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Hoolie

Enzymes For Gluten Intolerance?

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After years of getting progressively more gluten intolerant I finally admitted to myself that I just couldn't eat gluten containing foods anymore. It's challenging but I feel so much better. I have also had Candida for years- in varying degrees. I did all the diets and all the herbs, I finally found that enzymes for Candida control worked best for me.

I started looking into other enzymes and found one called DPP-IV for Gluten intolerance. I found one by a company called Enzymedica and got it from Whole Foods. It is really seeming to help- I can sneak a little gluten here and there and be fine. Does anyone know about this? The company says it is NOT for celiac, only for food sensitivities. Evidently leaky gut causes a lot of problems and candida can be a big culprit in leaky gut.

Your insights would be appreciated. My Dr. knows nothing about this and I'm just wanting more info.

Thanks!

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My opinion - and I stress that this is opinion - we don't have enough evidence to separate gluten immune reactions into ones that damage the immune system and ones that don't. There is no evidence that any gluten reaction is due to a lack of natural human enzyme that breaks down gluten at the generally offending sections of the protein, so I don't expect that this enzyme would be, in the long run, a terribly good option.


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After years of getting progressively more gluten intolerant I finally admitted to myself that I just couldn't eat gluten containing foods anymore. It's challenging but I feel so much better. I have also had Candida for years- in varying degrees. I did all the diets and all the herbs, I finally found that enzymes for Candida control worked best for me.

I started looking into other enzymes and found one called DPP-IV for Gluten intolerance. I found one by a company called Enzymedica and got it from Whole Foods. It is really seeming to help- I can sneak a little gluten here and there and be fine. Does anyone know about this? The company says it is NOT for celiac, only for food sensitivities. Evidently leaky gut causes a lot of problems and candida can be a big culprit in leaky gut.

Your insights would be appreciated. My Dr. knows nothing about this and I'm just wanting more info.

Thanks!

Dear Hoolie,

I have Candida as well. I did not know there were enzymes to help treat it! Could you give me the name of those? I would appreciate it. This is only one issue on top of Celiac I have to deal with. Alleviating any of them would greatly help!

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl


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Dear Hoolie,

I have Candida as well. I did not know there were enzymes to help treat it! Could you give me the name of those? I would appreciate it. This is only one issue on top of Celiac I have to deal with. Alleviating any of them would greatly help!

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl

Hi NoGluGirl!

The name of the ones I like best are Candidase by Enzymedica. There are a couple other comapanies out there but these are the ones that worked for me. I'll give you a lowdown on the basic protocol-

3- Candidase between meals 3x a day. The only die off I had was a little bloating and a little headache

2- Digest Gold with every meal- unless the meal was mostly raw, then none. The reason for the digestive enzymes at the meal is so that you can further break down the food and not feed the candida more than you have to.

Add in Olive leaf extract 2-3/day between meals. This is an extra agent for killing Candida.

Replenish intestinal flora with Probiotics. Jarrow makes a good enteric coated shelf stable one thats not too expensive.

I've read you can add in zinc afterwords to help repair the lining of the gut.

I avoided sugar and juices, alchohol, anything to processed. But I did not do the total hardcore awful candida diet that I've done in the past.

All this took about a month. Like I said I still take a couple Candidase a couple time a week just to keep things clean. I still do Digest Gold all the time, as I feel like it really keeps my digestion on track. I travel a lot so my diet is not perfect when I'm on the road. The enzymedica enzymes are more expensive than some other brands, but they WORK! Cheaper online.

When Candida overpopulates it literally drills holes in your intestines and takes root. This makes the gut more permeable and eventually can turn to leaky gut. For me, the leaky gut showed up as food sensitivities- gluten intolerance (not celiac)as well as lots of chemical sensitivities. It took about six months of taking enzymes and probiotics, but now I can eat virtually anything as long as I keep it healthy.

A good website is enzymestuff.com. for information. I called the Enzymedica help line a few times and they were very helpful- enzymedica.com. You can buy the stuff at a good HFS or online.

That was totally long winded, but I have been "managing" my health for my whole life- I found a protocol that worked and has really changed things for the better. I wish you well.

Hoolie

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