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Nutrition In General (when Affected By Celiac Disease)

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Recently I have become aware of other factors that might trigger glutening-alike-symptoms. For instance, by ingesting too much fat I will experience D and by overinduldging in carbs I sometime experience brainfog.

Naturally this experience has compelled me to avoid such incidents, however, I would like to hear if anyone else have had similiar experiences and if anyone knows of other pitfalls with regards to nutrition.

Also, as people affected by celiac disease (or gluten sensitivity/intolerance), are there any special things we should pay attention to? Do we need more protein than other people? More Fiber? Less?

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Recently I have become aware of other factors that might trigger glutening-alike-symptoms. For instance, by ingesting too much fat I will experience D and by overinduldging in carbs I sometime experience brainfog.

Naturally this experience has compelled me to avoid such incidents, however, I would like to hear if anyone else have had similiar experiences and if anyone knows of other pitfalls with regards to nutrition.

Also, as people affected by celiac disease (or gluten sensitivity/intolerance), are there any special things we should pay attention to? Do we need more protein than other people? More Fiber? Less?

Speaking only for myself, I was having similar issues (grease, dairy, fruit all apparently causing diarrhea). The other day, I made up a dish involving chicken, onion, tamari and quinoa. A half hour later at EarthFare, I had to run to the bathroom. That night, I ate the exact same thing, only alongside I had an immense plate of steamed vegetables. No diarrhea. Came the dawn! So I'd say more fiber. Much, much more fiber. And from whole food sources, not from powder. See if it works for you, too.

PS: If by brainfog you mean lightheadedness, that's likely to be hypoglycemia; more fiber helps with that, too.

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Every one is different. My sister says we should all add flax to our diets. I can't, flax makes me sick. I do not eat any grains, so the fiber I get is veggies and fruits.

I do feel we should all be taking a good multiple vitamin, along with the fact, most of us need B vitamins and Vit D. In most incidences, vitamins and minerals are not added to gluten free flours in the same way they are added to gluten flours.

Soy effects me the same as gluten, most other grains constipate me. Nightshades give me diarrhea, especially tomatoes.

You will figure it all out eventually.

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I feel your pain..I've been having some similar problems and I can't seem to figure out the link. It might be too much fat, or too many carbs?? I just don't know. I get excessive (and different than usual) gas and sometimes stomach pain when I eat peanut butter, dates, and now hummus, in addition to gluten, soy, and dairy. I don't know the connection between these foods. I'm sorry I can't really help you, as I'm trying to figure it out myself, but I just wanted to empathize with you! It's so frustrating......eliminating just gluten would be so easy.

Personally, I take probiotics and a multi-vitamin. I'm not sure if I need anything else. I eat lots of fruits and veggies daily so I think I get enough fiber but who knows.

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Here's one connection--peanut butter, hummus and soy are all legumes. Soy is a very common allergy, and in some people (me included) the entire legume family causes problems.

Good luck tracking things down.

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I feel your pain..I've been having some similar problems and I can't seem to figure out the link. It might be too much fat, or too many carbs?? I just don't know. I get excessive (and different than usual) gas and sometimes stomach pain when I eat peanut butter, dates, and now hummus, in addition to gluten, soy, and dairy. I don't know the connection between these foods. I'm sorry I can't really help you, as I'm trying to figure it out myself, but I just wanted to empathize with you! It's so frustrating......eliminating just gluten would be so easy.

Personally, I take probiotics and a multi-vitamin. I'm not sure if I need anything else. I eat lots of fruits and veggies daily so I think I get enough fiber but who knows.

Just posted this on another thread; as it also applies here, forgive me if I cut and paste:

You might try laying off the fruit. I had a diarrhea-free fruit-free weekend, but I had a banana left. This morning I ate it and minutes later had to run to the bathroom. So it's possible that it wasn't the big plates of vegetables that were helping me but the absence of fructose. Anyway, something to consider.

This was on a recent thread on this board: http://www.healthsystem.virginia.edu/inter...rettArticle.pdf Sorting through the jargon, it basically says that humans aren't particularly good at handling fructose. One can guess that with damaged digestive systems, we celiacs are probably even worse in this regard. Again, something to consider. Good luck.

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Thank you sooo much FarmCat and TFA............and sorry for taking over your thread Blondie.

You guys have given me a lot to think about and really helped me see other possibilities that I was not considering. I now see the connection and am going to look into legume family intolerance. Also, I will look into fructose intolerance. Ugh, this is hard work!! I don't think I have allergies, just intolerances; I wish there was an easy way to test for intolerances!

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No problem man.

While on the topic of fructose, everyone has a given threshold when it comes to fructose, and its not uncommon for people with celiac disease to have a somewhat lower than normal threshold. When looking into this topic, be sure that you search for: fructose malabsorption / dietary fructose intolerance and NOT simply just "fructose intolerance" (it's something entirely different). On the sidenote, dates contain a REALLY LARGE ammount of fructose, hope that helps

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