So, I had my son at the dr yesterday and we tested his stool. After 4 weeks of being dairy free, the blood is GONE. I am so excited that all of this dieting has been worth it. I am going to stay dairy/soy/peanut free and am considering eliminating wheat. I hope to add eggs back in, but will wait a while.
So what does this all mean? Is his gut "healed" because the bleeding has stopped? I feel like I have a fresh start with him, and I really want to figure out what agrees with his body(and my own.) I am starting to suspect that I have issues with wheat. I have been feeling so sluggish since I added back in. He is also acting like he has stomach cramps when he sleeps and he has a ton of gas(he wasn't having this before the wheat). It's just odd because it seems like it took him about a week before he reacted to the wheat. Does that sound normal or do you think it is something else?
I am also wondering what everyone takes in terms of supplements for the foods they are lacking. I have noticed big bruises on my legs and am worried that I am lacking some critical vitamins. I also really want to continue with my enzyme because my ds seems to have issues when I eat meat and I really think the enzyme could help, but it seems to really bother him. I even cut the dose in half and he still seemed bothered.
Lastly, does anyone have any good recipes they would share that don't include the top 8? I am looking for a good chicken/veggie soup recipe.
Thanks for all of the help!!
It can take a while to see reactions to a food--sometimes enough of it needs to build up in your/his system before you'll see a reaction.
I would try sodium ascorbate w/bioflavonoids for the bruising. I had the same problem and it went away when I started taking high doses of sodium ascorbate and separate bioflavonoidss (in a 5 to 1 ratio). I have a pretty high tolerance for vitamin C and I had to take at least 10 grams a day before I saw improvement but then the bruising went away within a week or two.
You might try eliminating the enzymes for a few days and then starting again with 1/4 capsule per meal for about 3 days, then go to 1/2 capsule per meal, etc...I had to do this as my DD reacted to the enzymes at first, too. Which enzymes are you taking?
The supplements I would most recommend are something for calcium (bone broths or nettle/red clover/red raspberry leaf infusions are good), and a magnesium supplement as most of us are magnesium deficient more so than calcium. B vitamins are another good thing to supplement or to get from a food source (liver or brewer's yeast). Also a liquid multi-mineral supplement or at least selenium (unless you live in a selenium-rich area and buy local foods) would be good.
I make a veggie soup that I add meat to with bone broth, leeks, onions, green beans, turnips, celery, and carrots--I usually add some tomato paste, too, and then whatever seasonings I want (usually oregano and crushed red pepper). Or just take your favorite chicken soup recipe and leave out noodles or substitute with brown rice pasta. You can do a search for allergy recipe websites or get cookbooks from your library as well.