hack my negative response to incorporating curry into my diet

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 09, 2012 at 9:16 AM

Can anyone tell me specifically why the curry I've started making would cause digestive troubles (gas, loose stools), and acne?

So, to begin with, the curry has been replacing meals of either burgers wrapped in chard, with various topping, steaks and veg, or roasts, potatoes and veg. All of the meat is grass fed, and it is all cooked using ghee ( lots). Recently I have been incorporating some curries in for dinner, along with the other meals. I have since experienced light GI distress and have seena major uptick in acne.

The curry meals I make are generally larger than the other so one thought is that the increased caloric load is causing stress on my body. The ingredients of these meals are as follows; organic coconut milk (bpa-free, but it does contain guar gum), Thai kitchen curry paste( just spices, herbs and peppers, no nasty oils), carrotts, daikon radish, grass-fed steak, Anaheim peppers, bell pepper, thai chiles, turmeric, ginger, onions, broccoli, and sometimes pumpkin. I put the following spices; coriander, garlic powder, cayenne, sea salt, and pepper. I also eat about a quarter cup of white basmati rice with these meals.

My thoughts so far are that it could be increased calories, increased carbs, guar gum, increased nightshades, or something yet unknown to me. I am sure that it is the curry causing the problems, as I have changed nothing else in my lifestyle/diet. What do you hackers think? I would love to keep the curry in rotation, but something in it is pbviously hurting my health. Help!

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on September 09, 2012
at 11:57 AM

Nightshades and FODMAPS, both of which are plentiful in your curries, can be problematic. The more you consume, the bigger the digestive issue. I'd look into that first. I must warn you, though, it can be a little frustrating.



on September 09, 2012
at 11:30 AM

If it's not the coconut, it could possibly be one of the spices causing a problem if you have food sensitivities. For example, I always had digestive issues when I ate curry and then I discovered I was intolerant to turmeric so now, if I want curry, I just avoid the yellow ones and eat red or green instead.



on September 09, 2012
at 10:41 AM

I would first switch to a guar gum-free coconut milk. It destroys my digestive tract, and I have heard several similar anecdotes from others. If you're still having problems, remove the coconut products entirely, as many report digestive troubles from any type of coconut.

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