Hey mamas! I am brand new to this section of the mothering boards.
Anyway, I am 100% sure I have some digestive and/or candida issues and I really think I need to get them under control. However, there are so many diets out there that I don't know which one would be the best for me, or indeed what I actually have wrong with me. Here are my issues:
lots of gas, from both ends
get diarrhea or runny stools very easily
occasional bloating (usually after I eat a lot of carbs, I think. or maybe just grains? I don't know)
recurring vaginal itch (it's so bad that I keep a tube of topical cream from an OTC yeast infection med kit and use it if it gets too bad :/)
fatigue/lethergy/laziness/sleeping too much
a weird little itchy patch on one of my shins where the skin feels different. doesn't look like eczema to me, comparing to pics I found on google
I try to eat low-carb most of the time due to a different health reason (mitral valve prolapse), but I am a chronic cheater.
: All my symptoms get worse when I cheat, and I also start breaking out in zits.
Anyway, do you ladies have any advice on which diet would be a good one to start off with, or point me to a place to start reading? I am at least somewhat familiar with Bee's anticandida diet, SCD, failsafe, and paleo. I briefly tried Bee's anticandida diet, but the supplements made me feel horrible. I still have all of them though if you think any of those would be helpful (magnesium, calcium, powdered C, C with flavanoids, flushing niacin, B complex, E, chlorophyll, CLO, and I also have some butter oil).
Sorry if this is long and incoherent, I am just getting to my wit's end with all this. My husband can't believe how sensitive to food I am.