Another thing to consider is this:
When you eat the spices, are you eating anything else that you wouldn't normally eat? Just two examples are pasta and drinking milk. I mention this because I always had this problem whenever I had a roast meal. I always associated it with the roast itself and the way it was cooked, but when I started to keep a diary of my food intake and effects, I discovered it wasn't the roast at all, but rather than whenever I ate a roast, I always enjoyed a glass of milk. THEN I discovered that I would be fine when I woke - I would measure my waist and hips immediately after going to the loo and prior to any food or drink. I noticed that having a cup of tea with a small amount of milk caused abdominal bloated by (sometimes) 3-4 inches. My Specialist looked at my extensive diary and diagnosed dairy intolerance. Now I have soy milk and don't have bloating.
I will add that when I was a baby I wasn't able to have cows milk - my Mum said I would come out in blisters. I had this in the back of my mind when I started to record all food consumed, so had a base to work from.
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