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Gut Flora And Leaky Gut. After 5 Years I Finally Found The Root Cause And I'm Clear Using The Gut Diet:)

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^^I hope the reference to humans as "herbivores" was a typo.

I think he uses the word Herbivore in the sense that humans are able to digest and extract energy from plant foods, not that we are supposed to live exclusively on plants. Actually, if you see the anti-inflammatory diet he recommends, a lot of animal products are included:)

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Food intolerance

I feel the need to repost this information from Dr. Art Ayers (PhD in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology. Worked at numerous institutions, including assistant professor in the Cell and Developmental Biology Department at Harvard University)

http://coolinginflam...ntolerance.html

Genetics of Food Intolerance

Food intolerance is based on missing bacteria in the the gut rather than inadequacy of human enzymes, e.g. lactase, or altered immune system.

I make the extreme statement that food intolerance is not genetic, to emphasize that the vast majority of intolerance can be cured by changing the bacterial composition of the gut's microbiological community, the gut flora, rather than attempting to accommodate a permanent deficiency. The two common "intolerances" that are offered by my readers to invalidate my sweeping statement are lactose and gluten (celiac) intolerance.

Lactose Intolerance is Not Due to Inadequate Lactase

Everybody has the same gene for lactase, but some people have altered upstream control elements and continue to express lactase in their intestinal cells after infancy, whereas others don't. The racial pattern of adult lactase expression is an interesting note on human evolution, but is irrelevant with respect to an individual's ability to tolerate the lactose sugar in dairy products.

Lactose is the major sugar present in milk and the ability of the intestines to utilize lactose directly like glucose is a selective advantage for human evolution. Absent that ability, lactose would just pass through the gut without impact. However, bacteria in the colon also have lactose digesting enzymes. These bacteria produce hydrogen and methane gases, and these products in turn can feed other bacteria. If all of the products are consumed, then the lactose has been treated as a soluble fiber and the result is more gut bacteria and a happy gut. If some of the bacteria are missing, then the lactose acts as a laxative, e.g. lactulose, and the bowels are not so happy.

All that is needed to cure lactose intolerance, as in all food intolerances, is to provide the gut bacteria that are missing to fully metabolize the offending sugars or polysaccharides. Just continuing to eat dairy without also eating or introducing new species of bacteria into your gut, will just provide more symptoms, but eating yogurt still containing live probiotic bacteria (Read the label. Any live bacteria listed will work.) that have the enzymes to ferment lactose, will lead to a rapid cure. (See reference below.) As the fermenting bacteria grow in the gut, they transfer their genes to gut bacteria in the biofilms lining the gut and these new species of bacteria keep the lactose out of trouble.

The point is that having a food intolerance means that the aggregate of all of the genes in all of your gut microorganisms is lacking the genes/enzymes needed to completely digest a food component. In the case of lactose intolerance, the missing genes are present in typical probiotics, bacteria that grow on milk/lactose.

Celiac is not a Typical Food Intolerance

Celiac is a complex interaction between major toxic proteins in wheat (gliadin), detox gut enzyme (tissue transglutaminase, tTg) and antibodies. Gliadin is a wheat protein adapted to attack the intestines of herbivores. Herbivores, such as insects and humans, can in turn protect themselves from gliadin and other polyglutamine proteins with the enzyme transglutaminase. tTg binds to glutamines in gliadin and converts them to glutamic acids. Unfortunately, while the gliadin is bound to the tTg, inflammation can predispose the gut to present these proteins to the immune system for processing to trigger antibody production. This is the start of the autoimmune disease.

The major histocompatibility antigens (MHAs) code for the proteins that display fragments of proteins on cell surfaces for antigen presentation and immune response. There is a lot of MHA variation and evolutionary adaptation. Some MHAs favor antibody production to gliadin and tTg. This just shows that celiac and grain/gluten intolerance is not a typical food intolerance, which will be remedied by simply altering gut bacteria, even though establishing gut bacteria that metabolize gliadin or that reduce autoimmunity, may be part of the cure.

Enhancing Gut Flora is Part of the Cure for all Autoimmune Diseases

There are rare food allergies, even though the majority are misdiagnosed intolerances. The production of antibodies to food antigens is a symptom of the breakdown in communication between the gut immune system and gut flora. Particular species of bacteria are responsible for the development of both the aggressive and suppressive components of the immune system, which occurs in the lining of the gut. Loss of the suppressive cells, Tregs, can result from unhealthy diets and exposure to antibiotics, and results in autoimmune disease, in which the aggressive immune system is out of control and attacks self antigens.

Symptoms of all autoimmune diseases can be improved by reestablishing normal control of the aggressive part of the immune system via healthy gut flora. Clostridium species of bacteria normally induce healthy development of the suppressive immune system and these types of bacteria are common in soil clinging to fresh vegetables prior to extensive washing. Which of the bacteria that are eaten become established in the gut flora is unpredictable, because the bacteria interact with each other, food and cells lining the gut. The only safe and simple procedure currently available is the fecal transplant. Some experimental fecal transplants are facilitated by the use of encapsulated freeze-dried gut flora. There is great resistance to this simple, safe, cheap approach from the medical industry.

Reference:

Almeida CC, Lorena SL, Pavan CR, Akasaka HM, Mesquita MA. 2012. Beneficial Effects of Long-Term Consumption of a Probiotic Combination of Lactobacillus casei Shirota and Bifidobacterium breve Yakult May Persist After Suspension of Therapy in Lactose-Intolerant Patients. Nutr Clin Pract., 27(2):247-51.

I already mentioned this piece in this post, particularly and how he doesn't have any sources for celiac and gut flora (notice his source is only for lactose intolerance). I'd like to see studies in humans for different kinds of intolerances.

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I already mentioned this piece in this post, particularly and how he doesn't have any sources for celiac and gut flora (notice his source is only for lactose intolerance). I'd like to see studies in humans for different kinds of intolerances.

If you perform a couple of searches on pubmed you will find several studies and reviews on the connection between gut microbiota and food intolerance, allergy and hypersensitivity.

One example:

Role of gut microbiota in food tolerance and allergies.

But yes, there is still a lot of research left to be done in this field, especially studies on specific food intolerances are lacking for several reasons.

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I already mentioned this piece in this post, particularly and how he doesn't have any sources for celiac and gut flora (notice his source is only for lactose intolerance). I'd like to see studies in humans for different kinds of intolerances.

If you perform a couple of searches on pubmed you will find several studies and reviews on the connection between gut microbiota and food intolerance, allergy and hypersensitivity.

One example:

Role of gut microbiota in food tolerance and allergies.

But yes, there is still a lot of research left to be done in this field, especially studies on specific food intolerances are lacking for several reasons.

From the abstract, that looks like a summation of previous research, as well as hypothesis of a proposed mechanism/role of microbiota in food tolerances and allergies, not an actual trial. I'm not saying they can't help, but my main issue is that with a grand claim, such as "most people can expect ...", you need some quality evidence (large N, control group, multiple studies with consistent results, etc).

Though I am curious anecdotally, what happens for you know when you eat something like pizza (or other foods that broke you out in the past)?

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so with all this talk of food intolerance and gut flora and bacterial what is the best way to stregthen immune system and eliminate food senstivities and intolerances? I have done everything imagionable including dietary changes and probiotics for months and months and cannot get the redness and inflammation down on my face. I have taken glutamine supplments for several months as well to repair my gut lining and not react to so many foods...None of it has helped so I'm confused like deja is as to HOW to clear up your intolerances and sensitivites if diet and probiotics didnt work. What else is there to heal if not from food? BTW, I am intolerant to eggs to how can I do this type of diet when eggs are such a big staple? My stomach is in worse shape than ever after 2 years of these dietary changes and by that I mean no sugar, yeast, processed foods of any kind, and dairy and no fruit. I eat good grains like quinoa and buckwheat and the occasional brown rice. Breakfast is difficult because of the egg thing so its usually creamy buckwheat or steel cut oats. What else can I do?

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so with all this talk of food intolerance and gut flora and bacterial what is the best way to stregthen immune system and eliminate food senstivities and intolerances? I have done everything imagionable including dietary changes and probiotics for months and months and cannot get the redness and inflammation down on my face. I have taken glutamine supplments for several months as well to repair my gut lining and not react to so many foods...None of it has helped so I'm confused like deja is as to HOW to clear up your intolerances and sensitivites if diet and probiotics didnt work. What else is there to heal if not from food? BTW, I am intolerant to eggs to how can I do this type of diet when eggs are such a big staple? My stomach is in worse shape than ever after 2 years of these dietary changes and by that I mean no sugar, yeast, processed foods of any kind, and dairy and no fruit. I eat good grains like quinoa and buckwheat and the occasional brown rice. Breakfast is difficult because of the egg thing so its usually creamy buckwheat or steel cut oats. What else can I do?

Are you consuming GLUTEN FREE steel cut oats, or regular?

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gluten free of course. As I type this I am listening to the sounds of my stomach gurgling and churning. It's like this every single night regardless of what i eat. I just dont know what methods to try and who to listen to anymore. Its all so confusing to me. Does anyone else stomach make these kinds of noises? I read a couple of posts back about someone who was tested for leaky gut and I'm curious as to how they did this.

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gluten free of course. As I type this I am listening to the sounds of my stomach gurgling and churning. It's like this every single night regardless of what i eat. I just dont know what methods to try and who to listen to anymore. Its all so confusing to me. Does anyone else stomach make these kinds of noises? I read a couple of posts back about someone who was tested for leaky gut and I'm curious as to how they did this.

How's your stress? Anxiety?

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Hey, does anyone know if it is ok to eat olives? I mean if you follow a paleo/candida diet?

As i am cutting my intake on carbs and increase on good fats in order to have enough calories to not loose too much weight, i wonder if kalamati olives are good or bad for me. It doesnt contain any carbs which is good beacuse there is a very low glycemic index, but does it contain something else that is bad for the gut? For example, does it contain anti-nutrients like many legumes and grains have?

Thanks!

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Hey, does anyone know if it is ok to eat olives? I mean if you follow a paleo/candida diet?

As i am cutting my intake on carbs and increase on good fats in order to have enough calories to not loose too much weight, i wonder if kalamati olives are good or bad for me. It doesnt contain any carbs which is good beacuse there is a very low glycemic index, but does it contain something else that is bad for the gut? For example, does it contain anti-nutrients like many legumes and grains have?

Thanks!

Olives are great;:)

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Still getting worse following this course of treatment... It definitely does NOT work. My acne is even worse now than it was in the beginning. :(


Current Skin-Care Regimen (A work in progress):

Morning:

Gentle wash with DKR cleanser

Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% (Following Dan's Regimen)

DKR Lotion + A squirt of Argan or Grapeseed oil (The lotion alone wasn't hydrating enough)

Skin 79 Korean BB Cream (excellent stuff)

Evening:

Gentle Wash with DKR Cleanser

Benzoyl Peroxide 2.5% (Following Dan's Regimen)

DKR Lotion + A squirt of Argan or Grapeseed oil


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Somebody help me please! Totally lost right now and I don't know what to eat and which diet to follow.

First, some information on my health.

As a child, I was sick quite often and it wouldn't go away easily (coughing, fever, lung inflammation). So my pediatrician, probably wanting to give my parents quick results, used to prescribe antibiotics each time I was sick (even if it wasn't as severe as lung inflammation). Later I have developed serious stomach problems. Most of my childhood I spent on various diets - sometimes eating just porridge and oatmeal, sometimes meat and a lot of milk products. I was always in pain and doctors couldn't really tell why.

My stomach had never improved. I never know what causes this bloating, ache and constipation - sometimes I can eat a meal at Chinese restaurant and my stomach won't complain, sometimes a glass of drinkable yogurt will make it explode. Sometimes I can't even sleep with my boyfriend because it's really embarrassing. Recently I've got even a new problem - because of some weird noise and movement inside of my stomach, I can't fall asleep the whole night. No matter how tired I am, it just won't let me disconnect. I go and eat something, assuming it's hungry, but it doesn't always help. It's just exhausting... Besides I used to get rectal bleeding if i didn't drink enough or eat too much of pasta, bread and sweets.

I've got acne of course, which sometimes improves, sometimes comes back with a high severity. My skin is dry, I always have dark circles around my eyes, I'm very pale and look like someone really unhealthy. On the top of that I have it extremely hard to wake up, hard to fall asleep, no energy until around 16 o'clock and very hard to focus on my school subjects.

Other than that:

- I don't have gluten nor lactose intolerance.

- Cutting off grains didn't help me at all.

- I eat very little, as it showed me to have better effect on both acne and intestinal problems. But I guess it's not good...

- I drink loads of green tea, up to 8-10 cups a day.

- No dairy, even fermented dairy messes it up.

Please, someone answer. It seems that doctors here are very ignorant and uneducated about this topic. None of them wants to take me serious because there's no obvious wrong with me - everything seems fine to them yet I come an complain about my symptoms that won't go away.


Diagnosed with PCOS

Occasional acne + rolling scars

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- Yasmin birth control
- Spironolactone 37,5mg going 25mg
- Inositol powder 2 times/day before meal

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If you have rectal bleeding, perhaps it would be a good idea to see a GI docor, especially if you have so much GI distress! They'd be able to test for more serious conditions like chrons, IBD, celiac, etc, as rectal bleeding is never a good thing!

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Somebody help me please! Totally lost right now and I don't know what to eat and which diet to follow.

First, some information on my health.

As a child, I was sick quite often and it wouldn't go away easily (coughing, fever, lung inflammation). So my pediatrician, probably wanting to give my parents quick results, used to prescribe antibiotics each time I was sick (even if it wasn't as severe as lung inflammation). Later I have developed serious stomach problems. Most of my childhood I spent on various diets - sometimes eating just porridge and oatmeal, sometimes meat and a lot of milk products. I was always in pain and doctors couldn't really tell why.

My stomach had never improved. I never know what causes this bloating, ache and constipation - sometimes I can eat a meal at Chinese restaurant and my stomach won't complain, sometimes a glass of drinkable yogurt will make it explode. Sometimes I can't even sleep with my boyfriend because it's really embarrassing. Recently I've got even a new problem - because of some weird noise and movement inside of my stomach, I can't fall asleep the whole night. No matter how tired I am, it just won't let me disconnect. I go and eat something, assuming it's hungry, but it doesn't always help. It's just exhausting... Besides I used to get rectal bleeding if i didn't drink enough or eat too much of pasta, bread and sweets.

I've got acne of course, which sometimes improves, sometimes comes back with a high severity. My skin is dry, I always have dark circles around my eyes, I'm very pale and look like someone really unhealthy. On the top of that I have it extremely hard to wake up, hard to fall asleep, no energy until around 16 o'clock and very hard to focus on my school subjects.

Other than that:

- I don't have gluten nor lactose intolerance.

- Cutting off grains didn't help me at all.

- I eat very little, as it showed me to have better effect on both acne and intestinal problems. But I guess it's not good...

- I drink loads of green tea, up to 8-10 cups a day.

- No dairy, even fermented dairy messes it up.

Please, someone answer. It seems that doctors here are very ignorant and uneducated about this topic. None of them wants to take me serious because there's no obvious wrong with me - everything seems fine to them yet I come an complain about my symptoms that won't go away.

Gosh - i have these problems too!

Finished Roaccutane!


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If you have rectal bleeding, perhaps it would be a good idea to see a GI docor, especially if you have so much GI distress! They'd be able to test for more serious conditions like chrons, IBD, celiac, etc, as rectal bleeding is never a good thing!

Thanks for answer, I don't have it anymore though and I've done so many blood tests and even got rectoscopy done, but it didn't seem like there's something wrong. I don't have the celiac disease either... Don't even know what to think.

Miss Soloist - do you also have this weird movement/growling in your stomach that prevents you from falling asleep?


Diagnosed with PCOS

Occasional acne + rolling scars

Meds:


- Yasmin birth control
- Spironolactone 37,5mg going 25mg
- Inositol powder 2 times/day before meal

Skincare:

- Hemp oil




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If you have rectal bleeding, perhaps it would be a good idea to see a GI docor, especially if you have so much GI distress! They'd be able to test for more serious conditions like chrons, IBD, celiac, etc, as rectal bleeding is never a good thing!

Thanks for answer, I don't have it anymore though and I've done so many blood tests and even got rectoscopy done, but it didn't seem like there's something wrong. I don't have the celiac disease either... Don't even know what to think.

Miss Soloist - do you also have this weird movement/growling in your stomach that prevents you from falling asleep?

Low stomach acid could be the problem. Go to a good GI doctor and get some tests done including liver function. In the mean time supplement ACV/lemon water with meals and b-complex with zinc

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White Fox, you're a savior. At first i was having little progress with acne still appearing on my chin at times, but after cutting out potatoes i am seeing major improvements. I've been doing this for say 5 weeks now, but only very seriously the past 2. I always knew I had hormonal acne but did not realise that leaky gut caused hormonal imbalance. The spots i get are usually big clusters of whiteheads on the sides of my chin only and blackheads on nose.

What I've been having success with is taking a probiotic morning and night.

Having 1 - 1.5g of inulin (prebiotic fiber) morning and night. - THIS HAS DONE WONDERS

Using ACV to aid with digestion before eating. - ALSO great as it seems to dry up my acne.

Taking a minimum of 50mg zinc on empty stomach each day
Taking a licorice root extract capsule to help heal gut.

I have recently had a small breakout and the return of oily skin, (nothing major) after consuming goats milk as I used when making kefir. I am going to try using coconut milk instead.

I am 100% sure I have leaky gut. I did accutane in 2010 and was clear for 2 years. I thought I would never have to deal with this shit again but I do and I am kind of glad in a way as I have learnt so much these last few months from reading these boards and doing research. My acne made a comeback in January and spread very quickly but I have now got it under control through this gut diet. My problem now is dealing with the red marks.

Please could Whitefox or anyone else who has got rid of the acne through healing the gut tell me if it is possible to eat grains, gluten and dairy again in the future? This is my only worry.

I will never go back to the way I used to eat, thinking of it now it was disgusting. But if say I went on holiday in the future I would like to be able to enjoy a burger or something with friends on occasion say once a week. WILL I BE ABLE TO DO THIS?



Hey, does anyone know if it is ok to eat olives? I mean if you follow a paleo/candida diet?
As i am cutting my intake on carbs and increase on good fats in order to have enough calories to not loose too much weight, i wonder if kalamati olives are good or bad for me. It doesnt contain any carbs which is good beacuse there is a very low glycemic index, but does it contain something else that is bad for the gut? For example, does it contain anti-nutrients like many legumes and grains have?
Thanks!


Olives are great;smile.png

White fox, please can you tell me if after consuming probiotics for a long period of time will i eventually be able to break the diet say once a week when eating out with friends and not get acne? And what are your thoughts on colostrum for healing the holes in my gut?? thanks and please reply

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White Fox, you're a savior. At first i was having little progress with acne still appearing on my chin at times, but after cutting out potatoes i am seeing major improvements. I've been doing this for say 5 weeks now, but only very seriously the past 2. I always knew I had hormonal acne but did not realise that leaky gut caused hormonal imbalance. The spots i get are usually big clusters of whiteheads on the sides of my chin only and blackheads on nose.

What I've been having success with is taking a probiotic morning and night.

Having 1 - 1.5g of inulin (prebiotic fiber) morning and night. - THIS HAS DONE WONDERS

Using ACV to aid with digestion before eating. - ALSO great as it seems to dry up my acne.

Taking a minimum of 50mg zinc on empty stomach each day

Taking a licorice root extract capsule to help heal gut.

I have recently had a small breakout and the return of oily skin, (nothing major) after consuming goats milk as I used when making kefir. I am going to try using coconut milk instead.

I am 100% sure I have leaky gut. I did accutane in 2010 and was clear for 2 years. I thought I would never have to deal with this shit again but I do and I am kind of glad in a way as I have learnt so much these last few months from reading these boards and doing research. My acne made a comeback in January and spread very quickly but I have now got it under control through this gut diet. My problem now is dealing with the red marks.

Please could Whitefox or anyone else who has got rid of the acne through healing the gut tell me if it is possible to eat grains, gluten and dairy again in the future? This is my only worry.

I will never go back to the way I used to eat, thinking of it now it was disgusting. But if say I went on holiday in the future I would like to be able to enjoy a burger or something with friends on occasion say once a week. WILL I BE ABLE TO DO THIS?

Hey, does anyone know if it is ok to eat olives? I mean if you follow a paleo/candida diet?

As i am cutting my intake on carbs and increase on good fats in order to have enough calories to not loose too much weight, i wonder if kalamati olives are good or bad for me. It doesnt contain any carbs which is good beacuse there is a very low glycemic index, but does it contain something else that is bad for the gut? For example, does it contain anti-nutrients like many legumes and grains have?

Thanks!

Olives are great;smile.png

White fox, please can you tell me if after consuming probiotics for a long period of time will i eventually be able to break the diet say once a week when eating out with friends and not get acne? And what are your thoughts on colostrum for healing the holes in my gut?? thanks and please reply

Good to hear that you're seeing great results.

You don't have to follow the diet as strict forever; read my previous replies in this thread and you'll find answers to your questions.

Eat more probiotics and prebiotics!

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edit: clear again after trying the goats milk. now using coconut milk for kefir. Jus need red marks to fade now!!

goat milk broke you out?

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White Fox, you're a savior. At first i was having little progress with acne still appearing on my chin at times, but after cutting out potatoes i am seeing major improvements. I've been doing this for say 5 weeks now, but only very seriously the past 2. I always knew I had hormonal acne but did not realise that leaky gut caused hormonal imbalance. The spots i get are usually big clusters of whiteheads on the sides of my chin only and blackheads on nose.

What I've been having success with is taking a probiotic morning and night.

Having 1 - 1.5g of inulin (prebiotic fiber) morning and night. - THIS HAS DONE WONDERS

Using ACV to aid with digestion before eating. - ALSO great as it seems to dry up my acne.

Taking a minimum of 50mg zinc on empty stomach each day

Taking a licorice root extract capsule to help heal gut.

I have recently had a small breakout and the return of oily skin, (nothing major) after consuming goats milk as I used when making kefir. I am going to try using coconut milk instead.

I am 100% sure I have leaky gut. I did accutane in 2010 and was clear for 2 years. I thought I would never have to deal with this shit again but I do and I am kind of glad in a way as I have learnt so much these last few months from reading these boards and doing research. My acne made a comeback in January and spread very quickly but I have now got it under control through this gut diet. My problem now is dealing with the red marks.

Please could Whitefox or anyone else who has got rid of the acne through healing the gut tell me if it is possible to eat grains, gluten and dairy again in the future? This is my only worry.

I will never go back to the way I used to eat, thinking of it now it was disgusting. But if say I went on holiday in the future I would like to be able to enjoy a burger or something with friends on occasion say once a week. WILL I BE ABLE TO DO THIS?

Hey, does anyone know if it is ok to eat olives? I mean if you follow a paleo/candida diet?

As i am cutting my intake on carbs and increase on good fats in order to have enough calories to not loose too much weight, i wonder if kalamati olives are good or bad for me. It doesnt contain any carbs which is good beacuse there is a very low glycemic index, but does it contain something else that is bad for the gut? For example, does it contain anti-nutrients like many legumes and grains have?

Thanks!

Olives are great;smile.png

White fox, please can you tell me if after consuming probiotics for a long period of time will i eventually be able to break the diet say once a week when eating out with friends and not get acne? And what are your thoughts on colostrum for healing the holes in my gut?? thanks and please reply

Good to hear that you're seeing great results.

You don't have to follow the diet as strict forever; read my previous replies in this thread and you'll find answers to your questions.

Eat more probiotics and prebiotics!

Thanks very much for the reply! I think it's important that you reply on here because you have actually got the best method for curing acne and overall health on here. I think the people who weren't seeing results were probably cheating too regularly or eating trace amounts of gluten without realizing which was completely screwing with their progress. I don't even want to risk eating it at the minute, however it is frustrating when with friends and they go to a restaurant and i can't eat anything from there. This gut healing regime has also lessened strange inflammation i get occasionally on my fingers, which from doing some research into leaky gut, I believe to be another autoimmune response to foods like gluten, sugar and dairy.

Keep this going and spread the word about leaky gut as it seems it is the cause of most diseases! follow the page leaky gut research on facebook or twitter as they make very informative posts.

White fox, next time you are one here, could you tell me how much you think your gut has healed and how much 'bad foods' you think you could tolerate now per week without doing any damage to the gut or getting a breakout? Thanks!

edit: clear again after trying the goats milk. now using coconut milk for kefir. Jus need red marks to fade now!!

goat milk broke you out?

Strangely enough yes, i got a minor breakout from it which set me back around a week and a half, but i am fully clear and now using coconut milk for kefir. Going to be trying goats milk again in the next 2 weeks and will let you know if i have a breakout or not.

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Hey Guys -

I don't really post too much here but I really need some help. I suffer from

1- constipation

2- bloating

3- mood swings

4- moderately-severe acne

I was on antibiotics (doxy) last year beginning in June 2012 along with clindamycin and tazorac gel. It worked but only after I took the doxy for a few months. I'm a nurse so I know how bad it is for your body and bacterial balance to be on antibiotics long term. My acne stayed under control with the taz/clindamycin combo but around June 2013 I started to breakout and the breakouts have just increased since then! I got a blood test indicating that I am deficient in vitamin D so maybe that could be the cause?

Could I be allergic to gluten?

Is my gut flora going crazy because of the antibiotics?

Please help :(

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This is the root of my problems. I'm on the diet now, I started too fast with probiotics and got the flu, but I'm back on now.

I'm really confused by all the supplements people recommend, seems like everyone has a different recommendation

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Great topic, this would make so much sense for me (adult acne which doesn't seem to care whether I'm on a crappy diet or super healthy, so a damaged gut would explain that).

I've been slowly increasing my probiotic intake the past month and I'm now in full probiotic mode (yogurt,sauerkraut,kefir,kimchi).

I will probably post my progress in the Personal logs section soon.

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