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    Post by rubydoo2840 on Sun Dec 21 2014, 19:23

    Hi I've recently initiated a LCHF to keep my sugars normal with very little insulin use...so naturally I've been incorporating more fats like coconut nut oil olive oil Kerrygold butter brie/goat cheeses but once consumed my belly starts to feel odd kind of gassy and bloated. Did anyone else feel this way? I'm under 50 grams of carbs. Sugars are doing well. But after a meal my tummy looks so bloated..no lactose/dairy allergies. Any advice??

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    Post by j on Sun Dec 21 2014, 19:51

    hi
    I actually took a probiotic for a week and should have included oat bran...when I changed my diet to LCHF

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    Post by Mud Island Dweller on Sun Dec 21 2014, 20:59

    No but you may be lactose intolerant as opposed to allergic and also gluten intolerant as opposed to coeliac. Hub changed to goats milk it cleared his bloating after dairy. When he took gluten out his diet post my reading Grain Brain (Dr Pearlmutter) his other bloating cleared after gluten snacks/meals

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    Post by Douglas V on Mon Dec 22 2014, 19:35

    My wife gets an upset stomach from coconut oil also. Jimmy Moore in his Keto Clarity book says some people do, so they should start with small amounts of fats and get used to them gradually.
    Just ordered a keton blood meter from the USA, a Novo Max. Very good price, I belive, $40 with two boxes of keton test strips. I couldn't find the meter in Europe.
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    Post by Jan1 on Fri Dec 26 2014, 17:38

    @rubydoo2840 wrote:Hi I've recently initiated a LCHF to keep my sugars normal with very little insulin use...so naturally I've been incorporating more fats like coconut nut oil olive oil Kerrygold butter brie/goat cheeses but once consumed my belly starts to feel odd kind of gassy and bloated. Did anyone else feel this way? I'm under 50 grams of carbs. Sugars are doing well. But after a meal my tummy looks so bloated..no lactose/dairy allergies. Any advice??

    Thanks Ruby

    Hi Ruby - noticed you'd signed in earlier, just wondered how things were going ?

    Hope you found the replies helpful.

    All the best Jan

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    Post by rubydoo2840 on Fri Dec 26 2014, 18:34

    Hi Jan!

    So far things are going great...I love that I can eat a LCHF meal and not have to inject myself with insulin. My BS levels have been steadier than they've been in a long time. Occasionally my tummy feels bloated with cheese butters and oils but started taking lactaid before I consume my meals and has helped the bloating Smile still doing g a lot of research and reading over the LCHF diet...I like what I've learned so far its encouraged me to become a certified diabetes educator so I can share this with my community.
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    Post by Sally on Fri Dec 26 2014, 20:07

    Hi Ruby,
    How do you become a "certified diabetes educator"? Can you tell us more about this.
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    Post by AliB on Fri Dec 26 2014, 21:28

    I would concur with Douglas Ruby, that you need to increase coconut oil slowly. It is a powerful healer and can trigger quite intense reactions in some people. Some find that it ramps their metabolism up and they get a faster or more pronounced heartbeat for a while until the body gets used to it.

    If you are finding the lactaid helps, it could be dairy.

    I also think that, especially for people who have eaten lower fat for some years, adding in all the extra fat too fast can be a bit of a shock to the old gallbladder. The body needs to get used to dealing with extra fat. It might help to find a digestive enzyme with lipase to help fat digestion. If your digestion is a bit sluggish, then one that contains Betaine HCL might help. If not, then try to get one without it.
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    Post by zand on Fri Dec 26 2014, 21:33

    Thanks @AliB for the tip about the coconut oil, that's useful to me too.

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    Post by rubydoo2840 on Sat Dec 27 2014, 17:47

    Hi Sally!
    There are online accredited programs in which nurses or other medical personnel can apply for... Once these courses are completed successfully.. One final state exam is given.. If passed then that individual receives their certification as a diabetes educator. Every program is different.. Some might require some experience in nutrition of some sort while others may not.

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    Post by rubydoo2840 on Sat Dec 27 2014, 22:27

    It turns out I tested positive for H. pylori.. A gastric bacteria that causes abdominal pain, bloating, indigestion and so forth...foods to be avoided that exacerbate symptoms most fats except olive oil.. This explains why I've felt so bloated adding in coconut oil butter cheeses fatty meats into my diet. I must first resolve this issue before I can continue on the LCHF lifestyle.. It all makes sense now
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    Post by graham64 on Sat Dec 27 2014, 23:16

    @rubydoo2840 wrote:It turns out I tested positive for H. pylori.. A gastric bacteria that causes abdominal pain, bloating, indigestion and so forth...foods to be avoided that exacerbate symptoms most fats except olive oil.. This explains why I've felt so bloated adding in coconut oil butter cheeses fatty meats into my diet. I must first resolve this issue before I can continue on the LCHF lifestyle.. It all makes sense now

    I think that can possibly resolved with antibiotics.


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    Post by Jan1 on Sun Dec 28 2014, 12:44

    @graham64 wrote:
    @rubydoo2840 wrote:It turns out I tested positive for H. pylori.. A gastric bacteria that causes abdominal pain, bloating, indigestion and so forth...foods to be avoided that exacerbate symptoms most fats except olive oil.. This explains why I've felt so bloated adding in coconut oil butter cheeses fatty meats into my diet. I must first resolve this issue before I can continue on the LCHF lifestyle.. It all makes sense now

    I think that can possibly resolved with antibiotics.

    I'm no medical expert - but I'm sure I've read that this can be treated with antibiotics. Hope you can resolve it 'Ruby' do let us know how things progress. By sharing views, ideas, experiences it can help others too.

    Thanks sunny

    All the best Jan

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