Ketogenic Diet - Powerful Dietary Strategy for Certain Conditions

Christine

Dagobah Resident
Actually, I got diarrhea before I started antibiotics (Augmetin) and managed to get it under control more or less, but it started up again after starting with the antibiotics. I’m back on plain rice and I’ll give it a day or two before going to the doctor. I was actually losing weight because I wasn’t eating enough due to diarrhea. I started gaining again but my digestion is still bad.
My father had this kind of problem, the doctor gave him some medicine, I don't know what it was, nothing changed and he remembered a remedy from the old people (he was Polish) It's to take a small glass of vodka with pepper, you mix and you drink it in one go.
He didn't have diarrhea anymore.
You never know, it might work for you, you don't risk much to try.
 

Revolucionar

Jedi Master
My father had this kind of problem, the doctor gave him some medicine, I don't know what it was, nothing changed and he remembered a remedy from the old people (he was Polish) It's to take a small glass of vodka with pepper, you mix and you drink it in one go.
He didn't have diarrhea anymore.
You never know, it might work for you, you don't risk much to try.
I don’t have any vodka and I’m not really inclined to use something that I have no idea how or why it would work, especially since I don’t know what’s wrong with me. Thanks for the suggestion, though.
What kind of antibiotic were you prescribed?

I would think it could be a rebound infection from the depletion to gut bugs which can happen as a consquence of antibiotics. The first that comes to mind is C.Diff, which is pretty common after antibiotics and can be quite serious if not addressed.

Since you have been losing weight and the diarrhea is constant, it would be a good idea to go to your GP/doctor and have this checked out.
Yesterday I had two bowel movements with perfect stool and then it went back to diarrhea. Today, more diarrhea. I got an appointment with a gastroenterologist for next Thursday (had to go private as I would get one in a few months with a state healthcare provider, if I were lucky).
I’m taking probiotics and enzymes and avoiding fatty foods, but not much improvement seems to be happening.
I think I might go and give a stool sample to check for infection before the GE appointment.
Whatever I eat now causes issues, almost immediately. I feel like water is just sloshing around on my insides and my stomach is cramping and percolating just after meals. But it’s not just the stomach, I think. It feels like my colon gets affected immediately after eating. Weird
 

naorma

Jedi Master
I don’t have any vodka and I’m not really inclined to use something that I have no idea how or why it would work, especially since I don’t know what’s wrong with me. Thanks for the suggestion, though.

Yesterday I had two bowel movements with perfect stool and then it went back to diarrhea. Today, more diarrhea. I got an appointment with a gastroenterologist for next Thursday (had to go private as I would get one in a few months with a state healthcare provider, if I were lucky).
I’m taking probiotics and enzymes and avoiding fatty foods, but not much improvement seems to be happening.
I think I might go and give a stool sample to check for infection before the GE appointment.
Whatever I eat now causes issues, almost immediately. I feel like water is just sloshing around on my insides and my stomach is cramping and percolating just after meals. But it’s not just the stomach, I think. It feels like my colon gets affected immediately after eating. Weird
Maybe you can try some colostrum. It is something that really helps people especially when they have gut or stomach-problems. It is all natural . . . .
 

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Jedi Master
Maybe you can try some colostrum. It is something that really helps people especially when they have gut or stomach-problems. It is all natural . . . .
Thanks for the recommendation. How does colostrum fit in with the no dairy rule, though? It appears to have many times higher levels of protein than regular milk. I’m lactose intolerant, too, so I’m kind of reluctant to try that.
I can’t write for long now, but wanted to give an update. I went to the emergency today to get things checked up. Last few days, I can’t eat anything at all without feeling sick immediately and triggering diarrhea. Anyway, my blood work looks perfect except for eosinophils which are at 26%, 4% being the upper limit. Also my leukocytes are only slightly elevated but CRP is below the upper limit which indicates no inflammation. Last night I had some activated charcoal and marsh mallow root tea plus one capsule of Saccharomyces Boulardii. Tonight I ate a bite of turkey breast, waited for 15 mins and had another three bites. It didn’t cause the pain and nausea as rice did a couple of days ago. It did send me to the bathroom but it wasn’t unpleasant. On Monday I’m going to see a hematologist to look into the eosinophils. And then I should get an appointment with a gastroenterologist. As far as I could find in my quick research, these findings could mean a lot of different things. We’ll see. If anyone has any suggestions, I’d appreciate it.
 

Quill

Padawan Learner
Thanks for the recommendation. How does colostrum fit in with the no dairy rule, though? It appears to have many times higher levels of protein than regular milk. I’m lactose intolerant, too, so I’m kind of reluctant to try that.
I can’t write for long now, but wanted to give an update. I went to the emergency today to get things checked up. Last few days, I can’t eat anything at all without feeling sick immediately and triggering diarrhea. Anyway, my blood work looks perfect except for eosinophils which are at 26%, 4% being the upper limit. Also my leukocytes are only slightly elevated but CRP is below the upper limit which indicates no inflammation. Last night I had some activated charcoal and marsh mallow root tea plus one capsule of Saccharomyces Boulardii. Tonight I ate a bite of turkey breast, waited for 15 mins and had another three bites. It didn’t cause the pain and nausea as rice did a couple of days ago. It did send me to the bathroom but it wasn’t unpleasant. On Monday I’m going to see a hematologist to look into the eosinophils. And then I should get an appointment with a gastroenterologist. As far as I could find in my quick research, these findings could mean a lot of different things. We’ll see. If anyone has any suggestions, I’d appreciate it.

I came across this, while reading "Life Without Bread". Hope it helps:
Gertrudes said:
There is one thing that made me confused though, right at the beginning of the first quote the author says:
Proline-rich polypeptides from bovine colostrum and whole, minimally processed, grass-fed, organic bovine colostrurn can also be of tremendous benefit in restoring heaithy gastrointestinal integrity and immune function over time. There are more than nine thousand studies showing grass-fed bovine colostrum's potentially key role in restoring gastrointestinal integrity.

Isn't colostrum a form of milk, and in that sense, dairy?

Yes, it is a form of milk but very different from milk that is produced later. When I was going through detox etc back in late 2008 and early 2009, I took this in capsule form. Andromeda was given it for gut healing after her ordeal with MMS, and Atriedes also has taken it for gut healing after his emergency back during the Christmas/New Year holidays. My understanding of it was that certain elements are precipitated from the colostrum and it is okay. We used the "Lactoferrin" type rather than just straight colostrum. I did hear that colostrum is not okay for people with lactase intolerance, which is why I chose the lactoferrin.

See: Lactoferrin - Wikipedia
 

nicklebleu

The Living Force
FOTCM Member
Hi Revolucionar,

eosinophils which are at 26%, 4% being the upper limit


That sounds a lot like either eosinophilic colitis (see here) or parasitic infestation. Have yo seen the gastroenterologist yet? He should be able to rule out the first, and if that is the case, I personally would go on an anti-parasitic protocol. Gabi has a good one, but you probably should talk to the GE first.
 

Revolucionar

Jedi Master
I came across this, while reading "Life Without Bread". Hope it helps:
Thanks Quill. I’ll look into this. Lactofferin sounds like something I could try.
Hi Revolucionar,




That sounds a lot like either eosinophilic colitis (see here) or parasitic infestation. Have yo seen the gastroenterologist yet? He should be able to rule out the first, and if that is the case, I personally would go on an anti-parasitic protocol. Gabi has a good one, but you probably should talk to the GE first.
I’m going to see a hematologist on Monday first. GE should be next. Hopefully they can clear this up.
The good news is that it seems I’m getting a bit better. I’ve taken activated charcoal yesterday and just now again. It appears to be easing my symptoms and making my stool more neutral. I’m not getting cramps and pain after eating but still feel a bit nauseous. I think the nausea is just from being so freaking hungry. Man, since starting the keto diet I’ve lost 8 kilos. Around three from the diet itself which I started gaining back and then this whole diarrhea thing. I went from 75 to 67 and I’m 184 cm tall. Not a good look at the moment. Let’s hope I can gain it back quickly after being in starvation mode for so long
 

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Jedi Master
My current most plausible theory is that I did have an infection a month ago which caused diarrhea for about 10 days. A few days later I went for the wisdom tooth extraction and started on antibiotics and analgesics. Those two messed up my already fragile digestive system and and caused gases to build up in my intestines which caused the pain. Heightened eosinophils and low CRP are consistent with this since eosinophils can be a marker of a recent inflammation and low CRP suggests there’s no current inflammation. There are surely some other underlying issues that I hope to get to the bottom of, though.
This morning I’m eating without any negative consequences. Things seem to be looking up for me. I’ll keep you posted
 

Mari

Jedi Council Member
This morning I’m eating without any negative consequences. Things seem to be looking up for me. I’ll keep you posted
Glad to hear you´re better!

It might be /probably is a combination of factors in your case, but in my case, I solved the loose stool problem by cutting down magnesium intake. 500mg every evening caused running to the bathroom in the morning. Since I´ve cut down magnesium in half dosage, I´m doing fine.
 

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Jedi Master
Glad to hear you´re better!

It might be /probably is a combination of factors in your case, but in my case, I solved the loose stool problem by cutting down magnesium intake. 500mg every evening caused running to the bathroom in the morning. Since I´ve cut down magnesium in half dosage, I´m doing fine.
I’ve stopped taking Mg altogether two weeks ago. I had one or two pills since, just to make sure I don’t go deficient. I just had my first bowel movement of the day and it was still watery but a lot better than before. It seems to be firming up and getting better. I was at a birthday barbecue today and ate good amount of meat, although slowly and I had barely any issues. I’ll slowly start eating larger amounts to not overwhelm my poor shrunken stomach. Activated charcoal has been a great help, I think.
 

Revolucionar

Jedi Master
Been to the hematologist today. Just got some appointments for tests to do and they pricked me for blood. Hematologist says this is probably a parasite based on what we know so far. I’m definitely feeling a lot better today. No bowel movement yet, so that’s good, although I feel this cigarette starting to loosen my bowels. Off to the toilet
 

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Jedi Master
I’m happy to report I feel fully recovered, at least for the time being. I haven’t had diarrhea in a few days and I’m able to eat again without problems.
Unfortunately I had to go back to eating everything except dairy until I can get my weight back up. I managed to gain 2 kg in a few days, but I need at least another five until I can feel comfortable with trying low carb again. I’ll keep you posted about my test results in the coming weeks.
 
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