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by 4080 · about 13 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 13 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 13 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 13 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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by 1906 · about 13 hours ago

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)

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by 172 · about 13 hours ago

In eating salmon for omega3, I eat capers horseradishes. Some concerns are whether capers horseradishes cause gut leaking?

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Karen 0 · March 21, 2011 at 5:00 PM

Neither capers or horseradishes are nightshades. Capers are Capparaceae family, in the order Brassicales which includes the Brassiceae family members such as cabbage, broccoli, and horseradish. Some people seem to react to the members of this... (more)

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by 1811 · about 13 hours ago

I've heard it stated that lysozyme in eggs causes problems in some people by causing or promoting leaky gut and that these people should avoid eggs. Does this really apply to hard-boiled eggs? Cordain's website references the ability of lysozyme... (more)

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Jay_9 0 · January 31, 2011 at 5:23 PM

Cordain's response is likely better researched than anything you'll find here. That said, my general feeling about Cordain is that he emphasizes potential risks inherent in foods he doesn't think are "paleo," ignoring other potential risks... (more)

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by 318 · about 13 hours ago

Quite a loaded question without a simple answer due to some ongoing chronic health problems, but I thought I would throw it out there as the paleo diet seems to fit as the backbone of any treatment. I'm in quite a tricky position -... (more)

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qualia 0 · January 05, 2011 at 11:10 AM

this situation looks very similar to mine. some points from my experience: probiotics: most of the time, people with acute digestive problems don't take nearly enough. aim for AT LEAST 100 billion organisms/day (some professional probiotics even... (more)

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by 2437 · about 13 hours ago

I take 5 capsules of the Now Foods Super Enzymes with each meal. I didnt have any gas on the Paleo diet but now I do. I thought enzymes were supposed to get rid of gas and bloating not cause it? Should I just keep on using them or switch... (more)

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Eva 0 · November 09, 2010 at 9:59 PM

I have heard some on here say in the past that they had probs with acidophilus, so that one can't be eliminated as a potential culprit. SOunds like you started two things at once. Either one is suspect. Might want to try a week with no... (more)

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by 0 · October 30, 2014 at 5:18 AM

I'll soon start a bone broth fast proceeding into the GAPS introduction diet with hopes of healing my gut. In preperation I've experimented making a few batches of broth--some chicken and others beef--and have decided I prefer the beef broth for... (more)

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Yuki 0 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

When I was doing a bone broth fast, I had about 3-4 cups per day. That wasn't a recommended dose - I just drank half a cup whenever I felt hungry. Unfortunately the "dosage" that you should aim for will vary depending on how strong your broth is... (more)

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by 134 · October 30, 2014 at 4:57 AM

Hi I have a question, so when I take a natural anti-fungal such as raw garlic, my symptoms quickly dissipate. Later though, the symptoms return after a meal such as chicken and Brussels sprouts. I consume a few more cloves of raw garlic, symptoms... (more)

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Robin_10 0 · September 05, 2013 at 8:04 PM

The standard answer is to avoid carbs, but I had the opposite experience -- going very low carb is what started my yeast problem to begin with. There is some information about that on the Perfect Health Diet blog. Magnesium and vitamin C... (more)

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by 10 · October 30, 2014 at 4:53 AM

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Gio_1 0 · July 04, 2013 at 5:51 AM

I just recently ordered Jarrow's L glutamine powder on Amazon.com Jarrow's l glutamine is certified gluten, dairy, egg, soy, and shellfish free. So it's safe. You can get a 2 pound tub for about $32.00. I got the 4 ounce powder for $10.00 on Amazon. (more)

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by 115 · October 30, 2014 at 4:49 AM

Hello, I have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism which made me seek functional medicine doctor to guide me. He diagnosed me with leaky gut and I am now off sugar and eggs/diary/gluten/beef/paprika/bananas as they all came back as allergens on IgG... (more)

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Albert83BCN 0 · May 25, 2013 at 6:09 AM

Many people say amazing things from bone broth for healing the gut. I've just started experimenting with it so I cannot really say for sure if it's working or not but based on people reports it seems you cannot go wrong with it. I have used... (more)

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by 25 · October 30, 2014 at 4:48 AM

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 309 · October 30, 2014 at 4:37 AM

Hi everyone. Hope there's someone who knows about this and feels like sharing. As in my previous question, (have leaky gut+adrenal fatigue) I feel awfull after eating pork and chicken. Did all the allergy+intolerance tests, but no problem there.... (more)

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Eugenia 0 · January 29, 2013 at 6:58 AM

I don't understand why you're on a VLC diet if you're feeling so bad. Add some starch/fruit in there and see how you go. Instead of pork/chicken, eat more fish, beef, shellfish, liver/heart, and bone broth, among fermented foods and seaweed. You... (more)

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by 215 · October 30, 2014 at 4:37 AM

I have heard that with leaky gut, you would have tons of food intolerances, as things are escaping into your bloodstream and reeking havoc. I could very well have leaky gut since I spent a year taking advil like candy for a problem tooth, plus... (more)

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Janknitz 0 · January 27, 2013 at 5:37 AM

Not everyone is a Ray Peat follower. Gluten may be the cause of your leaky gut, or the combo of NSAID and gluten. You may be able to tolerate dairy again once your gut is healed. But first you've got to heal the gut. GAPS diet or Specific... (more)

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by 10 · October 30, 2014 at 4:35 AM

Like many people, when I switched to Paleo I've had some issues with the gut. I've read that a good way to help reflux is to consume probiotics. I've been eating saurkraut and making kambucha tea but it seems like its causing more harm than... (more)

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Jeannine 0 · January 13, 2013 at 11:52 PM

I have 4 kids, all with gut issues(passed on from myself). When I first started trying to do gut repair, my kids reacted to every probiotic under the sun. Until we did the "weed and feed" approach, things didn't improve. Unfortunately, bad... (more)

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by 78 · October 30, 2014 at 4:03 AM

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 5 · October 30, 2014 at 3:59 AM

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 2544 · October 30, 2014 at 3:46 AM

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 · October 30, 2014 at 3:45 AM

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 24538 · October 30, 2014 at 3:42 AM

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 4080 · October 30, 2014 at 3:34 AM

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 2437 · October 30, 2014 at 3:14 AM

I believe that I had Leaky Gut. I also had very poor digestion. I started out at 6 caps of the Now Foods Super Enzymes but am now down to 1-2 with a meal. I also no longer feel bloated and have (pardon the TMI) nice, easily passed stools. I... (more)

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qualia 0 · January 27, 2011 at 7:29 PM

there are lab tests available to test gut permeability. might be an option.

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by 10 · October 29, 2014 at 3:50 AM

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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