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8/1/09 6:02 P

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Good to know - THANKS! I eat seeds A LOT, but should up the flax meal a bit. hee hee on getting your doc to 'research' - impressive!

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8/1/09 5:38 P

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I like that I made my Dr think and do a little research. He now wants me to rotate the flax seed with sesame, sunflower, and pumpkin.

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7/29/09 12:44 P

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I finally asked my Dr about the flax seed being an endocrine blocker. He said that its flax seed OIL not the actual seed that is a blocker.

The meds he gave me must've worked because it got a little worse then went away.

Unfortunately now the heat is getting to me, I'm in Oregon and usually mild but now looking at day 3 over 100 and might break an all time high today. Wish me luck.

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6/19/09 11:47 P

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**standard disclaimer - do not take anything I write as medical advise. I am a trained Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist who has worked with many other nutrition experts and Naturopaths. I speak from my personal experience and my studies. Always do your own research and consult with your medical team.**

I can relate to nausea from a number of diffent causes. It tends to be my stress or anxiety reaction to anything in my life. Based on my experience of working with Naturopaths on my healing process when I took tinctures (drops of herbal med)it was 3-10 days and up to a few weeks to really start to take effect depending on what their actions are and what we were working on. The western materia medica and homeopathy materia medica are not systems I know alot about. Though I do recognize some common herbs and their uses from being prescibed them and hanging out with Western Herbalists.


I second what Dotslady said about blood sugar and a change of carb sources. I know for me when I went GF the first time I really had to check my blood sugar often to make sure I was getting enough food to match my activity level. This time I am finding that my awareness of my blood sugar shifting isn't what it used to be so I tend to go too long and then get nausea that sticks around for the rest of the day.

From my herbal background we use mint for digestion if you tend to run warm and ginger if you tend to run cool. I find that the prebiotics etc help with digestion. When I wasn't taking those I ate 1/2c. whole fat live culture yogurt twice a day as a preventive measure.(I like plain Brown Cow or Trader Joe's French Village) It helped me get a combo protein carb as part of my snacks for the day.

Our gut contains a huge portion of our immune system so as you begin to heal the deeper layers of gunk so to speak comes out of our bodies and will bring on periods of unpleasant symptoms like nausea, diarrhea, runny noses and body odor. If it isn't part of an acute illness then know the journey of dealing with chronic health issues is just that a journey. It changes over time and you are not alone.

In response to flax being and endocrine disruptor - I seem to remeber something along those lines as well - However there are a number of other different actions that it has that can be worth dealing with one portion of its actions to get the benefits of the rest of its actions. My guess is your doc is using the flax is to provide more bulk and act as a soother and cleanser of your gut. Like little scubbing friends to get the things that get stuck out. It can also be a great source of proteins and essential fatty acids. Make sure you follow your docs instructions for using them. As with many foods/medicine their preparation can change what it does and what part your body has access to to do its work.

Hope that helps give some insight. I know as the weather gets hotter nausea becomes a daily struggle for me. I'm learning to make diffent choices about when and what I eat so I can keep working on my goal of getting healthier.
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6/18/09 10:18 P

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That is interesting, isn't it? Are you hungry when you're nauseous? Maybe your body is adjusting to less carbs?

You can lower that fasting blood glucose, too. It takes consistency and less food. Or enough food and more exercise. Your choice. :P Let's not have one more diagnosis code on your chart!

I thought I just read that flax was an endocrine disrupter ... but I haven't researched/talked to a doctor.

I hope you can figure this out. Keep up the detective work and keep us in the loop, k?

I had a thought: until you figure it out, maybe drinking ginger tea would be helpful ... or ginger capsules or something. Have you asked the ND?

Edited by: DOTSLADY at: 6/19/2009 (13:12)
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6/18/09 3:13 A

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Thanks for all the responses.
I know that I've been eating GF, I only eat food I make and only buy GF(I live alone so no chance of cross-contamination)

DotsLady - interesting thought about my blood sugar. I am borderline pre-diabetic(Starts at anything 100 or higher and last test was 101) and per Dr's order eat protein every 2 hours trying to get my blood sugar back in line. I eat a little protein at waking up then eat breakfast about 2 hours later. After that is when I need to go to the bathroom, my stool is normal but by the time I'm done is when I start feeling nauseous and lasts about 30-60 minutes.
After that I'm fine unlike when I was eating gluten when the nausea came with diarrhea and would last the rest of the day.
I don't think it's related but my thyroid is functional low. Everything else is normal.
Maybe I haven't given the Med's enough time. I was supposed to finish the 1st Med's before starting the new that are supposed to help the nausea and its been a week now. I see a naturopath and the Med's are drops - everything is in scientific names so have no idea what they are. My Dr also has me taking Cod Liver oil - 1tspn - 2X a day, extra pro-biotics -1/4tspn - 2X a day and Flax seed - 1 TBSP - 2X a day.

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6/17/09 9:24 P

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I was glad to come across this thread. I have been GF/DF for about 3 1/2 mo and had been feeling really good and healthy, but for the past 1-2 weeks I have been dealing with nausea alot, like when I was eating gluten and dairy. I wake up sick to my stomach, go to bed sick. I was really beginning to wonder if I was getting contaminated somewhere or if there is something else I can't tolerate or something else wrong altogether. It has been recently very frustrating.

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6/17/09 6:33 P

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I rarely get nauseous, so I can't relate. My thought is to wonder what your blood glucose is. Is your stomach empty when this happens? Or have you eaten/are full?

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6/17/09 3:39 P

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Jen:
I can tell you the first 6 months or so of going GF, if you get cross contaminated or purposely eat GF you will become severely ill for a longer period of time. You will wonder why you ever gave up gluten in the first place, cause you don't remember it hurting this bad. This will pass after 6 months or so. I wonder if that is what is happening to you. You are probably not aware of the gluten you are eating thru cross contamination and it is reacting on you. Double check your food. For example, I thought McD's grilled chicken salad was safe and found out the chicken contains gluten. I never could understand why I felt sick when we spent the week at the cottage, and blamed it on everything but that. Double check.

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Welcome Jencorinne, Oh yes I went weeks with it with no sense of balance and the doctors could only offer symptom relief solutions. Dotslady was so encouraging I stuck with it. Leaky gut is one of my problems unless I stay gluten-free. Dextrin, citric acid, brown rice syrup, malt, caramel flavoring, etc… my personal list is long but I also have a sulfite allergy that did not get identified until after G-F for 6 months and still had extreme head aches. emoticon

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6/17/09 2:20 P

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Before diagnosis and eating gluten when I'd have diarrhea(I alternate between constipation and diarrhea) I'd get nauseous for the rest of the day. I've been GF since October. In the last month I've started feeling nauseous after a regular BM. It started about a week before my last DR appt and he gave me meds to stop nausea but it doesn't seem to be getting better.
Does anyone else deal with nausea after BM's?

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