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What Is Up With Bacon!

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I can have bacon pieces on my potato or lettuce wrap but if I eat a whole piece or two.. Within an hour I am having an *episode* and looking for a bathroom. Is there gluten in bacon?

Tiff


Started exhibiting symptoms 1979

DXed IBS 1987

Self Dx Gluten sensitive via elimination diet July 2010

Gluten free since July 12 2010

Carb&Sugar light August 2010

experimenting with being Grain light

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In my ten years as a celiac, I have never seen bacon with gluten. I'm not saying it is impossible, but if there is one out there we don't know about it.


Peter

Diagnosis by biopsy of practically non-existent villi; gluten-free since July 2000. I was retested five years later and the biopsy was normal. You can beat this disease!

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Peter, actually I think my gut doesn't like it for some reason because I can't find anything suspect but I get 'ick' every time I eat it. (more than a few bits that is)

Im still new so.. you guys might see a bunch of dumb questions.

:)


Started exhibiting symptoms 1979

DXed IBS 1987

Self Dx Gluten sensitive via elimination diet July 2010

Gluten free since July 12 2010

Carb&Sugar light August 2010

experimenting with being Grain light

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The only dumb question is the one you don't ask. :)

Bacon and sausage tend to be IBS triggers. You could try a lower-fat turkey bacon.

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There are no dumb questions, although you may see some dumb answers. ;)


Peter

Diagnosis by biopsy of practically non-existent villi; gluten-free since July 2000. I was retested five years later and the biopsy was normal. You can beat this disease!

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Peter, actually I think my gut doesn't like it for some reason because I can't find anything suspect but I get 'ick' every time I eat it. (more than a few bits that is)

Im still new so.. you guys might see a bunch of dumb questions.

:)

Not so dumb really. In other parts of the world you do have to watch bacon (for those folks who live or visit elsewhere).


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Lactose free 1990

(Mis)diagnosed IBS, fibromyalgia '80's and '90's

Diagnosed psoriatic arthritis 2004

Self-diagnosed gluten intolerant, gluten-free Nov. 2007

Soy free March 2008

Nightshade free Feb 2009

Citric acid free June 2009

Potato starch free July 2009

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There are no dumb questions, although you may see some dumb answers. ;)

:lol::lol::lol:

It could be the fat in the bacon, or you could be sensitive to one of the ingredients used to cure it. Early on in the diet, it's best to start with fresh meats and other whole foods until you get a handle on things.


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

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If you are new to the diet your gut might just be in withdrawals. In the beginning it can go haywire. I would get sick from this food. Then another time a different food, even if they were gluten free. Around week 5 or 6 everything made me sick and others have gone through that too.

Your tummy will adjust after your healing phase. Bacon is so fatty. Your gut might just be sensitive to that right now.


Lots of doctors diagnosed me with lots of things including IBS, lactose intolerance, wheat intolerance, and quite a few of them threw up their hands in total confusion.

Had GI symptoms, allergy symptoms and unexplained illness my whole life.

Jan. 2010 Diagnosed celiac at the age of 40.

Ready to get well and get on with my life!

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I'm not sure what your problem with it is, but I'm allergic to pork. I only started having problems with it a couple years ago. It started out with tummy aches/digestive issues and then got to the point where I had trouble breathing (throat closing up and tongue getting big) when I ate it. I get turkey bacon instead and don't have a problem. If bacon bothers you, just don't eat it.


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PATTI I have to first say... I am in l.o.v.e. with sunflowers. I dig your avatar.

You know.. Whether the gluten created IBS or vs versa or what ever... I DO have irritable bowel and bacon IS a trigger but it left me alone for so long. However with the drastic overnight dietary changes, I can see why it would give me fits now. I also find foods I know are gluten-free and I know I like are giving me fits then I second guess if it has gluten. It really puts my mind to ease a bit knowing that this could be a withdrawl and I just to wait it out, do the best I can.

I love really lean steak and beef and chicken, fish... I will stick with those.

Thanks ya'll!


Started exhibiting symptoms 1979

DXed IBS 1987

Self Dx Gluten sensitive via elimination diet July 2010

Gluten free since July 12 2010

Carb&Sugar light August 2010

experimenting with being Grain light

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PATTI I have to first say... I am in l.o.v.e. with sunflowers. I dig your avatar.

You know.. Whether the gluten created IBS or vs versa or what ever... I DO have irritable bowel and bacon IS a trigger but it left me alone for so long. However with the drastic overnight dietary changes, I can see why it would give me fits now. I also find foods I know are gluten-free and I know I like are giving me fits then I second guess if it has gluten. It really puts my mind to ease a bit knowing that this could be a withdrawl and I just to wait it out, do the best I can.

I love really lean steak and beef and chicken, fish... I will stick with those.

Thanks ya'll!

If you use the search function on here and read old posts about withdrawals it will make you feel better. Right now just eat clean. I have this image in my head of this army of thousands of tiny little men in your gut with all their tiny tools and ladders hammering away. They run off to find all the nutrients and good things they can get to clean up all that damage and then they throw fits when you send junk food to clog things up again. LOL That funny image helped me deal with it when I was where you are.

Gluten free substitutes messed me up for a long time. There are still many I stay away from because of too many weird ingredients. Complicated foods in general just didn't sit well for a long time.

I like a lot of Glutino foods because they are some of the simpler ingredients I've found compared to others. I post this so often, you'd think I could get a job advertising for them, but I love Gluten Free Pantry bread mix. It costs about a fourth of what you pay for Udi's and the ingredients are quite simple. No tapioca starch which many have trouble with.


Lots of doctors diagnosed me with lots of things including IBS, lactose intolerance, wheat intolerance, and quite a few of them threw up their hands in total confusion.

Had GI symptoms, allergy symptoms and unexplained illness my whole life.

Jan. 2010 Diagnosed celiac at the age of 40.

Ready to get well and get on with my life!

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PATTI I have to first say... I am in l.o.v.e. with sunflowers. I dig your avatar.

You know.. Whether the gluten created IBS or vs versa or what ever... I DO have irritable bowel and bacon IS a trigger but it left me alone for so long. However with the drastic overnight dietary changes, I can see why it would give me fits now. I also find foods I know are gluten-free and I know I like are giving me fits then I second guess if it has gluten. It really puts my mind to ease a bit knowing that this could be a withdrawl and I just to wait it out, do the best I can.

I love really lean steak and beef and chicken, fish... I will stick with those.

Thanks ya'll!

Thanks! I think sunflowers scream summer :D

I think you are wise to stick to simpler, whole foods for a while. I'm 5 years gluten-free, and while I will have things like bacon or sausage once in a while my system is still much happier eating clean.


Patti

"Life is what happens while you're busy making other plans"

"When people show you who they are, believe them"--Maya Angelou

"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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I can eat bacon as long as it doesn't have "smoke flavor" added to it.


Be kind to each person that you meet, for everyone is fighting a great battle

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Someone brought up turkey bacon. Are most brands gluten free, or is there a specific brand I should be looking for? I've picked it up at the supermarket, looked at the ingredients and put it right back down. Something about "mechanically separated turkey" didn't sit well. However, I need some alternative morning protein besides those good ol' yummy eggs :) Suggestions?


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Someone brought up turkey bacon. Are most brands gluten free, or is there a specific brand I should be looking for? I've picked it up at the supermarket, looked at the ingredients and put it right back down. Something about "mechanically separated turkey" didn't sit well. However, I need some alternative morning protein besides those good ol' yummy eggs :) Suggestions?

I eat Butterball turkey bacon. It's the only one I have found without soy and without pork (yes, some turkey bacons actually contain "pork flavoring" :blink: ). One thing about turkey bacon is that because it is so low in fat it won't crisp up as easily in a skillet. I line my broiler pan with foil, cut slits in it and bake in the oven at 375 for about 20 minutes or until crispy. :)


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I eat Butterball turkey bacon. It's the only one I have found without soy and without pork (yes, some turkey bacons actually contain "pork flavoring" :blink: ). One thing about turkey bacon is that because it is so low in fat it won't crisp up as easily in a skillet. I line my broiler pan with foil, cut slits in it and bake in the oven at 375 for about 20 minutes or until crispy. :)

Good tip! I'm going to try this. I'm getting pretty tired of eggs. I need some flava :lol:


Diagnosed with Celiac Disease, July 2010, after 20 years of chronic low blood sugar and GI issues. I blame undiagnosed Celiac Disease for not becoming a professional marathon runner and being such a pathetic athlete in college. I was robbed :)

Gluten Free 04/2010

Dairy Free 06/2010

Soy Free 05/2010

Legume Free 05/2010

Caffeine Free 05/2007

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I can have bacon pieces on my potato or lettuce wrap but if I eat a whole piece or two.. Within an hour I am having an *episode* and looking for a bathroom. Is there gluten in bacon?

Tiff

The problem is most likely the fat content of bacon. It's very common to have deficiencies in pancreatic enzymes if you are a Celiac (I do) and this can make digestion of fattier items difficult. Fat will tend to shoot right through you. There are enzymes you can buy to help digest fats and proteins.

They really help.

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I thought I was going to be a smarty pants. I found turkey bacon that stated gluten free. I cooked the whole pound and vaccum packed it for my easy use. I hate it! Its floppy and chewy. blech. I miss bacon but I am willing to ditch it. I was eating a little bacon on my salads and lettuce wraps and potatoes... I still am suffering from that but it's getting fewer and far between.

Now about them eggs. I have a friend who has laying hens. I don't mind eating those eggs every day, they are 1000000x better than the egg beaters I was eating!I usually eat a buckwheat waffle with it.


Started exhibiting symptoms 1979

DXed IBS 1987

Self Dx Gluten sensitive via elimination diet July 2010

Gluten free since July 12 2010

Carb&Sugar light August 2010

experimenting with being Grain light

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