Thanks guys, this discussion has been really helpful.
I've feel that I've done part of my healing already as I have been 90% primal for 5 months, and was eating 80% 'real' food for several months before that too (as the original reaction I was trying to cure was to sulphites, which are used in many processed foods). I had a few nasty reactions last month but have felt great during these 2 weeks that I've been doing GAPS. Greatly improved mood, zero digestive discomfort, and felt unusually energetic energy throughout the day, even despite morning fasting for the last few days.
I feel the principles behind GAPS can potentially 'cure' or at least lessen food reactions. Lots of meat/eggs/yoghurt provide plenty of L-glutamine, I supplement with a probiotic aswell as plenty of yoghurt. And I try to get a bit of variety in the few veggies I do eat - i.e. salad veggies with lunch and cooked veggies with dinner. I had chicken bone broth a couple of times too. Not everything in the diet works for everyone of course - avocadoes are a little heavy on my stomach, and I'm not sure I'm brave enough to start on bananas just yet.
I just had my first moderately-starchy vegetable today - I added aubergine to my beef chilli. I'm also going to try two squares of dark chocolate, haven't craved it at all lately but I felt like it today. Wish me luck!
EDIT: Strike that, don't think I'll have any chocolate after all. Shortly after posting this, I erm, exploded! I've only just eaten the chilli so I'm thinking it's the bowl of fresh cherries I had this morning (I've been avoiding fruit for two weeks). Reacting to CHERRIES, REALLY?? FML!
(or have I got this wrong and the starch in the aubergines has given me a blood sugar spike that has affected my lower intestine somehow?)
Last edited by CaveWeirdo; 07-27-2012 at 11:06 AM.
Start weight: 238 lbs (March 2012)
Current weight: 205 lbs (July 2012)
Loss so far: 33 lbs!!!
WOE: Primal + IF
Movements: Hiking, sprinting.
Goal: to see my abs some time in 2013!