1. Kenn Macdonald on May 19, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    What a good article. The comments brought the vegans out of the woodwork also, hilarious. I have a similar opinion of doctors, but as Jack Kruse says, it’s not their fault. They are trying to do the best they can based on what they know.
    What they know is based on what they’re taught. 1% or less of their training is on nutrition. So who controls the system? That’s the big problem!

  2. Jan Koutný on May 20, 2018 at 2:11 am

    Hi Mikhaila,

    I believe I saw you mention GAPS diet/Natasha Campbell McBride here, have you tried to contact a GAPS practicioner to help with your condition?

    I’m askling because I heard Natasha Campbell mention in an interview that she had patients who had to endure almost exactly the same dietary restrictions as you – some of whom had to eat ZERO plant foods for atleast a year or two because quote “even if they are just one leaf of spinach, all their symptoms came back”, and those people had a successful recovery under this particular versions of the GAPS diet and while under supervision of a GAPS doctor like Natasha.
    Just thought that if someone could help you to heal long-term, it would be them. (Another alternative is Paul Chek, a Titan of holistic health)

    Also I wanted to ask, since your father can tolerate some plant foods, have you guys considered adding natural fermented foods like saurerkraut to his diet? These might be the highest source of probotics we know of even compared to commercial probiotics like GutPro (although there is less strain variety) so it might help restore his gut flora.

    One last thing, in your diet, are you also using bone broth/meat stock? Broths from animals help restore gut lining, which is most definitely damaged in anybody with conditions like yours.

  3. Valtteri on May 20, 2018 at 7:49 am

    I’ve heard that Significant Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) to be associated with anxiety, joint pain and digestive issues. I’m trying to get my doctor to prescribe a breath test for that. SIBO can be treated with herbal antibiotics and also antibiotics like riflaxamin that do not absorb further than the intestine. To me this seems like something worth trying, if symptoms persist. Apparently people without obvious digestive symptoms can also have this. I’m curious if you have had the breath test, or treatment for SIBO. If so how did it go? Anyone else have experiences with these?

    • Nick T on August 25, 2018 at 5:43 am

      Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth – fyi

  4. Lila K on May 26, 2018 at 6:43 pm

    Gosh, what a story. A testament to both biology’s bizarreness and human resilience. It’s great to read how diet alone has had such a drastic impact on your health. Science has done wonders for the human condition but there are still so many unknowns. If only physicians were humbler about the things that they don’t know… People really have to take charge of their own health, don’t they?

  5. Lila K on May 26, 2018 at 6:48 pm

    Oh and is your health care team aware of how well you’ve been doing on your diet? If so, how have they responded to that?

  6. Dymphna Gates on May 27, 2018 at 10:22 pm

    WHAT health care “team”? My doc told me intermittent fasting would cause me to go into starvation mode. All it did was cure my addiction to sugar and grains…

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