Happy & Fructose Free

Spreading Hope for Anyone Affected by Fructose Malabsorption

Your Diagnosis – An End to the Bubbling

Does your stomach constantly feel upset in varying degrees?

Does it make loud gurgling noises after you eat?

Have you tried to change your diet but are having trouble pin-pointing the culprit food(s)?

If you are ready to commit to feeling better, than you are in the right place 🙂

Now, will you choose the SHORT WAY to a diagnosis or the LONG WAY?

The SHORT WAY involves calling your Gastroenterologist right now and setting up an appointment. They are always busy, so be prepared to wait a few weeks.

  • Pros to the Short Way: You get your answer and you can move on to feeling better.
  • Cons to the Short Way: After getting your diagnosis you may return to your home only to find that there is literally nothing that you can eat… that is a very depressing moment.  Be prepared for this, and maybe take a quick trip to your specialty foods store prior to going home and find some comfort foods with sugar as the only sweetener (they exist, I promise) and my personal favorite… box mashed potatoes with basil infused olive oil, dried chives, salt, and fresh cracked pepper.  Fast, warm, and carb-o-licious 🙂

Or… you could try the LONG WAY, and cut out each common food culprit one at a time.  (Here is how my journey through the Long Way went)

  • Pros to the Long Way: Honestly, if I wouldn’t have gone through this food evolution (learning about, shopping for, and cooking with each alternative type of food) I very likely would not have made it through the transition. That is the sad truth, but this is a happy blog and no matter which path you choose I am here with you.
  • Cons to the Long Way: It can get very expensive very quickly, and of course it takes longer to feel completely better.

Either path will lead you to a Gastroenterologist who will likely request some Hydrogen Breath Tests.

For a little info on what you are getting into, check this link.

Breath Tests

Or if you have questions and would like to talk to someone who’s been through it…

shoot me an email at happyfructosefree@gmail.com 🙂


2 responses to “Your Diagnosis – An End to the Bubbling

  1. I was diagnosed with fructose intolerance two months ago. I am 67 years old and what a shock. I have been to the doctor and nutritionist, and have scoured the computer for help, but all I can find is things I can’t eat ,, one web site will say you can eat this and another say oh no you can’t eat this not ever suggesting things that I can. I just found your web site and it was like a light in dark tunnel. Thank you Any suggestions would be greatfull. Thank you again Alice McLintock

  2. Robink says:

    I am finding the Monash University FODMAP app for my phone very helpful in establishing a routine in happy and sad foods. Also, as I am not gluten sensitive, I find that making my own seitan helps with my vegetarian diet in acquiring protein. Any advice is welcome to this lifetime vegetarian who now barely tolerates any beans and no garlic or onions. Peanut butter, eggs, cheese, tofu, and seitan is all I find safely in the protein side. White rice and authentic sourdough bread are great options on bad days. I am finding some help with using small amounts of cabbage juice, sauerkraut, and other fermented foods to help the gut with my meals. This is so frustrating as healthy eaters and cooks add so many no-nos into the food (i.e. honey, molasses, flax seeds). I feel like a freak among all my healthy friends who are truly struggling to know how to enjoy meals with me.
    Please explain better the use of smartees to alleviate overindulgence. I use a lot of beano, lactose, and probiotics which are valuable but am seeking a way to eat the fruits I absolutely love and cannot tolerate anymore such as apples, peaches and apricots. There is so much confusion. Oligos and Polyols are my big triggers and I have not found a enzyme supplement for relief.

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