources? Mostly, I read that this may be a temporary condition for celiacs. That once you do the strict diet, you can add fructose laden foods (like fruit) back into your diet. Do you know if this is true?

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Thanks Deb,

I am going to try that book. I am now in the re-integration stage. Who knows though. I am also taking major probiotics per my nutritionist, so I am really bloated all the time. The fruit re0integration seems to be going well, but I wish I could see my nutritionist more often to get a sense of what is what. -Suzi

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Hi Deb,

I am still struggling with the Fructose thing. I have been doing a re-integration, which is not going well. I can tolerate some berries but that seems to be it! Real drag. I have not bought that book yet, I am going to have to succumb to buying it online. However, I did check out that Iowa site too, are they not active anymore, are there any other websites that are helpful. Even though I have a celiac nutritionist, I feel a bit out there on my own with DFI. It is starting to feel like food in general it just making me sick. :(

Thanks, Suzi

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Is this a test on the regular food panel? I've eliminated all fruits/sugary veggies/sugar of any kind about a week ago. All my bloating went away (already wasn't eating grains/beans, which helped, but was stll bloated). However, I practically couldn't do anything -- no energy. I know the concept of yeast die-off, if I had a candida problem, so I tried to stick with it.

Then I gave in to my fatigue/depression (which I'm not used to having) and got a RICE/ALMOND shake. This cured me...only bloated me again.

Yesterday I ate an apple w/o bloat. It was on an empty stomach.

So I'm debating yeast problem or fructose problem.

Oh anyway, my question - if I just had a food panel run, does it check for that?

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Hi, thanks for this question. I'm wondering if I should be asking it? :(

I've been gluten free for about two months now and dairy free for about a month and I am definitely better but I know there is still something going on. I definitely react to dates, honey, kiwi, tomatoes, sugar beets and I suspect others on your list now that I see it but I just didn't know that there were differences in the sugars of different fruits. :(

What about bananas?

Onions, artichokes, pears, wheat, apples, peaches, oranges, honey, HFCS made

from corn starch,mangos, papaya,kiwi,guava,cantaloupe, nectarines, apricots,

grapefruit, strawberry, carrots, corn. Dried fruit, tomatoes, molasses,

sweet potatoes, maple syrop, cherries, plums, applesauce, apple juice, pear

juice, apple cider, grapes, DATES (think Larabars!) sugar cane, sugar beets

Thanks for the information about the book, I will look into it.

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Yes, there is a Fructose Breath test. It's very similiar to the lactose breath test. They tell you right away. In Boston (where I live), they just started doing the test 6 months ago. However, for celiacs, it can be transitional once your gut is healed you are supposed to be able to eat most fructose again, though nothing too preservative filled. I may have already posted this - so sorry for the repeat..

http://www.uihealthcare.com/topics/medical.../dfi/index.html

This website is someewhat helpful, but not the end all be all. Most nuts have fructose except pistachio, most beans exp for garbanzo, whole soy, lentil, mung and lima. Most veggies have some, so you are supposed to only have a few servings per week. Umm... what else oh spices, no garlic, onion or dill too. And no corn or corn starch, though polenta is allowed.

I too go back and forth with the bloating and an unhappy gut. I am going to go back on the fructose free diet again. :(

-Suzi

Oh and if possible use some dextrose on your food, especially on veggies. Dextrose helps to breakdown fructose.

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See, onions don't bother me at all. I eat them by the truckload - mostly because I'm not allowed any sweet veggies right now (sweet potato, etc.) and so they help cut the sweet tooth, but also since they are supposed to be good to fight candida, and because I LOVE them. And they don't trouble me, at least not cooked.

Hmmmm. Well, next time I'm in the doc's office I'll see about the breath test, just to be sure. Thanks, guys!

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Oh and if possible use some dextrose on your food, especially on veggies. Dextrose helps to breakdown fructose.

I'm confused, the information I found said dextrose is made from corn but corn contains fructose so is it the process that changes it from not being okay to being helpful? Do you sprinkle it on?

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