Time until feel better: It depends on how severely damaged your gut is. For me, it should take a good 2 months and possibly longer. However, I am reacting to many of the cross reactors to gluten.
If I were you, I'd look at the list below (Cyrex Lab's cross-reactor list for gluten), and take all of those foods out of your diet. Basically, its Cereal and Dairy free, plus some other foods are banned. Once your gut heals, you may be able to add more foods back into your diet. See below the list for the Elimination Diet and Rotation Diet information.
Cyrex Labs has new testing that is considered the most accurate for allergies....especially where gluten and cross-reactors for gluten is concerned. http://www.cyrexlabs.com/
Cross-reactors to Gluten include Dairy, Soy, Coffee Bean, "Gluten Free Flours", Rice, Corn.
Here is Cyrex Lab's List:
Rye, Barley, Spelt, Polish Wheat IgG + IgA Combined
Cow’s Milk IgG + IgA Combined
Alpha-Casein & Beta-Casein IgG + IgA Combined
Casomorphin IgG + IgA Combined
Milk Butyrophilin IgG + IgA Combined
Whey Protein IgG + IgA Combined
Chocolate (Milk) IgG + IgA Combined
Oats IgG + IgA Combined
Yeast IgG + IgA Combined
Coffee IgG + IgA Combined
Sesame IgG + IgA Combined
Buckwheat IgG + IgA Combined
Sorghum IgG + IgA Combined
Millet IgG + IgA Combined
Hemp IgG + IgA Combined
Amaranth IgG + IgA Combined
Quinoa IgG + IgA Combined
Tapioca IgG + IgA Combined
Teff IgG + IgA Combined
Soy IgG + IgA Combined
Egg IgG + IgA Combined
Corn IgG + IgA Combined
Rice IgG + IgA Combined
Potato IgG + IgA Combined
Elimination and Rotation Diet Information:
The way that works best, is to eat 3 foods that you know you are not reacting too. Do not add any new food until the reactions stop, and do do this under the supervision of a doctor and nutritionist familiar with elimination diets. Every 3 days or so, add in one other food. Skip all spices. When you see a new reaction, then take the last item you added, back out of your diet. When you have enough food in your diet, rotate your diet so that you do not repeat the same food more then 2 days in a row. Then, when you can, do not repeat any food until 3 or more days have passed.
I am doing this currently, but have to have gallbladder surgery first. I'll bookmark this and let you know how it goes. It should take me a good 2 months before my gut starts healing well enough. Lastly, Oral Allergy Syndrome is something to consider, if you notice more acne only certain times of the year. You'll have to talk with your professional about this, as I am still learning about it.
.ps in your case, I actually do not recommend a Vegan diet. You need the Avian and Beef just for variety. Edited at 2013-01-27 07:00 pm (UTC)