I have a leaky gut that I am trying to heal. I drink bone broth every day and have eliminated all grains from my diet except a little white rice. I am only eating meat, including grass-fed beef and chicken, non-starchy vegetables, low glycemic index fruits and a little rice. So, here's my question: I think I am still having digestive issues after eating meat that is grain-fed (chicken), is that weird? I also have a fatty liver that is non-alcoholic induced. Any suggestions?
asked byPele81 (20)
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on September 29, 2012
at 07:22 PM
i would cut out the rice.
also, have you thought of following the intro diet to SCD? it's way more strict than paleo, but might help you with your leaky gut.
on September 30, 2012
at 03:17 AM
Part of my healing protocol included eliminating nightshades, taking a prescription anti-fungal (for candida), using a healing supplement for several months (G.I. Benefits by FoodScience of Vermont) and of course probiotics (Primal Defense Ultra by Garden of Life). Recently I also did a round of anti-viral, anti-parasitic supplements and herbs.
Going paleo helped immensely but those other things helped me get over the hump. My doctor gave me a study showing that folks taking l-glutamine (in the supplement I listed above) saw small, initial improvement, then plateaued for a couple of months, then after 90 days dramatic improvement. He gave me the study to encourage me to stick with it for at least 3 months.
I don't know if "a little rice" could hurt, that is so individual it seems, but if I were in your shoes I'd cut it out too, just in case. Good luck!
on September 29, 2012
at 10:25 PM
Renee is right. It's very hard to make meaningful suggestions without specifics.
I also agree with Joanna about the rice.
One thing to remember with chicken is that chickens are most often fed feeds that can be heavy on corn and soy, and very likely GMO grains at that. Chickens aren't grass-eating creatures, nor are they vegetarians. Most of what we see in the stores is highly questionable in my opinion. Really good chicken is far more expensive than beef per serving where I live, central California. Maybe less chicken would not be such a bad idea for you.
on November 03, 2012
at 04:51 PM
The weakness and difficulty concentrating sound like classic iron deficiency. Have you had that checked? You don't need a specialist for that.
How do you know for sure that you have fatty liver? What do your liver function tests look like? If you are not or have never been overweight, a fatty liver is exceedingly unlikely.