Well I still have a fucked up gut. I’m having trouble tolerating even mushrooms now, which seemed to be a safe food for me. Since my last post I’ve gotten some advice from around the web. My NBT coach Amelia suggests following the GAPS diet for a while. A suggestion from the Ray Peat Facebook group was to eat more gelatin, but I really hate the taste of that Great Lakes stuff – I chucked it into the garbage after my last attempt to eat it. Another friend suggested I bombard my gut with probiotics – in the neighborhood of 200 billion at a time. This came from someone who fixed a similar problem in himself, unable to eat carbs at all without reacting negatively. He suggested taking them with Makuna Honey. I’m still questioning that part of it though – isn’t honey antibacterial?
Anyway, I decided to take a little advice from everywhere. I’ve got a pot of bone broth in fridge and I’m eating it whenever I remember. I’m eating fermented foods and taking Gut Pro probiotic, which contains no inulin or other prebiotics. For some reason the sauerkraut doesn’t seem to make things worse even though it obviously feeds some strains of bacteria. I guess it doesn’t feed my nemesis. I’m going to ramp up the probiotics for a while and avoid eating things that may be damaging to the gut. Hopefully over time things will improve.