I received my results today from the Genova 2200 GI Effects Results panel and am sharing some of them here. You can check out a sample report from Genova here: http://www.gdx.net/core/sample-reports/GI-Effects-Compehensive-SR.pdf
This test was taken before starting any potato starch supplementation.
I have much research to do on my own still before even commenting on this. The main target for my functional medicine practitioner side seems to be the yeast issue. While the potato starch has helped, I do not think it has totally stopped the yeast issue.
One interesting side note, the functional med practitioner also identified signs of some periodontal distress.
Proposed action plan:
- Digestive Support (digestive enzymes), L-Glutamine
- Oral Health Items (floss, oil pulling, hydrogen peroxide rinsing)
- Elimination diet: 3 weeks of no sugar/no dairy/no nuts seeds to starve off the yeast. Basically GAPS intro.
- Follow elimination diet up with alternating anti-fungals and biofilm treatments
I had a minor setback in my Resistant Starch self-experiment. Some intense life stress resurfaced in the afternoon and my GI failed less than an hour later.
I also made two very minor food mistakes:
- forgot to refrigerate my lunch
- ate some “paleo snack” candied pecans w/dried fruit.
I blame the stress for the failure though.
I kept going with my normal maintenance diet including the potato starch/probiotic/yogurt drink. The next morning the GI problems were still there.
Time to go back to a basic gut-healing diet. Bone broth and meat. No veggies and no dairy until I feel better. I think I’ll try to keep up with the RS in water.
Metametrix results coming this afternoon.
- butter and mct in coffee
- 2 ground beef sliders on gluten-free bread, cole slaw, few tater tots
- frozen yogurt with blackberries and a few m&ms-corn tortilla chips (3-4 servings), salsa, cheese
- 1 tbsp honey and a date
- goat kefir, goat yogurt, 4T potato starch blended into 1/2 frozen banana
One of my favorite panels at PaleoFX 2014 this year was “Building Not Burning Bridges in the Paleo Movement.”
- Support Farmers and Farm to School initiatives.
- Bring newcomers into the fold by going after specific life issues like helping with weight loss or PCOS. Offer a short term cure first to bring them to Paleo.
- Post more local and seasonal recipes. Talk and blog about where you get your food and who your farmers are. Focus on sustainability
- Support the Farm to Consumer Legal Defense Fund.
- Say only things about Paleo that people can’t disagree with. Politicians do this!
- Support Paleo vendors who make Paleo friendly products