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do any of you have a digestive enzyme that you would suggest... hopefully one easy to find at Whole Foods or Vitamin Cottage? Have you found that they help with the bloating and gas?

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do any of you have a digestive enzyme that you would suggest... hopefully one easy to find at Whole Foods or Vitamin Cottage? Have you found that they help with the bloating and gas?

You can find a truck load of digestive enzymes at Whole Foods varying from super expensive to average-priced. Also depending on what your mainline sensitivity is, is what you should look for in the ingredients. I think Amylase is what digests starches; Lactase for dairy if you're lactose-intolerant. There are also other enzymes in the pills that supposively assist in the digestion of food but be wary that some contain oat flour. Oat flour/bran can hurt you if you're in your beginning stages.

For effectiveness..I can't really tell. I still have pain, bloating, gas, etc. and I take one with every meal. I also alternate brands to keep their effectiveness working..if it is. Sometimes, though, I end up regurgitating them which I'm sure doesn't help.

It's best to look and try out what works the best for you in cost and effectiveness.


Gluten Free since 01/28/08

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Before going with a digestive enzyme have you eliminated dairy? All dairy including casien? Many lactose free products will still have casien. That is a common cause of bloating and gas. If you drink soda's drop them out of your diet, that will help also.

If you can keep a food diary that may help you pinpoint what is causing the gas and bloating, it is generally a reaction to foods that our bodys don't tolerate.

I do take digestive enzymes myself, my pancreas took a good wap from an adverse drug reaction and has never been the same since. I take them when I eat meat because otherwise I don't really digest it. It doesn't cause me any pain but since if I can identify my food when it leaves I figure I am not getting anything out of it I decided to try them. I use Super Enzymes by NOW. They have no sugar, salt, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg or preservatives. They do seem to help a lot and I have been able to gain some weight since I added them and Royal Jelly to my diet.


Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying

"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

 Gene Test Aug 2007

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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Before going with a digestive enzyme have you eliminated dairy? All dairy including casien? Many lactose free products will still have casien. That is a common cause of bloating and gas. If you drink soda's drop them out of your diet, that will help also.

If you can keep a food diary that may help you pinpoint what is causing the gas and bloating, it is generally a reaction to foods that our bodys don't tolerate.

I do take digestive enzymes myself, my pancreas took a good wap from an adverse drug reaction and has never been the same since. I take them when I eat meat because otherwise I don't really digest it. It doesn't cause me any pain but since if I can identify my food when it leaves I figure I am not getting anything out of it I decided to try them. I use Super Enzymes by NOW. They have no sugar, salt, yeast, wheat, gluten, corn, soy, milk, egg or preservatives. They do seem to help a lot and I have been able to gain some weight since I added them and Royal Jelly to my diet.

What does Royal Jelly do?


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I started to take it because it is good for energy as it is high in B vitamins. It also contains a lot of other nutrients, but I can't find the paper that comes with it so I can't say for sure what. I found it not only increased my energy levels but also my appetite. I also don't know if it is a coincidence but my hair hasn't been so thick since years before I went gluten-free. It isn't for folks that are allergic to bees, that made me nervous at first since I wasn't sure, I was allergic to so much before my diagnosis, although my gluten-free living did away with 95% if my allergies. You take it between meals mixed with a bit of honey, I use organic wildflower honey. I wasn't sure I would be able to stomach it but once I got past the thought that I was eating bee vomit and got to the results I have continued :D


Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying

"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002

Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis

All bold resoved or went into remission in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

 Gene Test Aug 2007

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)

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I started to take it because it is good for energy as it is high in B vitamins. It also contains a lot of other nutrients, but I can't find the paper that comes with it so I can't say for sure what. I found it not only increased my energy levels but also my appetite. I also don't know if it is a coincidence but my hair hasn't been so thick since years before I went gluten-free. It isn't for folks that are allergic to bees, that made me nervous at first since I wasn't sure, I was allergic to so much before my diagnosis, although my gluten-free living did away with 95% if my allergies. You take it between meals mixed with a bit of honey, I use organic wildflower honey. I wasn't sure I would be able to stomach it but once I got past the thought that I was eating bee vomit and got to the results I have continued :D

Hmm..I know I've seen it in the store many times but I wasn't certain about its purpose and if it could assist me in my condition. My hair has significantly thinned ever since I went gluten free..and constantly dying it doesn't help. That, however, I've stopped for the mean time. I wasn't allergic to much prior to being diagnosed but I am allergic to penicillin; don't know if I should be concerned about it or not.

I'll do more research on it prior to purchasing it but getting more energy is always a welcoming feature. I've never been so tired before going gluten-free..it's really a pain since I hardly can get more than one "chore" done a day; thicker hair would be nice for both my boyfriend and myself since that nut loves playing with it.

Lol, I'd also love to tell someone I'm taking bee vomit. That's actually rather amusing! Thanks for the info.


Gluten Free since 01/28/08

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