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L-glutamine for leaky gut and hypothyroidism medication interaction

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created May 20, 2013 at 2:51 PM

Hello, I have been diagnosed with hypothyroidism which made me seek functional medicine doctor to guide me. He diagnosed me with leaky gut and I am now off sugar and eggs/diary/gluten/beef/paprika/bananas as they all came back as allergens on IgG test. I have been put on loads of supplements to support my gut/body through recovery, but I wanted to add l-glutamine/licorice root/marshmallow root/quercitin as recommended in Practical Paleo for leaky gut. I am also on l-thyroxine and would like to know if there'd be any cross-reactions?

Any other advice on healing leaky gut would great as well!

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that would all be great except family history of skin cancer and inability to absorb quite a lot of nutrients due to leaky gut

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on May 25, 2013
at 06:09 AM

Many people say amazing things from bone broth for healing the gut. I've just started experimenting with it so I cannot really say for sure if it's working or not but based on people reports it seems you cannot go wrong with it.

I have used L-Glutamine during a lot of time not for the leaky gut but just for post-workout recovery and I have to say it's on of the supplements that remain a staple on my stack. Most people report that they recover better from their training sessions with L-Glutamine and it might be not just because of the muscle recovery and anti-catabolic properties but the auto-immune support abilities and anti-inflamatory effect that may aid in healing the gut, I guess you cannot go wrong with it either.

Foods rich in probiotics could help you a lot also. Many people report very good things by adding foods like sauerkraut, kefir, pickles, probiotic supplements, kombucha, onion, garlic etc. I have been using some of them and don't know if they are working but at least they are not giving any issue so I guess it's worth having a look at them.

For me, what helped the most in healing the gut has been getting rid of grains. I had very bad digestion in the past with bloating, abdominal cramps and unprocessed food in my stool and once I got rid it has started changed and now I have almost 0 issues with very decent stool compared to the Bristol Stool Chart.

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on May 25, 2013
at 05:09 AM

  1. follow autoimmune paleo diet (nonprocessed meat and veggies, no alcohol, grains, beans, nightshades, eggs and milk)

  2. get a sun tan

  3. supplement by real food, supplements contain lot of crap that can get your leaky gut worse

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on May 26, 2013
at 07:51 AM

that would all be great except family history of skin cancer and inability to absorb quite a lot of nutrients due to leaky gut

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