Posted 7/31/2011 5:11 PM (GMT -6)
I was taking "Wholezyme" already so she said to keep doing it. It comes from Whole Foods Market. It is a vegetarian capsule and contains Bromelain, Papain, Protease-Acid stable, amylase, lipase, protease, lactase, cellulase and hemicellulase. I'm going to bring the bottle to my next appt. to see if she thinks there is a better one, although I think this one is a quality product.
The probiotic is from Klaire Labs, it is a multi species with 25+ billion CFUs per capsule. It contains, 12 different strains.
The powder supplement is all in one, just mix 1 tsp with a little water before meals.
Yes, I had to pay for the supplements, and also the lab tests and the appointment, it was expensive but mostly because of the lab tests. The appt. and supplements weren't too terrible, although none of it is cheap that's for sure.
I live on the east coast.
I have not eliminated any entire food groups yet, I'm just following the sort of generic GERD diet you read about on-line, no coffee, no chocolate, no alcohol, nothing high fat or spicy, no citrus, tiny portions, etc. I've limited dairy quite a bit but did not want to eliminate anything 100% untill I get the test results back. Although, I only have a little low fat mozzarella here and there. I've mostly been eating plain chicken, saltine crackers, apples, bananas, broccoli, breads, you get the idea, just little bits here and there. I'm hungry a lot but eating is problematic still. I've been trying to add a fiber supplement here and there too (usually benefiber).
We are on similar supplements it seems, aside from the Mastic Gum, which I may try but I don't want to do too much at once. It's overwhelming and hard to figure out what exactly is working, ya know?
I want to add a vitamin but I am afraid it'll bother me, I'm going to wait until my next appt. with the Naturopath to see if she recommends anything.
I'm glad to hear you are doing better.
Keep in touch!