I have leaky gut issues. I have celiac and I'm doing the autoimmune paleo, however I wonder if it is also necessary to follow some type of rotation diet as well? In the leaky gut theory eventually you will react to foods that are even on the AIP like kale or yams if you eat them enough. Does anyone have any experience with healing their intestines with the autoimmune diet and/or a rotation diet or both?
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on March 09, 2013
at 05:25 AM
I have been there - used to be sensitive to gluten, lactose (not casein) and fructose. Autoimmune paleo (no alcohol and coffee too) did the job, no rotation needed.Geting regular suntan helped me through the first days of healing as vitamin D improves intestinal permeability.
on February 25, 2013
at 11:00 PM
Are you currently reacting to any other foods outside of gluten?
If yes, then I would absolutely start following a rotation diet.
I have a lot of experience dealing with leaky gut and multiple foods allergies. In my case I had a non-celiac sensitivity to gluten, and by the time I cut out gluten I was already reacting to dozens of other foods, thus indicating a leaky gut. As you mentioned, with a leaky gut you can grow sensitivities to any foods you consume.
The purpose of a rotation diet, is to prevent further food allergies from developing, and to help identify foods you are currently allergic/reactive to. If you are currently symptom-free and feeling great on a gluten-free diet, than I would personally hold off on doing a strict rotation diet. That said, there is no harm done rotating your foods, so if you are still concerned with developing allergies, then go for it.