That's great your energy has come back! Will be interesting to see how this flows now as you monitor it.
So it looks like starches are not either of our friends. I have to say, this is the longest I've had energy without crashing since I can remember! It's been nearly two weeks. I definitely think the Vitex and gelatine are helping, but also I realised that daily exercise is crucial. Maybe not running in your case, but for me I realised that interval running is the only thing that gives me an exercise high. I think we all just need to find the form of activity that gives us that boost.
"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