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by 0 · September 16, 2014 at 11:26 PM

I'll soon start a bone broth fast proceeding into the GAPS introduction diet with hopes of healing my gut. In preperation I've experimented making a few batches of broth--some chicken and others beef--and have decided I prefer the beef broth for... (more)

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Yuki 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

When I was doing a bone broth fast, I had about 3-4 cups per day. That wasn't a recommended dose - I just drank half a cup whenever I felt hungry. Unfortunately the "dosage" that you should aim for will vary depending on how strong your broth is... (more)

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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 88 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

EDITS: I am understanding more and more how Methylation contributes to overall health, and a lot of the health problems I've been having are seemingly linked to it.. What I didn't know was how sulfur in the diet affects this. I eat a lot of... (more)

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CaveMan_Mike 0 · September 30, 2013 at 8:18 PM

I am delighted to see a post here on methylation!!! I was just diagnosed with MTHFR 1298 (homo: +/+) and am hopeful this might tie everything together for me. During the last 3 years of keeping a food diary, I eventually figured out that I... (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 134 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

Starting about a year ago, I ended a course of antihistamines and started eating 100% Paleo. Since then, I have had itchy skin on my hands, feet, ear canals, and anal canal. It is very annoying, and I cannot seem to get rid of it. What could this... (more)

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Bellamoorena 0 · April 01, 2014 at 12:11 PM

This definitely seems to be the case of Histamine intolerance: Try to follow low Histamine Diet: 1. Use cream cheese, mild cheese and cottage cheese instead avoiding mature cheese. 2. Eliminate alcoholic beverages . 3. Avoid raw... (more)

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 8:12 PM

Hey, I only recently started paleo less than a week ago and when I do it properly with the grains (really take every single grain related thing out ie. caramel flavor in balsamic vinegar or roasted almonds in almond butter ;( ) I do notice an... (more)

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The_Paleo_Nurse 0 · August 03, 2013 at 3:14 AM

The fact that you're already experiencing some positive benefits is a great sign. You need to give it much longer though. If you truly have a gluten intolerance, it can take months to fully eliminate the effects of the gluten in your body. ... (more)

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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 10 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

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 10 · September 16, 2014 at 8:11 PM

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Gio_1 0 · July 04, 2013 at 5:51 AM

I just recently ordered Jarrow's L glutamine powder on Amazon.com Jarrow's l glutamine is certified gluten, dairy, egg, soy, and shellfish free. So it's safe. You can get a 2 pound tub for about $32.00. I got the 4 ounce powder for $10.00 on Amazon. (more)

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by 2030 · September 16, 2014 at 8:10 PM

So, I came across his blog series on bacterial overgrowth and was wondering what you guys thought. Could this be the real reason behind heart disease or is it not that simple? The only downside to this series is this same website is selling... (more)

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Anon_9 0 · June 25, 2013 at 7:13 PM

Bacteria overgrowth is kind of a vague term, especially considering the multitude of different bacteria, beneficial and otherwise. In traditional diets (ie: high sugar/carb) the "bad" bacteria gets fed better and crowds out the more beneficial... (more)

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by 115 · September 16, 2014 at 8:09 PM

Hello, I have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism which made me seek functional medicine doctor to guide me. He diagnosed me with leaky gut and I am now off sugar and eggs/diary/gluten/beef/paprika/bananas as they all came back as allergens on IgG... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · May 25, 2013 at 6:09 AM

Many people say amazing things from bone broth for healing the gut. I've just started experimenting with it so I cannot really say for sure if it's working or not but based on people reports it seems you cannot go wrong with it. I have used... (more)

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by 10 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

So about a year ago i got extremely sick. Doctors said it was some manner of viral / bacterial infection, they werent sure and i gaurantee you they just winged the prescription recommendations looking back. They had me on an anti biotic for... (more)

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RK 0 · May 09, 2013 at 4:09 PM

Maybe fecal transplant? I know that's a really leading edge therapy, but that's the first thing that popped in my mind.

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by 25 · September 16, 2014 at 8:08 PM

So before I went paleo (2 months ago) I was a vegetarian for a year and a half, which led to all sorts of problems like acne, hair loss, unwanted weight loss, and gut/digestion issues. Eating paleo for two months now solved most of these issues,... (more)

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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 5 · September 16, 2014 at 8:06 PM

Are fermented beans except soy, fermented lentils, goat whey and goat butter good enough to eat for one who is afraid of leaky gut ? What are bad for a leaky gut in your opinion ? Does it include nightshades(I have joint pain from nightshades so I... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · April 20, 2013 at 8:02 AM

Fermented casein A2 dairy gives me no problems. Peanuts are problematic, but fermented lentils weren't for me.

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by 10 · September 16, 2014 at 8:05 PM

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 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 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 154 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

For a while now I have been dealing with a severe case of multiple food allergies, where I continuously develop allergies (delayed-onset IGG type) to pretty much all foods after consuming them for a short period of time. I understand the... (more)

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Mo_2 0 · February 22, 2013 at 8:05 PM

The rotation diet is great for great for controlling food sensitivities but it is the final step not the first! I have multiple food allergies and intolerences. IgG intolerences are just as serious as IGE allergies - although they don't cause... (more)

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by 75 · September 16, 2014 at 8:03 PM

I have extremely oily skin since about 8 years, and seborrheic dermatitis because of it. I highly suspect my skin and other health problems are due to a leaky gut and my plan has been elaborated with that in mind. Here's my current plan : Diet... (more)

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Andy_17 0 · August 08, 2013 at 12:25 AM

I know these might sounds strange, but get some more coconut oil and hemps seeds in your. Works a treat for me. They way I see it is that if your body natural wants to have oily skin, give it the good oil. Everyone is different, and I find that... (more)

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by 154 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

Assuming one is not allergic to citrus fruits, would consuming them have a negative impact on healing a leaky gut? I ask, because I often see leaky gut healing diets recommend no citrus fruits. My guess is, they do this since citrus fruits are a... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · February 05, 2013 at 8:48 PM

I had IBS/SIBO for 10 years. I eat quite some grapefruit, and lemons. They don't make me sick.

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by 5 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

Im trying to heal my gut after 7 years of IBS, I'm paleo so no wheat, dairies, milk and legumes for me, but My goal is to follow a kind of scd - low fodmaps diet.. With a problem.. Sugars gravins! After i wake up, after a meal and expecially after... (more)

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Whitelycan 0 · February 04, 2013 at 9:15 AM

I'd agree with Angelina. I'd been eating a moderate amount of carbs on an anti-candida diet before going paleo, and had also experimented with the insane high fruit raw vegan diet (doh!) which just ramped up the candida again. I'd moved back in... (more)

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by 309 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

Hi everyone. Hope there's someone who knows about this and feels like sharing. As in my previous question, (have leaky gut+adrenal fatigue) I feel awfull after eating pork and chicken. Did all the allergy+intolerance tests, but no problem there.... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · January 29, 2013 at 6:58 AM

I don't understand why you're on a VLC diet if you're feeling so bad. Add some starch/fruit in there and see how you go. Instead of pork/chicken, eat more fish, beef, shellfish, liver/heart, and bone broth, among fermented foods and seaweed. You... (more)

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by 215 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

I have heard that with leaky gut, you would have tons of food intolerances, as things are escaping into your bloodstream and reeking havoc. I could very well have leaky gut since I spent a year taking advil like candy for a problem tooth, plus... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · January 27, 2013 at 5:37 AM

Not everyone is a Ray Peat follower. Gluten may be the cause of your leaky gut, or the combo of NSAID and gluten. You may be able to tolerate dairy again once your gut is healed. But first you've got to heal the gut. GAPS diet or Specific... (more)

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by 154 · September 16, 2014 at 8:01 PM

In my quest to fix my leaky gut, I recently started supplementing with Zinc - 25 - 50 mg's a day. After a few days of doing this, I started experiencing severe stomach aches which lasted for a few days. Since then, I cut out the zinc and im... (more)

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thegiantess 0 · January 16, 2013 at 7:37 PM

Yah, I would say that low stomach acid can be the culprit for many things. When you have low stomach acid you can't absorb or utilize a lot of nutrients properly. In addition it causes all sorts of messiness like aches and reflux, etc. Like the... (more)