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I know a lot of people are carbohydrate intolerant when they come off gluten. This is probably due to a faulty digestive mechanism. I was wondering if anybody here had these same issues not being able to handle many carbs that eventually got better as they healed.

-Joe

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Yes, I had this exact same issue. All carbs seemed to make me very ill. So I ate mostly meat and healed. Now 8 months in, I can eat potato and rice in small amounts with no problem at all. I thought I was totally carb intolerant, but seems my metabolism is improving to the extent that I will be able to eat them normally eventually. Vegetables also were impossible to digest. But that is completely resolved now too. It really is amazing me.

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Oh wow! So I'm not crazy that all carbs make me sick? I just seem to do better with meats, veggies and fruit. I thought I was becoming a hypochondriac!

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That's one of the main ideas behind the GAPS diet we're doing. Try reading the gut and psychology syndrome book. I've also posted a lot about it here.

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I've posted about the GAPs a bit too. It was what kicked my body into actually starting to heal properly. That said, I still (two+ years later) cannot tolerate refined or processed carbs or grains hardly at all. Potatoes are ok, fresh corn is ok, but processed or refined grains, flours, starches, etc, pretty much do me in. I can get away with a single serving once a week or so, but I have to be very careful. Starches (corn, potato, tapioca) are the worst. I had a slice of pie with cornstarch and spent an afternoon projectile vomiting. So I pretty much eat a 'paleo' diet consisting of meat, fat, raw veggies, raw fruit, quinoa. I rarely eat anything that is processed.

* Edited for tyop and poor grammer. :)

Edited by Korwyn

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I don't get "sick" per say but, complex carbs leave me pretty bloated and corn products feel like razor blades. If I bloat enough (it doesn't take much to do that), I can get to feeling pretty miserable so I just stay away from them for the time being. For clarification when I say complex carbs I mean stuff like organic long grain brown Basmati rice, and all the gluten free ones. I haven't anything processed in ages so I know that's not part of the issue. I don't have problems with potatoes other than some mild bloating if I eat to much at one time but, I decided to drop "starch" from my diet as well to see how that works out.

My father doesn't have any of those issues though. He only has a problem if gluten or even minor cc is involved so, it's been a little frustrating that I am the only one of my 1st degree relatives that has had all the other food issues. That's great for them but, it leaves me as the center of attention from time to time which is not something I exactly cherish. It's great to have people concerned but, the level of concern can quickly multiply to a level that is simply unbearable at times. I am truly thankful to have such a caring family but, I just wish they would reign it in from time to time lol.

Back to the main topic though, I would love to be able to reintroduce rice and oatmeal at some point as I really love to eat both of them. The excessive bloating just isn't worth it though. I'm going to have to agree with everyone else and say that you are not crazy. If you are, I guess we are all crazy as well :P

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