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I keep hearing people who don't eat a lot of meat say that when they eat meat, particularly red meat, they get a stomach ache. I can't figure out why meat would give someone a stomach ache. ???
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It can be hard to digest, especially if overcooked. I too feel kind of ill after having meat. I have been eating TF for over 5 years, and our meat is grassfed organic from Peaceful Pastures, and it still makes me feel icky if I eat to much or too often. Raw meat, as in Primal Diet, I can handle easier.
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If your body isn't used to meat, then you kind of "lose" or "forget" the proper enzymes for digesting meat, so it's harder to digest when you do eat it.

Another possibilitiy is food combining- people who don't eat meat often probably eat smallish amounts with grains and stuff, which may make the whole meal harder to digest- not necessarily from the meat itself, but from the way it was combined.

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I do not eat much meat and I do not eat a lot of grains. Meat does make my bowels sluggish (sorry if that's TMI) and if it's a richer cut (prime rib), I will get loose stools. IDK why, always have. I guess this is my hugest thing w/ the TF eating lol.
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the body releases different substances to digest different foods--hydrochloric acid specifically for fat and protein, as well as enzymes. hydrochloric acid production can be compromised quite easily, its production depend on so many specific conditions, ie sufficient quantities of zinc etc. you can 'train' your body to produce more of its own by taking supplemental hcl. i would carefully look into this treatment to do on your own, or see a practitoner to help you.
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interesting...

I had tacos wtih ground beef the other night and nachos with the leftover meat (and some veggies etc) the next night. I know the shells/nachos are not TF but I've never had any problem with grains at all. But I have felt sick from them for 2 days now. Wonder if I ate too much meat.... I was veg for 5 yrs until recently. But then that doesn't make sense as I"ve eaten ground beef tacos and other things with lots of ground meat like a shepherd's pie and been fine in recent weeks.
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interesting...

I had tacos wtih ground beef the other night and nachos with the leftover meat (and some veggies etc) the next night. I know the shells/nachos are not TF but I've never had any problem with grains at all. But I have felt sick from them for 2 days now. Wonder if I ate too much meat.... I was veg for 5 yrs until recently. But then that doesn't make sense as I"ve eaten ground beef tacos and other things with lots of ground meat like a shepherd's pie and been fine in recent weeks.
What were the shells/chips fried in? I get like that any time I eat chips that have been fried in trans fats, or any vegetable oil for that matter.

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What were the shells/chips fried in? I get like that any time I eat chips that have been fried in trans fats, or any vegetable oil for that matter.
no trans fats, but it was vegetable oil. They haven't ever bothered me b4 tho. My stomach still feels really off!
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interesting...

I had tacos wtih ground beef the other night and nachos with the leftover meat (and some veggies etc) the next night. I know the shells/nachos are not TF but I've never had any problem with grains at all. But I have felt sick from them for 2 days now. Wonder if I ate too much meat.... I was veg for 5 yrs until recently. But then that doesn't make sense as I"ve eaten ground beef tacos and other things with lots of ground meat like a shepherd's pie and been fine in recent weeks.
Did you use a store bought seasoning packet for the tacos? Those can contain MSG and other preservatives and artificial flavors/colors.

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Did you use a store bought seasoning packet for the tacos? Those can contain MSG and other preservatives and artificial flavors/colors.
the same one I always use - Bearitos which is pretty natural.

I haven't bought anything with artificial colors/flavors in years or trans-fats etc. Ate a very whole foods and all organic diet even prior to TF.
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It might have just been coincidence- some kind of tummy bug hit you at the same time as that particular meal. Or maybe one or more of the ingredients wasn't quite fresh enough.

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I think it *may* have something to do with blood type?

Not sure about how I feel with the whole blood type theory in relation to TF, or other things , really- but I am type O and supposedly I have enough acids to eat lots of meat. I feel fine after meat. I do notice that enough meat in my diet helps things move along good.

But maybe pairing meat with something else everytime would be a good idea. Or a bit of potatoes, or starch, or something fermented.

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What were the shells/chips fried in? I get like that any time I eat chips that have been fried in trans fats, or any vegetable oil for that matter.
I get nearly instant tummy aches from foods like that!

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I am O+ and have a hard time with meat. I always have. When I was a kid I stopped eating it altogether because it made me feel so sick. And then I realized how much I looooooooove the taste so I became quite the little carnivore- that didn't go over well. Now I just stay away from it for several reasons.

I know some say that the problem is lean meats but my favorite part of all meat is the fat. We'd have stake at my home everyone would load up their fat onto my plate. oooohhhh man I better stop now, I'm drooling....

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I am O+ and have a hard time with meat. I always have. When I was a kid I stopped eating it altogether because it made me feel so sick. And then I realized how much I looooooooove the taste so I became quite the little carnivore- that didn't go over well. Now I just stay away from it for several reasons.

I know some say that the problem is lean meats but my favorite part of all meat is the fat. We'd have stake at my home everyone would load up their fat onto my plate. oooohhhh man I better stop now, I'm drooling....
see...too many inconsistancies with the bloood type theory

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I felt horribly sick the few times I ate steak cooked in butter (used to be vegetarian and was/am still sorting out hoe to cook various meats). In a tiny bit of olive oil it's fine, even if I eat something else with butter at the same meal.
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see...too many inconsistancies with the bloood type theory
What I like about the blood type theory is that it explains that we don't all need the same kinds of foods and that the foods that are good for one person could be pretty poorly tolerated in somebody else. I just don't think that blood type is the determining factor in determining metobolic type.

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: i wish there were some determining factor but it's more likely that there are several factors that play on each other.

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What I like about the blood type theory is that it explains that we don't all need the same kinds of foods and that the foods that are good for one person could be pretty poorly tolerated in somebody else. I just don't think that blood type is the determining factor in determining metobolic type.
I like that too. One loophole though(as percieved by me), is that according to the blood type theory some people are better off as dairy free vegetarians.I think one would have to really work really hard to get all the nutrition there.
As I am sure lots of people do who try to follow a TF diet. But it seems to support evolutionary eating as well.

I actually just recently tossed my eat right for your baby or whatever it was called book. It recomended I drink soy milk To think I ever got anything out of that

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There have been many periods of difficult times in my life when my body have not been producing optimum enzymes for digestion and I simply have had to cut down on red meat, sometimes for extended periods. Do you know about the chakras? The third chakra/solar plexus? If you do then you can read up about how the malfunctioning of the third chakra influences digestion. If you don't know anything about the chakras, you may have a hard time understanding the significance the chakras have on human health.

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