“I made an appointment with Marit because last year I had a bout of collagenous colitis and my digestive system had never gone back to normal after that. I had gas, cramping and diarrhea off and on daily. Marit recommended a  gluten-free and dairy-free diet, because she  told me that these types of foods are hardest to digest and lead to inflammation, which cause problems like the ones I was having. Privately I thought, “How can I give up bread and butter, cereal and milk, ice cream and cones? I love dairy and wheat !”  But Marit suggested that I just try it for a month to see if it made a difference. I decided I could do it, short term. Fortunately, Marit provided me with some meal ideas and a few recipes. After 4 weeks my digestive system was improved. I had never been really “sick” before, but I had had gas, cramps and loose stool. All these symptoms are gone. I also dropped 10 pounds in the first 6 weeks of going dairy- and gluten -free, Last week while on vacation I tried eating dairy and gluten again, and sure enough the symptoms returned – gas and loose stool. So I will be staying with the diet Marit recommended!”