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by 0 · about 22 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 22 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 22 hours ago

I'm currently trying to heal my gut issues, including SIBO, dysbiosis, gut inflammation and slow-transit constipation. I am following an SCD/GAPS diet, but I can't find any carbohydrate sources that I tolerate. Fiber makes my symptoms... (more)

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Dan_29 0 · July 29, 2014 at 4:21 AM

Have you tried the starchy tuber Yucca? It's like the most benign carb source I've ever found. Speaking of tubers, I bet parsnip is a pretty mellow carb source, too. I'll also echo others here saying that if you mix carbs with fat and probably... (more)

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by 0 · about 22 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 22 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 22 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 10 · about 22 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 748 · about 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 10 · about 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 15 · about 23 hours ago

Hi! I'am an IBS sufferer , and I'm paleo about 1 month... but I wanna get GAPS.! I read a lot of manuals about it , but I can't find a lot of differences! Can you tell me if this kind of diet could called GAPS? I AVOID : LEGUMES - CEREALS -... (more)

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Roth 0 · June 18, 2012 at 9:44 PM

Honestly, your best bet is to just get the book (and the supplement reading - GAPS Guide) and read thorugh it because it has SO much information that we'd be here all day if we had to type it out. Basically, GAPS is a diet that ONLY includes easy... (more)

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by 1307 · about 23 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 23 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 23 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 23 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 1307 · about 23 hours ago

Guess what? I have a digestive question. I know! Unheard of right? Anyways, I'm halfway through my ZC protocol and will be moving on to a GAPS or SCD to let my gut heal. Here's some questions I have though. Can you ever get off of those diets?... (more)

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Heidi_1 0 · June 08, 2012 at 7:28 PM

GAPS is very compatible with Paleo. The "maintenance stage" is basically a grain-free, low sugar, whole foods diet with an emphasis on traditional foods such as ferments and bone broth. If you are already committed to remaining Paleo for life... (more)

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by 2199 · about 23 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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by 15 · about 23 hours ago

I have been Paleo for about a month, but my digestion is not improving. So i think i am going to do the GAPS intro diet. So my question is can i still go to the gym and workout when going through the GAPS diet as i will only be eating broth? Plus... (more)

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Amy_B_ 0 · May 18, 2012 at 5:19 PM

The GAPS diet is a healing protocol, no? It seems like your best bet would be to lay off the gym for a bit and let your body do just that: heal. You don't have to become a comatose vegetable, but doing anything intense is probably not the best... (more)

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by 557 · about 23 hours ago

What is wrong with starch? I dont know how i feel about getting all my carbs from bananas and fruit...

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Matt_18 0 · May 05, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Starch can be used by any potential nasties (i.e. bacteria) that might be hanging out in your intestines for fuel . In contrast, most mono and di-saccharides (such as those found in fruit) are metabolized before any invading bacterial colonies can... (more)

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