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Those Of You Who Breakout From Wheat/gluten/grains.. How Much Do You Need To Eat?


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#1 whoartthou1

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 10:34 PM

Just curious, but those of you who for sure break-out from either wheat, gluten, or grains... how much of these products do you have to consume to breakout? I.E., if you ate a few wheat crackers, would you break out badly from eating these, or would you need to eat a lot more?

 

 



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Posted 02 June 2013 - 11:18 PM

I'm still messing around with this although I know I shouldn't be ;).

 

Ideally you'd want to eat none and keep it that way. If you're only worried about the Glycemic Index, then once every other day may not be a problem, but if you're more advanced and heading towards insulin resistance, which is the key problem in all grains and bread-like products, then you'll have to avoid pretty much all of it under supervision. I've never meet someone who died from not having their bread, but I've most certainly been surprised before. Rice for example is abundant in places where many kinds of people have acne and no acne. I still have it once a week or month and haven't noticed too much change, but being on a strict schedule and diet has it's drawbacks in food preparation all the friggin' time. I know you don't like hearing this answer over and over, but it simply depends on the individual. For me I've done three times a week so far and have noticed nothing, but I don't have a known gluten/wheat allergy and no one else in my family does either. Lucky? Perhaps, but that doesn't mean it still can't effect us.

 

I don't crave or think about those foods so I don't bother eating them a lot. I'll let everyone know if I get stuck off the freeway and only have some bread with me for survival if my cystic acne acne comes back, lol...



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Posted 03 June 2013 - 04:21 AM

i have rice twice a day everyday.

i do have cinnamon after each meal for the insulin spike.



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Posted 03 June 2013 - 04:54 AM

yea being on a strict diet IMO doesnt seem feasible long-term. We are all bound to cheat a little.



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Posted 03 June 2013 - 11:41 AM

Just curious, but those of you who for sure break-out from either wheat, gluten, or grains... how much of these products do you have to consume to breakout? I.E., if you ate a few wheat crackers, would you break out badly from eating these, or would you need to eat a lot more?

It doesn't matter what happens to any one else.



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Posted 03 June 2013 - 11:58 AM

It depends on the thing...the last time I consumed gluten (which was years ago) I broke out (and became ill) instantly. I get very sick and break out in hives if dried wheat straw even touches my skin or gets in my immediate environment, so I think I must have a severe wheat allergy, not just gluten sensitivity. I've never tested to see if my sensitivity has gone down or gone away over the past few years... I would be interested to know if anything has changed, but due to the fact that in the past I've been sickened for a month or more from even one exposure, I just stay clear of it and plan to for the rest of my life. 

 

Other grains... I've only tested corn so far. I was corn free since 2009 and ate some this past month. Unfortunately I did have a reaction. Cystic acne (when I was previously clear), stomach pains and a rash. The good news is, this reaction didn't appear until I'd eaten corn for three days in a row (at dinner each night). I used to have an immediate reaction to corn the way I did gluten, so it's good to know it has improved a bit. That said, I still won't be eating it, because anything that causes a reaction probably isn't good even in small amounts.

 

I was able to add rice (brown and white) back into my diet with no problems after being off them for two years. If anything, my skin and overall health improved with the adding of rice.



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Posted 03 June 2013 - 12:10 PM

^Also, grains are not equally problematic.  There's a list on the amount of antinutrients in various grains in the Better Grains thread. Found in the Food and Recipe thread that was recently unpinned...



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Posted 04 June 2013 - 08:44 AM

It depends on the thing...the last time I consumed gluten (which was years ago) I broke out (and became ill) instantly. I get very sick and break out in hives if dried wheat straw even touches my skin or gets in my immediate environment, so I think I must have a severe wheat allergy, not just gluten sensitivity. I've never tested to see if my sensitivity has gone down or gone away over the past few years... I would be interested to know if anything has changed, but due to the fact that in the past I've been sickened for a month or more from even one exposure, I just stay clear of it and plan to for the rest of my life. 

 

Other grains... I've only tested corn so far. I was corn free since 2009 and ate some this past month. Unfortunately I did have a reaction. Cystic acne (when I was previously clear), stomach pains and a rash. The good news is, this reaction didn't appear until I'd eaten corn for three days in a row (at dinner each night). I used to have an immediate reaction to corn the way I did gluten, so it's good to know it has improved a bit. That said, I still won't be eating it, because anything that causes a reaction probably isn't good even in small amounts.

 

I was able to add rice (brown and white) back into my diet with no problems after being off them for two years. If anything, my skin and overall health improved with the adding of rice.

 

I am sorry to hear you had such a reaction to wheat/gluten after so long. 

 

Last week I also discovered that corn (and sweet peas/green peas) faired up my childhood eczema, and that corn also made me nauseous if I eat it every day. I haven't eaten corn (or so I think o_0 snce it's in everything) for over two years, and trying it at a picnic last week was an incredible discovery into what other things effect my eczema. I'm sort of a simpler eater and don't dwell on the things I can't have, but after exploring a few other vegetables I haven't had for a long time, I'm shocked at how much I react to them. Reactions are different each time, but they are still reactions. Yet I am not "allergic" to them according to my food allergy test. I'm going back to my GI in a few weeks. He thinks, since the pain is in my bowels and my stools are green whenever something happens, that my food allergens MIGHT be fairing up because of my gut flora possibly being off balance, but he's incredibly skeptical since I have no other pains or symptoms whatsoever on a daily basis and appear overall healthy.

 

It's confusing, but writing down what happens to you and remembering it will be your best key for great digestion :). I hope you can get better with time too!! Maybe one day you'll eat these foods again, who knows?

 

There's a great blog for corn free items here: http://corn-freefoods.blogspot.com



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Posted 04 June 2013 - 03:33 PM

^Also, grains are not equally problematic.  There's a list on the amount of antinutrients in various grains in the Better Grains thread. Found in the Food and Recipe thread that was recently unpinned...

another thing I have been pondering... don't veggies have antinutrients in them as well?



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Posted 04 June 2013 - 05:05 PM

^Also, grains are not equally problematic.  There's a list on the amount of antinutrients in various grains in the Better Grains thread. Found in the Food and Recipe thread that was recently unpinned...

another thing I have been pondering... don't veggies have antinutrients in them as well?

Yes. So do animal products.




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