Chickory root/Inulin even in tiny doses just kills me (and everyone in the house). Onions and Jeruselem Artichokes are naturally very high in inulin, so beware, there be dragons!
Sulfites were a recent discovery. Essentially any food high in sulfur or preserved with sulfites is pure digestive torture. No more egg yolks or dried fruit and my tummy is gas-free and I have zero bloating. I had no idea a settled belly felt so good.
Bloating, cramps, voluminous or deadly stinky gas is NOT NORMAL. Figure out what's causing it for you, for the love of your family's noses and yourself, and stop eating that personal poison.
I have always had problems with my tummy. Gas, cramping, now diarrhea and even constapation. I'm not sure what helps at this point. Definitely avoid greasy foods, long periods without food, refined sugars, not enough water, high fiber meals, regular milk, not enough sleep. Must I go on.
My personal foods to avoid are Sulfates and Seafood. My sulfate sensitivity is bad enough to make drinking a glass of wine a huge mistake. I am also developing minor allergic reaction symptoms to seafood. Shellfish in particular, one of my favorites is now not worth the tummy and breathing trouble and rashes.
The picture they used for the article is simply disturbing. Another example of photoshop gone awry. It's almost as disturbing as the reaction I have been having recently with bananas. I can barely eat them anymore due to developing a sensitivity.
I immediately noted the lack of gliaden, the protein part of certain grains (wheat, rye and barley in particular) that causes celiac disease. I agree with Maggiesmagic - this is a big fail in that department.
On the plus side, the suggestion of keeping a food diary is an excellent one. It led to my diagnosis with celiac disease, rather than the lactose intolerance I always believed I had.
12/27/2013 1:40:27 PM
I do not like the photo of an emaciated female midsection that accompanies this story. Can't Sparkpeople avoid images like this?
12/27/2013 1:38:33 PM
Inulin gets to me! I had one of the Kashi high-fiber cereals and ended up having to pull off the road for an explosive and embarrassing stop beside the guard rail of a toll road... Few peope have this issue, but if you do, you will read ingredient labels to avoid chicory root extracts or inulin!
maggie, they didn't leave wheat off the list. It's included in "your favorite foods" which is essentially ALL foods! LOLOLOLOLOL
silly article saying they're listing eight, when they're listing ALL...
12/27/2013 8:43:41 AM
You left wheat off this list ? Seriously? Wheat allergy and various form of celiac and gluten allergy and all the associated symptoms affects millions of people. The negative health effects of wheat are well known and a purported dietician puts large meals (duh) on a list of things that will cause stomach distress but does NOT include wheat or gluten ? That's a fail.
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