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    Keeping blood sugar stable, SIBO and/or GAPS?

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    A while back I posted about my problems after going on a ketogenic diet (hair loss, acne, PMS, elevated liver, gallbladder, inflammation, heart palpitations, thyroid problems, fatigue, dizziness....it is too many to name it really)

    At the time I was also taking supplements to detox and help my hormones balance. My PMS went away (ginormous difference!) and my acne started clearing up.

    When my face was clear I began adding in more carbs and all other problems were gone within a few days to a few weeks (my thyroid is the bet ever now with my TSH at 2.2!!) But my acne slowly worsened again too.
    I suspect that raising my carbs caused my blood sugar to fly all over the place.

    Does anyone know about this? And will it subside or need I work on keeping my blood sugar stable? I never broke out from sugar or anything before the ketogenic diet. I had clear skin.

    I have also had more bloating after adding carbs back in (I have always had mild digestive pains and sometimes bloating). I can not eat sweet potato anymore for example. So I get all my carbs from 5-6 bananas a day, which I am not sure is ideal. :/ But I am running out of foods that have enough calories and carbs. I also want to make sure I keep my weight up (109lbs atm but was as low as 99)

    I have gotten suggestions to gow low carb again and raise my fat intake. But I don't feel it is good for me at the time and I don't want my health to decline again.

    Other things suggested were focusing on gut health, which I think is definitel necessary because of the bloatinh and pain. But how could I do a SIBO or GAPS diet while keeping my sugar stable and make sure I get enough calories and carbs??

    I want to fix this last bit of a problem. I would feel awesome and like the healthiest person in the world if that was gone too.
    Currently eating strict Paleo, no rice or potatoes. I want to increase carbs and make sure my ratio of carbs, protein and fat is right for me.
    30, 5'5" and 108 lbs (formerly 100 lbs)
    I don't work out but I chase and nurse a toddler all day

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    Currently eating strict Paleo, no rice or potatoes. I want to increase carbs and make sure my ratio of carbs, protein and fat is right for me.
    30, 5'5" and 108 lbs (formerly 100 lbs)
    I don't work out but I chase and nurse a toddler all day

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    No one knows? Really? It must be impossible to adress all problems then. Thats a bummer.
    Currently eating strict Paleo, no rice or potatoes. I want to increase carbs and make sure my ratio of carbs, protein and fat is right for me.
    30, 5'5" and 108 lbs (formerly 100 lbs)
    I don't work out but I chase and nurse a toddler all day

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    Sweet potatoes and bananas aren't the only sources of carbs...what about white potatoes, rice, squash?

    I ended up with many of the same issues as you after eating low carb for a long time. I'm now eating 2 or 3 pieces of fruit a day (berries sometimes, too) and a bit of white potatoes or rice at one of my main meals, and things seem to be improving steadily.

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