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OP, you didn't list dairy free as one of the things you tried. The microscopic colitis family can usually be managed by 100% removal of problem foods. The most common problems are gluten, dairy and soy in that order. You usually need to be 100% free of all your problem foods.
The diet you listed earlier suggested you were gluten free, but not dairy or soy free. Note that chocolate often contains soy lecithin as well as dairy. If you are after a quick fix, try removing these three items from your diet 100% -check supplements and cosmetics for unexpected sources - and see how you go. You can continue to take the potato/tapioca starch/chia seeds etc.
Hello Bifucus...Thanks for feedback.
Indeed, I am gluten and soy free. And, up until the start of my little "experiment" this week (potato starch), I was 100% dairy free with the exception of grass-fed butter. Of course I started consuming yogurt this week, but my issue existed without the yogurt.
Do you think the butter could be an issue? Please don't take away my butter!
I have a similar problem to OP. I've been taking about 1TBS of tapioca starch (had some at the back of my cupboard) for the last few days and have definitely noticed an increase in gas with no improvement in poo quality so far. I will certainly give it some more time, but I just wanted to share my experience.
Also, the bag of tapioca starch that I have is open and kind of old (sell by date is 5/2013). It had been stored in a larger ziplock bag. Does tapioca starch go bad? Looks and smells fine, but maybe I should get a new bag?
Edit: Just noting that I've been taking the tapioca starch along side my daily glass of homemade kombucha. I started making kombucha about a month ago and has seemed to help with this problem, but hasn't solved it all the way.
Last edited by yankfade; 08-30-2013 at 11:44 AM.
Have you tried eliminating eggs? I had to stop eating eggs to help my gut heal.
1 week ago I read about chia seeds, soaked, so I've been grinding 2 teaspoons of chia seeds and mixing with milk kefir or water, leaving to thicken and then drinking the jellied stuff! The result is MIRACULOUS! I shall be able to go abroad again! (Airports in the morning were not possible!)
And now I'm going to start taking Otzi's recommended tapioca or potato flour with kefir - I'm sure with this, in time I'll be able to ditch the Chia seeds. Magic!
Thanks again for posting, and for all the wonderful replies.