I have recently been diagnosed with colonic inertia and it seems like removing the colon (or parts of it) is the only option. Before I undergo such a major surgery, I am searching for answers, possible dietary solutions and lifestyle changes to help me. I know about the Makers Diet and have tried it in the past with no success with my bowels moving. I was thinking of the Candida diet because I also suffer from fibromyalgia, chronich yeast infections, polycystic ovaries and am being watched for early Rheumitoid Arthritis or other autoimmune disease. I have also had previous thyroid issues. I am 35 and feel like I am 55 at times. I am hoping that solving my gut issues might slow down the other ailments. Currently, I am rebelling against changing my diet and my body is paying for it. One should know, however, that I do eat pretty healthy!
My doctor is suggesting a low fiber diet because fiber blocks up my colon more. I also take Milk of Magnesia and Amitizea. I don't like the flu like feeling of Amitizea and both of these laxitives cause diarreah. I have read through these blogs that a low fiber, low fat and high protein diet are good for colonic inertia pre and post surgery. However, I have also read the opposite. I am reading so many contraversial things it is causing me to feel a lack of enthusiasm for changing my diet, which is currently a moderate to high fiber diet, moderate carbohydrates, high protein, and moderate fats (mostly from meat, oils, dairy and sweets). Is there any hope for relieving the discomfort I feel from not eliminating.