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Follow up to "so you think you are a celiac"

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created August 24, 2012 at 2:35 AM

Let me ask several questions this time. I can't tolerate any white rice and corn. They seem to be similar foods and it makes sense. Yet, why do I have an issue with bananas? Besides being white like rice, there seems to be no connection. I have often thought it had something to do with how quickly the food could be converted to energy. Too quick is bad. Similar to putting premium gas in an old tractor, it's going to run but it is not going to be pretty. Not sure this right, but do others have issues with foods that don't fit the mold?

Also, I thought I read about some software that helps find problem foods. You enter what you eat and your symptoms and it does a statistical analysis and helps find problem foods. Did I imagine this or has someone else heard about this?

Da056bc65a3e6e72c842750dcf93313a

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on August 28, 2012
at 02:53 AM

When I say I can't tolerate, I mean a very small amount causes me grief. Whereas with potatoes or wheat I can eat a fair amount and suffer less grief. They all have their impacts, just some appear to be more potent.

Da056bc65a3e6e72c842750dcf93313a

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on August 28, 2012
at 02:47 AM

I can't eat ripe bananas. The normal ones give me issues.

Da056bc65a3e6e72c842750dcf93313a

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on August 28, 2012
at 02:45 AM

I take a probiotic already, but I'll try the refrigerated ones.

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on August 24, 2012
at 02:12 PM

Are you making sure the banana is super duper ripe (like brown spots on the skin)>? More ripe = more starch converted to sugar = less gas. For me, anyways.

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on August 24, 2012
at 12:20 PM

Funnily enough squashes give me significant digestive upset too, though beforehand I would have thought they would be completely innocuous.

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on August 24, 2012
at 02:55 AM

What do you mean by "can't tolerate"? Symptoms?

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on August 24, 2012
at 06:01 AM

Last fall I was diagnosed as gluten intolerant. At first I thought it was "celiac" but my doctor explained that no, I did not have celiac sprue, I was just gluten intolerant.

As soon as I went gluten-free, I have developed intolerance/reaction/whatever to legumes, all grains including rice, nuts, dried food, all vitamins, additives, chemicals, tons of fruit as well (bananas included). I could list tons of things I developed reaction to, but there were only two food categories I never reacted to: most vegetables and meat.

So, I know exactly what you are talking about. However, after ten months on a very very restrictive diet my immune system seemed to be okay with some foods and I have re-introduced fruit, including bananas, nuts, raw/cultured dairy, and many other things.

I have no possible explanation except that when your immune system is totally out of whack, it needs something to attack.

If I knew then what I know now, I would tell myself back then when I was first diagnosed:

I don't think that Paleo is the answer for gluten intolerant people. It has to be Paleo + GAPS (probiotics up to your ears) + Weston Price (liver, fat, bone broth, fermented cod liver oil, butter oil from Green Pasture).

Try probiotics - double or triple the dose and buy them from a refrigerated section.

Good luck!

Da056bc65a3e6e72c842750dcf93313a

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on August 28, 2012
at 02:45 AM

I take a probiotic already, but I'll try the refrigerated ones.

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on August 25, 2012
at 01:28 AM

Years ago a blood test revealed that I was allergic to bananas. I don't know why, but after I eat one I burp bananas for several hours.

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on August 24, 2012
at 02:04 PM

Bananas have a very high sugar content. That may be your problem. If you have an issue, maybe try eating a half or a quarter of a banana and see if that helps.

Da056bc65a3e6e72c842750dcf93313a

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on August 28, 2012
at 02:47 AM

I can't eat ripe bananas. The normal ones give me issues.

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on August 24, 2012
at 06:02 AM

Squash gives me immediate diarrhea and I have yet to find out why. That definitely doesn't fit the mold.

E35e3d76547b18096a59c90029e7e107

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on August 24, 2012
at 12:20 PM

Funnily enough squashes give me significant digestive upset too, though beforehand I would have thought they would be completely innocuous.

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