Saw my new GI specialist today, since I technically don’t yet have a definitive diagnosis for why my guts do strange things sometimes. Colono/upper endo in December. Looking forward to GoLytely and Chill.
Good luck. GI stuff sucks.
Last week or so, I’ve had an uptick in GI rumblings. Looking back, I’ve also had an uptick in onion consumption. Maybe it is a FODMAP sensitivity. I just don’t want it to be that, since the Low FODMAP Diet takes away a lot of tasty ingredients. So far I just haven’t had the courage to try it. I’ll wait for the results of Two Cameras, One Gut first though.
If you go FODMAP, which isn’t a forever elimination diet but a diagnostic (and possibly forever for some things), look up asafoetida/hing. It gave me a lot of that missing “onion/garlic” taste. Also, leek greens are fair game on FODMAP and can be pretty tasty. I found a lot of things where they’re simmered in stock, they do great.
I have read that leek greens and green onion greens are okay for low FODMAP. I do have a feeling, based on recent gastric experience, that onion will be one of my trigger foods.
They are for me… and garlic. They’re 2 of the most common ones. Both hit me, I still will partake but avoid it the day before any significant travel. If I’m going to be downing French onion soup I make sure I plan to stay home the whole next day.
Hing isn’t a perfect substitute but gives a lot of the same. You’ll want to toast the spice in a pan for a minute before adding whatever else. Turns the scent less feet-like and more food-like. Flavor too.
Double camera ing was fine. Doctor isn’t worried about anything. He did little biopsies along the way anyway, but he doesn’t anticipate anything major.