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Bubba's Mom

Member Since 29 Jun 2011
Offline Last Active May 13 2013 11:37 AM
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In Topic: Bacterial Dysbiosis/leaky Gut

13 May 2013 - 11:37 AM

This diet (GAPS)is basically the SCD (simple carbohydrate ) diet.  It's also used for healing the gut.  The main thing is to cut out sugar, chemicals, and starches.  Use gelatinous bone broth to heal the gut and probiotics to populate with good bacteria.  I think the books are helpful in that they give recipes and examples of what your meal would be.  I use an L-glutamine supplement for gut healing as well. ( I had total villous atrophy along with ulcerations and had a lot of healing to do). It sounds like a good thing for you to try?  It sure couldn't hurt?

A while ago on this site I posted  a link to a site that I found which told how to have perpetual bone broth by slowly simmering a whole chicken in a slow cooker.  You take some out each day and add more water as needed.  If you add a teaspooon or so of vinegar it helps get that good gelatin out of the bones without giving a sour taste.

I tried to paste the link to that thread here.  I hope it works?  you might some helpful info in it?

 

http://www.celiac.co...lp-with-a-diet/

As time goes on I'm getting more intolerances, so I know I need to keep working.  I think I may go full on GAPS too?

 

I have an appointment at Mayo Clininc for follow up care next week.  I have a lot of questions, and among them will be how to finally get my gut balanced and healed.  A scope in December showed my villi appear to have grown back.  The weird thing I've found is that Dr.s don't seem to want to make us well...they seem to want to squelch symptoms with drugs instead.

Good luck!

I'm just back from the Mayo Clinic.  They ran some tests and I was shocked to learn that I have fructose malabsorption.  I thought maybe I had a yeast overgrowth because eating sugar made me feel bad.  It's a rarely tested for companion of Celiac/gluten intolerance.  

I was told to go on a low fructose diet.  I was surprised to see that a lot of veggies have fructose.  Among them are onion and garlic.

 

If you've gone gluten-free and are still getting bloating, gas, belching, cramps, stomach pain, headaches, skin breakouts, or nausea, it's something to consider.  The test is very easy for a GI to do. 


In Topic: Bacterial Dysbiosis/leaky Gut

05 May 2013 - 05:46 AM

Here's one more thing to consider.  I ran across this info this morning.  Take a look at the free peek of the book and read the intro.  It may be one more piece of the puzzle for all of us to consider?

http://www.amazon.co...ptimalwellnessc#_

I hope the link works..if not go to amazon and check out the book: Earthing: the most important health discovery ever?


In Topic: Bacterial Dysbiosis/leaky Gut

05 May 2013 - 04:33 AM

Thank you for your post! There is one good thread on here comparing the GAPS diet to the SCD diet which I skimmed the other day. It does sound like GAPS applies to me almost perfectly though, so that is the one that I am going to do. I ordered the book + the cookbook last night. I'm not sure if I'm going to start with the intro diet or the full GAPS diet considering I already have been hopefully healing a little by being gluten free/dairy free for 3+ years plus a pseudo-SCD/paleo diet for the last couple of weeks/months. 

 

I don't have a slow cooker yet, but I will have to look into getting one. Thank you for the link to that thread. I am also taking anywhere from 2g-6g of L-Glutamine a day to help heal.

 

I am very sorry to hear that you are developing more intolerances. That's really no fun. It's good to hear that your villi have grown back though! That's progress! My best wishes to your continuing healing process, and I definitely share your frustration with the Western medical system. It's really no fun dealing with when you have a condition such as ours.

One thing that they stress with GAPS is the introduction phase.  You may only do it for a very short time, but they stress that you shouldn't skip it.  I never did it, and I think I may have to backtrack and do it?  I've been gluten-free, dairy, and soy free for almost 2 years.  The GAPS diet uses dairy and eggs which I am intolerant of, so I never tried doing GAPS or SCD, and they use stool consistancy as a guide to whether a food is well tolerated or not.  I don't have D as a symptom, so again, the diet didn't seem like it was a good fit for me at first. I'm rethinking it.  From reading through the GAPS diet site online they refer to page 95 in the book for those who can't do dairy, so I guess the diet may be possible for me after all? 

 

One thing I would add...the eggs that you use do matter.  Whatever they're fed comes through into the egg.  Organic, free range hens lay healthy eggs, wheras those fed a heavy grain diet may give you a bad reaction.  I learned that quite a while ago when they first came out with the higher nutrition Eggland's Best brand.  It proves the feed affects the egg.  I reacted badly to them when I could eat other eggs.

 

I also saw that they were recommending the diet for time frames like 1.5 to 2 years.  When I first started on this journey like most peolple I thought I'd go gluten-free and I'd magically become healthy.  The reality is, it takes a bit more work for some of us.  I admire your wonderful will power in giving up so many foods (I still haven't completely eliminated all sugar and starch) and awareness that the food we eat drives our health. My best wishes to you! 


In Topic: Bacterial Dysbiosis/leaky Gut

04 May 2013 - 03:06 PM

This diet (GAPS)is basically the SCD (simple carbohydrate ) diet.  It's also used for healing the gut.  The main thing is to cut out sugar, chemicals, and starches.  Use gelatinous bone broth to heal the gut and probiotics to populate with good bacteria.  I think the books are helpful in that they give recipes and examples of what your meal would be.  I use an L-glutamine supplement for gut healing as well. ( I had total villous atrophy along with ulcerations and had a lot of healing to do). It sounds like a good thing for you to try?  It sure couldn't hurt?

A while ago on this site I posted  a link to a site that I found which told how to have perpetual bone broth by slowly simmering a whole chicken in a slow cooker.  You take some out each day and add more water as needed.  If you add a teaspooon or so of vinegar it helps get that good gelatin out of the bones without giving a sour taste.

I tried to paste the link to that thread here.  I hope it works?  you might some helpful info in it?

 

http://www.celiac.co...lp-with-a-diet/

As time goes on I'm getting more intolerances, so I know I need to keep working.  I think I may go full on GAPS too?

 

I have an appointment at Mayo Clininc for follow up care next week.  I have a lot of questions, and among them will be how to finally get my gut balanced and healed.  A scope in December showed my villi appear to have grown back.  The weird thing I've found is that Dr.s don't seem to want to make us well...they seem to want to squelch symptoms with drugs instead.

Good luck!


In Topic: I Feel Better When I Just Don't Eat

29 April 2013 - 01:18 PM

Thank you all for the replies! I will definitely mention gastroparesis and cystic fibrosis when I visit the doctor next, but I'm not sure the symptoms fit me quite right after reading about them. I'm thinking now that a lot of my problems are actually coming from the gastritis which is refusing to heal. I've been on Prilosec for 5 weeks now. For some reason, the gastritis hates foods high in fat and really wants me to eat things full of carbs, but the only things I seem to be able to eat are higher in fat. My stomach has not tolerated grains or potatoes since I did the gluten challenge in December and the only fruit it will tolerate is bananas. I have been eating 3-4 bananas a day and squash on occasion to try to get some carbs in but it's just not cutting it. I am literally eating only bananas, lean chicken and turkey, cooked spinach, small servings of avocado, occasional squash, carrots and a handful of nuts when I feel like I'm dying. My stomach is generally at least manageable when I eat only this, but as soon as I try to add in anything else the pain flares back up. I have lost 10 pounds and I'm constantly exhausted, and I'm feeling very depressed and lost. I don't know what to do, my gastro brushed me off last time I went in and my GP has told me to rely on the Prilosec for now. I can't get in to see another gastro without a referral from my GP, who will just tell me to wait it out. My mom is all caught up in the idea of doing the celiac gene and food reactivity tests from Enterolab, but I'm not sure what that will even help at this point because I'm already avoiding gluten like the plague and I'm not sure what else I could possibly be reacting to with such a small selection of food, if I'm reacting to anything at all. I just wish I knew why the gastritis isn't healing.

Ask for a SIBO test.   It will check to see if you have a bacterial overgrowth.  Sibo can make you react badly to a lot of foods.  A HIDA scan might be a good idea too?  It will test to see if your gallbladder releases the bile and enzymes you need to digest your food.  If you are taking an acid blocker it can stall the release of bile too, which can cause or aggrivate some of your symptoms.

 

Are you keeping a food log?  By listing what you eat including which seasonings you may be able to figure out other food intolerances.  Some seasonings like seasoning salt contain paprika which can irritate gastritis.  They may contain cornstarch too, which can bother some people.  Avoid MSG.  Write down any symptoms you get. Be mindful of how the main allergens effect you.  You could have intolerances, which aren't full blown allergies.. but enough to give you reactions.   By keeping a record you will have a way of seeing if there is a pattern or connection between various symptoms and foods, which can be tricky to figure out since many food reactions are delayed.

Try eating a few blueberries.  They help heal gastritis.  You could cook an apple with some blueberries and have applesauce, try a bit of sweet potato because they are very nutrient dense.  Please stay away from artifial sweeteners too. 

 

Take a good probiotic.  It helps digest your food and helps your body use the nutrients in the foods you eat.  It helps balance out the "flora" in your gut too.  Don't expect drastic changes from the probiotic.  They tend to work slowly.

Make bone broth to eat.  By slowly simmering a chicken in water with a small amount of vinegar(1 teaspoon) the gelatin from the bones and cartilege will come out, but doesn't taste sour.  This helps heal the gut.