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What are the gentlest sources of carbs?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 25, 2012 at 6:47 PM

I find the magnitude of the nausea feeling that I get right after eating is directly proportional to carb intake. Yesterday I ate a no-carb meal and it took me around 6 hours to feel the food leaving my stomach. I am experimenting with higher carb intake and want to know which are okay and most suitable for someone who has a history of digestion problems and leaky gut. I ate some nappa and lettuce and my poop ferociously exploded, so I'm definitely not doing that again. What carbs should I eat? Thank you guys.

A8c660280dd36a163a9153bfb8034efc

(105)

on May 26, 2012
at 07:25 PM

I think you are right. I took a HCL capsule at the beginning of my meal yesterday and felt nothing. Now I'm up to 2 capsules now and still not feeling anything. We'll see how it goes...

A8c660280dd36a163a9153bfb8034efc

(105)

on May 25, 2012
at 10:18 PM

White rice breaks me out big time so no no.

A8c660280dd36a163a9153bfb8034efc

(105)

on May 25, 2012
at 10:18 PM

Okay. I'll try that and report back. When I was using HCL, I took it mid meal or after or a combination of both.

4de2c59d682664a54cfcd4f0979e1115

on May 25, 2012
at 08:40 PM

Hmmmm when do you take the HCl? If you take it at the end of the meal where it can sit on top of the food it can cause reflux. Try at the beginning of the meal if you haven't already.

A8c660280dd36a163a9153bfb8034efc

(105)

on May 25, 2012
at 08:05 PM

I get the burning sensation instantly when I take HCL, but somehow meat of any kind, any amount, even just plain gelatin, gives me the same nauseous feeling. Lower/higher fat didn't help.

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

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on May 25, 2012
at 07:59 PM

In my experience raw cabbage is crazy rough on digestion. I question the wisdom of eating any cruciferous vegetable without cooking or fermenting first, I just don't think humans are designed to be able to break down things like that in our guts.

F0e558010a2ecb31fa37b7c491596b8e

(3850)

on May 25, 2012
at 07:33 PM

Buttenut squash is one of my go-tos when my stomach is feeling wonky.

345c1755efe005edd162b770dc6fb821

(8767)

on May 25, 2012
at 07:23 PM

I have IBS and white rice kills me! so careful either way!

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1407bd6152d9fdbc239250385159fea1

on May 25, 2012
at 07:30 PM

As far as digestibility goes, I think that the starchier sources (squashes) are going to be easier on the gut than any sort of cruciferous vegetables. The recommendation above about pumpkin sounds pretty spot on.

F0e558010a2ecb31fa37b7c491596b8e

(3850)

on May 25, 2012
at 07:33 PM

Buttenut squash is one of my go-tos when my stomach is feeling wonky.

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A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on May 25, 2012
at 06:53 PM

Melissa recommends pumpkin as easiest on the tummy. You could try a pumpkin soup perhaps.

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4de2c59d682664a54cfcd4f0979e1115

on May 25, 2012
at 07:07 PM

It sounds to me like you have low stomach acid. Stomach acid breaks up protein and signal the stomach to empty. When you don't have enough, meats tend to hang around for hours. Aging, alcohol, and anti-acid drugs can lower stomach acid.

Rather than increasing carbs, I'd suggest trying betaine with digestive enzymes when you eat. Take it in the middle of the meal if you can remember. My favorite is BPP from Thorne. Betaine HCl with Pepsin from NOW is a good one too.

A8c660280dd36a163a9153bfb8034efc

(105)

on May 25, 2012
at 10:18 PM

Okay. I'll try that and report back. When I was using HCL, I took it mid meal or after or a combination of both.

A8c660280dd36a163a9153bfb8034efc

(105)

on May 26, 2012
at 07:25 PM

I think you are right. I took a HCL capsule at the beginning of my meal yesterday and felt nothing. Now I'm up to 2 capsules now and still not feeling anything. We'll see how it goes...

4de2c59d682664a54cfcd4f0979e1115

on May 25, 2012
at 08:40 PM

Hmmmm when do you take the HCl? If you take it at the end of the meal where it can sit on top of the food it can cause reflux. Try at the beginning of the meal if you haven't already.

A8c660280dd36a163a9153bfb8034efc

(105)

on May 25, 2012
at 08:05 PM

I get the burning sensation instantly when I take HCL, but somehow meat of any kind, any amount, even just plain gelatin, gives me the same nauseous feeling. Lower/higher fat didn't help.

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345c1755efe005edd162b770dc6fb821

(8767)

on May 25, 2012
at 07:22 PM

pumpkins, squashes of any kind, boiled carrots and zucchini are good too. Everyone is different but these are generally the best ones to start with. Have you looked at GAPS protocol for repairing leaky gut? it works!

go easy on the high fiber veggies for now until your system calms down. check out: http://www.breakingtheviciouscycle.info/index.htm

I do GAPS the paleo way.

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F92e4ca55291c3f3096a3d4d3d854986

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on May 25, 2012
at 07:21 PM

I have IBS and I find white rice very tolerable and easy on the gut.

345c1755efe005edd162b770dc6fb821

(8767)

on May 25, 2012
at 07:23 PM

I have IBS and white rice kills me! so careful either way!

A8c660280dd36a163a9153bfb8034efc

(105)

on May 25, 2012
at 10:18 PM

White rice breaks me out big time so no no.

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