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Posted by: 19415 (Guest), Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 3:19am
I am new to the forums, but have been following BTD for O since November 2011 and I started the GTD in June 2012. Well, now I am having some serious issues with really crippling gas. I am a Hunter to a T. I am taking all sorts of supplements and I am wondering if that is where the issue lies. I don't take the full dosage of the supplements, just alternate between O Polyvite and Phytocal (one per day of each) one day and the Hunter Act. and Cata. (one pill per each) on others, along with fish oil, Fucus Plus, and some Ara Plus and Proberry (again, only one of each). I also take a single kelp supplement for the iodine. At night I regularly take one Polyflora O and Bromelain, but I also take one Alteril since I never have slept well without some sort of assistance. I should mention that I frequently change up the supplements (before GTD it was just the BTD O supplements, now it is a mix of the two).

Anyway, this really crippling gas happened infrequently this spring, usually when I ate cooked broccoli, but now it has been going full on for a week now and I am starting to get worried. It is worse at night (in fact it is killing me as I sit here typing this!), but it can be bad during the day, too. My only weapon is Maalox but even that has difficulty keeping up lately. I started this diet so I would get better and be able to function at my best. Now I just feel awful!

Can anyone help?
Posted by: Seraffa, Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 3:30am; Reply: 1
:'( Oh! Do you have IBS? Or celiac?
Posted by: Possum, Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 4:47am; Reply: 2
Something sure doesn't seem to be agreeing with you... Starting a food diary & maybe eliminating the offending food might be a good start?  :-/
Posted by: Jenny, Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 5:03am; Reply: 3
I agree Possum, that was the way I found my answer to this problem.
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 5:11am; Reply: 4
http://www.4yourtype.com/prodinfo.asp?number=NP042
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 11:58am; Reply: 5
I would stop all the supplements-- and get the gastro d like Lola suggested.

Your gut flora is in an uproar. The ara can cause gas for a bit till your body settles down.

Gastro D, live cell, deflect and intrinsia are a great combo for the gut--  You do not have to take them for ever just do three bottles of the gastro d along with the rest.

;)

I would also call D'Adamo Nutrition and speak to an expert--Ask for Nancy. ;)
Posted by: Mother, Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 12:03pm; Reply: 6
Polyflora O does that to me. Was that a new addition? If not, it's probably not that. If it is new, you may have to break it open and sprinkle a little on some room temp food and work your way up slowly
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 12:07pm; Reply: 7
Don't take the gastro d and polyflora at the same time--
Posted by: 19415 (Guest), Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 4:43pm; Reply: 8
The Polyflora is not new, but the Hunter Catalyst is. After sleeping on it, I wonder if the combo of the Polyflora and Catalyst is too much of a good thing. Is that possible?

I don't think it is IBS or Celiac. I've been doing absolutely fine, splendidly really, until about a week ago. And since I haven't been taking the Hunter supplements for long, I wonder if everything has finally built up in my system enough that it is too much.

I am going to stop all my other supplements for now and see if it calms down and get the Gastro-D to help with what is currently going on.

I already log all my food in the MyFitnessPal app on my phone and I really haven't changed anything diet wise except taking out ALL milk products (soy, almond, and rice when before it was dairy) and really inhibiting my intake of grain carbs since starting Hunter. So I don't think it is a food problem.

Thanks for the help! If anything it was nice to vent a little.  :)
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 6:30pm; Reply: 9
the worse it gets, the more your gut needs healing!!!

you are on the right track no doubt

find out your secretor staus to finetune....
certain neutrals for secretors are outright avoid toxins for nonnies
Posted by: DoS, Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 7:04pm; Reply: 10
Probably couldn't be a better thing happening to you.

You are not constipated are you? That would concern me.

Are you getting some exercise to work it out?
Posted by: 19415 (Guest), Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 3:41pm; Reply: 11
Well, after rolling it over some more, I think it is simply my acid reflux coming back. I've always had more than enough stomach acid (as opposed to my mother, who is an A and has none!) and for a long time I was on Omeprazole until I quit last year. In combination with switching to the Hunter diet I was really restricting my caloric intake because I was trying to slim down to start modeling, but I think it just bit me in the butt instead and brought my reflux back with a vengeance. I don't think I was giving my stomach enough for the acid to work on. I mean, I'm talking 1200 calorie restriction, which in hindsight looks pretty stupid.  :B

Last night I could taste the acid coming up and took a Tums and for the past two days I've woken up with a hoarse voice, another excellent sign of reflux. I think all the pain and gas has been the dyspepsia, a classic sign of reflux.

So I guess I got all excited and worried for nothing as it is just an old problem resurfacing. I was doing really well on the diet until I started the calorie restriction and was having no acid problems. Looks like Prilosec will be my helper until I can get it under control.

And no, I haven't exercised for the past two days simply because I wanted to take a break and let my body heal, but normally I work out 6 times a week. Which went along with the calorie restriction. Which makes me feel even sillier.

Also, I am not constipated, and I ordered the Secretor test on Monday, which is something I've wanted to do for a while anyway. I am also going to do the SWAMI when I get some extra cash.

Thanks!
Posted by: DoS, Wednesday, July 11, 2012, 6:02pm; Reply: 12
Don't starve yourself during recovery. If you eat right and exercise you'll briefly go through mild inflammation that will seem like weight gain, and then you'll lose that and be the fittest you've ever been. Hunters that exercise hard and eat right don't have weight issues.

Look at Victoria Secret models. They follow the blood type diet.
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