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Anxiety, Digestion, & Stools

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created March 28, 2011 at 5:06 PM

I posted a few months ago about sometimes feeling anxiety symptoms (increased heartbeat) after eating. It appears to be getting more frequent and I haven't been able to trace it down to a particular food.

I've been thinking it's some kind of allergy or digestion issue but I note that my stools seem perfect (no wiping required). So my question is, is it possible to have a food allergy or intolerance that causes anxiety, but yet have perfect stools? It just doesn't make sense to me.

If not, I'm thinking this might by psychosomatic rather than physical.

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

I have similar experiences. When I eat too much in one meal, even just protein and fat, I feel similar insulin surging effects (increased heartbeat, tiredness (food coma) type feeling, and resulting body composition changes.

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on February 13, 2013
at 02:48 AM

When you mention fatigue from the cruciferous vegetables, was it chronic? Or just like "Oh I'm a little sleepy but I can still power through this workout" or was it like "wow Im really tired I need to lay down and now my day is shot" fatigue?

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on March 29, 2011
at 12:05 AM

Asparagus has the amino acids in high quantities that stimulate these two hepatic enzymes to protect the brain from the acute poisoning alcohol has on the brain.

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on March 29, 2011
at 12:05 AM

melissa you need to add asapargus to the soup. It has an amazing effect on Hepatocytes before and after drinking. In research published in the Journal of Food Science in late 2010, Korean researchers found that extracts taken from the leaves and shoots of asparagus boosted levels of key enzymes that break down alcohol after heavy drinking. Alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) and acetaldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) quickly metabolize ethanol into non toxic acetate.

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on March 28, 2011
at 07:04 PM

You don't feel the spasms, just their effects. For me that was tachycardia and then fatigue. My stomach also felt a little off for the rest of the day.

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on March 28, 2011
at 06:53 PM

Thanks Melissa. The only symptoms are rapid heart beat and a feeling of anxiety -- there are no sensations in my stomach/intestines that would indicate spasms. Did you have spasms in addition to fast heartbeat/anxiety?

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on March 28, 2011
at 06:12 PM

If I eat too much starch at dinner I get a racing heart at bedtime that keeps me awake. This is different to how I feel when I'm hypoglycemic. That makes me shaky/sweaty/weak.

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on March 28, 2011
at 05:46 PM

Thanks Jon. I think I've ruled out low blood sugar because this happens when I eat potatoes too.

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on March 28, 2011
at 05:13 PM

I have a theory..

If you are stuffing yourself (to get enough protein, say), you might be triggering insulin production through the "Chinese Restaurant Effect". This is when you manufacture insulin only because of stretched intestinal tissue. http://kickincarbclutter.blogspot.com/2007/09/chinese-restaurant-effect.html

Now this injection of insulin might lower your blood sugar to the levels where you experience these symptoms.

For the record, I get the same kind of reaction every time I eat "too much" protein. I'm unsure whether it would happen if I ate tons of non-caloric food.

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

I have similar experiences. When I eat too much in one meal, even just protein and fat, I feel similar insulin surging effects (increased heartbeat, tiredness (food coma) type feeling, and resulting body composition changes.

F3e27fc503b7d792d78718af081adf67

(149)

on March 28, 2011
at 05:46 PM

Thanks Jon. I think I've ruled out low blood sugar because this happens when I eat potatoes too.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on March 28, 2011
at 06:12 PM

If I eat too much starch at dinner I get a racing heart at bedtime that keeps me awake. This is different to how I feel when I'm hypoglycemic. That makes me shaky/sweaty/weak.

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on March 28, 2011
at 06:38 PM

It sounds like colon/rectal/bowel spasms. I have unfortunately suffered from this. It was very frustrating because I was really regular and had perfect BMs. I thought maybe it was the amount of fat in my diet...too much? But I tried to lower that and it didn't work. Then I looked at my meals and one of my main ones was meat + cooked kale. It was definitely the kale that ended up being the culprit.

I had to eliminate certain paleo foods from my diet, such as all cruciferous vegetables, nuts, and dried fruit. I also found that drinking broth daily helped. A helpful recipe is my "hangover soup."

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on March 28, 2011
at 07:04 PM

You don't feel the spasms, just their effects. For me that was tachycardia and then fatigue. My stomach also felt a little off for the rest of the day.

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on March 29, 2011
at 12:05 AM

melissa you need to add asapargus to the soup. It has an amazing effect on Hepatocytes before and after drinking. In research published in the Journal of Food Science in late 2010, Korean researchers found that extracts taken from the leaves and shoots of asparagus boosted levels of key enzymes that break down alcohol after heavy drinking. Alcohol dehydrogenase (ADH) and acetaldehyde dehydrogenase (ALDH) quickly metabolize ethanol into non toxic acetate.

F3e27fc503b7d792d78718af081adf67

(149)

on March 28, 2011
at 06:53 PM

Thanks Melissa. The only symptoms are rapid heart beat and a feeling of anxiety -- there are no sensations in my stomach/intestines that would indicate spasms. Did you have spasms in addition to fast heartbeat/anxiety?

Ed71ab1c75c6a9bd217a599db0a3e117

(25477)

on March 29, 2011
at 12:05 AM

Asparagus has the amino acids in high quantities that stimulate these two hepatic enzymes to protect the brain from the acute poisoning alcohol has on the brain.

3b031bce7c181c10452ee202e2b54dc6

(803)

on February 13, 2013
at 02:48 AM

When you mention fatigue from the cruciferous vegetables, was it chronic? Or just like "Oh I'm a little sleepy but I can still power through this workout" or was it like "wow Im really tired I need to lay down and now my day is shot" fatigue?

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on February 12, 2013
at 10:36 PM

hello all ive been reading through this web site thinking finaly found some one with the same issues as i do.Some of you do I think but not 100 perc. I have these restless unimaginable feelings when i eat rasin bran or with my own educated guess things that bind if you know what I mean I also have had other health problems also but this has just goten to were i just dont want to live ya that bad thats why ive spent hours trying to figure out whats wrong.I dont have ways of getting doctors help so thahksdon

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