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9/5/06 at 10:52am
Originally Posted by JaneS
Will you try enzymes for yourself? The high proteases between meals are supposed to be very good for Fibromyalgia.
Go very slowly with your littles, it took a while for my guy not to be hyperactive on them.
Great SCD list! TY
Originally Posted by Mom2baldie
My son is 8.5 and sees a DAN (defeat autism now) Dr. for autistic symptoms, adhd, processing issues... His latest stool sample results showed that he is very high in yeast and the Dr. recommended him taking a product called Candicid without talking at all about nutritional changes. Has anyone ever used this before? Does anyone have any thoughts on doing something like this instead of drastically changing the diet? He is a BIG fruit eater and I would hate to take this away from him...
I would very much appreciate any opinions on this! I am very overwhelmed trying to sort through his issues and all the info that goes along with them.
Originally Posted by milkamama
happy labor day
quick question for you all...with a bit of background
ds1 (3 yo) who is very healthy and has shown no evidence of gut issues/allergies (with the exception of a milk intolerance that he outgrew), caught what i thought was a little bug two thursdays ago. he had a slight fever and diarrhea for a whole day...complained of belly pains. he woke the next day feeling much better...eating and drinking normally, BUT has complained of belly pains since and has had loose (very loose sometimes), stinky bm's since (some days four or five bms). i have been alternating him on NOW brand 8 billion acidolphilus & bifidus, JARROW baby's jarro-dophilus and a blend from custom probiotics (purchased for ds2 and i) starting the day he got sick. there is on occasion what appears to be mucus in the bm. any thoughts...advice is greatly appreciated.
other than the pains in the belly which only happen right before a bm or during, he seems absolutely fine.
Originally Posted by JaneS
Well all DAN doctors do practice differently. Did you just start seeing them? Are you going GFCF? What else is in your plan?
Wow, that Candicid looks powerful, lots of stuff in there...
The thing with yeast is that if your gut is not digesting any carb food properly, the yeast will feed on it. Maybe if the yeast isn't too bad, some kind of killer plus probiotic will help some people. But it doesn't do it for many. Are you using probiotics? With ASD kids it often comes hand in hand with metal problems, usually mercury b/c that kills off the good bacteria in the gut.
It's so hard to say what will work for each individual. I will tell you though that I think Karen DeFelice's book is a must read: www.enzymestuff.com
Enzymes with any yeast killer will help it work better at the very least. See Yeast/Bacteria link on her site.
Also the Autism Mercury Yahoo group is fantastic for real life advice, these parents have been through it all.
|No yeast, I sneaked that on in there again. Why on earth does raw fruit send his poops to mush then??|
Originally Posted by momandmore2
I hope you don't mind a newbie asking some silly questions! I'm just wondering how you know if you need to "heal the gut." I've got some issues, but I'm not sure whether this is the right place to start.
I've been having bowel problems, which I've traced, in part, to the selenium supplements I was taking. I've since stopped, but things still seem off. I'm often gassy and the bathroom is uninhabitable after I've used it (sorry if tmi). I take Sodium Ascorbate, soak all of my grains, eat sourdough, yogurt, and kefir (and I've started eating kimchi, too), but some of these things seem to add to the problem. My mom has IBS, and I'm hoping I'm not getting it, too. Any thoughts or suggestions?
Also, my family has a history of depression and general nervousness/anxiety, which I've unfortunately inherited. I was going to ask my dr. about anti-depressant meds, but then I saw something on this forum about amino acid and diet/nutrition therapy. Is this something anyone here knows about?