Almost Bulletproof Skinny-Fat Bloating Acne
Start by saying I've been lurking on the forums and following Dave as well as the other primal/paleo figureheads for years. Ready to come semi out of the shadows and get all personal about my health as I've hit a wall.
Follow a very strict Bulletproof/Paleo diet and it treats me well. Started as an around 120 strange looking fellow in his early 20s eating hardcore SAD mixed with constant soda, pop, etc etc switched to whole grains worked out a lot blah blah broke myself typical story. After all that I switched to Bulletproof, put on 20lbs, have more energy and all those good things.
But now I'm at a plateau. Have a little pouch I'm always carrying around. Have some acne and not great skin in general. Intermittent brain fog. Joints not feeling as amazing as I'd like. Considering I'm in my 20s the whole old age thing doesn't seem likely.
Track my food, exercise, and sleep. "cheat" about once a week with one or two apple cider microbrew beer.
Typical day of food:
Breakfast: Probiotic. Wait for 20 mins. Bulletproof coffee, grass fed butter and MCT oil (going to switch to ghee and see if that improves anything), 5000IU Vitamin D, spirulina tablets.
Lunch: poached pastured eggs, more butter, green veg (always steamed)
Dinner: Grassfed beef (switched with lamb or wild caught salmon), extra virgin olive oil, yam or sweet potatoe, more veg
Supplement with 60mg of zinc and 425mg of magnesium
Had extensive blood testing and the only issue that stand out is "high" cholesterol (which I'm not especially concerned with since I have high HDL, 0.8 tri to HDL ratio). Then there's my chronically high BUN and Eosinophils.
Exercise heavy weights 1-2 times a week, mobility and breathing training, inversion table daily, little electrostim.
My thoughts are.....chronic low grade infection. I've went to a herbalist and got on a protocol of goldenseal and echinacea which didn't seem to have much of an effect.
Food allergies...going to switch the butter with ghee and see if that changes anything. Possibly some leaky gut issues. SIBO? Not sure what else it could be.. Any feedback is appreciated.