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Member Since 04 Dec 2012
Offline Last Active May 14 2013 08:13 PM

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Anti-Candida Diet - Seeds Vs. Grains

05 May 2013 - 08:32 PM

Hi Everyone,


Just starting to work on my candida issues and it looks like just taking some plain old Candex is not gonna do it and I need to make some dietary changes as well.


I am just learning about the Candida diet, and how grains are a no no because of their starches but seeds are okay. Can someone please explain to me how this works? I mean as far as I know, seeds also have starches in them...so how come starch in the grains are not good for candida over-growth people but seeds are okay??


Thank you so much,

God Bless.


What Are Brush Border Enzymes And How Do They Related To...

28 April 2013 - 07:29 PM



I am still learning about enzymes. I have leaky gut, and after trying my first bottle of a general enzyme product, I noticed some benefits, so I became more interested to learn about enzymes. Today I came across a new term called "Brush Border Enzymes". The short explanation I saw was very relevant to being Celiac and/or have leaky gut. Apparently, some individuals have damaged brushed border (part of small intestine  where a few enzymes are produced). These enzymes are responsible for breaking down many foods that if not broken down will cause allergies.... 


My question is:

1. What is the list of these enzymes?

Why do I ask? because there is no reason for me to buy a enzyme product that has plenty of enzymes that I don't need.. I want to know what are exactly these "Brush Border Enzymes" so I look for products that have those in them only.


2. Can anyone recommend any enzyme supplements that have these enzymes in them? I mean all of them not just one or two. I am looking for 1 complete product. thanks



As always, all input is appreciated. 

Is There A Name For This Diet?

11 December 2012 - 11:37 PM

I am not sure if there is a name for what I can and can not eat. I seem to do fine with a small amount of white rice or potato but no other grains. Also, unlike people who do fine on a Paleo diet with seeds, I can not eat seeds either.

So basically, my diet is Paleo +rice/potato and (- seeds) !
Is there a name for this diet?

Taking Combination Pancreatic Enzymes Vs. Just Protease!

08 December 2012 - 12:36 PM


I am new to this board and first of all I want to say I am very thankful for such a forum to exist. It has helped me educate myself alot.

About 3 weeks ago I was diagnosed with leaky gut syndrome, and one of the products my doctor has advised me to take is a Pancreatic Enzyme product. I had taken Combo Pancreatic enzymes in the past and although it helped alot with the inflammation of the gut, it gave me a feeling of depression and low energy, so I stopped. (this was a couple of years ago) ... Now to my surprise, my doctor wants me to take it again!

So the curious person that I am, I decided to do a little search, and learn more about Pancreatic enzymes. As it turns out that out of the 3 main enzymes that is pretty much included in all these Pancreatic enzyme products (Amylase, Protease, and Lipase) only 1 is used to digest proteins which is Protease. Amylase is to digest starch and Lipalase is to digest fats.

My question is this: Why should I take a product that has all the enzymes when my problem is digesting Gluten which is a form of protein?? Why not just take Protease??

Protease is sold by itself also, just not as popular. I could not find it in a store, but did see it online.

My goal is to get the inflammation down without the feeling of depression and low energy. So I am so curious to try Protease by itself to see if it does just that.... after all if my pancreas is producing enough Amylase and Lipase, why give it in excess??

So please educate me as to pros and cons of taking Protease by itself vs. a combo of all pancreatic enzymes... Thanks

Can Anyone Recommend A Food Allergy Doc. In Orange County/ca?

05 December 2012 - 07:22 AM


I have been working with a doctor that I am not happy with. So I want to get a 2nd opinion.
Can anyone recommend a doctor in Orange County that specializes in food allergies? I have leaky gut syndrome . Thanks

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