- July 30, 2013 at 5:49 pm #108448
kerra89MemberTopics: 9Replies: 12
The diet has been going well so far. I am now treating H. Pylori as well as candida, and I’m 2 1/2 weeks into Mastic Gum supplementation. It nipped my stomach aches in the bud, to the point where I no longer have any pain when I take Coconut Oil or high CFU probiotics.
Every day, I am currently taking:
3 tbsp CO – AM, Noon, PM
3 Mastic Gum, 500mg – 2AM, 1PM
Oil of Oregano – 3 drops, 2x daily (just started this yesterday, limiting it to 2 weeks)
25 billion Ultimate Flora for Women – 2x daily (just started this 3 days ago. it’s so low because I am cautious to irritate my stomach with a full-out Pylori-Acidophilus war like last time, so I’m increasing slowly. Today I will take it 3x)
1.5 cups Plain Kefir/Yogurt (same as above with the slow increase; the H. Pylori hated it before)
3-4 cloves of Raw Garlic, crushed and mixed into guacamole or pure tahini
1/2 tsp Cayenne
1/2 tsp Turmeric
2+ tbsp ACV (whenever I feel a stomachache coming on, or if I’m bloated)
Tons and tons of water, frequent chamomile/ginger tea
The only carbs I eat are buckwheat, oat bran, and coconut flour. Of those, oat bran’s the only one I have every day. I have given up meat indefinitely, and occasionally eat eggs.
I have no food allergies or malabsorption. Miraculously, I’m excellent on those fronts. I would not be surprised if I have more parasites/gutbugs than just the H. Pylori, though.
Now that the H. Pylori is getting under control, I’m very anxious to attack the Candida fiercely and fill myself with good bacteria/etc. I’ve been on this diet for 4 months now, and I know that my internal ecosystem is prepped and ready. I don’t get the extreme, nauseous/sick die-off reactions that many people here talk about – all I have ever had were those awful stomach aches, gas/bloating, mood swings/fatigue, and occasional constipation/diarrhea (and I always treat the former well enough that I ensure 1 bowel movement per day). I find them all manageable.
What bothers me is knowing that the carbs I’m eating contain starch, even in small amounts (buckwheat 25%), oat bran up to 50%). I know why they’re allowed (fibrous, good prebiotics, etc), but right now I am considering giving them up entirely for awhile.
Can I replace the lost carbs with coconut oil and olive oil, the lost fiber with chia seeds/miracle fiber in my yogurt and more fibrous veggies, and focus on non-starch prebiotics like garlic and onions?
I also know this is pretty much what the first 1-2 weeks of the diet essentially looks like, so I know it’s doable short term; but I guess I’m wondering what’s the harm in doing this long-term, provided I consume enough Coconut Oil for my body to convert its ketones into glucose?
This question is not meant to challenge the Strict Diet; I’m simply curious as to what might happen, and if this would speed up my recovery.
Thanks for all your help and kindness thus far!
– AlyssaJuly 31, 2013 at 7:19 pm #108494
rasterParticipantTopics: 104Replies: 6821
I would not replace carbs with anything because you need carbs to survive and function in life and the lack of them will be detrimental.
You must be logged in to reply to this topic.