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jasonD2

Leaky Gut And Gluten Sensitivity Connection

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Does anyone know if having a gluten sensitivity can cause leaky gut (aka increased intestinal permeability? I had the lactulose/mannitol test and it indicated that my gut permeability was elevated. i then found out my anti-gliadin abs were elevated...so i'm trying to figure out what caused what...did the leaky gut cause the gluten sensitivity or did the gluten sensitivity cause the leaky gut?


Endoscopy & blood panel all negative 12/09 after being strict w/ gluten free diet

As of 8/09 - Candida Overgrowth, C.difficile overgrowth, elevated fecal anti-gliadin, elevated putrefactive SCFA's

Developed severe lactose intolerance, IBS and food sensitivities in 02 after contracting Giardia from a river in Oregon

Had negative celiac blood work in 02

Elevated stool anti-gliadin Ab (21 with 10 being cutoff for normal) - 2008

Positive for DQ8- 2008

Tested high positive for egg, dairy, soy, ginger, mustard - 2008

Lactulose/Mannitol (leaky gut) test indicated slight intestinal permeability

Improved with gluten free diet but still have spastic constipation

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It depends. For instance, if you have Lyme disease, you'll have leaky gut, which will cause all kinds of intolerances, including gluten intolerance. If you have celiac disease, it will cause leaky gut also. So, sometimes it's hard to know what came first.


I am a German citizen, married to a Canadian 29 years, four daughters, one son, seven granddaughters and four grandsons, with one more grandchild on the way in July 2009.

Intolerant to all lectins (including gluten), nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant) and salicylates.

Asperger Syndrome, Tourette Syndrome, Addison's disease (adrenal insufficiency), hypothyroidism, fatigue syndrome, asthma

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