Hi Blistering- I eat about 4 cups of cooked vegetables each day for a total of 92 grams of carb. Many here do not understand that vegetables and fruits are carbs. If you add an apple to this and some salad I am over the 100 grams of carb per day. I don't feel the best if I eat under 50 grms per day. I have started eating in season fruit the past 3 months with no problems so far. When the apple season is over I won't be eating any fruit until the spring. I eat about 1600-2000 calories per day. As you know I am 5'4" and weigh 125lbs. A very sensible diet in my opinion. This diet is working great for ME.
Yes I still have leaky gut and a chronic infection of some sort that I am treating on top of NB. I was advised by my alternative doc here to stay away from grains until my gut is healed. So this is what I am doing. I am completely intolerant to grains. When I eat grains I become instantly and severely constipated. Not fun at all. I believe that leaky gut is caused by parasites.
You say Paleo is dead wrong but for me it has been dead right. I am not going to enter into a debate about paleo vs potato vs whatever. It is really important for you to determine what the best diet is for you, your height and weight etc. At one point I read that you were only eating 900 calories per day. This would cause severe weight loss for sure. My advice is to just keep working with your NB consultant about diet.
Blistering I know you are young and I really empathize with your suffering. I too came from an abusive home, had bipolar disorder and had many losses in life. However each of these has left me stronger with a firm resolve to heal myself. I am no longer a victim of my upbringing or angry at the medical system for poisoning me with flouride while on ssri meds for 14 years. I no longer carry any resentments towards anyone. A resentment is like drinking a glass of poison and waiting for the enemy to die. Try and let go and allow the peace and joy of life to return to you. It is very empowering to let go of the victim mentality.
NB is a long process but works very well. The problem is that a week feeling this sick feels like a month has passed. So we think what we are doing is not working and panic. This panic mode is probably one of the greatest blocks to healing that we can place before ourselves. These negative emotions are very damaging and will hold you back. I really don't worry about what others are doing here on the forums but I am always open to learning new things.
Acceptance is the answer to all of my problems today. When I am feeling sorry for myself I list 10 things that I am grateful for. Maybe that I can walk or have a warm dry place to live. I always feel better after I do this because ingratitude cannot co-exist with gratitude.
Four years ago I was dying. My doc told me my situation was dire. I have the test results that prove this. Today I am free of bipolar disorder, chronic fatigue, chronic migraines, fibromyalgia, PTSD and insomnia. The AF is on the way out too!
Just keep plugging because it is very possible to heal naturally. Before long you will look back and see how far you have come. Have some fun each day. Take computer breaks for a few days or a week because these forums can get really heavy.