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My myriad symptoms

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 23, 2012 at 7:08 PM

Still trying to piece together the puzzle of my health and unfortunately paleo has not cured any of it. Recently I've noticed an increase in heartburn.

I take fish oil, vitamin tablet, digestive enzymes and probiotics

I eat fish, meat and vegetables and nuts, recently cut out all fruit

Symptoms:

Depression

Anxiety

Heartburn

Dry skin/hair

Itchy skin

Mild acne

Dark circles under eyes

Fatigue

Flatulence

Stomach discomfort after eating

Any thoughts? Is it all just the first one causing the rest? Is it vitamin D deficiency? Low stomach acid? How are we meant to ever know with so many factors? How are we ever meant to figure it out??

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

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on December 24, 2012
at 05:24 AM

If you are asking me - yes, I have.

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on December 24, 2012
at 02:55 AM

+1 for using myriad correctly!

A5127d60bca783084f191f38ffa357a6

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on December 23, 2012
at 10:52 PM

Have you done the SIBO test?

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F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on December 23, 2012
at 07:40 PM

I am sorry to say it but... have you had your hydrogen-methane breath test done for SIBO? I can add another one hundred symptoms to your ten.

If you do not have the money for the test or just don't want to do it, you can do the alternative - eat fatty cuts of meat (with bone broth) for meals. No carbs. NO PROBIOTICS OR FERMENTED FOODS OF ANY KIND. No supplements. Nothing else.

If those symptoms subside after a couple of days on all meat - congratulations, you have got SIBO. If not - it could be inflammatory disease. And that means that you should try low carb.

Come back to me and let me know. If you do have SIBO, I have researched four different alternative treatment plans.

A5127d60bca783084f191f38ffa357a6

(687)

on December 23, 2012
at 10:52 PM

Have you done the SIBO test?

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on December 24, 2012
at 05:24 AM

If you are asking me - yes, I have.

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on December 24, 2012
at 04:05 PM

FODMAPs ?

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on December 24, 2012
at 03:21 PM

I am not sure it will help, but it sounds exactly like my food allergy symptoms, although it also sounds like what happens to any body under significant stress. There area a lot of good suggestions here. I would recommend keeping a detailed food, exercise and sleep diary for a month to track what seems to help and worsen your symptoms. I would also track emotional/stress triggers and even weather. You may find more than one issue is at play. Try combining the things that seem to help and avoiding all the things that don't. You may also want to start with the easy "cut and dry" stuff, like getting your TSH levels checked, so you can cross a few things off the list and feel like you've made some progress towards your goal.

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on December 24, 2012
at 02:45 AM

Sounds like you are grain-free, correct? Also, no dairy, including butter? Gluten and casein can cause these symptoms.

If you are eating butter, consider switching to ghee as it is casein-free.

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on December 24, 2012
at 12:56 AM

Read Julia Ross's books "the mood cure" and "the diet cure".

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A5127d60bca783084f191f38ffa357a6

on December 23, 2012
at 11:26 PM

What do you think caused your symptoms?

These are usually two very important aspects to health, exercise and getting sun. Combining both is probably the best. Vitamin D is a major component to health.

Also have you had your TSH checked?

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on December 23, 2012
at 09:38 PM

This would be my guess but I'm not a doctor and it just a guess.

http://www.charlespoliquin.com/ArticlesMultimedia/Articles/Article/812/Top_Ten_Benefits_of_Zinc.aspx

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on December 23, 2012
at 07:49 PM

http://180degreehealth.com/2011/04/traditional-diets Read any of his stuff. See if it resonates.

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