Eep! Even though my health has improved dramatically since eating a paleo/primal diet, I still have several of the symptoms on one of those lists - prematurely gray hair, white spots on fingernails, mild acne, rosacea, night blindness (has gotten somewhat better, not entirely). I would've though I eat enough zinc-rich foods to meet my requirement, but I'm going to track it for a while and see if I'm coming up short. Or maybe I'm getting too much copper somewhere, although I can't think of where...hm. Lots to think about.
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IBS can also cause difficulty in digesting fats. Healthy fats and unhealthy fats alike. I've been trying to follow a reasonably healthy diet (rich in healthy fats, whole foods, whole grains, fresh fruits and veggies, raw foods, etc.) and having more and more problems, and it turns out that fats and insoluble fiber are major triggers for a lot of IBS sufferers. Go figure.
It feels SOOOO counterintuitive, but I'm feeling so much better on a low-fat, cooked fruits and veggies, white rice instead of brown, regular pasta instead of whole grain, diet. No alcohol, no coffee, low to no dairy, lots of fermented foods. Very different from the ideal diets of the rest of my family, and very illuminating. I'm coming to realize that each of us has a different "ideal" diet. Mine's a little more extreme than others because of that specific physiological quirk that signifies IBS, but ds does best on a lot of protein and no nightshades, dd does best on a varied diet with low dairy, and dh does best on a low-wheat diet with healthy fats and lots of veggies, raw and cooked.
I know there are many different reasons why one would be diagnosed with IBS. For me personally, I have been diagnosed with IBS but have no issues at all with good fat. I do, however, have plenty of issues with raw vegetables and most grains but especially wheat. I did notice that white rice was better than brown and regular pasta better than whole grain but I found I did better without those things completely. I can't handle any dairy other than dairy that I have cultured myself for 24 hrs. and even some fermented foods (such as sauerkraut or kimchee) were no good for me. And also keeping a low FODMAPS diet has been extremely beneficial