My tendency is to speculate on the negative side
@ Om... I knooooow. I just want to eat "normally", so I keep testing to see if I can manage bread. Sometimes it's okay, most times it makes me feel shit / gives me spots. I was craving it yesterday though, weirdly. Maybe for the iron.
@ Brooke, thanks for the thoughts! Had my thyroid anti-bodies checked and they were "normal" but I never checked how "normal". But I know my T4 is under, and my T3 is low. But pretty sure it's the result of Oes dom. Great you're starting Vitex! Ray Peat says it lowers TSH, so that's a good thing. (What's your TSH?)
I don't know about gaining muscle... That seems to be the logical explanation, but I don't see where it could have gone...!
@ Graycat, I've actually been eating bread regularly for the last few weeks... just travelling etc. Sometimes it was okay. Maybe the reactions have more to do with yeast? And yeah, we'll see about the guy...
"I think the basic anti-aging diet is also the best diet for prevention and treatment of diabetes, scleroderma, and the various "connective tissue diseases." This would emphasize high protein, low unsaturated fats, low iron, and high antioxidant consumption, with a moderate or low starch consumption.
In practice, this means that a major part of the diet should be milk, cheese, eggs, shellfish, fruits and coconut oil, with vitamin E and salt as the safest supplements."
- Ray Peat