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by 697 · 16 minutes 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 · 16 minutes 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 180 · 17 minutes 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 10 · 17 minutes ago

Hello everyone! I??ve currently been on a stricter diet, in order to heal my psoriasis, for around three months now. I??ve read tons of articles all over the web but I think it??s about time I read a quality book on the subject. So, which book is... (more)

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Lazza 0 · December 06, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Digestive Wellness by Elizabeth Lipski is a worthy read, IMHO. She goes into detail on how digestion works and its impact on the body should things go awry. BTW, I had severe psoriasis on my hands and feet (palmo-plantar psoriasis) before going... (more)

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by 20 · 17 minutes ago

I mean these both have phytic acid, and anti-nutrients...wouldn't they cause nutrient deficiencies, especially in those with acne?

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Uje 0 · November 29, 2012 at 9:27 PM

I have a sensitive skin on [the left side of] my face due to a moderate burning [via acids] a year ago; Acne is an after effect of this and was diagnose by a dermatologist. I ate 100g of Lindt 90% cocoa with 100g of pistachios all in one go last... (more)

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by 66 · 17 minutes 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 · 18 minutes 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 · 18 minutes 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 · 18 minutes 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 · 19 minutes 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 · 22 minutes 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 · 23 minutes 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 · 23 minutes 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 · 24 minutes 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 705 · 25 minutes 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 1307 · 27 minutes 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 · 28 minutes 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 · 29 minutes 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 · 29 minutes 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 · 31 minutes 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 · 32 minutes 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 · 33 minutes 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 · 34 minutes 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 · 35 minutes 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 · 37 minutes 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)