What sub-specialist do I speak with to get a dietary plan together?
January 25, 2014 2:51 PM Subscribe
After years of stomach issues I believe I have found the one food that makes me do a #2 once a day like a normal person. I assume I should talk to a dietician in order to get more information about this success, and to get further recommendations on a long-term diet plan. But is there some sub-specialty of dietician that deals only with these types of digestive issues I should be speaking with?
posted by quadog to Health & Fitness (9 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I'll go easy on the details, but suffice it to say that for many years I have been way too regular in my morning movements. Twice before work is typical; sometimes followed by a third in the afternoon. A few years ago I did an elimination diet where I discovered I was lactose intolerant. Removing dairy stopped the bloating but the movements kept on moving. I'm an otherwise healthy person at above average fitness for my age. Probiotics didn't seem to help either.
The food that appears to be doing wonders is mâche lettuce. Not only is it regulating my output but I can apparently consume dairy at the same time with no ill side effects. I have more than one data point on these results and I've attempted to control for confounding factors.
Given this information is there a sub-specialist I should speak with in the dietary discipline that can infer a complete diet plan for me based on my positive response to mâche?