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:
- I drank it on an empty stomach.
- I had too much of it.
- It has something that is bad for my body.
- I am allergic/sensitive to it.
Any ideas would be welcome!
asked byVB (15515)
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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.
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.