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by 4533 · about 4 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 4 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 4181 · about 4 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 974 · about 5 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 5 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 5 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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by 24538 · about 5 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 3014 · about 5 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 1186 · about 5 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 35 · about 5 hours ago

These two conditions seem pretty similar and I???m having trouble distinguishing between them??? but think I may have one (or both) of them. Doctors haven???t been much help, so I need some input from you guys. I am a 32yo male, about 150 lbs.... (more)

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Daniel_Kirsner 0 · September 01, 2011 at 3:26 AM

If your hip pain is not responsive to dietary changes, get an MRI with and without contrast. It could be a labral tear.

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by 253 · about 5 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 4080 · about 5 hours ago

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 211 · about 5 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 5629 · about 5 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 211 · about 5 hours ago

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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