I'm currently doing FODMAP's for the month of March. After being paleo for about a year, my skin was at its clearest in December/January, but then I started eating a lot of onions & garlic as a prebiotic source and had a minor setback. Everything's back to normal so far. Haven't been gassy either, which is something else that came back with the onion/garlic. Also had to cut blackberries, but no big deal. I'm feeling good about my diet. Will report back at the end of the month.
You mention broccoli and cauliflower "sets you back".. why not go with leafy greens instead (kale, romaine lettuce, swiss chard, spinach, etc.) "for the nutrients"? They are extremely nutrient dense and fits well within your diet choice.
I LOVE KALE I eat it at least thrice a week.
I think FODMAPS is the way to go if paleo and anti-candia don't clear you too.
I cleared myself for a year and half by finding my food intolerances (wheat and corn) but then got food poisoning and after that it all went to crap. Been trying to figure out why my face is breaking out so much and my stomach giving me problems again for the past 6 months and sure enough it is SIBO. Not an easy thing to correct! I have been doing fodmaps for the past week and my stomach has stopped bothering me and my face is already clearing. It's amazing how addicted to fruit you can become without even realizing it too.
So for anyone following this - are you avoiding all fruit? what about all dairy? Some websites say certain fruits are okay, other say none. Same goes with hard cheese etc.
Also - everyone seems conflicted on whether natural sourced probiotics are okay while you have SIBO. Eating probiotic yogurt eases my stomach but I think it contributes to the problem of too much bacteria - even if that bacteria is beneficial.
Good to see FODMAPS is working for someone else too. My body has been treating me differently later and I CAN THINK SO MUCH BETTER NOW THAT I DROPPED CHEESE. Snacking on paleo is hard so just a couple weeks ago I was eating like 3-4 oz of cheddar cheese (aged) a day. Plus too much fruit (blueberries and bananas). Paleo led me to eating tons of onions for "gut health" via prebiotics as well as garlic since I liked it. I have been having burps lately and felt gas coming up my throat, which, as we all know, is "die-off" so I'm pretty happy. I promise to keep you guys updated on how things are going I'm so glad to have finally found the key to fixing paleo.
I answered some ?'s in a pm and figured if one person asked more people may be interested so here is the copypasta
1) Can you eat any vegetables, or do veggies cause you acne as well?
2) Which exact meats do you eat, and are they grass-fed and finished?
3) Do you tolerate dairy fat (i.e. raw cream)?
4) Which animal fat do you tolerate? Have you tried lard?
5) Last but not least, how many tablespoons of coconut oil and olive oil do u consume on a daily basis?
I currently only eat Green beans and carrots! yes it is super boring.
I generally eat grass fed, but I dont think it will kill you to eat regular if you have to. If you do I recommend finding a good Omega 3 supplement (fish source only - I use nordic naturals lemon flavored)
I was eating butter but I found that cutting it out has really reduced my bloating by so much. I was eating cheese some and cut that out as well because I wasn't admitting to myself that it was causing me problems.
Animals love me! all animal fats.
Good question, it varies. At first since coconut oil is anti-microbial you may feel bleh when you eat too much because its gonna kill some bad guys in your stomach. I'd say I use 2 teaspoons each time i eat meat which is twice a day, 1.5 Tsps each time i cook green beans which is twice a day,and generally eat a spoonful or two through out the day if I am hungry. Olive oil I'm weird about. I have no problems with it, but generally at a meal when i dont feel full enough nor do i feel like cooking enough ill just pour some EVOO in a spoon and eat 2- 2.5 tsps. It's good for when you feel lazy. I can tolerate a lot and have never had problems with too much EVOO as far as I know.
hope that helped dont hesitate if you need more help
Edited by Paleoistheanswer, 08 March 2013 - 03:48 PM.