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Stiffness, body odor and itchy eyes2014-02-07T10:00:16+00:00

Fast Tract Diet for SIBO Forum Autoimmune Conditions and Diet Stiffness, body odor and itchy eyes

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  • jeppebr
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    First of all, thanks for an excellent site!
    I’m really glad that I found this “other voice of reason”, my mind have been a believer in pre/probiotics for a long time but my body hasn’t been cooperating with the theories around fibers/sauerkraut/resistant starch etc. and I’m gravitating more and more towards Norm’s ideas of cutting down “bacteria food”
    My problem is that I have symptoms that I haven’t really found when searching the net.
    I have seen a connection between intake of fiber rich food and the onset of a distinct smell from the body and, most of the times, my eyes also gets itchy and dry.
    Sometimes I have a slight pain feeling in the right side of my stomach but overall there is few IBS related symptoms. These symptoms gradually disappear and after a night fast the smell is usually gone.
    I should add that I perceive that there is a connection between what I eat and feeling of stiffness in my joints.
    Grateful for any help in understanding what’s going on!

    Norm Robillard
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    Hi Jepp, Thanks. Glad you like the site. Dry, itchy eyes can be a sign of Sjogrens. Stiffness and pain in joints are additional symptoms. Auto antibodies in Sjogren’s patients are found against Interleukin (IL)-1a, IL-4, IL-6 and IL-12) and appear to attack the moisture glads and the joints as well). Here are a few links.
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24489248
    http://www.womenshealthresearch.org/site/PageServer?pagename=autoimmunity_sjogrens
    http://www.sjogrens.org/home/about-sjogrens-syndrome/diagnosis
    http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/233747.php

    jeppebr
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    Thanks a lot! Any idea about the body smell? This smell comes from the skin and is always accompanying the eye symtoms? Actually, I almost think the eyes are reacting to the smell..

    Norm Robillard
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    Can’t say I know the answer off hand to that on. Ketogenic diet give a slight scent of acetone but haven’t heard of an odor associated with eating fiber. But it wouldn’t be too surprising. Depending on which types of microbes are fermenting the fiber and how much protein is present, different bacterial end products are produced, many of which are absorbed into general circulation.

    Kelly
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    By experimentation, I’ve discovered a long list of symptoms that are related to what I eat, that I never expected. Itchy eyes, odors, and pain or muscle tension are only a few.

    It’s a complex web of cause-and-effect, but I’ve become convinced that everything in all body systems is affected by food and digestion. And I’ve read in many sources that it’s quite possible to have digestive problems causing symptoms in other body systems, with no digestive symptoms at all.

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