I'm subbing so I can
:.My 'gut' background:
I have Fibromyalgia with IBS (diagnosed in 2000) and I'm sick of feeling sick all the time. I'm sick of being in pain. I'm sick of getting two bites of food into my mouth and already feeling the urge to get to the bathroom (in many cases that's how I've discovered some of my food triggers, but when it's a casserole or something, it's hard to pinpoint which specific food). I'm sick of feeling bloated and crampy whether it's PMS-time or not. I'm sick of always feeling I need to go, and even when I do, having it hurt all the way down.
And finally. Finally. I am ready to really do something about it.
I have Karen DeFelice's book (Enzymes for Autism and Other Neurological Conditions, which just rocks!), since I was looking into Enzymes for my DDs (and possibly DS down the line). I think I will be ordering No-Fenol, ZymePrime, and Peptizyde, and while I wait for them, I'm going to take the plunge and start the SCD diet, at least for myself. I checked out an SCD Foods List
and realized I have a lot to give up, but I do have a lot that I get to keep (Like some cheeses. I love cheese). I already avoid some of the 'allowed' foods, though, as they are known food triggers for me.
I'm going to wait for a long weekend or vacation I think before trying anything new with the girls (Enzymes I mean). They are doing well so far, and I'm afraid to tip the scales in the wrong direction without having plenty of time to just hold tight and ride the wave. KWIM? But the diet I will be able to implement sooner rather than later.
Anyway, I'm glad to be here and will be following along with great interest.