There is no single answer for all regarding diet. However, I have observed different kinds of folks with different objectives and tolerances for diet change.
The first questions are, what are you looking for and what effort are you prepared to put in?
Some folks are looking for "improvement" but are not prepared to change too much. Others are prepared to eat dirt everyday if required.
Some folks need improvement in a definitive period of time. That is they need to see improvement in 2, 4, 6 weeks or they conclude diet does not work for them.
Others decide diet will make improvements (and hopefully full healing) and are prepared to make extraordinary diet changes with no improvement for 6 months, or even more than a year.
I think you might want to decide where you fit. You might not even know now. I hope you make a very small change and everything heals but for most, this is not the case. For some they change everything they eat and see a 10% improvement and they are happy, they are on a healing path. For others they change 10% of what they eat and see a 20% improvement and they feel it is not worth it. Everyone is different.
If you can decide which of the above you are then is narrows the choices. If you are the type of person who does not wish to make much change or time investment then seeking recommendations here might make best sense and for example, SCD is not a valid option. Give it a try for a bit and see if it helps.
If you are the type of person that is prepared to eat dirt for a year then there are three approaches.
One is a predefined diet. You should research Paleo, SCD, Low FodMap, Low Carb. These require much more effort but there is a lot of research, information and support for these. Pick one and make it work.
The second approach is figuring it out yourself, which is a combination typically of many diets and a food journal. This approach says I am so unique that a predefined diet will not work for me, so I will write down everything I eat and figure this out through experimenting.
The third approach is a hybrid approach. Select a diet and stay 100% compliant with the approach, but supplement the diet with tweaks (changes required by you as an individual) often identified by reading other diets and food journals. (This is what I did)
I do not have the answer for you, as I do not know you but I hope that I have given you some stuff to think about
Hope you find a healing path that works for you
Post Edited (dfdavedf) : 5/21/2014 9:18:30 AM (GMT-6)