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    I have been gluten free in the “wheat” sense for 6 months now and am now starting to cut out corn gluten. But as I keep eliminating foods, I am trying to bring in more veggies, but they make be feel horrible. I also have IBS and acid reflux and most veggies seem to have the worse effect on me. What else is left for me to eat? Anyone else have a similar issue?

    Rita Bray

    I know this feeling all to well. What seemed to help me was Biotic Defense and Max Digest. These are available from
    Dr Osbornes website Town Center Wellness.

    As we all know, we are all different, and a consultation with Dr Osborne via telephone may be more helpful in sorting out what is going on in your body.



    I totally can relate! My digestion is 80% paralyzed (according to a gastric emptying study), and all I can do is juice and make smoothies. I have been sooo sick for over a year. I have seen four doctors and they all tell me I have to live this way! I can’t eat. How do they expect me to “live” this way. They tell me if I become nutrient deficient, they will put a feeding tube in. I felt so discouraged until Dr. Osborne. He has helped me go on the “true gluten free” diet, eliminating all grains from my diet. Its been a nightmare. I even had to have my prescription thyroid medication made at a compound pharmacy without the “corn filler”! I was genetically tested and had 3 out of 4 markers which means it was on both my parents side. I have suffered from this my entire life and never knew it til the damage was so severe, I couldn’t eat. I felt like I had eaten a turkey dinner all the time, even though I hadn’t eaten anything in days. They removed my gallbladder and the symptoms didn’t go away.

    Try juicing your fruits and veges. I can’t eat them either because the fiber causes too much pain and fullness. When I juice them, I do much better. The damage from grains cause severe inflammation and that’s what causes the digestion problem. As you get all grains out of your diet, you will start to heal, but not until then. The general public is clueless when it comes to being “gluten free”. Gluten is in all “grains”. You will have to check out the ingredients in your makeup, hair products, lotions, etc. I had to throw everything away! This is the only way you will get well. Plus, I agree with Rita, get on the Max Digest, etc. It helps digest your food. Unfortunately, I just started on it and haven’t seen an improvement yet, but I now have “hope”! I wish you the very best!

    Stephanie Sherie

    Dr. O, what is your take on fermented foods?

    I will eat vegetables that are on my lightly sensitive list if they are fermented and I don’t get an obvious reaction. My undertanding is the startches/sugars in the foods are broken down, making them almost like being pre-digested.

    Peter Osborne


    I don’t recommend eating foods that you react to regardless of the fermentation process.  Remember that many reactions can be delayed for up to three weeks after ingestion.  That being said, immediate response after eating is not a good measure.

    All the best,

    Dr. OSmile


    what is the measure. i dont have the money for all the expensive tests. i feel very frustrated because its my forth month on GFD. everything was great but all of a sudden i start having the symptomps for two to three days i never buy package food, cook from scrtach meat, animal fat and vegetables and frueits and some nuts and seeds are in my diet. my stomach is huge again like a ballon and and that spot on the left side of my stomach started hurting again. as if a wound got open and everytime i eat, the food scratch the wound and hurts me when i touch it it hurts

    Stephanie Sherie

    You may need to go to an MD for an ultrasound/medical test.

    Rita Bray

    There are times that you may be reacting to gluten because of cross contamination.

    You could be getting gluten in medications and over the counter medications.

    I could be many things but this is a good place to look.

    Sources of Hidden Gluten & Cross Contamination Part 1

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