Dr. Oz: New Gluten Diagnosis
Dr. Oz kicked off his show by talking about how an entirely different group of foods may be responsible for stomach pain, gas, and bloating thought to be caused by gluten. In fact, 18 million people may be affected by this other group of foods.
New research has identified this new group of foods and it’s providing hope to a lot of people. Jennifer and Donna are two women who suffered a tremendous amount of digestive-related symptoms and couldn’t find answers from doctors, even after extensive testing for typical culprits like Celiac Disease, Crohn’s Disease, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Both gave up goods with wheat and saw improvement, but they still weren’t quite better. What was going on?
Dr. Oz: Identify Your Symptoms
Both Jennifer and Donna came by Dr. Oz after trying the “New Gluten Diagnosis”. They said their symptoms went away and they felt so much better after starting the diet.
First, for the New Gluten Diagnosis, you need to identify your symptoms. On a scale from 1 to 5, how bad is your:
- Abdominal pain?
If any of your categories are at 2 or above, you might be a candidate for the New Gluten Diagnosis. Donna said she was all 5s and Jennifer said she had three categories with 5s.
Dr. Oz: What are Fodmaps?
It turns out the culprit is not just gluten-containing foods, but fodmaps. What are fodmaps? Fodmaps are found in many common foods, foods you typically think of as “healthy” foods. Dr. Oz’s New Gluten Diagnosis plan calls for you to eliminate these foods for 10 days, then slowly reintroduce them one at a time each day. Keep track of your symptoms to determine whether the foods you’re slowly reintroducing are problematic for you and causing issues so you know what problems you have.
For Jennifer, the foods were apples and cauliflowers. She felt great during the 10 days, but the second she ate one of these, the problems came right back for her. For Donna, it was tomatoes and avocados, two of her favorite foods which she has every single day.
Below are the foods which contain the highest amount of fodmaps. If you have issues like these and you’ve tried a gluten-free diet only for the symptoms to continue or still be around in a slightly diminished form, you should try this diet. Remember, all you have to do is eliminate the foods for 10 days and then slowly reintroduce them one by one to identify the foods causing your issues. Here are the foods:
Vegetables & Legumes
- Baked Beans
- Black Eyed Peas
- Broad Beans
- Butter Beans
- Kidney Beans
- Mange Tout
- Savoy Cabbage
- Soy Beans
- Split Peas
- Scallions / Spring Onions (the white part)
- Tinned Fruit in Apple/Pear Juice
- Cream Cheese
- Ice Cream
- Milk (cow, goat, and sheep)
- Sour Cream
- Yogurt (even Greek yogurt)
Wheat-Containing Products, Such As:
- And Many Others (check label if you’re unsure)