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What is causing my disgusting indigestion tonight?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 03, 2012 at 4:22 AM

my food today: breakfast: 2 pcs gluten free toast with 2 eggs over easy (cooked in butter) with two additional egg yolks. A few berries. lunch: small amount of mac nuts and 90% dark chocolate. Some asparagus and jicama. snack: small amount of mac nuts and 90% dark choc. another piece of GF bread with almond butter. (I know, I know, but the GF bread is an occasional treat and I don't buy it often). dinner: salmon cake with sauteed swiss chard and avocado.

symptoms: since about 3 pm I can't stop burping up these disgusting sulfurous burps!! also, stomach gurgling and a little gas. I'm thinking it was from the eggs, but what do you guys think?

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on March 03, 2013
at 10:11 PM

These food choices are definitely not helping, but I'm not sure how much they hurt compared to the toast.

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on March 03, 2013
at 10:10 PM

It is true, doctors tell you to eat bread to balance acidity levels in your stomach.

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on May 03, 2012
at 03:47 PM

Oh, and jicama, didn't see that one - that would bug me too. I disagree with people here - I don't think it was the bread.

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on May 03, 2012
at 03:46 PM

Is this actually true? Bread soaks up stomach acid? What about sweet potatoes and bananas, do they soak up acid too? This reasoning seems kind of suspect to me.

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on May 03, 2012
at 03:45 PM

i don't think sulfurous burps would come from GF toast. I'm thinking the eggs (sulphur-rich, can be gassy) and/or asparagus (a FODMAP food, can be gassy).

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on May 03, 2012
at 08:50 AM

This would make sense, as now your indigestion is sulphuric (eggs or asparagus). You aren't processing the other "good foods" as well because of the impact on your stomach acid.

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on May 03, 2012
at 06:36 AM

I'll stick by my initial idea, then. Were they older eggs or weekish old asparagus?

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on May 03, 2012
at 05:29 AM

I'd say the GF toast!!! Gluten free is not grain free...rice and tapioca are gut irritants to some. I'd give that up.

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on May 03, 2012
at 05:09 AM

leftover salmon, one egg, spices. It's not the salmon cake because the burping started before dinner.

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on May 03, 2012
at 04:46 AM

basically brown rice and tapioca flour

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on May 03, 2012
at 04:29 AM

Ingredients for the gf toast?

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1a98a40ba8ffdc5aa28d1324d01c6c9f

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on May 03, 2012
at 06:23 AM

look for carbs. I would say the GF bread...

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on May 03, 2012
at 05:27 AM

Bread, of any kind, gf or not, soaks up stomach acid. Then u do not have enough to fully digest the later meals.

246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

(21430)

on May 03, 2012
at 08:50 AM

This would make sense, as now your indigestion is sulphuric (eggs or asparagus). You aren't processing the other "good foods" as well because of the impact on your stomach acid.

F92e4ca55291c3f3096a3d4d3d854986

(11698)

on May 03, 2012
at 03:46 PM

Is this actually true? Bread soaks up stomach acid? What about sweet potatoes and bananas, do they soak up acid too? This reasoning seems kind of suspect to me.

F4a6fc9f0b701e12cdf2ad5dadaeb2dd

(360)

on March 03, 2013
at 10:10 PM

It is true, doctors tell you to eat bread to balance acidity levels in your stomach.

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B8fa88e3a94784aeb9280cf1180564fa

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on May 03, 2012
at 10:26 AM

The carbs in the bread, and maybe the jicama...but my guess is the bread.

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on May 03, 2012
at 05:47 AM

Jicama tears my stomach up. It's absolutely delicious, but the inulin (a kind of soluble fiber and a FODMAP) in it destroys me. Maybe that's it?

Hopefully you're feeling better by now! A swig of cider vinegar may help with the indigestion, if you have it on hand. I like to mix it with bubbles (sparkling water) and it's actually a pretty tasty drink. :)

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on May 03, 2012
at 04:41 PM

If it were me, I'd think the GF bread, asparagus, or possibly the macadamia nuts, or possibly just the combination. If you're going to be eating nuts often, you should soak them in water overnight.
Is this your first time eating eggs recently? If not, could the eggs be old and gone bad? Happened once, learned my lesson ^^

Any kind of bread makes my digestion messed up, even potato, rice, or tapioca bread. If you've been eating strict paleo for a while, your body is not used to the bread, specially since it was rice (worse than that, BROWN rice!). You should drinks lots of water when you eat grains; they take a lot of water away from your body. It makes my digestion so awful, that if I plan on cheating I make sure to drink lots of water beforehand.

It might just be the combination of the bread and the eggs/asparagus. Bread just messes things up for me. Any other day I eat eggs and asparagus, I'd be fine. Bread? My digestion would feel weird for days.

Could you eat something Paleo, instead? I like bread too, but when I make my pancakes the craving goes away (1 banana, 2 tablespoons butter, 2 or 3 tablespoons tapioca starch, 1 egg, a squeeze of lemon juice).

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on May 03, 2012
at 01:43 PM

Nuts and chocolate.

F4a6fc9f0b701e12cdf2ad5dadaeb2dd

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on March 03, 2013
at 10:11 PM

These food choices are definitely not helping, but I'm not sure how much they hurt compared to the toast.

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A4216f1b1e1f5ab3815bd91700905081

on May 03, 2012
at 04:53 AM

Eggs or asparagus, or a combination of both is my guess. There are at least two sulfur-containing compounds in egg yolks and whites, and at least six in asparagus. I'm not sure about the chard.

What was in the salmon cake?

6235e0b7e3c4c4b9df3d926829bc32f6

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on May 03, 2012
at 05:09 AM

leftover salmon, one egg, spices. It's not the salmon cake because the burping started before dinner.

A4216f1b1e1f5ab3815bd91700905081

(1646)

on May 03, 2012
at 06:36 AM

I'll stick by my initial idea, then. Were they older eggs or weekish old asparagus?

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on March 03, 2013
at 09:27 PM

Jicama! Every time I eat it I have indigestion. I don't know why but I just avoid it.

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on May 03, 2012
at 05:49 PM

Have you started any new supplaments? Perhaps something in them is causing a reaction?

Chocolate can also be an irritant. For about four months I would occassionally (weekly) indulge in the 87% dairy free dark chocolate when it suddenly started giving me HORRIBLE gas and rrhea. It was a very sad day, but I had to give it up.

Check your almond butter. Could it have gone rancid?

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on May 03, 2012
at 04:03 PM

I'd say it's the asparagus! Whenever I stir fry asparagus I get a similar problem, if I steam cook it its fine... but stir fry gets a more gassy result.

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