Ok--I am looking for some help and insight here.
I am 26, and have multiple sclerosis (diagnosed at 18). I have been eating paleo (aside from occasional cheats--mostly dairy and sugar) for about the past 2 years. I recently started the GAPS diet about a week ago. So far I have been eating a lot of bone broth soups (either chicken stock + winter squash, beet and carrot or beef stock + beef or beef/pork meatballs + onions, kale, spinach, carrots). I am drinking a glass of filtered water in the morning, with lemon. I also started adding egg yolks and carrot juice two days ago. I am taking FCLO and Dr Ron's Friendly Flora (I have GutPro coming in the mail).
I am currently having the first flare up of MS that I've had for several years (random coldness in the left side of my face and clumsiness in my right hand). It seems to be slowly going away.
Overall I am feeling pretty OK, except that I am more constipated than usual (I have always tended towards constipation, even eating paleo--hope this isn't TMI!!!!!!). Yesterday I did a very small water-only enema which did produce results. Today I also felt constipated and was unable to go on my own, so I did a water + probiotic enema and had some results but I think I'm going to do it again. I also see in the GAPS FAQ's that they reccomend 1/2 - 1 tsp of sea salt and baking soda per liter of water as well. I am considering trying the coffee enema as well...we'll see. =P
Does anyone have any suggestions for me? I do have some questions!!
I keep reading juices in the morning reccomended if you are constipated--apple, carrot, greens, orange, beet. So far I haven't eaten any fruit since starting the intro...should I? Or should I just stick with carrots and beets?
What are your thoughts on the enemas? I just am worried about screwing up my gut flora and/or getting dependent on them.
Is winter squash constipating? Maybe I should freeze my squash soup until this is resolved? But I dont know how long that will be! And we have TONS of squashes from the garden now...=S
Thanks everybody!!!! =D