Excuse the topic- but I have to ask!
I also asked this on Robb Wolf's forum and Mark Sisson's; I'mjust trying to reach anyone who might have helpful answers.
I have been doing Primal (plus no dairy) for a month. I didn't start it to lose weight, but instead hoping to correct hormones (PCOS).
I started out with more nuts and seeds and fruit- but still pretty Low Carb. In the past two weeks I have transitioned to mainly just Meat, Veggies, Good Fats and Coconut Products. No more than one serving of nuts and fruit a day. Also one cup of coffee in the morning (which is a cutback from before).
From nearly the beginning - I have had horrible gas that I never had before. I used to eat yogurt, Ezekiel bread, cheese, beans, etc without any form of gas. Now I cannot go one day without serious problems.
Does anyone have any advice on this? Or did anyone experience a similar situation?
I feel that I probably have some candida overgrowth which is another reason that I have further refined the diet. But I think it has improved over the course of the last two weeks- the gas has not.
Out of desperation I looked up FODMAP the other day and realized I had been eating a ton of onions with many meals- in the past two days I have cut them out- still no improvement- however I did have some peas.... Could I really be having serious FODMAP issues now that I eat Primal?! Whereas it was never a problem before? I had a pretty health diet before, too. Plenty of veggies- not a lot of sugar etc.
I cut out eggs in the last two days out of curiosity- still no improvement.
Also, I have been taking a probiotic, and some enzymes from my PCOS natural supplements, I also used to drink a TON of kombucha- in my life before Primal- but weaned myself down in the last month fearing it was feeding candida. I also used to eat greek yogurt as a staple- twice a day- now I don't have those probiotics.
Ok... Any help would be much appreciated. Because, though I really do agree with the tenets of this lifestyle- it is very hard to justify continuing when I literally had NO IBS symptoms before- and now I am offensively Gassy!
Thanks in advance!