Pied Piper of Ponies
- Jan 20, 2018
Anyone else have weird food problems? Any suggestions?
The doctors told me that's what happened. I must be a special case. I was eating too much wheat and it caused infections that soon became allergies. :/ Tbf I also had a very, VERY bad diet. I had infections back and forth and acne that was incredibly painful, even though I ate a lot of good foods. I'd just give your body a break. I haven't done a journal, due to laziness, but its something I've heard a lot about. Hope you feel better soon.@Leave a Whisper I don't do doctors. I'm fairly certain it's a food thing. I've had it long enough and suspected certain foods for several years.
Although you can develop allergies later in life, you can't develop a food allergy from eating too much of the same foods. I'm at my safest when I do eat the same foods. Rice has got to be the safest food ever. I never feel bad when I eat rice. Food journal is a great idea. I've been keeping it in my head, but writing is more reliable
It may seem like a weird suggestion, but have you gotten tested for diabetes? Because that’s what was messing up my stomach. Before I was diagnosed and started treating it, I had a lot of gas and stomach issues. It may also be causing you to eat more than you really need to, which can also mess things up.
My stomach still has its sensitive days, but it’s gotten much better.
I haven't been tested for diabetes recently, but I'm a very low risk. It's a good suggestion though.
You're killing me. I have a very high fibre diet. I love nightshades and beans.I can't eat gluten or legumes without gut and bowel issues. I've been tested for celiac and do not have it. If you haven't been tested, definitely do the test.
With the gluten, I've noticed that it's not the wheat itself that I have a problem with; my issue seems to be from pesticides. I could eat wheat in Italy all I wanted. There's also a local pizza place by me that uses only organic Mennonite flour which is ground fresh at a Mennonite mill. I didn't believe them when they said people with sensitivities ate it without issues, but I tried it and I was fine.
It sounds like you overloaded your gut with irritating food over Thanksgiving (despite the ongoing problem). When I get "glutened" or indulge the following help:
- Green smoothies (https://ohsheglows.com/2012/11/22/back-on-track-green-monster-banana-free/)
- Activated charcoal tablets
- Ginger tablets
- Peppermint tea
In general, some things you could try:
- reducing the amount of fibre in your diet
- Cut out gums from artificial dairy products (locust bean gum, guar gum) (locust bean gum really messes up my gut)
- An elimination diet for a minimum of six weeks.
--Someone else suggested Fodmap
-- See if one type of legume bothers you more than another
-- Cut out nightshades
- Change up your diet for a bit
-- Whole 30
- Work with a dietician/nutritionist
- Work with a naturopathic doctor
I hope you feel better!