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I am posting here instead of the "pre" forum because I really do need some unhealthy food advice. I had my first appointment with GI doc who told me I have allergic colitis that is triggered from eating unhealthy foods high in bad fats and bad carbs. I should mention I live in a gluten free home due to DS's food allergies so the only time I eat gluten is when out. I also should say I don't really believe the GI doc, I never have D from eating at home. We do eat mostly healthy but we have our fair share of sweets and fat. I eat Kettle potato chips fairly often and don't react.

Does anyone have other ideas for gluten free but with bad fats and carbs?

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If your gluten free except when you eat out and this is the only time you are getting sick then what your doing is a gluten challenge whenever you eat out. Have you ever tried going to a place that has a gluten free menu, like PF Changs or Outback and seeing if the same thing happens?

If you want a doctor derived diagnosis then you do need to go back to a full gluten diet for about 3 months or so to have any chance of doing enough damage to have the tests come back positive. If your body can't take the challenge without severe illness you already have the answer IMHO.

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Ravenwoodglass thanks for the reply. I have eaten off the gluten-free menu at PF Changs and Outback with no problems. However, what I have eaten has been a little more "whole foods" like rice and sweet potato and steak. Not as much extra flavorings. It doesn't seem to answer the gluten vs. fat/carb issue. Going back on a gluten diet is unrealistic since I am the primary caregiver for my DS with gluten allergy and he really is that sensitive. He is suspected of celiac also. Ideally I would like to figure this out with me so he never has to deal with it (assuming he outgrows the allergy and assuming I really have a gluten intolerance).

I really want to see if the gluten is incidental or the cause. I think it's the cause but really need to be sure. It would be nice to have a doctors diagnosis but it seems that is unlikely. I can settle with self diagnosis at this point.

So please any unheathy food advice that is gluten free?

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Ravenwoodglass thanks for the reply. I have eaten off the gluten-free menu at PF Changs and Outback with no problems. However, what I have eaten has been a little more "whole foods" like rice and sweet potato and steak. Not as much extra flavorings. It doesn't seem to answer the gluten vs. fat/carb issue. Going back on a gluten diet is unrealistic since I am the primary caregiver for my DS with gluten allergy and he really is that sensitive. He is suspected of celiac also. Ideally I would like to figure this out with me so he never has to deal with it (assuming he outgrows the allergy and assuming I really have a gluten intolerance).

I really want to see if the gluten is incidental or the cause. I think it's the cause but really need to be sure. It would be nice to have a doctors diagnosis but it seems that is unlikely. I can settle with self diagnosis at this point.

So please any unheathy food advice that is gluten free?

Have you ever considered Enterolab? If your gluten light or have not been gluten-free for over a year they can still detect the gluten antibodies in your stool and they can do a gene panel that checks for more of the celiac related genes than most labs.

As for unhealthy gluten free food, if you are wondering if it is carb/fat issue you could try perhaps eating some 'fatty'meat, like maybe a hamburger with lots of mayo and some homemade FF cooked in oil. Have a salad with as high a fat dressing as you can find and follow up with a high carb high fat dessert that you tolerate. You could use that approach for the whole day starting with perhaps eggs cooked in butter with a high carb gluten-free cereal or toast and look for as high a fat meal as you can find for lunch. If you really load up on the fat and carbs with all your meals and snacks that day if it is the carbs and fats that are not agreeing with you then you should react. You could try using a search engine with the key words 'high fat foods' and lots should come up.

I do think though that what your experiencing is what you think it is, in other words that you are gluten intolerant. I wish they would start using the gluten mucosal challenge in this country. It would help a lot of folks in the position your in.

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