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How do you detox after binging on grains?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 13, 2012 at 9:13 PM

Had a friend's birthday party the other night at a Peruvian Restaurant. I had a meal very heavy in rice and a beer to top it off. I thought it was only bread that had this effect on me, but I guess not. Is there any way to quickly detox so I can start feeling normal again? My skin is all pasty and white, my eyes are sunken in, people are asking me if I'm okay. Guess I'll add rice and beer to the list of things to avoid...

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on February 14, 2012
at 04:14 AM

And he said A beer ....doubt the effect is from the small amount of alcohol in one beer unless it was the boot.

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on February 13, 2012
at 10:32 PM

Yes but different alcohols are more or less dangerous. Wine and spirits won't contain grains. Alcohol in moderation can have positive effects (often cited as an explanation of the "French paradox" - a glass of red wine seems to be beneficial - either due to its antioxydants or its effects on amino acid metabolism.)

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on February 13, 2012
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Also, beer is ALCOHOL. Regardless of the gluten content, most people don't feel/look great the day after they drink.

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on February 13, 2012
at 09:25 PM

......you beat me to it, so i will toss dialysis out there

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on February 13, 2012
at 09:24 PM

Time. Eating grains does two things (to varying degrees). The grains (or really, stuff in the grains) act like sandpaper and open up your gut. So you've caused physical damage to your gut that needs to heal. Secondly, the open gut allows undigested proteins into your blood which can mount an autoimmune and inflammation response that make you feel sick. You have to wait for that to go away. (Simple explanations here just for visualization, not trying to go all biochemical in this answer.)

From what I've read the gut can take up to 6 weeks to heal and the immune response can take up to 6 months to go away. But it all depends on the individual. Best you can do is wait and not do this again.

Also, beer is made from wheat, just like bread, so it shouldn't be on your OK list anyway.

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on February 13, 2012
at 09:54 PM

If I am hung over, I will eat a big honking breakfast while staying fairly low carb. Typically bacon, eggs, a tomato, and an avocado... with coconut water and coffee if I have it.

After that, I will water fast until the gut bloat goes away (usually skipping lunch and dinner). The longest this has lasted was after party where I ate chips and salsa, drank whiskey and beer, then had a burger and fries on the way home (don't judge me!), and drank a bit more upon arrival before passing out in bed reeking of cheap crappy food, whiskey, and cigars.

Upon the bloat disappearance, I reintroduce a meat only diet for the next few meals, minimally seasoned (as spices and heavy sodium tend to bug me as well). I will throw in some kombucha to drink if the fast lasted longer than 30 hours, as the gastric emptying of long fasts tends to leave my gut flora quite angry.

Once I start actually feeling better (no more soreness/tenderness in my face, no more joint pain) I will go ahead and resume my life... This has never taken me more than 2 days.

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on February 13, 2012
at 09:21 PM

I'd probably drink a ton of water and just pretend it never happened. Also, you might want to separate the rice and the beer - one could have caused the bad effects and not the other.

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Ef089e1180f240aa9fd2d089f7f38b45

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on February 13, 2012
at 10:09 PM

Have you checked whether this is simply due to the beer? If I'm correct beer contain traces of grains - usually the grains that are less tolerated than rice.

F92e4ca55291c3f3096a3d4d3d854986

(11698)

on February 13, 2012
at 10:18 PM

Also, beer is ALCOHOL. Regardless of the gluten content, most people don't feel/look great the day after they drink.

3846a3b61bc9051e4baebdef62e58c52

(18635)

on February 14, 2012
at 04:14 AM

And he said A beer ....doubt the effect is from the small amount of alcohol in one beer unless it was the boot.

Ef089e1180f240aa9fd2d089f7f38b45

(279)

on February 13, 2012
at 10:32 PM

Yes but different alcohols are more or less dangerous. Wine and spirits won't contain grains. Alcohol in moderation can have positive effects (often cited as an explanation of the "French paradox" - a glass of red wine seems to be beneficial - either due to its antioxydants or its effects on amino acid metabolism.)

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on February 13, 2012
at 09:18 PM

Blood transfusion?

B4e1fa6a8cf43d2b69d97a99dfca262c

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on February 13, 2012
at 09:25 PM

......you beat me to it, so i will toss dialysis out there

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