So after YEARS of weird inflammatory symptoms, I think I'm finally circling the wagon of a diagnosis and a treatment model. The diagnosis? MCAD/MCAS brought about by a general gut dysbiosis ( I was never breast fed) that increased in childhood after having to take multiple rounds of antibiotics for repeat UTIs. Years later I did 6 months of intravenous ABX 2x daily for a 'Lyme' diagnosis that I think might've been bogus. I know I probably have all kinds of other stuff going on as well- maybe parasites, low stomach acid/h.pylori, some heavy metals, etc. Recently I also tested positive for EBV. And because of all the ABx, I *definitely* have Candida- like the really intense, progressed hyphae kind. But the core of all it is the gut. I know that now. I'm now working with a local Dr. who I went to mainly because she specializes in kids with autism. So I thought she'd be very progressive and clued into the microbiome. Instead, I find that she wants me back on the Nystatin (which has been doing nothing for years) and suggested I take Gastrocrom. She also wants me on the SCD diet. Now, although I believe I have leaky gut and gut dysbiosis, I actually don't have many stomach symptoms, knock on wood. The SCD seems more geared towards people who have stomach issues are their primary complaint. Also, you can eat foods like honey and medjool dates but NO plain Greek yogurt? WTF? To a person with Candida, that's crazy talk. I did the diet her way for a week and started leaning on the honey and dried fruits for quick energy because my beloved yogurt/carbs were gone. Lo and behold, I started to get really..um...itchy. My final grievance is that I already have to be on a LOW HISTAMINE DIET and then she wants SCD on top of it for at least 3 months. In the Venn diagram of foods I can eat on both diets, I don't think there's gonna be much left... Instead of stressing and starving myself (I'm worried about my already damaged adrenals) for 3+ months and trying to drive out the bad bacteria through deprivation, couldn't I just start eating resistant starch to strengthen the good guys? Many online say that RS is a huge game changer- that you actually don't really need anything else to fix gut dysbiosis. I would obviously do it in conjunction with Viome or Ubiome so I wouldn't be shooting in the dark about what strains I was trying to grow and/or suppress. Thoughts? Thanks guys!