Many things can raise cholesterol (ie. alcohol, sugar, carbs) and some people are simply genetically predisposed to higher numbers. If your physician isn’t concerned, you can probably avoid that worry. I agree with cyclinglady that you may want to look into a GI that specializes in Celiac. The most reliable test for SIBO is biopsy, and will determine which bacteria you need to treat. SIBO typically is an issue as a result of another problem, such as celiac, gastritis, gastroparesis, colitis, etc. If you’ve been treated with the antibiotics since going gluten-free, perhaps the root cause has not been identified, or the type of bacteria was not treated effectively. SIBO causes malabsorption, so my thought is that the tremors could be related to nutritional deficiencies. A GI that specializes in Celiac can separate the issues and get to the bottom of it.
Note this list will contain plain protein powders, no emulsifiers, gums, or blends (exceptions to flavors and probiotics), it will also only contain Paleo based proteins I can and have tried.
Easy to digest, high in vitamins minerals, very mild grit texture. Free of all major Allergens and Hypoallergenic, Known to be rich in minerals Magnesium, Iron, Zinc, and Phosphorus. As well as having vitamin K and known to be a natural sleep aid.
Ingredients, Organic pumpkin seed powder.
Purchase, Vitacost has the best pricing on it via Jarrow but keep a eye out on The Oil Seed Company for sales on 5lb bags.
Growing Naturals Pea Protein, Original
Best texture, of pea protein and high iron content, and vegan. Very clean and goes through substantial testing. NOTE pea protein is a legume and can cause gas and bloating in some.
Ingredients, PEA PROTEIN. Contains split peas which are a lentil legume
Purchase, Amazon has it but look up coupons and buy direct if you can, Oddly Amazon is cheaper to buy 1lb tubs
Naked Pea Protein
Cheaper alternative to the above, more processed with less iron and more neutral flavor, More suitable for baking.
Ingredients, Yellow Pea Protein
Purchase, on Amazon in Bulk 5lb container
Sunflower Protein, 2 Suggested brands Unflavored
This is another Hypoallergenic protein, it thickens more then others but is super smooth, can be a bit higher in lectins then other plant based proteins. Due to nature of the flavor (Like Sunbutter peanut butter alternative) it is great in smoothies and baked goods. They are also good sources of potassium.
Ingredients, Organic Sunflower Protein.
Purchase, I find the larger sizes tubs from SF Pro to be more enonomical on Amazon, But you can find Sprouts Livings on Vitacost cheaper on sale.
Sacha Inchi Protein MRM
This is a interesting protein protein, decently smooth with a tiny bit of grit, the flavor is almost akin to Do-Si-Do cookie so using it smoothies and sweetened is amazing. It has a good amino acid complex, and goes great in baked goods also. I will note I have some people it can cause digestion issues and bloating for.
Ingredients, Organic Sacha Inchi Seed Protein
Purchase, Cheapest source is Vitacost but only a bit over 1/2lb bags.
Sacha Inchi Protein Julian Bakery
This is less refined version and a bit different flavor then the cookies of the above. The Julian Bakery version is also richer in Potassium, Magnesium, and Calcium with a good amount of Iron
Ingredients, Organic Sacha Inchi Protein (seed protein)
Purchase, directly from Julian Bakery do watch for sales on their FB for 10-15% off
Almond Protein Barney Butter
First, think of this as the kin of Powdered Peanut Butter but from almonds. I get the Barney Butter version on subscribe and save via Amazon and get it quite cheap. The texture quite smooth, to the point you can dissolve it in coffee for a powdered creamer or make instant almond milk. As this is not intended as a protein powder but as a powdered almond butter it does still have some carbs, sugars, and a moderate amount of protein. I love to add it to nut based porridge, and shakes.
Ingredients, Blanched Almonds
Purchase, Amazon is where I get it now but I used to get it at my local Walmart
Hemp Protein Just Hemp Foods
DISCLAIMER due to the nature of farmed hemp (it is grown on rotation with and often harvested with the same equipment as wheat) there is a HIGH chance to get a gluten contaminated Batch. Just Hemp foods is tested often and the safest your going to find. I have gotten positive gluten test on many other brands, and a one batch of Just Hemp Foods in the past few years. Consume at your own risk.
This protein is quite gritty and best used in baked goods like muffins, or porridge. But contains a good amount of fiber and decent protein complex, It can help some with anxiety and still has trace amounts of CBD.
Ingredients, Canadian Hemp Protein Powder
Purchase, You can find this in the baking section of most Walmarts or order online
Egg White Protein Julian Bakery
Egg Whites protein completely dissolves in your shakes with no grit at all, it contains a complete amino acid profile and is great for maintaining muscles. It does however lack any other nutrients aside from protein so the purest of proteins I have found. Julian Bakery is by far the least expensive on the market and in 2lb pouches. I have also found it to be really easy to digest and since it is lacking carbs/fiber it has the last chances of causing bloat, and is made by freeze drying the egg whites
Ingredients, Egg White Powder, Sunflower Lecithin
Purchase, while you can find this on Amazon I suggest buying directly from Julian Bakery when they offer 10-15%off sales and getting the 2 packs.
Beef Protein Julian Bakery
With Beef you want to make sure it is from Grass Fed cows without Antibiotic or Hormone injections, and not from dairy farm drop outs. Julian Bakery offers this and test their protein powder. I will admit it has some probiotics and flavors added to it but it has not bothered my sensitive stomach and the price is one of the best I have found for 2lb containers. Texture is amazingly smooth, and if you mix a scoop with 1-1 1/2 cup of water and let sit in the fridge it forms a pudding that is marvalious. I have only had the vanilla so this info covers that.
Ingredients, Hydro Beef (grass fed beef protein*), MCT Oil (powdered), L-Glutamine, ProDURA (Bacillius coagulans-probiotic) 15 billion CRI/g, Organic Stevia Leaf Extract, Vanilla Nut Extract *Tested free of hormones and antibiotics
Purchase, I suggest buying straight from Julian Bakery when on 10-15% sale (watch their FB) or Vitacost when they offer it at 20% sometimes.
My cholesterol increased after my diagnosis. It used to be very, very low and my doctors were happy about that. Now I know that it was probably due to the fact that I was not absorbing my foods properly. I do not worry about cholesterol. I worry more about my blood glucose levels which might just contribute to heart disease rather than cholesterol.
The tremors sound unrelated to celiac disease in your case. I would see a doctor. Since my diagnosis, I have learned that not everything is due to celiac disease.
Have you had follow-up testing since your diagnosis? How were you checked for SIBO? Just a breath test? Maybe time for another endoscopy to what actually is going on.
Finally, consider a second opinion from a celiac-savyy GI. It might be worth every penny, even if you must go out of your network. Take all your medical history. It is your right to maintain your own personal medical records.
I wish you well.