Jacqueline ScarbroughJackie Scarbrough

I hear ya Diane!  When I had my intolerance testing done I didn't even count my other intolerances, it was many many many, I would guess around 40-ish.  Most I had no idea and would never have guessed.  They made up these little cards, like a business card size, with your foods listed, it's meant to be so you can hand it to a waiter at a restaurant or something….anyway, I had so many they wouldn't even all fit on one card.  Mine were broken up into severe, moderate, and mild; then there were my “safe” foods.  My plan said it was ok to still have foods on the mild list, just in very light amounts.  I strictly avoided all my moderate and severe foods for well over six months.  In the mean time I was on (and still am) high dose probiotics, digestive enzymes, and l-glutamine to heal the gut.  I have actually added back a handful just fine, I waited 7-8 months.  There were also a few that I tried to add back but had a definite reaction to.  Honestly you just learn to live with it and after awhile it doesn't seem like a big deal.  I do not buy anything processed either.  Spend lots of time in the kitchen and learn to enjoy it.  I do enjoy food so it makes me happy to try new things and be successful making something that I can have that actually tastes good.  The hardest part for me was the rotation diet, did they recommend that for you?  I was only able to do it for a month or so.  I did end up developing at least one more intolerance (almonds Frown) which I blame on myself for not following the rotation.  I would love to hear from more people who have done or are currently on a rotation.


My thoughts are that after you heal the gut you should eventually be able to tolerate almost anything, just not gluten!