So a close relative has been diagnosed with scleroderma after years of symptoms having symptoms of a leaky gut, Raynaud's and other markers. Now, her fingers get all puffy from the cells producing too much collagen and this may affect organs along the line, although thankfully this hasn't happened yet and doctors are keeping a close eye.
She has altered diet drastically, from SAD to mostly 'paleo' (no legumes, dairy, grains etc but some grain like seeds). This has improved things already, along with the some of the 'kitchen sink' (probiotics, enzymes, D3, increased activity) being thrown at the leaky gut, dysbiosis and other problems.
My question to you all is twofold: are there any ways to specifically manage and mitigate excess collagen production, and, more broadly what are your recommendations with regard to possible 'Paleo' diet tinkering and supplementation to manage this condition?
Any insight would be great, cheers.