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by 2544 · September 16, 2014 at 7:37 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:34 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:34 PM

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 1037 · September 16, 2014 at 7:34 PM

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 175 · September 16, 2014 at 7:33 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:33 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:33 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:33 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:32 PM

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 18397 · September 16, 2014 at 7:31 PM

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 24528 · September 16, 2014 at 7:31 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:30 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:29 PM

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 115 · September 16, 2014 at 7:29 PM

So this might be a silly question but I'm reading about all these different diets to heal/strengthen the gut & to kill bacteria/candida (ie low starch, low carb etc..) I haven't been diagnosed with SIBO or leaky gut but I'm pretty sure on... (more)

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Cave_Tomboy 0 · September 01, 2011 at 8:43 AM

I think if you are being honest with yourself, yes, this can be enough. The problem some of us had for so long was that we accepted a level of chronic discomfort, telling ourselves it was "normal" when we really did not know what "healthy"... (more)

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by 35 · September 16, 2014 at 7:29 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:28 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:27 PM

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 8858 · September 16, 2014 at 7:27 PM

Geophagy is (or was) common, from the equator to northern Europe. Although pica comes in many forms, most examples of geophagy ("earth eating") involve consumption of clay soils. This article suggests an adaptive... (more)

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dzone 0 · July 31, 2011 at 2:50 PM

there is lavos heilerde sold in germany for such issues. ultrafine, ultrafine its for binding cholesterol, and then there is fine and normal. one for the skin and the other one for digestive problems, flushy pooh and gasses and also digestion... (more)

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by 385 · September 16, 2014 at 7:26 PM

My naturopath doctor recently received the "Bax Aura II", which is a special laser used for treating all sorts of things, from quitting smoking to allergies. He told me he has had good results so far from patients who have leaky guts. Has... (more)

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The_Quilt 0 · July 18, 2011 at 4:11 AM

I like light therapy for certain things......a leaky gut is not one I have heard of. I always have an open mind but I would have to read the mechanism and the testing done. I know the FDA has ruled on LLLT already but it had little to do with... (more)

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by 4080 · September 16, 2014 at 7:26 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:23 PM

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 · September 16, 2014 at 7:23 PM

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 2949 · September 16, 2014 at 7:22 PM

Someone on here suggested I might have a leaky gut a while back and last night I did some research. I have a fatty liver and apparently liver dysfunction and leaky gut are related. How can I heal this? I already eat fairly tight paleo. After... (more)

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Namby_Pamby 0 · April 30, 2011 at 3:41 AM

Usually fatty liver preceds T2 diabetes and metabolic derangement. However, taht doesn't mean you will go from fatty liver to T2 or to other diseases. You can stop it right there if your metabolism isn't damaged enough. How elevated are your... (more)

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by 211 · September 16, 2014 at 7:21 PM

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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by 1906 · September 16, 2014 at 7:20 PM

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)