Thanks, I have no intention of giving up. Giving up and doing what? That will bring me no closer to finding a solution. Just did not realise that regularity will worsen my acne. I had severe constipation on normal Paleo, flax is the only thing that helped. Maybe I should just try drinking Mg citrate again? Or soak the flax prior to as suggested by deja? Or probiotics overdose?
Glad for you, Bartek, had to laugh at the various cooking methods you have for fish, haha, as opposed to eating this food and that food. I'm having trouble with fish and veg, not very, shall I say, appetizing.
So, I'm assuming kefir is OK then, it was mentioned on gutflora.
Also struggling with insomnia for past 2 nights, maybe all this is part of herxmeier?
White Fox, my skin is doing very poorly at the moment (understatement of the century), probably the worst it has ever been. Have been regular this last week after drinking milled flax seed with my kefir every morning. Still also taking probiotics. Is this worsening part of the process, should I just sit it through and hope for the best?
Now that my constipation has resolved is my skin not supposed to improve? It does not make sense. Help, please.
This week I'll do kefir and flax for breakfast, fish and veg for lunch, chicken and veg soup for dinner. Snacks will consist of strawberries, bananas and guava. Supps: oregano oil, olive leaf, probiotics (2 types), digestive enzymes with each meal and fish oil. Does this sound OK?
Have tried fish and veg only over week-end, can't do it.
Thanks Bobbi, I should have known better, have always had this problem, Paleo just made it 10x worse.
Bartek, I am officially over Paleo, never ever eat grains ever again..., what was I thinking? Also going to try and heal my gut with loads of fermented foods, pre- & probiotics, digestive enzymes etc. Will let you know how it goes. I don't believe I have an issue with gluten either, or sugar for that matter, my problem may very well be lack of friendly bacteria to break food down due to years of anti-biotics.
I give up, my skin is just not improving in any way, it is actually getting worse on Paleo due to severe constipation, if I have to guess. I feel bad for giving up, but it's been almost 45 days.
I will obviously still eat as natural as possible, but this is ridiculous. I'm going to start eating brown rice and GF oats. Will also opt for natural sourdough rye bread. Other than that, lots of veggies, fruit, nuts, eggs, fish and chicken.
I'm going to try and overdose a bit on pre- and probiotics to get things moving. Also maybe do a fibre supp and see how it goes.
Bartek, you struggle with gastritis? Is that like constant diarhea? That is opposite to me, hehe!
Thank you White Fox, will definately incorporate your suggestions. Even if I have a BM now, it's very little and it finally makes sense, I probably don't have any friendly bacteria left from chronically taking anti-biotics, supposedly making up the bulk of stools.
Currently 40 days into Paleo. I get mainly whiteheads, nothing cystic. Other symtoms, mainly constipation, Mg does not even help to make me more regular, then I also have depression-related issues, and a test revealed severe iron and vitamin D deficiencies. My skin on my body is also extremely dry and is always flaking off, even when eating high fat, almost as if I'm not really digesting anything properly. I don't know about intolerances, difficult to measure, I do think that eggs make my acne worse, also nuts, but can't be 100% sure. Do you think I should start with the Treatment Plan rather?
Cool, I have scanned through the gut diet and treatment. Did you do the full treatment for LGS? I feel confident that this could be my problem, I have taken anti-biotics chronically, and have major constapation issues, regardless of what I do.