- cmcukParticipantJuly 21, 2014 at 5:54 pmPost count: 40
Jaime I think I need to start a separate thread for this, but wanted to address it to you since you mentioned using kefir. I wanted to ask you if you use sugar or glucose for your kefir. Have just started making kefir and am feeling I should be conservative and assume that the FP relates to the sugar put in. For Kombucha which I am also making this can lead to high FP’s. Do not want to lose too many to these so interested if glucose/dextrose works. Thanks. Might start a thread on this, but may not really be FTD – opinions valued……hazymandolinParticipantJuly 25, 2014 at 12:29 pmPost count: 22
I just thought I would mention that ginger tea gives me severe diarrhoea. I’m not sure why!
Everything else suggested above is sterling information. I wish everyone luck.dfurnyParticipantAugust 5, 2014 at 8:27 pmPost count: 7
I said I would post back after a couple of weeks and let you know how I am getting on and I am pleased to say things have improved.
I have gone from eating very little and after eating even small meals feeling horrible chest bloating and pressure and loads of burping with the secondary symptoms of being tired, anxious and not sleeping well.
In a few short weeks I can now eat a full plate of food including some protein with only a small amount of discomfort/burping and have the energy to do light exercise.
It has been down to two things:
1) taking in lots of nutrients, through plenty of veggies, fruit and supplements with some proteins and fats.
2) healing and powering up my digestion
Ok no 1) I have focused on lots of cooked veggies and FP friendly fruit and also small amounts of good quality protein and fats. Also I have been very regimented on taking supplements including:
magnesium – especially helped with anxiety and stopped any constipation – (tablets and also epsom salts foot baths)
vitamin C, B vitamins, fish oil, vitamin D & E & general multivitamins
Lots of water, sometimes I take it with sea salt as the sodium apparently works with the magnesium
No 2) The following has helped me to absorb all those vitamins & minerals:
Bone broth – I have been having at least one cup a day of chicken bone broth to heal my gut.
L-glutamine – this has been the most recent addition and it has had great effects within a few days. I take it on an empty stomach.
Digestive enzymes – I have been taking these with each meal, I noticed a small improvement from the first dose, it worked better when I added…
Betaine HCl – I tried this a few months ago and it gave me horrible reflux, now my gut is more healed it is working much better
Ginger – I have drunk a lot of ginger tea and added it to my food.
Iberogast – seems to help after eating a meal
DGL – this also seems to help after a meal
Mastic Gum – I take this at night before bed, seems to have helped reduce the gas
Relaxation has also helped, meditation and light exercise too. I also find that diaphragmatic breathing helps to move the stomach into the right place. Yoga and stretching backwards/ twisting my upper body seems to help too. Also massaging the stomach etc helps to keep things moving.
I can’t say what has been the best but I noticed a big improvement after a couple of days taking the l-glutamine which then enabled me to start taking the HCl again.
Thanks to anybody who posted on this thread to give me suggestions and I hope this info helps other folks who might be struggling with this condition. Feel free to ask any questions.JaemeParticipantAugust 6, 2014 at 12:02 amPost count: 348
Hi dfurny! Thank you for the update- so glad to hear you are improving and figuring out what works for you. Keep up the good work, and don’t worry if you experience a little setback now & then as your gut bacteria continue to re-adjust.dfurnyParticipantAugust 6, 2014 at 9:58 amPost count: 7
Thanks for that, I feel like I have finally turned a corner. I have still got a way to go but I am more positive about the future now.Norm RobillardKeymasterAugust 6, 2014 at 12:01 pmPost count: 441
Excellent post dfurny. Thanks for sharing your experience with diet and supplementation. You mentioned some of the more popular and efficacious supplements. These are in fact some of the supplements we are looking at to add to the site, so I was very happy to hear about your experience with them.hazymandolinParticipantAugust 9, 2014 at 12:28 pmPost count: 22
I am really pleased for you dfurny, it is great to hear positive stories. It is all too easy to be in the depths of despair, having tried so many things and achieving little or no improvements, so a forum like this gives us all hope, and of course, much needed advice.
So thank you for your comprehensive post, it is much appreciated.
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