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#3300909 Gut Flora And Leaky Gut. After 5 Years I Finally Found The Root Cause And I...

Posted by outofoptions on 08 November 2012 - 09:56 AM

UPDATE 8 weeks:

So I've been following this program for 8 weeks. Diet is lots of meat (about 3 lbs day), veggies (raw and steamed), juice(made fresh, carrots, cucumber, kale, cabbage, celery, etc), oils like coconut and olive. Eating about 3,000-3,500 calories/day. Losing weight but thats because I'm a very lean(8ish%), 200 lb, and have a very high metabolism. Just keeping protein high and doing a little Fall/Winter cut I guess.

Probiotic sources:

-quart of water kefir daily(cultured for 48 hours)
-15 oz coconut milk kefir daily(cultured 48hrs), mixed with inulin powder
-Lots of kimchi, sauerkaraut, fermented beets. I've been getting 1 gallon jars from a local company, so lots of that with each meal
-2 probiotic pills 1 morning ,1 @ night
-Some kombucha occasionally. The one bar I go to often makes their own, so I get that instead of alcohol

Skin is looking really really good. Still getting some pimples but a MAJOR improvement so far. I currently have just one tiny little one on my chin, and a few on my back. 8 weeks ago they were covering my back and upper arms, and at least 8-10 on my face at a time. So definitley a big improvement. I have up and down days but overall looking incredibly better. I'm thinking another 8 weeks on this and I should looking really good.

I'm not getting any gas or bloating from all the probiotics, but still hesitant to add back in foods I know cause problems  like nuts and dairy yet. I want to give it more time, and get clear first.

#3295572 Gut Flora And Leaky Gut. After 5 Years I Finally Found The Root Cause And I...

Posted by outofoptions on 17 October 2012 - 07:23 AM

Does anyone know the effects of very spicy food on someone with leaky gut?

On the Gutflora.com site that WhiteFox listed it says under spices:

"One study showed that hot spices are linked to increased intestinal permeability (20). Eat in moderation if tolerated."

So I guess that could be an issue for you.

#3294051 Gut Flora And Leaky Gut. After 5 Years I Finally Found The Root Cause And I...

Posted by outofoptions on 11 October 2012 - 05:56 PM

Just thought I'd update on my progress:

I've been at this for 1 month now. After two weeks I was completely clear which hasn't really happened in 10 years, I was stoked. But, then started breaking out some more. I knew it would take more than 2 weeks to heal so no surprises. Skin still looks much better and less inflamed. Just like 2 pimples at any given time, compared to about 8-10 previously.

I've been taking a (2) RenewLife 80 billion probiotics (1 in morning 1 before bed), lots of saurkraut, kimchi, and fermented pickles. I eat some raw organic veggies too like kale, carrots, etc. I also was drinking a bottle daily of SO Delicious coconut milk kefir. Now I started making my own coconut milk kefir and eating a cans worth daily. Also taking inulin supplement with probiotic sources or eating onions.

Diet is meats, eggs, fish, avacados, raw & steamed veggies, coconut milk and flakes, carrot/cucumber/green juice, and the probiotic sources listed above. I'm hoping I continue to see improvement. I was getting some painful bloating for about a week when I started the coconut milk kefir in large doses right off the bat. That has since resolved, and no issues anymore.

Do you think that is a sufficient amount of probiotic sources? Its getting expensive to increase doses further. I eat some fermented food with all 4 of my meals daily.