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On Paleo Diet - but weak stomach acid still seems to be the underlying problem

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Yes, I have seen an improvement on the Vegan Paleolithic Diet. I saw about a 5% improvement when I stopped eating grains, another slight improvement when I stopped eating potatoes.

But when I eat protein (ig. nuts, seeds, egg) even when they are soaked and rinsed 5x, I still get infections. Any oil derived from protein like sesame oil causes inflammation. I still must take my HCl pills to keep the infections under control.

I am glad I did try this diet -- I had NO IDEA that I could eat so much squash and sweet potatoes in my life. LOL. I can even make sushi with squash now.

But what is causing the weak stomach acid? I have Celiac Disease and have been gluten-free for about 9 months now.

When I added vitamin D3 to my diet, my need for HCl decreased from 12-16 pills to a normal amount such as 8 pills.

What could be behind the weak stomach acid?

All theories are welcome. :think:

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WTF? Man you take a lot of pills. I have low stomach acid and still only take 2 HCL pills a day. After my largest meals.

I read all about this before, but ideally its best to just eat how you have to. Eat foods that will help in digestion and avoid those that cause problems.

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WTF? Man you take a lot of pills. I have low stomach acid and still only take 2 HCL pills a day. After my largest meals.

I read all about this before, but ideally its best to just eat how you have to. Eat foods that will help in digestion and avoid those that cause problems.

I do not take 16 HCl pills regularly. I took about 10-12 regularly to control the infections. But I did test myself once to see how weak my stomach acid was. At 18 pills I finally felt the warm feeling and concluded that I had little to no stomach acid.

But anyway I do live in a very Northern region where there is not very much sun light so I am not surprised that I had a Vitamin D3 deficiency.

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Just a suggestion, but what about adding digestive enzymes? I don't know much about your condition, but when I do cheat my diet ( like dinner with friends ), I'll take my fiber supplements 30 minutes before the meal, and then I'll take 1 digestive enzyme supplement at the start of the meal, and then 1 digestive enzyme during the middle of the meal. I don't seem to get food related breakouts when I do it this way. Good luck!

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Hey Dotty, what do you do for a living? You seem to have so much time. I'm jealous.

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You are not on the vegan paleo diet because there is absolutely no such thing as a vegan paleo diet.

Such a notion completely defeats the purpose, which is to replicate the metabolic conditions under which the human body has adapted- plenty of animal protein & fats, select wild fruits and vegetables and yes finally perhaps some starchy tubers.

I wonder, despite all your convictions of protein being the cause of your acne and "infections", when are you actually going to try a structured healthy diet with some fat and protein? Even if you break out initially, I guarantee you would look and feel better very soon thereafter. Have you ever even tried it? Eat some butter, some eggs, get yourself some healthy fat and cholesterol- the stuff your body craves and needs!!

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You are not on the vegan paleo diet because there is absolutely no such thing as a vegan paleo diet.

Such a notion completely defeats the purpose, which is to replicate the metabolic conditions under which the human body has adapted- plenty of animal protein & fats, select wild fruits and vegetables and yes finally perhaps some starchy tubers.

I wonder, despite all your convictions of protein being the cause of your acne and "infections", when are you actually going to try a structured healthy diet with some fat and protein? Even if you break out initially, I guarantee you would look and feel better very soon thereafter. Have you ever even tried it? Eat some butter, some eggs, get yourself some healthy fat and cholesterol- the stuff your body craves and needs!!

Before I was vegetarian, was eating a diet based on meat, butter, eggs, veggies, fruits. I had the worst acne I have ever had in my life and the worst canker sores (which come and go with the acne).

Meat is like acid in my mouth. Four hours after touching it, my lips swell to double their size because of the inflammation with each canker sore. My tiny pimples ooz and bleed and swell to the size of marbles.

That is why I can barely eat some nuts and seeds. Seeds, nuts and eggs cause the least pain. And this is why I am wondering how to solve the weak stomach acid problem.

Imagine someone holding a hot piece of steel to your lip -- that is how bad the inflammation is. I have had the problem since I was about 11 (and then at 13 the acne started). I assume it has to do with Celiac Disease.

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Hey Dotty, what do you do for a living? You seem to have so much time. I'm jealous.

It is called welfare, GreenTiger. Have plenty of kids and do not work. You will get a huge check in the mail.

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lmao welfare.

Anywho, here is something i found for ya.

How to Increase Stomach Acids

Take a supplement for the stomach. It should include Glutamic Acid, Betaine, Pepsin, and sometimes Bromelain. Or just take the amount of HCL Betaine you've determined to be your needed dose per the stomach acid test.

Take a teaspoon or tablespoon of ACV with meals, and eat something vinegared or lacto-fermented such as saeurkraut.

Take 500 mg of unbuffered Vitamin C. (Emergen-C is buffered. Anything that says ascorbate is buffered.)

Drink 4 ounces of pineapple juice.

Drink a small lemonade with the juice of half a lemon and a dash of salt, or the Cleansing Drink.

Drink a cup of peppermint tea.

supplement with L-Arginine.

Avoid taking calcium with meals, or taking anti-inflammatories.

Be sure to get enough B vitamins, especially B6, and organic sodium, both of which are pre-cursors to HCL (Hydrochloric acid).

Take 500 mg of Malic Acid, a fruit acid.

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Hey Dotty, what do you do for a living? You seem to have so much time. I'm jealous.

It is called welfare, GreenTiger. Have plenty of kids and do not work. You will get a huge check in the mail.

Wait I can't tell if you're joking or not..

I wasn't trying to be mean :(

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Hey Dotty, what do you do for a living? You seem to have so much time. I'm jealous.

It is called welfare, GreenTiger. Have plenty of kids and do not work. You will get a huge check in the mail.

Wait I can't tell if you're joking or not..

I wasn't trying to be mean :(

I was joking. :confused:

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Hey Dotty, what do you do for a living? You seem to have so much time. I'm jealous.

It is called welfare, GreenTiger. Have plenty of kids and do not work. You will get a huge check in the mail.

Wait I can't tell if you're joking or not..

I wasn't trying to be mean :(

I was joking. :confused:

Oh. :redface:

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Hey Dotty, what do you do for a living? You seem to have so much time. I'm jealous.

It is called welfare, GreenTiger. Have plenty of kids and do not work. You will get a huge check in the mail.

Wait I can't tell if you're joking or not..

I wasn't trying to be mean :(

I was joking. :confused:

Oh. :redface:

;)

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Been stimulating my own stomach acid with good results! Ordered HCL, but flax seed has set me back. Causes weird cysts

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Been stimulating my own stomach acid with good results! Ordered HCL, but flax seed has set me back. Causes weird cysts

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Been stimulating my own stomach acid with good results! Ordered HCL, but flax seed has set me back. Causes weird cysts

yea i tried flaxseed a while ago with negative results.

What hcl are you taking? Also what does ur diet consist of

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Been stimulating my own stomach acid with good results! Ordered HCL, but flax seed has set me back. Causes weird cysts

yea i tried flaxseed a while ago with negative results.

What hcl are you taking? Also what does ur diet consist of

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My digestion is better with Betaine HCL. I seem to always stop taking them when my bottle runs out, and I'm fine for a while, and then that nasty bloated, slow-moving feeling comes back. I wish I knew the cause as well.

I tried just using digestive enzymes (used one from Source Naturals that had a crapload of enzymes for everything under the sun), but it didn't help as much as the HCL.

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My digestion is better with Betaine HCL. I seem to always stop taking them when my bottle runs out, and I'm fine for a while, and then that nasty bloated, slow-moving feeling comes back. I wish I knew the cause as well.

I tried just using digestive enzymes (used one from Source Naturals that had a crapload of enzymes for everything under the sun), but it didn't help as much as the HCL.

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Currently taking Digest Specturm by enzymedia and I'm seeing a huge improvement!

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