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Leaky gut, and allergic to all high protein foods. What to do?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created December 26, 2012 at 9:50 PM

For the past few years I have been plagued with chronic immune based symptoms (fatigue, rashes, swollen lip, congestion & more). I finally figured out the cause was a sensitivity to wheat. So cut out all gluten, and I felt much better initially, but than I began to grow "allergies" to new foods. Eventually I realized that any high protein food I was eating often, I became allergic to.

I now know this is typical of a leaky gut, as you have protein particles from the food slipping into the bloodstream, which causes the immune system to make anti-bodies against those foods.

So I now have an allergy to all meats, fish, chicken, eggs, nuts, and legumes, sweet potato. I realize I need to heal my leaky gut to stop further allergies, and end the inflammation.

My plan as of now, is to eat a diet consisting of:

  • low glycemic fruits
  • low protein veggies
  • yams (perhaps)
  • olive oil
  • healing supplements (glutamine, zinc, probiotic, fish oil)

I would love to hear some thoughts, and any advice you guys may have. My main concern is not getting enough calories. I was eating lots of high glycemic fruits before for calories, but Im reading now thats no good and may have been exasperating my leaky gut.

4b5be253ac1981c690689cab7e4bf06d

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on December 28, 2012
at 03:43 PM

When I make fish stock, I go to whole foods and ask for wild "frames" (heads and bones, usually from wild snapper). You can try calling in advance to ask them to set some aside for you. I dig the cheeks out to eat, but there isn't a lot of meat.

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

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on December 27, 2012
at 08:39 PM

I'm trying it right now. We'll see how it goes. In my experience, there's a ton of health-related stuff out there that "makes sense," but doesn't actually deliver. That said, there's certainly no harm in trying.

9aa4046713d6cd5dbf3220d913a178a0

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on December 27, 2012
at 02:44 PM

I believe I can still eat some types of fish, so I will look into fish broth. You reckon I should eat the actual fish from the broth as well?

9aa4046713d6cd5dbf3220d913a178a0

(159)

on December 27, 2012
at 02:13 PM

That sounds tough. Have you tried the GAPS diet? I am strongly considering it, as its basis makes alot of sense to me.

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

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on December 27, 2012
at 04:56 AM

Oh by the way, it's "lose."

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

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on December 27, 2012
at 04:55 AM

I've fasted many times before--It's not good for me anymore. I'm 112 lbs @ 6 ft.

00cd3b6f51530a6832fcda1712edbec3

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on December 27, 2012
at 03:20 AM

Amanda's advice seems prudent.

4b5be253ac1981c690689cab7e4bf06d

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on December 27, 2012
at 02:53 AM

If you are allergic to the animal, don't make broth with the bones. Fish broth is very healing, and if you know hunters, you can get venison or elk bones. Or try bison bones, you can usually find those with your butcher.

9aa4046713d6cd5dbf3220d913a178a0

(159)

on December 27, 2012
at 01:26 AM

Interesting. Would love to get a definite answer on this

00cd3b6f51530a6832fcda1712edbec3

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on December 27, 2012
at 12:57 AM

I don't know — this is a question that a naturopath (ND) is best equipped to answer. The major amino acids in in beef bone broth will be lysine, proline, and glycine, and I don't know if they will be free amino acids or packaged as part of some protein complex.

9aa4046713d6cd5dbf3220d913a178a0

(159)

on December 26, 2012
at 11:52 PM

Thats pretty wild. My swollen dry lips is also my lower one, though I do not have RA.

9aa4046713d6cd5dbf3220d913a178a0

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on December 26, 2012
at 11:49 PM

Have you considered fasting? I would love to do a water fast, but I cant afford to loose any more weight.

9aa4046713d6cd5dbf3220d913a178a0

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on December 26, 2012
at 11:48 PM

Would the bone broth be a problem if im allergic to beef?

9aa4046713d6cd5dbf3220d913a178a0

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on December 26, 2012
at 10:10 PM

Yes. I am currently taking it. The problem im continually causing inflammation new new allergies.

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on December 27, 2012
at 12:07 PM

Hi Levi, Have you considered adding ghee from grass fed cattle and/or coconut oil to your regimen? Fermented Cod Liver Oil has been known to aid the body to heal and repair intestinal damage. Note use the best quality fish oil that fits your budget. All fish oils are not created equally. I used all three to recover from years of damage; along with the Repairvite Regimen, recommended by my Chiropractor. Of course, you might tailor the plan with an eye toward your protein sensitivities. The added oils could increase your overall caloric intake.

Useful references pertaining to healing a leaky gut:

How To Restore Digestive Health, Jordan S. Rubin (Weston A. Price Foundation web site) http://preview.tinyurl.com/czmqj3v

Green Pasture Fermented Cod Liver Oil: http://www.greenpasture.org/public/Products/CodLiverOil/index.cfm

Repairvite Menu: http://preview.tinyurl.com/afrdcoo

-YMMV-

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194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

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on December 26, 2012
at 11:46 PM

This isn't an answer, but I am eagerly waiting for one with you. I'm in the same situation, except there is one protein food I can tolerate: fish. My symptoms when I eat non-fish protein is rheumatoid arthritis, and many of the same symptoms as you, such as congestion and swollen lower lip.

Unfortunately, I have tried others' recommendations with little success. Grass fed bone broth aggravated my joints, and glutamine did nothing.

Right now I'm trying Great Lakes Gelatin, but I'm not sure it's doing anything.

One thing you can do to improve protein digestion is to eat 2-4 tablespoons of unpasteurized fermented vegetables with each meal that has protein in it. I was experiencing pretty heavy fatigue before starting that, and the fermented foods cleared the fatigue right up.

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

(3979)

on December 27, 2012
at 04:56 AM

Oh by the way, it's "lose."

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

(3979)

on December 27, 2012
at 04:55 AM

I've fasted many times before--It's not good for me anymore. I'm 112 lbs @ 6 ft.

9aa4046713d6cd5dbf3220d913a178a0

(159)

on December 27, 2012
at 02:13 PM

That sounds tough. Have you tried the GAPS diet? I am strongly considering it, as its basis makes alot of sense to me.

9aa4046713d6cd5dbf3220d913a178a0

(159)

on December 26, 2012
at 11:49 PM

Have you considered fasting? I would love to do a water fast, but I cant afford to loose any more weight.

9aa4046713d6cd5dbf3220d913a178a0

(159)

on December 26, 2012
at 11:52 PM

Thats pretty wild. My swollen dry lips is also my lower one, though I do not have RA.

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

(3979)

on December 27, 2012
at 08:39 PM

I'm trying it right now. We'll see how it goes. In my experience, there's a ton of health-related stuff out there that "makes sense," but doesn't actually deliver. That said, there's certainly no harm in trying.

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00cd3b6f51530a6832fcda1712edbec3

(2411)

on December 26, 2012
at 10:11 PM

Make bone broth and drink 1???2C daily for the first month to help your gut heal and 1C/day thereafter. You may also benefit from following the autoimmune protocol in Practical Paleo (no, I don't get a commission for the recommendation) or the GAPS diet. Also, follow some of the links in the right sidebar related to your topic.

I wish you success with healing yourself.

9aa4046713d6cd5dbf3220d913a178a0

(159)

on December 27, 2012
at 01:26 AM

Interesting. Would love to get a definite answer on this

9aa4046713d6cd5dbf3220d913a178a0

(159)

on December 26, 2012
at 11:48 PM

Would the bone broth be a problem if im allergic to beef?

9aa4046713d6cd5dbf3220d913a178a0

(159)

on December 27, 2012
at 02:44 PM

I believe I can still eat some types of fish, so I will look into fish broth. You reckon I should eat the actual fish from the broth as well?

4b5be253ac1981c690689cab7e4bf06d

(3043)

on December 27, 2012
at 02:53 AM

If you are allergic to the animal, don't make broth with the bones. Fish broth is very healing, and if you know hunters, you can get venison or elk bones. Or try bison bones, you can usually find those with your butcher.

4b5be253ac1981c690689cab7e4bf06d

(3043)

on December 28, 2012
at 03:43 PM

When I make fish stock, I go to whole foods and ask for wild "frames" (heads and bones, usually from wild snapper). You can try calling in advance to ask them to set some aside for you. I dig the cheeks out to eat, but there isn't a lot of meat.

00cd3b6f51530a6832fcda1712edbec3

(2411)

on December 27, 2012
at 03:20 AM

Amanda's advice seems prudent.

00cd3b6f51530a6832fcda1712edbec3

(2411)

on December 27, 2012
at 12:57 AM

I don't know — this is a question that a naturopath (ND) is best equipped to answer. The major amino acids in in beef bone broth will be lysine, proline, and glycine, and I don't know if they will be free amino acids or packaged as part of some protein complex.

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