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I got test results back from a leaky gut/gut immunity and candida stool and saliva test. Here are the results: I have very low slgA (gut immunity) and a very high yeast colonization in my mouth. The gut immunity is the main one i'm concerned about and have always suspected. I met with nutritionist yesterday and she put me on a food plan and gave me a supplement with the mixture of prebiotics, probiotics and digestive enzymes in them and also an iron supplement. I've been on it since yesterday and actually feel a bit worse today so i'm getting worried already. I really want this to work. She seemed confident i could heal my gut in no time though. Is there anyone who's gone through a similar situation that i can talk to or just anyone with some knowledge on this sort of thing?
Hey, so I've been noticing a pattern where everytime I start a new workout routine or try to do a 30 day challenge, my body catches a cold or a flu. I usually end up quitting and resting but I want to be fitter and I just made a 21 day commitment to eat clean and exercise 6 days a week. Nothing crazy, I'm eating excellent food and often and my routines are not horrendously hard; just 25 minutes cardio at 60 second intervals and strength work alternating. This week is 35 minutes alternating. I'm curious if anyone else has had these roadblocks to fitness and if and how you got through it. Thanks so much. I should also mention I've been gluten-free for 2 years however have had some contamination issues or restaurant episodes despite being very careful. So frustrating as you all know.
Our power was out so we went out to eat, and they friggin boiled the gluten-free pasta in the same water as all the other pasta (nice, huh? takes serious brains!), but then literally just after eating I began getting sick in the rage of a nasty stomach flu, aparently a strain coming from Sydney. Found myself in emergency twice I couldn't stop getting sick and became dehydrated. Finally starting to feel more energy. Tummy upset, to say the least. Still afraid to eat, but will get there soon. Simple broth and apple slices to start with. GLUTEN FREE. My questions surround how much more my body was taken down as a result of my immune system being compromised when I desperately needed it most. Hypothetically, as I don't expect a definitive answer per se.
Celiac.com 05/16/2012 - Goblet cells that line the intestine and secrete mucous are emerging as a possible target for treating inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease and food allergies. With every meal, immune cells in the intestine stand guard against harmful bacteria but permit vitamins and nutrients to pass. The small intestine is protected from harmful pathogens by a layer of mucus secreted from goblet cells. A research team at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have identified the cells that protect the intestine against food antigens, or proteins so that the immune system does not begin an attack. The discovery of goblet cells in mice shines new light on their role in the lining of the intestine, and gives scientists a potential target for treatments against inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease and food allergies. To accomplish their task, the researchers used a new imaging technique that allows them to observe the inner workings of the intestine in a living mouse in real time. For their study, they fed marked sugar to mice and observed antigens as they were passed by goblet cells to dendritic cells. Dendritic cells play a key role in the immune system. But until now, scientists thought that intestinal goblet cells were only responsible for secreting mucus. Miller and Newberry also studied healthy human intestinal tissue from patients undergoing weight-loss surgery. Those results showed that goblet cells perform the same function in people as in mice. This indicates that the cells may be solid drug targets for treating inflammatory bowel disease and other intestinal problems. After studying normal, healthy mice, the researchers are now using the same imaging technique to look at how goblet cells and dendritic cells might function differently when inflammation or infection occurs. They also plan to study mucus-producing goblet cells in other tissues, such as the lung, to assess whether they are working the same way elsewhere in the body. Miller says the results are important because they help scientists understand that intestinal immune responses may depend as much on the ability of goblet cells to transport antigens to dendritic cells as on what the dendritic cells then do with those antigens. Source: Nature. 2012 Mar 14;483(7389):345-9. doi: 10.1038/nature10863.