So from reading a few threads on here it seems that my tinea versicolor, which happened when I started VLC Paleo, needs some carbs to subdue it.
This thread in particular made sense to me: http://paleohacks.com/questions/99098/fungal-skin-infections#axzz1yp28XFo1
What are my best options to get some carbs in my diet? Rice, sweet potatoes, fruits?
I'm not sure where to start. I IF multiple times during the week, usually going from dinner to dinner at least 2 times a week. Mostly, I don't need to eat lunch. I'm never hungry so I'm not sure how to best up my carbs with the lowest volume.
I am still trying to lose weight, however, so I'm worried upping the carbs will stall that. I'm down 28 lbs with a goal of 50, stalling now is not an option but neither is dealing with this patchiness that is taking over my whole body.
I think you pretty much nailed it with the fruit, rice, and starchy tubers line. Just keep away from wheat and grains. You can also look at some literature that discusses higher carb options, such as chrisskresser.com, perfecthealthdiet.com, and dannyroddy.com
I read in an earlier post about Tinea on PH that ketosis (very low carb diet) actually worsens the condition. Tinea apparently thrives on ketones.
I'm basically doing keto-paleo right now, with my main goal to lose weight and repair my insulin sensitivity. When I think I've lost enough weight, I think I'll start incorporating paleo carbs. Hopefully that will solve my Tinea issues. Got to attack one problem at a time!
This is soooo interesting! I got my one & only patch of tinea versicolor when I was vlc.
I thought that the Selsun Blue/coconut oil treatment worked for me (or was it raising the carbs?) but then I was only vlc for 6 weeks.
I raised my carbs to 50-100 gm/day and have had no problems since.
I eat rice crackers, 55% dark chocolate and some sugar in my tea, since I am dealing with FODMAPS-intolerance at the moment.
I get Tinea when I eat gluten by mistake, have you looked into that?
Also, the best thing I have found (seems weird, but has always worked best) is Selsun Blue shampoo. Seriously. I've tried the prescription creams etc, and it has been easiest and cheapest.
I had severe tinea (all my legs were full of patches), most of them went away until I went VLC, then ZC, then it all came back. Eating sugar solved it, right now I have no patches anymore and I'm eating around 400g of sugar daily (no starch).
Apparently low carb diets impair our immune system, which is a reason why fungus thrives in our bodies. But I recently came across this concept of being fat-adapted or keto-adapted. What I'm wondering is that if this adaptation applies to our immune systems as well? If after a year or so of low carbing, our bodies can fully adapt to a high fat, low carb diet, enough to fight back against the fungus?
Maybe some self experimentation is involved.
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