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FODMAPS elimination diet: what about vegetable juices?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 14, 2012 at 4:22 PM

Hi friends: I've been juicing cabbage and celery for my nausea/gerd, but now that I'm doing the FODMAP elimination diet, I'm wondering if I can make a juice from cabbage (which is on the "NO" list for FODMAP sensitive folks). It's great for my acid reflux, but maybe it's still a no?

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Thank you for your thoughtful post. After just finishing a whole 30, it's really hard to do a true elimination diet, but I'm cutting as much as I can, and if I see the improvements that I think I will see, I'll cut down to a true elimination. Sipping bone broth as we speak :)

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on February 14, 2012
at 06:28 PM

Thanks PaleoGran. They are definitely tough but are sometimes a necessary evil (as i like to call it). It was worth it though because now I know what to avoid like the plague and what is 'not the culprit'.

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Meeps, great post! I continued eliminating foods, down to beef and water and added things back on to see what I react to. Elimination diets are a great help.

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on February 14, 2012
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You can either take it out and see if your GERD improves and then reintroduce it later or continue using it to treat your GERD. That's what's tricky about food sensitivities. You never know what's triggering what. That's why people say to take all FODMAPS out and then slowly reintroduce things one at a time every 2 to 3 days. Be FODMAPS free and symptom free for a while (maybe 7 to 10 days) and then bring in the cabbage juice. Wait 3 days. If you have a reaction during that time then you can add cabbage to your list of things to try again at a later date.

Are you doing any bone broth, fermented foods and/or probiotics? If your gut is damaged you may want to introduce these things at some point. Bone broth provides the building blocks for healing the gut and the fermented foods and probiotics help introduce the healthy bacteria that helps you get better. Unfortunately the ferms and pros can make you gassy and feel worse for a while. I guess there is a die off factor if your gut bacteria are damaged. So be slow with those.

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on February 14, 2012
at 06:28 PM

Thanks PaleoGran. They are definitely tough but are sometimes a necessary evil (as i like to call it). It was worth it though because now I know what to avoid like the plague and what is 'not the culprit'.

D31a2a2d43191b15ca4a1c7ec7d03038

(4134)

on February 14, 2012
at 04:51 PM

Meeps, great post! I continued eliminating foods, down to beef and water and added things back on to see what I react to. Elimination diets are a great help.

0266737ea1782946902fd3f8e60fa0b9

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on February 14, 2012
at 07:44 PM

Thank you for your thoughtful post. After just finishing a whole 30, it's really hard to do a true elimination diet, but I'm cutting as much as I can, and if I see the improvements that I think I will see, I'll cut down to a true elimination. Sipping bone broth as we speak :)

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