Gastroenterology/fruit sensitivity


Whenever I eat raw fruit (with the exception of bananas) my stomach becomes painful and bloated for a while after, even after eating only a small amount. I can eat both dried and cooked fruit fine, but anything fresh and it causes these problems. About 15 years ago i got very ill (severe stomach pain, dizziness, exhaustion) doctors couldn't find a cause so I changed my diet massively, cutting out sugar, gluten and dairy and eating only home cooked wholefoods. I found out that I was intolerant to wheat. My health improved gradually and now I feel really healthy and am rarely ill, aside from anemia. I've had an endoscopy to try to see why i wasn't absorbing iron, which only showed a small area of inflammation. The doctor thinks it's just because of my vegan diet. The iron supplements resolve this, but the issue with fruit won't go away. I was wondering if you might be able to suggest what's going on.

Thank you,


Dear Kathryn
If you have intolerance to just fresh fruit but can eat dried and coked fruit, you may have
  Sensitivity to residual pesticides or other chemicals in the fresh fruit
  You do not have enough enzymes to digest cellulose
  You have individual intolerance for some fruits
By common sense, you have to avoid products, which cause the symptoms like you did with gluten and milk. Another point is that strictly vegans have deficiency of the essential nutrients. It may lead to inner organs neuropathy with pains after meals. Vitamin B-12 injections, Zinc, Iron, Iodine, digestive enzymes that have celllulaze can be helpful in your case.
Have good health
Peter Melamed, Ph.D.


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