Thanks for your words of experience and wisdom!
I have basically been sticking to the body ecology diet. This is a diet that utilizes the priciples of food combining, staying alkaline and eating many vegitables (mostly green)the rest carrots, organic corn, english peas, onions and garlic, 4 grains (amarath, millet, buckwheat and quioa), and a lot of sea vegitables. In addition, you are supposed to eat tons of cultured vegitables and coconut keifer that will help to add a lot of healthy bacteria into your system. Also, pumkin seeds, sunflower seeds, sprouted almonds (all must be soaked), and a lot of raw organic apple cider vinagar. Meats, fish, eggs (between the hours of 11-2) and flax oil, and flax seeds.
I am taking a multi vitamin, sellium, calcium, vitamin c, vitamin e, B complex, omega 3 fish oil, and magniseum.
I was on the diet for 2 months with little progressed, so I removed the grains, carrotts, corn and english peas, with little change? Then took out the protein, so I was basically living on vegitables.
It turned out that I have become allergic to bakers and brewers yeast which means no cultered vegitables or apple cider vinager, two staples of the diet. I think that this may have made a big difference, but I just can't have them.
For about a week I took grapefruit seed extract and pao d'arco tea. This made the white coating (thrush) start to turn black, kind of scary, so I stopped it.
So after still seeing the deep groves in my tongue as well as the thrush, I just fell apart, I AM SO FRUSTRATED!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have since added back the protein and feel a little bit better. In addition after removing the grains I had a real problem with constipation (not a good thing), so I am slowing adding some back now.
I did try fiber smart, it did help with the constipation, but did not get any of the stuff out that I saw on line? Fiber Smart is flax based.
I went to a really good health food store and they advised me to start drinking the P+B shakes along with added scott minerals. They said that I first have to make sure my colon is cleaned out before killing off the candida, possible parasites, liver cleanse etc. They felt that I should do the drinks (they advise as a meal replacement, actually taking the clay 3 hours prior and then the scott minerals and psyllium. 2 drinks with 1 tbl of psyllium. They want me to do it until all the garbage stops coming out, which they have seen take as long as 2 years (ahhhhhhhh). I planned on doing it for about 1 month and then doing a candida cleanse, doing the shakes for another month, then the parasite
Prior to even starting the shakes, they gave me LBSII and slipery elm to drink, and said that I must have a minimum of 2-3 movements a day before beginning with the P+B shakes.
What is your opionion about this and will all that psyllium bother my leaky gut?