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by 610 · September 16, 2014 at 7:37 PM

I believe I may be zinc deficient. I just took a zinc tally taste test, and it tasted like water. I have a long history of skin issues (bad acne, and seborrheic dermatitis) and gut issues, likely small bowl dysbiosis and leaky gut. I also have the... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · January 24, 2012 at 6:54 AM

You have to be careful not to create or exacerbate a copper deficiency as a result of supplementation. Simply having a zinc deficiency doesn't mean that you can't also be deficient in copper. If you're going to supplement, I'd recommend about 15mg... (more)

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by 287 · September 16, 2014 at 7:41 PM

I've been Paleo for 3 weeks now... trying to heal my leaky gut. Adding smoothies into my diet helps me keep my fiber up on days I don't eat enough veggie. But now the smoothies are giving me gurling, and stomach discomfort. All the items in the... (more)

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Mscott 0 · March 26, 2012 at 5:59 AM

The peaches, applesauce, honey, and strawberries offer up the potential for lot of fructose. We can only absorb so much fructose at a time and if much goes unabsorbed it can cause a number of gastrointestinal ailments. Additionally, lot of people... (more)

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by 1906 · September 16, 2014 at 7:20 PM

On a recent Robb Wolf podcast, it was mentioned that some significant percentage (33%?)of autoimmune diseases appear to be linked to gluten sensitivity, insulin resistance, and/or intestinal permeability. Other autoimmune disease have not yet been... (more)

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Stacy_1 0 · April 01, 2011 at 1:21 PM

Robb has noted that in particular Celiac, Multiple Sclerosis, depression, Schizophrenia, Hashimoto???s, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Ulcerative Colitis, thyroid dysfunction, Scleroderma, Sarcoidosis, Crohns, Cushing???s, Lupus, eczema, acne,... (more)

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by 974 · September 16, 2014 at 7:33 PM

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

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Eugenia 0 · November 07, 2011 at 7:21 PM

You can test for antibodies of gluten or other food particles and bacteria toxins in your bloodstream to make sure. If they are not there, you don't have a leaky gut anymore. However, from what I've read, leaky gut never heals 100% in adults, but... (more)

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by 0 · December 08, 2013 at 7:43 PM

Note: This is not the same as my last question. I have adrenal fatigue, advanced leaky gut and h pylori/gastritis. I cannot break down solid foods properly and I seem to be sensitive to everything. I cannot to betaine hcl due to h.pylori and... (more)

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by 0 · April 07, 2014 at 9:41 PM

Hello all, This is my first post here. A quick backstory on me: I am 29 years old and lived a very healthy, active lifestyle as a personal trainer, nutritionist and business owner for many years. At 26 I got hit with adrenal fatigue... (more)

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Aerose91 0 · April 07, 2014 at 9:41 PM

Guys, for those of you who have helped I thank you kindly. I didn't come here to banter around with the uninformed but that's what it's turned into. I will take my questions elsewhere

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by 84 · September 16, 2014 at 8:06 PM

Hi, every day i'm getting more and more convinced that my gut is what is holding me back on losing my final belly fat, my skin conditions(Keratosis pilaris) and probably some of my mental problems(concentration issues, etc). I want to do... (more)

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andrea_15 0 · April 08, 2013 at 4:01 AM

Being celiac I have to be so careful what I eat. Even on Paelo there are certain foods I can not tolerate. I have started by only eating a few foods I know agree with me, once i get my guts healed more I am going to reintroduce some more Paelo... (more)

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by 211 · September 16, 2014 at 7:21 PM

To make a long story short, I have IBS, bad seasonal allergies, eczema and asthma. My asthma started bothering me after 10 years of no symptoms (and no medication). My osteopath (osteopaths are not doctors where I live) told me that the cause... (more)

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Senneth 0 · April 05, 2011 at 7:10 PM

Ok I have been the rounds on this one..trying to fix my leaky gut. (Over the course of this I have tried a TON of stuff. Expensive!!). This is all my opinion only, despite any sweeping conclusions. (Bitter from the ongoing battle). Gastero Docs:... (more)

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by 0 · December 15, 2013 at 2:57 PM

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 43 · April 30, 2014 at 6:38 AM

Just wondering if anybody was able to catch Chris Kresser, Jordan, & Steve's "How To Fix Leaky Gut & Reverse Chronic Illness" Webinar tonight? I missed it by a couple of hours, and was wondering what nuggets of wisdom I missed. Did... (more)

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wtfgod 0 · April 30, 2014 at 6:38 AM

Still not worth watching, but replay link is up if you want. ( Or if you arn't familiar with the base concepts ) http://solvingleakygut.com/ck-webinar-replay/

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by 134 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

Hi I have a question, so when I take a natural anti-fungal such as raw garlic, my symptoms quickly dissipate. Later though, the symptoms return after a meal such as chicken and Brussels sprouts. I consume a few more cloves of raw garlic, symptoms... (more)

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Robin_10 0 · September 05, 2013 at 8:04 PM

The standard answer is to avoid carbs, but I had the opposite experience -- going very low carb is what started my yeast problem to begin with. There is some information about that on the Perfect Health Diet blog. Magnesium and vitamin C... (more)

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by 0 · May 30, 2014 at 2:30 AM

Hello! I went on AIP 5 months ago and have been avoiding calorie counting and the scale and just eating nutrient dense foods especially high calorie ones like coconut oil and coconut butter. Many of my symptoms of leaky gut have improved except... (more)

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Matt_11 0 · May 29, 2014 at 12:48 PM

Celiacs often times gain weight after normalizing their digestion with a gluten-free diet. They simply can absorb more of the nutrients in the food they eat. Then again, not controlling portions, not counting calories and eating a calorie dense... (more)

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by 134 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

For some reason, whenever I am exposed to lengthy periods of sunlight or when I double my daily intake of vitamin D to 20,000 IU, my rashes quickly disappear! (and come back again after a while). My questions though are: Why does this happen?... (more)

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LateralFractal 0 · September 04, 2013 at 9:30 PM

The intake pathways for Vitamin D (sunlight or oral ingestion) are not identical, which could explain your need to "up" the dosage of oral Vitamin D to get the same effect. This is particularly telling for the treatment of a skin condition, as the... (more)

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by 1197 · September 16, 2014 at 8:05 PM

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 261 · September 16, 2014 at 7:56 PM

Hi All, this is an experiment, not really a question. If it is not acceptable on this website, please delete the thread. I've been suffering from insomnia and IBS for 20 years (I'm 33 now). Maybe I was born with this problem, I don't know. What... (more)

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Kyev 0 · October 30, 2012 at 12:32 AM

Hi Michael, I tried water fasting for 24 days (almost 2 years ago) to get rid of my IBS and a skin condition... while my symptoms were reduced during the fast it did nothing to tackle the root of the issue. I'm now fairly certain that what I... (more)

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by 5232 · September 16, 2014 at 7:16 PM

So my elimination diet came to an end a week ago. It was time to see what was up. The only intolerance I was testing for was gluten intolerance though I also cut out beans and don't really care if they ever come back. The dismount wasn't as smooth... (more)

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Dexter 0 · December 06, 2010 at 10:47 AM

It certainly sounds like you have celiac disease...an intense intolerance for gluten....that is incurable...but not insurmountable. There is no preparing grains the right way for a celiac to consume gluten. I never understand why people think... (more)

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by 318 · September 16, 2014 at 7:19 PM

Hi guys, No doubt there is massive individuality to this query, and also the slightly annoying situation that it takes your body a while to adapt so changes are hard to monitor. For someone metabolically damaged like myself, my body seems to... (more)

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luckybastard 0 · March 21, 2011 at 7:12 PM

as someone who's been metabolically damaged(overweight since infancy and have carried around from overweight to obese levels of bodyfat my whole life- even during periods of heavy exercise) 4-5 months of vlc'ing and then throwing some potatoes in... (more)

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by 610 · September 16, 2014 at 7:53 PM

I just posted another question about this, but after further reflection and research, I'm changing the angle of my inquiry. Recently (past week or so) I've been having pain in my hands and feet, especially in the palms and arches, which I would... (more)

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MM_4 0 · August 31, 2012 at 10:08 AM

If you think it's blood stagnation, I would go to a tcm practitioner, since stagnant blood can be in the organs, in the meridians, it can be hot, or cold etc. It can also be caused by different things, long lasting blood deficiency for... (more)

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by 0 · February 25, 2014 at 4:59 AM

i am not formaly diagnosed with anything but i assume there is a good chance my gut health is'nt the greatest. I can really bad digestive discomfort when i eat candy, fast food, bread if i eat it everyday, etc. i am pretty health concious. i am... (more)

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MaverickRaj 0 · February 25, 2014 at 2:44 AM

My protocol to heal a leaky gut, which I currently have: Lots of chicken broth. I buy the organic variety sold at any grocery store. Usually just nuke some veggies and add broth to it for a quick soup. 10 mg of glutamine mixed with 2... (more)

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by 4080 · September 16, 2014 at 7:26 PM

Ever heard of Sulfur Oxidation problems? My well-known Osteopath has not and doesn't appear inclined to do any research on her own. (Her treatments have not helped me so far, 4 months in).So now, Dr. Google has diagnosed me and I am thinking of... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · July 14, 2011 at 11:25 PM

Sulfur intolerance is a misnomer. Most with this issue have a problem with foods with a high level of free thiol groups. It also tends to walk hand and hand with Hg toxicity and Selenium deficiency and severe thyroid dysfunction. The thiol... (more)

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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:04 PM

Hi I'm hoping that someone might recognise these symptoms & help explain SCD to me a little. I AM seeing my doctor about it, but with overworked UK GPs only getting eight minutes per patient, it helps to go armed with some ideas! After... (more)

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rkmaier 0 · January 01, 2014 at 2:45 PM

I think your symptoms are caused by Histamine intolerance, so try to stick to low histamine foods and dont eat leftover meals. Also you could try taking additional digestive enzymes with your meals. Google histamine intolerance for more... (more)

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by 1307 · September 16, 2014 at 7:47 PM

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 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

I have rumated arthritis from 2 years? Aim a vegetarian and a tea totellar . What diet should I follow?

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by 175 · September 16, 2014 at 7:33 PM

Hello. I would like to know which tests I shound run in a hospital, if I wanted to gather as much information as possible about causes and issues connected with my gut problems? My symptomps have changed since my disease developed 10 months ago,... (more)

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Nance 0 · December 05, 2011 at 6:46 PM

This doesn't speak to tests you can get, but while you're dealing with health care professionals you could try home remedies (if you haven't already.) Are you able to tolerate any fermented foods? What types/type of probiotics have you tried? My... (more)

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by 318 · September 16, 2014 at 7:19 PM

I seem to be experiencing an odd and quite uncomfortable symptom of not feeling full no matter how much I eat (unless I quite literally eat myself to nausea). I'm certainly getting enough calories, upwards of 3000 due to needing to gain weight.... (more)

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Ray_1 0 · February 28, 2011 at 6:00 PM

Try finding some charcoal tablets. Take them and you should see them in about 24 hours or so. You can then gauge how long food is actually in your body and your total digestion time. Obviously, this will change depending on what you eat and how... (more)