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does it take for the villi in the stomach to heal from the damage caused by gluten?. I've heard anywhere from 3 months to 2 years.

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It depends. Have you been diagnosed gluten-intolerant by your physician with an accurate test?

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It depends. Have you been diagnosed gluten-intolerant by your physician with an accurate test?

I'm going to see my GP sometime next week to see if he can refer me to a specialist. I've had excessive bloating, red raised lumps on my skin and a plethora of other problems, soon after consuming dairy/wheat (not sure which atm). I've cut them out for the last 3 days now and my stomach is no longer inflamed and the lumps are no longer there. It certainly looks and responds like an allergic reaction. Edited by Lee1234

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Thank you, that is extremely useful.

Depends on how bad and how many problem foods you avoid and how many healing foods you consume.

Right now I'm officially avoiding; dairy, soy and wheat. Not sure what else could pose a possible threat, but I kept the rice for sustenance. I've started eating small salads (I HATE them) alongside a few carrots here and there. No change in meat intake (No beef though). I dropped the goats milk, because I'm not sure even that really constitutes as dairy.

Edit- Also, is there something(s) I should be consuming, that will aid in the healing?. I've heard about pro-biotics, but some report harsh breakouts from them.

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Yeah, I know. But there are probably a lot of reasons for that. For one, I've never really been able to get a good variety of probiotics into my system due to my allergic reactions to everything. I eat kimchi regularly over the last year or two, but I've never been able to take a probiotic pill. I've also done multiple parasite cleanses which contain some really strong herbs that wipe out everything in the body. This can be an important step, but without me adding back in any probiotics it makes sense that my intestinal flora could have been severely hindered in healing.

I also think my gut damage was worse than most because I was very, very sick for many years. But now I'm actively working on my gut, not just avoiding gluten. I'm hoping that with a lot of effort, by this time next year I will have healed a lot and maybe even have less food intolerances.

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Thank you, that is extremely useful.

Depends on how bad and how many problem foods you avoid and how many healing foods you consume.

Right now I'm officially avoiding; dairy, soy and wheat. Not sure what else could pose a possible threat, but I kept the rice for sustenance. I've started eating small salads (I HATE them) alongside a few carrots here and there. No change in meat intake (No beef though). I dropped the goats milk, because I'm not sure even that really constitutes as dairy.

Edit- Also, is there something(s) I should be consuming, that will aid in the healing?. I've heard about pro-biotics, but some report harsh breakouts from them.

Milk products from any animal is dairy. But some are more digestible and better for you than others. If you have digestion issues, you might need to avoid all grains and possibly all seeds for a while. Healing foods are broths made by long boiling of bones, ligaments, tendons another scraps, certain probiotics, and any mucilagenous (slimy) plant food like aloe Vera, vactus pear, okra, etc. and seeds that form a gel in water like chia and flax.

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Yeah, I know. But there are probably a lot of reasons for that. For one, I've never really been able to get a good variety of probiotics into my system due to my allergic reactions to everything. I eat kimchi regularly over the last year or two, but I've never been able to take a probiotic pill. I've also done multiple parasite cleanses which contain some really strong herbs that wipe out everything in the body. This can be an important step, but without me adding back in any probiotics it makes sense that my intestinal flora could have been severely hindered in healing.

I also think my gut damage was worse than most because I was very, very sick for many years. But now I'm actively working on my gut, not just avoiding gluten. I'm hoping that with a lot of effort, by this time next year I will have healed a lot and maybe even have less food intolerances.

Ah ok, I'll look into kimchi. I think I saw it in a Japanese restaurant once, not sure what it is though. I may just go for a cleanse myself and then replace the missing bacteria with pro-biotics and hope for a somewhat, speedy recovery.

Yeah I know what that's like. Acne aside, I've always had an amazing amount of health problems that I could never quite understand; mucus in throat, blocked ears, exfoliative cheilitis, fatigue, bloating, flesh coloured lumps that leave in a day and so much more. I wonder if doing all of this may help those problems in th long run. Thanks for the response.

Milk products from any animal is dairy. But some are more digestible and better for you than others. If you have digestion issues, you might need to avoid all grains and possibly all seeds for a while. Healing foods are broths made by long boiling of bones, ligaments, tendons another scraps, certain probiotics, and any mucilagenous (slimy) plant food like aloe Vera, vactus pear, okra, etc. and seeds that form a gel in water like chia and flax.

All right, I'll leave that out then. I don't think I could eliminate rice/potatoes entirely, because I require it to easily hit my calorie targets. I occassionaly replace rice/potatoes with boiled plantain though. I've stopped eating peanut butter (not sure if that constitutes as a seed). I'll start making broths now. Just to clarify, what animals bones, ligaments and tendons are we talking about here?. Also, wouldn't I be better off with a flax supplement?. The rest I've got covered though. Thanks for the advice.

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Thank you, that is extremely useful.

Depends on how bad and how many problem foods you avoid and how many healing foods you consume.

Right now I'm officially avoiding; dairy, soy and wheat. Not sure what else could pose a possible threat, but I kept the rice for sustenance. I've started eating small salads (I HATE them) alongside a few carrots here and there. No change in meat intake (No beef though). I dropped the goats milk, because I'm not sure even that really constitutes as dairy.

Edit- Also, is there something(s) I should be consuming, that will aid in the healing?. I've heard about pro-biotics, but some report harsh breakouts from them.

Milk products from any animal is dairy. But some are more digestible and better for you than others. If you have digestion issues, you might need to avoid all grains and possibly all seeds for a while. Healing foods are broths made by long boiling of bones, ligaments, tendons another scraps, certain probiotics, and any mucilagenous (slimy) plant food like aloe Vera, vactus pear, okra, etc. and seeds that form a gel in water like chia and flax.

I am really confused about this and am curious to know your opinion. In the specific carb diet book (breaking the viscious cycle) which is the diet designed for gut healing (and the only diet I ever followed where I had major perfect skin) she says to avoid all mucilagenous foods. Flax, okra, chia, and other things like that are all on the "forbidden" list. She says these foods contain high amounts of starches that feed bad bacteria and contribute to leaky gut.

http://www.breakingtheviciouscycle.info/legal/listing/ <-- there is the website and the legal/illegal list of foods.

I really believe pretty much anything this lady says because her methods have worked for me. Yet, almost every other healing regimen, naturopath, or anything else I've ever read/anyone I've talked to recommends these slimy foods and says they heal the gut. It's very confusing. What do you think?

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