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Tina
Tuesday, January 2, 2007, 6:47pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator
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I need help finding something to help my oldest son with constant sinus issues.  He is O (non I believe, like me) and he always has a drainy nose and gets coughs easily.  He is on the BTD and eats well.  It seems like no matter what I have tried, he still struggles with this.  Is there an herb that helps with this?  Like slippery elm or marshmallow root?  Seems like I read something.  

He is gluten intolerant, dairy free, egg free because of allergic reactions, and BTD compliant.  I know he has leaky gut like me.  He is a healthy boy overall, but I feel for him because he is always sniffing, "snotting" and sometimes gags on phlegm.  He is almost 6 years old and has always struggled with this, though it used to be MUCH worse before BTD and eating right.  When we knew nothing of healthy things, he drank milk and was constantly sick.  Even had his tonsils and adenoids out at 3 years old.  I hate that, but we didn't know what to do, as he had sleep apnea.  He doesn't get infections now and sleeps well, just the drainage stuff...

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Tuesday, January 2, 2007, 6:54pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

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I suspect that if you address his intestinal health his sinuses will improve. Leaky gut allows undigested proteins to pass into the body, then the immune system attacks them and the result is some of them are expelled through the sinuses.

Look at the Intestinal Health  Protocols and Intrinsia.


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Thanks Don!  Has anyone taken Intrinsa that you know of and found it helpful?  I have some L-glutamine and some colostrum here at home.  I cannot take the colostrum, and I didn't know if my son could or not.  Anyway, I will try it again.  

It seems to glutamine made me more constipated-like.  Is that a side effect?

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he should also use a neti pot to relive his sinus issues, used for nasal irrigation.


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I see why glutamine should cause constipation. It feeds the intestinal lining and therefore is really good for healing it.

I have read that it is good to take the glutamine 30-60 minutes before a meal because when you do so you will absorb more nutrients from the meal.


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Glutamine is a neutral amino acid and is the most abundant amino acid found in human muscle and plasma.  In fact, 60% of the free-floating amino acid pool in your skeletal muscle cells is made up of glutamine.  Glutamine has come to be known as a "conditionally essential" amino acid because in times of stress (exercise is stress), the body requires more of it to maintain both blood and muscle stores of glutamine.  It is derived from wheat molasses for commercial production.

I found this on-line.  Is this true that it is wheat molasses derived?  Is that a bad thing for O's?  If so, what kind is good for us?

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What is a neti pot and where can I get one?
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Is this true that it is wheat molasses derived?  Is that a bad thing for O's?  If so, what kind is good for us?

I have read that before that glutamine is made from wheat. If it is pure glutamine I think it would be fine and Dr. D recommends it.



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What is a neti pot and where can I get one?

This is the neti pot I bought: http://www.healthandyoga.com/html/clean/nasal.html



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http://www.bytheplanet.com/Products/Yoga/Neti/catalog.asp?mID=6&cID=80

Neti pots are great but I'd be surprised if a 6-year old were comfortable with using it.  It's a pot that you fill with sea salt and warm filtered water and pour into one nostril & let it drain out the other nostril.  It's a great cleansing tool, but awkward at first.  They are at most health food stores, even Whole Foods Market.

I agree with continuing to deal with the leaky gut issue to get to the sinus issue.
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Thanks Don!  Has anyone taken Intrinsa that you know of and found it helpful?  I have some L-glutamine and some colostrum here at home.  I cannot take the colostrum, and I didn't know if my son could or not.  Anyway, I will try it again.  

It seems to glutamine made me more constipated-like.  Is that a side effect?



I had leaky gut issues for years . . . IBS, chronic sinusitis, post nasal drip, sound familiar?  I have managed to eliminate 90% of those problems with 100% compliancy to my BTD (no avoids, several beneficials every day, some neutrals and almost no Infrequent Neutrals) and total abstinence from gluten containing foods.

The supplements that I think have helped me the most are:
ARA6
Intrinsia
Deflect (1 per day with a meal and 1 per day away from food)
The NAP product, Respiratone (What's the new name, guys? )  This one is extremely healing to the upper respiratory system.
Proberry liquid



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"Thus, if consuming glutamine peptides causes you stomach discomfort, my suggestion is to simply refrain from using it and instead try supplementing your diet with regular, free-form L-glutamine (which is normally derived from corn). "

Found this!!!  This may be why the l-glutamine free-form I took constipated me?  I wouldn't even try the peptide form! Yikes!  We're not supposed to take things corn-derived are we?  Where can I find a glutamine that is not corn-derived?

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I believe that the fact it is derived from corn is not an issue.
Dr D would have stated it otherwise.....

the lectin must surely be lost in the process.


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Tina
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What about vitamin C derived from corn?  Isn't that an avoid?  Why would this be different?  Just wondering!
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"When there is no inflammation present, L-glutamine can be constipating. So discontinue the L-glutamine once the diarrhea has stopped."

Found this on this website. http://www.sfpmg.com/inflammation.html
This is a great and helpful article for IBS and inflammation issues, but I came across it while searching the web for glutamine.  This may explain why the glutamine constipates me, because I have no inflammation in my intestines.  This doc says taking the flaxseeds with the glutamine can help that...but flaxseeds constipate me too!  Maybe I will mix it with my hemp protein powder.  That seems very good for my system so far, and helps to go to the bathroom very WELL!

I am going to begin giving my oldest the flaxseeds again in the a.m. as well.  I used to but I stopped a while back.  I think that will help with the inflammation issues too.  Thanks all...
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