Dr. Nowicki, the past couple days I've felt nausious and abdominal pain. Today I threw up when I tried to take a bite of something. Could this be reaction to the diet change? How do I prevent from feeling this way?
Person's Gender: Male
Person's Age: 35
I am sorry you are not feeling well. It could be a reaction to the diet change or it could be a stomach virus. At least in my area, the is a stomach bug going around right now. If that is the case, it will pass in the next 24 hours.If it is a reaction to e diet change, there are a few things you can do.1) Add digestive enzymes with hydrochloric acid when you eat. This will help support digestive function and help take some of the burden off of your intestines by helping you you break down foods. There is a great product called Enzy-Gest by a company called Priority One that I have found to be very successful in my practice. 2) Adding ginger tea after meals. Ginger aids in digestion and helps relieve nausea.3) There is a drink called Kombucha that is a natural fermented beverage (fermented by bacteria not yeast) that can help support digestive function and recolonize the digestive tract naturally. 4) Add 4 ounces of water with fresh squeezed lemon juice 15 minutes before meals. This will provide a 'jumpstart' to your digestive function. If these do not help, please let me know. -Dr. John
10 years of alternative medicine experience as a licensed Naturopathic Doctor
The nausia and vomiting passed after a day, so maybe it was a virus.Yes, actually I was planning to add this one... does it look ok?http://pureformulas.com/betaine-hcl-with-pepsin-250-tablets-by-country-life.html?CAWELAID=1284864446
I'm having a hard time because I'm really trying to gain weight, and I'm eating twice as many meals as the people around me, but even after switching to the restricted diet (no dairy, gluten, yeast, eggs, soy etc, I'm actually loosing weight.
Glad the nausea and vomiting passed. That digestive enzyme is great. Take it with food to help you break down the proteins faster and make them more readily absorbed. As far as the weight gain goes, continue to increase your calories as much as you can. Everyone's metabolism and body processes are different. Try not to compare yourselves to others. We just have to find the right formula for you. Keep in mind your digestive system is weakened and so it is a bit of an uphill battle from the start. Stick with the plan. I am confident you can do it and in time the weight will begin to increase. Please let me know if you have any other questions. -Dr. JohnAs you know the 'accept' system has changed and is now a rating system. Please rate my answer favorably if you are satisfied with my response. If not, please let me know what other questions you may have as I will continue to answer your questions until you are satisfied.