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Substitutes: I Eat A Larger Variety Than Ever Before.
There are many kinds of foods and I suggest you keep as many as you can in your diet. When I was having extreme difficulties tolerating food, I tried new foods that I had never eaten before. For me the list included special meats such as: lamb, bison, duck, yak, which I found at natural food coops. There may be some type of nuts that you haven't eaten such as macademia, chestnuts, pecans, or pine nuts. Many of these are expensive, but we are trying to heal! My new vegetables included the following: konjac, sea weed spinach, swiss chard, collard greens, jicama, Jerusalem artichoke, fennel bulb, and radishes. Fruits I found were what follows: Dragon fruit, star fruit, mango, kiwi, sour cherries, and bananas. Don't give up trying foods. Once I looked up the list of vegetables in Wikopedia. I discovered that their list included more than half vegetables I had never heard of. I tried all new diet items; it worked for me, but if you don't want to be so drastic, you can keep adding more.
Another idea is to look at the SCD diet plan. In a nutshell this plans uses meats, vegetables, and nuts that are easy to digest. They do recommend starting with a fast, for this they use a gelatin mix of some kind. This is said to be very healing for the gut. The diet was originally created to help heal the gut after celiac or other intestinal issues. One can just google for more information about the diet. I have the book Breaking the Vicious Cycle from which I learned about the diet. It is very similar to paleo diet which I also like. One can go to youtube and watch some paleo cooking shows for ideas.
Are you taking supplemental magnesium, because too much can give you symptoms with loose bowels?
My doctor highly recommends coconut oil for helping to heal the gut. I have been using NAET energy treatments to overcome my sensitivities to foods and I am feeling much better. For information about NAET, you can to their website or read the book, Say Good-bye to Illness by Dr. Devi Nambudripad.
I hope for you the very best in healing,
People are constantly being told conflicting information about preparing for a biopsy and also constantly being told incorrect information about preparing for a biopsy.
Here is a link to the U of C Celiac Disease Center -- one of the top celiac research centers in the world.
You really need 6 biopsies because damage can easily be missed. The small intestine is the size of a tennis court when laid out flat so you can see how damage could be missed if not enough samples are taken.
As to you still having stomach pain -- it takes time to heal. It's not like flipping a light switch off & on. When you quit eating gluten. that's just the start of the healing process but don't expect it to happen overnight.
Need to start seriously reading up on information, it seems I get worst the day after I've eaten something that I shouldn't.
I get heavy ears, fluctuating in the ears an dizzy, I go to the loo an sometimes makes me feel better an the symptoms reduce.
Im wondering if toxins in my stomach are reacting and my body's reaction are my symptoms....not forgetting brain fog!
I need some safe basics since everything is now making me sick. On the 15th I'm redoing my colonoscopy after 6 years. I have super bad cramping and pains and urgent poop most of the day. I had to quit my sub jobs for a while. Please suggest some safe foods to eat for a while till I figure it out.
Re: non-functioning gallbladder
How do they test for this? How did you get it fixed. I have pains like adhesions and d and I've had it for a month. I'd love any ideas or advice you may have. I have had a lot of abdominal surgeries, like C-sections, 3 of them and a hyst. Several other surgeries down there as well.
Please suggest any thoughts or ideas you may have. I see a new primary care next Tues. and have a colonoscopy on the 15.
Thanks so much!