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I just finished off a pint of PD Coconut Milk ice cream (coconut flavor) and within 10 minutes I was feeling sick and had to run to the bathroom. Now I can feel the gas filling up my middle and I'm all sore and tender already...this is the fastest, clearest reaction I've had to anything since going gluten-free. Does anyone else have problems with this? I have no other known intolerances or allergens (though I suspect soy is messing with my hormones and I've almost cut it out completely). This first and only other bowl I had of this stuff hurt me too, but I only had a few bites and dumped the rest of the bowl, and I think that's because it made me feel bad. The ingredients are:

Organic Coconut Milk

Organic Agave Syrup

Chicory Root Extract

Organic Dried Coconut

Carob Bean Gum

Guar Gum

Natural Flavor

I don't know if maybe it's something else that's bothering me? I'm a big coconut user (milk, oil, just straight flakes) and it never gives me a problem. I don't normally have agave in the house because I use other things, but I've definitely had it before and I think I would have remembered if it had made me feel this bad. I've had guar gum in regular dairy ice cream before without a problem. Not sure about the chicory root or carob bean gum.

They carton says they test to prevent contamination by gluten and other "undeclared allergens," though they aren't any more specific than that.

Anyone else have a problem with it?

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Did you eat a whole pint?

I buy Coconut Bliss dark chocolate and haven't had a problem.

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That stuff has a ton of fiber in it. Could you have overdone it and are actually having gas pains?

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Sometimes I don't do well with anything that has a gum in it. I haven't figured it out yet but it is a combination of something(s) + gum. I don't eat much processed food at all so I rarely encounter it, but I have figured out that it is gums. I know there are certain other things I can eat but not in combination. e.g. I can eat paprika or peppers, but not within a two days of each other.

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I have problems with some processed foods. I only add one new one per week so that I can tell if something bothers me. If something does, I don't eat it again. Sometimes I avoid the whole brand. I usually can't tell until the next day if something bothers me. You are lucky to be able to know so quickly. It is possible that there was some cc during processing.

Different celiacs have difference tolerances to trace cc.

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I just finished off a pint of PD Coconut Milk ice cream (coconut flavor) and within 10 minutes I was feeling sick and had to run to the bathroom. Now I can feel the gas filling up my middle and I'm all sore and tender already...this is the fastest, clearest reaction I've had to anything since going gluten-free. Does anyone else have problems with this? I have no other known intolerances or allergens (though I suspect soy is messing with my hormones and I've almost cut it out completely). This first and only other bowl I had of this stuff hurt me too, but I only had a few bites and dumped the rest of the bowl, and I think that's because it made me feel bad. The ingredients are:

Organic Coconut Milk

Organic Agave Syrup

Chicory Root Extract

Organic Dried Coconut

Carob Bean Gum

Guar Gum

Natural Flavor

I don't know if maybe it's something else that's bothering me? I'm a big coconut user (milk, oil, just straight flakes) and it never gives me a problem. I don't normally have agave in the house because I use other things, but I've definitely had it before and I think I would have remembered if it had made me feel this bad. I've had guar gum in regular dairy ice cream before without a problem. Not sure about the chicory root or carob bean gum.

They carton says they test to prevent contamination by gluten and other "undeclared allergens," though they aren't any more specific than that.

Anyone else have a problem with it?

Purely Decadent tears me up too if I eat the whole pint. I think it's the guar gum, which is known to cause GI distress (to put it mildly). I do ok if I just eat a little bit of the ice cream at a time... I've learned I just have to know when to stop. :lol:

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It wasn't the whole pint, I was just finishing up the last few bites. It was probably a quarter. Haha I wouldn't have bothered to ask what was bothering me if it had been the whole thing! Oh well, whatever it was, I know I can't eat it again. Some things are just a mystery.

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Hello,

I am new to this site but have been eating purely decadent ice cream for a while it is my only sweet that I buy. Most of what I eat I make in my kitchen because I can control the ingredients and contamination probability.

In reference to your post I have no problems with it but my nephew does his symptoms are similar to yours, in his case it is the guar gum and the carob bean gum. Both have been know to cause intestinal problems. I do make a version in my kitchen with arrow root instead of the gums and he loves it and has no problems with it.

Celiac disease is different for everyone, I am so sensitive that I can no longer even tolerate any kind of dairy products even the ones that are gluten free.

I hope this helps... :-)

Kymberlye

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I can't handle any coconut milk at all. It has a laxative effect in some people.

I recently got a ice cream maker and have been making fruit sorbets. There is even a chocolate dairy/casein free one. Maybe you could get one and have that instead. Feel better!

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Agave syrup is very high in fructose. In my opinion it's way overrated as a "health" food. In my opinion it doesn't taste good enough to even both with, it his more fructose then high-fructose syrup!

 

http://healthimpactnews.com/2013/agave-is-far-worse-than-high-fructose-corn-syrup/

 

There is something called fructose malabsorption where some individuals do not make enough glucose naturally to digest high fructose foods like agave. Included in that is gluten! Gluten is on the no list for fructose malabsorption. A lot of people who have celiac disease suffer from this as well AND a lot of gluten intolerance can be confused with fructose malabsorption. 

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Agave syrup is very high in fructose. In my opinion it's way overrated as a "health" food. In my opinion it doesn't taste good enough to even both with, it his more fructose then high-fructose syrup!

 

http://healthimpactnews.com/2013/agave-is-far-worse-than-high-fructose-corn-syrup/

 

There is something called fructose malabsorption where some individuals do not make enough glucose naturally to digest high fructose foods like agave. Included in that is gluten! Gluten is on the no list for fructose malabsorption. A lot of people who have celiac disease suffer from this as well AND a lot of gluten intolerance can be confused with fructose malabsorption. 

 

This topic is over 3 years old - most of the posters are no longer hanging around.

 

I think you are talking about FODMAPS.   We have had many articles about that as a possible explanation for NCGI.

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