My digestive problems recently took a bad turn and I feel the need to find some way to add in some kind of elemental diet, not as my sole source for nutrition, but in addition to food, which I am unable to eat enough of. It's challenging since I react badly to a lot of things. One possibility I'm looking at is free amino acids (all essential ones, in a powder, here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003PWJBIM/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1). I'ts commonly thought that you have take free aminos on an empty stomach when you take them for certain therapeutic effects; however, that has been disputed. I know from experience that some of these essential aminos have negative effects on me when taken separately on an empty stomach, while protein in natural form does not. What I want to know is, can you reliably avoid the specific effects of specific aminos if you take them with food, and just process them as protein?