I'm sorry I haven't been posting. My computer crashed and the borrowed one didn't support blogger very well, so my last post didn't have pics or links.
I ended up quitting the SCD/GAPS diet after the 5th week. I had been experiencing strange symptoms since about the 3 week mark. At first I held on wondering if it was just die-off, but they got worse and unlivable. I lost 5 lbs with no effort. I really didn't feel the desire to exercise while on the diet, so didn't. But, I lost 5 lbs and was continuing to lose weight that I did not need to lose. My skin was healing, but suddenly broke out again. I experienced a 10 day long period (mine are usually 5-6 days). My ovulation was so painful, I thought about going to the ER. I had dizzy spells. I became very irritable and even experienced some depression.
After doing some research online (yeah, I know....), it sounded like my carbohydrate levels were too low. So, I slowly introduced some carbs, starting with sweet potatoes, potatoes and then sprouted grains. I am now back on my usual balanced diet and I am pretty much back to normal.
I'm not writing the SCD/GAPS diet off completely. I may try it again in the summer. I'm also wondering if the symptoms may have been from the high consumption of nuts (almonds mostly) that I ate in the raw form rather than soaking and drying to remove the phytic acid.
If I do the diet again, I plan on preparing the nuts properly.