Originally Posted by philosophe
That's what happened to me with dairy. At least giving up butter, cream, etc. was good for my waistline.
If I were you, I'd really up the veggies, fruit, and whole grains in my diet, and I'd switch to fish for animal protein for a few weeks. Then I'd gradually try reintroducing small quantities of meat.
You are fortunate that stocks are OK. Chickpeas taste great cooked in lamb stock.
Much as I agree with GDL's remarks above, I think that it is reasonable in your case to try changing your diet before running to the doctor. If, however, you are having a lot or pain or other well-known symptoms of real GI problems (e.g. blood in your stool), see a physician asap.
Thanks, J. I think that moving away from a beef-heavy diet is probably in my best interest, no matter what happens w/ this pain.
Originally Posted by Mark from Plano
I have no idea what this is, but it sounds like a frenchified name for something edmorel might be expert in.
It means taking a short break in between courses to partake in a palate cleanser (traditionally a small drink of Calvados) in order to allow yourself some time to digest.
Originally Posted by why
You could have some inability to secrete sufficient amounts of proteases (enzymes that break apart proteins into amino acids). There are a few different ones the body uses (trypsin, pepsin, and one or two others) which either come from the pancreas or the cells in the stomach itself. It could also be an oversecretion of pepsin (or some other reaction to it) caused by the higher acidity needed for the enzyme to activate.
Maybe this is it. I also had acid reflux as a teen, with stomach ulcers. If that is connected with this at all, I realy don't know, but there it is.
Try eating a large amount protein from a food that doesn't upset your stomach and see what happens (like eating a carton of egg whites or a few packs of tofu or something). Do this on an empty stomach, then do it as part of a normal starch-containing meal.
Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty
Sounds like you had it coming
Lol yeah, that's what he said too.
Originally Posted by acidboy
is your bowel movement regular?
Like clockwork. Take dump at 11 AM, 4 PM, and 1 AM.