Hi. I haven't been well for a long time now and I need to find the right diet. I hope some experienced members can help me here.
I used to have a diet heavy in meat, carbohydrates and sweets. And I used to heavily drink and smoke. Over the past few years, my diet has jumped around, trying to find what works but I haven't yet got it.
I was diagnosed with IBS years back, and have had many years of low fatigue, mood swings and anxiety amongst others. Firstly, I believe that I may have a strong case of candida and may have had it for quite some time. Because of this I put myself on a diet mainly of green leafy vegetables. This cleared my mood up but left me with a lot of trapped wind and occasional sharp stomach pains (which could be solved if drinking gallons of water). It also left me with occasional low energy, very poor circulation (hands+feet) and feeling hungry.
To fix this, I occasionally ate meat (chicken breast, salmon - no fried oil), which gives me back my circulation, but the next morning I'd wake up feeling like I've been hit by a truck. Cannot get out of bed, achey, really bad mood etc.
If I do actually have candida, then from what I've read, I need to stay away from fruits, root & tuber vegetables, dairy and starchy foods. I'm really feeling like I cannot eat anything, so if someone has a similar experience to me and has solved it, please share your experience. Thank you.