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dfarris

Member Since 31 Dec 2008
Offline Last Active Nov 05 2011 05:05 AM
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In Topic: Vitamins

31 December 2008 - 11:18 PM

:D Thanks for the quick response. Happy New Year to you too.

In Topic: Corn Sensitivity?

31 December 2008 - 10:43 PM

What is SCD?

In Topic: Corn Sensitivity?

31 December 2008 - 10:41 PM

Unless you can deal with the damage to your gut properly, you may well find that the intolerances will just spread from one food to another - first gluten, then corn, then soy, then........

I see this all the time on here where people have developed intolerances to more and more foods and are incredibly frustrated.

My belief is that a lot of our health issues are linked to gut dysbiosis and rogue bacteria, yeasts and/or parasites. When we remove something like the gluten-based carbs, they may die back a bit but then regroup, adapt to a new food source and come back with a vengeance. So we remove gluten carbs and they move to corn, we remove corn and they move to soy and so it goes on.

It is only by removing all their potential food source in one go - the long-chain carbs and starches, and by replenishing the gut with the good bacteria to protect the gut and support the immune system, that we stand any chance of clawing control back from them and getting the gut to heal properly. Many gluten-free foods are VERY Carb-dense and can actually make the problem worse.

Many with Celiac/Gluten intolerance have issues with Candida and/or other pathogens, and I suspect a lot have it without realising it, or without realising that their thrush, athlete's foot, the 'charmingly' named 'jock itch', etc., are all linked to a systemic infestation of Candida and other yeasts.

If we give them the right environment, they will flourish. Most people have taken things like antibiotics or other equally gut flora disruptive medications and painkillers that not only destroy the bad guys, but decimate the good protective ones too, leaving the gut open to infestation by pathogens.

Quite a few of us have discovered the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) which removes all the problematic carbs and encourages 'reflorestation' with good bacteria, which then helps the body heal properly. There is an ongoing thread on this section if you want any info about it and 'breaking the vicious cycle' and 'Pecanbread' are two good sites.

(I think I am going to have to make a 'standard' post to copy and paste on these threads as every day there are more and more frustrated and sick people who don't know what to do or where to turn, posting the same questions and raising the same issues! I know what it is like - I have been there, but thanks to the SCD I am getting better now).