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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:12 pm    Post subject: food sensitivity Reply with quote

I have had follicular lymphoma for well over 27 years and except for MC am in pretty good shape. Thanks to Wayne's book I called Enterolab because I am deficient in IgA, IgM, and IgG. They told me testing would be a waste of money. I am on a gluten free diet. I have had Uceris and a number of other things, including bile resin. Any suggestions?

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Food Intolerances : Gluten, Yeast, Caesin, Soy, salad/raw veges and fruit
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome James

in that case elimination protocol is one of your only options.

have an eating plan of 2-3 safe ingredients, and test each ingredient one at a time.
Keep in mind, it is normal to have a change in BM when adding a new ingredient.
for the elimination protocol, have a small serve ( no more than 3/4 cup) one day, wait 24 hours. have another small serve (again no more than 3/4 cup). wait another 24 hours and then have another small serve. If after the third day there are no symptoms, that ingredient is a keeper.

Keep a journal to track various things like sleep patterns, activities you do, locations you go
various symptoms that occur through the day.

triggers can also be environmental - mould, dust, pollen, pollution, pesticides etc
disrupted sleep and stressful events can impact bowel motions, do not try new ingredients if there are stressful events occurring.

hope this helps
Gabes Ryan

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Food Intolerances : Gluten, casein, soy, and avenin, (avenin is the prolamin in oats, which is equivalent to the gluten in wheat), beef, grapes, peanuts, cashews, almonds, (but nut butters seem OK except for peanuts), citric acid, chocolate, and agar.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello James,

Welcome to our Internet family. You're on the right track with your diet. You say that you have had Uceris and bile resin, so I assume that they did not work for you. So as Gabes wrote, that means that diet changes to avoid certain foods is the only reliable way that you will be able to control your MC symptoms. But many of us (including me) have been doing that for many years, so we know it works, provided we avoid all traces of the foods that cause our digestive problems.

In addition to gluten, most of us are also sensitive to casein (the main protein in all dairy products), and many of us are also sensitive to soy (and legumes and all ingredients made from soy) and eggs. We have to avoid all raw vegetables and fruit (except bananas) until after our intestines have healed for a while and our digestive system is working well again. If you are no longer taking Uceris, then you will recover faster if you cut all of the foods I mentioned out of your diet and then after you have been in remission for a while you can do as Gabes suggested and test some of them to see if you can add them back into your diet. But virtually all of us are sensitive to gluten (for the rest of our lives), so there's no point it testing it. Gluten is not healthy for humans anyway (no one can digest it, not even the people who do not react to it), so we are better off without it.

It takes protein to heal the damage in our intestines, so protein should be a major part of your recovery diet. The safest meats are turkey and lamb and any wild meats, because virtually no one reacts to them. Small to moderate amounts of easy-to-digest vegetables such as over-cooked squash, carrots, green beans, cauliflower, etc., are usually OK. Most of us can eat potatoes, but those who can't are usually able to eat sweet potatoes.

The safest grain is rice. We have to minimize fiber during recovery because as long as our gut is inflamed, fiber is very abrasive to our intestines and it can prevent them from healing. Most of us also have to minimize sugars, especially fruit sugars (fructose), because our ability to digest it is limited while our gut is inflamed.

If you are sensitive to chicken eggs, duck eggs are usually safe and they can be found in Farmers Markets and a few supermarkets. The only safe substitutes for cow's milk is alternative milks such as Almond milk and Cashew Milk. Some members here use Coconut Milk or Rice Milk, and a few use Hemp Milk. But goat or sheep milk usually causes the same problems as cow's milk because they are too closely related.

I hope that some of this is helpful.

Again, welcome aboard, and please feel free to ask anything.

Tex (Wayne)

It is suspected that some of the hardest material known to science can be found in the skulls of GI specialists who insist that diet has nothing to do with the treatment of microscopic colitis.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 7:54 pm    Post subject: food sensitivity Reply with quote

Thanks Gabes and Tex.

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