I don’t have Lyme, as far as I know. I have been bitten by ticks many times as a child in the woods of my grandparents farm in Kansas so I suppose it is possible. I have been fighting ?candida? for the last 3 years and still feel like I am fighting for my life many days. I put the question marks around candida because based on my symptoms it is the only thing that makes sense, but according to all blood/stool tests, including the Metametrix gut labs, the only thing I have proven is that I have low Lacto bacteria, and almost non-existent Bifido Bacteria. No yeast/bacteria/parasite pathogens showed up in significant quantities on any tests.
I can’t eat any kind of starch or sugar based products, natural or otherwise. Within a few hours of eating potatoes, brown rice, any kind of fruit (except green apples), etc. I start heading down hill with my symptoms (skin numbness, difficulty focusing, bloating), which happen to math the symptoms I get from anti-fungals and probiotics. It has taken me almost this entire year to work my way up from 1/4tsp of home fermented sauerkraut juice, to my current pro-biotic intake of 4bil CFU. The probiotics are the only thing that has gotten me from insane, actively damaging, constipation back to a reasonable, pain free regimen.
This differs from the auto-immune effects I get from eating gluten, dairy, caffeine, yeasts, a variety of vegetables, etc which are things like hives/skin rashes, elevated blood pressure, heart palpitations, panic attacks. Honey does double duty by giving me an immune reaction to the pollens AND “feeding” symptoms listed above.
Anyway, all that to say, the only way you are going to know for sure is by trying it. I was given Lactulose, along with Mannitol as part of the leaky gut challenge. I got my usual “feeding” side effects of skin numbness, difficulty focusing, bloating, etc from taking it. I ended up testing negative for leaky gut though, surprisingly.
Kudos to those of you in this thread that can eat starches and fruits. I agree with Raster that you are likely playing with fire, but if it is not giving you immediate fallout like it does me, then you may only be delaying your recovery. For me it is 2 steps forward and 4 steps back so out it goes. I subsist almost entirely on meats, non-starchy veg (primarily zucchini), almonds and stuff made from almond paste (paleo pancakes, yum) and water. That’s it, and it sucks… hard…
I am not saying that the link from the OP is wrong, but in my 3 years experience dealing with this, any site that claims they have the right answers for everyone, are 99% sure to be full of it and just lead to more harm than good. You have to experiment on yourself and determine what does and does not work for you based on how you feel. I will say, I know what she is talking about as when I gave up sugar I ran down with fatigue, had low blood sugar type symptoms, etc for about 2 weeks. Coconut oil, snacking on almonds, and occasionally eating 1/4 banana when I felt it coming helped me get through it. After that 2 weeks I snapped out of it and I started burning fat like it was going out of style. I came to find out later that it takes time for your body to stop producing so much insulin and convert from a carb burning furnace to a fat burning one. For me, coconut oil as my primary cooking agent has alleviated most symptoms I had from going sugar free.
Sorry for the long post. This is my first time posting on here so I have no history on here as a reference 🙂
Good luck everyone!