Saturday, January 31, 2015

Healing IBS Caused by Fructose Malabsorption

When I was thirty years old and shortly after I had my fourth baby, I became very sick. My gut hurt constantly, I was naseous and had diarrhea. For two years, I went to multiple doctors to figure out why. I even went to UCLA and USD and both Infectious Disease Specialists looked at me and said I looked like I had come out of a concentration camp. I needed to go home and eat since it was all in my head.

Shortly afterwards, I had a horrible night of no sleep, pain and diarrhea. Ken took me to a family practice doctor around the corner from my home. He asked me if I'd ever been told to have a stool test. I told him no. He gave me a kit and I went home. I thought, "I'm not going to take a stool test. What would that accomplish?" However, that night, I was very ill again so I took the test. It came back that I was FULL of parasites.

My Dad is a pathologists. I had ten parasites per oil field. Most people only have two to three. My Dad called well-known Infectious Disease Specialists around the nation for my treatment and they all told him they had never heard of someone having so many!

I was put on strong drugs for several years. The parasites were very difficult to get rid of. We have no idea how I got them since I never did travel to foreign countries. I have heard that many people in America have parasites. It is not that abnormal. All of these strong drugs just made my gut worse. Therefore, my gut has been bad since I was 30 years old. Going through two brain surgeries and a neck fusion didn't help.

I have a good friend that I have known for many years who has struggled with health issues also. About three months ago she called me and told me she is finally well and feels better than she has in years! She told me she thinks I have fructose malabsorption. She encouraged me to get off of all fruit and even some vegetables with high fructose. She also said I should take Symbiotic Colostrum and probiotics every day. Within a few days, I no longer had diarrhea! I started gaining weight and I have enjoyed life finally after 30 years of suffering with IBS!

My diet is very simple and I will tell you exactly what I eat for those of you who have struggled with IBS or gut problems for many years and can't get well. Right when I wake up, I take colostrum and probiotic. Then I fix a cup or two of my homemade chicken broth with sea salt. For breakfast, I cook chopped up butternut squash in Ghee. Then I eat two pastured eggs on top of it with Real Salt. For lunch, I have a large yam with Kerrygold butter on it and some organic roasted chicken. For dinner, it's steamed swiss chard, zucchini and some fish. For my snacks, I munch on a half of a cup of properly prepared organic cashews throughout the day. {I need extra calories!} I use fresh parsley, lemon and cilantro to season my food.

Yes, it's a very strict diet but it is worth it to finally feel good. I believe that after awhile I will slowly be able to add foods back to my diet but I must give my gut plenty of time to heal. It's kind of like an added freedom to my life to not spend much time thinking about food and living for food since my food is not that exciting!

“All Disease Begins in the Gut” ~ Hippocrates, Father of Medicine

The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.
Revelation 22:2

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***Remember, I'm NOT a doctor. I'm just a homemaker who loves to research 
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