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Just thought I would share a positive experience I had recently. For the vast majority of the population, eating asparagus makes your pee smell. As a geneticist, I have learned that there is a very small proportion of the population with a genetic condition that results in no smelly pee after eating asparagus. I have gone through life thinking I was one of these unique people. But, 4 months gluten-free after the celiac diagnosis, my pee now smells after eating asparagus! It is amazing the little ways we can tell our body is healing. I guess I just wasn't absorbing the nutrients before with all the intestinal damage. Kind cool!

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Interesting. I noticed this "skunk cabbage" smell after I went gluten free. I love asparagus, have always eaten a ton of it but it never caused a smell until I went gluten free. This would make an great research project.

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I never smelled the asparagus until I went gluten-free either and always thought that I was one of *those*. Funny though, I always prided myself on how healthy I ate/ran food through my body. Ha.

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Just thought I would share a positive experience I had recently. For the vast majority of the population, eating asparagus makes your pee smell. As a geneticist, I have learned that there is a very small proportion of the population with a genetic condition that results in no smelly pee after eating asparagus. I have gone through life thinking I was one of these unique people. But, 4 months gluten-free after the celiac diagnosis, my pee now smells after eating asparagus! It is amazing the little ways we can tell our body is healing. I guess I just wasn't absorbing the nutrients before with all the intestinal damage. Kind cool!

mine always smelled even though I was dx'd last month. maybe the damage not too bad then?

interesting that I have found it to be a veggie I can tolerate unlike brocoli which I love, just is too gassy for my stomach now... maybe soon I can go back to the broccoli...

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It is interesting. I know some B vitamins I take now turn my pee yellow. Everyone always talked about that but it never happened to me!

I haven't had asparagus since before going gluten free and it didn't make me have green pee then, I'm curious to see if it will now!

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This is interesting. My pee doesn't smell after eating asparagus. My husband's always does and it makes him laugh like a 10 yr old. :rolleyes:

Waiting on my Enterolab results right now....

Soon as I get them I'm going gluten-free (I'm waiting just in case of a positive and my doc wanting to do a biopsy) and then I'm going to revisit this topic after eating asparagus. Maybe I'll have the asparapee! (What my very mature husband calls it :lol: )

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mine always smelled even though I was dx'd last month. maybe the damage not too bad then?

interesting that I have found it to be a veggie I can tolerate unlike brocoli which I love, just is too gassy for my stomach now... maybe soon I can go back to the broccoli...

Give it a few months. By the time I went gluten-free I couldn't eat broccoli or any other brassica veggie. I have no problems with them now.

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Mine did smell before but I noticed now it smells after merely two spears! I haven't had a serving yet. I may need aromatic candles on standby! I've always hated that smell but was comforted in knowing it meant my kidneys were working.

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My sign is pink nails. Whenever I need to remember that all of this is real, I just look down at my hands. My nails are pink for the first time in years! On gluten, they were a grayish-white (yuck).

And imagine what's going on inside me, if only a couple of months off of the gluten has changed my nail color!!!

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This is an old post, but I found it googling "Pee more yellow after going gluten-free". It's very interesting. My pee now looks like I am taking a multivitamin even though I'm not (still drinking plenty of water) and like the previous posters I now have the nastly asparagus smell when I eat it and I never did before. Yay for absorbing nutrients again!

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