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Ginger tea - what am I doing wrong?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 02, 2012 at 8:54 AM

I am used to having food intolerances but I can explain every single one.

My body is sensitive to fermented foods because of my screwed-up gut bacteria. I don't tolerate milk well because of lactose and my bacteria. I don't tolerate grains for the same reason. I have problems with garlic and onion because it is FODMAPs.

So I was prescribed pro-kinetic drugs for SIBO together with antibiotics. They make me really sick - I have tried three different kinds and my body just rejects them.

I found a natural alternative to prokinetics - ginger. But when I tried drinking ginger tea (made from a freshly ground ginger) - my body like completely rebelled (fatigue and sleeping for 4 hours after drinking it).

So... What am I doing wrong?

Is it possible that:

  1. I drank it on an empty stomach.
  2. I had too much of it.
  3. It has something that is bad for my body.
  4. I am allergic/sensitive to it.

Any ideas would be welcome!

Thanks again.

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on December 03, 2012
at 11:58 AM

Lol, ginger tea seems like such a safe food to me. Are you sure what happened wasn't a coincidence?

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on December 03, 2012
at 04:13 AM

Oh, I also have gastric erosion - but that's the least of my problems. I hope once I eradicate SIBO (I have one more week on antibiotics) I might be less sensitive to food.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on December 03, 2012
at 03:57 AM

I used fresh ginger - I never use powdered stuff. That's exactly how I made my tea.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on December 03, 2012
at 03:56 AM

LOL. I wish I had hypochondria :). I only have SIBO, leaky gut, gluten intolerance, lactose intolerance, almost everything else intolerance. But I can eat meat - and fell great afterwards. But eating meat for every meal... I am not sure it is right.

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on December 03, 2012
at 12:48 AM

This may or may not have the same effect, but have you tried using fresh ginger? When I want ginger tea, I take a thumb tip (knuckle to tip) piece of ginger, put it in a garlic press and crush it...Alternatively, you could peel and slice it, but if you have a good press, no need. Add boiling water and allow to steep (you pretty much have too or you will burn your mouth off anyways ;-) ) The longer you leave it, the stronger it is.

Best :-)

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on December 03, 2012
at 03:57 AM

I used fresh ginger - I never use powdered stuff. That's exactly how I made my tea.

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on December 02, 2012
at 07:32 PM

I love ginger but it constipates me (sorry, TMI). Otherwise, I'd eat it all the time.

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Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

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on December 02, 2012
at 11:29 PM

ginger-tea---what-am-i-doing-wrong?

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on December 03, 2012
at 03:56 AM

LOL. I wish I had hypochondria :). I only have SIBO, leaky gut, gluten intolerance, lactose intolerance, almost everything else intolerance. But I can eat meat - and fell great afterwards. But eating meat for every meal... I am not sure it is right.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on December 03, 2012
at 04:13 AM

Oh, I also have gastric erosion - but that's the least of my problems. I hope once I eradicate SIBO (I have one more week on antibiotics) I might be less sensitive to food.

Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10989)

on December 03, 2012
at 11:58 AM

Lol, ginger tea seems like such a safe food to me. Are you sure what happened wasn't a coincidence?

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