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I think Paleo hates me.

Answered on November 25, 2016
Created November 23, 2016 at 2:58 AM

Ok, so a couple years ago I tried going hard core paleo. It lasted a couple weeks and I noticed certain random foods giving me stomach pains. I couldn't do avocados, and bananas started bothering me.  Soon it started being spinach, kale, any raw veggies.  Then after a few weeks, it seemed like everything bugged me. So I said screw it and gave up.  It eventually went away. Tried off an on a few times in between and had the same problem but quit soon after.  Tired again just the past few months and it seems like almost everything I eat now bothers me! I'm kind of at a loss. My dr wants me to get checked for fall stones but I don't think that's it!  It makes no sense to me how trying to eat healthy is making me feel awful!   But it doesn't bug me at all to eat donuts on a Sunday morning. If I drink a green smoothie for example,  an hour or so later, I'll get a dull ache at the top of my stomach that lasts for a few hours and then goes away.   There seems to be no rhyme or reason to the foods. 

Has anyone ever had this when starting paleo!? I want to eat healthy and put good things into my body, but this random stomach pain is making it nearly impossible. Oh! And I've tried digestive enzymes and they seems to make it worse.

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on November 25, 2016
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This has to do with gut bacteria, you're not used to eating healthy fibers and you probably have the wrong bacteria in differing amounts. You'll probably need to stick mostly to meat, fish, eggs, bone broth, and good quality fats, and slowly introduce plant foods that you react to. You probably will want to try some MegaSpore which can sometimes help with this, but follow their directions exactly. In addition to that, you'll want a Bifido Longum supplement. Over time this will get better and you'll be able to tolerate fibers. For now go slow and go easy on the veggies.

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