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  • #31
    Originally posted by bostonwolf View Post
    Coffee is a diuretic and should reduce bloating, not increase it, right?
    I get bloated when I eat something that I'm sensitive to, possibly because my body is working hard to process it and all the toxins get released from the food into my system. I particularly get bloated when I drink Starbucks, compared to no symptoms coming from a local roaster's coffee.
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    • #32
      You can count me in as another person who doesn't do well with coffee. I have tried the commercial brands, expensive organic brands, decaf using the Swiss water technique, and French pressed with spring water. They all make me feel bloated and give me abdominal distress. Tea on the other hand jives well with me. It is just hard to go without coffee for long periods of time. I can quit it for a few weeks but once in awhile I will have an occassional cup and it always makes me feel crappy afterwards.
      "If man made it, don't eat it" - Jack Lallane

      People say I am on a "crazy" diet. What is so crazy about eating veggies, fruits, seafood and organ meats? Just because I don't eat whole wheat and processed food doesn't make my diet "crazy". Maybe everyone else with a SAD are the "crazy" ones for putting that junk in their system.

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      • #33
        Originally posted by sakura_girl View Post
        I get bloated when I eat something that I'm sensitive to, possibly because my body is working hard to process it and all the toxins get released from the food into my system. I particularly get bloated when I drink Starbucks, compared to no symptoms coming from a local roaster's coffee.
        Are you all talking about the same kind of bloat here? Sakura, you mentioned in an earlier post your bloating is in your gut, like a gassy, distended belly kind of bloating. I'm currently dealing with full-body edema/water retention, which one of the doctors I've seen about it referred to as bloating as well.

        I can see how the diuretic properties of coffee *may* help with water retention (hasn't in my case - in fact, I have to drink half decaf otherwise I'll end up with wicked leg cramps in the night after drinking full-test), but how is it supposed to help with belly bloating?

        I love coffee, dear god, but I would give it up in an instant, no question, if I knew it would help with my edema. Which it hasn't.

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        • #34
          Originally posted by lemontwisst View Post
          Are you all talking about the same kind of bloat here? Sakura, you mentioned in an earlier post your bloating is in your gut, like a gassy, distended belly kind of bloating. I'm currently dealing with full-body edema/water retention, which one of the doctors I've seen about it referred to as bloating as well.

          I can see how the diuretic properties of coffee *may* help with water retention (hasn't in my case - in fact, I have to drink half decaf otherwise I'll end up with wicked leg cramps in the night after drinking full-test), but how is it supposed to help with belly bloating?

          I love coffee, dear god, but I would give it up in an instant, no question, if I knew it would help with my edema. Which it hasn't.
          lemontwisst - I am having alot of trouble with edema too. My doctors don't seem too concerned although they have never seen it when its really bad - when I can push a finger into my shin and have a pit about a centimetre deep. I might PM you and see if we can compare notes...

          its better when I cut grains, but never really goes 100%. I suspect I'm going to have to cut dairy and coffee as well...

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          • #35
            Originally posted by lemontwisst View Post
            Are you all talking about the same kind of bloat here? Sakura, you mentioned in an earlier post your bloating is in your gut, like a gassy, distended belly kind of bloating. I'm currently dealing with full-body edema/water retention, which one of the doctors I've seen about it referred to as bloating as well.

            I can see how the diuretic properties of coffee *may* help with water retention (hasn't in my case - in fact, I have to drink half decaf otherwise I'll end up with wicked leg cramps in the night after drinking full-test), but how is it supposed to help with belly bloating?

            I love coffee, dear god, but I would give it up in an instant, no question, if I knew it would help with my edema. Which it hasn't.
            Both. My fingers swell up if I've been drinking Philz and Starbucks coffee, but not from the small coffee shop with local roasts down the road.
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            • #36
              Been trying for a year now

              Originally posted by sakura_girl View Post
              Both. My fingers swell up if I've been drinking Philz and Starbucks coffee, but not from the small coffee shop with local roasts down the road.
              I used to eat quite a lot of dairy products and drink coffee and tea as well. Otherwise, I have always been a healthy eater and have had an active lifestyle. Last year I started getting severe stomach aches and I was told that I had Gallbladder issues and that should be taken out. I was surprised to hear that because I have always been a vegetarian and don't ever eat fatty food, so how could I have a lifestyle related health issue. Anyway, I decided not to get an operation done and made some major changes in diet. One being no milk and second being no coffee/black tea. After a year of strict diet I tried a cup of black tea and suddenly felt sick in stomach. It took two days to get normal again. Similarly, I tried only two sips of coffee and had same affect. For diary products, I have only been eating small portions of organic yogurt and that seems to work well. Thanks to this post, I will now research our tap water and see if that has anything to do with it. It really is a terrible feeling and can't believe that a otherwise healthy and active person like me has bloating issues for the past year or so. I am sure it will all go away one day; at least I hope so.

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              • #37
                I cannot drink coffee either, but I can tolerate organic once in awhile.
                Lately it has given me such bad gut wrenching that I have to spend hours on the toilet.
                Now I prefer a cup of earl grey tea.
                Needing some accountability, so here's my stats:
                34yrs old, 5'5"
                CW: 163lbs (07/2014)
                GW: 135lbs or less
                Eating mainly paleo, but including a bit of white rice (don't call the Paleo Police!)

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                • #38
                  This may be a dumb question but what do you all consider dairy? I don't eat cheese or milk but suffer from unexplained abdominal bloating...i do use liberal amounts of kerrygold butter and 2-4 tbs of gf cream...thought these were ok because they were primarily fat...

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by Knifegill View Post
                    I'm pretty bloat-prone. Everything from the usual suspects all the way to excess fruit consumption will get my belly out. But never nice, black coffee made from well-water. I'm even pretty sure tap water bloats me. I don't know if it's the fluoride or other chemicals. But I stick to well water as much as possible - and it makes a superb coffee anyway! But, no, plain black coffee does not bloat this pink-skinned zit-prone white guy. Almost everything else does, though! For sure dairy!!! I had some ice cream yesterday and I'm already gassy and feeling weird belly pressure. But it was worth it. Beyond worth it. Mmmmmm, sweet ice cream! The most paleo ice cream I've ever encountered, too. Milk is from cows with the healthier protein DNA (that whole A2 thing), etc.
                    Was it commercial ice cream? Did it have gums and vegetable oils in it?

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                    • #40
                      Originally posted by msjameyers View Post
                      This may be a dumb question but what do you all consider dairy? I don't eat cheese or milk but suffer from unexplained abdominal bloating...i do use liberal amounts of kerrygold butter and 2-4 tbs of gf cream...thought these were ok because they were primarily fat...

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                      All dairy, but butter doesn't have lactose. So it is basically satty fat.

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                      • #41
                        I definitely DONT drink coffee on the regular because I honestly feel like it makes me bloated (I drink it black with stevia)... I did drink some today, but the bloated feeling only occurs when I drink it regularly. What I find interesting is that some people have this bloating affect (and my bloating is not just my stomach but like everything feels a little "puffy"), while others say coffee gives them a laxative effect - I am jealous of those people! LOL!

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                        • #42
                          I am really sad to admit that Starbucks is the best quality coffee I can find around here . . I have tried a lot of local and non-local shops, even expensive organic shops but with little success.
                          However I have also noted that when it is time to change the water filter my bloating becomes worse . . I cannot drink the coffee at work - bad water with really low quality coffee beans.
                          My best success is with what is called Turkish coffee - a finely ground kind of coffee that you have to boil. If it is good quality I experience no bloating.
                          I don't want to quit my coffee - even though I love tea .

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