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  • #16
    Originally posted by stoney56 View Post
    Have you had your Vit D, Vit Bs, and thyroid panel done recently? I would be interested, as you have probably been malabsorbing nutrients for a while now. I think what you are doing is good with probiotics, but you may need to supplement vitamins if you are severly deficient, and you may not be able to take them orally.

    Big picture is: you are having autoimmune like responses, back up and figure out why. You have been starting yourself of nutrients for a while now - and it will take a while to get back to square one.
    Hey,

    I went cold turkey from the acid blockers back last January. 3 months later I got a complete screen and I'm good on all vits and minerals. VERY GOOD.

    Reluctant to start over yet again and back up, but would, if I had to so doing some reading on it.

    Steve

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    • #17
      I agree with the traditional chinese medicine recommendation, I have found it helpful for many health problems. Also when I eliminated grains it seemed as if I became allergic/intolerant to many foods. Eventually, those reactions went away. I used vitamin c and quercetin. I am not sure if that was the answer or it was coincidental. My working hypothesis now is that the reactions were actually not directly related to the foods I was eating but my system healing and expelling toxins after eliminating the grains and legumes. It may be that your body is simply healing and expelling toxins and the foods are not related.

      Also the onion in your broth. I am allergic to onion and while I have on occasion had some in something and not gotten violently ill 99.9% I do. However, the reaction has gotten worse over time, it started with nausea, then stomach cramps, progressing to violently ill for days. It took years for me to figure out but once I did it was very easy to connect the dots. Good luck.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Primal123 View Post
        I agree with the traditional chinese medicine recommendation, I have found it helpful for many health problems. Also when I eliminated grains it seemed as if I became allergic/intolerant to many foods. Eventually, those reactions went away. I used vitamin c and quercetin. I am not sure if that was the answer or it was coincidental. My working hypothesis now is that the reactions were actually not directly related to the foods I was eating but my system healing and expelling toxins after eliminating the grains and legumes. It may be that your body is simply healing and expelling toxins and the foods are not related.

        Also the onion in your broth. I am allergic to onion and while I have on occasion had some in something and not gotten violently ill 99.9% I do. However, the reaction has gotten worse over time, it started with nausea, then stomach cramps, progressing to violently ill for days. It took years for me to figure out but once I did it was very easy to connect the dots. Good luck.
        Hey,

        Thanks for this information, I had noticed my symptoms get a bit worst over last couple weeks when I was doing so well with my diet and supplements, I couldn't understand it.

        Looking at my diet, one of the main differences is I now eat a lot more onions, in my soup and in my home made guocomoli.

        I just read through this - foodreactions.org :: Forum for Food Intolerance, Allergy & Digestive Disorders. - was some very interesting information, I particularly like the concept of no fiber diet to kill bad bacteria, that was something I haven't heard of before.

        Will keep you update - please guys, keep sending in your suggestions.

        Steve

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        • #19
          Steve

          You don't fit perfectly into the symptoms of Chrons disease and I don't mean to alarm you, but considering that you've had troubles that come and go, I'd suggest looking into it. Chrons comes and goes sometimes and may be furthermore triggered during the times it's active, by eating food that your bowels aren't able to digest due to the inflammation. My aunt have it, and she is also fine with sugary drinks(she's actually a coke addict with withdrawal symptoms...), but she's having a very hard time digesting anything that is high in fat content, especially if the food contains high levels of both fat and carbohydrates. If it is the cause for you, it might explain why you are fine with bread and fizzy drinks, but not chocolate or cake - since cake will contain things like cream and higher levels of eggs and butter. It could also explain the toothpaste thing, as there are theories of chrons being caused by swallowing the silica abrasive contents of toothpaste.

          Do you have any stool troubles at all? Diarrhea? A need to go very often? Itchy anus? I hope not, since Chrons can be a very troublesome thing to live with. But there are meds that can slow down the development, and the earlier you start with them the better.

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          • #20
            A while back, I started a thread called "Help Solve The Pharma Mystery" or something like that. My mom was on a crapload of meds (PPIs, statins, arthritis meds, blood pressure meds) as well as over the counter stuff (Tums, Aleve, etc) and she was a mess. She was nauseous, could barely eat anything at all, vomitted when she did eat, had a rough voice from all of the vomitting, and eventually got down to about 90 pounds, which was not good. A few different specialists did a ton of tests (tubes and biopsies all over) and started her on even more meds, until she finally gave up and went to a brand new doctor that had just moved to her area.

            He figured it out. She had multiple ulcers due to H.Pylori, which is exactly what she had 4 or 5 years ago. Back then, it landed her in the hospital, which is where she probably should have been a few months ago. This time, it was apparently some big freaking mystery. I'm not sure why.

            He put her on an antibiotic (I think), and pulled her off of ALL of the meds (I love him now). The only thing I disagreed with was suggesting calcium supplementation when she's still eating a ton of grains, but I digress. This was months ago, and she is now feeling great, eating normally, gaining weight and even started her exercise class again (she's 77).

            Antacids and PPIs create a low acid envionment that H.Pylori just loves. It's the perfect environment for it to flourish, so I really would suggest staying away from them for the vast majority of the population. They usually makes it worse over the long run anyway (as evidenced by my mom STILL popping antacids despite being on a PPI for a long time).

            Chris Kresser has a really good 6-part series on acid reflux, heartburn, h.pylori and how the whole thing works.

            This part (link) talks about how anticids can make you sick. It was definitely true for my mom.
            Durp.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Ghjjf View Post
              Let me start by saying, I will PayPal you $1000 if you give me new information that leads me to fixing my problem.

              Hi,

              I'm Steve and for over a year I've had what I think are food intolerance's, weither they are or not, I will let you decide.

              Around a year ago, I started eating chocolate again after not having any for a long time because of a EBV reactivation. Chocolate and respiratory problems don't really go together.

              I would have one chocolate bar every day. After a while, I would feel sick after my one bar. It's nausea, I wouldn't actually throw up. When I wake up the following morning, I would be fine again.

              Once I figured out it was chocolate, I cut down to chocolate 2 days in a row then a 1 day break. Then as it got worse, so I went down to 1 every other day and then finally none. I started getting nausea after every sugary snack, such as biscuits, cookies, cakes and so on, even small quantity's. But not sugary drinks or alcohol. Even

              My first thought was it was sugar, but I can't help but notice that I'm fine with it in liquid form. Sugar is in everything, bacon, bread, sauces, surely that's not it.

              Looking back, 2 years prior to this, I had the exact same symptoms but with tooth paste, once I changed to a natural tooth paste, I was fine.

              As time has gone on, I think eggs now give me the same effect and lately something in my near perfect paleo diet has started to trigger the same problem, I have yet to work out what it could be. Perhaps bacon as it seems to start quite early in the day.

              Food intolerance's are not uncommon, but I've made a HUGE lifestyle choice and have literally dedicated the last year of my life trying to fix this problem.

              I'm aware I have a leaky gut, H. Pie Lorie, Yeast infection and perhaps a parasite. I did take medication for no2 and 3, so that may be fixed. As well as a lot of supplements before and after.

              I currently take: Probiotics, GI Revive, Apple Cider Vinegar, HCL, Vit D and Digestive Enzymes. I've taken a whole load of other stuff in the past, I've been on all of the above apart from ACV for at least a month, prior to that I was on similar stuff.

              I'm 99.9 sure this isn't psychological for those who are going to jump onto that bandwagon.

              A year prior to the food intolerance's, I was VERY stressed, then got a lot of respiratory issues and for about a year took a bunch of medication including acid blockers, nasal steroids and antibiotics. I'm now very aware of the side effects these drugs can cause.

              I'm working on the presumption that it's a gut issue but I've worked so dam hard on fixing it that I'm starting to think, could this nausea be something other that a food intolerance. Let me know your thoughts and if you have any other questions.

              Thanks,

              Steve (long time MDA reader, first time poster).
              This might sound a little strange, but could certain sugars (or foods) possibly trigger inflammation in your sinus, causing them to drain into your stomach (PND), causing nausea? You mentioned your sinuses were a mess...just a thought. I know this can make people very queasy...

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              • #22
                The iodine enthusiasts believe that taking iodine in liquid form (Lugols) will weed out the bad bacteria without harming the good. It is important to take selenium and vitamin C as well. Unfortunately the only people promoting iodine are pretty extremist, but the underlying arguments are interesting.
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                age 56, type 2 diabetes, swimmer
                low carb since 2006 thanks to Jenny, primal since Jan. 2012

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                • #23
                  GAPS to make sure it's not your leaky gut. Also drop the peas as are fairly highly allergic, and I'd try dropping the suppl'ments, too.

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                  • #24
                    There's a thing called allergic march or something like that, were you typically start with food allergies, progress to chronic running nose, and end up with asthma. Usually this happens to very little kids, but don't see why you couldn't have it later on too. If I were you I'd see a good allergist and have yourself tested. It is nearly impossible to figure out the allergies by yourself bc there are always confounding factors.

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                    • #25
                      Excellent post Comma. Thinking back to my childhood, this may explain why my brothers had asthma. I didn't care for a lot of the foods they ate (I was a picky eater). I am going to have to make some long overdue calls to them anyway, good conversation starter, eh?
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                      • #26
                        Yes- btw, frequent need of antibiotics also points to march of allergies.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by Comma View Post
                          GAPS to make sure it's not your leaky gut. Also drop the peas as are fairly highly allergic, and I'd try dropping the suppl'ments, too.
                          GAPS? and why drop the supplements?

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Ghjjf View Post
                            Hey,

                            Prev Pac being the triple therapy? Yes, I took the antibiotics and the acid blockers for it, since then I've started my supplements again to hopefully prevent it reoccurring, I haven't yet tested to see if it has got rid of the h pylori completely.
                            Has the testing that you've had for the H.pylori just been blood testing? Once a person has a positive blood test for H.pylori and then goes thru treatment, the best and most reliable way to re-test for it is a biopsy.
                            Some people just need a sympathetic pat... On the head... With a hammer.

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