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Thinking About Removing All Grains

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I am still have some stomch problems and I have already removed dairy so I was thinking about removing more grains. I am not real sure how to do this. What would I be eating just meats and vegies. Can I eat beans. I just bought I whole bunch of flours now what.

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meat, fruit, leafy veggies, root veggies, beans, legumes, nuts, seeds, eggs, dairy (if you can have it)... you will not lack for food. :) (the produce section of a grocery store isn't exactly tiny. :P)

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Rather than guess which foods cause your 'stomach problems', find a naturopath who will give you an ELISA or other delayed reaction (IgG or IgA mediated antibodies) allergy blood test. Skin tests don't measure IgG or IgA delayed reaction allergies (sometimes called intolerances). I also had continuing stomach symptoms after I removed gluten from my diet. My Enterolab tests showed I had dairy and gluten intolerance (plus the celiac gene and high TtGs). So I tried soy products and soon experienced bad pain after eating soy. I cut out soy and continued to have gut pain.

Eventually I found a local doc who ordered the ELISA test (for 100 commonly eaten foods). That test showed I had strong reactions to eggs and cane sugar. After I eliminated those, I still had some pain. So I took additional ELISA test for herbs and spices, which showed allergies to vanilla and nutmeg. I would have NEVER guessed those 4 allergies. However, removing those ingredients (foods) from my diet relieved most of my symptoms.

I have also been tested and treated for various bacteria, fungus and parasites, which also caused bloating, pain, gas and irregularity. After every treatment I took high dose probiotics to repopulate my gut with good bacteria. I recently read a study that said celiacs are more likely than the general population to get intestinal parasites. I don't understand the connection in most people. However, one of my celiac disease misdiagnoses was 'gastritis' for which I was prescribed acid blockers. Taking acid blockers for too many years depleted my stomach acid so much that I easily got food born bacteria in my intestines. Normal amounts of stomach acid usually kill food born bacteria, before they hit the intestines. So my depleted stomach acid allowed those bacteria to pass into and proliferate in my gut.

If you get allergy tests, abstain from foods indicated in your test results and STILL don't get relief, consider getting stool tests for bacterial infections. My last bacterial infection was a potentially fatal bacteria (Clostridium difficile or c-diff). So some of those gut bugs, if untreated, can be fatal.

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