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Can you help hack my digestive pain?

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Created February 08, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Looking for some advice or personal experience from people here on this problem I have. For a few years I have been having digestive pain and diarrhea (gross I know, sorry). I could never work out what it is that causes it except I think that it is either coffee or eggs (or both combined). The only thing I know is that it is a lot worse when I don't cook the eggs myself at home where I use either olive oil or bacon fat to cook the eggs. But I think in the past I have had no eggs and still had the digestive trouble. Today, for example I had 2 small coffees one before workout, one after workout. No problems. Then I ate bacon, eggs (home cooked) and drank coffee from work with 2 tsp of coconut milk. Now my intestines hurt but not really bad, just irritated. Do you think I should stop drinking coffee (probably not going to happen) and see how that goes? Or should I stop eating eggs for breakfast and see how that goes? And what the hell should I replace my eggs with??? Also, the problem only started about at year after I moved to USA and is more manageable on Paleo than SAD.

D1728f99db66ff91d695a6df5cd38b02

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on February 08, 2012
at 07:37 PM

Seems to be a common theme of eggs and coffee giving people issues which makes me feel better.

D1728f99db66ff91d695a6df5cd38b02

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on February 08, 2012
at 07:36 PM

Ok cool, it might be coffee, it might be caffeine, but I kinda meant caffeine by saying coffee. I used to drink a lot of tea b4 going to USA and didn't have the problem, but tea has less caffeine I think and I probably didn't drink anywhere near as much as I do coffee now. I'll cut eggs next week after I finish the last carton I have.

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on February 08, 2012
at 05:33 PM

Are you sure it's caffeine and not coffee? Have you triggered problems with equal amounts of pure caffeine powder? Because I can handle that fine if I need to, but coffee has been problematic.

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on February 08, 2012
at 05:32 PM

I can't drink coffee at all, as it gives me stomach cramps and diarrhea. I also avoid eating eggs other than those I cook myself. The quality of the eggs and the vegetable oils used in restaurants don't sit well with me. I drink tea for caffeine, and can only drink certain brands. Many of the brands of tea give me headaches and other distresses.

D1728f99db66ff91d695a6df5cd38b02

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on February 08, 2012
at 05:05 PM

Thomy- I don't get IBS symptoms from eating chicken or from eating soy sauce. Also, I don't want to give up either of these things but if it must be done...

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on February 08, 2012
at 04:55 PM

Maybe eggs from soy-fed chicken? Well, I guess you just have to give up both for a few days/weeks to see whether they are the cause. There's no way around :-)

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on February 08, 2012
at 06:42 PM

Cut out coffee and eggs for a week. Don't add anything new to the diet. After one week, reintroduce the coffee or the eggs to the diet and monitor what happens.

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on February 08, 2012
at 06:57 PM

Pretty much have to do an isolation on both. It could be coffee, it could be eggs, or it could be a combination of the two.

I'm guessing it's the eggs, since those can be allergenic in some people.

However, if you're of the Dave Asprey bent, almost all coffee beans are mold ridden piles of aflotoxins, and he feels like crud after drinking them. So that could be causing your problems (I don't drink coffee, so I can't say).

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on February 08, 2012
at 05:59 PM

Its more than likely the coffee, I can't really drink it anymore. I use to be able to drink like 5 cups a day, now just 1/2 cup. Maybe cause I am getting older. I also think I have a problem with eggs. They both bother me, I can only have them in small amounts.

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on February 08, 2012
at 05:13 PM

I have the exact same issue as you. I have narrowed it down and caffeine is a major culprit. I cut out caffeine about 3 years ago and it has helped some but not completely. As well, I am now finding that high fat levels will set me off (bacon, corned beef, dressing with a lot of olive oil, etc.). Eating Paleo definitely helps tremendously!

2870a69b9c0c0a19a919e54cb3a62137

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on February 08, 2012
at 05:33 PM

Are you sure it's caffeine and not coffee? Have you triggered problems with equal amounts of pure caffeine powder? Because I can handle that fine if I need to, but coffee has been problematic.

D1728f99db66ff91d695a6df5cd38b02

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on February 08, 2012
at 07:36 PM

Ok cool, it might be coffee, it might be caffeine, but I kinda meant caffeine by saying coffee. I used to drink a lot of tea b4 going to USA and didn't have the problem, but tea has less caffeine I think and I probably didn't drink anywhere near as much as I do coffee now. I'll cut eggs next week after I finish the last carton I have.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on November 27, 2012
at 09:25 PM

the best solution for digestive issue is organo gold coffee. works for me. its very healthy http://mycapturepage.com/cp23.php?id=470

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