Oh, Shroom! Bummer - I am so sorry. I know how much you did not want to deal with diet adjustment. Hopefully you will discover what I have discovered - which is that, once you white-knuckle the diet for a week or 2, what you like and crave will change. I hope this will be the case for you, because it is (IMHO) the thing that makes one able to either deal with and even enjoy the diet (fresh foods are tremendously appealing to me now, whereas before I ate a lot of take out and fast food, which no longer hold any appeal to me whatsoever - I don't think I have eaten fast food in almost 6 years) as opposed to hating it every minute, and constantly craving other stuff. Try Xylitol for Sugar
sub for when you get that urge - it works great for me. Even tho I usually do not crave sweets at all anymore, once in a while a treat is a nice diversion.
I imagine that having a mom on Antibiotics
while pregnant would do a real number on the baby's flora - yikes! I wonder if that says it all, in your case. . .
I am glad tho that you have an answer to at least part of your dilemma. It helps - the knowledge. I have part of my story now, too. Do yo mind if I ask your opinion as you seem to know a lot about stuff?
I had liver detox pathway testing done, and it was found that I have a genetic defect in my phase 1 cytochrome p450 1B1 gene. My doc says this basically means that when my body encounters toxins, that it pushes them through at accelerated rate, too fast for my phase 2 pathway to deal with and thus I end up floating in toxicity (my words). He did liken it to having a tub with the faucet always on. My liver does not hold anything back, I guess. He did say that it is better than having a blocked phase 2 - that way I would have a constantly flowing faucet AND a clogged drain. And, thus, this is why it has been very easy for me to respond initially to treatments, then having my condition wax and wane, but never getting fully well. Have you got any insight? He is mixing some of my supps around to try and address this issue, but ultimataley he thinks I need to take another look at metals. W/o this defect, he says my "moderate" levels of lead and mercury should not be adding to my inability to heal, but with this defect, they may be.