If I have something off strict Paleo, I notice it, there's no question about it. Then, there is also the feeling that's brought by changing the pro/fat/carb ratio. But most of the time, it's just that tiny bit of something that derives from grains that makes my symptoms turn up and last for days, even a week. I'm looking for confirmation here about people who have reactions of foods that last days. I hoping that strict Paleo will resolve my issues, being fatigue, low energy, and mental fog. It must be that my body attacks itself when I consume something that triggers it. I spent the first 20 years of my life not having these problems, I don't see why this can't be fixed.
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on June 05, 2011
at 04:12 PM
Yep, Gluten intolerance is WAY more common than most people think. The problem with Gluten intolerance and Celiac disease, is that the problem never actually goes away, or "get's better". The anti-bodies versus Gluten peptides will be in your body ready to pounce for the rest of your life. So, Gluten needs to be completely excluded forever from your diet, or if you choose to indulge you know that you will have a reaction.
For me, my seasonal allergies, and cat allergy were the tip off that I had Gluten intolerance. Once I removed Gluten from my diet my allergies went away. If I eat ANY Gluten at all, they return....usually the next day. I kick myself every time I do it too!
There are MANY reasons that cutting grains and carbs on the whole out of our diets, makes us all feel so much better. Gluten, Leaky Gut, Blood sugar control....etc...etc....are all related, and all exacerbate the problem.
on June 06, 2011
at 07:27 PM
I have high IGG reactions to gluten, eggs, soy, and dairy. If I eat any of those items, (1 egg was enough to do this), my digestive system becomes enflamed and bloated, especially on my upper left side under my ribs. Lots of pain! That will last at least 3 days, although there may be damage or distress going on longer than that, but its just not as painful. If I keep eating the offending food, then I get horrible joint pain and colon pain. If it gets to that point it takes over a week to settle down. Even though I feel awful in the tummy department 24/7 -those foods cause a noticeable and lasting effect. Despite this picture of gloom, I am actively still working on it and am always trying new things to help heal my gut. (have been for years!)
on June 05, 2011
at 03:45 PM
they say that it takes at least 15 days to get gluten out of your system, so it makes sense that you've ingested something and feel the effects for a while. And if you continue to unknowingly ingest one thing or another, add another 15 days more!!