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I also had a hysterectomy about 4 yrs ago, so I don’t get a period and am not sure what my cycle would be, but good point about the hormone changes. I also just finished Eat for Heat and realized that, although I have added starches back in, I was eating oatmeal with water and fruit, drinking way too much water and mistakes like that I will try to rectify going forward and see how it goes.
@finngarian, I had a temporary ileostomy after my surgery for about 6months, so I ate very little at that time (about 6mths) Doctors did recommend a low residue diet and had me on immodium 4 times a day, which after years, caused more trouble than good. I started researching health and diets about 5 years ago and have gone from low residue to all raw vegan to fruitarian to paleo back to low fat vegan then paleo every other week or so until I drove myself crazy. One type diet helped with the chronic diarrhea, but my cravings and mood swings were insane, the other helped with moods and cravings, but digestion was a mess; I have not yet found a perfect balance.
I think if I heal my metabolism and adrenal glands and start sleeping well for some time, then I can slowly go back to a simple healthy whole foods diet and do well in a balanced way; fingers crossed!!
On to reading “Diet Recovery 2” Thank you Matt Stone!
This is all such good and helpful information for me; thank you!
I do have a host of health issues that I am starting to believe are related to metabolism, the sleep being one of the most aggravating to me right now. I am 43yr old female. I have had chronic acid reflux, heart palpitations, both of which actually have cleared up in last 2 wks refeeding. I have chronic digestive issues, but that is related to having a total colectomy 9 years ago. I have rosacea, which gets pretty bad sometimes, thought it was gluten intolerance, now I think the chronic dieting and extreme changes to my diet have made me so sensitive to everything. I have fibromyalgia, which did get better on paleo, I had my neurotransmitters tested that showed all out of whack, so I have been on GABA, Taurine, 5HTP and a few other amino acids to balance them out and moods have gotten tremendously better. My oral temperature in morning has been running around 96.5-96.7 except for a few days after refeeding it shot up to 97.7, now back down again. Resting pulse, right now anyway is around 64. I’m on digestive enzymes and HCL as well as probiotics to help with the never ending chronic digestive issues due to no large intestines. Hands and feet always cold, especially feet. It just seems the cleaner I try to eat to help my health issues, especially digestive, the stricter my diet becomes and the more sensitive I react to so many foods and environmental substances, and the more these health issues become increasingly bothersome as well as the incredible food obsessions without ever being able to just eat and enjoy the food. My life has shrunk to sleepless nights in a tiny little obsessive box never really feeling healthy. I just started reading Eat for Heat, and I will read Diet Recovery 2, but so grateful this forum is here to help get to some answers in the meantime while I experiment with some food freedom.
I could deal with some weight gain if I was seeing some positive results, but I am one of little faith right now that this will actually work for my health problems. Besides the insomnia not getting better, I feel incredibly fatigued throughout the day, more so than ever, and I feel very foggy brained along with some bad muscle aches and tendonitis flair ups; all the things I went paleo to fix. Is it normal for these things to get so bad for a time before they get better?? When I say fatigued, I mean I can’t get my butt off the couch to do anything, it is really bad. While on lower carb paleo, I had a lot of energy to be active throughout the entire day, despite insomnia issues. To the Paleo crowd, this is a big reason they say to give up all the starchy carbs and grains. I do very much appreciate the feedback! Thanks!!