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by 25 · about 19 hours ago

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 · about 19 hours ago

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 · about 19 hours ago

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 · about 19 hours ago

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 · about 19 hours ago

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 · about 19 hours ago

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 · about 19 hours ago

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 · about 19 hours ago

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 · about 19 hours ago

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 154 · about 20 hours ago

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)

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by 697 · about 20 hours ago

Study shows that DHA increases the permeability of tight junctions in the gut. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12591548 I know you always hear contradicting things: too much salt, not enough salt, too hard of exercising, not hard enough. But... (more)

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Ted_Hutchinson 0 · December 21, 2012 at 9:42 PM

It also depends on your Vitamin D3 levels Novel role of the vitamin D receptor in maintaining the integrity of the intestinal mucosal barrier There is quite a lot of research supporting the idea that correcting vitamin D deficiency supports tight... (more)

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by 12174 · about 20 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 66 · about 20 hours ago

A little background on me and on my nutritional journey first: 25, male, underweight, hard time meeting (large) daily calorie requirements, hard-gainer. I've had a fairly mediocre diet for most of my life: grain heavy, not a lot of meat, too... (more)

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areyousuchadreamer 0 · November 27, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Are you interested in eating snacks because you think it will help you gain weight? It sounds like you have a problem making sure you eat regular meals in general, and I don't know that snacking is going to be the solution to your problem. I would... (more)

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by 40 · about 20 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 243 · about 20 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 20 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 261 · about 20 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 120 · about 20 hours ago

does anyone have any recommendations for healing leaky gut? i have tested positive for a variety of allergies (dairy, potatoes, beef, gelatin) and after reading the the gaps diet approach, it doesn't look to enticing....i am willing to compromise... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · August 25, 2012 at 6:39 PM

The following is not a medical advice, but just my experience with these diets, my own IBS, and my research online about all this. GAPS, SCD and Paleo diets are not that different when it comes to their main principles. No matter which of the... (more)

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by 261 · about 20 hours ago

Hi All. I'm suffering from leaky gut & IBS since when I was 15 (I'm 33 now). I went Paleo on July 1, 2012 and things are slowly improving although I still have several concerns. The main one is Insomnia. I can never sleep. I checked thyroid... (more)

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aseafish 0 · August 24, 2012 at 1:00 PM

For now anyway, while leaky gut issues are causing you trouble, you would probably be well served by eliminating the eggs and avoiding all dairy products. You can get probiotics through other raw fermented foods. I know eggs are a rough food to... (more)

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by 50 · about 20 hours ago

Hi paleofriends I have just 2 questions , I really hope that someone of you would answer to me! 1 since 2 days I started to drink at night , green tea with 1 spon of turmeric inside ( I read about it properties ) but soon I feel nausea , and... (more)

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Jenny_9 0 · August 02, 2012 at 1:54 AM

Green tea causes nausea in lots of people, myself included. Try cutting it out and see if the nausea goes away! Quick fix. Almonds and other nuts can also easily cause digestive distress in some people. It doesn't necessarily mean that you have a... (more)

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by 1307 · about 20 hours ago

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 4533 · about 20 hours ago

The accuracy of IgG allergy tests have been shown to be limited at best, but are there contexts in which the data can be useful? I'm particularly interested in its application as a temporary means to reduce the inflammation of leaky gut, so the... (more)

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staceychev 0 · June 12, 2012 at 9:20 PM

My husband went off to an allergist/immunologist for chronic adult-onset asthma and sinus difficulties (didn't mention the IBS-type symptoms). He tested positively for 39 out of the 40 allergens introduced on the scratch test. I'm not a doctor.... (more)

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by 2199 · about 20 hours ago

What is the non-anecdotal (personal stories) evidence to back up the GAPS diet and its leaky gut protocol? Why don't most doctors and gastros acknowledge this condition?

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Alan_Schachter 0 · May 27, 2012 at 1:31 AM

http://crohnsdad.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/framework-matters2.pdf Here is a doc with links to a whole bunch of studies that explains the whole diet connection to intestinal barrier function. There are also links to studies that show specific... (more)

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by 111 · about 20 hours ago

Trying to heal a leaky gut, will rice aggravate it?

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BadgerChris 0 · April 28, 2012 at 9:48 PM

I have digestive problems with gluten, dairy, and soy, but I have no issues with eating white rice. I avoid brown rice. For two perspectives on it, see: Mark Sisson Perfect Health Diet (more)

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by 287 · about 20 hours ago

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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