I recently finished with the 21 Day Sugar Detox and have just started the autoimmune paleo protocol. I've noticed this past month that my stomach is queasy. It's similar to a mild morning sickness (and no, I'm not pregnant) I don't feel like I'm going to throw up, just kind of yucky, and food just don't sound good to me. Even foods that are basic comfort foods for me- liver, chicken soup, and avocado, make me want to gag. I drink bone broth, peppermint tea and ginger tea, and take digestive enzymes/HCL. I also take l-glutamine. I used to take DSL licorice. My stomach problems dissipated somewhat as the 21 DSD went on, but have come back strongly these last few days. I am on the 3rd day of the autoimmune protocol. I'm REALLY hungry and frustrated.
I have two thoughts: 1) This is an adjustment period and will go away. 2) Clean eating is bringing out symptoms of SIBO.
Being an INFP, I'm wavering on what direction to take here. I go back to the doctor in April to see if my CRP and ferritin have decreased (they are both higher than a tourist in Colorado) and I can ask if he'll test me for SIBO, but from what I've read, the breath test is not that accurate. Do I just keep on keeping on, or do I try a SIBO diet/lifestyle?
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on March 09, 2013
at 07:39 PM
Just eat a normal Paleo diet (with fermented foods) for your SIBO. If that's the only AI issue you're having, then just take it easy and eat real food. Don't over-do it with extreme diets if you don't really need them. I have SIBO as well, and I'm doing fine on plain Paleo + dairy.