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5/16/11 6:26 P

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Try to make sure you drink extra water and perhaps some tea. Essiac tea will help your liver detox. It has a very earthy taste to it, but it's not at all bad.



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CINDYTW Posts: 5,783
5/15/11 10:48 A

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I did go through a time intitially where I was hungry all the time, I think it lasted about a month. What I would think may be behind some of the other things is something like a sugar crash. GF grains can be very high glycemic and probably give you the boost and then the crash like sugar does. That could also cause a headache...Does that make any sense?

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5/15/11 12:58 A

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My ND thinks no one should eat peanuts or nightshades(tomatoes, peppers,potatoes and eggplant) because they cause inflammation. Eating gluten causes the intestines to be inflamed so it makes sense to not eat more food that causes inflammation.

Another thing a lot of people with gluten issues or CD also have dairy issues. It doesn't look like you have much in your diet but might want to try cutting that out too. At least for a short time for your gut to heal.

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ILLINITEACHER52 Posts: 7,257
5/15/11 12:13 A

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I agree with avoiding the peanut butter. Other than that your diet seems healthy, Keep track of what you are eating and your symptoms and in time you will know what is causing the symptoms.

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5/14/11 10:34 P

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When I went gluten free my doc had me cut out many things that can cause allergy problems, or are tougher for people with gluten intolerance to digest to give my system a rest for the first 3 weeks, and then introduce one of things I wasn't eating each week. Kind of like a detox since you've had a weak/unhealthy gut. He basically had me follow the clearvite diet, without the fasting period beforehand.

One other thing he told me to do was switch peanut butter for almond or cashew butter. The cashew butter stirs up really well and is cheaper than the almond butter so I went with that. Because the peanut shells grow fungus so easily, they are sprayed with a lot of chemicals and. Peanuts are the only thing he's told me to absolutely not eat besides Gluten, so I think they're a bad deal.

Here's the clearvite diet, I'm sure you could sub about any nutritious shake for what is on their diet. The third phase is no meat.

http://www.clearvite.info/nutrition.htm

The first week I had headaches and I gained weight like crazy and I was freaking out even more because he told me not to exercise at all, just walks were OK. Basically because I wasn't absorbing enough nutrients with gluten in my diet, my body pretty much went into starvation mode and when I switched to gluten it held on to everything. Exercising when my body was already clinging onto everything would have made it worse. I quit gaining after 4 weeks, and the "fluff" I'd put on in my face and around the belly quickly started melting away, and I was able to start out slow with cardio at the gym.

Now, I drink a teaspoon of lemon juice before each meal. It activates your stomach acid so that when you do eat, it helps you break down you food and absorb the supplements you are taking. I'm on potassium, magnesium, and some other stuff myself.

I know of course that every person is different, but I really thought the 3 week diet he put me on made sense, and that it would help me start feeling better faster with the GF diet.

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5/14/11 9:25 P

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Thanks for the response. I actually take a powdered magnesium supplement as well as a B50 complex and a calcium supp.

I usually eat a little over the recommened healthy fats; I make a daily protein shake of .5 banana, 1 tbsp flax meal and 1 tbsp peanut butter. My daily salad has 1 tbsp of olive oil and then I eat lean meats 1-2x a day. I've always ate a higher amount of healthy fats than the average joe because it just always 'worked' for me.

I have been eating a bit more rice than usual trying to fill the void of bread, but its only about 1 cup a day, if that. My day of carbs is Bobs gf hot cereal, a big green salad with veggies and then either 1 sweet potato or 1 cup of rice at dinner with the obvious lean meat and veggies.

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ILLINITEACHER52 Posts: 7,257
5/14/11 9:14 P

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Since you don't mention what you have been eating, I'm not sure what might be causing some of the symptoms. When I feel ravenous, I emphasize protein and healthy fats such as nuts or meat. When I have muscle pain, I add calcium and magnesium and potassium. Weight gain usually means I need to back off of rice based foods. It could be that you are having detox symptoms or just that you need to adjust what you are eating somewhat. Hang in there. It will probably get better soon,

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5/14/11 9:05 P

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So I'm about into week 3 of being g free and this past week I have had 2 panic attacts (haven't had those in YEARS!), headaches so bad it feels like my eyeballs want to pop out, and achy muscles like I"ve got horrible childhood growing pains in my legs again. I am also RAVENOUS and gained 5 lbs in one week (which HAS to be water gain or something cus theres no way I ate THAT many cals). Somedays I have awesome energy, others I have none. I haven't worked out at all this week because of these 'maladies' preventing me, however I'm still managing that half hour walk in the am for my dogs benefit.

Is this my body going through detox? Anything I can do to speed up the process if it is?

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