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When she eats those three things, her bowels go ballistic..... When she was in her 20's she was diagnosed with spastic bowel. I of course have been trying to convince her she has celiac or at the very least gluten intolerance, since her bloodwork came back negative..... She has the opposite problem to me - she is lucky if she goes once a week.....

Do you think those other foods are other intolerances or her bowels are just so irritated, she can't digest properly?




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Peanut butter or ice cream would make mine go ballistic, too. That's due to food intolerances. I have to avoid dairy and legumes, among other things.

She could also have a sensitivity to bananas--I've heard of that a couple of times here on the board. I tend to think of bananas as one of my "safe" foods, but anyone can be sensitive to anything--as you know!

Does she still eat gluten? If so, and she's Celiac (or intolerant), her system is probably very inflammed, and these things are just making it worse.


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Could it be the high fat content in peanut butter and ice cream that's getting her? I know that doesn't explain the banana issue, but it certainly could explain the other two.


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My body hates me when I eat bananas. It has gotten much worse since I have gone gluten free, not sure why. I get major bloating and D and heartburn that feels like I have swallowed the most corrosive acid ever made. I thought it was peanut butter @ first, cause I most always eat PB on bananas, but eating PB separately does nothing. Is she eating all these together and having symptoms, or separately? I wonder what it is about a banana that is so irritating? I thought they were "safe" foods also, at first anyway.

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Everytime I see this thread I want a banana split with peanut butter! :P:lol:

My hubby, who has no real food intolerances, gets a belly ache from greenish bananas. I think various foods can do that to us and not be a real problem from an intolerance standpoint. Those three foods seem so unrelated, it's a puzzle.

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