As for being sneaky, I clearly remember my son's GI telling us that nearly 80% of his GI patients take some kind of supplement but only about
half of those people admit to him that they are. (I have no idea how he arrived at those figures.) Maybe they expect a certain amount of sneakiness?
As for some of the supplements mentioned, I think its possible that one's healing needs to be further along to be able to discern noticeable difference--digestive enzymes come to mind here. Don't write them off forever; maybe try again later... My mom uses them and left behind her acid reflux meds. I have my son take them, too. As for the mucosaheal, my son used a very similar product on two occasions called Crohn's Clear, but it seems to no longer be available. He said it "felt better in his stomach" than boost or ensure, so it seemed like it was well worth it. He drank it exclusively on one occasion for 10 days to stop a flare. Even now he will get it out on a rare occasion and drink a glass. He says it's soothing. I still have a container of it, but once it's gone I'll be ordering the Absorb Plus just to keep on hand.
LMills, it seems to me that you are wise beyond your years! Trust your instincts! Also, I think you would really enjoy the SCD yahoo group, since by your signature, it seems you're practically doing the diet already. They are so supportive and knowledgeable! I pretty much just lurk and read...
Spooky, I'll be interested to hear if your GI is interested in what you're doing! I brought it up to my son's GI and decided I might as well have been speaking a foreign language.
There was essentially no response.....oh, maybe a little "yes, some people may find some relief by eliminating certain foods...", but that was it. I explained, no, this is a specific diet which eliminates specific carbs... nope... didn't phase him. Yet, he RAVED about
how well my son was doing... I don't get it... (My opinion in retrospect is that he's fully aware of the diet...)