Since the age of 5 I have been affected by bouts of mouth ulcers. Not the kind that are gone in a few days, mine last for weeks. They are painful and once I get one a batch tend to come along so that I might have 4 or 5 for up to 5 or 6 weeks. It’s not nice and I’ve tried all the medicines available to no avail. Friends have recommended other alternatives, like giving up bread or wine (a ghastly thought) but this did not work.
As I have grown older the problem has grown worse. Last year I had a bout of ulcers that lasted 5 months. This is no joke, permanent pain day and night - I would have paid a lot of money for a cure. So I had a series of very expensive examinations from one end of my digestive tract to the other, and after 3 months the consultant gastroenterologist was no better off than I. He suggested a bowel biopsy might reveal something, but then it might not; I declined.
This year after changing to a low carb high fat diet in January my mouth ulcers have gone. I mean totally gone. I had one hint of an ulcer in July but it went after 3 days. And now when I bite my cheek accidentally (always the prelude to a fresh bout of ulcers) there is nothing but a faint tingling for a couple of days.
My guess is that this relates in some way to carbohydrates and their relationship with inflammation. But this is just a guess. All I know is that I am pain free, and even if there was nothing else of interest in the LCHF diet (which of course there is) I would stick to it.