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Old 10-08-2013, 04:36 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I have been hearing a lot about digestive enzymes & I'm considering trying them. But it seems like I've been spending so much $$ on supplements, I'm wary of starting with yet another.

A little background: I've been struggling with nutritional deficiencies for over a year now (including D, iron, B12 & magnesium). I was an unhealthy vegetarian for decades (!) & about 1 1/2 years ago I radically changed my diet to a whole foods diet with meat. Well, it hasn't quite fixed my deficiency issues. I keep losing my hair & bad skin persists. Gut issues are also ongoing. My levels of stress are getting better & more manageable.

I took the adrenal saliva test & definitely have some fatigue. Sleep is interrupted due to too high cortisol. I'm taking supplements to support adrenal function, but I'm not sure they're doing much. I take probiotics, though I rely more & more on fermented foods for that lately. I take iron, a high dose b complex, D, CLO & magnesium.

So should I also be taking enzymes? My doc doesn't want me on the adrenal support forever & says I need to do more gut healing. I've been on an elimination diet with no clear results & I'm pretty much on SCD/GAPS. But improvements are not happening & I am not coming up with definitive food aversions & I'm super frustrated.

So... Would digestive enzymes help? Thanks so much!!!

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Old 10-20-2013, 08:41 AM
 
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It looks like your post might have been missed, so I'm bumping it up for attention. :bump: I don't know anything about digestive enzymes, but hopefully someone else will jump in soon with their experiences.


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