Thank you firefaery for the offer to talk. It is really comforting to know there is someone out there who has been down this road. I am also comforted to know that the support thread exists. That is a godsend I am sure.
One of my main reasons for wanting professional support is that I both my ds and I have been diagnosed with food sensitivities - not true food allergy. In my research of this, I came across SCD and Healing The Gut. I have read on a great site that you MUST not consume your allergic food while healing the gut because it continues to trigger the immune response. Here is the exerpt. It is from http://www.ei-resource.org/articles/lgs-art01.asp
<<In the healing of the intestinal lining, exposure to a significant allergy can sabotage the treatment. For example, one may be very good at restricting wheat, dairy and eggs, but then compromises the treatment by taking garlic tablets.>>
If I am going to follow the SCD, I would hate to be negating the work by eating my restricted foods, iykwim. It wouldn't make any sense. The grain thing would be easy but .... I don't want to go on and on about my questions but there are things that I stay away from because I don't feel well when I eat them (beef, bananas, tomatoes, although they are not diagnosed as food sensitivities for me). But they are on the SCD. Now it may be that it is not those particular foods themselves but what I eat in conjunction with them that is more of the problem. I just don't feel like I have the knowledge ot sort all this out on my own. I also have questions about Food Type Diet guidelines and the SCD. Maybe I could post these types of questions on the Healing The Gut thread but I worry about burdening people who already have enough to do. What do you think? I don't want to be a pain in the
I wonder if I could approach a naturopath saying "I have decided to do x,y and z (or more accurately s,c and d
). Could you help me get started and think through some issues I am having?" I wonder if anyone would be receptive to that. You seem to have a good sense of the naturopaths in the area but it doesn't sound very promising. And, MD's don't even really seem to believe in food sensitivities and how many health problems can come from that.
Thanks again for your help firefaery and everyone else who has written with some input. I appreciate it very much.