Another week down and another camping trip to fill you in about. But first I should mention that I tried broccoli again and this time I'm defiantly putting broccoli in the suspect category. It wasn't that it caused me horrible symptoms but I did notice a higher incidence of gas and my stomach made a bunch of noise after a couple meals that included it. So until further notice broccoli is on my caution list and won't be tried purposely for awhile. Instead, I'm going to move on and start breaking into more vegetables in phase 3. I'm still keeping fruit to a minimum until I get my stool test results back (Next week!).
As I'm going to see the doc this week I'm guessing my supplementation is going to change based his recommendations so I figured I would give an update to everyone. If your are doing the SCD diet and are in any way restricted (have food intolerance/allergy or are in the early phases of the diet) I think it is extremely important for you to be supplementing to make sure you are getting all your needed vitamins and minerals as well as replacing your good bacteria and enzymes. This is not intended in any way to be a list for everyone, this is what I take and it is put together solely based on what I am finding that I am deficient in. Always talk things over with your doctor to make sure that they support your supplementation. If they don't support the SCD diet... find a new doctor!
Last week I posted that I had found some research indicating that my lack of smell might be related to zinc deficiency. This week I want to give a high level overview of how zinc might be impacting your life and give you some great resources if you want to learn more about it.
This last week was pretty much an extension of the previous week's symptoms. I didn't have a bowel movement for around 3 1/2 days and was starting to get pretty uncomfortable so I went out and got some prune juice. I drank about 8 oz on Wednesday night and 8 oz on Thursday morning and finally that afternoon the pipes started working again. After that, I continued to drink about 8 oz a day throughout the weekend and was back to averaging one bowel movement a day. Although I was able to shake the C, my BM's were only of about 2 quality on the Bristol stool chart. I also had more gas than I have had since starting the diet back in January. I have had smelly loud gas all day everyday for about 10 days now. I really hope that whatever is going on in there leads to the good guys starting to win the battle.