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Thank you, FYI, Gluten has been known to react like opiates too. Chicken from the store has 15 % "Natural Flavors" in them which means they have gluten in them which I react to. Gluten has been allowed in "Natural Flavors" by the USDA without having to be revealed in the ingredients list. That is more than likely why I am reacting and you possibly could be too.
Agree! Ingredient listings in foods can be so frustrating. One has to worry about companies sneaking in ingredients such as wheat gluten. There are some that worry over what is fed to the live stock. Wheat, or soy, or what ever fed to the animal could show up in the meat. It can be a bit to much sometimes.

Not that long ago I picked up a packet of chicken. When I was cooking it, it smelled to fragrant. Sure enough it had been seasoned! The seasonings had been listed, but in small print hidden away on the package. That was a first for me. I'm more careful now.

I suspect that wheat gluten can be a small problem for me but after avoiding for years I don't believe gluten to be the cause of my stomach colitis issues.

I know avoiding dairy and beef causes changes with me. My personality changes some. Aches and pains go away. I have more energy. My eyes change color over time. They go from greenish brown to blue. So avoiding dairy does something for me. I just don't know yet if it is the cause of the stomach issues. As an extra bonus, along with stomach problems, I get a finger nail that forms pits on it. I've testing now to see if the pitting goes away. The longest I've avoided dairy and beef is 4 months. I'm going to make the latest go around trail for a year or more. It's a pain to avoid but I am doing and appearing healthier. Anyway, bit of a ramble on my part. Very best of luck to you getting to the bottom of your health issues.
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Very best of luck to you getting to the bottom of your health issues.
Thank you. I've got a dr's appt next week to see if they may think the ongoing problems is Colitis or if I have developed more food sensitivities or something else.
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Agree! Ingredient listings in foods can be so frustrating. One has to worry about companies sneaking in ingredients such as wheat gluten. There are some that worry over what is fed to the live stock. Wheat, or soy, or what ever fed to the animal could show up in the meat. It can be a bit to much sometimes.

Not that long ago I picked up a packet of chicken. When I was cooking it, it smelled to fragrant. Sure enough it had been seasoned! The seasonings had been listed, but in small print hidden away on the package. That was a first for me. I'm more careful now.

I suspect that wheat gluten can be a small problem for me but after avoiding for years I don't believe gluten to be the cause of my stomach colitis issues.

I know avoiding dairy and beef causes changes with me. My personality changes some. Aches and pains go away. I have more energy. My eyes change color over time. They go from greenish brown to blue. So avoiding dairy does something for me. I just don't know yet if it is the cause of the stomach issues. As an extra bonus, along with stomach problems, I get a finger nail that forms pits on it. I've testing now to see if the pitting goes away. The longest I've avoided dairy and beef is 4 months. I'm going to make the latest go around trail for a year or more. It's a pain to avoid but I am doing and appearing healthier. Anyway, bit of a ramble on my part. Very best of luck to you getting to the bottom of your health issues.
I think you should get checked for Hemochromatosis.
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I think you should get checked for Hemochromatosis.
That is ssoooo not funny, I have another cousin, from my dad's side, that was diagnosed with that several months ago.

But that has been ruled out because I am the opposite, I have always been chronically anemic but can't take iron pills because it makes me deathly sick. I am under dr's orders to eat liver of some kind a couple of days a week and I also have Chronic Vit D Deficiency. I have to take 5000 units a day of Vit D and sometimes that isn't even enough.

But anyway, since you brought that up i'm going to talk to my dr next week again about it or go see a specialist 1.
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That is ssoooo not funny, I have another cousin, from my dad's side, that was diagnosed with that several months ago.

But that has been ruled out because I am the opposite, I have always been chronically anemic and I also have Chronic Vit D Deficiency. I have to take 5000 units a day of Vit D and sometimes that isn't even enough.
Sorry, my comment was directed toward Cranberry.

Too much iron (or copper) can change eye color or create Fleischer's rings if I remember correctly.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kayser...Fleischer_ring
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Sorry, my comment was directed toward Cranberry.

Too much iron (or copper) can change eye color or create Fleischer's rings if I remember correctly.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kayser...Fleischer_ring
Yes, I knew it was but that still made me jump just the same because it hit a nerve.

As for the link, there is Dr. on Youtube, he's a Herbologist and Naturapathic Doctor. I watch him quite often and that's how he diagnoses a lot of his patients. A lot of people think he's a quack but I have a couple of cousins who follow him and as long as they follow his protocol they don't get sick but I still can't bring myself to go all in on it because I can't afford to do it. But I understand he has healed a LOT of people. I like him.

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I think you should get checked for Hemochromatosis.
I remember having that test done. I remember that quite well, not for the results but for my doctor at the time reaction. The test was arranged by myself with an independent company, independent from the hospital. The iron overload test came back negative. At a later appointment with the doctor I brought up the various tests I had arranged on my own and their results. That upset the doctor. He lectured me over that, arranging tests on my own outside of his permission, was not something I should do. I didn't say much back to him, but probably should have. I could have pointed out that he hadn't improved my health a bit. It was up to me to find out what is wrong and improve myself. Anyway, it was one of the last time I saw him.

Learned troubling news this week. A bright nephew has dropped out of his University due to stomach issues. At least that is the belief. Hard to say for certain what is going on. Yeah, in HS he tested nationally near the top range of test scores. He won a nice scholarship that paid most of his University expenses. And now this...uhg.

My sister has arranged for the nephew to see doctors to find out what is wrong with him. The hope of course is to get the nephew patched back up, healthy, so he can continue with his University studies.

I'm trying to keep an open mind of what the nephew's doctors are doing. First they have prescribed him an anti-depressant. Next they are to begin doing tests, presumably to find out what is going wrong with his digestive system.

My mind is open to their prescriptions, tests and possibly treatments for his stomach issues resulting in his inability to concentrate on learning. I hope they have solutions.

I have a funny feeling though that my nephew will be failed by modern medicine. I've form the opinion anymore that modern medicine is good at curing fake diseases but when it comes to curing debilitating conditions doctors struggle.
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Sometimes they look in the wrong place. I had ongoing severe abdominal pain for well over a decade, migraines, chronic fatigue, etc... no answers just pills, when I could afford to see a doctor.

Turns out I was bipolar and my illness would manifest in stomach pains. Once I got the moods sorted out the stomach pain went away and no more troubles. The mind and the gut are linked, strongly, no one really knows how but it does get affected.

Interestingly enough when I got toxic from my medication I had gastrointestinal symptoms.
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It would be nice if bi-polar medication helped my nephew, with his reported stomach issues and apparent concentration problems. As can be imagined many theories are floating around in the family on what has gone wrong with him. They range from mental conditions to falling in with the wrong crowd and taking drugs.

I'm leaning toward the idea that he is a slower learner and the faster place of learning in college is stressing him out. He might be better off find an on line University that lets him learn at his own pace. That's just a guess on my part of course.
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my first thought for anyone with unexplained mental issues is that they are iodine deficient. I would supplement iodine and then see if there is sill an issue.
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my first thought for anyone with unexplained mental issues is that they are iodine deficient. I would supplement iodine and then see if there is sill an issue.
It's funny you mention that, as I said similar when my sister called me early int he week, telling about the nephews stomach issues and if I had helpful suggestions due to my colitis. I guess the nephews symptoms are stomach problems and severe nausea. He's lost around 20lbs as a result. i don't know the nature of the stomach issues.

As I told my sister, my stomach problems typically do not cause me nausea. As luck would have it I said to her, I had just read a book in which a doctor had been able to address patients nausea by asking them to stop eating all dairy products and to consume unrefined sea salt! Unrefined sea salt is high in many minerals along with sodium. (Most salt anymore is refined and nearly 100% sodium)

If I had been on face time with my sister I probably would have seen her eyes roll at my comment. She seemed a bit skeptical. She did ask me to write my nephew though describing my stomach problems and foods I know I'm allergic to.

It wouldn't surprise me if the nephew has food allergies. Maybe he has issues with gluten which is causing him to not absorb nutrients well.

Dairy products and beef do change my personality and improve my energy levels. Maybe they will do the same for my nephew. I somewhat brought that idea up for my nephew when I wrote him. Come to think of it, when the nephews brother was a baby the doctor and my sister believed him severely allergic to cows milk. It was thought he would out grow as hew grew older. Maybe the older nephew has similar issues with cows milk but his symptoms are showing up different, later in life.

Anyway, I'm feeling like a thread steeler at this point and will stop rambling on about this. Thanks for the suggestions.
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It's funny you mention that, as I said similar when my sister called me early int he week, telling about the nephews stomach issues and if I had helpful suggestions due to my colitis. I guess the nephews symptoms are stomach problems and severe nausea. He's lost around 20lbs as a result. i don't know the nature of the stomach issues.

As I told my sister, my stomach problems typically do not cause me nausea. As luck would have it I said to her, I had just read a book in which a doctor had been able to address patients nausea by asking them to stop eating all dairy products and to consume unrefined sea salt! Unrefined sea salt is high in many minerals along with sodium. (Most salt anymore is refined and nearly 100% sodium)

If I had been on face time with my sister I probably would have seen her eyes roll at my comment. She seemed a bit skeptical. She did ask me to write my nephew though describing my stomach problems and foods I know I'm allergic to.

It wouldn't surprise me if the nephew has food allergies. Maybe he has issues with gluten which is causing him to not absorb nutrients well.

Dairy products and beef do change my personality and improve my energy levels. Maybe they will do the same for my nephew. I somewhat brought that idea up for my nephew when I wrote him. Come to think of it, when the nephews brother was a baby the doctor and my sister believed him severely allergic to cows milk. It was thought he would out grow as hew grew older. Maybe the older nephew has similar issues with cows milk but his symptoms are showing up different, later in life.

Anyway, I'm feeling like a thread steeler at this point and will stop rambling on about this. Thanks for the suggestions.
There is also a disease condition making the person unable to process red meat properly. Can be deadly, and messes with the brain also. "Genetic Urea Cycle disorder". (OTC deficiency) (Ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ornith...ase_deficiency


https://www.health.com/fitness/prote...ycle-disorders

There was an episode of House where they suspected this in the bratty kid, so they gave him a "hamburger test" The kid had been a vegetarian and started eating meat shortly before his symptoms.

https://house.fandom.com/wiki/The_Jerk


The kid didn't have it though, so they moved on to the next suspected disease.
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In my garden, there's as much wild blackberry bushes as you can imagine... I also have several patches of mint.

When I have the oppurtunity to treat people with the runs... Blackberry root + mint + hot water... works a charm.

Blackberry root to make the poop act the way that it's supposed to... Mint to address the nausea.

In my experience... Works immediately...

Unfortunately... The last person with chronic diarrhea didn't like the taste of mint!
I don't know... Seems like you could get over the taste...

The remedy certainly works bettern the pink stuff!

As to what to eat?
Wish I could help you... If you were here... I would feed you fresh veggies from my garden...

Of course... The cow peas give me gas, so do the sweet potatoes... So... I have to practice moderation...
Sounds like moderation isn't working very well for you...

Wonder if a cheese sandwich would help?
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My latest batch of cats (a mother and 2 kittens) had runny poop, but that is gradually improving on a good diet and daily probiotics.
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Tx If you're taking Vitamin D, you need Vitamin K, too.
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There is also a disease condition making the person unable to process red meat properly. Can be deadly, and messes with the brain also. "Genetic Urea Cycle disorder". (OTC deficiency) (Ornithine transcarbamylase deficiency).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ornith...ase_deficiency


https://www.health.com/fitness/prote...ycle-disorders

There was an episode of House where they suspected this in the bratty kid, so they gave him a "hamburger test" The kid had been a vegetarian and started eating meat shortly before his symptoms.

https://house.fandom.com/wiki/The_Jerk


The kid didn't have it though, so they moved on to the next suspected disease.
That might be a problem of mine. I'm not able to eat pork as I have a reaction to it. If I eat pork I itch all over right away. Then after eating pork for a couple days my gums swell up and bleed.

Now I'm avoiding beef and dairy products and feel better as a result. The stomach still has problems but other areas of my health have improved.

For my nephew and his health struggles probably the best I can do is show by example. If his doctors end up not having answers and do not improve his health, then I can show him my dietary success. It's an uphill battle for me of course as currently my health is improved but I remain ill.

I'll likely see him in March. If my eyes turn blue in color as I suspect they will be by then, I can point that out as a visual change when avoiding beef and dairy products. Possibly dietary ideas could help him, I would point out.

Anyway, It's all speculation. His journey for improved health is just beginning. I hope he has success where ever it comes from.

As a side note, the anti-depressant prescribed to him is noted for several side effects. One common side effect is for causing nausea. My poor nephew.
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