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by 0 · about 3 hours ago

I've read a couple of times that vegetables actually increase intestinal permeability because they're insoluble or something. Here's a passage I recently found on this website: "Not to mention everytime you eat a plant food, either the... (more)

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moors 0 · February 26, 2014 at 12:19 PM

Here it is : http://paleohacks.com/questions/93839/candida-and-ketosis.html?page=2&pageSize=10&sort=votes No paleo fiber actually has ever been found to be bad as far as I can tell. Insoluble fiber being abrasive etc is a... (more)

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by 28 · about 3 hours ago

This is a petite novella: Me in a nutshell Female 5'5" 106lbs Loss of fiance 2007- followed by 10-12lbs weight loss, high stress and loss of menstral cycle. No period since 2007 as of today. Still a very high stress job as an on-call midwife... (more)

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elf27 0 · July 19, 2013 at 7:45 PM

Huh. you're low in copper but you're starting a zinc supplement which counteracts copper absorption? A couple of things: I would check out the perfect health diet and eat according to their diet - since you're eating what I would say is not a... (more)

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by 0 · about 3 hours ago

My doctor recently told me I have a leaky gut along with a slew of other food sensitivities. I have been gluten free for over a month and already feel better. I'm thinking paleo is the best diet for me, so I wanna give it a try. My questions... (more)

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Hailstorm 0 · June 17, 2013 at 3:52 PM

You may be able to tolerate grains in small amounts once your gut is healed (which will probably take a long time, just warning you) but every time you eat grains you're risking harming your gut again. The problem is, it's almost impossible to... (more)

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by 75 · about 3 hours ago

Hi All! I'm hoping some of you can help with my question :) A couple months ago I started the paleo diet to help heal my leaky gut that was caused by fluoride poisoning and years of a horrible high sugar/dairy/grain diet. I was already very... (more)

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elf27 0 · July 15, 2013 at 12:51 PM

Laura I feel your pain. I had fluoride poisoning too (I was swallowing tons of toothpaste because I didn't have access to clean water to rinse out my mouth and I started getting rashes around my mouth and on the bottom of my chin. I'm an idiot, I... (more)

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by 53 · about 3 hours ago

I have a leaky gut from candida. I react by breaking out on my face. I have been treating my candida and trying to avoid inflammation in my gut. But my reactions seem to be getting worse. I know they say it gets worse before it gets better -... (more)

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animaleater 0 · March 19, 2013 at 11:07 PM

I took an ALCAT food allergy blood test a few years back. Cut those foods out, felt MUCH better. Takes the guess work out so you can get on with it. I recommend it. Second, veggies make it worse. Eat em once a day if you must and cook them. ... (more)

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by 2944 · about 3 hours ago

Highly intense exercise has been shown to increase intestinal permeability. Eg http://suppversity.blogspot.com.au/2012/11/shedding-some-light-on-the-leaky-gut.html The question is two pronged: Are you aware and can you shed some light on the... (more)

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Kashkillz 0 · March 27, 2013 at 2:52 PM

I'm not really sure if I have any experience with 'leaky gut'. It's possible, since I find that my skin is highly reactive to my diet. Anyway, this is just a thought, so forgive me if it's a horrible idea or if it's been discussed ad nauseam. It... (more)

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by 431 · about 3 hours ago

I'm in the process of healing my leaky gut (caused, I am fairly certain, by years of antibiotics, a few months of NSAIDs, and, after going paleo, continuing to eat a lot of FODMAPs while being unknowingly intolerant of them), and its much much... (more)

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matthew_4 0 · March 12, 2013 at 6:29 PM

The information on the internet in relation to leaky gut is sometimes too generic so few tips from somebody who experienced leaky gut might be of help: Consider adding 1. vitamin D, I gradually worked up to twice a week 8 minutes in... (more)

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by 65 · about 3 hours ago

Hello hackers, as the title states, I get extreme brain fog, fatigue, sinus congestion/pressure and depression approximately 30mn after eating. This occurs irregardless of the macro-nutrient ratio, potential allergens etc. I should also note... (more)

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RK 0 · February 25, 2013 at 5:51 PM

I also have fibromyalgia symptoms when eating certain foods (I get extreme brain fog and flu-like symptoms), and I think it ties into SIBO. (Not officially diagnosed, just working with a friend who practices chinese medicine.) I did this... (more)

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by 3521 · about 3 hours ago

I have experimented with various macronutrient ratios and my skin is virtually flawless when I am eating mostly carbs and fat, and a very low amount of protein, generally about 3-4 ounces a day. I have tried this with grass-fed beef and grain-fed... (more)

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Elisaar 0 · January 28, 2013 at 1:43 PM

I actually react to high protein meata as well. I do have Leaky Gut also, but when eating concetrated protein (chicken/pork) I get extreme brainfog, cortisol increase and bloodsugar drops. A couple of years ago this never happened. Have very skin... (more)

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by 825 · about 3 hours ago

i know there are true inflammatory responses in the gut like villi damage from gluten but the idea that the gut can become so permeable that food particles enter the bloodstream is just asinine.

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megawatts 0 · January 17, 2013 at 2:16 AM

I do think that leaky gut is a load of crap . . . a load of crap IN THE BLOODSTREAM! ;)

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by 53 · about 3 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 221 · about 3 hours ago

Hey everyone. I was recently diagnosed with Celiac, and even though I am only on my 3rd day of no gluten, I am concerned because my intestinal inflammation seems to be getting worse. It seems like almost anything I eat aggravates my stomach and... (more)

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Sara_S_ 0 · December 13, 2012 at 8:37 PM

Give it time. It took me 6 months to stop having diarrhea all the time, and it took over a year to get my gut back to good enough health to have normal-person stools. The fatigue and brain fog has taken even longer. From what I've read of other... (more)

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by 549 · about 3 hours ago

I am curious. I skim latest PH posts most days and read with interest posts that talk about healing from dis-ease of some sort. For example, symptoms of my AO and GERD issues have disappeared. BUT, I still have the question noted in the title, and... (more)

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2020mojo 0 · November 18, 2012 at 6:52 PM

I use the same method as doctors, SWAG (Scientific Wild Ass Guess).

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by 10 · about 3 hours ago

Hi , I suffer from low blood pressure.. yesterday evenight , once finished to dinner , I felt very weak, some nausea, i felt my heart beat really speedful , I checked my blood pressure and it was 110 - 72 with 59 heart's beats per minute. I'm... (more)

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Ashley_Roze_ 0 · September 19, 2012 at 9:49 AM

I've asked this same question before. Of the things suggested to me, drinking less water (I know crazy... right?) more salt, more magnesium, potassium, and calcium (I make a mix of lo-salt, natural calm + calcium, and sea salt and drink with... (more)

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by 111 · about 3 hours ago

I'm at college and cutting out rice will be hard as I am a poor student and need those extra carbs... edit: been on a paleo/anti candida diet for 8 months now, I moved to NYC which is extremely humid at the moment and it seems to have made my... (more)

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Dan_29 0 · September 17, 2012 at 2:24 AM

Diet will help you get rid of candida. Introducing gut flora via raw, fermented foods will also help you get rid of candida, as all those acidophilus ("acid-loving") bacteria actually EAT candida for breakfast. The more good bacteria you eat,... (more)

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by 15 · about 3 hours ago

Hi everyone , i just wanted to ask , to fix the leaky gut , I already know the magnesium can help.. but waht about lemon's juice? lemons juice can help? Thanks

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Jamie_14 0 · September 14, 2012 at 12:27 PM

Bone stock/broth! (Glutamine, gelatin and glucosamine, all aid in gut repair)

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by 22 · about 3 hours ago

Hi , I read an article about high fat diet as paleo and leaky gut , I'am paleo since 1 month , and this has scared me , how do you think about that?

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Mscott 0 · June 24, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Well, I'd be curious to see this article, but I will say that when it comes to high fat diets, the type of fat matters. Here's a blog post by Jamie Scott (AKA that paleo guy) discussing an interesting study. It evaluated the effect of different... (more)

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by 367 · about 3 hours ago

I'm a relative newbie and have looked through the archives at lots of questions on leaky gut but still can't quite get my head round how to know if you've got one. Do you always have major symptoms? And considering my past, I've been bulimic as a... (more)

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Paul_Whiteley 0 · June 21, 2012 at 12:59 PM

The only real way of ascertaining gut hyperpermeability or not is via testing - lactolose/mannitol test, PEG, etc. A good overview is here: http://gut.bmj.com/content/35/1_Suppl/S18.full.pdf (full-text) There may be other 'peripheral' markers... (more)

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by 111 · about 3 hours ago

I have a couple of food allergies (tomatoes, kidney beans), several environmental allergies which manifest as rashes (dog allergy, oil paint which sucks cause I'm going to art school next year) and sometimes experience bloating. Also took... (more)

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Aglaee_the_Paleo_RD 0 · June 11, 2012 at 6:02 PM

SIBO is an overgrowth of bacteria in your small intestines. It is a common of IBS and digestive problems like bloating, gas, abdominal pain, diarrhea and constipation by fermenting any types of carbohydrates you eat (starches and sugars). In... (more)

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by 189 · about 4 hours ago

So I see this on here all the time about what "causes" a leaky gut or how to "fix" a leaky gut, but what IS a leaky gut? What are the symptoms (in layman speak) of a leaky gut? How do you know you have a leaky gut?

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mindmt 0 · January 08, 2012 at 4:01 PM

Layman's version.. As a consequence of autoimmune attack on the intestinal lining - in particular the small intestine - the contents can leak into the bloodstream. This means that autoimmune disease and inflammation may then occur anywhere in the... (more)

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by 814 · about 4 hours ago

What does anyone know about zonulin and its relationship to gut permeability and auto immunity. http://www.news-medical.net/news/20090908/Scientists-solve-the-mystery-of-zonulins-identity.aspx (more)

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Jeff__1 0 · December 15, 2011 at 11:51 PM

Zonulin controls the tight junctions, gliadin (in wheat) causes more zonulin to be released, opening the tight junctions and causing things to 'leak' out of the gut. The thing is, in people without celiac disease, for example, the gliadin doesn't... (more)

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by 35 · about 4 hours ago

Been having problems on an off for about 5 years (I???m 32 now ??? 5???-11, 150 lbs, male). Mainly with a rash on my face (doctors finally determined it is seborrheic dermatitis), a pain in my right hip (comes and goes, gets pretty bad at times),... (more)

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g_ 0 · August 25, 2011 at 1:59 AM

It's real. I used to be confused about it too. It's helpful to know that it's also called intestinal permeability, gut permeability, or gut/intestinal barrier dysfunction. Here is a description (from here): Intestinal Permeability references... (more)

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by 3521 · about 4 hours ago

I know potatoes are nightshades and people generally recommend to avoid them if you have an autoimmune condition. I am not officially diagnosed with any autoimmune conditions but I do have rosacea, which might be caused by autoimmunity. I have... (more)

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Stabby 0 · July 03, 2011 at 9:33 PM

The problem is the glycoalkaloids in the skin, they are toxic and cause irritation of hte GI tract, so if you are eating white potatoes you should probably peel them. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glycoalkaloid (more)

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by 543 · about 4 hours ago

Because of my several issues regarding my GI - Diverticulitis/osis, Barrett's Esophagus, several hernias - involving surgeries (bowel resection, intestinal resection, and now an abdominal "mesh"surgery to contain other hernias (anticipated this... (more)

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JML 0 · March 16, 2011 at 12:26 AM

It it my understanding that you should probably severely cut starches to starve off bad bacteria (see FODMAPS), increase stomach acid to improve digestive efficiency (through apple cider vinegar or Betaine Hcl), and eat fermented foods/probiotics.... (more)

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by 221 · October 20, 2014 at 3:51 AM

I have celiac disease and I've been gluten free for over a month. I got a skin-prick allergy test today, and it showed positive for 3 vegetables: squash, broccoli, and sweet potatoes. These just so happen to be the only vegetables I've been... (more)

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Morrigan_1 0 · January 29, 2013 at 8:31 PM

Seems like you would get Ig antibodies to every food you eat then. Sweet potatoes are not known to be very allergenic, in fact it might be one of the most benign foods there is. I would focus on symptoms of food intolerance like digestive upset,... (more)

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