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by 5624 · August 07, 2013 at 07:54 PM

Let me start out by saying that in May I temporarily moved to Australia for 6 months and was feeling fantastic. Plenty of energy and overall healthy! About 6 weeks ago I was diagnosed with strep throat and then 2 days later had to get on a plane... (more)

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Lazza 0 · August 07, 2013 at 07:54 PM

Of course if you are worried then you should see a doctor. However in my opinion you should take it easy. Take long walks instead of working out. Do yoga. Sometimes recovery from bacterial infections is long, frustrating. Let me give you a... (more)

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by 10 · February 23, 2014 at 10:58 AM

I have leaky gut, GERD, peptic ulcer, and a ton of food allergies. I am currently taking a 100 billion CU probiotic and an herbal pill from my acupuncturist to restore my spleen qi deficiency. I have not yet to have any relief from either of them.... (more)

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Anthony_Kleinsmith 0 · July 05, 2013 at 10:23 PM

I would take colostrum because of the amount of IgA, PrP's and other constituents that help heal the gut! The colostrum that has done research and has been written up in an editorial is Immune Tree.

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by 78 · March 03, 2014 at 09:07 PM

Has anyone tried Gutpro probiotic? link text I am trying to find one to take on the GAPS diet, and dont like the additives Bio-Kult has (Maltodextrin is derived from corn.. bad)

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davesos 0 · March 03, 2014 at 09:07 PM

I just started using Gutpro and can tell my body loves it. I am extremely sensitive to pesticides so it makes sense that I'm responding so well. An extra perk is that even though the initial cost is a lot, it will last 10 times as long as a... (more)

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by 1207 · April 28, 2013 at 11:03 AM

Due to severe malabsorption (which I am on the path to healing) I need to supplement my vitamins and minerals. I prefer getting my nutrients from my food, but it just isn't possible right now. Are there other avenues for absorption of important... (more)

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Linda_25 0 · April 28, 2013 at 11:03 AM

Using a liposome form of nutrient supplement such as Vitamin C or B will bypass the gut and pass directly into the bloodstream for 98% absorbtion. I use Lypospheric C and B and have found it to be fantastic, as I also have poor gut absorbtion.... (more)

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by 1207 · May 08, 2013 at 12:22 AM

7 years ago, I had a gastric bypass. I've lost a significant amount of weight, which is fantastic, but I underestimated the devastating effects this surgery would have on my digestive system. (I know - DUH) I lost a portion of my small intestine,... (more)

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MPie 0 · March 12, 2013 at 10:00 PM

Lipase - a digestive enzyme for fats. Bromelein - a digestive enzyme for protein. Gelatin (or broth) - supposedly helps heal the GI tract. Probiotics - help break down food and fight off infection. I'd take the enzymes with each meal. I think... (more)

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by 10 · January 28, 2013 at 04:44 AM

Like many people, when I switched to Paleo I've had some issues with the gut. I've read that a good way to help reflux is to consume probiotics. I've been eating saurkraut and making kambucha tea but it seems like its causing more harm than... (more)

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Richard_10 0 · January 13, 2013 at 10:46 PM

Yogurt lots of yogurt. I have gerd as well. I find chewing gum kills the heart burn flare ups instantly. Yogurts Greek style is slowly fixing my gut flora

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by 12108 · December 25, 2012 at 10:47 PM

Greetings, PaleoHackers, I am the mother of a 3 year old daughter with sensory processing disorder (SPD). I have had her on the casein-free version of the GAPS diet for the last 6 months. Since GAPS is not meant to be super low carb long term,... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · December 16, 2012 at 04:27 PM

If you've seen significant changes in your daughter's SPD symptoms you could let that be your guide. Introduce the "grains" the doctor has recommended slowly and carefully to see what happens. Keep a dairy so you can discuss it with the doctor. If... (more)

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by 570 · September 16, 2013 at 03:45 AM

Hello All, A little background: I have been eating paleo/traditional foods-ish for almost 2 years. Which for me means; no wheat, very little dairy, no legumes, no industrial oils (unless I am eating out). What I do eat; meats, liver, home-made... (more)

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Shawn_7 0 · September 16, 2013 at 03:45 AM

What has helped you to heal your damaged gut, if you don't mind sharing, @wickedween ?

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by 5624 · June 04, 2012 at 02:56 PM

There is a lot of talk about symptoms of an unhealthy gut and the path or paths to take to heal the gut, but I can't find much that describes a healthy gut. I realize it may be different from person to person, but what are some of the general... (more)

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Ben_16 0 · June 04, 2012 at 02:56 PM

Just a couple of ideas: How do you feel? It's probably the single most important argument. The gut has an effect on the brain (and vice versa), more so than other organs. You should feel better in your gut, but better overall too. Your gut is... (more)

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by 1264 · January 21, 2013 at 07:06 AM

Looks like I lost. Trouble swallowing, food coming up, pressure in throat. I tried so hard to cure my GERD with diet, supplements, and herbs...but to no avail it seems (paleo for six months now). Now, I've no clue the damage I've done. I'm happy... (more)

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Frenlaven 0 · January 21, 2013 at 07:06 AM

Hi Rigton, any update on your situation? Any advice for someone who also suffers from GERD? What's worked for you?

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by 594 · January 27, 2014 at 02:47 AM

How long did it take you to heal? What foods did you avoid? What foods did you make sure to include? What supplements did you take and how effective do you think they were? I've been reading up on this and there is a lot of conflicting advice... (more)

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dzone 0 · April 11, 2012 at 02:38 PM

I am currently in treatment for this condition now. It is a really confusing process. I actually went on a very specific food/diet program based on a blood test. I always have been gluten and dairy intolerant, but giving up black tea and caffeine... (more)

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by 814 · April 30, 2013 at 11:15 PM

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Is anyone familiar with butyrate and possible benefits for gut healing. What are the best fodd sources for butyrate?

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Schi_Sandra 0 · April 30, 2013 at 11:15 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=18K1wQv59h8 a video that claims to show how to make butyric acid, i don't know if it's exactly the same and what else is created in the process.. (more)

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by 974 · January 01, 2012 at 08:50 AM

How do you know when your Leaky Gut has been cured?

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coprophagous 0 · January 01, 2012 at 08:50 AM

leaky gut causes many medical issues that are specific to the individual. when those issue resolve with the necessary dietary changes or restrictions and the issues are no longer a problem i would say the leaky gut has resolved. its is best to... (more)

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by 2932 · February 26, 2012 at 05:17 PM

What is the GAPS diet protocol? All I can find are links taking me to buy the book. I'd like to do some sort of gut-healing diet and want to do it right. Information on gut health is appreciated too. Thanks.

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Whole_New_View_ 0 · February 26, 2012 at 05:17 PM

GAPS is not only about diet, but also about avoiding toxins in your environment etc. It has done a great deal of good for me and my children (see our stories in the pages on the right side menu: www.wholenewview.com)

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by 3023 · June 12, 2012 at 06:20 PM

If there is a food that bothers you and you eliminate it for say a year and then reintroduce it, will you now: Be able to eat it without getting bad reactions because you've healed? react even more because your body is not longer used to... (more)

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Roth 0 · June 12, 2012 at 06:20 PM

From personal experience, I can vouch that #2 happens before #1, but #1 does happene eventually. After *re*introducing gluten, I REALLY noticed significant digestive upset. But then once I introduced grains slowly, my body seems to do fine on it... (more)

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by 2402 · April 01, 2011 at 01:21 PM

I've been lurking on HealingWell and it seems some people have embraced the DIY idea quite firmly. I'm wondering has anyone on Paleo Hacks performed this procedure ? Or someone in "paleo" circles. Pfw told me about one case on PaNu (sadly if... (more)

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Alix 0 · April 01, 2011 at 09:47 AM

Uh, no. Never have had a need. There was an article about this on freakanomics a few days ago, but as for DIY...No.

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by 18236 · March 18, 2011 at 10:21 PM

Stephen-Aegis included in an answer from last year the following quote: "In my opinion Gut Health should be priority #1. With that taken care of, many allergies simply disappear." This reminds me of a related comment I saw from Dr Art Ayers'... (more)

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rob_4 0 · March 18, 2011 at 09:17 PM

I am experimenting at the moment with that theory. So far I can't seem to tolerate butter at all, stinky gas, but I am able to tolerate sour cream in large amounts fine. I'll keep experimenting.

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by 4073 · March 22, 2011 at 01:20 PM

If one was over-fat and mal-nourished, then subsequently turned their health around with proper nutrition, weight bearing exercise and supplements (magnesium, D, K2), is it possible to weigh more, but measurements and body fat percentage remain... (more)

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Kaz 0 · March 22, 2011 at 05:16 AM

Regarding bones, yes, I imagine they would become heavier as they heal and repair. A simple google search confirms my hypothesis: Reversal of low bone density with a gluten-free diet in children and adolescents with celiac... (more)

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by 2439 · September 26, 2011 at 07:47 PM

I believe that I had Leaky Gut. I also had very poor digestion. I started out at 6 caps of the Now Foods Super Enzymes but am now down to 1-2 with a meal. I also no longer feel bloated and have (pardon the TMI) nice, easily passed stools. I... (more)

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maxpower 0 · September 26, 2011 at 07:47 PM

Geoff, did you ever find out if your leaky gut is healed? If so, how do you know? I'm in a similar situation.

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by 329 · March 22, 2011 at 07:23 PM

I am a 27 year old female, relatively active (meaning I workout 3-4 times a week), and have been eating paleo for 6-7 months. Sometimes when I go to the bathroom, I feel a sharp pain and I find little traces of bright red on the toilet paper. ... (more)

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dzone 0 · November 29, 2010 at 03:34 PM

Ok so we have ruled out anal sex as a risk factor! And no constipation?! The fact that you had the problem before starting the paleo diet (and it went away after starting) leads me to believe something is going on in your gut. Perhaps you have a... (more)

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by 768 · December 17, 2011 at 06:31 PM

Would anyone like to share their steps to revive the body immediately following diarrhea, which flushes a lot of nutrients down the toilet?

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AndyM 0 · December 17, 2011 at 06:20 PM

All about the broth. And really just get back to eating normally, just taking it slower so you can judge if things are running smoothly.

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by 2402 · August 07, 2010 at 12:52 PM

I'm currently in the process of "repairing" my gut flora, following the directions of Dr. Ayers from Cooling Inflammation blog. Beside pre/probiotics he also recommends eating small amounts of raw vegetables to increase gut flora diversity.... (more)

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Stancel_ 0 · September 07, 2013 at 12:44 AM

You can make paleo pasta with raw zucchini :) I haven't tried it yet, but it looks amazing.

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by 1137 · August 06, 2010 at 01:02 PM

I'm thinking about going very low-carb and therefore considering ditching fruit for at least one month, for gut healing purposes and to become more insulin sensitive. The only thing that is holding me back is the idea that if i cut on fruits i... (more)

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pfw 0 · August 06, 2010 at 11:08 AM

For a month? You'll be fine. I did a year without much trouble. As already noted, Stefansson did a year without any trouble. People at ZIOH have done it for longer. Don't worry about cutting out fruit - fruit doesn't contain anything you can't get... (more)

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by 910 · August 08, 2010 at 04:10 PM

I am interested in achieving maximal GI tract health, and I am concerned that I have been continually re-injuring the damage done by 20 years of SAD. I am wondering what the optimal strategy is for restoring gut health as fully as... (more)

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speno 0 · August 08, 2010 at 04:10 PM

You said "low B vitamins" and given your IBS, I'm assuming you mean B-12. Low B-12 is serious, so yes, you need to fix your remaining gut issues so that you can absorb all the nutrients from your diet. B-12 absorption is especially difficult with... (more)

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by 1165 · December 08, 2010 at 08:29 PM

Im guessing that perhaps Im having an issue with my gut lining. I was diagnosed with multiple food allergies before I went Paleo. The test was suspect though as the only foods that came up were also the foods that I was eating. Ive now been... (more)

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David_Moss 0 · July 30, 2010 at 05:21 PM

If this is purely and quite directly correlated with after meals, then it sounds like it's just too much food overburdening your stomach. I often feel pretty rubbish- tired, sluggish, achy and headachy- after a heavy meal, feeling sleepy after... (more)