nour;55231 wrote: Thanks a ton, ThomasJoel. All of that is really useful information, and especially interesting to hear your personal story.
One more question for now: What if, after two weeks on the all-vegetable diet, I don’t feel any better?
I’m on day 10 now and feeling no improvement. I don’t know how I can add foods back in until most of my symptoms are mostly gone, that way I can see if they come back. The only slipups have been a bite of something here and there (like one bite of chicken a few days ago) and then I ate two eggs over the weekend. If I don’t feel better after two weeks, should I give it even more time? I am surviving fine on the extra strict diet, despite the difficulties, but I need protein. I’ve already lost 10 pounds and counting…
Thanks in advance! I really appreciate you taking the time to answer all my questions.
In a way that could be seen as good news, because that would imply you weren’t reacting negatively to foods previously in your diet. This would mean you won’t have to put yourself on a super restricted diet in order to alleviate all the possible symptoms food intolerances/allergies can bring on.
– What are your most troublesome symptoms right now?
– I know you’re on the vegetable diet, but can you list all the foods you’re eating?
– Like I mentioned previously, some people have trouble tolerating sulphur foods. It could be that you have too much sulphur in your diet still and this is preventing you from feeling any better.
– What supplements are you taking? Still taking ACE? What’s your dosage?
– Have your temperatures changed/risen/stabilized?
– Go ahead and add chicken now if you want.
– Also, you mentioned being bloated in a previous post. Is this still an issue for you? If so, it’s probably due to low stomach acid. This causes your food to sit in your stomach for longer than usual undigested. This can be alleviated by supplementing with Betaine HCL.