I am looking for advice or people who have experienced similar issues. I have been Keto (under 20 grams total carbs) for four years. Great results. Highly active person. I decided to try Carnivore because I believed the science behind it and was curious about all the positive results from N=1 posts.
It’s been great. I’ve now been carnivore for 60 days. I have bowel movements about every three days and they continue to be very loose. My macros are carbs-0, Protein 150grams, Fat 130grams. Salt, potassium and magnesium are all being supplemented.
What I have noticed after I killed off all the gut bacteria that eats fiber/carbs/plant products etc is that now if eat even 1 Tablespoon of avocado, Peanut butter, lettuce, sugar etc I experience SEVERE abdominal pain that has actually taken me to the ER once. It takes about 45 minutes to hit me and last four 4-7 hours. I gather from this that the food has to totally pass through my system before I begin to feel ok. The pain is like nothing I’ve ever experienced, I get cold beyond belief and basically have to roll around on the ground to distract myself from the pain and force myself to throw up to release gas. It does seem to partially be a gas issue created from the food but the intense pain seems to be only partially related. The pain goes away all at once and I can immediately eat large quantities of beef without consequence. It’s strange how quickly I feel better once it passes.
I was tested via stool sample for bacterial, viral and parasite irregularities, a CT scan was done to rule out abdominal cancer or any organ failure and complete bloodwork was done to check levels. Everything checked out fine.
I am now taking a high potency ProBiotic as well as digestive enzymes (although my pancreas is fine). I also just ate one tablespoon of fermented Kim Chi to see that the effect will be. So far so good.
Is anyone else out there having symptoms like this? I love Carnivore but want to be able to have other foods if I choose. I’ve never been food sensitive and don’t have any allergies. Any comments and/or advice is greatly appreciated as this is interfering dramatically with my life.