Hey everyone. I'm 22 male and I've been having some health problems for many years now and only recently have I started looking into it.
My main complaint is my digestion. For some reason I experience foul smelling flatulence almost constantly. I eat alot of whole/raw foods, and I know that can cause gas, but is it normal for gas to smell foul (both sulphur and putrefying odors) all the time and so frequently? This is an embarrassing problem and I don't know why it's happening. Other than that I experience minor bloating occasionally. My bowel movements are normal for the most part, unless I eat alot of nuts; like almonds, cashews, sunflower seed, peanuts. Then my bowel movements come out all mushy and foul smelling. Ugh, I know it's gross, sorry...
I am also underweight for my height. I am 6'2 and I weigh about 145lbs. I am always hungry and I eat often, but no matter how many calories I consume, I don't gain a pound.
Hmmm, other symptoms include:
-poor circulation (cold hands, feet during the winter months)
-dry skin, dry eyes, dry hair
-vitiligo (spots on my skin where I am losing pigment)
I recently saw a naturopath doctor and she had me go on an allergy elimination diet. I didn't eat any dairy or wheat for 3 weeks. Although, I was eating rye and spelt bread because it was on the list of the foods I could eat. Anyway, when the 3 weeks were up, I ate both dairy and wheat and I felt fine.
So yeah, what do you all think? Should I try a gluten-free diet for a few months and see how it effects me? Any advice would be appreciated.