Citrus Fruit Intolerance

Discussion in 'Fruits & Fruit Juice' started by stargazer1111, May 2, 2017.

  1. stargazer1111

    stargazer1111 Member

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    I have noticed that, when I consume a fair amount of orange juice, I get intolerance symptoms. I get bloating and diarrhea and if I consume enough of it, my heart begins to skip beats. I get fatigued and have serious stomach pain.

    When I remove the citrus fruits and get most of my sugar as a combination of sucrose, high-fructose corn syrup (mostly soda or table sugar), and lactose from milk, I feel like a little kid with abundant energy and no problems at all.

    I understand that chemical sensitivities are signs of hypothyroidism. I just started taking Thyroid-S (1 grain) yesterday and want to take a month or two of thyroid therapy before I reintroduce things I might be intolerant to like oranges.

    What does everyone think about ditching fruit and just getting most of my sugar as sucrose/HFCS/milk? I notice that I have zero problems tolerating HFCS, which surprised me.
     
  2. Diokine

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    Is it commercial orange juice? I don't tolerate it at all, something in the processing totally ruins it. Fresh oranges though, fuhgetaboutit. I will usually suck our all the sweet nectar and spit out the remaining material.
     
  3. James IV

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    If you go that route, I'd suggest making sure you get plenty of potassium and vitmain C from other sources. Ray recommends citrus not just for sugar.
     
  4. Dessert_All_Day

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    Yeah, they're totally distinct products. Once I started buying freshly squeezed orange juice (a la Whole Foods) it was hard to go back. That is, until I realized my bank account was empty:D

    I think this is probably fine, assuming you're getting vitamin C from potatoes or cooked kale or something for the time being. OJ is such a powerful food that it's worth trying to add back in later.
     
  5. tara

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    Personally, I'd try other fruits/juices, roots and tubers before relying on large amounts of refined sucrose or HFCS - all the other nutrients are important too. (And try fresh squeezed ripe oranges/juice if you haven't tried that yet, possibly in smaller quantities.)
     
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