You don’t have to eat dairy or splenda to follow the diet. You do need to read one of the books to understand it, though.
Personally, I’ve found it effective when combined with other diets/suggestions, especially the GAPS diet where, if there is a conflict with Fasttrack, to go with Fasttrack. Specifically, homemade, free-range/organic bone broths are VERY healing to the gut system. Also, eat no raw vegetables until you feel better, but make sure your low fp veggies are well-cooked.
Other things I do: take DGL and slippery elm for gastritis, and try natural antibiotics: GSE and enteric coated peppermint oil capsules.
It took me two weeks to start to feel better, and I feel worse w/i 1 day if I eat off the diet.
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