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 for it.
Anyone got access to the full study?
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 paper on her blog.
I have great success following the suggestions and supplements in "Restoring Your Digestive health" by J S Rubin, NMD and J Brasco, MD. Very Paleo and very simple and very quick. Published 2003 and easy to find used on Amazon.
In integrative medicine there are the 4 R's (there's actually 7 now! but let's stick to old time basics):
Treating the overall gut, with exclusion or rotation diets, glutamine, fish oils for inflammation, and the entire 4-R program includes:
Treatment Using Four “R” Program for Intestinal Health:
• Remove offending foods, medications, gluten (if sensitive) and reduce high fat foods, refined carbohydrates, sugars, and fermented foods (if yeast is present). Consider antimicrobial, antifungal, and/ or antiparasitic therapies in the case of opportunistic/ pathogenic bacterial, yeast, and/or parasite overgrowth (see otherrecommendations below).
• Replace what is needed for normal digestion and absorption such as betaine HCl, pancreatic enzymes, herbs that aid in digestion such as deglycyrrhizinated licorice and marshmallow root, dietary fiber, and water.
• Reinoculate with favorable microbes (probiotics such as Lactobacillus sp., Bifidobacter sp., and Saccharomyces boulardii). To enhance the growth of the favorable bacteria, supplement with prebiotics such as insulin, xylooligosaccharides, and fiber.
• Repair mucosal lining by giving support to healthy intestinal mucosal cells, goblet cells, and to the immune system. Consider L-glutamine, essential fatty acids, zinc, pantothenic acid and vitamin C.
Other Recommendations for Increasing sIgA
• Exercise and relaxation techniques (such as footbaths, aromatherapy and massage) have been shown to increase sIgA levels.
• Decrease cortisol levels. Cortisol can direct the production of immune cells immuncytes, which produce sIgA.Probiotics (bifidobacter and Lactobacillus bacteria) have been shown to increase sIgA (as well as beneficial short chain fatty acids). They may also activate macrophages.
• Saccharomyces boulardii is used for the prevention and treatment of diarrhea of different etiologies and has been shown to enhance IgA immune response
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