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How To Heal A Childs Gut/intestines

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Hi everyone. While my son has numerous allergies including gluten/wheat, dairy, corn and tomatoes I was just told by our nutritionist and naturopathic that my son's intestines/gut was probably ruined by an inhaler that our pediatrician put my son on at 10 months. They say we need to "heal the intestines/gut" before he will start to put on any weight. Any suggestions as to how this is done?? I don't see either doctor until next Thursday but would like to start this process ASAP. Thanks!

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Hi everyone. While my son has numerous allergies including gluten/wheat, dairy, corn and tomatoes I was just told by our nutritionist and naturopathic that my son's intestines/gut was probably ruined by an inhaler that our pediatrician put my son on at 10 months. They say we need to "heal the intestines/gut" before he will start to put on any weight. Any suggestions as to how this is done?? I don't see either doctor until next Thursday but would like to start this process ASAP. Thanks!

The only way to heal is by diet. It will take awhile though so start very basic and then add new foods. I can't remember the name of the actual diet, but if you ever breastfed it is very similar to an elimination diet.


Mommy to James, who is Celiac diagnosis by blood test and confirmed by endoscopy on 9/29/2009. Our household has been gluten free since.

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in addition to having your child on the proper diet.... try L.Glutamine. there's a great product called Intestinew.. or you can just get plain L.Glutamine powder (double check it's gluten free)... mix a dose with water and have your child drink it at night- it helps heal the intestinal lining- and its best to take it at night- it coats the intestines and works thruought the night.. i LOVE the stuff. and i completely notice a difference in my bm the next morning.

Ghee is also great for healing the small intestine

:)


1986- Elevated Speckled ANA/no Lupus.negative Sjorgens

2008- AntiGliadin IGA/IGg~ Negative,TTG IGA/IGg~ Weak Positive, Endomysial Antibody~ Positive, IGA Deficient.

no biopsy (insurance denied)

6/2010- Enterolab Gene Test:

HLA-DQB1 Allele 1 0302

HLA-DQB1 Allele 2 0302

HLADQ 3,3 (subtype 8,8)

7/2010- 100% Gluten Free

8/2010- DH

10/2010-Hypothyroid dx-> 12/2010 Hashimoto's dx + 1/11- Graves dx :(

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Hi everyone. While my son has numerous allergies including gluten/wheat, dairy, corn and tomatoes I was just told by our nutritionist and naturopathic that my son's intestines/gut was probably ruined by an inhaler that our pediatrician put my son on at 10 months. They say we need to "heal the intestines/gut" before he will start to put on any weight. Any suggestions as to how this is done?? I don't see either doctor until next Thursday but would like to start this process ASAP. Thanks!

My advice is probiotics and acidophilus tables - you get flavoured tablets - my children love the tablets and I am convinced they help

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Hi everyone. While my son has numerous allergies including gluten/wheat, dairy, corn and tomatoes I was just told by our nutritionist and naturopathic that my son's intestines/gut was probably ruined by an inhaler that our pediatrician put my son on at 10 months. They say we need to "heal the intestines/gut" before he will start to put on any weight. Any suggestions as to how this is done?? I don't see either doctor until next Thursday but would like to start this process ASAP. Thanks!

What??? I'm not familiar with any inhalers that cause intestinal damage. I would be very suspicious of that "diagnosis".

How strictly gluten-free is his diet? Do you have gluten in the house so he could be getting traces of it from the kitchen? Are you feeding him processed foods that could be cross-contaminated with gluten? Also, have inflammatory bowel diseases been ruled out?

Everyone else's suggestions of probiotics and L-glutamine are great ideas as far as healing but you need to find the correct underlying cause.

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My dietician made that diagnosis. She said that inhalers are notorious for doing damage to the intestinal lining...she also thought that swine flu had something to do with it also because he had it the exact same time he stopped growing (that is also when we started the inhaler). Seriously, I don't know what to believe anymore, I just want him to get better. And yes, I suppose he he could be getting cross-contaminated by gluten since his father and siblings eat gluten in our house...but I am VERY particular about what he eats. I guess I should probably watch a little bit more. I've also noticed he has some pretty severe rashes on his elbows which just started coming out. I'm wondering if I should start examining the soaps I use as well.

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A serious illness like flu can trigger celiac disease. The rashes are certainly a sign he's exposed to something. Elbows makes me wonder if he is putting his elbows on crumbs of gluten somehow.

I can only suggest you ask your dietitian for the studies linking inhalers and intestinal damage. I sure can't find anything. There is mention of slowed growth in children on inhaled corticosteriods here. That wouldn't have anything to do with intestinal damage bit might be what's going on if the inhaler is a steroid.

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/childhood-asthma/DS00849/DSECTION=treatments-and-drugs

http://www.chop.edu/service/allergy/allergy-and-asthma-information/asthma-steroids.html#growth

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A serious illness like flu can trigger celiac disease. The rashes are certainly a sign he's exposed to something. Elbows makes me wonder if he is putting his elbows on crumbs of gluten somehow.

Or he's developing DH on his elbows...again, which would indicate that he's getting into gluten.

Babies like to grab anything they can reach and then pop it in their mouths, right? If the rest of the family is still eating gluten, are they taking extra care to wash their hands and faces and clean up all crumbs before touching the baby or any of his things? Oh, and to the mom, yes, check all soaps, lotions, hair products as well- for your baby, you, and the rest of the family. For example- many hair products have hydrolyzed wheat protein in them for texture and if your son is like any of the babies I've been around, if he can grab a fistful of hair, it goes in the mouth.

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