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

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How To Heal A Leaky Gut

17 May 2009 - 02:04 AM

It's been 6 months since I was diagnosed with leaky gut. I've taken probiotics every morning, fish oil supplements and followed a strict gluten/wheat/diairy/egg free diet. And nothing's changed!!
I still have sensitive bowels (and stomach), I haven't gained anything, I still need 12 hours sleep and feel exhausted nevertheless. I have a chronic throatache, headache, bleeding gum, am feeling dizzy and have a bad inflammation on my hip :o I don't know what to do.

How do you know you have a leaky gut, then how do you heal it? And -perhaps most importantly- how do you know when it's healed??

Last week I was in a rash on the palm of my hands, but I'm sure I had not eaten any of the 'forbidden' foods. Yet, with a leaky gut, I guess you can become intolerant to whatever comes into your bloodstream, if not wheat and diairy, than corn and soy, no? So what's the point in following a gluten-free diet? I'm not celiac.

Anyone any ideas?

What's The Minimum Iron Level?

17 March 2009 - 08:14 AM

I had intense treatment for iron deficiency aneamia (got weekly iron shots). My level went up from minus 5 to 29. The doctor said it's enough for now, I just have to make sure I eat the right stuff but I wondered: am I where I should be at or do I have to get it up some more?

What Do You Have For Breakfast?

08 March 2009 - 12:53 PM

I'm trying to cut down on bread (as store bought is too expensive for every day and I can't bake edible bread myself -yet ;) ). Sometimes I have a glutenfreegrain porridge but I'm looking for less labor-intensive alternatives. I get easily bored of granola and rice cakes. :(
Any ideas?

So Frustrated - gluten-free-living In Europe

08 March 2009 - 12:28 PM

I'm from Belgium and surfing the internet about glutenfree living is sooo frustrating... I see all those delicious-looking foods for sale in USA & Canada -not just basics but also real treats like donuts, bagels, cereals,... argh and I can't find any of it here!! Do you know what I'm talking about?
I'm not used to buy stuff online and wonder about the shippingcosts to Europe... anyone has experience with that? Am also thinking of making a trip overseas (to the UK) for glutenfree shopping.
It's not fair :(

Not Doing Well On Ortho Evra Patch?

04 March 2009 - 02:14 AM

I wanted to take the pill to stop having m for a while because I'm very anemic. I'm putting so much efforts in getting my iron back up that I hate seeing much of it go wasted.
I wanted the patch because I have a Leaky Gut and avoid taking oral medications.
But I had not thought of the possibility of gastro-intestinal side effects. Since I'm on it I don't seem to digest anything at all, whatever I eat, even crackers don't go well. I get stomach ache and am not hungry. My weight is on the edge and I really can't afford to loose any so I'm thinking of getting off the patch though I've only been on it for 2 weeks now. Has anyone had these side-effects or should I think of another possible reason for my gi-symptoms?

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