Is it celiac disease or could it be lack of HCL?
I have the book, "Green For Life" by Victoria Boutenko. If you can get a copy from your library, read chapter ten, "The Significance of Stomach Acid".
She says that celiac disease is a condition that is associated with low stomach acidity (HCL). She lists several conditions on pages 66-67.
HCL is hydrochloric acid.
I am unable to do the elimination diet, because I have been so bloated since Sunday. We didn't go out to eat for my birthday on the 15th. However, we went to the church pot luck Sunday evening. I ate a small amount of spaghetti. Brought home a slice of chocolate cake and this little cookie bar. Which I ate on Monday. I wasn't going to eat the cake until I got over the bloat, but my dh got into it and ate at least half of it.
I guess the gluten in the spaghetti and cake really got to me
. I have thrown up twice. Also, since I stopped using added fats/oils I am not having diarrhea. I was eating a lot of Vegenaise, and from what Dr. McDougall writes about fats/oils causing colitis/IBD and diarrhea. I reallized I wasn't following his program. But, now I'm constipated and can't get rid of the bloating.
Anyway, last night I decided to read chapter 10 and was surprised to read celiac disease as one of the conditions. It really makes sense, because cooking makes food softer and easier to digest, but raw plant foods need a strong HCL in order to digest. Thus, when I ate 100% raw for a year and 5 months I depleted my HCL reserve
By the way I bought HCL from the health store, just didn't take with the small amount of pot luck food or the cake & bar. Also, from my herbal book, Oregon Grape root is suppose to reestablish HCL, as is the green smoothies.
Does this make sense to anyone?