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Why Cant I Eat Chicken Anymore?

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For eternity chicken has been my primary source of protein, but for the past few months i just cant digest it..especially white meat..after i eat it i get bad indigestion ans some regurge. This doesnt happen when i eat beef, fish or pork or turkey. do i now have to cut out chicken permanently? i need protein and cant eat fish and beef every day..chicken is the easiest to prepare

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How about trying to buy chicken with skin on. Wash it, remove the skin, and wash it again. I found I tolerated chicken better when I wash it. I stopped eating it anyway. I go with wild salmon these days. I don't know what goes on in those processing places. Too many workers eating sandwiches. lol.

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I do much better with either organic or Kosher chicken.

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Since I follow the paleo diet my response will be biased by that fact. There is the contention that chicken is a meat with a high lectin content that adversely affects gut permeability. I used to eat much chicken pre-diagnosis. Post diagnosis I could sort of stomach dark meat only and now I can't stand the taste of any poultry.. chicken or turkey. I also feel much better not eating it FWIW.

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Just possibly, consider that you may have eaaten too much of it and sensitized yourself to it. Then there's also the lectin angle :o I just discovered in my reading that grain-fed beef has a high lectin content, which now explains why I have to eat grass-fed beef. And here I always thought it was the hormones and antibiotics that were the problem :rolleyes:

I realize you are not willing to look in the lectin direction yet, but I still think you should consider it.

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I cant eliminate more foods..i just can't. im barely eating now and have no diversity in my diet and am probly not getting the nutrition I need - i dont know what else to do.

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From the list of foods that you can eat, try eating them on a rotational basis; if you eat something one day, don't eat it the next. Kinda like conditioning the body to expect different things. This is why I suggested you try and find a sub for rice on alternating days; you may reach the point where your body says "Enough of rice" if you have too much of it. I don't remember if you can eat almonds - great source of nutrition, the milk is yummy... - would make a great shake. I'm doing my best to find some solutions for you. Have you gone back and challenged some of the things that you cut out early on. Because often after we have been away from them for a while we can tolerate them again in small amounts, like me with citrus. I still wouldn't sit down and eat an orange yet, but I have tolerated lemon juice in salad dressing and OJ as an ingredient in a dish, which is progress. Dh served me some pasta the other night which had small amounts of soy and potato starch in it, and I didn't react. I wouldn't do it every day but it's nice to know that a little will no longer kill me (lol).

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There must be things you haven't tried - yams? sweet potatoes? rutabagas? turnips? leeks? watercress? beets? cabbage? pumpkin seeds? lima beans? papaya? kiwi? figs? dates? venison? bison? quail? cornish game hens? ??

Anything new on that list?

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Yeah havent tried any of that stuff...not a bad idea

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There's plenty of weird stuff in the world to eat. We all get in the habit of eating the same things over and over and we forget to experiment.

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I was wondering if someone could explain lectin content and it's affect on digestion.

I'm taking chicken out of my diet now because I'm feeling awful (again) after eating rotisserie chicken. It's not worth it.

Thanks.

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Here are some links to information on lectins. For the BMJ one you do have to register, but it is free.

http://www.krispin.com/lectin.html

http://www.bmj.com/c.../7190/1023.full

http://www.prohealth...l.cfm?id=585064

P.S. for the rotisserie chicken you do have to be super careful, not just for whether they have injected it with anything, but also because they roast it in the same roasters as gluten contaminated chickens.

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