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How/what do I eat without getting GI pain?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 06, 2012 at 3:42 AM

I got into Paleo since it cuts out the most obvious trouble foods for me (wheat, dairy). But I still get pain pretty much every time I eat, which is why I also like intermittent fasting. I drink coffee in the morning, do a morning workout (usually swimming or weight lifting), and feel awesome until after lunch. I just don't want to do anything after I eat cause I feel terrible. I usually have Ultimate practice or conditioning later in the day, around 6 to 8. And I'm fine by that time if I don't eat anything for that 6-8 hours, but this just doesn't seem normal. I guess I've kind of gotten used to the pain and discomfort, so I hadn't thought to ask about it till now. It's usually like a rock in my stomach, and I've had it since I got parasites about 7-8 years ago. The bugs are gone now, but they left me with food sensitivities and GI pain whenever I eat. Anybody experience this or have suggestions, or am I screwed for life? Thanks

Edit: I guess I should also add that I seem to be prone to parasites now, since the first time I got them. I get something new every couple of months/years (salmonella, roundworm, botulism, etc.), which I get rid of using homeopathic remedies.

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on December 06, 2012
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I'm Asian but still had to give up the rice. Actually, it was only for a few months. I had some the other night and I digested fine but had acid reflux the next day. Baby steps.

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on December 06, 2012
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I eat brown rice every once in a while (about once a month, whenever I go home cause my mom's Japanese), but other than that, I do try to keep grains out of my diet.

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at 01:37 PM

Thanks! This looks hopeful. I have removed gluten, but I'm sure that it sneaks in sometimes. And I'm generally low-carb, but I'll experiment with this diet. I had a feeling that coffee was problematic..

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on December 06, 2012
at 12:49 PM

Two things:

Have you been tested for H.Pylori?

From the Mayo Clinic: Most people with H. pylori infection will never have any signs or symptoms. It's not clear why this is, but scientists believe some people may be born with more resistance to the harmful effects of H. pylori.

When signs or symptoms do occur with H. pylori infection, they may include:

An ache or burning pain in your abdomen

Nausea

Vomiting

Frequent burping

Bloating

Weight loss

(Retrieved from http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/h-pylori/DS00958/DSECTION=symptoms)

Have you considered a clean eating regimen?

My Chiropractor recommended the Repairvite Diet to help repair my leaky gut, damaged primarily by gluten consumption. I followed this protocol for 60 days and experience awesome results. This is a clean eating protocol that eliminates even foods considered to be Paleo, including nightshades. (Coincidentally, this ultimately lead me to the Paleo lifestyle). Be advised coffee is disallowed on this protocol since coffee can sometimes act like gluten in the gut. You may or may not opt to use Repairvite, a somewhat homeopathic remedy that helps the body heal (contains licorice).

Here's a link that includes the Allowed Foods list: http://drakibagreen.com/food-sensitivities/repair-vite-diet

Here's a sample menu plan you might find helpful: http://thechiropracticlab.com/the%20Chiro%20Lab's%20Repairvite%20Menu.pdf

-YMMV-

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on December 06, 2012
at 01:37 PM

Thanks! This looks hopeful. I have removed gluten, but I'm sure that it sneaks in sometimes. And I'm generally low-carb, but I'll experiment with this diet. I had a feeling that coffee was problematic..

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on December 06, 2012
at 04:53 AM

I had this problem for about a month but living in Kenya. It got to the point where I didn't want to eat. Living in Kenya, parasites were much more likely. I took a de-worming pill and right around that time was fine. Hasn't come back. I don't know how readily available they are in the states, but one simple dose has few side effects and can't hurt. A fair amount in the medical community recommend everyone take them every 3-6 months regardless of where you live.

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on December 06, 2012
at 04:33 AM

The numerous GI infections, primarily the botulism, suggests to me that you may have low stomach acid. I would look into this, get it tested if you have that ability. This may also be underlying your GI pain after eating.

Also, don't take this the wrong way, but perhaps you should try something other than homeopathy to get rid of your parasites. Treating potentially serious infections using treatments lacking proven efficacy strikes me as a bad idea and may bolster a vicious cycle.

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on December 06, 2012
at 03:54 AM

I don't have parasites, that I know of anyway, but grains and starchs are difficult for me to digest. Have you tried to eliminate grains? I feel so much better off them completely but will occasionally eat starchy tubers like sweet potatoes, now that my digestion is better.

197651282ddd8d675b974ee811d2269e

(1836)

on December 06, 2012
at 08:34 PM

I'm Asian but still had to give up the rice. Actually, it was only for a few months. I had some the other night and I digested fine but had acid reflux the next day. Baby steps.

A4e6473c7791ca1ddeedf5c5db5fbe14

(85)

on December 06, 2012
at 01:39 PM

I eat brown rice every once in a while (about once a month, whenever I go home cause my mom's Japanese), but other than that, I do try to keep grains out of my diet.

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on December 06, 2012
at 03:50 AM

It could be gastritis?

No matter what I ate, I was in pain after. Burning, nauseated, gassy. I take liquorice root powder before meals now, as well as PepzinGI. Meditation helps to keep stress levels down. I no longer take Advil or any other painkiller as they aggravate it. I use Kaprex, which is a powerful anti-inflammatory without the GI upset.

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