I just finished Week 4 of the Elimination Diet based on the Aglaee Jacob book Digestive Health with REAL Food. As I discussed in an earlier post, Week 4 gave me substantial improvement in my IBS-D symptoms for two whole days, until an unexpected visit to the Emergency Room caused me to abandon my diet for a day. After that, I did lose the progress I made, but I feel confident I will get back to that place soon.
All in all, I am very pleased with my progress to date. I have lost ten pounds since beginning the diet a month ago. I feel much better than I did. My energy has improved substantially. My bloating is gone, and even though I am still suffering from diarrhea, it’s not nearly as bad as it was a couple of weeks ago. My seborrheic dermatitis, which started in 2012, improved dramatically, and in the last week or so has basically disappeared.