Alright, fine, I give in. I’m cutting way back on some of the foods I’m eating and basically doing the “Intro” diet for SCD.
I’ve noticed already how the almond flour was giving me problems more so than the almond butter. Then I noticed that even having a bit too much of the almond butter was causing problems. Given that I’m trying to heal myself, I don’t think it’s very smart to constantly be on the verge of causing myself problems. So, I’m cutting out nuts until further notice. This just after I finally found a cheap source of almond butter. Ugh!
I also notice problems with fibrous veggies and fruit. Currently the problem-causers seem to be blueberries and mushrooms. Mushrooms were a hard one to figure out since you can’t really notice if they aren’t being digested. Blueberries were easy, I can see the seeds and skins. Artichoke hearts also seem to show up, but only the rough bits. So I’ll stick to eating the very soft bits of those. Oh and fried eggs aren’t sitting too well. Poached will be the way to go for the next little while.
Basically for the intro diet I will be having lots of broth, meat and yogurt. I will probably only do it for 1 day since it doesn’t usually take much to get my stomach back on track. Then I’ll start adding in easy foods. This would probably be (in order): applesauce, soft-boiled carrots, cheese, spinach, bananas, zucchini (peeled). Then hopefully some avocado, tomatoes, squash, onions, and artichokes. That would bring me back to what I’m currently eating lots of anyway. PecanBread has a good chart outlining how to introduce new foods past the intro diet for those interested.
I’m hoping this helps me heal faster and with less discomfort. Right now I am feeling good for probably 3-4 days, then having a short bout of the big dreaded D. I’ll usually have a day in between of pain, which to me suggests inflammation, or something that needs healing. It’s strange to me that I don’t have pain with D now, this used to be expected. I won’t complain though. Dealing with them separately is much easier.
Ugh, what I would give to be able to eat a salad right now!