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Is a Rotation Diet Necessary for Leaky Gut?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created February 25, 2013 at 9:13 PM

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 February 25, 2013
at 11:51 PM

Awesome thanks for all the info.

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on February 25, 2013
at 11:49 PM

The origins of the rotation diet - http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/1961/allergy.png

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on February 25, 2013
at 11:48 PM

If you find you are indeed reacting to other foods, I think its absolutely crucial you follow a super strict 4 day rotation diet. While it seems tedious at first, the benefits are well worth it. And over time, if you don't further aggravate your gut by eating foods you are reacting to, the gut will heal, and the allergies will go away eventually.

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on February 25, 2013
at 11:44 PM

I can relate to that. I was the same way. Another benefit of the rotation diet, is it helps you "unmask" existing food allergies. Meaning, by abstaining from a food for 4 days and then eating it, you will get a much more acute stronger reaction if you are indeed allergic to it.

2564c814ad9931c834ae092e1ef069fb

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on February 25, 2013
at 11:20 PM

I see. I'm almost positive I react to casein the same way I react to gluten. I'm someone who tends to eat the same food over and over and over ad nauseaum as well, because I'm so happy when I have a food that is 'safe.'

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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.

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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.

9aa4046713d6cd5dbf3220d913a178a0

(159)

on February 25, 2013
at 11:49 PM

The origins of the rotation diet - http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/1961/allergy.png

9aa4046713d6cd5dbf3220d913a178a0

(159)

on February 25, 2013
at 11:44 PM

I can relate to that. I was the same way. Another benefit of the rotation diet, is it helps you "unmask" existing food allergies. Meaning, by abstaining from a food for 4 days and then eating it, you will get a much more acute stronger reaction if you are indeed allergic to it.

2564c814ad9931c834ae092e1ef069fb

(231)

on February 25, 2013
at 11:51 PM

Awesome thanks for all the info.

2564c814ad9931c834ae092e1ef069fb

(231)

on February 25, 2013
at 11:20 PM

I see. I'm almost positive I react to casein the same way I react to gluten. I'm someone who tends to eat the same food over and over and over ad nauseaum as well, because I'm so happy when I have a food that is 'safe.'

9aa4046713d6cd5dbf3220d913a178a0

(159)

on February 25, 2013
at 11:48 PM

If you find you are indeed reacting to other foods, I think its absolutely crucial you follow a super strict 4 day rotation diet. While it seems tedious at first, the benefits are well worth it. And over time, if you don't further aggravate your gut by eating foods you are reacting to, the gut will heal, and the allergies will go away eventually.

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