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- ChrisParticipantSeptember 3, 2014 at 2:10 pmPost count: 7ChrisParticipantAugust 18, 2014 at 5:42 pmPost count: 7
Norm has said a few times in other threads that he still eats according to FTD, but his system is now robust enough to handle some high FP food now and then without major problems. For example, in the Q&A thread:
Occasional indulgence shouldn’t be a big deal, especially as your gut improves on the diet. You can always pick up the slack after the holidays. Following several years of lower FP dieting, I can tolerate more fermentable carbs for three to five days without much of a problem – perhaps a few tums. The best approach is to go by your symptoms – listen to your body.ChrisParticipantJuly 2, 2014 at 8:12 pmPost count: 7
Human cells make up about 10% of your body; the rest is bacteria, mostly in the gut. Getting completely rid of any kind of bad bacteria is unlikely. The numbers can go down until the symptoms are gone. However, if conditions become favorable again for the bad bacteria, they will multiply.ChrisParticipantJune 28, 2014 at 4:15 amPost count: 7ChrisParticipantMay 26, 2014 at 4:10 pmPost count: 7
“… now I can’t even breathe without pain, let alone exercise…. a pain in the lower abdomen that wakes me up at night, and trouble breathing. I am very depressed….”
I think that you need to see a medical professional in person. The symptoms sound severe enough that you should get tested to rule out possibilities other than your diet. The fact that your first 8 months on the diet didn’t cause these symptoms suggests that something else about your body changed.ChrisParticipantMarch 28, 2014 at 2:56 amPost count: 7ChrisParticipantMarch 20, 2014 at 10:12 pmPost count: 7
Any practical advice about headaches? I am pretty sure that my recent headaches are related to a change in diet. I have read some things about low carb diets having a transition period with headaches and various flu-like symptoms, but the explanations for why they occur and the advice on how to handle them vary a lot. Thanks.