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    Here are some links that explain, provide information for a laboratory test,  and provide treatment for leak gut syndrome.  Interesting,

    "While fiber is the favorite food of friendly flora, it may be difficult to tolerate lots of it early on with leaky gut. You can start by eating softer foods like bananas, pears, applesauce, well-cooked squash, and so on, building your way up to more fibrous fruits and veggies."

    Listen to your body.  Does this sound about right?  

    Juicing, the lemon water liver cleansing, eating light water based foods only, no heavy fiber for a while, stop NSAIDS, continue to avoid all sugar, gluten & dairy until you pin point your possible food allergies.

    Your 4-step plan for healing leaky gut naturally

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    The Institute of Functional Medicine developed the Four “R” Program as a digestive tool for practitioners. We've developed our own Four R plan based on this approach.
    Remove: Undertake an elimination diet. To stabilize and soothe the digestive tract, I recommend a 14-day (or lengthier) Elimination diet. This is a gentle approach that frees you of common allergens, such as gluten, dairy, soy, and other distruptive foods. We offer aDigestive Reset Program that guides you through an elimination diet, while offering support with probiotics, glutamine, and advice from our Wellness Coaches. This diet can also help you to pinpoint which foods are contributing to or causing your symptoms.

    Reinoculate: Rebalance your gut flora. As I mentioned before, establishing microfloral balance throughout the GI tract is crucial for good digestion because the organisms colonizing our gut help us digest and absorb our food, and keep the unfriendly bugs out. A well-formulated probiotic supplement like Women to Women’s Super Biotic has helped many women stabilize digestion. While fiber is the favorite food of friendly flora, it may be difficult to tolerate lots of it early on with leaky gut. You can start by eating softer foods like bananas, pears, applesauce, well-cooked squash, and so on, building your way up to more fibrous fruits and veggies.

    Repair: Rebuild your intestinal cells. Ongoing research continues to unveil ways to support the naturally rapid cell-turnover that makes for quickly healing the gut. You may wish to consider glutamine, methionine and N-acetyl cysteine, larch, kiwifruit, and zinc to advance your healing. Glutamine has been found particularly helpful for maintaining the structure and function of the intestine. For example, glutamine has been shown to improve damage done to the gut mucosa from radiation and chemotherapy. And we offer glutamine as part of our Digestive Reset Program.

    Regulate. Continue to avoid anything you notice to cause GI upset. Digestion starts with the enzymes in your saliva, so take the time to sit down and chew your food thoroughly. Taking the time to enjoy your meal in a relaxed setting without rushing also enhances levels of secretory IgA, an important factor for body-wide immune health.Instead of living with uncomfortable symptoms, empower yourself with information about leaky gut and take the first steps to heal your gut naturally. As Molly reminded me, having digestive problems is not only embarrassing, but isolating. At times you may feel like you can’t go out to dinner or even visit a friend’s house for fear of having to run to the bathroom. But rest assured, you will get back to those activities once your gut has healed. And I promise, every bite will be worth the work you did to heal!

    WOW!  This is interesting:

    The consequences of improper food choices can manifest as delayed allergic reactions (food sensitivities) and cause weight gain, fatigue, sinus problems, acne, mood swings, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome.  Because the reactions can take up to 72 hours to occur they can be very difficult to recognize.  Eating a diet low in these inflammatory foods reduces excess swelling and fluid accumulation in your tissues, which will assist with your body’s healing and detoxification processes. The main inflammatory and allergenic foods avoided by the Elimination Diet are: gluten (from foods containing wheat, barley, rye, spelt, kamut, triticale and oats), dairy products (milk, butter, yogurt, cheese), yeast (found in baked goods, bread, beer, wine, cheese, vinegar, and on the surfaces of many fruits), eggs, corn, peanuts, citrus fruits (except lemon) and nightshades (tomatoes, potatoes, peppers and eggplants).



    SADLY, this free online version excludes the actual diet, but there's lots of interesting stuff.  READ THE TABLE OF CONTENTS.


    Leo Galland, M.D.: Do You Have Leaky Gut Syndrome?

    Minnitol Lactulose Test for Leaky Gut

    See page 5 for Program - Healing leaky gut syndrome naturally

    L-Glutamine & Super Biotic supplements

    It's difficult to be happy knowing so many suffer. We must unite.

    by War on Error on Sat May 25, 2013 at 07:15:38 AM PDT

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