Hey GrammaSunshine! What a good Grandmother you are for looking on CureZone for solutions to your Granddaughter's issue. My mother has Fructose Malabsorbtion. She has found this book very helpful: "IBS--Free at Last!" available at Amazon here: http://amzn.com/0982063504 . An interesting thing many sufferers of "FructMal" have found is that pure glucose (like in a glucose tablet) can help avoid symptoms of accidental fructose consumption. One would take the glucose at the same time as the fructose to improve the absorption of the fructose.
This child needs to heal her gut by:
Avoiding Gluten (and possibly all grains)
Avoiding all allergic foods (you'll need to discover these)
Eating some protein with every meal
Correcting low stomach acid if she has that
Supplementing enzymes if she needs those
Consuming "Bone Broth" and/or gelatin
Supplementing with l-Glutamine
Taking high quality probiotics such as Therelac (not Threelac)
Using coconut oil
Eliminating parasites if she has them
The "GI Effects" Stool Analysis from Metametrix can be very helpful in determining which of the above steps are the most important, but a negative result means nothing. FructMal is a defect that can be corrected with proper nutrition, healing foods and removing gastrointestinal stressors. The key here is to focus on restoring integrity to her GI tract.
Here's an informative article on FructMal by Dr. Jon Dunn, Licensed Naturopathic Doctor:
Gastrointestinal aliments from lactose intolerance and gluten sensitivity are well known and generally are the most common causes for bowel problems, but few are aware of the havoc wrecked by fructose malabsorption. When avoidance of all milk and wheat products fails to resolve a gastrointestinal problem, the next step to consider is a fructose elimination trial. One out of three people have problems with fructose, acute symptoms include: gas, bloating, abdominal pain, cramping, nausea, diarrhea, constipation. Chronic fructose ailments may show with: esophageal reflux/GERD, depression, anger, insomnia, anxiety, irritability, attention disorders, headache, addictive behavior and fatigue.
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