I have a couple of food allergies (tomatoes, kidney beans), several environmental allergies which manifest as rashes (dog allergy, oil paint which sucks cause I'm going to art school next year) and sometimes experience bloating. Also took antibiotics last year for two months.
I've been paleo for 2 months and 'candida diet' (paleo, minus fatty meats, +oat bran and buckwheat) for 5 months before that.
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on June 11, 2012
at 06:02 PM
SIBO is an overgrowth of bacteria in your small intestines. It is a common of IBS and digestive problems like bloating, gas, abdominal pain, diarrhea and constipation by fermenting any types of carbohydrates you eat (starches and sugars).
In addition, SIBO is often associated with a leaky gut. If your gut is leaky, it will let large undigested food particles in your bloodstream, causing systemic symptoms such as skin rash, headaches, joint pain, autoimmune disorders, etc. Leaky gut is a common cause of food intolerances.
Correcting the bacterial overgrowth and healing & sealing your leaky gut should help you feel a lot better. Specific antibiotics (Rifaximin) or herbal antibiotics (under a naturopathic doctor's supervision) can be used to speed up the treatment of SIBO. The GAPS diet is a good nutrition approach to follow to prevent recurrence, heal and seal your gut.
on July 24, 2017
at 03:12 PM
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on December 16, 2016
at 12:44 AM
Leaky gut is another term for 'increased intestinal permeability'. It can allow substances through that aren't supposed to get through. There's plenty of research especially related to coeliac disease but it's in it's infancy and the human microbiota (good and bad, overgrown or undergrown, bacteria/ yeast in your guts) is considered the last discovered organ. SCD (& its offshoot GAPs) is probably the diet with the longest history of working - SCD was used for coeliac before they knew what it was - so they were treating all sorts of problems with it, and it worked.
on May 09, 2013
at 02:30 PM
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on March 27, 2013
at 07:44 PM
I'll bring this back up to the surface because all I see is naturopathic ducking and weaving around leaky gut. Someone, please direct us to the peer-reviewed literature that shows us ONE leaky gut. When I read about large undigested food particles entering the bloodstream I want the analysis of said food particles. Are they meat chunks? Undigested bits of gruel? If this is a REAL phenomena it will have been vetted by NEJM and JAMA.
Until such evidence appears, I consign leaky gut to the realms of Roswell and The Twilight Zone.
Edit: googling JAMA, Mayo and NEJM produced no articles on leaky gut. The best I could get was from webmd:
“We don’t know a lot but we know that it exists,” says Linda A. Lee, MD, a gastroenterologist and director of the Johns Hopkins Integrative Medicine and Digestive Center. “In the absence of evidence, we don’t know what it means or what therapies can directly address it.”
This is not getting us anywhere useful. No measurements, no therapies. Worst of all, NO EVIDENCE, which means that Johns Hopkins cannot show us a leaky gut by any known analytical method. It's a perfect set-up for faith healers, quacks and supplement salesmen. They can promote any kind of therapy good, bad or indifferent because there's no way to quantitatively check their work.
on June 12, 2012
at 12:10 PM
I'm actually doing a SIBO home test right at this moment. I'm trying to address my autoimmune condition Ankylosing Spondylitis which has lots of digestive complications. I'll report back when I get my results and if I start on any antibiotic protocol.
Not many people have gone through this testing yet, but it looks promising with new research:
My naturopath said the regular docs should know about this very soon - within the next 2 years.
on June 12, 2012
at 03:32 AM
Additional useful strategies - low carb Paleo, the specific carbohydrate diet, the fodmap diet all have good foods to eliminate that may ferment and feed the beasties.
GAPS is more or less based on specific carbohydrate.
I beleive the inclusion of honey and sugar in some of these diets is a big mistake (its not allowed in all of them). Sugar of any form is the number one food for bacteria, hence why eliminating fodmaps, lowering carbs, avoiding certain carbs, etc works in the first place.
I am personally using all three for my SIBO, and IBS. (paleo, SCD, fodmap). I would at least have a look at them all (paleo, SCD, maps, fodmap) as they all contain ideas on foods to eliminate. Maps also includes bone broth to help gut healing. Its not something ive tried yet. All these diets have some proven success.
I take glutamine, which helps the mucosa (lining) of your gut heal, fixing leacky gut (glutamine is proven to help gut repair). And I also use digestive enzymes - why? because its breaks down the food I eat before the bacteria have a chance to get at it. (Enzymes are proven to reduce symptoms in IBS)
I am also correcting my omega 6 and 3 balance, with fish oil, and by eliminating high omega six foods such as unnaturally fed meats, plant oils and nuts, as overly inflammatory foods cant help.
Hope that also helps!