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Posted by: Elisabett, Wednesday, August 1, 2012, 11:36pm
Hello everyone,  
  I am posting about leaky gut, has anyone had any success in healing this condition.  I am taking glutamine and started the mediclear detox system (as recommended by Dr. Nash).  I am also incorporating chlorella.  Do any other O's have experience with chlorella?  I like the idea of taking a green food and think that chlorella is choice over spirulina.  I am a secretor and explorer genotype.  For the first week I plan on just taking the mediclear and chlorella and eventually having meat in my diet.  I got so bad that after a reaction to brewers yeast ( yes in polyflora 0), I am IgE allergic to brewers yeast, I can hardly eat anything without my face swelling, very uncomfortable and scary. I take a probiotic that has blood type specific strains in it just minus the brewers yeast.  I have heard that supplements should be put aside while healing the intestines so that they do not become part of the problem.  I have also heard that probiotics are a must to heal, so to take while healing, thoughts on this?  I would love some tips on healing this condition.  Thank you for your input.
Posted by: Victoria, Wednesday, August 1, 2012, 11:44pm; Reply: 1
Hi Elizabett, I would add Intrinsia, unless Dr. Nash has otherwise advised you.

I had IBS for 30 years, along with a lot of white lines on my fingerprints.  Major gluten intolerance.  I imagine leaky gut was present as well.  All that has healed nicely over time with Dr. D's. programs  :)

Are you staying away from gluten?

Are you closely following a blood type diet?
Posted by: Elisabett, Wednesday, August 1, 2012, 11:52pm; Reply: 2
Thanks Victoria,
I am currently taking Larch and magnesium seperately, Im sure the caprylic and butyric acid would help.  I have the gastro-d and stopped taking it when I started to react to Everything, but I just broke open a capsule in my shake and think this is a good way to finish the bottle.
How long did it take you to heal?  I am thinking a sold three months and I should be good, but I have been creating this problem for well over 10 years of irresponsible eating and drinking.
Posted by: Victoria, Thursday, August 2, 2012, 12:58am; Reply: 3
This is an estimate and not based on any documentation I could provide you with.  I think at least a month of healing for every year of the illness.  Although it is so individual!  Some aspects of the illness may heal faster and others may take years to completely resolve.

I followed the blood type diet for around 11 years and the genotype diet for 3 or 4 years.  Now I have been eating by the guidelines of my own SWAMI for the past year and I have continued to heal and watch my body get healthier through all those years. It takes time - not a 'quick fix'.  My level of compliance is very high - I'd say 80% Superfoods and Diamond Superfoods (Beneficials);  20% Neutrals.  No Toxins/Avoids.
Posted by: 19000 (Guest), Thursday, August 2, 2012, 7:36pm; Reply: 4
Yes, I developed leaky gut syndrome after accidentally food poisoning myself several times in the course of one year.  On top of that I had been abusing my body with fast food pretty regularly so all of that just combined to make it worse.

At the beginning of this year I discovered what I had and initially started doing The Body Ecology Diet. It got rid of the awful sinus migraines I had been experiencing but it left me constipated for weeks and I still had eczema around my eyes. At some point (I guess this was in April) I decided to try the Genotype diet.  I only ate the foods on my super foods list and avoided all my avoids.  Worked like a charm.  No more constipation and my eczema cleared up.  Also a probiotic I tried called Culturelle worked really well for me.  I still take it. I've tried others that didn't work (the bacteria were probably dead) so you have to find one that works for you I guess.  

I'm now at the point where I allow myself to cheat once a week for one meal. The rest of the time I just eat my super foods and I've come up with recipes I LOVE so it's easy for me to stick to it.

I hope you heal soon.  I know how frustrating it is.
Posted by: AKArtlover, Thursday, August 2, 2012, 7:55pm; Reply: 5
Elizabett, fresh juices are a nice source of nutrients. If you juice a lot or doing any detox, important to make sure you are getting enough fiber so that when you are detoxing it moves along and out of the body instead of recirculating.

You might also see if noni and ghee are on your list. You might ask Dr. Nash about fish oil if you are her patient. She has been very good at answering follow up questions. Don't hesitate to shoot her a quick email.

You might especially want to emphasize antiinflammatory foods and avoid those that lean toward inflammatory even if they are allowed on your list while you are healing.
Posted by: Elisabett, Thursday, August 2, 2012, 11:07pm; Reply: 6
Hello, Thank you for sharing your experiences.

rAwwarrior.. I have been experiencing eczema around my eyes for almost a year, I wasn't really sure what to call it. I have had food sensitivities for about ten years, gf and dairy free since then, I started following BTD a year ago, which means for me adding grass feed red meat and concentrating on beneficials, I had been eating chicken and fish for about a year prior, before that a vegetarian for 15 years.  Now that I have Swami I was eating beneficials and supers, yet was allowing too much 100% chocolate and oils, like in ricemilk, honestly having my share of red wine,  etc...Then my system was sent into a spiral by the saccharomyces cerevisiae.  My skin is slowly clearing but I am having the Mediclear and diamond meat only, I want to stick to this atleast a week, then hopefully I will be able to have more veggies without swelling. Looking forward to the glutamine and probiotics to do their work.  
(Food poisioning for you, Ouch!) Great to hear you are well now!

AKArtlover, Funny, I have been craving fresh juices, I have broken out my juicer more often lately, yet I figured that I was more beneficial for me to eat the whole plant to get the fiber, that usually involved more cooking, killing some enzymes.  I bought some powdered wheat grass today, had some before my shake and it felt so good instantly.  The knowledgeable woman at wholefoods reminded me that the reason to take on an empty stomach is because it alkalizes the belly, there fore hindering digestion for a bit.  So now I'm wondering if I shouldn't mix it with the shake which is based on rice and pea protein. What do you think on this?
Thank you for confirming my notions towards fish oils, I am sensitive to flax and olive these days.  I have continued to take the fish oil I have, really trying to concentrate on getting more omega-3s in diet.  Im afraid that red meat has to much Omega 6 in it, but if grass fed hopefully has a 3 balance.
I am allowed ghee, but am allergic to cows milk, so I am thinking I will avoid it now, maybe give it a go in the future when I am not so reactive, I'm assuming that the lactose is removed and also that is what triggers me in the milk.
Good tip on adding the antinflammatorys, and yes Dr. Nash is great on follow-ups!

I really hope this works, I am a little scared to start eating again, my body freaked out so bad. Advise very welcome
Posted by: Lola, Tuesday, August 7, 2012, 7:07am; Reply: 7
martin, welcome!

there are BT shields available up in member center
Posted by: DoS, Tuesday, August 7, 2012, 7:52pm; Reply: 8
I would add some foods high in vitamin K. Do you digest well? If not some HCL will help recover balance. Without enough stomach acid to digest food well, you end up feeding bad bacteria that will inhibit intestinal repair.  

People here will call me crazy on this, but I would add Genoma Cardia. The reason here is that I believe the stomach and intestines become impaired over years of abuse (for you being vegetarian mostly). As your balance of nutrients is upset, inflammation is high, the quality of the small vessels in these areas is deteriorated. It might not seem highly significant, but healthy blood flow for repair and proper nerve function is key. Genoma Cardia is made to

You should also be taking Methyl B12, anyone with impaired digestion to any sort of high degree is at risk for mild B12 anemia. Usually Type A's have it worse, but in serious cases of IBS etc, we all do. Explorers are known for anemias (including B12). I would base this one on if you think you ever have undigested food, then yes, and if you get heart burn then I would say yes to B12 too.

The buyteric acid is good, caprylic acid helps too, which is in Intrinsa. It sounds like you are going to be fine, really. You might want to use some fenugreek to help calm down reactions.

Are you exercising? Poor blood sugar will cause a lot of the problems you are mentioning too, after eating. Also you are not detoxing if you are not sweating. This is key because how you get your reactions down is to remove enough of the toxins that your body stop making so many antibodies because you have less offending things in you, and coming into you as you eat. Both must happen.

If you are an explorer you should be doing something for your liver, and I don't see much for that. You can have less stomach troubles, and more liver troubles too. Fatty foods, do they set you off? If they do you might want to look at this liver protocol. Just to say, could be looking at the wrong issue thinking stomach is it, when liver is it. They are actually fairly different approaches. So different that I wouldn't bother with B12 or Genoma Cardio if the liver is really the issue.
Posted by: Elisabett, Wednesday, August 8, 2012, 9:48am; Reply: 9
DoS, Hi.. As far as vitamin K goes, I figured I am getting adequate amounts on my morning wheat-grass shots.  I am definitely going to keep green foods (chlorella, wheat grass,etc.) as part of my diet.  Before the initial breakdown of my system, sparked from the brewers yeast in Polyflora O , which I knew I was allergic to and shouldn't have taken, but went against that voice in my head.., I consumed lots of beneficial veggies, yet as of now my system can only handle Mediclear and meats with out an inflammatory response.  Day by day I am feeling clearer and skin is clearing up.  I agree with you on healing the small blood vessels! I noticed I have small breakages on my cheeks which are probably directly related to my intestines, thanks for the tip.
Exercising has been not as much as I wish for over the past 4 years, due to a severely broken heal and knee leaving me with complications, yet I do ride my bike about 3 times a week, make sure to get my heart rate up and break a sweat.  I do strength training at home, and am good physical shape, just my insides are a 'healing mess.  I wish I had access to a sauna, that sounds great!
After I get my GI on the right track I am planning on doing a liver cleanse.  Have done them in the past and had great results.  My main goal as of now is to get inflammation in check and rebuild the intestinal tissues.
My iron has always been borderline to low, now that I have introduced red meats I have been increasing it, I was eating a ton of collards, kale, spinach too, I have iron pills and occasionally take one of those.
Now the digestive enzyme, that is what I'm questioning if I need it.  As an O I have plenty of stomach acid, never get heartburn, and take liquids in between my meals.  But now I'm wondering if I should take one for good measure, HCL or pepsin, which I am assuming is weaker than HCL.  Maybe I need something to help break down the carbohydrates ingested, really not many.  I felt immediate beneficial differences when I limit my carb (rice, quinoa..) intake.  But find I need small amounts of them to keep weight and have a 'feel good' kick once and a while.  Thanks for your advice, much appreciated.

Martin, thanks for the VitD information!  Ya thats a lot of supplements and I agree less is more sometimes.  The supplements I have do not have any colors or fillers, got really high quality products.  I don't plan to be on this regimen for ever just thought it would be good for the initial healing, to patch up those holes I have going on.  I am off food for now, so this is a good time to get my supplements in.  Maybe in a month I will have repaired enough to move back to a food base nutrient profile.  It is so interesting that by removing certain substances that we think are helping and just let our bodies return to a natural state of homeostasis, how much we begin to heal then.  Thank you for that reminder, that my body will repair itself naturally, with gentle guidance.

This advice and support is great for my spirits, thank you all for the help!
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