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Stomach pains and terrible gas from stopping grain consumption?

Answered on December 16, 2013
Created October 18, 2013 at 5:48 PM

I have cut out grains and my stomach is now always aching and I have terrible gas all of the time. I am also taking a lot of supplements and do not not which one is the cause of my stomach woes. If anyone has had issues like this any feedback would be appreciated.

Thanks,

Michael

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on October 19, 2013
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on October 19, 2013
at 06:54 AM

I would suggest minimizing the fruit & cooking the veggies ...for now.

Raw broc is a killer for me but raw kale,spinach, celery, carrots, cilantro, parsley are fine.

Do some elimination / simplification.

Hard to wrong with spinach, romaine and lean meats but, of course, your activity level will drive your caloric needs.

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on October 19, 2013
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i started 'supplementing' with raw/unmodified potato starch powder a while back as a way to easily increase my resistant starch intake...it took a few months for my gut to adjust. Started with 1tsp per day & now take 1 to 1.5tbls per day without any gut issues (1tbls max per time, 1.5tbls in one go is a bit excessive imo)

(resistant starch/raw potato starch powder is not recommended if you suffer from sibo)

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on October 18, 2013
at 10:15 PM

Shortly after I cut out all grains, I ended up getting a stomach ulcer :( It was a really painful, gnawing feeling that occurred after meals because that's when HCL in the stomach is at its peak. I did a lot of experimenting during that week, and whenever I ate white rice with the meal, I wouldn't get the pain...maybe because the rice "buffered" the HCL enough to not impact my stomach lining. White potatoes and sweet potatoes didn't help. It's bewildering, and probably differs by person. I didn't experience the gas though.

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on December 16, 2013
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Terrible gas = you're feeding a subset of your gut bacteria something they love. Find out what it is they love and stop eating it. Essentially foods with high sugar/soluble fiber content, which intestinal bugs love. Beans, cruciferous vegetables (broccolli for example), cabbage, onions, fruits, etc. all will cause gas. Also dairy products with lactose if you are lactose intollerant.

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on October 19, 2013
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Thanks for all of the responses. I really appreaciate the insights!

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on October 19, 2013
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I made my switch pretty slowly. It sounds like you're on the right track with "a few here and there" but the not very much might be bad, unless you have the cold-turkey mentality where you need to cut it off to stick to it.

Another thing, me personally I don't do well with much raw. I've learned to keep my fruits (always raw) to a low roar even though I used to engorge on them. I almost always cook any veggies I eat. Much easier on the digestive system.

I hate to beat the old drum but give it some time too and experiment, be more paleo, etc... There are so many ways to implement this lifestyle that it's really up to the individual to figure it out. Dairy is a big one as some people can't function without it, others can't function with it. You've gotta figure that out, along with everything else.

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on October 19, 2013
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it's most likely due to a combination of what you have stopped/reduced eating and what you have started/increased eating...

your gut flora needs time to adjust to any dietary changes...

this is why, for some people, it is better to migrate slowly to any new diet, to give the gut flora time to change/adapt

543a65b3004bf5a51974fbdd60d666bb

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on October 19, 2013
at 02:02 AM

i started 'supplementing' with raw/unmodified potato starch powder a while back as a way to easily increase my resistant starch intake...it took a few months for my gut to adjust. Started with 1tsp per day & now take 1 to 1.5tbls per day without any gut issues (1tbls max per time, 1.5tbls in one go is a bit excessive imo)

(resistant starch/raw potato starch powder is not recommended if you suffer from sibo)

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on October 18, 2013
at 06:48 PM

A couple of weeks without grains. (a few here and there but not very much) I am eating mostly raw fruits, vegtables and lean meats. I am taking too many supplements to list. Thanks for the response.

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on October 19, 2013
at 06:54 AM

I would suggest minimizing the fruit & cooking the veggies ...for now.

Raw broc is a killer for me but raw kale,spinach, celery, carrots, cilantro, parsley are fine.

Do some elimination / simplification.

Hard to wrong with spinach, romaine and lean meats but, of course, your activity level will drive your caloric needs.

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on October 18, 2013
at 06:38 PM

How long have you been without grains? What other kinds of foods do you eat regularly? Which supplements are you taking?

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