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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

I had undiagnosed Celiac/Severe Gluten allergy up until my early 20's when my health finally plummeted. Went super healthy, virtually paleo, but was a little naive in regards to food allergies, and repairing the damage that had been done from... (more)

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CrohnsBabe 0 · June 25, 2014 at 11:56 PM

@sco24 Hi, there. I have had success addressing leaky gut with the GAPS protocol. I was able to heal my severe Crohn's disease and have been in remission without meds since 2010. If you'd like to read my GAPS experience you can do so... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

I am about to try an elemental diet to treat severe SIBO, leaky gut and slow-transit constipation. It will consist of: ~125g Hydrolyzed whey protein (a product called Dymatize ISO-100) ~25g Hydrolyzed collagen ~100-150g Dextrose... (more)

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pone 0 · May 04, 2014 at 6:53 PM

Alex0, so the interesting thing is your heart rhythm issues, particularly after going very low carb. The four main electrolytes play the critical role in each heartbeat. Calcium starts the closing process of each heartbeat, and sodium... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

I have a very adrenal fatigue, leaky gut, h,pylori/gastritis. My leaky gut is so bad that I cannot break down solid foods and I seem to react to everything. I cannot take hcl due to gastritis and digestive enzymes didn't work either. It... (more)

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HelicoVictim 0 · December 15, 2013 at 2:57 PM

Gaps is NOT and elemental diet since it permits meat tissue after 3 days which does require digestion. In elemental diets no digestion is required e.g. liquid amino acid are fed to the patient for protein. If you cannot take stomach acid... (more)

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by 0 · about 8 hours ago

I hope that this post is enough information, and that it's clear enough for someone to kindly respond! Recently I've been interested in starting the GAPS diet in order to treat my allergies (to dust, as well as an exaggerated... (more)

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cheval 0 · November 16, 2013 at 10:13 PM

The GAPS diet is derived from the SCD (Specific Carbohydrates Diet) which is THE diet to heal the gut. There is a major difference between GAPS and SCD. SCD is already proven while GAPS is still in the experimental stage. SCD has been... (more)

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by 384 · about 8 hours ago

So i've been trying a lot of different things with paleo to figure out why i've been so fatigued and fruit makes me feel hypoglycemic even though my blood sugar levels are fine. I came across the Perfect Health Diets outlook on eating more... (more)

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drmysi 0 · October 17, 2013 at 9:36 PM

starch actually helps maintain a halthy muscus lineng in the gut

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by 5 · about 8 hours ago

A couple years ago, I started college and actually changed my diet when I came into college for the better--unlike typical college students. It wasn't that I ate complete crap beforehand, I ate pretty much regular homecooked food (Chinese), but at... (more)

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Keeks333 0 · July 11, 2013 at 11:27 PM

I had a lot of digestive complaints last year that only got worse the more limited my diet got. I discovered 2 important things: 1- the FODMAP elimination diet was very helpful for me. I learned to steer clear of onions, garlic, broccoli,... (more)

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by 10 · about 8 hours ago

Hello all. I have been on a Paleo/GAPS hybrid diet since December 2012. I felt pretty good at first, but a problem I developed recently is reacting to EVERY SINGLE FOOD that I eat. It's like I am allergic to everything. After eating a heavy food... (more)

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Elisaar 0 · June 05, 2013 at 8:30 AM

Have you looked into histamine intolerance? I'm dealing with the exact same issue and it can really ruin your life. If I don't eat, I'm fine, just hungry. But if I eat anything protein within half an hour I feel brain dead and have heavy limbs.... (more)

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by 1169 · about 8 hours ago

Thinking about trying to clear up my last, mild but stubborn, acne by trying the GAPS diet. So just want to know if anyone here have had success with this diet. Is it worth a try?

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Mei_ling 0 · May 06, 2013 at 9:17 PM

Like you I've been looking for something to help clear up my acne (hopefully for good). Whole foods cooked by myself, quitting tobacco, dairy, sugar, gluten and caffeine only went so far, and I wanted to try other things. Did two weeks... (more)

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by 53 · about 8 hours ago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x_QsJjdbF48 This girl is so convincing and I just bought the book, but it says stuff I already know, but I feel like maybe I needed to buy this as motivation not to waste my money. Sighhhhh Can candida be cured... (more)

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by 748 · about 8 hours ago

I just tried to do the potato diet for 3 days, and now am having to stop due to painful cramps, etc. I think the food has fermented in my stomach or something because I keep belching (a horrible smell), my stomach hurts, and my stools are not... (more)

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joanna_4 0 · January 09, 2013 at 3:08 AM

i don't know why you're eating potatoes if your diet is paleo. i think it would be good to ditch that stupid diet and actually follow the principles of paleo. i'm sure bone broths and fermented foods would help get your gut in balance again from... (more)

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by 252 · about 8 hours ago

I have been wanting to start the GAPS diet in an effort to "heal my mind" so to speak. Unfortunately I cannot purchase the book at this moment, and only have listened to Dr. Natash-Campbell McBrides interviews with Dr. Mercola and others. I've... (more)

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primalpat 0 · January 05, 2013 at 11:23 PM

I'm really not a fan of GAPS for a few reasons. Having said that... ...prebiotics are found in many foods that you will not be eating on GAPS. Think soluble fiber, like starchy stuff. But they're also found in raw and cooked onion, raw garlic,... (more)

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by 252 · about 8 hours ago

Hey all, I really need some help with sorting this out, having some odd sensations/symptoms I've been having a tough time wrapping my head around. I started getting a sudden influx of DAILY severe Ocular/visual migraines in march, as well as some... (more)

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Thegiantess_1 0 · December 18, 2012 at 12:47 AM

PHD as in perfect health diet. Do a simple search here on this site and you will find a lot about it. http://perfecthealthdiet.com/. I'm not sure about a specific type of Chiro.. I just see a typical Chiro and his work is extremely helpful. (more)

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by 12174 · about 8 hours ago

The November 2012 edition of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Pediatrics' magazine, deals in great detail with the issue of the gut-brain connection and the impact of gut health on how symptoms of autism spectrum disorders are... (more)

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Paul_Whiteley 0 · November 11, 2012 at 12:55 PM

It is a great special edition on autism in Pediatrics and the paper which includes Alessio Fasano, Paul Ashwood and Paul Patterson in particular certainly represents a great leap forward in mainstream medicine accepting that GI issues might be an... (more)

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by 0 · about 9 hours ago

Every time I consume a meal that has a high fat content my blood pressure seems to raise to the point where it's noticeable, I'm quite sensitive and it can be uncomfortable especially at night when I'm trying to sleep and can sometimes take till... (more)

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Dan_29 0 · October 05, 2012 at 3:54 AM

I experience the same thing, but I interpret it as a boost of energy from the meal. If it keeps you up, don't eat so close to bedtime. Save your fatty meals for breakfast and lunch, when that energy will carry you through your day. I as well am... (more)

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by 164 · about 9 hours ago

Hi! I was wondering if there was anyone else out there that could give me some guidance on my lifestyle and eating habits, because frankly I feel pretty lost! I believe I have an autoimmune disorder of sorts, and I think my whole life has just... (more)

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kris_7 0 · September 06, 2012 at 5:43 AM

Hi eht, I have to say that from the fact you are concerned about your diet bordering on being an eating disorder it is likely that it is. You do not have to have classic anorexia or bulimia to have disordered eating. Can I ask why you eat so... (more)

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by 10 · about 9 hours ago

Is anyone aware of any specific recommendations for people who have seborrheic dermatitis, keratosis pilaris and rosacea? ie. foods to avoid, nutrients to consume, etc.? From what I???ve gathered, biotin, omega-3???s, vitamin A/D/E/K, magnesium,... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · August 31, 2012 at 10:09 PM

I don't know if you saw this latest research: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/30/mites-rosacea-bacteria-demodex-folliculorum-bacillus-oleronius_n_1844890.html and... (more)

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by 120 · about 9 hours ago

does anyone have any recommendations for healing leaky gut? i have tested positive for a variety of allergies (dairy, potatoes, beef, gelatin) and after reading the the gaps diet approach, it doesn't look to enticing....i am willing to compromise... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · August 25, 2012 at 6:39 PM

The following is not a medical advice, but just my experience with these diets, my own IBS, and my research online about all this. GAPS, SCD and Paleo diets are not that different when it comes to their main principles. No matter which of the... (more)

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by 161 · about 9 hours ago

Hello all, I've been having a burning pain behind my xiphoid process and I was wondering if anyone has any ideas what might be causing it and suggestions to heal it. I follow a GAPS Diet, typically eating only meat, fat, vegetables, and bone... (more)

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Bill1102inf 0 · June 30, 2013 at 3:21 AM

If you take a PPI and that does not work.... its your gallbladder. Had the same problem, tried everything to fix it, had the gallbladder taken out. No more problem.

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by 111 · about 9 hours ago

Doesn't list it on the site

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AmandaLP 0 · July 22, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Is it in the book? I believe that hard aged cheeses are GAPS legal after a certain point, but you should always reference the book for the final information.

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by 1307 · about 9 hours ago

I get it, bone broths, probiotics, ect. ect. What I don't understand is the various stages of the protocol. What is the first stage? What's allowed? How long do you stay on said stage before moving on to 2, 3, 4, ect. (PS. I love this community,... (more)

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Kelly_3 0 · June 10, 2012 at 1:35 PM

I agree, you need the books and or a bookmark on a couple good gaps sites, also theres great FB pages that are helpful as well. http://www.facebook.com/GAPSDiet (a good page to start) I purchased a 30 day 'menu planner' and if I hadnt done... (more)

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by 1307 · about 9 hours ago

Almost done with this ZC thing and then I shall be moving into the SCD/GAPS protocol to heal my digestive system. Any thoughts as to any supplements to help speed up this process? Dr. Kruse recommend Zinc, Magnesium, and CoQ10 for what it's... (more)

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Jamie_14 0 · June 16, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Glutamine: Proven to heal the mucosa of the gut. Used directly to do so without metabolism. Lots of people have used it and found benefit.

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by 111 · about 9 hours ago

Started the GAPS diet! Just wondering if anyone knows the answer to this?

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Aglaee_the_Paleo_RD 0 · June 09, 2012 at 5:09 PM

All starches are eliminated from the GAPS diet because they can be used as food by the excess of bacteria in your gut, creating gas, bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea or constipation. The only carbohydrates allowed on the GAPS diet are from... (more)

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by 734 · about 9 hours ago

I am very concerned about the increase in ADHD diagnoses, which in a lot of cases seems to be caused by either a food intolerance or just poor diet in general. I also see a lot of Rilatin use, which worries me a whole lot, knowing that some or... (more)

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EDubs 0 · June 09, 2012 at 12:31 AM

There is a difference between psychological disorders and psychiatric disorders. Psychiatric disorders are medical conditions. Many medical conditions can be improved greatly with the use of paleo diets and diets like GAPS. Thus, one can reason... (more)

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by 2199 · about 9 hours ago

I'm curious to see if people diagnosed with autoimmune have gone on gaps/SCD and no longer have autoimmune antibodies even after exposure to allergens, nightshades etc. Being such a strict protocol I would imagine there is a larger number of fall... (more)

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Kelly_3 0 · June 01, 2012 at 10:58 AM

I went Primal in Jan. 2011, then went on GAPS intro March, 2012. I'm finishing up the intro do dairy now, but, I am now eating small amounts of things I've been intolerant to in the past, so far pork and lamb, only because most of the other... (more)

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by 2199 · about 9 hours ago

What is the non-anecdotal (personal stories) evidence to back up the GAPS diet and its leaky gut protocol? Why don't most doctors and gastros acknowledge this condition?

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Alan_Schachter 0 · May 27, 2012 at 1:31 AM

http://crohnsdad.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/framework-matters2.pdf Here is a doc with links to a whole bunch of studies that explains the whole diet connection to intestinal barrier function. There are also links to studies that show specific... (more)

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