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    Why not just have her eat everything in the FTD except the dairy?

    I am also lactose intolerant and find that heavy cream is not a problem. It’s almost all fat (i.e., only trace lactose).

    Chris
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    in reply to: Length of diet? #4444

    Norm has said a few times in other threads that he still eats according to FTD, but his system is now robust enough to handle some high FP food now and then without major problems. For example, in the Q&A thread:

    Occasional indulgence shouldn’t be a big deal, especially as your gut improves on the diet. You can always pick up the slack after the holidays. Following several years of lower FP dieting, I can tolerate more fermentable carbs for three to five days without much of a problem – perhaps a few tums. The best approach is to go by your symptoms – listen to your body.

    Chris
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    Human cells make up about 10% of your body; the rest is bacteria, mostly in the gut. Getting completely rid of any kind of bad bacteria is unlikely. The numbers can go down until the symptoms are gone. However, if conditions become favorable again for the bad bacteria, they will multiply.

    Chris
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    in reply to: Enzymes #3782

    Lactase pills do help when I eat foods with lactose. The symptoms I notice most when I fail to use lactase are in the lower GI, but it may be helping to limit upper GI gas too.

    I have no experience with Bean-o.

    Chris
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    in reply to: Return of Symptoms #3554

    “… now I can’t even breathe without pain, let alone exercise…. a pain in the lower abdomen that wakes me up at night, and trouble breathing. I am very depressed….”

    I think that you need to see a medical professional in person. The symptoms sound severe enough that you should get tested to rule out possibilities other than your diet. The fact that your first 8 months on the diet didn’t cause these symptoms suggests that something else about your body changed.

    Chris
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    Are insulin spikes really a problem? If you eat the carbs with fat and protein, the rise in blood sugar is slowed. The GI is established with a single food at a time on an empty stomach, but that’s not necessarily how we eat those foods.

    Chris
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    in reply to: Long-term questions #2879

    Any practical advice about headaches? I am pretty sure that my recent headaches are related to a change in diet. I have read some things about low carb diets having a transition period with headaches and various flu-like symptoms, but the explanations for why they occur and the advice on how to handle them vary a lot. Thanks.

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