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Hi, I have been gluten free for 3 weeks...however, I am still experiencing heartburn and other symptoms on occasion. I am wondering if most of you cut out everything but protein and vegs.? Sugar seems to be giving me a hard time too...any thoughts ? paula

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Hi Paula,

I can honestly tell you that I was down to just rice and chicken by the time I started on digestive enzymes to help me be able to include other foods. After a few weeks on those (at every meal!) I was able to use them less frequently and then after a month I was able to stop using them. I only use them now when I have a bit of trouble digesting something. I have been gluten-free for 4 months now and I noticed that I have not had heartburn or pain in a while. I do occasionally get a rumbly tummy and still some occasional diarrhea, but I am tummy pain free which is great. :) Hang in there, three weeks it not very long and it takes a while to get your body healed all the way.

God bless,

Mariann

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