I went zero-carb for a few days around this time last year and it really seemed to help my digestion as well as my skin, but I introduced starches because my sports performance was going down the drain. For the last couple months I have been an avid starch consumer, and it has tremendously helped my athletic capabilities as well as constipation issues, sleep trouble, nail fungus and cold intolerance, I had before on VLC, but it has become hard for me to ignore that my high starch consumption has made my skin worse and the acne on my back flare up.
Seeing as how most starches are fermentable and have the ability of feeding a potential bacterial overgrowth (which I think is what's going on) and fruit doesn't treat me to well either, what do you recommend I do to get in enough carbs for my athletic lifestyle and prevent the symptoms I had on a VLC diet while not feeding a small intestinal bacterial overgrowth? Am I asking for too much.
EDIT: I just read Paul's very timely post where he recommends dextrose or rice syrup for people with gut disorders.