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Multiple Food Intolerances During Healing?

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Hi everyone,

I am wondering if it is common to have multiple food intolerances while your gut is healing? So far, I have been unable to tolerate the following:

Citrus

Broccoli

Corn

Red meat

Peanut butter

Strawberries

Soda

Spicy foods

Fried foods

Oddly enough, I have been doing OK with a little bit of dairy. I have been gluten-free for three weeks, and still having lots of problems, especially with these foods. Is this common? Sorry for so many questions, but I am flying blind because no doctors will help me.

Thanks!

Sunny

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It is very common. Just avoid the things that bother you and concentrate on the things that give you no problems that you can enjoy!

I thought that I had a bunch of intolerances and it turned out to just be corn. When you keep eating something that is giving you major problems, it may seem like you are reacting to broccoli or strawberries but it may have been from the soda you had earlier. You mentioned that corn and soda give you problems, that would be enough for me to feel glutened all day no matter what I ate after the soda. (corn is safe for most celiacs but some of us have gluten type reactions to it)

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It is very common. Just avoid the things that bother you and concentrate on the things that give you no problems that you can enjoy!

Yep it is very commonly mentioned on this forum. Your gut is probably a wreck right now, and it can not handle things like it should. Down the road you can try those foods again... several months to a couple years depending on your rate of healing and other magically random factors. Stick to what you know is safe, and take it slow.

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I was in the same boat. The nutritionist I saw said I was probably reacting to pesticides on the vegetables I couldn't tolerate so I tried organic. That worked for some things like sweet potatoes and pears. But it didn't work for regular potatoes, so I believe I have a problem with nightshades. It didn't work for apples either. I have no idea why.

But I have decided to take some time off from trying new foods. I have a fairly balanced diet now and I want to give my system some more time to heal. I'll let you know how I make out in the fall, when I will once again try to add some of the foods I have lost.

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Thanks everyone. I'm glad to know that this is common. I am so new to this, and I didn't realize how long it can take to heal.

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When you are new to the diet there is more than just healing going on. Your gut has lots of bacteria that help it digest and process foods. Those bacteria can get of balance when their food changes. That's why many people recommend probiotics at first. You need to get a new gut flora balance established. Sugar and starches can cause bacteria to multiply quickly and make gas and toxins. So avoiding sugar and starches can help. Dairy is often a problem as the lactose sugar is digested by an enzyme produced by the villi.

There is also the possibility of leaky gut playing a role. If you have damage to your intestinal walls it can lead to more food intolerances developing. Those may be temporary or they may be permanent. The only way to know is to wait and see. Eating simple whole foods and avoiding processed foods can help with healing the gut.

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I'm new to this forum but so glad that I have people to talk to about Celiac Disease. My diagnosis is still very new (Nov. 2012) but I noticed that I would have symptoms after eating certain foods that were considered to be "gluten free".

I'm very glad to hear that it's common because I was a little worried. I've found that I just have to avoid the foods that give me problems.

Thank you so much for asking the question, otherwise I'd still be wondering what was going on.

Nicole

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Thanks everyone. I'm glad to know that this is common. I am so new to this, and I didn't realize how long it can take to heal.

As I mentioned to you on your other threads, healing takes time.

Those foods you listed are major gut irritants. It does not mean they are additional food intolerances, okay?

It's only been 3 weeks, hon. Everything will seem like a problem right now.

Read any literature ( or ask anyone on here) and you'll see healing time varies from 6 months to 2 years (or longer.)

Try to be patient. :)

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I'm new to this forum but so glad that I have people to talk to about Celiac Disease. My diagnosis is still very new (Nov. 2012) but I noticed that I would have symptoms after eating certain foods that were considered to be "gluten free".

I'm very glad to hear that it's common because I was a little worried. I've found that I just have to avoid the foods that give me problems.

Thank you so much for asking the question, otherwise I'd still be wondering what was going on.

Nicole

Welcome Nicole, it's good to have you here! Here are some threads that might help you out.

FAQ Celiac com

http://www.celiac.com/gluten-free/forum-7/announcement-3-frequently-asked-questions-about-celiac-disease/

Newbie Info 101

What's For Breakfast Today?

What Did You Have For Lunch Today?

What Are You Cooking Tonight?

How bad is cheating?

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As I mentioned to you on your other threads, healing takes time.

Those foods you listed are major gut irritants. It does not mean they are additional food intolerances, okay?

It's only been 3 weeks, hon. Everything will seem like a problem right now.

Read any literature ( or ask anyone on here) and you'll see healing time varies from 6 months to 2 years (or longer.)

Try to be patient. :)

Yes, I am learning what foods are major gut irritants. Staying far away from those for right now! I had no idea that it could take so long for the gut to heal, but now I know. Thank you for reassuring me! I am sticking with it and trying to be patient... :)

Sunny

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