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Leaky Gut Diet

18 March 2012 - 07:22 PM

I am trying the GAPS diet but I have hard time respecting all the rules like no potato or sweet potato when they are among the few things I can digest normally. I am surprised sweet potato is restricted on the Gaps diet as it is a good source of energy for those of us that don't have much grains and it is really nourishing.
So far, I am using some of the Gaps diet guidelines like eating good fats, drinking bone broths and using home made meat stocks.

I cut off most grains but have kept some and getting only very small portions of grain. I can make these grains even less once I can control my excessive hunger. I have been drinking soups and bones broths and my stomach is loving it as it is filling. I almost feel I have less cravings but still a long way to go.

I am trying other ways to heal my gut and have heard of glutamine supplement. I read some info online and it all looks good. Have you ever tried glutamine?

What can I do to conquer my terrible cravings? I need serious help. I used to be teased for my bird appetite but I can't stop eating now how do I tell my brain I am full :( I am almost thinking of looking for a supplement to suppress my cravings.

Is there any other leaky gut diet that would suits me better and allow some sweet potato, a bit of corn and rice here and there?

Also, on the Gaps diet, I should have eggs and yogourt and these aren't things I would like to have any time soon. They are on my avoid list along with nuts, all dairy, beans and seeds. I am allowed to have some of them 1/4 days if reaction was moderate but I want to stay away from them all together for at least 6 months.

Melatonin: Can It Cause Sking Darkening?

09 March 2012 - 03:15 PM

I take melatonin with doctor supervision to work on my circadian rhythms and my skin has been darkening since then but I am not sure it is a side effect. The darkening could come from adrenal fatigue but I read online that melatonin can cause a form of melasma.
Are melatonin and melasma from the same root?

H Pylori

26 February 2012 - 07:25 PM

Hi there,

I got lab results and I have H pilori with many food intolerances as well. I had a number of symptoms gastro and skin sensitivity mostly (painful to touch and nerve tingling burning sensation quite electric, itching and darkening where it didn't itch). At the same time, I had symptoms of adrenal and chronic fatigue.
My new doctor suspected adrenal fatigue and intestinal parasites. Instead I have H pilori and food allergies. I have been taking liquorice root for the fatigue and may have to stop now that I know my adrenals*** are Ok but I read that liquorice could help with H pilori as well. The doctor prescribed me an antibiotic for one week but I like to avoid antibiotics for the health of my intestines.

Anyone knows about alternatives to antibiotics? Can oregano oil help? Anyone used liquorice with some success?

***adrenals: have to work harder with H pylori infection and that's why I had adrenal fatigue symptomes. Read here:

Enzyme Question

16 February 2012 - 10:04 PM

I am dealing with bad digestion, discomfort/or pain and IBS and my new holistic doctor sent me for many tests which are not all completely done. In the meantime, I am taking probiotics and enzymes...actually I just bought the enzymes Digest More Ultra from Renew Life and it is gluten soya corn yeast additives and animal products FREE. It looks perfect except that it only has 25000 DU amylase to digest carbs and 100000 HUT protease for proteines. The first formula I was supposed to get from the doctor office (they sell them) had around 48000 unit of protease and 52000 unit of amylase.
Also, I dont feel bothered by meat as far as I know... maybe I need an enzyme formula richer in amylase.

Rate Topic

10 February 2012 - 03:06 PM

I rated a topic for the first time last week. Do I have to worry about my eyes or this is something new? I didn't know we could rate...never rated even when I really liked a topic and I am here since 2009.

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