thanks for your reply. i forgot to mention in my original post that ive done my best to avoid gluten as well. it is really hard! they put gluten in nearly everything and unless you weed out everything and only buy stuff that has gluten free label its impossible to avoid...not to mention expensive. most people are sensitive to gluten, i did have a gluten sensitivity test but who knows whether that is correct. we are being poisoned by our own food.
ive looked into gluten and leaky gut as well as candida yeast. all of them sound like something i have.
i do eat meat, usually fish (shrimp, salmon, tilapia) and chicken. the problem with the part about vitamin supplements is that whatever is inside me is making it so i cant absorb any of these vitamins which is why supplements have been ineffective. i've taken zinc and probiotics before, and used betaine HCL the last time i tried to do a cleanse.