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I found an article on  L-Glutamine today.  It says Leaky Gut can be greatly helped by taking L Glutamine.   BUT....  3 to 10 teaspoons a day. Not 1 tsp that is recommended on the bottle.   Has anyone taken a large dose and seen a difference?  Also says it levels out blood sugar.

It also makes this comment at the bottom of the  page.....
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Glutamine converts to Glutamate and back again as a very normal process in the body.  Glutamine is not neurotoxic as has been
suggested in the book “The Taste That Kills”.  Unfortunately, there are many scientifically incorrect inferences in this book.  
  Anyone know anything about this?

http://catalog.designsforhealth.com/Glutamine.pdf
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my doc has me on 1 g on empty stomach in morning.

interesting... "Cofactor nutrient: vitamin B6, 50 mg per day, helps the body use glutamine more effectively."


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This thread is so interesting to me and I'm so glad I found it today.

I've often thought and been confounded as to why I keep this bronchial cough (only happens right after I lie down at night), coughing just once or twice.  From all I have read that tells me that my liver is too conjested to burn up the toxins and has thrown them over to the respitory system for removal.  This conclusion is based on information from Dr. Henry Bieler's book, FOOD IS YOUR BEST MEDICINE.  Someone up above mentioned her ND's explanation and it now makes PERFECT SENSE to me, since I now know that I have 'leaky gut' syndrome.

Less than two years ago I began to experience arthritis.  Reading Dr. D's book on the subject, it clearly became evident that I had infectious arthritis (autoimmune) which had it's roots in 'leaky gut'.
This has led me to FINALLY after loosely following BTD, GTD, and SWAMI since 1997, to really crack down on myself and strictly follow my SWAMI.  Autoimmune problems being the only thing in my personal health history that I checked.  Pain, swelling, and stiffness in the finger has subsided!  MOST IMPORTANT to me was the advise Dr. D. gave that when trying to overcome this disease (or any disease, I suspect) I should also AVOID or SEVERELY RESTRICT my Neutrals until I am healed; as too many Neutrals can hinder healing!

In the mean time, I came across a telling article in HEALTH ALERT newsletter by Dr. Bruce West on the leaky gut subject.  He stated that okra was an excellent food to begin to clean off the inside of the intestines where this mucus (for lack of a better word) accumulates over the years causing the leaky gut.  He prescribed daily digestive enzymes (I take Standard Process' Zypan [hydrochloric acid]) and another Standard Process product, Okra Pepsin.  I personally cannot stomach okra and was glad to be able to get it in the form of a capsule.  His article recommended that you need to follow this regimen for at least a year.  I will probably follow this regimen until the pain completely disappears.  I think that will give me the confidence that the leaky gut has healed.

Ever learning and so happy to be a member of Dr. D.'s wonderful User forum.  Thank you all!


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Great information. I wonder if I have leaky gut... definitely feeling different lately.
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Quoted from Enobattar
This thread is so interesting to me and I'm so glad I found it today.

I've often thought and been confounded as to why I keep this bronchial cough (only happens right after I lie down at night), coughing just once or twice.  From all I have read that tells me that my liver is too conjested to burn up the toxins and has thrown them over to the respitory system for removal.  This conclusion is based on information from Dr. Henry Bieler's book, FOOD IS YOUR BEST MEDICINE.  Someone up above mentioned her ND's explanation and it now makes PERFECT SENSE to me, since I now know that I have 'leaky gut' syndrome.

Less than two years ago I began to experience arthritis.  Reading Dr. D's book on the subject, it clearly became evident that I had infectious arthritis (autoimmune) which had it's roots in 'leaky gut'.
This has led me to FINALLY after loosely following BTD, GTD, and SWAMI since 1997, to really crack down on myself and strictly follow my SWAMI.  Autoimmune problems being the only thing in my personal health history that I checked.  Pain, swelling, and stiffness in the finger has subsided!  MOST IMPORTANT to me was the advise Dr. D. gave that when trying to overcome this disease (or any disease, I suspect) I should also AVOID or SEVERELY RESTRICT my Neutrals until I am healed; as too many Neutrals can hinder healing!

In the mean time, I came across a telling article in HEALTH ALERT newsletter by Dr. Bruce West on the leaky gut subject.  He stated that okra was an excellent food to begin to clean off the inside of the intestines where this mucus (for lack of a better word) accumulates over the years causing the leaky gut.  He prescribed daily digestive enzymes (I take Standard Process' Zypan [hydrochloric acid]) and another Standard Process product, Okra Pepsin.  I personally cannot stomach okra and was glad to be able to get it in the form of a capsule.  His article recommended that you need to follow this regimen for at least a year.  I will probably follow this regimen until the pain completely disappears.  I think that will give me the confidence that the leaky gut has healed.

Ever learning and so happy to be a member of Dr. D.'s wonderful User forum.  Thank you all!


Something you wrote caught my eye. I have had a WEIRD post nasal drip type cough since I was 6 months pregnant (last summer) and it didn't go away after birth. I thought the rhinitis was a symptom of pregnancy hormones. I had our air ducts cleaned, furnace checked (DIRTY filter!), bought a new humidifier, and still I have this awful random cough. If I blow my nose or clear out the secretions I'm fine, but something is trigging a raw feeling in my nose.

I went to my doc and had all kinds of nasal steroids and monolukast pills for what I was told are "new allergies" (never had any before). They didn't work. The only thing that worked was Mucinex to thin the the lining.

I went on liquid diets before a surgery in February and went off all meds. Miraculously the problem disappeared for months. It just showed up again, and I've been non compliant for a few years. I had a feeling it was food related. When I get back on my Explorer diet I bet it'll help. I'm up all night clearing out this stuff.
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... and still I have this awful random cough. If I blow my nose or clear out the secretions I'm fine, but something is trigging a raw feeling in my nose.

The only thing that worked was Mucinex to thin the the lining.

I went on liquid diets before a surgery in February and went off all meds. Miraculously the problem disappeared for months. It just showed up again, and I've been non compliant for a few years. I had a feeling it was food related. When I get back on my Explorer diet I bet it'll help. I'm up all night clearing out this stuff.

Get compliant and drink lemon water to help thin the secretions and your problem will probably disappear.


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I went on liquid diets before a surgery in February and went off all meds. Miraculously the problem disappeared for months. It just showed up again, and I've been non compliant for a few years. I had a feeling it was food related. When I get back on my Explorer diet I bet it'll help. I'm up all night clearing out this stuff.


Yes, Kateland.  I believe you are on the right track.  My cough will go away on the days that I don't overdo my 'sweet' and carb limitations.   SO HARD FOR ME TO DO.

Also, last year (before SWAMI and loosely following GT diet I came down with the flu for 8 weeks!)  Lost 20 lbs I could ill afford to loose BUT made the important discovery that the pain in my infectious arthritic finger completely disappeared!!!  It all has to do with what I eat.

You'll track your specific problem down.  Just keep paying attention to what/how you've eaten when you experience those symptoms.  I will always encourage anyone who's trying to work out a problem to keep a food journal.  It may be the tool that you need to quickly discover what triggers your symptoms instead of trying to rely on your memory.


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I eat mostly beneficial or superfoods, depending on which plan you follow...  I use SWAMI Xpress.  I do not attempt to mix diet plans.  Dr. D.'s is the only one that has ever helped me heal, rather than just slowing the downhill slide.

I still have cysts containing stored junk from when I ate wrong and didn't process and eliminate the waste, so I continue to detox and have some digestive upset as well, but I know this is part of the healing process.  I keep a positive attitude since I KNOW that I am healing (and healthier than I have been for a long time.)  As long as I eat all beneficial foods, I just let the "feel bads" do what they are going to do - as the junk moving out feels about as bad as when it came in the first time...  It is a process to go through if I want to clean out all of the junk so these cysts don't go cancerous at some point.


Hi ABJoe:

Well I've finally decided that I'm stumbling onto the root cause of the increasing pain in my joints, my swollen belly, my 'hurting' belly, the awful gas, burping and other subtle body issues.. i.e. rashes, etc.  Based on reading this entire thread and other info. on the web, I have deduced that I have leaky gut syndrome, and I want to heal it.  

I have noticed your kind words to me over the last year ABJoe letting me know that healing takes time when I've complained of this and that and when I've been searching desperately for solutions so I thought I'd start with you and ask how your healing is going and also exactly what you do.  Before I found this particular  thread on the topic, I had gotten out the BTD Encyclopedia and had prepared to read the Intestinal chapter and anything else related to the gut.

My issues have escalated recently to a very uncomfortable state  and I need to start a solid journey of healing.  I follow my Swami 99.9% and now plan to make it 100%.  As well, I am going to look at severely limiting and restricting neutrals and focus on diamonds and beneficials as mentioned in this thread.  I also need to get back on digestive enzymes and limit my carbs a bit more.  

I do take L Glutamine but I may up it and take it before meals as your doctor instructed you to do.  

If you don't mind responding to tell me more of what you have been doing that maybe can assist me as well.

I'm so bummed I have this.  It seems like it's going to take the rest of my life to get it healed.  

But at least now I know that I have found the root cause of my issues.  I've been grappling with thinking it's this food or that food from my Swami, when in reality the problem is the leaky gut and my increasing inability to digest my food and the increasing amount of food that is leaking out of my gut causing me pain and inflammation.  

Oh gosh... I'm realizing that this is the payback for my years of addiction to sugar and junk and the stress that was in my life.  I'm deeply saddened about this but so grateful for this Board and the people on it like you who I can reach out to.

Thanks to anyone in advance who wants to chime in with suggestions and support.
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Well I've finally decided that I'm stumbling onto the root cause of the increasing pain in my joints, my swollen belly, my 'hurting' belly, the awful gas, burping and other subtle body issues.. i.e. rashes, etc.  Based on reading this entire thread and other info. on the web, I have deduced that I have leaky gut syndrome, and I want to heal it.  

I have noticed your kind words to me over the last year ABJoe letting me know that healing takes time when I've complained of this and that and when I've been searching desperately for solutions so I thought I'd start with you and ask how your healing is going and also exactly what you do.  Before I found this particular  thread on the topic, I had gotten out the BTD Encyclopedia and had prepared to read the Intestinal chapter and anything else related to the gut.

I do what the information you quoted says...  I have been trying to be consistent in getting all of the green, leafy vegetables as I do more detox when I get more of them.  I do sometimes limit them if I need to be able to function fully for a short period, but it took some practice for me to get the timing right...  

My healing is still continuing.  What isn't indicated in that quote is the cranial reshaping that is ongoing.  Basically, the back half of the top of my head was flat, but for a while has been slowly building a more normal curvature.  This is a very slow process, obviously, so I have quit trying to guess how much longer it will take.  I just continue to supplement to feed the liver and intestinal health, as well as deal with other symptoms as necessary and allow the healing to continue.  I also try to rest or exercise as necessary at the appropriate times, again to meet the needs.


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Ok.. so I've been spending several hours researching and refining my Swami, researching on the web what each of the disease processes below meant and based on what I found and what my body has, or is currently experiencing, I checked the following:

History of Allergy/Autoimmune Problems
History of Bowel/Digestive Problems
History of Skin Problems
History of Joint Problems

I had checked Environmental Sensitivities - but after I researched what it really was, I un-checked it because I do not seem to get sick from the items in my household or dust or the chemicals that are in all these man made products in my home.  I do not like to smell perfumes or car exhaust or pollution and I don't like the smell of the cleaning agent isle in the grocery store and if I stay to long I could get irritated and maybe get a headache, but I don't seem to get debilitated from my exposure.  Maybe if I was around those substances long term I would.. so who knows.  Because my Swami has the Allergy/Autoimmune and Environmental disease processes as separate boxes to check, I feel I'm covered by checking the Allergy box and not checking the Environmental one.

Thoughts on this?

Also when I had the Environmental box checked the only food items that changed were that Almonds and Walnuts became a black dot.  Is that weird or what?!    




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I had checked Environmental Sensitivities - but after I researched what it really was, I un-checked it because I do not seem to get sick from the items in my household or dust or the chemicals that are in all these man made products in my home.  I do not like to smell perfumes or car exhaust or pollution and I don't like the smell of the cleaning agent isle in the grocery store and if I stay to long I could get irritated and maybe get a headache, but I don't seem to get debilitated from my exposure.  Maybe if I was around those substances long term I would.. so who knows.  Because my Swami has the Allergy/Autoimmune and Environmental disease processes as separate boxes to check, I feel I'm covered by checking the Allergy box and not checking the Environmental one.

Thoughts on this?

This sounds reasonable to me.


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What do you think about the almond thing?!  Or what does anyone think for that matter?  Any of the food speciality people here on the board?
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What do you think about the almond thing?!  
Hi,

What almond thing do you mean?



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Hey there yaeli.. see my post #83 above!  
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Oh, sorry...   I have no way to know or understand this, and that alone would cause me to at least suspend checking the Environmental box. What would my life be w/o the almonds?    But now, if you decide not to check it, you are going to see for yourself if it's necessary for you to avoid them. I hope not...    Anyway I trust you'll go all the way  

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Oh, sorry...   I have no way to know or understand this, and that alone would cause me to at least suspend checking the Environmental box. What would my life be w/o the almonds?    But now, if you decide not to check it, you are going to see for yourself if it's necessary for you to avoid them. I hope not...    Anyway I trust you'll go all the way  

Go BluesSinger!


I'm not going to check the environmental box!  i don't want to give up almonds or walnuts.  however if down the line if I am still having issues... i'll see.  for now.. i'm going to let Swami work on healing my gut with the boxes I've checked and get even more concentrated on Diamonds and Beneficials with very few neutrals and NO black dots.  
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What do you think about the almond thing?!

It is what it is...  There are too many different components of each food being tested for me to evaluate what component of the food may be causing some specific symptom or condition to be worse...  I try to avoid "analysis paralysis".


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Hey there yaeli.. see my post #83 above!  

Actually, reply #84 in this thread - unless someone deletes a post...


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It is what it is...  There are too many different components of each food being tested for me to evaluate what component of the food may be causing some specific symptom or condition to be worse...  I try to avoid "analysis paralysis".


I just wondered as it seems very odd that almonds are an avoid when you check 'environmental sensitivies.'  One would think they would be an avoid when one checks allergies!  

at any rate.. i don't get into the analysis paralysis either.. i was just wondering if anyone had a clue as to why this was.
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