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#1 monika

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 10:56 AM

So I did the GI testing and I have alot of things I need to avoid. I was told that the GI repair kit would help repair my stomach and build my tollerance to the foods on my list. The only thing is... it is isn't covered by insurance :/ I cannot dish out $200 plus dollars for the first step so I was wondering if any of you would know if there was a substitute or side vitamins I can take? I've asled the doctor and they try to push the the repair kit on me and don't tell me anything else.

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 11:22 AM

What's in it? Sounds like one of those things where the doc makes $125 on as profit.

Just curious - what type of doc is pushing products?
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Posted 31 May 2011 - 11:25 AM

GI Repair Kit? Sounds questionable to me. The best 'GI Repair Kit' I found was a good probiotic and three months on the strict GAPS diet.
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Posted 31 May 2011 - 11:40 AM

I agree with the PP's. When a dr tries to push questionable products on you it's time to RUN in the opposite direction and find a new dr.
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#5 monika

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 11:45 AM

What's in it? Sounds like one of those things where the doc makes $125 on as profit.

Just curious - what type of doc is pushing products?



It's just a regular Doctor and he told me that it was natural and it contained vitamins and I'm not sure what else.

It is 3 steps. The first is $200 some, Second $60 and the last step is $35ish
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Posted 31 May 2011 - 11:47 AM

I agree with the PP's. When a dr tries to push questionable products on you it's time to RUN in the opposite direction and find a new dr.



Hahah yeah I really want to get a second opinnion but just tired of the whole doctor thing hahah but oh well.
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Posted 31 May 2011 - 11:49 AM

GI Repair Kit? Sounds questionable to me. The best 'GI Repair Kit' I found was a good probiotic and three months on the strict GAPS diet.



What Probiotic did you use? I've heard of that before but I'm not sure what it is really. I just remember yogurt commercials.
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Posted 31 May 2011 - 11:54 AM

Monika,

What is your diagnosis? How were you diagnosed? I can't remmeber if you said before. I have a hard enough time keeping track of myself! :blink:
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Posted 31 May 2011 - 11:59 AM

My Dr. & my GI suggested PB8. I did quite a bit of research and started taking it. That plus three months - or maybe it was four - on the strictest GAPS diet did wonders. GAPS is based on research into 'Gut And Psychology Syndrome'. I'll oversimplify, but basically you remove all processed foods, grains, and sugars of all kinds and most dairy. Fermented foods (homemade yogurt, sauerkraut - both of which are very easy to make), full fat soups and soup stocks (also very easy to make), etc. I was really skeptical because a friend was really pushing it. Her husband has Celiac, she has multiple food intolerances, one of their kids has Celiac and other two have multiple other food allergies and intolerances as well. I got a book on it, read the book, read some of the other stuff I could find, read some papers on intestinal dysbiosis and leaky gut, some medical journal articles and some other research and decided to give it a shot. I was not healing up well at all and seemed to be developing more and more food issues with other foods by the day.

It helped tremendously. You'll find a lot of people talk about the SCD (Specific Carbohydrate Diet) and GAPS on here. They are very similar in many respects and I don't think either one would be a bad thing to try, though personally I prefer the GAPS. :)
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Posted 31 May 2011 - 12:03 PM

Monika,

What is your diagnosis? How were you diagnosed? I can't remmeber if you said before. I have a hard enough time keeping track of myself! :blink:


Hahah sorry I didn't say... oops.

I got a GI test done and they drew a bunch of blood and it took a me a while. I have food intolerances that cause my stomach linning to swell and I can't get nutrition and all that good stuff. This was causing me to be sick for a long time and it's slowly fixing itself but the doctor said that the repair kit would speed things up.
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Posted 31 May 2011 - 12:09 PM

Hahah sorry I didn't say... oops.

I got a GI test done and they drew a bunch of blood and it took a me a while. I have food intolerances that cause my stomach linning to swell and I can't get nutrition and all that good stuff. This was causing me to be sick for a long time and it's slowly fixing itself but the doctor said that the repair kit would speed things up.



Did they say Celiac? Is it your stomach or your small intestine? Probaly your intestine, I don't think much of anything is absorbed from the stomach into your blood stream.

You may have more issues with this doc than him trying to sell you products. I'm wondering about the diagnosis and what he did to get it.
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#12 Korwyn

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 12:33 PM

Hahah sorry I didn't say... oops.

I got a GI test done and they drew a bunch of blood and it took a me a while. I have food intolerances that cause my stomach linning to swell and I can't get nutrition and all that good stuff. This was causing me to be sick for a long time and it's slowly fixing itself but the doctor said that the repair kit would speed things up.


Umm....Are you not getting nutrition because your stomach isn't breaking foods down? Because your stomach doesn't actually absorb anything. Acid and enzymes in your stomach break down protein and fats and some carbs. Bacteria in your small intestine breaks down more carbs. Nutrients from the protein and fat, along with the bacterial waste (in the form of nutrients now) are absorbed through your small intestine (by the vilii). Undigested carbs, fiber, and some other undigested materials are passed to your large intestine where additional bacteria perform similar work.

Leaky gut: Is still under a lot of study and some medical professionals still don't believe it exists. However, research into it seems to indicate that many food intolerances develop when protein chains and other fragments that are not in proper nutrient form (i.e. bacterial waste or amino acid chains) pass through the small intestine wall into the blood stream and trigger immune system responses. So if your doctor said you aren't getting nutrition because your stomach lining is swelling and preventing production of acid, pepsin, and other enzymes, he may be correct. But from what little you've said, plus the fact that he is pushing a $300+ product really makes me slightly queasy. At least I hope that's what's making me queasy, not the chicken I ate for lunch. :)

* Edited for speeling and more better grammar

Edited by Korwyn, 31 May 2011 - 12:34 PM.

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March 2009 - Negative Blood work
April 24, 2009 - Gluten-free
April 29, 2009 - Notably positive response to gluten-free Diet.
May 2, 2009 Dairy Free
May 6, 2009, Soy Free
May 27, 2009 Enterolab Results: Positive Anti-gliadin IgA, tTG IgA, Casein, HLA DQ2.2, HLA DQ8
June 4, 2009 Refined sugar free (except Raw Honey, pure Maple syrup)
June 29, 2009, Dad diagnosed Celiac by GI specialist via blood work and dietary response.
July 2009, Dad's gene test: double DQ8! Thanks Dad - I'll try to get you something nice for Christmas! :)
August 8, 2009 Really Soy free this time - Thanks Blue Diamond for the soy lecithin in the almond milk! :(

#13 Korwyn

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Posted 31 May 2011 - 12:36 PM

Doh! Sorry Karen, I didn't read your post first, I wasn't trying to upstage you :) As usual somebody else said in two sentences what it took me 20 to say. :lol:
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Undiagnosed for 20 years since first symptoms.
March 2009 - Negative Blood work
April 24, 2009 - Gluten-free
April 29, 2009 - Notably positive response to gluten-free Diet.
May 2, 2009 Dairy Free
May 6, 2009, Soy Free
May 27, 2009 Enterolab Results: Positive Anti-gliadin IgA, tTG IgA, Casein, HLA DQ2.2, HLA DQ8
June 4, 2009 Refined sugar free (except Raw Honey, pure Maple syrup)
June 29, 2009, Dad diagnosed Celiac by GI specialist via blood work and dietary response.
July 2009, Dad's gene test: double DQ8! Thanks Dad - I'll try to get you something nice for Christmas! :)
August 8, 2009 Really Soy free this time - Thanks Blue Diamond for the soy lecithin in the almond milk! :(

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 12:35 PM

Did they say Celiac? Is it your stomach or your small intestine? Probaly your intestine, I don't think much of anything is absorbed from the stomach into your blood stream.

You may have more issues with this doc than him trying to sell you products. I'm wondering about the diagnosis and what he did to get it.



He told me I don't have Celiac. The problem is that I am sensitive to these foods and they are causeing by stomach linning to swell and the reason why I had been getting really sick for these past couple of years. Other than that I got no detail except to saty away from the foods on my list.
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#15 monika

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Posted 06 June 2011 - 12:39 PM

Umm....Are you not getting nutrition because your stomach isn't breaking foods down? Because your stomach doesn't actually absorb anything. Acid and enzymes in your stomach break down protein and fats and some carbs. Bacteria in your small intestine breaks down more carbs. Nutrients from the protein and fat, along with the bacterial waste (in the form of nutrients now) are absorbed through your small intestine (by the vilii). Undigested carbs, fiber, and some other undigested materials are passed to your large intestine where additional bacteria perform similar work.

Leaky gut: Is still under a lot of study and some medical professionals still don't believe it exists. However, research into it seems to indicate that many food intolerances develop when protein chains and other fragments that are not in proper nutrient form (i.e. bacterial waste or amino acid chains) pass through the small intestine wall into the blood stream and trigger immune system responses. So if your doctor said you aren't getting nutrition because your stomach lining is swelling and preventing production of acid, pepsin, and other enzymes, he may be correct. But from what little you've said, plus the fact that he is pushing a $300+ product really makes me slightly queasy. At least I hope that's what's making me queasy, not the chicken I ate for lunch. :)

* Edited for speeling and more better grammar



I'm not sure anymore because I was just told that I have sensativities to the foods on my list and I should avoid them fro the rest of my life. He said the reaction to sensitivites was that my stomach linning was swelling and that was causing my problems. Other than that I was told nothing more. So I'm just like .... :/
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