Originally Posted by Colinette
I personally, am not on this diet all of the time, as I don't think I have any allergies or sensitivites. I just needed to cleanse myself.
When I do it for cleansing, I don't allow ANY sugar, and that includes fruit.
I should have mentioned the benefit of probiotics! I can't say enough good about them. I buy the kind you have to refrigerate. I heard they are better. They will help restore good bacteria in your stomach/intestines, etc.
Docs might not recognize it now, but I remember as a kid everyone thought that chiropractors and acupuncture were all quackery.
Hi, thanks for you input. Interesting about the "no fruit" thing. Not sure if I could adhere to such a strict diet like that. I'm not into the whole "deprivation" thing. I'm not allergic to any foods, and still don't really know if I have any intolerance or insensitivity to certain foods. But I'm finding the whole gluten-free thing to be very stressful on me...which is probably not helping my digestive issues at all.
Oh, and I have been taking probiotics, along with a digestive enzyme at every meal. I've been using Primal Defense probiotics - I found this one in the refrigerated probiotic section at Whole Foods. It wasn't cheap either, but I'll see how it works for me. The digestive enzyme I'm using is by Essential Enzymes...also purchased at Whole Foods.
I think I'll just see how the combination of probiotics and enzymes work, along with some diet modifications. I can definitely cut-back on the gluten stuff, but I just don't think I can totally eliminate it from my diet. I know that's not the way to do it, but that's the best I can do for now.