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Is anyone on a rotation diet? I'm on a candida diet of veggies, meat and eggs and I'm about to start rotating foods every 4 days and food groups every 2 days. I have candida and leaky gut and I'm hoping to avoid any new allergies and give my gut a rest after eating something I'm not supposed to (I haven't yet identified all my problems.)

Any success stories?

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Is anyone on a rotation diet? I'm on a candida diet of veggies, meat and eggs and I'm about to start rotating foods every 4 days and food groups every 2 days. I have candida and leaky gut and I'm hoping to avoid any new allergies and give my gut a rest after eating something I'm not supposed to (I haven't yet identified all my problems.)

Any success stories?

I started a Rotation diet about 1 month ago and results have been great. I started with a blood test for sensitivies from A LCat which also identified foods most sensitive. I'm doing this along with the SCD diet. I was skeptical at first and so was my GI Dr. but so far avoiding the foods identified at various levels of senstivities, sticking to the SCD diet legal foods and using the 4 day rotation, I'm almost back to normal. No Stomach pain, perfect BM formation, Good Energy, Starting to gain weight again. I came from a severe GI issues, Significant Weight Loss, Increasing food sensitivies to just about everything (Egg, Dairy, Gluten, Soy, Fruit, etc) 6 months ago to almost perfect with the combination of the 3 things within 3-4 months so far...I've re-introduced eggs and fruit last month based on the test results and on a rotation and it has been fine.

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Oh my goodness, you have no idea how nice it is to hear a success story! It seems like those are few and far between on the internet, thanks for lifting my spirits! So you kept wheat, barley, rye and oats out of the diet the whole time? Right now I've just added brown rice and quinoa in and that seems to be going okay every 4 days, my ebergy has picked up a lot with those back.

Do you limit how much of each food you eat per day? So if you eat rice every 4 days, do you only eat a certain amount?

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Oh my goodness, you have no idea how nice it is to hear a success story! It seems like those are few and far between on the internet, thanks for lifting my spirits! So you kept wheat, barley, rye and oats out of the diet the whole time? Right now I've just added brown rice and quinoa in and that seems to be going okay every 4 days, my ebergy has picked up a lot with those back.

Do you limit how much of each food you eat per day? So if you eat rice every 4 days, do you only eat a certain amount?

I'm also following the SCD diet so Rice is out. I eat allot of fishes, steamed vegies, Fruit, Nuts (after a few months are ok now), Veal and Pork which were on my acceptable list per the blood test results. Interesting, I use to use Lemon and Pepper on my fish, but found out its one of my highly sensitive foods along with Brocolli. Once I removed those 3 among the others on my sensitive list, I noticed an immediate improvement in stomach pain, energy, etc.... I eat as much as I want, but have to watch the size of the meals. Once in awhile I eat where I feel stuffed and I feel my system struggling alittle to handle it. Right sizing the meals and snacking all day works for me. Another good thing I added is Fruit / Protein Shakes in the morning. For example, on 1 day of my rotation I'm allowed Banana, Mangos and Cashews, so I create breakfast smoothy of those 3 with some water and ice. Gives a great boost to start the day.... So some rules I followed....Strick SCD diet, A Lcat Blood testing to identify sensitivities to foods. From this list, I compared it against the SCD legal list and only selected foods that are SCD legal and I'm not senstive too. Note, sensitivities will go away after the system heals, Typically 3-6 months of avoidance. As noted before, I was so bad that I was only eating 4 or 5 foods. Chicken, Some vegies and Salmon for about a month. Anything else would cause significant GI issues. The problem with this is that I soon became sensitive to Chicken as well. I substituted with other fish, took the test and created a complete rotation diet to 1) avoid developing other sensitivies while I recovered and 2) gave my system a variety of foods which is good. Since doing this, I've lost sensitivies to Eggs, Multiple Fruits, Red Meat. Also, my system healed enough where I don't need to peel my fruits / vegies anymore and I can digest nuts with no problems. Another few months and I should be able to introduce another list of foods.

When I started, the biggest concern I had was will this work....am I going to be like this for life, etc, etc.....The only option I had was to try something extreme and its paid off great. I anticipate 9 more months on SCD and along the way adding more of the foods identified as sensitive into the rotation diet. After this, I'll go to a regular diet but eat / drink much more healthy foods most of the time.

Good luck and keep the spirits up....It does work if you strickly follow SCD, understand your food sensitivities (testing worked for me but trial an error is another path which in my opinion is impossible if there are many sensitivities) and avoid them for 6-12+ months while the system heals. Once you start feeling better, the 12 month, etc timeframe isn't an issue because you'll be eating good, feeling great, gaining weight (if desired), etc..

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When I started, the biggest concern I had was will this work....am I going to be like this for life, etc, etc.....The only option I had was to try something extreme and its paid off great. I anticipate 9 more months on SCD and along the way adding more of the foods identified as sensitive into the rotation diet. After this, I'll go to a regular diet but eat / drink much more healthy foods most of the time.

Good luck and keep the spirits up....It does work if you strickly follow SCD, understand your food sensitivities (testing worked for me but trial an error is another path which in my opinion is impossible if there are many sensitivities) and avoid them for 6-12+ months while the system heals. Once you start feeling better, the 12 month, etc timeframe isn't an issue because you'll be eating good, feeling great, gaining weight (if desired), etc..

Wow! My problems sound just like the ones you were having. I'm trying to do the SCD and have desired for a while to do a rotation diet; it's hard in college without a kitchen but it sounds so much more promising to me now. Thank you for posting! Do you think if I don't get a sensitivity test, bad reactions to food will set me behind the healing schedule considerably or does figuring it out the tough way work, too? It won't be easy for me to get a test done but I also don't want to prolong this process. Also, I've read some websites questioning the legitimacy of those tests but it seems to have worked for you; what do you think?

I'd like to say for anyone else reading this, the SCD is definitely amazing -I agree with Rhoger1 on this one! Once the symptons start going away, limiting food choice isn't so hard. The real choice is doing what it takes to feel and be better.

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My daughter is on somewhat that diet. She outgrew some IgG food allergies and can now have those foods twice a week (eggs once a week) and not on consecutive days. I used to keep a food diary, but what a pain! Now she generally just eats those foods on Sunday and then again on Tues., Thu. or Fri. The reason she doesn't do Wed. is that we often eat out then and the restaurant we dine at has only one meal option for us and it doesn't include those foods.

Other than that, I do try to vary our meals so she isn't eating the same things every day. I do worry about green beans though as they are her favorite vegetable. She would have those and black olives every day if I let her. She was eating a lot of peas prior (often in the form of pea protein) and is now allergic. :angry:

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Do you think if I don't get a sensitivity test, bad reactions to food will set me behind the healing schedule considerably or does figuring it out the tough way work, too? It won't be easy for me to get a test done but I also don't want to prolong this process. Also, I've read some websites questioning the legitimacy of those tests but it seems to have worked for you; what do you think?

I'm not really sure if it would prolong the healing or not since I'm fairly new to this....I do know that before the test I was seeing progress but still had severe stomach pains, fatigue, and digestive issues, etc. Within a few of taking the foods out, those went away and I started to see marked improvements. The challenging this is everyone is very different and behaves differently....the one common threat is a good diet and healthy eating to heal the system. SCD so far is the one that gets the A+ for healing....so far.

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