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I have trouble eating fruit. Grapes really cause problems. What could cause this?

Question by juicyfruit: I have trouble eating fruit. Grapes really cause problems. What could cause this?
I have been been checked out for stomach problems. I had gastritus and take nexium for acid reflux. I also cannot eat too much all at once or too much bread. Eating small amounts of food seems to help and not eating fruit. I did not test positivie for celiac or gluten problems. I have had h pilori several times.

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Answer by SJ5
I know you’ve probably heard this before but it could be IBS in addition to your body still healing from the other conditions. I have had gastritis, acid reflux and the h pylorai as well. When you have these stomach problems (or ones in addition to all you listed which the doc’s will tell you is IBS if they can’t find anything else wrong with you), you have to be careful about “trigger” foods. The tricky thing is, sometimes the same foods will trigger attacks one day and not on another. It is pretty much a dietary rule for people with gastro problems to be very careful with fruit (especially anything with a skin like grapes because it is harder to digest these fruits, i.e. cherries etc…). Try peeling the grapes or just avoid eating them. Strawberries can be triggers too because of the seeds. Have you tried blending fruit into a smoothie? This helps to break it down some before you try to digest it. I can only tell you what helped me. Taking a health sabatical, getting lots of rest, eating very healthy, staying away from fruit, meat, most carbs and eating a diet that consisted mostly of herbal tea and honey, cooked vegetables and beans. When I have to have a quick, safe, “on the go” snack, I stick to simple saltine crackers or oyster crackers. Also, try coating your stomach with benefiber mixed in a glass of water before eating. (Benefiber is very gentle compared to other types of fiber, no grainyness either, dissolves quickly in water and has a barely noticable taste.) Hope this helps you.

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Posted by GlutenFree - January 30, 2013 at 1:28 pm

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Q&A: Can Celiac Disease cause blood in the stool?

Question by Mike G: Can Celiac Disease cause blood in the stool?
I had a physical exam about 6 years ago that included 3 stool samples. Analysis indicated blood in all 3 samples though not visible to the naked eye. A colonoscopy did not indicate anything unusual and I was told not to worry about it. Last year one of my physicians suspects that I have Celiac Disease, an autoimmune disorder characterized by a food protein (gluten) that when ingested damages the inner lining of the small intestines. I wonder if that could be the source of minute amounts of blood loss in my stools? Anyone with a similar scenario or familiar with this?

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Answer by biogal
Many things can cause blood in the stool. Celiac disease is one of them. Five years ago one of my three stool samples was questionable for blood. I was also anemic and had digestive problems for many years. The doctor sent me for an upper endoscopy and a colonoscopy. Everything looked fine, so they did not take any biopsies to check for celiac. I did not know about celiac disease then, and no one suggested that this could be the problem. Three years later I developed Dermatitis Herpetiformis (blistery rash) and was diagnosed with Celiac with a duodenal biopsy and blood tests. I believe the blood in the stool comes from the inflammation in the intestines due to the autoimmune reaction against the gluten.

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Posted by GlutenFree - October 30, 2012 at 1:33 pm

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Q&A: Can celiac disease cause blurry vision, and feeling like your going to pass out all day?

Question by Mitch D: Can celiac disease cause blurry vision, and feeling like your going to pass out all day?
I’ve gotten gray stools to, which is a symptom. My calcium may be low I guess. I think beer and pizza for 5 years ruined my small intestine, and I found out 2 days ago that im allergic to gluten.

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Indirectly yes since there is malabsorption of nutrients, you could be anemic – low iron in the body which would results in fatigue and blurry vision. Find out what your blood count is, that should help however some symptoms only occur when gluten is introduced into the body.

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Posted by GlutenFree - August 16, 2012 at 1:55 pm

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The Shocking Gluten-ADHD Link – Can Celiac Disease Cause ADHD?

Article by Laura Ramirez

If you’re wondering if wheat gluten & ADHD might be related to each other, then you are smart. Celiac disease which is an allergic reaction to wheat gluten is on the rise. In this article, you’ll learn more about the connection between Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and wheat gluten and what to do about it.

When a child is allergic to gluten (wheat protein), the lining of the small intestine gets compromised, which results in poor digestion and malabsorption of nutrients. This leads to gastrointestinal problems, but is also responsible for other issues related to malnourishment: poor growth and developmental delays which can lead to problems with learning and attention.Obviously, removing gluten from the diet is the first step in reversing the damage.

Anecdotal Evidence for the ADHD-Gluten Diet Link

Most kids who have disorders like ADHD have some form of IBS (inflammatory bowel syndrome). IBS is a classic symptom of celiac disease.Kids who have celiac disease often have a neurologic dysfunction, which is the hallmark of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. ADHD is a developmental disorder that seems to start in the brain, but may actually have its origins in the gut. If your child cannot get the nutrients that he needs from food, he is literally starving himself. We all know that the stomach feeds the brain. A two-week study of 31 children who were put on a gluten-free diet showed marked behavioral improvements in over half the kids.

Gluten-ADHD Diet Recommendations

Since gluten is a protein that is found in wheat, barley and rye, eliminate these products from your child’s diet. Replace them with gluten-free products, but be sure to read the labels and make sure that there are no chemicals or preservatives. If your child is resistant to dietary changes, make them slowly over time.Eliminate casein from the diet (milk products). Many children who have the gluten-ADHD link are also allergic to milk protein.Purchase a Gluten-free cookbook and learn how to make healthy, delicious baked goods.Give your child a natural remedy designed to treat ADHD, so that his brain can heal more quickly from the damage done by celiac disease.

Although following the recommendations for a ADHD gluten diet is important for kids with celiac disease, it’s not enough to just remove gluten from the diet. This is because it takes up to 12 months of following a gluten-free diet for ADHD symptoms to resolve. Additionally, since an adverse reaction to gluten has caused changes in your child’s brain and nervous system, it is essential to reverse the damage with a natural supplement designed specifically to suppress the symptoms of ADHD, while restoring proper brain function.

Since all supplements are not created equal, look for one that contains proven ingredients like Arsen Iod, Hyoscyamus and Verta Alb. Make sure the formulation has been approved by the FDA and that the company stands behind their product with a no-questions-asked guarantee. Such a guarantee proves that the company has done their research and is confident that their product works. This is the best and safest way to boost the effectiveness of a no gluten ADHD diet and give your child the nutrients he needs to calm his brain, focus, pay attention and get back on track.

By respecting the ADHD gluten diet link, eliminating gluten and casein from the diet and giving your child a natural remedy to relieve symptoms and restore brain function, your child will come into his own and fulfill his unique potential. Don’t feel bad that you didn’t learn of this connection earlier: just follow the steps right now. You’ll be surprised at how fast your child recovers. After all, kids are much more resilient than we think.

Laura Ramirez is a passionate researcher of natural remedies for ADHD and other health issues. Read more about her research by going to

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