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Hello All.

I have been wheat, dairy, soy, corn free for a month. :) I feel soooo much better, but I am still extremely bloated (big belly/very sensitive even to touch). I know things take time, and the D & C have just ended, but I am still uncomfortable. Any advice is appreciated!!

Thanks.

Amy

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What types of foods are you eating? Did you clean out your kitchen? Any people in your house eating gluten? You could be getting a small amount of cross contamination. Did you check any meds, vitamins? Are you eating replacement gluten-free bread items? Are you eating Quaker Rice Cakes, Diamond Nut thin Crackers? Those two things each give me a complete glutening...

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My husband is eating gluten food, and I DO eat the Diamond nut crackers.......Interesting. I am trying to be so good, but the cc is what I was wondering about, and perhaps the crackers will need to go to.

I am trying to eat brown rice with either chicken or fish most night--hoping to settle things down (which it has). I do still have so much to learn though.

I have not cleaned all my cabinets, guess I will be doing that this weekend.

Thanks.

AB

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One thing that helped me is magnesium, though that's not to say bloating can't have multiple causes. It did take a long time to finally go away, so that's something to keep in mind too.


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Thanks All.

I am sugar free too (except a piece of fruit here and there). I am starting to think perhaps all grains may bother me. The big bloat is such a pain. I think I will start removing the grains to see what happens.

Bully4You:

Do you recall how long the bloating took to subside?

A

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Less than a week maybe, once I got off all sugar (I think I had a bit of a yeast problem).

The grains take longer to bloat me, and it takes longer to debloat as well. a week or two.

I'd give it at least three weeks to see if it's grains.

Good luck - hope that's what it is so you can get started with your bloat free life.

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Hello All.

I have been wheat, dairy, soy, corn free for a month. :) I feel soooo much better, but I am still extremely bloated (big belly/very sensitive even to touch). I know things take time, and the D & C have just ended, but I am still uncomfortable. Any advice is appreciated!!

Thanks.

Amy

Wheat, Diary, Soy and Corn-free is extremely hard to do. Especially corn. I'd suspect that maybe you're still getting corn in your diet and that may be causing issues?

Rice is a common problem btw for people with a corn allergy (unsure if you're intolerant or allergic?). Some rice is coated with corn which is often considered a processing aid and not listed. Enriched rice is also corned. You may want to try Lundbergh rice (not wild) for a week and see if things get better.

Another thing that has helped people recover from digestional issues, is taking probiotics. These help put the good bacteria back into your gut. Many have corn & dairy in them though, so you may want to shop around to find a good one. The Corn-Free List blog has a gluten-free & corn-free list of products as well so you might find something suitable there.


V

Severe airborne allergies since childhood. Was on constant antihisamines with behavior issues. Digestion issues started noticably around 1985.

1992 IBS diagnosis.

2004 Corn allergy - through diet discovery.

2005 RAST negative to all food allergies. High cholesterol diagnosed as PCOS.

2006 Immunolabs ELISA and IgE assay:

IgE to Corn, Milk, Eggs, & White Bean.

IgG to peppers, blk/wt pepper, beans, almonds, yeasts.

Neg. to Celiac, gluten, etc. High IgA level.

2008 No longer considered as having PCOS, or associated risks.

Currently avoiding corn, eggs, cow & goat milk, all beans (cept some soy derivatives & peanut oil), cruciferous veggies, onions/garlic, carrots/celery, anything bilberry/cranberry/blueberry, peppers, and anything remotely corn derived, corntaminated.

Currently off all allergy medications for airborne allergies and breathing fine.

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"Rice is a common problem btw for people with a corn allergy (unsure if you're intolerant or allergic?). Some rice is coated with corn which is often considered a processing aid and not listed. Enriched rice is also corned. "

I have never heard of this. Could you please explain or document this statement? :)


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"Rice is a common problem btw for people with a corn allergy (unsure if you're intolerant or allergic?). Some rice is coated with corn which is often considered a processing aid and not listed. Enriched rice is also corned. "

I have never heard of this. Could you please explain or document this statement? :)

I research corn, and am an active corn avoider as I have a corn allergy myself. So studying where corn gets into stuff is a majorly important part of my life.

Cross-reactivity: "A high degree of cross-reactivity has been demonstrated among the LTP's of maize, peach, apple, walnut, hazelnut, peanut, rice, and apricot.9,44,45 Not all LTP's from plants are, however, closely related.46 For example, maize LTP was shown to cross-react completely with rice and peach LTP but not with wheat or barley LTP." http://allergyadvisor.com/Educational/March04.htm

Rice contamination:

Enrichments: "I have had a difficult time in getting any particular manufacturer to tell me exactly what is in their enriched rice coating that causes it to stick to the grain. S & W brand did let me know that the medium they use is cornstarch based,"

http://gfkitchen.server101.com/rice.htm

Rice Polishing: "Even where talc is not used, glucose, starch, or other coatings may be used to improve the appearance of the grains; for this reason, many rice lovers still recommend washing all rice in order to create a better-tasting rice with a better consistency," (you can bet the starch is corn where used) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rice Most now is water polished, but not all.

Anyway, I hope that helps answer your question? I know from years of helping people with a corn allergy that enriched rice is a big problem for most, and several also have problems with rice itself.

Other problematic foods for corn allergy that aren't well known are carrots, grocery store fruits, bagged lettuce, tomato products, citrus fruit & juices, meats, honey, and anything enriched (juices, milk, etc). While none of these are generally cross-reactions like rice may be, these foods 99% of the time will have corntamination.


V

Severe airborne allergies since childhood. Was on constant antihisamines with behavior issues. Digestion issues started noticably around 1985.

1992 IBS diagnosis.

2004 Corn allergy - through diet discovery.

2005 RAST negative to all food allergies. High cholesterol diagnosed as PCOS.

2006 Immunolabs ELISA and IgE assay:

IgE to Corn, Milk, Eggs, & White Bean.

IgG to peppers, blk/wt pepper, beans, almonds, yeasts.

Neg. to Celiac, gluten, etc. High IgA level.

2008 No longer considered as having PCOS, or associated risks.

Currently avoiding corn, eggs, cow & goat milk, all beans (cept some soy derivatives & peanut oil), cruciferous veggies, onions/garlic, carrots/celery, anything bilberry/cranberry/blueberry, peppers, and anything remotely corn derived, corntaminated.

Currently off all allergy medications for airborne allergies and breathing fine.

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I would defintely give up the brown rice. I have quit eating so much rice & limit it to a tiny amount of white rice when I go to Pei Wei. I was eating brown rice & had a problem with it. The stuff sure does taste good though!!! I have quit cooking any rice at home & eat more the Paleo way now.

But when I did cook rice at home, I only used white rice & I washed it in at least three rinse waters first. You should take a cup of rice & put it in a bowl & pour some water over it & watch all the gunk float to the top!!!

I even quit eating Lundberg rice chips!!! & I lived on those things when I was first gluten-free.

also rice that we buy now has been genetically altered. I do not have a reference for that, but you can google it & I am sure will learn more than you want to know about genetically altered rice that was never approved for our food supply. Brings to mind that old saying better to just do it than to ask for permission. That seems to be the way it works for the people that are genetically altering our food crops. When it happened with the corn it made the news in a big way, when it happened with the rice it only made a few paragraphs in the back pages of a couple of newspapers - it was old news & not very sensational.

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