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Member Since 10 Feb 2004
Offline Last Active Mar 16 2004 12:28 AM

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Other Short Villi Causes.

25 February 2004 - 01:32 AM

A friend of mine that had no significant health problems all his life and definitely did not experience any food related trouble, was forced to take a endoscopy of stomach and duodenum; doctors found him have shorter than normal villi (2:1 length/width, instead of expected 4:1).
He does not believe gluten has anything to do with this.

Does anybody know what other things could cause duodenum villi to get shorter?

Why Not Probiotics?

19 February 2004 - 03:30 AM

The use of probiotics was highly recommanded by all my doctors, since the friendly bacteria are always needed when our digestion is impaired.

So, full of hope, I started with Lactobacillus acidophilus and saccharomices boulardii, both which are known for helping digestion and vitamin absorbtion.

But! After several days of taking them I felt worse and worse, with severe nausea and diarheea. I paused taking them for some days. Then, again, with the same unpleasant effects.

The products I use are with moderate-low probiotic dosage, and are gluten free.

What happens?
Aren't probiotics supposed to have benefic effects ONLY?

How To Eat Vegetables?

10 February 2004 - 03:00 AM

It took me about a year of severe gluten-free diet: meat, cheese and rice, mostly, to get on my feet and regain some weight, after many months of digestive troubles.
Now I do feel a progress, but I really can't eat any veggetables at all!
What is to do? Living with meat and rice an entire life is unthinkable.

But every fruit or veggetable, carrots, apples, even boiled or baked, even in small quantities induce me terrible symptoms: extreme fatigue, cramps, diarheea.

Please advise.

Also, what particular enzymes should an enzyme product contain so that it helps me?

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