hello, just got back my metametrix full GI function stool test results - indicates high levels of yeast/fungus, which coincides with my long term jock itch and athletes foot. (note the athletes foot is not itchy or red, nor are the toenails warped or discolored,the skin just peels a lot)
my doc (who is very pro-paleo) says that since my ph is a bit too low this may be feeding the fungus and to eat at the low end of protein requirements with high plant amounts. i question this as i primarily eat meat all day and am suspect of the whole acid-alkaline debate. i also wonder how lower protein would starve the fungus? have the jaminets covered this? i seem to recall they think that starch, high fat and low protein is the way to go, longevity and health-wise.
i am currently putting myconazole on the affected ares twice a day which has stopped all discomfort, and will continue for 4 weeks to see if it has "cured" the problem. in the meantime i am curious as to the mechanisms that fungal growth occurs on a paleo diet high in quality meats and oils (inc coconut) but low in plants. i used to be vegan (both raw and cooked) and ate tons of plants, but it caused more problems than it solved, if any. i swung in the other direction, but is the best approach something in the middle? tons of veggies and ample meats ala mark sisson i believe?
my biggest concern with the tons of veggies approach is that they go off too fast and cost too much at the farmers market, plus i dont have a source for wild, un-hybridized greens like lambsquarter or miners lettuce. (i live in berkeley, ca)
thanks for the input