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Member Since 28 Dec 2008
Offline Last Active May 31 2009 02:39 AM

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In Topic: Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD)

29 May 2009 - 01:12 AM

Hi Ali & mftnchn,

I was breastfeeded for a long time, but my mom has had her own gut problems all of her life as well as her grandmother who had 'a lazy stomach'.

I was examined for possible malabsorption and deficincies, the only thing that came out was a serious lack of iron/anaemia, that has been looked after.

I am now officialy dx with nervous breakdown and benzo-dependency so I'm taking supplements to strengthen my nervous system and I guess cutting back on complex carbs will have to wait for a while since they play a major role in functioning of the nervous system... But I do avoid processed food and prefer organic.

Also, I will have the mold cleaned up next week, meanwhile I'm going to move out and see if I feel better sleeping elsewhere.

I will check out what you mentioned of heavy metal toxicity.



In Topic: Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD)

24 May 2009 - 11:35 AM

Ali B, you are right. I had a tummy bug only a couple of weeks before, that must have weakened my gut flora.

In Topic: Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD)

24 May 2009 - 02:21 AM

Hi all!

Thanks for replying!

What is very strange to me is that what I read about scd (which should be helpful in healing a leaky gut) is a contradiction to what the doctor prescribed me for it. He put me on 'permealine' which is a powder that is intended to stop hyperpermeablity of your gut, yet it's basically fructo-oligosaccharides. And I have to take probiotics as well.

I don't know if I have a problem with carbs (good question!), I have very normal bowelmovements. The reason why I'm looking into scd is because something is obviously weakening my immunesystem and nervoussystem (I have chronic sore throat, feel exhausted, frequent headache, can't stand noise, have rashes, bleeding gums, dizzines, trouble concentrating, feeling depressed) and chadlady mentioned on an other thread that sugar and carbs could do this.

Yet, I'm taking a look at different aspects of life (I have dust allergy and live in a house with lots of mold, my bedroom is so bad I can smell it) or maybe it's all because of depression and insomnia. But food is my number one since I have trouble keeping the weight on and it is a fact that I have/had foodintolerances.

AliB, that sounds like a painful experience! Get well!


In Topic: Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD)

23 May 2009 - 01:23 AM

Hi all!!

I've been reading about it (love the pecanbread site! usually, what's good for kids, is good for me). I've done some reading on the purely chemical structure of nutrition also and am now convinced that simple carbohydrates (both mono and disaccharides) go easier on an inflamed/irritated/leaky gut. So to me it's all about cutting down on complex carbs (together with other measures like peeling and cooking fruits and vegetables). I could call it the simple carb diet. I would give preference to monosaccharides because I am lactose-intolerant (which is a disaccharide) yet it has more possabilities (lactosefree milk, chestnutflour and chickpea flour are disaccharides I would allow).
Yet I wonder, complex carbs are necessary to level out bloodsugar highs and lows (I'm hypogleacemic) so how about that?

And then there's another thing: my stooltest came out fine so I don't have bacterial overgrowth (which is why I won't do the introduction diet). I understand polysaccharides are what gut-bacterias live on but not all are harmful! The good ones are necessary and even reduce the harmful ones!

"When oligosaccharides are consumed, the undigested portion serves as food for the intestinal microflora. Depending on the type of oligosaccharide, different bacterial groups are stimulated or suppressed.
Clinical studies have shown that administering FOS, GOS, or inulin can increase the number of these friendly bacteria in the colon while simultaneously reducing the population of harmful bacteria"

Is that why you have to eat the scd yoghurt? Is that enough?

In Topic: How To Heal A Leaky Gut

22 May 2009 - 12:20 PM

Okey I'm now giving it serious consideration.
I know my parents will think I'm starving myself and I don't like the introduction diet at all but I really need to get better so I'm prepared to try a lot... maybe even SCD, who knows.
I'll do some more reading first.

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