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#3089050 Zonulin & Factors that increase intestinal permeability (grains, legumes...)

Posted by Dotty1 on 26 May 2011 - 07:18 AM

Most people who clear themselves on this forum naturally do it by removing all grains, legumes and dairy from their diet.  Some find the need to eliminate all sugars too.  

Coincidently, these are the four same foods that gluten-sensitive individuals must eliminate to be 100% healthy over on the Celiac forums.  If they just remove wheat, barley and rye, they deal with symptoms of depression, food sensitivities and a hundred other health problems.  

I just read a blog by someone who REVERSED DIABETES TYPE 1 (considered incurable) by removing grains and legumes from their diet.  I don't think this is a coincidence --- nature never intended humans to eat grains and legumes and dairy and sugar in such vast quantities.

Read blog here: http://michellestype...n-free-cow.html

Here on the acne forums, we are fighting leaky gut syndrome.

In 2009, researchers discovered the protein zonulin which is responsible for intestinal permeability.  Now they know that Gliadin (found in wheat) actually regulates the protein zonulin which controls intestinal permeability.  Zonulin is now thought to be a protein that plays a large role in a number of autoimmune disorders.
Source: http://www.medkb.com...-and-solanacous

"Lectins and increased gut permeability

Lectins are a family of glycoproteins (a complex protein containing a
carbohydrate combined with a simple protein) found in the plant
kingdom, including grains, legumes and solanacous plants (tomatoes,
potatoes, eggplants and peppers)."
Source: http://www.medkb.com...-and-solanacous

"Gliadin up regulates zonulin (a protein expressed in gut tissue), thereby increasing gut permeability (not only in celiac patients, but also in non-Celaic patientsť), which is a very important factor underlying T1D2.

Other factors that increase intestinal permeability:  "This includes lectins (present in legumes and grains), saponins (found in legumes, potatoes, peppers, alfalfa sprouts, root beer, quinoa and amaranth), and alcohol."

#2983470 Dietary Cure for Acne - Elimination Diet

Posted by Dotty1 on 15 November 2010 - 06:58 PM

I've done the journey.   I had to do it when I took the LEAP test (a blood test) which is similar to ALCAT but I believe it has been found to be 50% more accurate.  

I had to basically go on an elimination and then a 3-day rotational diet.   For one week I had to eat rice and lets say yellow squash.   I did that until inflammation went down.   Then I could add 1 new food in a day according to the results of my test--- each new food picked by the laboratory by my blood sample.

It takes about 6 weeks to add in all the foods again.

I'm still on it.  

I found that not only did I break out to protein, but my body had become intolerant to the  mango family (mangos, cashews, pishashios), the Lily Family (garlic, onions, chives, etc.).   Eventually I also became sensitive to avocados, tomatoes and many others.  My diet was becoming quite limited.

I learned that there is an underlying medical problem CAUSING my food sensitivities.   For example, mine was Celiac Disease and  Hypothyroidism.     So now I'm taking supplements to treat my hypothyroidism and I've found that I can suddenly (overnight) eat all these foods without any reaction.   Crazy.

#2979647 Anyone ever had a blood test done for food allergies?

Posted by Dotty1 on 09 November 2010 - 11:02 AM

Do NOT do an allergy test!  Do a sensitivity test.  And do a stool test to find intolerances which may be the cause of your sensitivities.  

Only 3% of people have allergies.  But 20% of people have sensitivities.    I took an allergy test for $700 and they said I wasn't allergic to anything (But I knew I WAS "allergic" to many things like red food dye which gives me hives).  After paying them the $700 and finding nothing, the allergist revealed that the allergy test is not always accurate.  rolleyes.gif

Then I took a food sensitivity test (www.NowLEAP.com ) for $500.  The test really did find 10 foods to which I was sensitive.  I also learned a lot of information from their info packet.  

But I learned that other health problems or intolerances CAUSE most sensitivities.  So, first of all, get a stool test from EnteroLab and see if you have an intolerance to gluten, soy, egg, etc.   After you remove those foods from your diet, get the sensitivity test from Now LEAP (do not do an ALCAT test because LEAP's mRT test is much more accurate).

Also, the sensitivity test did NOT catch my food intolerance to gluten and soy -- only the stool test did.  And the stool test is the most accurate test available (ahead of the "gold standard" Celiac biopsy and the Celiac blood test (accuracy rate = 60%)).

EnteroLab Stool Test ($99 per test) =  www.EnteroLab.com

LEAP Sensitivity Test ($500) = www.NowLEAP.com

#2975719 Tests You Can Do Yourself, Things You Should Monitor Yourself, What/how To In...

Posted by Dotty1 on 02 November 2010 - 04:08 PM

With the ALCAT test, you might want to list LEAP testing which has been found to be more accurate than ALCAT (ALCAT has a reproducibility rate of around 45% but LEAP's mRT test has a reproducibility rate of 92%).   I just did the LEAP test and was more than satisfied with my results.  I found what foods were causing many of my symptoms.

ALCAT and LEAP are for food sensitivities, not allergies.  Approximately 20% of the population has food sensitivities, compared to the 3% who have food allergies (hives, rash, throat closing up).

LEAP: http://www.NowLEAP.com
I believe you must call the phone number at the bottom of their website.

Both LEAP and ALCAT are the same price: $500.

Accurate Gluten-sensitivity testing: EnterLab  (http://www.EnteroLab.com)  $99
It is the most accurate test currently available for gluten sensitivity - even ahead of the traditional blood test and the "gold standard" biopsy.

Soy sensitivity test, Yeast Sensitivity Tests, Egg and Caseine (Dairy):
EnteroLab (http://www.EnteroLab.com)  $99 each

#2199274 DIM

Posted by Dotty1 on 20 February 2008 - 01:01 PM

I am looking for other natural anti-androgens.

So far, the other natural products which are anti-androgen and block DHT are:

Herb: Nettles (known for blocking DHT)
Herb: Saw Palmetto
Pumpkin Seed Oil
Green Tea
Emu Oil
Soy Isoflavins (Genistein)
Beta Sitosterols

Acne is not the only problem caused by over-androgen activity and DHT... other problems are: PCOS (in women), hirutism (in women), hairloss (in men) and of course acne.