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by 243 · about 3 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 3 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 3 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 610 · about 3 hours ago

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 120 · about 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 3 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 4181 · about 3 hours ago

I'm always itching all day and night, I'll be watching a movie with friends and all I want to do is itch my body. My eyes are itchy also and I have dark circles I assume it's some sort of allergy but it might also be dry skin which I suffer on my... (more)

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Kelly_3 0 · May 16, 2012 at 12:59 PM

-do you have any itchy spots or just itching in general? (eczema) -has it recently gotten colder in your area? (dry skin) -switched to a new soap or cream or other product applied to skin or body? (sensitive skin) -worn new clothes without... (more)

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by 111 · about 3 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 78 · about 3 hours ago

So if someone has both i would like to ask which kind of food is the safest to eat and what to eat? Also which supplements and remedies would help and relieve some symptoms? Already taking some of them and they help a lot. If someone has some... (more)

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Alan_Schachter 0 · April 03, 2012 at 12:33 PM

GAPS is among the best ways to heal leaky gut - www.gaps.me - GAPS adds a "process" for healing that Paleo is missing (just skip the peanuts). But most need more than just diet to heal from the autoimmune diseases that result from leaky gut. These... (more)

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by 287 · about 3 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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by 5 · about 3 hours ago

I've realized that my joint pain and acne are probably due to leaky gut, exacerbated by a gluten intolerance. I stopped eating all grains a couple of weeks ago (had been 80/20 before, occasionally cheating with wheat before realizing what it was... (more)

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Nance 0 · February 29, 2012 at 3:58 AM

In my early months of this lifestyle, I didn't fully realize my long list of health complaints were in fact autoimmune symptoms. I'm not sure why the diets you've checked don't include fruit but, right or wrong, I eat it. Others will know the... (more)

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by 322 · about 3 hours ago

After I eat food I burp excessively and after every burp i feel a little relieved. It feels like food moves down a bit after every burp. I also experience mental fog after eating. Other symptoms: constipation, low stomach acid, fungal... (more)

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j3wcy 0 · February 26, 2012 at 2:13 AM

IBS is kind of a catchall for general digestive distress, so sure why not, it's IBS. I don't know that calling it IBS will help you treat it. My point is that I wouldn't get particularly attached to a diagnosis, as your symptoms could mean... (more)

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by 610 · about 3 hours ago

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 2544 · about 3 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 594 · about 3 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 175 · about 3 hours ago

One quick question: Did anyone try to use digestive enzymes for constipation? Any success? And if so, which enzymes would you recommend? I had many issues with gut ( symptomps pointing towards either IBS or leaky-gut ), but most of it I healed.... (more)

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Kate_1 0 · December 02, 2011 at 2:55 PM

Garden of Life Raw Enzymes helped someone I know with constipation, when none of the other above mentioned strategies did.

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by 175 · about 3 hours ago

Hello. I removed dairies like 2 months ago and now I would like to add some of them back. Not sure if I had any specific allergies againts it - I think I was tolerating fairly well homebade cottage cheese from goat's milk and organic butter from... (more)

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raydawg 0 · November 22, 2011 at 1:09 PM

Add it in by itself, slowly, and see if you notice any of the old reactions. For me, I had pretty bad acid reflux, which got worse when I went primal, but went away when I removed all dairy. I recently tried cheese from raw milk, which is the... (more)

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by 175 · about 3 hours ago

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 2544 · about 3 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 974 · about 3 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 135 · about 3 hours ago

I am a 48 yo female and have been following a paleo diet for almost 2 years and am also trying to heal my gut using the GAPS diet for the past 7 months. Recently I started on Dr. Kruse's Leaky Gut Prescription with my doctor's approval. I... (more)

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Annie 0 · October 21, 2011 at 9:27 PM

You're 48 -- definitely in the perimenopausal years. Average age of menopause is around 51 -- hormonal fluctuations begin years before. I say your hot flashes are hormonal and have nothing to do with leaky gut. Some things that may minimize... (more)

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by 18412 · about 3 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)

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