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Posted by: diffy, Wednesday, November 25, 2009, 8:37pm
I started intrinsa a few days ago and I am very compliant with the program (except on weekends when I allow myself a unibar or two; otherwise I eat only diamonds and superfoods and gh);

Yesterday I had terrible tummy aches and ended up vomiting a ton of digested stuff. It was coming up from all the way at the bottom. I have never vomited so much. I am wondering if intrinsa has any relation to this vomiting?
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Wednesday, November 25, 2009, 8:55pm; Reply: 1
Just lower the dose and see how you feel.
Maybe you have a flu bug?
Posted by: Cristina, Wednesday, November 25, 2009, 8:58pm; Reply: 2
Any chance that some of those compliant food you ate could have been contaminated?  Although if you feeling better today, that would discard food poisoning? ??)
Posted by: diffy, Wednesday, November 25, 2009, 9:25pm; Reply: 3
Still having bad tummy aches today.  Just thinking, if the teff i cooked yesterday may have been contaminated. Otherwise i ate my usual foods. C'be the teff had worms or other tiny critters? wouldn't they die in the cooking process?

Haven't been able to eat today; just broke my fast with some rice cake and ghee. And my stomach is churning.
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Wednesday, November 25, 2009, 11:28pm; Reply: 4
Intrinsia is strong stuff. Maybe try a half dose and up it slowly you could even do every other day if need be.

I know the clinic has call hours on Fridays or maybe you can email them through the blog site?
Posted by: diffy, Thursday, November 26, 2009, 12:02am; Reply: 5
Just remembered I ate tomatos with uncooked onions, and those onions were soooo sharp! never tasted such sharp onions! Maybe it coulda irritated my intestinal tract?

How do you email through their blog? where do i find it?  I have pm'd Dr. D. though I know he doesn't like it; but I don't know how else.
All other docs have a method of contacting them other than one hour once a week.
Posted by: Rex, Thursday, November 26, 2009, 12:15am; Reply: 6
I don't think that Intrinsa could be causing your problem but then again I'm not a professional.  I agree with Andrea though about Intrinsa being strong stuff.  I tried getting my system to tolerate it but each time I tried, I broke out in such a horrible rash that I just gave up on it with the undestanding that as an individual, my body just says "no".  One time I thought that I had succeeded because after one full week I had no reaction & then all of a sudden, the rash reared it's ugly head again with a vengence this last time...it was horrible so I just gave up. Some posters can take it with no adverse reaction but unfortunately I'm not one of them.
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Thursday, November 26, 2009, 12:16am; Reply: 7
Rex do you know your secretor status?
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Thursday, November 26, 2009, 12:24am; Reply: 8
The clinic is not like seeing a "real doctor"  it is, quick and cheap, you will not get the detail you would get in his office. I don't think they were prepared for all the patients that arrived to see him or how effective his treatment is, change the diet and concentrate on digestive/GI health

I would just wait it out, how long till you see them again? I go on the 4th of December, if I get a chance I will try and ask about the Intrinsia but I make no promise that I will, he is fast, I don't think I can catch him.

Dr. D told Claire to just cut back the dose I suspect he would do the same with anyone having a reaction. Sometimes the cure is uncomfortable for a bit.  I do not think he means for you to be on these things forever, just till your gut is strengthened.

Rex did you call NAP and run it by them?
Posted by: Lola, Thursday, November 26, 2009, 12:41am; Reply: 9
call the clinic
Phone: (203) 834-7500
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Thursday, November 26, 2009, 12:47am; Reply: 10
Lola we have a holiday tomorrow and they only take calls for Dr. D on Fridays even then it is only (I think) between 11:00 and 12:00. I don't think school is open this Friday :-/.
Posted by: ABJoe, Thursday, November 26, 2009, 5:49pm; Reply: 11
We all have different reactions to healing...  Some just feel better, but others of us who have been sicker can have difficulty and need to use much smaller doses as the body rid itself of toxins, etc. and heals.  

I would probably eliminate the Intrinsa until the pain stops, then take 1 a day for up to a week, and increase slowly until I had got to the dose I wanted or until pain returned...

I had an incident where I was prescribed a teaspoon, 3 times per day, but could only handle a small pinch per day initially...  It took three months to reach the prescribed dose...  Part of recovery from CFS, etc...
Posted by: Rex, Sunday, November 29, 2009, 12:54am; Reply: 12
Andrea...Yes, I do know my secretor status...I'm a secretor.  Do you think that this could have anything to do with the fact that I react so violently to the Intrinsa?  My initial reaction was just a small rash on my chest and around my belly-button.  I waited a week after this rash episode cleared up and started the Intrinsa again.  At first I started slowly then built up to once a day.  I was ok for a whole week & then the rash came back worse than before...it covered my neck, chest, stomach and groin area.  It was awful.  This last time it didn't clear up fast and I suffered with it for almost two weeks.  It left  the skin on my chest all rough to the touch.  It's been a few weeks now & I'm just beginning to get my soft-feeling smooth skin back.  I've given up on the Intrinsa...I'm afraid to go through that again.  I take my Hunter 3-pack with no adverse reaction so I'm going to stick with just that for now.  I'm thinking that this will protect me enough so I don't have to worry about my well-being.  
Posted by: diffy, Sunday, November 29, 2009, 1:21am; Reply: 13
I am back on intrinsa and took care of my constipation that's caused by my hypothyroid....just taking lots of vitamin c, even though Dr. D. said it would interfere with treatment. But being constipated and clogged up and votiming surely doesn't complement treatment :)
Still having some stomach aches so maybe will reduce intrinsa to once a day.
I ordered the homozon, we'll see what that does. who knows if it's GTD compliant  ??)
Posted by: Rex, Monday, November 30, 2009, 12:45pm; Reply: 14
Andrea...do you think that my secretor status has anything to do with the severe reaction that I had to Intrinsa?  It's such a mystery to me since I have never reacted like this to any of other NAP supps that I take.  

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Andrea...Yes, I do know my secretor status...I'm a secretor.  Do you think that this could have anything to do with the fact that I react so violently to the Intrinsa?  My initial reaction was just a small rash on my chest and around my belly-button.  I waited a week after this rash episode cleared up and started the Intrinsa again.  At first I started slowly then built up to once a day.  I was ok for a whole week & then the rash came back worse than before...it covered my neck, chest, stomach and groin area.  It was awful.  This last time it didn't clear up fast and I suffered with it for almost two weeks.  It left  the skin on my chest all rough to the touch.  It's been a few weeks now & I'm just beginning to get my soft-feeling smooth skin back.  I've given up on the Intrinsa...I'm afraid to go through that again.  I take my Hunter 3-pack with no adverse reaction so I'm going to stick with just that for now.  I'm thinking that this will protect me enough so I don't have to worry about my well-being.  


Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Monday, November 30, 2009, 1:30pm; Reply: 15
Rex it is a combination product. I wonder which part causes the reaction :-/?
Would like to see you take each part alone and see what happens. They are genoharmonic in this preparation.
Rex what dose where you taking?

I don't think I would want to experience the rash anytime soon if I where you. But I do wonder what good it is doing you? What that nasty rash is coming out of you?  I think I would be tempted to open the capsules and sprinkle them on my food, in tiny doses.


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The Basics

Intrinsa supports stomach, small intestine, and colon health.

Developed by Dr. D'Adamo for use in his Clinic, Intrinsa is the result of nearly five years of work. Dr. D'Adamo has successfully blended two synergistic dietary nutrients, Butyric Acid and Caprylic Acid, with linking nutrient components to create a superior formula to protect and support stomach, intestine and colon health.

Butyric acid is a short chain fatty acid, which supports the health and healing of cells in the small and large intestine, and serves the natural processes of aerobic energy metabolism. Short chain fatty acids can have the protective ability of impeding the proliferation of damaging cells in the colon, and have been associated with helping to maintain healthy blood lipid and sugar levels.

Caprylic acid is a medium-chain fatty acid that is absorbed from the intestines and carried by blood lipids. Caprylic acid is known to have anti-fungal properties. Mounting evidence also suggests that some of the naturally derived, medium-chain, saturated fatty acids also possess anti-microbial and anti-parasitic properties.

The Challenge--And The Solution

For all their potential health benefits, when taken alone, medium-chain fatty acids like caprylic acid can have difficulty in penetrating fatty cell wall membranes where they may be most needed. Until now, the challenge with these two essential fatty acids has been successfully blending their properties while maintaining each component's unique abilities. With Intrinsa, Dr. D'Adamo successfully utilized precise nutrient blending so that caprylic acid works synergistically with butyric acid -- a short-chain fatty acid --so that both can more easily penetrate tissues in the body such as muscles, joints, and sinuses.

Here at North American Pharmacal, we're quite proud of this formula, and we've called this successful nutrient blending Intrinsa's Dual Fatty Acid Complex (DFAC) to distinguish its genuinely unique properties.

The Newest Science: Fiber and Proteins

Imagine a person new to The Blood Type Diet: Type A beginning to ingest more fiber for the first time in years, or Type O introducing more high-quality protein sources into the system. Some bodies may experience quite an adjustment period.

Fascinating new research into essential fatty acids suggests that our unique Intrinsa DFAC may be supportive for both of these people.

Of greatest interest in the research are the fiber and protein facilitating properties of short chain and medium chain fatty acids. It appears that essential fatty acids such as butyric acid and caprylic acid may facilitate the transit time through the system and aid in metabolizing proteins and fiber.

The Larch Connection

Dr. D'Adamo's pure food-grade ARA6 Larch arabinogalactan further enhances the Intrinsa formula. When combined with the fiber--transit benefits of the DFAC, Larch improves gastrointestinal health by increasing gut microflora, and offering immune enhancing properties.

Larch arabinogalactan increases gut microflora, e.g., Lactobacillus, increases short-chain fatty acid production, and minimizes ammonia production and absorption. These effects suggest it may be beneficial as a dietary fiber supplement for improving gastrointestinal health.
Posted by: Rex, Monday, November 30, 2009, 2:05pm; Reply: 16
Thanks Andrea...I value your input & appreciate your response.
Posted by: Lola, Monday, November 30, 2009, 10:09pm; Reply: 17
I am a nonnie, intrinsa suits me fine!
Posted by: Andrea AWsec, Monday, November 30, 2009, 10:11pm; Reply: 18
I actually called NAP on your behalf Rex. :)
Posted by: jayneeo, Monday, November 30, 2009, 10:30pm; Reply: 19
Intrinsa works well for me, a secretor.
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