kyle Nelson said...
i am severely lactose intolerant, have a gluten allergy, i dont digest any meats very well, and generally, high fiber foods do not do well with me either. i really dont know what i could do. any thoughts?
I too was severely lactose intolerant, I found using lactaid products worked well then I found a great probiotic that I take daily called primadophilus reuteri made by natures way which happens to aid with lactose intolerance and now I no longer have to use any lactaid products plus the probiotics have been beneficial with my IBS and crohn's symptoms, you should really look into it.
My GI told me to take fibre supplements daily and indefinitely, those to have helped lots with my symptoms and I'm even able to tolerate eating fibreous foods...it takes the system time to adjust to fibre via food or supplements, the supplements caused me excess bloating and gas which I already had tons of so it just added to it BUT after 3 months no more bloating and very little gas so it was well worth it...it's normal for fibre to cause issues even for healthy people it's just until your system adjusts, so it's important to start with a small amount and increase only if necessary after your system has adjusted to the initial amount...and drink lots of water with it too.
You'd actually be very surprised at how many items you'd never imagine has lactose in it, like certain nacho chips, itchiban beef flavored soup, the list goes on, you really have to read lables or try the primadophilus.
Good sources of protein are chicken and fish which I eat on a regular basis, you could also try protein shakes as well.
BTW, lactose is already broken down in yogurt, plus just like probiotics, yogurt has live bacterial cultures (good/friendly bacteria) to help with gut flora...the good thing about
the primadophilus that I mentioned above is it has guaranteed intestinal release which is likely why it aids well with lactose issues and IBS and my crohn's.
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)