Did My Diet Cure Me? // Candida, Low FODMAP & Supplements Update [CC]

Did My Diet Cure Me? // Candida, Low FODMAP & Supplements Update [CC]

Did My Diet Cure Me? // Candida, Low FODMAP & Supplements Update [CC]

By Bryan Wright 100 Comments August 17, 2019


Hi, lovely people! And oh my goodness, yes, I’ve actually made a requested video. You’ll have to excuse me if I seem a bit nervy today. I was just reading some more back issues of the Dark Phoenix saga and now I’m really emotional because apparently the X-Men are my life sometimes. You may also have to excuse me if I keep checking my phone, which is on my lap, which I will keep doing a lot because I am waiting! I am waiting for a very important text because I could become an auntie at any moment. No, OK, well – I’ll get the text saying she’s gone into labour but that’s something. Yes. If you didn’t know, Claudia’s sister is pregnant. We’re going to be aunties. Now we’ve got all of the excuses out of the way, let’s get onto the actual meat of this video and that’s giving you an update on my diet situation and telling you about the supplements that I am currently taking. Let’s begin with a little history lesson in the food that Jessica put in her mouth and whether or not that was a good idea. My parents very much had a policy when I was a child (to be fair, they still have that policy now) that you just eat everything – whatever’s put on your plate, you eat it. There’s always one thing on your plate that she knows you don’t like to make you eat it and make you try it so that you’re trying new things. It’s a great idea; I’d probably do it with my own children but it wasn’t a great idea for me. See, I’m quite happy to eat anything; there aren’t many foods that I choose not to eat. Even – like, I hate olives. I hate olives; they are so disgusting. And yet if there are olives at a party handed around or something, I will eat them because I feel like I need to train myself to like them. Even when I was a tiny baby and all I had to eat (eat?) (Drink, I suppose) was my mother’s milk, still there was something very wrong with my insides Which I now know is because I have a connective tissue problem and ergo my whole organs…they just don’t work so well. They just don’t work so well. But as a child, no one knew that. So I would be eating dinner every night, and about twenty minutes after we’d finished, every night I would get horrific stomach pains; really bad cramping. I’d be on the floor like [moans in agony]. Doing my homework. “And then the Romans did this – owww.” Then, when I was seventeen – as everyone knows; everyone who watches this channel knows, but, hey, you might be new; you might not know – when I was seventeen, I paralysed both of my arms for a year and a half, and the doctors thought that I might have some kind of a brain tumour, so they did various tests on me, one of which went wrong, and all of my spinal fluid leaked out and I was incredibly, incredibly ill. Very, very unwell. And I couldn’t eat anything because I was just vomiting – basically, my body just rejected everything. I also got pumped with a lot of drugs. I don’t even know what drugs were given to me, largely because I was a child and nobody… Nobody tells you anything. Yeah, seventeen. You’re still on the children’s ward – believe me, I looked really strange. I was about five times the size of everyone else there. I’m 5’9″ and a half. The nurses were probably about 5’2″, 5’3″. They’d need at least three of them to get me anywhere. But basically, all of the drugs that went through my body stripped me of all the good bacteria that lives in your stomach and in your guts. So my ability to eat got worse and worse and worse, even as I was getting better from this. I – every night – would be vomiting, just… An hour, even. I couldn’t–I just couldn’t stop it. My body would reject everything. Because I wasn’t digesting anything, either; it just sort of sat in my stomach all day long. I’m definitely going to put some kind of warning about vomiting at the start of this video. Warning! now, if you missed that as well. And the sickness seemed, instead of getting a bit better, it just seemed to get worse and worse and worse, and it got down to the point where I was being sick after drinking water and I was getting weaker – and something I now notice is that when I’m tired or weak, obviously my ability to eat gets worse, and the less you eat, the weaker you get; the weaker I am, the sicker I get. So you just tend to spiral, and I still have to watch that; be very careful about that. And at the time, I…I was obviously still a minor and some stuff happened in hospital. Mainly that there were certain doctors who thought that I had an eating disorder. Purely because I was a teenage girl. Like, thanks, guys. Thanks. Not gonna research what’s wrong with my stomach? No? Just gonna… just gonna put me on the psych ward. I will say at the time that I definitely I definitely panicked quite a lot when it came to food because so many things were making me ill I kind of developed like “safe foods” that I knew wouldn’t make me so sick. Third vomit warning. Third vomit warning. The safe foods were actually probably less about what didn’t make me sick and more about what wasn’t awful when you saw it for a second time. So, things like rice pudding, and ice cream. But don’t–you know, there are certain things you don’t want to eat. I mean, a curry, for instance. That’s not fun. And anything involving wasabi. It comes back straight through your nose. So, yeah, having having the safe foods probably didn’t help much. So I had the dietitians at the hospital who were putting me on all of these different diets, which were so much worse, and my stomach felt like it was getting more out of control. Some of which helped a bit. And at the same time, I was trying to find ways to protect my stomach essentially. And I was still being pumped with loads and loads of drugs, and I also had this other group of doctors, who were…talking over me and telling my parents that it was essentially my fault that this was happening to me. Anyway. It’s a kind of period in my life that is awful and hard, and I guess I don’t talk about it that much, because if I think about it too much, I cry like you wouldn’t believe. If I one day write a book about my life, um…it will probably feature, and I will tell you everything in that, but maybe it’s not something I can discuss. Listen to your kids. There you go. Moral for the day. Eventually, though: adult I got to do some adulting and tell those particular doctors to shove off out of my life. No, no, no. I was like, “No, I’m gonna take control.” “I’m gonna find the thing that helps my stomach and save myself.” I think it was my hospital’s dietitian, who suggested to me the ketogenic diet which is where you have absolutely no carbs or any kind of starches. All you have are fats and proteins, and in fact it’s mainly fats. Mainly fats and a little bit of protein. It’s something that body builders do quite a lot. And it really works for children who have epilepsy, and it’s been shown to help people who have neurological problems. Neurological and neuropathic problems – so, issues with their nerves. Well, hey. That’s this girl. So I started that, and it did almost feel kind of magical. The change. The way that it happened. Suddenly I had lots of energy – well, energy compared to what I’d had before; I wasn’t being sick all the time. Didn’t feel so weak. I felt like I was finally beginning to get my body back on track; I was putting on a bit of muscle, which was really nice. I say “body back on track;” that’s because my body looked like this. That’s my brother by the way. So, there you go, ketogenic diet. But the problems with the ketogenic diet are that you have to eat constantly. [Quietly] Constantly. So I’d be eating like eight times a day and…it’s really expensive, because all you’re eating are fats and proteins. Two pounds for your bag of rice and it can last you for an entire week but then if you buy some chicken…thighs, that’s like £4 and that’s two meals. Oh. You basically can’t go out, even, because you have to carry your little tub of cream cheese with you. So I did that. I’d go to class with my tub of cream cheese. And because your body’s in a ketogenic state, it uses just fat to power you. The only energy you have comes from your own body fat. So, if you’ve not got much of that to start with, that’s not great and if you don’t eat enough, you get horrendous headaches. But we pulled that back, and the ketogenic diet morphed into the low carb diet. So, now I also had vegetables – green vegetables; leafy vegetables. Any vegetables that were grown above the ground. Root vegetables I still have an awful lot of trouble digesting; that was just not going to happen. And some fruits, but not sweet fruits – so, berries were fine; but bananas wouldn’t be. Even strawberries, if they were too sweet, they wouldn’t be. Around this time, I also found that my ability to eat red meat was declining and so it was, you know, turkey; chicken; and fish and seafood. Those are the only… proteins–oh, wait, eggs. Eggs are a protein. Dairy. Well, no, actually. Dairy wasn’t that great, either. Yeah, so that was all I was eating. Any kind of carb was a complete no-go. Any kind of sugar, my body would read as “poison,” essentially. It’s a thing where you basically get a whole body muscle spasm. But, essentially, for ten years of my life, that worked. A bit. I just had to avoid any of the stuff I couldn’t have and I was OK. And people were like– I made a video about this, and people were saying, “How can you eat? What can you eat?” Looking back – excellent question. So, yeah, from the ages of seventeen to twenty-seven, I…just didn’t eat carbs. And then I met Claudia, and she was like, “OK…” “I can kind of get behind this, but also…weird.” “Really weird.” “Have you considered maybe that you might have some kind of a bigger problem that needs fixing?” “When was the last time you even saw a doctor about this?” And I kind of had a problem, obviously, when it came to doctors relating to any kind of food or stomach issues. For obvious and very fair reasons. Sorry if the camera angle just changed; there was a dog issue. So, I met Claudia. Claudia’s family are medical, so she took me to some new doctors. A new gastroenterologist; to see a new dietitian and they were like, “OK, I think your issue, with not being able to eat any kind of starches or sugars, probably isn’t something that you should just ignore for the rest of your life. Maybe we should try and fix it? And then you can eat more stuff.” I was a little scared. I was a little scared; I was apprehensive. Because, you know, if you’ve done something for ten years, changing that kind of feels like a big leap. A very big leap. And I was pretty terrified of just being so sick all over again. So Claudia took me to these new doctors and they discovered that my problem was that the good bacteria in my stomach and my gut had been basically just decimated . And I also have a thing called candida, which is a type of infection that lives in your gut. And you can blast it with lots of good bacteria, or you can go on the candida…diet. Which is when I made those videos about starting the candida diet. I did a whole, like, “Week one on the candida diet!” and I was gonna do the whole– every single week, and… Because I think it takes–I can’t remember now, actually. Is it six weeks? And there are just these side foods that you can eat, blah, blah, blah, blah. Mm, I guess for some people, it does work really well, but, for me, I’ve already got an illness; I’ve already got an energy condition, and I can’t run on no food. So, yeah, the week one on the candida diet was the most awful thing. Hello, sweetie. I… And I was so low, emotionally, as well! I sat in the bath and cried. Every evening. And Claudia came back like, “…What’s happened to you?!” So Claudia was like, “Just stop this, this is ridiculous.” “You’re not even functioning as a human being right now.” So I stopped it. And – one of the things, though: This broth involves a lot of onions and celery and throughout this week, I still had the terrible bloating and pain and just really bad stomach ache. So I went back to the gastroenterologist, who was like, “Well, your candida’s gone, so yay!” “Pills you gave me, as well and now everything sucks.” “I hate my life.” I didn’t, that’s very melodramatic “So, OK, well there’s this thing you can try; it’s called the low fodmap diet” – I actually made a video that explains the ins and outs of the low fodmap diet. And what that is is basically taking away different types of sugars, but it’s not just sugars as you’d think, like cane sugar or fruit sugars; it’s also…sort of carbohydrates that turn into sugars. I made a video that kind of explained this a little bit more but it’s things like onions. So I cut these things out of my diet, and she was like, “Well, you know, now your candida’s cleared, you can try to eat some other foods and even some carbohydrates.” I was like, “I can’t. M’lady, I’ve not eaten carbs for ten years, how will I cope?!” But, a little bit a day, starting an inch at a time and getting more and more, I was introduced to this magical thing called a sweet potato. Oh, it was so good. Ohhh…yeah. I still eat sweet potato every day. Through eating a little bit of sweet potato, I then started to introduce a little bit of rice – like a tiny little bit of rice grains. Little bit of rice flour. So it’s a year on, and I can probably eat just under one portion of rice. Now, it varies on the type of rice. I do find the brown rice – like darker rices – are actually much harder for me to digest. That’s not necessarily a fodmap thing. That’s just that the actual– I have a very delicate digestion. But it means that I can eat this wonderful thing called dim sum. And I’m obsessed with dim sum. So, yeah, let’s see. I would say, in the last year, my energy levels have–have actually dramatically increased. I mean, it’s so difficult to notice because it changes day by day…by day and it’s such a small thing, but looking all the way back now, I can see just how much of a difference being able to eat a little bit of rice and…a little bit of root vegetables has made to my life. I used to take a nap every single day for about two hours and yeah, chronic–I can’t say that I don’t have chronic fatigue any more, but it is greatly reduced. My immune system is a lot–oh, I love it, I keep swiping my nose because I have a cold right now, well, this year, I’ve managed to get through from November to where we are now with only – let’s see – three colds, one chest infection, and sinusitis. And that is amazing. That is doing really, really well for me, OK? I used to be the girl who got bronchitis and pneumonia at Christmas, so… we’re doing well. It’s also really handy to be able to eat carbs when you go out. Dim sum. Or sushi! And actually, pain – that’s something I’ve noticed that is a huge difference now a year later. My stomach used to constantly be bloated, painful; I’d get excruciating cramps, and now – it’s so rare, guys! It’s so rare! So root vegetables and I, we’re still a work in progress. Regular potato, not so good. Not so good. Work in progress there, as well. Sweet potato… that’s my friend. Would I recommend the fodmap diet? Yes. To everyone. I don’t care if you think you don’t have stomach issues. Try it. It’s awesome. Would I recommend a low carb diet? Yes, if you have a stronger digestion than me. I think it actually really does work if you’ve got chronic fatigue. I think it’s great. I think I had some of the most energy of my life when I was just living on fat. Is it sustainable? No. No. No, it’s not. But, of course, one thing I should stress more than anything else is the importance of research. Research your stuff. Talk to doctors. Read some books. Maybe even go on the internet – but, you know, internet: pinch of salt. Definitely don’t listen to random YouTubers. But… (Me) There are options out there. Don’t be like me. Don’t just, for ten years, stick in one box. Another thing that has really, really helped me are the supplements that I take. Claudia researched the hell out of these and made me a little plan of what I should take. And…and I follow that religiously. She’s a great wife. And so here are the supplements that I now take. It also contains a relatively high amount of Vitamin A and Vitamin D. Eating with a meal helps to slow the breakdown of carbs into sugar. It helps to relieve joint stiffness and I’ve actually really noticed, when taking it in higher quantities than you are supposed to, it helps repair my nails, hair, and skin. Also linked to improved cognitive performance. So, yay. [Struggling to spell and pronounce supplement name] OK, I can’t spell that. Thanks, Google. Echinacea is a very popular herbal remedy that Claud’s mother always made her take, and I’ve found it works for me, too. I’m currently living off Lemsip, as I’ve had a constant cold for the past two months, but it is way better than in previous years, so I’ve definitely noticed a change. Also helps with my eczema and apparently tinnitus, but I haven’t noticed a difference. So…pinch of salt. It also should improve athletic ability and strength, but…but how would I know? And, you know, I have to take it because I’m a woman… and I need that stuff, OK? I like to think it’s helping my energy levels, but it’s hard to tell. [Laughs] This stuff smells like hell! It’s sap mixed with bee spit. It supposedly helps my ligaments, tendons, and synovial fluid, which, thanks to my connective tissue disorder, are rubbish. I take it to help digestion, because it is easier than soaking flaxseeds every day of the night. It’s also very useful for a whole list of things I don’t have. A pretty vital ingredient for my muscles. It’s also good for organ regulation, including my heart, which occasionally does weird things. Just for the hell of it. There you go! A “quick” (when is there a thing I ever do quick?) a quick update on my current eating and my supplement regime. If you have any questions, please, do let me know down below in the comments. If you’ve been through a similar thing, to any of the stuff that I discussed, let me know, largely so I don’t feel so alone.

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Jessica Kellgren-Fozard

This video is so long! I hope you find it helpful though. Remember that this is just my personal experience and not to start a new diet without talking to your doctor.

Now let’s talk about how amazing the FODMAP diet is: https://youtu.be/XowS0DeAMiA!!!

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Triz Cub

I been meaning to start Fodmap as I have become intolerant to so many foods n have body aches ect. My mum said oh its all in your head and I was No! Its my stomach!! I throw up within 30min! Oh and i can relate to thinking about how the food I’m eating will taste when throwing up!

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Joelle

My body began also rejecting foods when I was 19 doctors were useless. I saw many they did their tests they prescribed their anti acids and laxatives. Nothing helped. I couldn’t stop vomiting. They never food allergy tested me. But I don’t react well to any animal products other than eggs and fish. So I went vegan and started taking probiotics. Vegan was hard for me and since my reaction to milk is a sure thing and meat is kind of a sometimes thing I began eating meat again this year and started feeling sick again. Though I still never completely stopped vomiting just greatly reduced it I got worse when I began eating meat. Sometimes things don’t agree with my stomach and I’m not sure why or if I’ve accidentally consumed something I shouldn’t or there’s more allergies I’m unaware of. I went to a top hospital to see a specialist who told me with his great opinion I have anxiety induced indigestion. I came with a notepad well researched topics to discuss and he labeled me as a hypochondriac nut and gave me a bullshit answer. Prescribing me yet again Nexium which I said didn’t work. This nearly 5 years later no need to repeat tests even as if taken yesterday. I’m hurt very hurt by the medical community. I feel scared and abandoned and sick. But I won’t stop trying to heal myself these guys can kiss my grits.

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Roberta Lanzafame

If you write a book about your life I'm gonna keep it next to my favorite ones because you're such an awesome and inspirational human being <3

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cineselena

I started taking vitamins and supplements at the end of last year and it's honestly helped me so much, I'm much more awake and while everyone locally came down with horrible flu I was able to escape its evil clutches! I still have ache in my 20s though so I'm still figuring that one out ahaha

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Loren F

Wow you are so beautiful

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Jordan Blashill

i also have similar digestive issues as you :/ not so severe but worry it could get there. at the moment i working on trying the candida died because with research i thought maybe that is the problem. the diet is hell to be on and very hard to deal with when in university and buying my own groceries with my own money now (yay adulating!). Doctors are nit very helpful when it comes to these thing unfortunately. If you have any suggestions i am all ears! (:

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Didi KM

I really like your channel. I am so happy to hear that you are able to eat more and to feel a little bit better each day.

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classic1984

No probiotics? Seems like they could help in enabling the proper digestion of other foods.

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Leely B

Yeah girl! Fodmap is awesome! It helped me a lot! My stomach can function normally again (most of the time)

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Nefertiti Montoya

I have severe anxiety around doctors, so I haven't really seen one about it, but I've been eating no onion/garlic for like 2 years now, and have been testing gluten free for the past 6 months. Everything's gotten better, but not entirely, so I'll probably have to muster up the courage soon.

Sidenote, for the first time in my life I haven't gotten sick during the school year so there's that

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Elizabeth Sproule

Having been sick/nauseous for 9 months (obvious reasons), I don't know how you survived for 10 years! Try Boots First Defence to prevent colds. It's not a drug; it's a barrier you spray in your nose, so shouldn't react with any of your other medications. I went 3 years without a cold using it having been very prone before.

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Shala Carter

Hello Jessica! Thank you for this lovely video. I have IBS. The only thing that has helped me is following the low FODMAP diet. Yesterday I ate things that I should not have. Today I can barely stand up because of the horrible bloating and cramping in my stomach. So in order to deal with the pain I take prescription pain pills. This is not a part of the low FODMAP diet! I want to make that clear. I also ran out of simethicone. Charming! Again, if I had been eating properly, I would not need the simethicone. I am not a fan of advertising on someone else's web page, video, Blah Blah Blah, but for anyone who has IBS and wants to know about and follow the low FODMAP diet… Here is the queen of the low FODMAP diet. Her name isSuzanne Perazzini. She is from New Zealand, so you should be able to understand what she says. Hahaha. She does coaching, which is not something I can afford. But she has started to do things that are affordable even for someone like me who is dirt poor. Her book which just came out, is called, THE LOW-FODMAP 6-WEEK PLAN & COOKBOOK, A step by step Program of Recipes and Meal Plans. I got mine from Amazon. It is £16.99 UK. I told her about your wedding cake which she thought was interesting. Oddly enough, I found out about it from the Nebraska Bohemians Facebook page in oddly enough Nebraska. Bohemians do not follow anything resembling a low FODMAP diet! But I was teasing her because she did not know what kolaches are and the admin of Nebraska Bohemians said to me, bow, have you heard of Pavlova? So, he got me there. Now that I have heard of it, I really want to try it! At any rate there is my plug for Suzanne and if you were not following the diet, I would not have gone into such detail. Maybe? The reason it is called the 6-week plan is because it is a plan where you go to the very Basics and then start adding Foods until you reach your food life thing. Words. I noticed that you use garlic olive oil. So hard for me to give up onions and garlic. But, it beats the screaming pain! Enough for now. Cheers!

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Christina Loza

Did you take antifungals as well?

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Kat Stuthman

I’m currently going through the struggle of finding a diet that my stomach will accept. I was diagnosed with acid reflux/GERD when I was 12 and in the last few years it’s gotten terrible but lately I’ve been throwing up everything and when I went to the clinic (the only one I can go to because no insurance in the American healthcare system) they just see my past with acid reflux and tell me to lose weight and change my diet but don’t give me any actual suggestions on how to do it or what can help. I can my afford to go to a specialist so unfortunately most of my info has to come from the internet and wow has most of it been awful. Just starting to get into low fodmap and I’m afraid to get too hopeful but it seems to be helping

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Naomi Frazer

Thank you! I've been fodmapping due to worsened stomach conditions this year. Its good to see which suppliments I may also benefit from. What have you found helped the most to stop cramping and bloating?

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Ann Daniels

Sounds like when I kept throwing up and almost died……ahem……the culprit, gluten……
Talk to doctors(my parents di I was only like two) they said that it was just a phase….over ten years later and still the same….nope not a phase
But the total assholes of doctors and dietitians were not helpful and just sorta pushed that and my weakened immune system over to the side.
Still don't exactly know what it is. Some people say it's a different type of celiac or even diabetes ….. But it's neither. I know, I've done the blood tests, several times.

Sorry about the long comment but I'm bored and feel like complaining

Bye

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sarah

I can't BELIEVE … I'm honestly in shock right now. Someone else has gone through the same dietary trials and tribulations as I have, and also ended up on the low FODMAP diet. I've gotten the, "what can you eat??" question so many times. I've boiled the explanation down to a well honed speech and rattle it off without much of a thought at this point. I've also suffered with "mysterious" and debilitating stomach issues since I was very young. I'm now 37. Went through so many diets, tests. I gave up, at one point, and spent a very long time on a very restricted diet that only improved things a bit. For me, the answer is twofold. My digestive system is pretty poor at what it does. In addition to that, I've got something called "Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction" where the bile duct opening, even after the gallbladder is removed, raises all kinds of hell. That being connected to the pancreas leads to higher risks of pancreatitis whenever they go poking around. Also found out I'm still producing crystals in my bile (I like that term better than "sludge," which is what its more commonly known as) despite not having a gallbladder anymore. Its been pretty painful. In fact, I was pregnant and didn't know I was in active labor for a LOOOOONG time. I just thought I was having a bad digestive night! Its not a very elegant disorder. I've fainted on the toilet. I've been stuck in some pretty demoralizing public bathrooms for hours on end waiting for the attacks to pass. My husband has had to hold my hand while I was pooping… you know, for moral support. Out of everything I've tried, the low FODMAP diet has improved my life the most. It has been a godsend and I am a FODMAP evangelist now 😉 Wow, Jessica – thank you so much for making this video! I'm sorry if this comment is all over the place. Its 3am and I have a hyper toddler. Nuff said. I'm wishing only the best for you in your food goals. Congratulations on the sweet potato! Every little win counts!!!

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T gh

Why not take a multivitamin?

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Alice Ingham

Extremely useful & you look stunning as always!

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Jennifer Campbell

Have you taken any pre-biotics or probiotics to encourage and replace the good gut bacteria?

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Foxy Lovelace

I have fatigue issues as well although not diagnosed. I take S-Adenosyl Methionine or SAM-E 800mg, it helps with energy. I also take a multi-supplement called Focus Factor which has a lot of good stuff in it like a B Complex, potassium, magnesium, zinc, etc…. and some other herbal things for energy, focus and weirdly better sleep. I also find a medicine for ADHD helps remediate some of my fatigue and cognitive issues. I also have a pat of butter and medium chain triglyceride oil in my morning coffee and that helps to zap away my brain fog.

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Emma Stephenson

Hello lovely! I did the low FODMAP diet for a while a few years ago. It helped me to identify some foods that were really upsetting my insides. I've slowly reintroduced most of the other foods now and have a fairly happy balance of foods I like and can eat without side effects. I too have supplements but nowhere near as many: magnesium, omega 3, a general multivitamin and a probiotic.
Thank you for sharing your life with us – you're definitely not alone!
I've binge watched quite a lot of your videos this week while I'm on annual leave – I found you through your BSL tutorials. I'm really enjoying all of them. I really appreciate the effort you put in to making them and look forward to watching more 🙂

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Jeanette Mullins

I've done Low Fodmap for about a year. It's pretty amazing when your stomach stops hurting all the time and you slowly get to add stuff back in figuring out what's an issue for you. I find there are some higher fodmap items I can tolerate in tiny amounts as part of a larger meal like onions when I couldn't eat anything oniony for a good long while. The only thing I really miss is nuts like almonds and pistachio and coconut (though I can eat peanuts) because I don't tolerate them at all well even in quantities that are supposed to be low fodmap. Sometimes I screw up because I desperately want a certain food and my stomach lets me know pretty quickly. I've been trying different probiotics but I can't see any evidence they're making any difference.

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The Virtuoso

You don't take any probiotics???

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Kate Harrison

I'm so happy for you that you finally found a diet that works!

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monkey93xf

Eyyyy Relating with the EDS over here. That vitamin break down was flawless. Thank you for all your time on that! And Claud

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lovely0482🇩🇴

Love your videos woman! GO Brit's

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Ariana Fischer

How often do you take all those supplements? If someone else can answer how often she takes those supplements I'd also greatly appreciated it!

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Hannah Mac

I had/have the exact same symptoms with also having a connective tissue disorder. It took a few years but I was finally diagnosed with gastroparesis last year. There doctors say it's because of the connective tissue disorder. Would you think that this could be the same thing?

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Juliana

Onions turn to sugar? Did you ever try Antifungals or Probiotics.

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Cécile Lebleu

Don't over eat the cod liver oil pills! They have vitamin A, which is fat-soluble, which means it sticks in your body's fat. You can easily get vitaminosis, which is an overdose of vitamins, particularly vitamin A.

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timewithfio

I had the same diet. I have a sensitive stomach too! Yay, I'm not the only one! The worst part for me wasn't necessary the diet itself (it was tricky though), it was the people around me that would either feel bad for me or thought that I couldn't eat anything. I can introduce carbs now (some) but my body still hates sugar.

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Sabrina t

You should be vegan. If you want to be sustainable. Veganism is a route you should take.

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James Carey

My brother would throw up about 30 minutes after eating dinner and that’s how I learned to clean puke! But we found out he was allergic to a lot of foods, so when I started getting sick after certain foods, I was able to not freak out, and understand what was basically going on. I’m also lactose intolerant so the hour after eating is always wild. I also have GERD so over eating is a big thing I have to think about.

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lexzebra

I'd say pure French fries is the worst to throw up

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eryn gresham

Can you do a video on how your arms became paralyzed?

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Rebekah Worley

So white grain is much better for delicate digestion systems, multigrain is bad.

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Jim Jong Jung

Fucking doctors. Their actions, and the self hatred it caused in me, have done for more damage than my condition ever did. My favorite story is probably the time I did a bunch of research and found a drug that had helped a bunch of people in my situation, and wanted to get on it. When I asked for it the woman said it didn't work. Which is true for most people, but people with my condition specifically actually respond really well in a low dose, and the low dose eliminates the problems most people experience. I mentioned this. She immediately got super offered and told me I shouldn't have been doing my own research. It was very clear she needed to give me the answer to support her own ego. All while drawing six figure salary from the state.

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Tyler Is a Cactus

Thank you for the warning! I’m recovering from bulimia and details about vomit can be triggering

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seaknowevil

It's great to hear you've really benefited from the Fodmap. My mum is helped to develop it (she's a dietition). I found your videos whilst looking up videos of lesbians with disabilities (bit niche), my wife has M.S, you have much in common….symptoms wise. thank you for being articulate, it's helping me greatly.

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Txx rare

I do have big stomach pains specifically in the mornings (sometimes at random times of the day too) and I don't really know what causes it bc everytime I've had them I had eaten a different thing. Right now it has improved A LOT I don't know why, since I haven't done anything different. But I hope it stays this way since having extreme stomach pains in the middle of class isn't good

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Julia Nolen

I wonder if a women specific multivitamin might be beneficial? It could possibly fill in gaps in vitamins/minerals that you may need to fill in. When I started on a women multivitamin, it helped me improve a lot in that area.

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Juniper Raven

I am in the avoid food category. My parents tried the eat what you are given or starve thing… but since I called their bluff and you cannot actually starve your children it didn’t work. Last week I ate something I shouldn’t have, and my intestines spent the week telling me how that was a terrible idea. Unfortunately US health care system means not a lot of opportunity to get a medical diagnosis.

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Chloe Sparks

I take all of the supplements you mentioned, except for three. Will probably start taking those soon too

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BrightBride

That was really interesting. I'm happy you could make progress. 👌 Also, I totally relate to the eating disorder suspicion crisis (try getting enough Thyroid hormones, if you're BMI is 18.98). I think eating disorders are treated very badly, because they sort of carry the stigma of being one's own fault, but if being denied treatment or even a proper examination because you're under the suspicion is more than frustrating. Have you ever talked to those docters again? I guess it must be difficult, but maybe they could learn not to be so ignorant the next time, if they heard what misery they caused in your life.

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Davelyn

I'm lactose intolerant and a vegetarian so I don't think a low carb diet would be good for me cause I basically live off of rice, potatoes, cereal and onions 😂

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amyinmyheart

I just can't tolerate lactose well, and it took me ages to figure that out. Doctors used to tell me I should loose weight and that would help me not having stomache cramps/bloating/diarrhea etc. Until finally someone said to cut out dairy and it worked like a charm! I've since become a vegetarian (for ethical reasons) and giving up meat fixed the rest of my digestive issues that didn't go away with eating no dairy. I was surprised, but also pleased of course 🙂 I wish doctors could have taken my issues as a child more serious, I could have felt fine so much longer!!

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Patricia Howell Cassity

Differently been through similar stuff. Not the major issues, but some of miner. And listening to I realized when I told Doctors of issues and they were clueless why it was happening. I'm now on the keto diet and has made a great difference. Had been vomiting for last few years. Now almost never. And my thinking more clearer. I take a group of vitamins, did research first. I started following you because I love your look and voice. Your very personable. Now a whole nother thing I can appreciate our common similarities. Thank for making this channel.

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max w

watchings this video series, you caught my attention with "even water hurts," because i was beginning to think i was crazy. so for the past 8 months ive had stomach issues that, in retrospect, are Very similar to yours, but probably much milder. food would sit in my stomach for days causing severe aches and pains, only threw up a few times though. got to the point of needing a nightly overdose of fiber and laxatives, to the point i just stopped eating for 4 days to stop the pain. a friend suggested i try the Autoimmune Protocol Diet (AIP) since i couldnt tell what i was eating that was trying to kill me. its a phased elimination diet designed to root out ingredients one by one that you may have developed allergies or intolerances to and it absolutely sucks. i was in the 4-week elimination phase for 3 months with zero improvement, and doctors cant find anything wrong with me, not even with a colonoscopy and endoscopy. just told me to up my fiber which i already did to an absurd degree 4 months prior.
i was about to give up trying to fix it and deal with eating once a day at night after i got done with work, and just live with it until i saw your videos. never heard of candida before so now im gonna try out some things you did. so thank you for that

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Jessica Richmond

I've never met anyone who pukes as much as me. I was honestly smiling through this whole video and saying "Yes!" "Exactly!" Like not wanting to eat curry. The worst burning sensation ever! Or vomiting up water. All so relatable.

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ZombiePilot

I've been on all of those diets! Don't feel alone!! I'm so glad you can enjoy sweet potatoes now. Yay!

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Like90

I totally feel your pain. I had chronic vomiting when I was pregnant and I had "safe foods" which were root beer, lemon Gatorade and cheese.

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Book Lover

This is super interesting! My boyfriend has digestive issues and his treatment is essentially the opposite. He needs to be on a high-fiber diet for him to not have any cramps or digestive issues. Essentially, legumes, whole wheat things (pasta, bread, rice, cereal), and lots of fruits. I'm so glad you found what's working for you though!

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Lone deVulciana

Sooo… Suppliments, I take and should take quite some of the same things because of my rheumatic psoriasis (got is running in my blood, no way out of it, yay! 18 right now and by how it has progressed I'll be stuck in wheelchair by age 30) but as it seems – I've had allergic reactions to zink and a few more things, glykosamine doesn't do anything for me (been taking it for a year and it really hasn't done anything), fishy oil I've been taking for a while and seems to do very little if anything to me, but that might just be the extra high metabolism that psoriasis only speeds up. The fun thing is that I've talked to doctors quite a lot abt all of this and they just can't figure out what is wrong on the deeper level or how to help me. And it all has taken about 4 years since diagnosing and I've only developed chronic pain and strange pain tolerance over that time.

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Amy Scott

Love your eyeshadow in this vlog!

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Chelai

Hi there! Your videos are great, thank you for sharing your experiences with us! Maybe you could test which bakteria still live in your gut if you haven't already done so. Then you can take some of the missing good bacteria on a daily basis as pills (Over a longer period of time). Sometimes it's not just the candida (which is a fungus and not bacteria) that make you ill. Some people say that the candida has some good qualities, too, and one shouldn't eliminate all of it (which isn't easy anyway). Instead one should try to recreate some of the natural balance of bacteria one had before the flora of the intestine got destabilized. I had/have problems with eating so many kinds of food, too, but it got better since I supplemented several kinds of bacteria like lactobacillus. Maybe your doctor could help you with that. There are several thousand strains of bacteria that live in a common human intestine and there are only a handfull of ones you can supplement but nonetheless this therapy can help really very much. I hope you get better soon! I know how hard it can be if you feel like you can't eat anythink without feeling sick! and beeing tired all the time

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Tyler Kennedy

Apparently olive leaf extract is good for immune system, there's a supplement called armaforce that has it but it's australian so unsure if you can get it in the uk

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David Feuer

Be careful not to overdose on vitamin A when you take cod liver oil. If you're considering taking more than the usual dose of any supplement, you should really check with your doctor.

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Renee Arias-Hoke

I've been doing keto for a year and a half. (Vegetarian keto so I eat under 50 net carbs a day and do include green veggies.) It's been so great for my chronic pain and inflammation, no more chronic heart burn and my energy levels are sometimes up. (Slight improvement from before.) I also lost a ton of weight, which is good because I was too overweight before. It's not for everyone for sure, but for me keto has been life changing.

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Michele Sifuentes

We have so much in common with our illnesses! Anyway, one thing I wanted to bring to you is what my neurologist prescribed to me to aid in dealing with my chronic migraines. I take 100 mg of vitamin B2 (riboflavin) both morning and night and also 100 mg of CoQ10 each morning and night. I still have my migraines, but they are fewer and lower in intensity when I am taking these than when I’m not. Another natural thing that truly is wonderful to take when you do get a migraine is white willow bark!!! This cuts through most of my migraines if I take it when they first start and even reduce or stop ones that have been going on for hours!!! However, do NOT take it if you are on any kind of blood thinner medication!!! I have checked it against many common medications, and that’s the only contraindication I have found so far. If you are on medications, I would recommend checking it with a professional. It would be best to check with someone who does have knowledge with both natural treatments as well as traditional western medications. Those who don’t are often quick to dismiss the natural option or give it a thumbs up without knowing anything about it. So always do your homework! Natural does NOT equal safe, especially if you have specific medical conditions and/or take various medications!!!

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Chris Moon

CONGRATULATIONS ON BEING AN AUNTIE!!! I always take a heavy duty probiotic supplement for about a month after I'm ever in the hospital or on any antibiotics, those things are so terrible to your immune system and digestive system in general! I find the one with the MOST different strains to get the most of them back in my body as i can, just because I know how bad it is to recover from even pain killers as well as antibiotics/antifungals. One of the other things I found out I was allergic to was black pepper! The hospitals and almost anywhere use it as a "seasoning" and I would vomit that up as well (even if it was on just a baked chicken breast which i COULD eat!) and they had no clue what was going on, and neither did I until my third round of allergy testing! I wish the doctors I talk to up here would be more informed, but between my two doctors, I'm not only on the FODMAP diet, but the low carb/high fat diet, plus a cross-reactivity diet, seasonal diet, and a rotation diet! I'm so confused I don't know what to do or who to believe, because at some point or another, they all overlap and contradict one another! If I were to live on free range low salt bacon, chicken and spring water, MAYBE I would be ok for life… it seems so absurd! HOW could doctors NOT know more about now nutrition/foods affect our bodies when we have immune system disorders? Sorry for the rant… It's been almost 30 years since I've felt like I was OK with what I eat….

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Mary Cs

Your videos have been so helpful in informing me about my own abelism and what someone who is disabled in any way could be experiencing. Your videos give me so much perspective that I would never have gotten and helped me to be a more informed person. Thank you so so much !!!

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Ashley Northern

Writing Book Too-Do Guide
1. Read "Big Magic" by Elizabeth Gilbert
2. Pour every raw and ugly yet beautiful emotion into that book
3. Read your own audio book, because no one can read it the way it is meant to be read better than you.

I just found your channel yesterday, and I would pre-order your book in both physical and audio format the instant I found out.

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miranda andrea

Jessica it sounds horrific your ordeal! Doctors don't know anything about holistic healing and know nothing about nutrition! All those drugs must have been hideous for your friendly bacteria! X

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alexishasmysocks

In my microbiology class we were learning about fecal transplants (I have no idea if the concept even went past its testing stages, but we were just learning about the theory and how promising it was looking). The idea was just that they would take someone’s healthy microbiota and put it in the body of someone with a lacking microbiota and that it seemed to work great. The textbook was talking about how a lot of people really needed it to improve their digestion but it never went into what life can be like for someone stripped of their microbiota. Hearing you talk was very helpful to shaping my understanding of what we were learning about because I just thought the book was saying that these people had stomach aches and maybe had to take long trips to the restroom. Just shows how crucial it is to hear personal stories and that you can only learn so much from a textbook. Thank you!

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Georgia Maly

Regarding the whole eating disorder thing: it is APPALLING that a doctor would even a little bit imply that it was your fault even IF you had an eating disorder. Lordy

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Lisa Heaney

As a girl (from age of 8) I was really ill. I was diagnosed with IBS, 'abdominal migraine', and, eventually, just that I was making it up. It turned out I had kidney failure for years and had to have an urgent nephrectomy. It was an old-school nephrectomy, i.e. not laparoscopic and I had ribs removed because the kidney was septic (because no one bothered to test me for anything for 9 years). I had the opposite problem, I was on the adult ward with people with colostomy bags who were dying from late stage cancers. I was terrified and delirious on morphine. I have let go all of the hatred because being bitter does not improve my life, but when you said that if you talk about it too much you'd cry, I welled up. I'm sorry this happened to you.

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Diary of a Zebra - Naomi

Interesting video. I'm on a Low FODMAP diet and it's really helped but still have some gastro issues due to my dysautonomia/POTS and connective tissue problems (my organs are too stretchy). I also take supplement prescribed by an integrative medicine Dr that I've been seeing privately. I also have a neuro/nerve disorder so going to suggest the ketogentic diet to my dietician/gastroenterologist.

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Eloira Smith

Honestly I've been struggling with a lot stomach stuff and fatigue for a long time and we haven't been able to figure it out and this gives me a new way to figure it out. So thank you.

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Georgina McEwan

Only took 30 years for doctors to figure out I was autistic even though I went through the local mental health service 6 times!

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200yearsago

Okay so I'm just starting the FODmap diet for my stomach issues and omg am I so glad to have found this! all of the other people talking about it seem to be so negative but she makes me feel okay about what I'm having to do! Yaay (even as my stomach is cramping from eating almonds which are supposed to be okay!)

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Monika

Doctors are sometimes a real jerks that should check their compassion levels… I started gaining weigth from nowhere, even tho I did not change anything in my diet or gym schedule (pretty much 5 times a week), getting tired whole day, could sleep two days straight, joints pains, muscle pains list goes on… It took me two years to actually find a doctor who didn't look at me with annoying expression on their faces and told me I'm just pretty much probably lazy and believed me, that I am very active and on a nice diet (to normal people), so I finally ended up with Hashimoto diagnosis. What a relief. Not only because you are able to manage what's wrong with you, but also because someone freakin' believed me. I cried in a doctor's office because I was to tired of one after another saying I should just move more… Nothing like that should ever happen to anyone.

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Kitty Dunn

I am so happy for you

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Augustine Hart

I know this is an old video so I don't know if you'll see this (or if you already know this now), but apparently brown rice is full of phytates and lectins which make it harder for brown rice to be digested, so that's probably why you have issues digesting it

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Emily Warner

your diet sounds alot like the Bulletproof Diet. Its a modified keto diet 2 meals a day then basically fodmap for dinner with a protein fast 1 day a week. Good luck to you in your quest.

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Lyra Tsura

Seems like the doctors diagnosing eating disorders is a universal experience…

I had a peptic stomach ulcer that I didn't know about (we thought it was the flu at first) but after like.. 5 months I still couldn't eat anything and looked lowkey like a zombie and complaining every day. Eventually mum caved and took me to hospital where after waiting 5 hours in the lobby the doctor took one look at me and said oh yeah just don't be concerned about your appearance and eat. I was like ??? But anyway mum was convinced so I went on like this for another 6 months
Mum caved and took me to a specialist when me puking in social situations became too awkward so yeah. This old dude with an awesome posh accent actually listened to me and we went for an endoscopy right away since I couldnt eat anyway.
And boom the biggest I told you so was given to my mum and I gradually got a bit better! Even managed to regain those lost 18 kilos!

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Unified Pulse

Celiac and keto here. Hugs!!

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Janelle Blakeway

I'm so happy that my parents listened to me. I went through a bad bit with my stomach in my early teens. I got tested for physical problems right away. No one told me I was crazy female Dr. Plus parents who are awesome. I never realized what a minefield I lucked my way out of.

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Kathryn Samuelson

You might want to see if you should take a copper supplement if you are taking zinc long term.

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Edward Joel

By carbs, do you mean all carbs? Including fruit/veg? Or refined carbs?

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Shelley McNamara

Oh my goodness!!!
I have not been able to eat any solid food for 4+ years. I've tried nearly EVERYTHING. ALL the things you do are most helpful.
You reminded me of some of the good things i let slide away because i just didn't have much hope. But recently I've seen a little improvement!!!♡♡♡♡
Your Vloging, so very VERY beautifully done, , has helped me a great deal!!!♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡◇
THANK YOU!!!♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡♡
Nameste ♡

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Ash

Your lovely accent made this enjoyable. So glad you got healthier! Have you tried apple cider vinegar and lemon water? Kills candidanand regulates digestion!

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Bonnie Batton

It took multiple doctors/naturopaths/random specialists to diagnose both my lactose intolerance and my abdominal migraines (they occur as a result of anxiety). The pros of this is that I'm now great at taking tablets (we tried everything so I got lots of practice) and have a diagram in my head of the various abdominal pains I can get and what they are likely to be (though of course there is always the little voice in the back of my head that is just like… cancer?). I take krill oil, iron and vitamin c, but am going to look into complete b because energy is amazing and I would like some!

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ElenGolightly

Your videos have done way more for my health than 15 years of doctors. thank you.

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Sophie Clack

I've had severe allergies my whole life (thankfully grew out of 'most' of them), so I've always had a restricted diet. I got severely ill over a year ago, and developed a gluten intolerance alongside the allergies (what joy…). I find eating difficult. It exhausts me to eat, as my heart often starts racing, and I'm often nauseous and have started to get bloating again (which had decreased after cutting out gluten). I have some safe foods (rice, gluten free tesco's spaghetti, turkey, potatoes) but I end up avoiding a lot of food and put off eating because I dont have the energy to make food then eat it, or due to nausea. Since getting ill, I still havent seen a dietitian, as I've been waiting months to get diagnosed and also somehow get through my a levels. I'm hoping to see a doctor after I've finished exams, but I'm struggling to gain energy from food or even remember to eat!! (Brain fog on top of ADHD is not a good mix.) I might give supplements a go until I can see a doctor, but I dont know what else to try or how to find out what would work?

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Chris Frank

I’m about to try an anti-inflammatory elimination diet to help my migraines (and anxiety), and I’m dreading it. But watching this video is making it seem more doable.

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Claire Spahn

Having battles constant nausea for the past nearly twenty years, I absolute understand the struggle of panicking about which foods are “safe” and dealing with doctors who assume eating disorders or stress over a different problem! I actually am doing the low-FODMAP diet thanks to you, and I’ve found it has helped immensely! So thank you for your videos, raising awareness, and all your tips for dealing with nausea and food restrictions! 💖

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Dire Dare

I feel like you are soo strong. I have not seen another person, that has so many debilitating issues but still is so full of optimism and not complaining at all (at least in your videos ;-). I don't know if I could go through all this. You are a role model and I admire you. Thank you!

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The Pronoun I

I would love to read your book when you have it published 💜

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The Pronoun I

Magnesium can also help with depression

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Alexander Mac Kay

I'm so glad you're a dark phoenix fan! Jean Grey is one of my all time favorite characters and I'm so disappointed by how she's been treated in the films.

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ChibiYotsuba

I found your channel yesterday, got hooked, and just subscribed. I just want to say that you absolutely aren't alone. I'm autistic, and got PTSD, asthma and Crohn's Disease. I got very sick, the doctor said all hospital testing came back negative (I know now they lied. My nurse showed me the results from back then), then I was sent to a psychologist, got diagnosed with autism (which is still correct though), and then my doctor explained everything away by stress of autism. No matter what happened, it was stress. I wanted to change doctors, and then she threatened to write me up as a careshopper (which is basically a person who hops from doctor to doctor, until someone agrees. If they write you up, you're never taken seriously again). I got scared, and thus stuck with my doctor. Because of this, every caretaker (teachers, support workers, jobcoaches, social security people, etc) and city government official, decided I was faking, and basically abused me.
All of this took me ten years, until I found out what was physically wrong. That, only after a new psychologist and my mum stood up for me AND I refused to leave my doctor's office without a referral to a bowel specialist. She said 'fine, but I don't expect anything from it.'
And EVEN THEN it was ten years after I actively started searching for a diagnosis. I had been having symptoms for years already.
I'm in extensive trauma therapy for multiple complex trauma right now. Takes years to unravel that.
Side-note: I'm writing this while my bowels have started flaring up again. It's 4:55AM and I'm in a great deal of pain, distracting myself with your videos. I'll call the bowel doctor first thing in the morning, when the desk opens.
Other side-note: I recognise some of your bowel problems. For me it's I can't process plant fibre. I once had a bad response to antibiotics (now I would chalk that up to Crohn's), and have lost the ability to process plant fibres ever since. So I avoid most plant fibres. Only thing that seemed to keep me stable were probiotics. I now wonder if a poo cleanse would work to renew my probiotic culture. What do you think about poo cleanse when your probiotic culture is damaged? Would you do it?

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WenzelSays

I'm so glad you found answers!!!!!
Even if you go to a Dr and they got nothing, try two more (or if a doc says something that's got you a bit 'ehh') you're entitled to multiple opinions. And if several specialists tell you nothing helpful, try alternative methods. And even if that doesn't help. Wait. Research keeps evolving and in 2-5 years there could be a whole realm of new discoveries. Ex. My first concussion I got when I was 14, they basically said "don't take tests or do sports. Proceed as normal" my sisters first concussion 4 years later (and my undiagnosed 2nd) they didn't even tell her she had a concussion for like a month. My 3rd concussion 2 years after that? 2 separate concussion tests, a neurologist and a team of specialists that were able to tell me "don't do ANYTHING but sleep, pee, and eat for a few weeks" then were able to prescribe medication to help with the inflammation, and THEN were able to get me into different therapies to hell with balance, cognition, and eye sight (use avalible saftey equipment at all times kids, cause even doing everything right, a split second miscalculation can leave you dibilitaTed for the better part of a year. And that's WITH my using all advalible safety precautions. Without them I'd be dead, or worse) yes my concussion was worse because it was my 3rd. But the research and diagnostic tools have changed rapidly, even just for this one condition. Just because you don't have answers today, doesn't mean that you won't get them ever. There's always light around the bend.

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Castor Midnight

I got put on the low FODMAP diet when I had an intestinal infection, C. Diff. I didn't have to stay on it for long though as we found out what was wrong fairly quickly

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Carefree Critters

Have you considered going vegan? I've felt a lot more energetic since I have, and I have less digestive problems

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Bethany Williamson

I'm always amazed at how much of an improvement diet makes for many suffering from chronic illnesses. I wish we focused more on diet as a holistic approach to health as the traditional medical community regularly neglects it and sufferers often only discover the importance of nutrition when they do a lot of research on their own.

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char russell

your videos on this subject make me wonder if this is my problem, i've had a very bad reaction to eating since i was put in a coma for a month back 5 years ago because i had a hernia that blocked my intestines and they couldn't get it sorted out up here in alaska and shipped me to another state. anyway long story short things should have cleared up in 6 mo, 5 years later i get sick every time i eat, drink or go too long without food.

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Kayla Parker

I am in no way comparing what I went through to your situation, but I just want to say that I can relate to the struggle with Candida. A few years back I took an antibiotic for severe acne (for about two months), and it destroyed my gut. I couldn't go a day without taking a long nap, and all of a sudden certain foods bothered me and strange things were happening to my body. Doctors were literally the worst! They made me feel like I was crazy for mentioning my symptoms. So I did my own research and played around with a few diets until my body finally balanced itself out. There are still some foods that bother me if I eat them too often, like tomatoes and salad dressings (this is two years later), but for the most part, I kicked it. It was awful, though! I can completely empathize with the struggles of a restrictive diet and finding a good doctor who will listen to you

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Javi Bone

Jeez there are so many people who've been wringly diagnosed with eating disorders, this is a big problem doctors gotta fix the fuck up

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