I wanted to give an update on my situation. Did a stool and blood analysis and have a new supplement and diet plan. Would like to hear you guys' advice!! Results were a bit of a shock, but now I know why I am always extremely fatigued and have chronic diarrhoea. Results stool:
-Severe leaky gut.
-There is too little diversity in my gut flora.
-I have an infection by the pathogen called Enterobactor.
-Overgrowth of Fusobacterium, aparently linked to cancer. infectious disease and immune problems. Got screened for cancer, but luckely came out negative.
-Acid levels are fine in the stomach, but the pH is too high in the intestines. (Meaning too low acid, I think).
-There is a deficiency of butyrate-producing bacteria, which are needed for a strong gut-lining (thus causing leaky gut).
-Deficiency of immuno-supporting bacteria (lactobacillus, enterococcus).
-No candida (surprised me)Resulsts blood:
-Highly intolerant for a high number of foods: all dairy, all nuts, all grains, gluten, wheat, eggs, shellfish, cow meat (what?!).
-Somewhat intolerant to: chicken, carrot, cucumber, ... this list is long but I can eat it sparingly.
-Small list of stuff that's okay, thankfully includes spinach, broccoli, aspergus, plenty of fruits, plenty of fish. The plan
-Stop eating foods I am highly intolerant to for 4 months.
-Eat foods I am lightly intolerant to only once 4 days.
-Eat a lot of pork, fish, fruit, spinach, aspergus..
-Try to slowly expand the vegetables I am eating, so that my gut flora can expand with healthy bacteria.
Supplements suggested by the lab:
-Probiotics aimed at the bacteria I am missing.https://www.winbiotic.nl/consument/Producten/winbiotic-pro-ib.htmlhttps://www.winbiotic.nl/consument/producten/winbiotic-pro-ad.html
Both contain all kinds of stuff I shouldn't have (cornstarch, maltodextrin), but I think I'll take the risk..
-This high-tech curcuma supplement. No idea if it's any good, but the lab suggested it: (http://lipolife.co.uk/lipoliferelevium/
-L-glutamine and zeolite for gut-lining
-Vit. C and D, maybe some magnesium.
What do you guys think? In my opinion it lacks maybe more anti-fungal. I am not sure if anyone has any experience battling enterobactor. Also unsure about the probiotics containing the bad ingredients.
P.S. I have not been replying on every reply I get, but I do read everything! I even come back to these forums often and read your replies again and again for motivation and because some are so information dense.