Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 17 of 17
  1. #1
    Me and the cat... Pamestique's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Tustin, CA
    My Bikes
    2002 Lemond Zurich, 2006 Santa Cruz Superlight, 2010 Landshark, 2012 Santa Cruz Juliana, 2014 Juliana Premiero Origin 29er
    Posts
    4,374
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Old Folk Question - is it just me? Sortof sensitive question...

    I am 62... over the last 6 years , I have become very sensitive to many food items. In 2007 I had colon surgery and had a length of tubing removed so I know that is part of my problem but I can't really eat any food with added salt anymore. In fact I have problems with foods that contain natural salt like celery. It makes my tongue burn and is just nasty to me. I struggle being low sodium all the time. Can't handle spices either. Could never eat garlic or onions but now just smelling them make me ill. It's like everything I eat causes an upset stomach (lots of problems there)... its almost like I can only eat rice, toast, chicken soup and peanut butter without getting ill.

    Are any of you also suffering from sensitive stomachs (not heart burn or indigestion but =TMI= bathroom issues). If so is it something that came on with age or what?

    Only plus - no more fast food for me... just can't tolerate it any longer. No prepared foods like Lean Cuisine or any frozen food either. Chocolate has always made me sick (lactose intolerant) but I still eat it anyway... may explain everything!
    ______________________________________________________________

    Private docent led mountain bike rides through Limestone Canyon. Go to letsgooutside.org and register today! Also available: hikes, equestrian rides and family events as well as trail maintenance and science study.

  2. #2
    Senior Member George's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Katy Texas
    My Bikes
    Specialized Roubaix - Look 566 - Jamis Coda Elite
    Posts
    5,254
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I had colon surgery in 1998 and part of the colon was taken out and yes, I did have problems for a while, (6 years) but not too much anymore. There’s probably a lot of food I shouldn’t eat and the main one is probably ice cream.
    Sometimes I get diarrhea out of the clear blue sky . Meaning it’s not caused by anything I ate, it just happens. That’s down too maybe twice a year or so now.
    I was getting a colonoscopy every year until this year. Now I have to go once every 2 years. Thanks God for that, but every time I get one done they find cancerous polyps .
    So I guess it’s something we have to live with and I guess you could call us very lucky to be a live.
    Anyhow good luck and I hope everything starts getting back to normal for you.
    George

  3. #3
    Around now and then DnvrFox's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2001
    Location
    Around now and then
    Posts
    20,811
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have always been EXTREMELY sensitive to chocolate - not all, but I can't define ahead of time which or what or why. A Wendy's chocolate frosty sends me to the bathroom in about 1 minute, as does my most recent chocolate-dipped McD's cone. Not all the time - this was the first with the cone. But, if I really want to be cleaned out - like for a colonoscopy, give me some chocolate - it tastes better, anyway, than what the GI folks give you

    Ditto for beans!!
    DnvrFox - still bicycling, swimming, walking and weight lifting at 74yo is participating a bit in BFN 50+.

  4. #4
    Life is good RonH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Between Lecanto and Hernando Florida, 6 miles west of the Withlacoochee Trail
    My Bikes
    I've had several since 1999 but have settled on my beloved 2001 Litespeed Tuscany and my latest, a 2013 Cannondale CAAD 10.
    Posts
    13,546
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Sorry to hear of your problems.

    Can you eat real chocolate -- like 85% or 90% dark chocolate? I eat some of that every day. It's good for the heart.

    My wife has been lactose intolerant most of her life. She's also had IBS for years. She found out a couple of years ago she has fatty liver disease. Seems these things are all kind of related. I have a mild wheat (not gluten) allergy. So we eat a lot of the things you're eating -- almond milk rather than regular milk, rice or oat cereal, lots of veggies and fresh fruit.
    If we go off the rails, we pay for it the next day.
    My bikes --> 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---2013 Cannondale CAAD 10 2 (5) "Racing Edition"

    Life is like a 10-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use. ~ Charles Schultz

  5. #5
    Avid Cyclist MickeyMaguire's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Columbus, Ohio
    My Bikes
    Fuji Absolute2
    Posts
    291
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    For the sensitive stomach, I drink a glass of wine every night after dinner. That works. As for low-salt, no salt diet, get this book...

    http://www.amazon.com/No-Salt-Lowest...+salt+cookbook

    I bought this cookbook and my wife and I love the recipes. There are lots of tasty options.
    If you can't do great things, do small things in a great way. ~Napoleon Hill
    Http://www.tricornpublications.com/gethappy/

  6. #6
    Senior Member TromboneAl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Far, Far Northern California
    My Bikes
    1997 Specialized M2Pro
    Posts
    2,858
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    That salt issue is a bummer, since it's so ubiquitous. A saying goes "If someone else prepared it for you there's too much salt in it."

    How do you react to potassium chloride? For me it tastes just as good as salt.

    Do you have problems with steak?

    My Book: Drive, Ride, Repeat: The Mostly-True Account of a Cross-Country Car and Bicycle Adventure

  7. #7
    Seat Sniffer Biker395's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    SoCal
    My Bikes
    2008 Scott CR1 Pro; 2006 Schwinn Fastback Pro and 2001 Fasback Comp; 2003 Univega Alpina 700; 2000 Schwinn Super Sport
    Posts
    2,372
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Digestive issues are very common after colon surgery. My wife had hear colon surgery 10 years ago and still has occasional issues that rise outta the blue.

    That NoSalt is good stuff. Not only does it reduce your sodium intake, it increases your intake of potassium, which is hard to get. Morton also makes a 50-50 mix of NaCl and KCl that's worth trying out.
    Proud parent of a happy inner child ...
    www.photo395.com

  8. #8
    Pedo Grande Popeyecahn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    San Diego
    My Bikes
    '98 Serotta Legend Ti, Vitus 979, Univega Alpina, Felt Little B@st@rd
    Posts
    812
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I still have all my OEM plumbing, but I am lactose intolerant and I avoid milk like the plague, though in very small amounts (peanut M&Ms anyone? lol) I don't have problems. Cheese is fine as the lactose is converted to something else in the process. Wheat can be a problem for me at times and one thing I've given up is coffee, I rarely ever drink it, mainly because it screws my blood sugar up, especially in the mornings and then it acts quickly on my lower GI.

    All of these issues have been with me for a number of years, I was just more ignorant of my body and what went into it so they went ignored until one day I said enough and took greater charge of my life and my eating habits. I still slack off on occasion and am not penalized too much but once in a while it'll hit me like a ton o' bricks.
    And tell my mama I'm a hundred years late
    I'm over the rails and out of the race...

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    SW Fl.
    My Bikes
    2 Paramounts, CAAD8, Giant Propel Advanced SL3
    Posts
    1,026
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    CAUTION to those on low salt or no salt diets, please make sure to get enough iodine for the health of your thyroid and yourself. Plenty of information is available regarding thyroid issues due to insufficient iodine when not using iodized salt or intake from other sources. A huge goiter and parathyroid tumor blocking half of my esophagus and causing destructive high calcium production and many symptoms associated with such has been resolved favorably for myself but very well might not have been.

  10. #10
    Me and the cat... Pamestique's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Tustin, CA
    My Bikes
    2002 Lemond Zurich, 2006 Santa Cruz Superlight, 2010 Landshark, 2012 Santa Cruz Juliana, 2014 Juliana Premiero Origin 29er
    Posts
    4,374
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by TromboneAl View Post
    That salt issue is a bummer, since it's so ubiquitous. A saying goes "If someone else prepared it for you there's too much salt in it."

    How do you react to potassium chloride? For me it tastes just as good as salt.

    Do you have problems with steak?
    I have never been able to eat alot of red meat... I love steak and eat it only on special occasions and in small amounts. It will cause some issues but not bad. Is potassium chloride different than salt - I thought they were the same. for me its a taste thing... the salt gags me - also it burns my tongue. I didn't have this issue several years ago, it developed recently within the last 3 - 4 years.

    I admit I have always had some problems - for instance food allergies to garlic and onion, lactose intolerant, but could always eat other stuff. Now for instance, I can't do stir fry because even low sodium soy is too salty and the oil on meat gags me. Going out to dinner use to be a real pleasure but now i stress out about getting sick and its like Dverfox says... immediately into the bathroom stuff - I never know what effects me (although I know if I have anything with cream in it - I am going to be sick - I have learned to eat salads without dressing and potatoes without any fixings).

    Guess I am just getting to be an old fuddy duddy... can't eat out; can't eat at home... so why am I still so fat? You would think I would be trim but yes unfortunately I can eat dark chocolate without probems (also hard cheese and premium ice creanm - go figure!).
    ______________________________________________________________

    Private docent led mountain bike rides through Limestone Canyon. Go to letsgooutside.org and register today! Also available: hikes, equestrian rides and family events as well as trail maintenance and science study.

  11. #11
    Me and the cat... Pamestique's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Tustin, CA
    My Bikes
    2002 Lemond Zurich, 2006 Santa Cruz Superlight, 2010 Landshark, 2012 Santa Cruz Juliana, 2014 Juliana Premiero Origin 29er
    Posts
    4,374
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Biker395 View Post
    That NoSalt is good stuff. Not only does it reduce your sodium intake, it increases your intake of potassium, which is hard to get. Morton also makes a 50-50 mix of NaCl and KCl that's worth trying out.
    I will look for this - in my blood work I struggle with sodium and potassium levels - its always too low... thanks for the information!
    ______________________________________________________________

    Private docent led mountain bike rides through Limestone Canyon. Go to letsgooutside.org and register today! Also available: hikes, equestrian rides and family events as well as trail maintenance and science study.

  12. #12
    johnliu@earthlink.net jyl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Portland OR
    My Bikes
    61 Bianchi Specialissima 71 Peugeot G50 7? P'geot PX10 74 Raleigh GranSport 75 P'geot UO8 78? Raleigh Team Pro 82 P'geot PSV 86 P'geot PX 91 Bridgestone MB0 92 B'stone XO1 97 Rans VRex 92 Cannondale R1000 94 B'stone MB5 97 Vitus 997
    Posts
    3,491
    Mentioned
    19 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I can eat anything.

    However, for a couple years I was having gallstone attacks, and during that period I had to watch what I ate. Too much oil or fat, and I would be puking and curled up for hours. Thank goodness that ended!
    Your signature contains too many lines and must be shortened. You may only have up to 2 line(s). Long text may have been implicitly wrapped, causing it to be

  13. #13
    Trek 500 Kid Zinger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Spokane WA
    My Bikes
    '83 Trek 970 road --- '86 Trek 500 road
    Posts
    2,189
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Not just you Pam

    I've picked up a case of acid reflux back in my late 50s that requires about 4 or more hours of waiting for bed time after eating.....and more than that when I eat some cheap packaged burritos or the like. I also have to watch what I eat more before riding whereas only grease used to bother me then when younger.

    No more chicken sandwitch century food etc.
    "I never lost a race because my bike was too heavy".......George Mount

  14. #14
    Free Velo Vol! Dudelsack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Loovul
    My Bikes
    Bacchetta Giro ATT 26; Lemond Buenos Aires
    Posts
    6,201
    Mentioned
    15 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Wild shots in the dark:

    1. Go to University of Arizona's site and search "FODMAPS".

    2. Check magnesium and zinc levels.

    3. Consider probiotics. I like Align.

    4. Talk to you doctor about bile-binding resins.

    Now I'm going back to get a good night's rest at the Holiday Inn Express.

  15. #15
    Free Velo Vol! Dudelsack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Loovul
    My Bikes
    Bacchetta Giro ATT 26; Lemond Buenos Aires
    Posts
    6,201
    Mentioned
    15 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Oh, one more thing:


  16. #16
    Seat Sniffer Biker395's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    SoCal
    My Bikes
    2008 Scott CR1 Pro; 2006 Schwinn Fastback Pro and 2001 Fasback Comp; 2003 Univega Alpina 700; 2000 Schwinn Super Sport
    Posts
    2,372
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    ^ Nice (and appropriate) color combo.
    Proud parent of a happy inner child ...
    www.photo395.com

  17. #17
    Senior Member Wogster's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Toronto (again) Ontario, Canada
    My Bikes
    Norco Bushpilot (out of commission), Raleigh Delta
    Posts
    6,939
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Pamestique View Post
    I have never been able to eat alot of red meat... I love steak and eat it only on special occasions and in small amounts. It will cause some issues but not bad. Is potassium chloride different than salt - I thought they were the same. for me its a taste thing... the salt gags me - also it burns my tongue. I didn't have this issue several years ago, it developed recently within the last 3 - 4 years.

    I admit I have always had some problems - for instance food allergies to garlic and onion, lactose intolerant, but could always eat other stuff. Now for instance, I can't do stir fry because even low sodium soy is too salty and the oil on meat gags me. Going out to dinner use to be a real pleasure but now i stress out about getting sick and its like Dverfox says... immediately into the bathroom stuff - I never know what effects me (although I know if I have anything with cream in it - I am going to be sick - I have learned to eat salads without dressing and potatoes without any fixings).

    Guess I am just getting to be an old fuddy duddy... can't eat out; can't eat at home... so why am I still so fat? You would think I would be trim but yes unfortunately I can eat dark chocolate without probems (also hard cheese and premium ice creanm - go figure!).
    My wife is diabetic, so no sugar or carbs, we had a friend stay with us who is gluten intolerant, that made things really interesting for a while....

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •