Hi everyone I'm an ibs sufferer , I went paleo since 1 month , but I was continuing to eat a lot of dark chocolate per days ( this chocolate contained sugars ) so I've eliminated it now . Since 2 days I went totally no sugars..the only carb I eat are the ones of the vegetables.
But the problem is that I fell very weak and sometimes nausea at the morning... could this be normal? I'am a little scared about this... my diet is :
and I'll start the probiotics integrations.
Another question, can I integrate brobiotics and OMEGA3 togheter? Should this works?
Thanks a lot everyone
Yes, SCD/GAPS is a pretty low carb diet. No high starch food at all, and no sugars.
Does it allow some low sugar fruit? Tomatoes? Carrots? (both have some sugar) unsweetened cranberry juice?
If not, consider a little pure glucose here and there. Its very quickly absorbed into the gut (in the first two feet maximum), because it doesnt need to be broken down at all, it can go straight into the blood stream, so it doesnt feed bacteria...
I am following parts of SCD, fodmap diet and paleo. At some point, it seems like, from what ive read, your body does need some level of carbs, between 50 grams and 100-120 grams per day, depending on the person and their level of energy. It can survive without them, but it can drain energy or the mind.
I have decided, in comparing and thinking about the whole bacteria/gut repair problem, that a cup or so of low sugar berries like boseynberries is okay, as are tomatoes, which I eat a few of, and a little glucose in my tea (for reasons above), and unsweetened cranberry juice (low sugar and most of it is glucose).
Between that and the low starch veges I eat, i beleive I am getting enough carbs to maintain health (so far, its only been a month or so) while still having almost no starch and not overindulging in hard to digest sugars either.
I may not have it completely right, but then again, my digestive health has improved alot, and no problems with energy or thinking or mood yet.
Hope that helps...
the nausea is often from the high fat content in your broths, try skimming some of the fat off your broth for a few days until you feel better. It can also be a sign that your gall bladder was likely not processing the fats previously and is now attempting to do so, its normal to get it working again. Don't lie down after eating either!!
Remember that when you start GAPS its a detox process, not just an elimination diet, you will likely feel pretty bad between the first 3 weeks, at least I did. You'll most definitely need to allow time to rest in this period, no exercise, just get the necessities done, no house painting or marathons!
YOu HAVE to remove all cheat foods or your progress will be even slower. You will also feel the sugar and caffeine rush much stronger, just remember, all cheats will cause you to feel worse and hit harder than if you were eating normally. They will likely cause you to have symptoms like cramps, nausea, dirreaha. Your body doesnt understand what you are doing, healing or cheating give conflicting messages.
My recommendation, dont start probiotics until these symptoms subside, otherwise you'll likely compound the symptoms and feel worse. Always wait a few days when changing something, give it time to settle in your system, then add things in slowly as you are able to handle things.
Matteo, send me your email address, I'll send you something....
It seems totally understandable when I hear you feel weak and there's nausea in the morning when you cut back on sugar altogether. I felt the same when I started out. I thought it was a process of adapting to a lower carb diet, but I continued to feel weak. I added fruits (I can tolerate 3 or 4 pieces a day with no problem), more vegetables and some coconut drinks with banana or ananas in them (no artificial flavors). In other words, I increased my carbohydrate intake and I did feel a whole lot better. If you can increase yours without any problems (make sure you can digest all the fruits!), it's worth giving a shot.
I'm closing in on finishing my 3rd week of GAPS and continue to feel extremely fatigued, weak and sometimes dizzy, headaches, and my constipation is as bad as its ever been. Just eating bone broths with fermented juices from cabbage and from kimchi. The second week I tried ramping it up to Phase 2 with lots of egg yolks, a tiny bit of homemade yogurt, etc., then on to Phase Three, so I could finally have something fun (nut butter pancakes). But about 4-5 days into Phase three I started feeling even worse, so have backed off for the past 3 days to just broth and juices again. I'm looking for some kind of break and energy boost! Dr. Natasha talks about broths being very satiating, but I don't really feel like my body is getting what it needs, even though I am bound and determined to let my digestive tract REST and HEAL from IBS, SIBO, severe constipation, and candidiasis.
Honey? Berries? Coconut water? All of these sound great. But will they deter me from my goal at this crucial first stage of healing?