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    Cindy I have to admit I’ve been winging it. I read eat for heat and rather stupidly assumed it was a balancing act of the 4 S’s along with reducing liquid intake and trusting your intution.

    I’m finding it very difficult to find simplified and condensed information on this diet. Which book/resource would help the most?

    Best wishes
    Jamie

    jdmc123
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    I’m not really eating any proten and minimal vegetables. Just loads of starchy foods along with balancing the 4 S’s with my level of hunger and intuition. I’ve had reactive hypoglaecemia for as long as I can remember but thought it was adrenal problems. All my blood tests came back fine which is confusing but anyway have bought a blood glucose monitor so I can test myself when I’m having a typical episode. Yes I was on a very restrictive low carb diet for ages, basically stayed on the GAPS intro for ALONG time because I couldn’t push forward at all and make any progress as It seemed I was reacting to everything. I now have come to the conclusion that it’s a mixture of insulin resistance and reactive hypoglaecemia.

    Is there anywhere I can find Mat stones principles for this diet in a simplified state? All I’m doing is eating a lot from the 4 S’s and just using my intution to how much I should be balancing and eating them.
    How did you do the refeeding and for how long?

    Many thanks Cindy

    jdmc123
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    I have a gluten intolerance and I’ve been eating gluten. I have a sensitivity to dairy and also been eating/drinking it. I have constant reactive hypoglycemia and insulin resistance. Whilst having all this I am spiking my blood sugar levels a lot but then stabilising it with grains/starchy foods. Bit of a roller coaster ride for my body. I have been following my intution with eating the for S’s, except today where I pushed through by eating when I wasn’t very hungry, once I started eating my appetite improved a bit.

    Do you have any advice?

    Many thanks
    Jamie

    in reply to: How do you refeed with gut dysbiosis? #14669
    jdmc123
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    Also how do you refeed with blood sugar issues?

    in reply to: Can you refeed with foods your intolerant to? #14664
    jdmc123
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    Interesting. So what has been your alternate way of eating? Gluten free pizza kinda thing or just completely steering clear of that stuff? I’m really interested to hear what others have been doing with intestinal dysbiosis and leaky gut, surely you can’t just eat crap, surely you have to tailor it, right?

    in reply to: Tell us about your progress #14662
    jdmc123
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    @shallowmeya, thanks so much for your incredibly well written response.


    @cindy01
    – I’ve had tests to show “leaky gut”, SIBO and yeast overgrowth. Surprisingly, those are not my greatest issue….the fact that when I ingest anything, and I mean anything…within 1-20 minutes my body releases a cortisol/adrenal/inflammatory stress response. This cannot be an intolerance or sensitivity as that takes at least 45mins to 2 hours for food to reach the small intestine. (Unless it’s E.E. mentioned below)


    @shallowmeya
    and @cindy01. So the million dollar question is, what the fudge could it be?

    Carbohydrate sensitivity? Glucose intolerance? Insulin resistance? It’s obviously something metabolic or my greatest fear, esophageal encephalitis. If you’ve got that, game over. People have to be on elemental diets for pretty much the rest of their lives because their sensitive to all foods. Basically both of us have some metabolic issues>blood sugar issues>hormonal issues. Interestingly, since I’ve been working on my supposed low metabolic issues by eating the most devilishly naughty starchy/carby/sugary foods my blood sugar issues have become a little less eratic and my stress response hasn’t been going off left right and centre and as a result my adrenal fatigue/ hormonal (whatever you want to call it) issues have improved. But I still get post carb hypoglaecemic symptoms being mainly brain fog>speech/thinking issues, shaking and this rushing feeling(basically sympathetic state). I also get the hormonal issues @shallowmeya I’ve found if i don’t eat within an hour to an hour and a half, so what your saying seems to make sense about eating every hour so not every 3-4 recommended to people with hypoglaecemia! I guess the fact that my body is having these reactions and sending out stress hormones because it’s starving?! And I guess the higher the amount of times per day the stress response is sent out the more you need to eat? I’m starting to warm to the idea of doing this diet.

    Finally, am I right in thinking I can eat all this sugar/fat/carbs/salt can be eaten with my above IBS issues?

    in reply to: Paleo and GAPS experiences please…. #14657
    jdmc123
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    With the GAPS/PALEO dysbiosis theory in mind on how you should stick away from refined sugar/highcarbs etc. Am I right in thinking that It is possible that I will be able to get rid of my brain fog, leaky gut, yeast and SIBO overgrowth by “improving the terrain” following this diet? If so, where do I sign up?! Also has anyone had similar issues and success following the diet?

    Best wishes
    Jamie

    in reply to: Paleo and GAPS experiences please…. #14656
    jdmc123
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    in reply to: Tell us about your progress #14646
    jdmc123
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    “My main stressor was the reactive hypoglycemia.

    I could not figure it out (and still can’t). Adrenal fatigue, insulin resistance, low thyroid function? I gave up speculating and guessing, as I had no formal diagnosis and blood tests were completely normal.”

    Hi Cindy, I am in the exact same boat as you in terms of reactive hypoglaecemia causing problems. Also all my bloodwork says i’m perfectly healthy!(Sigh) I seem to have it in varying intensities throughout the day, its almost like a heart rate monitor, up down up down etc, always there to some degree. In my foggy haze, just like you I can imagine, Im trying to figure out what the heck this hormonal reaction is after eating foods…is it adrenal fatigue, insulin resistance low thyroid function OR all of them?!

    What I’ve learnt is that when your not supplying enough sugar to your body your adrenal glands start pumping out hormones (cortisol) to raise
    blood sugar levels. Since I’ve gone off the low carb to medium/high carb the symptoms were still there all day, every day, but since I’ve been ingesting more sugar with starches my adrenal fatigue/power plate feeling has MUCH reduced and I feel much more balanced (parasympathetic) BUT i still get the slight hypoglaecemic reaction to fruits and eating starches, is this insulin resistance?

    Can anyone explain this?

    Cindy keep in touch as it seems were travelling a similar path.

    Best wishes
    Jamie

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