Has anyone heard of Dr. De Lamar Gibbons and the dietary fructose intolerance diet? The theory is that the foods w/the sugar fructose is not digested just like lactose. So basically he indicates to avoid all foods w/fructose and wheat. His diet does allow white bread and potatoes b/c they are converted to sucrose easily and thus digested better. I came across this before I heard about the SCD diet. I just ordered the book, Breaking the Vicious Cycle and I'm begining this journey on changing my diet for my health. I noticed that many have done versions of SCD diet. I'm just a bit overwhelmed by the different schools of thoughts. I could use some guidance on navigating through it all.
I am sort of new to IBS and UC. I was officially diagnosed w/UC 3 years ago while pregnant w/my son. Although while pregnant w/my daughter I was diagnosed w/internal hemorrhoids 5 years ago which I think may have been a beginning stage of UC but am not sure. My main sympton D w/some bleeding was kept undercontrol w/Rowasa enemas so I didn't dive into understanding what's happening w/my digestive system until now. I don't have D everyday but often as a reaction of what I eat so I'm definitely convince that a good part of it is diet. My other symptoms now are excessive gas, bloating, cramping and arthritis which occurs based on diet as well. I've never been on any other medication outside of the enemas. However, when I mentioned my symptoms to my dr. she said I had IBS and not just UC & prescribed Asacol, an oral of form of what I'm taking.
diagnosed Oct 2002