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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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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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Is it possible for someone to have Celiac’s disease but not have any digestive problems?

Question by Sarah Jane: Is it possible for someone to have Celiac’s disease but not have any digestive problems?

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Definitely. I have Celiac and my only symptom at the time I was diagnosed was that I had started to break out in hives whenever I ate something with gluten. My dad has Celiac and because it’s a genetic disease (although I’ve heard of it being triggered in people with no family history of it) that’s where I started. If you go to celiaccentral.org you can find a list of symptoms, many of which have nothing to do with digestion. Celiac.com is also a good website for information. Some things I had written off as entirely different problems (eczema, tingling sensations in my back, etc.) are actually symptoms of Celiac and stopped once I got on the gluten-free diet.

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Posted by GlutenFree - October 31, 2012 at 1:47 pm

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Uses of Gluten and How Troublesome It Can Get

Needless to say, it’s always crucial to know what a certain food is made of if you have any allergies, particularly gluten allergies. Gluten, as you may have known, is the reason for the elasticity of bread dough and helps it rise and gives it shape as well. It gives chewiness to baked products such as pizza and bagels.

Gluten is also used in preserving foods. Before, breads lasted only for around 24 hours unlike today wherein breads are good even when it’s a week-old already. As a matter of fact, gluten is even used in some processed meats to prolong shelf life.

Apparently, albeit useful, gluten is tormenting to many people. Contrary to popular belief, gluten-free diet is not only for people suffering from Celiac disease. There are those that tested negative but are still sensitive to gluten.

Once it starts getting digested, it causes the gastrointestinal tract to get inflamed and it can lead to the tearing of the lining which could result in different health problems. Such problems can be irritable bowel syndrome, arthritis, and even intestinal cancer. Also, symptoms can present as neurological problems like depression, anxiety, and in extreme cases, epilepsy. All of these grave health issues are caused by gluten.

According to research, a lot of gluten intolerance sufferers have no idea that they have such condition, mistaking it for other health problem. To avoid prolonging your agony or prevent getting treated for some other disease, you should pay a visit to your doctor. Only then will you know what’s really happening with your body and what you can do about it.

And since gluten can be found in wheat and related grain species, which is a staple in the usual foods we eat or purchase, it’s vital to always check the label and ingredients of food products we buy at the store. Luckily though, gluten-free products are gaining more and more popularity and the awareness is spreading. So, such diet is not limited to only those who have Celiac disease.

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - January 11, 2012 at 10:35 am

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Why Gluten Is So Troublesome

Gluten is a pain in the neck of many. It has been linked to many troubling and upsetting symptoms such heart conditions, skin disorders like eczema, mental fogginess, severe digestive problems, and the list goes on.

Wheat has the highest concentration of gluten. It has 30 different species, but only three are being consumed by humans. Those three are durum which is used in pasta, common wheat which is also called bread wheat, and club wheat which is rather similar to bread wheat. And over time, the hybridization of wheat has somewhat increased the gluten content.

We are exposed to wheat daily. They are usually used as additives, fillers, or even the main ingredients in the food we eat. As it is being digested, it causes inflammation to the gastrointestinal tract of those sensitive or allergic to it. Eventually, it causes tearing in the intestinal linings. Thus, it can pave way for larger food substances to go into the blood stream which can lead to major imbalances.

Another bothering thing is the fact that even when foods aren’t gluten-containing, some are manufactured in factories where other foods containing gluten are also processed. So cross contamination is most likely to happen.

And since each individual is biochemically different, most individuals are not even aware they are sensitive or allergic to wheat until later on in their lives.

Children are the ones who have the hardest time dealing with gluten intolerance since almost the entire staple and favorite foods contain gluten such as spaghetti, cheeseburgers, pizza, sandwiches, and the like.

The best thing you can do is prepare meals that are made out of fresh fruit and vegetables, nuts and seeds, high quality and fresh meat, or you can look for gluten-free versions of your favorite food in the groceries. This way, you can still satisfy your cravings without suffering from the effects of gluten.

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - January 6, 2012 at 1:41 pm

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Gluten and Acne

Gluten is such a pain in the neck to many people who are allergic to or are intolerant of it. It is known to cause inflammation in the stomach lining to some, but to some, it causes acne to get worse.

Gluten-containing foods are pizza, pasta, breads, pastries, baked goods, and the long list goes on. To an average person, a day wouldn’t pass without eating something that contains gluten.

If you have experienced having acne that worsens as you eat these kinds of food, then you better stay away from them for a while. Try limiting your intake of gluten for about a week or two. Then observe daily if your face is starting to clear up. If it is, from that point, you should be opting for low-gluten diet. But if nothing has changed with your skin, then gluten probably has nothing to do about your acne.

Truth be told, one of the best ways to keep and maintain a healthy skin and prevent acne is to eat healthy. Also, you should be exercising and drinking lots of water.

Since I have mentioned eating healthily, you should be lowering your intake of fatty food. Fat causes increase in sebum production, thus, causing acne. We all need to have fats in our diet, but go for saturated fats found in nuts, olives, and avocado. Unsaturated fats are found in animal products and processed foods, and often called as the bad cholesterol.

If you stay away from gluten, you not only rid yourself of all the troubles it causes your stomach, but your skin as well.

Eating healthy is always good for your body in general. Be religious with your healthy diet and you are sure to see improvements in your skin!

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - December 16, 2011 at 8:38 am

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Q&A: Has any other Celiac had major diarrhea problems after exposure to air borne wheat?

Question by Angela W: Has any other Celiac had major diarrhea problems after exposure to air borne wheat?
I was taking a Culinary class and had air borne exposure for about
8 weeks of 2 days a week to wheat flour (cake, all purpose) and came down with a bad case of diarrhea for over 5 days, the doctor can’t tell me why, could it be the Celiac disease in the small intestines causing it?

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Yes, actually it can be if that is your typical reaction to being glutened. If it goes in your nose and then is removed naturally (which means it drips down the back of your nose and then you swallow it), then yes, you can actually get a gluten reaction that way. I have a friend who won’t even go into a local specialty grocery store on certain days because of the flour flying around when they are baking!
Remember, it is only 20 parts per million that renders things no longer gluten free, so based on that, then yep, it could have been the airborne wheat flour. Try to stay totally away from that stuff, okay?

Also, re-check everything you have eaten lately. Sometimes companies throw us a curve and change ingredients or processing plants without letting us know and then we all suffer! I usually go back on whole foods when that happens (a glutening) and slowly add things back in to find out which “gf” food I am eating really isn’t.

Hope you feel better soon!

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Posted by GlutenFree - November 22, 2011 at 2:17 pm

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Celiac Disease and Skin Problems

Did you know that one way to know if your digestive tract is healthy is through your skin?

Undiagnosed Celiac disease can lead to a potential skin problem in the future. Also gluten sensitivity can add more to the problem. Many people don’t notice they already have this problem until it is already worst.

You’ll be amazed how one can have this problem and its only because of gluten. By having this video, you will be educated to understand what you can do and of course know more how you can prevent having this.

Enjoy and watch this video all about Celiac Disease and Skin Problems.

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Posted by Chloe Boggs - September 30, 2011 at 6:16 pm

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