Cutting out carbs makes me get sick

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-Rita-
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   Posted 7/20/2010 8:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Does this happen to anyone else?  Everytime I cut carbs out of my diet I start to get sick - my ears hurt, sore throat, sinuses hurt, fever, generally blah...
 
It's weird, I don't get what is making this happen.  For the last three days I have eaten only protein and vegetables.  And a very small piece of watermelon.  Mostly protein and veggies.  And today I really don't feel well, I am thinking about signing out of work to go home.
 
Any ideas on what is causing this and what to do about it?
 
Marika
DX in 1994 - SLE, myositis, firomyalgia, sjorgens, raynaud's, elevated ANA, lymphadenopathy.
Postive IgG and IgM 2009.  Daughter and son also have Lyme. 
 
 


bucci
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   Posted 7/20/2010 9:17 AM (GMT -6)   
I have majr problem when I cut the carbs out too. but i am trying to stay away from gluetin. some stuff hits me harder than others.

I feel good when I eat baked potatoe or yams..the yellow ones.

also for some reason pork chops agree with me.

I am looking to figure out the balance between the FAT and the carbs an protien.

the most powerful food for me is a whole artichke. it gets the liver going and ellimination.

I am reading healing with whle foods by paul pitchford now.

also this forensic nutritionist ...isn't it you who was working wiht him for your son?

what does he say about the low carb.

I found this other website by this russian doctor who says that people taking extra fiber is not good and cutting carbs is not good.
he said that the taking fiber kills sex drive and we need carbs.
I'm gonna find tht site. I know the food is key to us having better quality life.
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-Rita-
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   Posted 7/20/2010 9:22 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I am working with the nutritionist for my whole family. I was doing the Paleo Diet at his suggestion. I have been reading about how bad carbs are for people with Lyme and tried to cut more out of my diet and everytime I do I feel like I am getting the flu.

My body is so weird. There is a quote from the movie about Frida Kahlo where she refers to her "Judas of a body" that really resonates with me. It does feel like my body is betraying me a lot of the time.
DX in 1994 - SLE, myositis, firomyalgia, sjorgens, raynaud's, elevated ANA, lymphadenopathy.
Postive IgG and IgM 2009.  Daughter and son also have Lyme. 
 
 


bucci
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   Posted 7/20/2010 9:27 AM (GMT -6)   
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3whiteroses
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   Posted 7/20/2010 10:12 AM (GMT -6)   
For me I'm not sure if it is cutting out the carbs or losing weight. When I eat like that I start to lose weight and everytime I lose a few pounds I feel extremely sick.

My theory is that the lyme is in my fat and when I lose weight I start releasing toxins. This is just my thoughts, since I seem to feel sick when dropping weight. No proof...just how I feel.

-Rita-
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   Posted 7/20/2010 12:47 PM (GMT -6)   
That makes sense, I have been losing some weight too so that may be it.
DX in 1994 - SLE, myositis, firomyalgia, sjorgens, raynaud's, elevated ANA, lymphadenopathy.
Postive IgG and IgM 2009.  Daughter and son also have Lyme. 
 
 


Willowrose
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   Posted 7/20/2010 3:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I eat a very low carb diet, and the carbs I do eat are complex carbs (brown rice, quinoia, tiny bits of whole oats, and very little servings of berries). For me in the past, if I tried to slam into a low carb diet I got really sick; I had to ease into it. I haven't read the Lyme diet book yet but am looking forward to reading it. It's really difficult to sort out fact from guesswork when it comes to diet. At one point I was trying to integrate three separate diets and once I eliminated everything I couldn't eat in each of them I was left with very little food selection resulting in unhealthy weight loss. Now I'm avoiding inflammation-causing foods, IC triggers, all "junk" food and refined foods, sugar in any form, fermented & aged foods, smoked & BBQ'd foods, additives and artificial color/flavors, gluten, yeast, and seafood & meat with unclean diets. I eat organic foods and raw foods as much as possible. Expensive and a pain in the neck, and often not what I want, but if it will help, I will do it. I like your theory about fat releasing toxins. Makes sense to me.

Rose
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   Posted 7/20/2010 3:15 PM (GMT -6)   
I know for me that if I change anything faster than what my body deems appropriate, I suffer for it. ((roll eyes))

I am changing some things around now, since starting with my new doc, I my body is not really happy about it - even though I am doing all changes (adding things & taking things out) slowly & carefully.
-Live simply- Love generously- Care deeply- Speak kindly. May we all find peace along the journey to find healing.
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diaba
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   Posted 7/20/2010 8:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for posting this. I have had the same problem. In fact, I tried what I thought was a super healthy diet, gave up dairy, gluten, and sugar at the same time, and a few days later cut calories to give my digestive system some rest. Big mistake, something happened and I was weaker than I've ever been, and developed an irregular heart rhythm(not just the palpitations).

I'm not as weak now(back to eating normally), but still have the cardiac issues. Crazy thing is I kept it up for several days thinking I'd feel better in the long run when my body was firmly telling me to stop. So good advice here, take things slowly and listen to your body!

take care, diana

bucci
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   Posted 7/20/2010 10:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I took a bite of feta cheese this evening and it took my lights out for rest of night. I ususlly do Ok with fetta. but everything i so hit or mis I am completely foodaphobic.
Yes, I too have tried everydiet. Raw, and juicing makes me climb out of my skin by third day. I need fat. I've done macrobiotic and that too made me run to the steak house for the fattest steak and an entire loaf of bread.
when I eat I don't chew ,,I inhale the food down so fast it is frightening. I see my Dad eats same way. shoveling.

I think you are right there is toxins stored in our fat and then that starts breaking down when loosing weight.

I actualy used to do good with tunafish sandwich for breakfast... it keeps changing. and then there is the shakes with all the green stuff
and bueberries. that works if I use this stuff called choline choctail by twinn labs. it has ginko and dmae but it also has guranna in it and that is some kind of plant caffine but I get things done on that shake.
But I have to have real meal everyday or I feel like I'm falling apart by nite time . never know what to eat either.
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Sulma
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   Posted 7/23/2010 7:46 PM (GMT -6)   
The discussion of carbs is a bit too vague to say if removing them is making one better or weaker. I suspect though the answer is better.


If the carbs you are removing from your diet contain lectins or gluten, it is possible that you have freed up your immune system to focus on the borrelia, babesia, bartonella, etc, and your new symptoms are a Herx. It is theorized that lectins and gluten leak through the gut into the bloodstream and trigger an automatic immune system. This occupies a lot of your immune system's resources. Allow your system to concentrate fully on your infections, by removing the offending food items, and suddenly you begin to feel worse.

You can try the Paleo diet for a few days to see what happens. Know though that it is extreme, and more than a bit controversial. Even beans are forbidden.

http://altmed.creighton.edu/Paleodiet/Foodlist.html

Willowrose
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   Posted 7/23/2010 10:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Sulma. I went to the Paleo website but am still unclear about their philosophy re food. Do you know where there is a list of allowed & disallowed foods other than looking at the ingredient list of the sample recipes? Also, I already avoid gluten, and I know a little about lectins (from the eat right for your type book), but am not sure what food groups contain them. Does the Paleo diet make this clear? Thanks.

Rose
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Sulma
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   Posted 7/23/2010 11:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Willowrose said...
Sulma. I went to the Paleo website but am still unclear about their philosophy re food. Do you know where there is a list of allowed & disallowed foods other than looking at the ingredient list of the sample recipes? Also, I already avoid gluten, and I know a little about lectins (from the eat right for your type book), but am not sure what food groups contain them. Does the Paleo diet make this clear? Thanks.

Rose


Sure honey, the food list is right there the bottom of my post. :) Yes it makes it clear what they endorse and what they discourage.

Sulma
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   Posted 7/23/2010 11:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh I should add that I cheated on my diet for the first time in a while earlier this week and had a brief, but really ugly, symptom flair. I ate a bunch of granola (sweetened with cane juice) that amongst other things also had soy flour in it. Stuff is USDA organic and tastes great, but the soy has lectins and of course the product has sugars in it.

about an hour and fifteen minutes after I ate it I woke up from a doze with an intense feeling of absolute terror that last well over an hour. The feeling of inexplicable fear finally gave way to a migraine that lasted for about 3 hours.

So, diet definitely counts folks. You don't realize how much until you starting eliminating certain things and you start to gradually feel so much better.
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