Faith wrote: I haven’t been taking any of the oils cause my skin reacts so badly to it. I would put about 1/2 a T in my oat bran in the morning, and my skin would get really bad. I realize this is die off, but it would make my skin so bad, I just stop taking it. Yes, I have been taking the Moly. I was taking 1/2 a pill @ 500 mcg’s a day.
My cramps are much better, my skin is great, just a little bit itchy. I feel good, but I’m just wondering that if I’m not taking any of the oils, am I getting better? The torture of die off was too hard, so I figured I’d just stop with the oils for now?
Where are you getting your fat from aside from egg yolks? You need quite a significant amount of mostly saturated fat to stay healthy on this diet. Have you tried ghee (clarified butter)? Duck/goose fat is another good option (great for roasting veggies). Personally, I’d try to persist with the olive/coconut oil too. Even if it’s a tiny amount. Before long, your gut flora should be able to adjust to it and symptoms will disappear. This is often the case with food intolerances. Avoiding the suspect foods makes you even more sensitive to them. Try to get a good amount of omega-3 too, maybe from a fish oil supplement. Keeping your omega-6 intake low, getting most calories from saturated fat and boosting your omega-3 intake can really help in lowering inflammation.
Faith wrote: Plus, I seem to be eating the same thing everyday. Oat bran in the morning, salad for lunch or dinner, or Kale and veggies. But they are kinda the same veggies. Is this bad, should it be mixed up more with different veggies? Or is it okay to just stay with what I’m doing as long as it’s okay on the diet list?
I’d say this is bad. You need a diverse range of veggies to develop a well-balanced gut flora. You especially want sources of inulin (onion, leek, artichoke, asparagus stem, chicory root) and pectin (green beans, apples, cucumber, celery, citrus peel). You may experience gut problems when you start eating these foods, but that isn’t a reason to stop. Start with small quantities and persist long enough to allow your gut flora to adjust. After attempting a FODMAPs diet for almost three-weeks, I can testify to how stupid and short-sighted an exclusionary diet approach is.
You can replace some of the missing bacteria you need to recover by eating unwashed muddy organic vegetables from a farmer’s market or other fresh, untainted source, such as home-grown veg. Soil contains hundreds of species of bacteria, whereas you only need 100-150 for a healthy gut flora. Replacing what you’ve lost through poor diet and antibiotic use is really the key to regaining your health. Unfortunately, going around eating dirt is dangerous, but maybe we can make a difference with unprocessed vegetables.