A Phlying Phish said...
Right after I was DX'd I had my self tested for food sensitivities and allergies. Came back with multiple sesnsitivities...the big ones, that's right... dairy and gluten. That was a really difficult change to make, for many reasons. However, I believe that, for me, it has been a helpful aspect of my treatment. Regarding dairy, I am talking only about the cow (not the sheep or goat, different protein). As matter of fact, I avoid the cow all together...no red meat. I was tested negative for celiac. Oh, I also have eliminated processed, refined sugars (interferes with the healing process). Honey, syrup, sweet rice syrup, evap cane juice-OK.
I suppose the idea with the diet is to reduce the "stress load" that the immunce system has to deal with. There are many other ways to do this as well. I have also found that slippery elm (Robert's Formula or RF Plus), and tons probiotics help. I have found two probiotics that I really like (one from Whole Foods and one from my chiropractor called "Florastor").
This condition is so strange and there are numerous factors that likely play a contributing role that it is sometimes difficult to really say what works versus what simply gives you a sense of control and comfort.
So you tested negative for celiac, but you were positive for gluten sensitivity? I think it would be beneficial to me to get tested for allergies/sensitivities, but I wasn't sure how precise and/or detailed those kinds of tests can be.
I am taking slippery elm, but so far no change. I am taking a pill form though-do you take the liquid or do you take pills?
I am currently using 4 packets of VSL#3 per day, which equals 1800 billion live bacteria. It hasn't been helping much, I have to admit. I am also trying bee propolis and am interested in trying turmeric, but thus far, nothing I take and/or eat seems to make the slightest difference, aside from the pharma drugs. IDK-I am diligent about
taking my supplements and I feel like I give them enough time to kick in-but it just doesn't seem to help!
I don't particularly enjoy trying things willy nilly either-if I were able to find out what I am sensitive to, if anything, I think it would make it a lot easier.
Thank you so much for your response!