I also had problems with dairy and gluten, and thought I had a leaky gut. Tried the GAPS diet and felt like I spent all my time preparing food and still starving, couldn’t stick with it even thought there were some improvements. Refed predominantly on ice-cream as that’s what I was craving. Interestingly, I didn’t and still don’t feel much like gluten products, but don’t deny myself either – including pizza! At first I noticed worsening of some symptoms, but there were improvements in others and I was so enjoying just eating so I stuck with it and am feeling heaps better and still eating heaps of ice-cream!
Would be interested in hearing others’ experiences though, especially long-term, and wish you well on your journey.