The best information is from the experts. There are hundreds of really informative websites out there explaining things like Candida and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, but some are selling things like a diet plan or supplements, so be wary. Here are some great resources to learn about the medicine behind the disorders, and will hopefully help you to understand more about your symptoms.
‘Last night a website saved my life’
An overview of most digestive problems and UK-based treatment options is available on Dr Sarah Myhill’s website. Without this website as my starting point I genuinely feel that I wouldn’t still be here.
The website includes a list of Ecological Medicine Practitioners, who are medics that can and will treat the conditions that the NHS either ignore, don’t know what to do with, or are not funded to treat.
And for an amazing (I would argue ESSENTIAL) source of information on digestive and autoimmune disorders, check out the excellent The Paleo Mom website and her book The Paleo Approach (available from Amazon.com).
Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)
This SIBO website is a pretty comprehensive starting point for info and treatments
The Paleo Mom also has a variety of essential articles on SIBO
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and other Autoimmune Disorders
Dr Sarah Myhill is the guru. Download her ‘Diagnosing and Treating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome‘ book here.
Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD)
SCD was my first grain-free diet, and I’ll always have a soft spot for it. The best ‘version’ I found is the one supported by the SCD Lifestyle website – the tweeking and troubleshooting of the standard SCD diet, designed by Elaine Gottschall in Breaking the Vicious Circle, is a very comprehensive and sensible approach to gut healing. Check out their website.
The Candida Diet website is a good starting place for a crash-course in Candida overgrowth info
Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride’s book is the essential starting place for understanding the diet and the conditions it can help to treat – Gut and Psychology Syndrome
Cara Comini has written an excellent guide to the GAPS diet, indispensable for doing the Introduction stages and getting a routine in place. Download it here.
This GAPS diet website is really informative and a good source of recipes.