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by 974 · about 10 hours ago

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 253 · about 10 hours ago

I've recently started making bone broth out of beef bones from the local butcher. It makes all food we add it to taste great and feels like its doing me good. I read somewhere that doing a bone broth fast can be beneficial to the lining of the... (more)

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hemanvt 0 · August 21, 2011 at 11:56 AM

I did a 3 day bone broth fast and after suffering from 7 years of IBS 90% of my symptoms were gone after those 3 days. You can Read more on bone broth fasts in the GAPs diet.

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by 2544 · about 10 hours ago

It seems common knowledge that exercise increases gut permeability. Colostrum seems to help from studies. http://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/adis/smd/2009/00000039/00000012/art00005 Should those with leaky guts back off exercise? At least... (more)

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none 0 · January 23, 2012 at 10:11 PM

This is something I've been meaning to read up on. Apparently aspirin before running greatly INCREASES gut permeability. Believe it or not there is a faction of people who dose aspirin heavily around workouts. I would not do this personally. ... (more)

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by 1186 · about 10 hours ago

The GAPS diet is very well reputed if you need an extra healing measure beyond Paleo. Gets tons of props from people it's helped with complex gut problems, autoimmune and allergy issues. But can we go beyond some of its idiosyncrasies and get to... (more)

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pfw 0 · September 08, 2011 at 3:28 PM

I think GAPS works more by elimination than by inclusion. I used a similar style diet to try and heal my Crohn's, and I never really ate anything fermented. In fact I ate zero fiber for a full year, during which time my disease was firmly placed... (more)

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by 318 · about 10 hours ago

Quite a loaded question without a simple answer due to some ongoing chronic health problems, but I thought I would throw it out there as the paleo diet seems to fit as the backbone of any treatment. I'm in quite a tricky position -... (more)

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qualia 0 · January 05, 2011 at 11:10 AM

this situation looks very similar to mine. some points from my experience: probiotics: most of the time, people with acute digestive problems don't take nearly enough. aim for AT LEAST 100 billion organisms/day (some professional probiotics even... (more)

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by 594 · about 10 hours ago

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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matthew_4 0 · April 05, 2012 at 2:38 PM

3-4 months for me but I do not consider myself fully cured as few alcoholic drinks take me to day 1 Think of two cathegories A foods that promote gut permeability (alcohol, coffee, wheat lectins, milk) B foods that take advantage of the permeable... (more)

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by 3014 · about 10 hours ago

I started the GAPS diet this morning and was talking about with a friend. He asked a great question: Everyone talks about healing the gut. How do you know if your gut needs healing? While my friend and I have various medical issues, they aren't... (more)

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White_Dolemite 0 · September 20, 2011 at 8:52 AM

The latest thought among the Robb Wolf/Mat Lalonde group is that any kind of autoimmune issues and/or metabolic syndrome related issues are ultimately related to dysbiosis/sepsis. That's a whole lot of symptomatic ground, but if your gut... (more)

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by 12174 · about 10 hours ago

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 4:27 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 1037 · about 10 hours ago

So my brother has just about every possible symptom indicative of dysbiosis and/or SIBO, except one - no foul smelling gas (or any gas at all for that matter). His symptoms are severe bloating, severe brain fog, fatigue, lack of appetite, and... (more)

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Sara_S_ 0 · December 03, 2011 at 11:20 PM

Since he just gave up the nuts, I'd give it a few weeks without nuts to see how he's doing. Right before Thanksgiving I had finally stopped having those symptoms (bloating, brain fog, fatigue, over-active/under-active gut motility). I had a... (more)

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by 24528 · about 10 hours ago

So, I hit the broth pretty hard for a few weeks, and then went out for a pizza night with some friends and much to my surprise I didn't "pay for it" in the way I usually do. Is that an indication that my gut has healed, or just a lucky coincidence? (more)

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Matt_11 0 · October 11, 2011 at 1:19 AM

Sounds like a healthy/healing gut to me. Bone broth or simply minimizing exposure over time? I'd guess the latter.

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by 4080 · about 10 hours ago

Short Summary: Leaky gut for 3 years (thanks to a high dose antibiotic). Symptoms: Constant inflamed/swollen digestive tract, gas-burping-bloating from hell, and constipation. Testing & trials reveal high IGG allergies to casein, eggs,... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · August 08, 2011 at 10:53 PM

Getting my Vitamin D sufficient has helped with all my food sensitivities/intolerances. Have you had your D3 level checked lately?

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by 2437 · about 10 hours ago

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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qualia 0 · January 27, 2011 at 7:29 PM

there are lab tests available to test gut permeability. might be an option.

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by 211 · about 10 hours ago

After about 2 years dairy-free paleo (with occasional cheats) I've been diagnosed with food induced histaminosis (histamine intolerance). I decided to get tested as many of the symptoms that initially improved while eating paleo returned after... (more)

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Jon_3 0 · May 28, 2011 at 7:43 PM

Check out the GAPS diet (specifically the intro phase), make sure sleep is good, manage stress to acceptable levels, do not do high intensity exercise, and watch any meds you're currently taking. Get with a practitioner hip on paleo and GAPS to... (more)

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by 1811 · about 10 hours ago

I've heard it stated that lysozyme in eggs causes problems in some people by causing or promoting leaky gut and that these people should avoid eggs. Does this really apply to hard-boiled eggs? Cordain's website references the ability of lysozyme... (more)

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Jay_9 0 · January 31, 2011 at 5:23 PM

Cordain's response is likely better researched than anything you'll find here. That said, my general feeling about Cordain is that he emphasizes potential risks inherent in foods he doesn't think are "paleo," ignoring other potential risks... (more)

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by 243 · about 10 hours ago

I've been mostly paleo since August, I've gotten things wrong from time to time but I'm at the point where I'm dead set on a strict Paleo diet. Should I mark a specific day (like today) on the calendar and then make 100% sure I don't ingest any... (more)

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Ashley_Roze_ 0 · November 15, 2012 at 1:05 PM

Because it's such a new concept I don't know if there's an actual perfection point one can reach but signs you have regained good gut function would be healthy bowel movements 1-2 times a day with a 4 on the Bristol scale. No longer feeling... (more)

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by 12174 · about 10 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 705 · about 10 hours ago

So this interview by Sean Croxton of Dr Thomas O'Bryan was very interesting and I would love to believe everything he says. So I'm looking for research that backs up these claims: Autoimmunity needs this trilogy to develop: Genetic... (more)

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DrChrista 0 · July 12, 2012 at 3:07 PM

Systemic autoimmune disorders in Celiac disease: The role of gluten as a trigger of autoimmunity. http://www.direct-ms.org/sites/default/files/Fasano%20Celiac%20other%20autoimmune%20disease.pdf (more)

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by 5629 · about 10 hours ago

This may butt up against other allergy cure questions, but I wanted to be more specific. Are egg allergies inherent in my immune system? Or is it something that I can cure with a proper probiotic regimen to heal my gut? I'm slowly coming to... (more)

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miked_2 0 · May 27, 2011 at 5:09 PM

I am not a doctor (well, I am, but not in medicine), but here's what I've deduced from what I read in a bunch of other places: Generally, the allergies like eggs, various meats, etc are due to the proteins in those substances getting into your... (more)

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by 2544 · about 10 hours ago

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19112401 Can anyone see what the "leaky gut diet" was that worked after 10-14 months along with NAC, glutamine, and Zinc supplementation. This seems like a relatively low key approach to what many seem to do... (more)

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Beth_WeightMaven 0 · November 10, 2011 at 12:38 AM

Google Scholar to the rescue: paper is here. But the full paper isn't that helpful. The diet is described as a "a milk allergic, gluten-free and low-carb diet" (top of p 103). Emily Deans has a discussion of the case study that preceded this... (more)

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by 1906 · about 10 hours ago

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 261 · about 10 hours ago

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 180 · about 10 hours ago

Background: Never had any health issues until I did a 3 week clean eating cleanse 2 years ago. I felt AMAZING during the 3 weeks, but when I resumed my normal eating, I became bloated, anxious, fatigued and just not well. I have tested negative... (more)

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Varelse 0 · December 25, 2012 at 4:12 PM

Look into GAPS. It's a long process, but people who have gone through the whole diet swear by it.

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by 40 · about 10 hours ago

So, as far as I understand the reason alcohol isn't allowed at all on the autoimmune protocol has a lot to do with its effect on gut permeability. I haven't been able to find any mention of whether or not marijuana has any effect on the gut or... (more)

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foreveryoung 0 · November 20, 2012 at 5:17 PM

There is plenty of anecdotal evidence that marijuana is beneficial for those suffering from IBS and Crohn's. However, due to marijuana's precarious state of legality right now, it is possible that this is just a widespread rumor to help provide... (more)

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by 5232 · about 10 hours ago

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 18397 · about 10 hours ago

When I first went cold turkey VLC in Aug 2010, I had a hard time finding what to eat. I was tracking my carbs daily and keeping it in the 30-50 range for several months. I had never previously avoided bread, but most of it was certainly not whole... (more)

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Travis_Culp 0 · October 14, 2011 at 5:35 PM

Yeah, it absolutely could. The villous atrophy, crypt elongation and intestinal permeability that so many people in the paleo community refer to as "leaky gut" is almost wholly the result of gluten exposure. Sprouting is more of a means by which... (more)