Hi, I realize that most people follow a higher protein, higher fat, lower carb diet and that this has been recommended by many of the top doctors. I've also read of people not doing well on vegetarian or high carb diets. I am wondering that, maybe, for me, a higher protein diet is actually contributing to the cycle of dysbiosis and leaky gut in my body. I've in general been following a higher protein, higher fat diet, but I still eat a good amount of carbs. The carbs help me function better, as I've tried lower carb and my brain was not happy at all. In the years before I developed CFS, I was actually already following a higher protein diet and I notice that it slowed down my gut motility and was possibly contributing to the dysbiosis I currently have. I am wondering how it would play out if I kept the protein lower and ate a bunch of fruits and vegetables, increasing carbs and eating frequently. There are people on other forums that have reported getting rid of "candida" with a lower protein, high fruit diet. On the candida forums, it seems that the candida diet does not help eliminate the dysbiosis at all, but just keeps the symptoms away. The diet is heavy on protein which seems to contribute to the cycle of dysbiosis. This has already been tried by some people I'm sure, and did not work out. I've never given it a good try though, and I've been eating pretty high protein for the last several years. Maybe it would just make me worse, without first getting rid of the bad bacteria in my gut.