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I have leaky gut, GERD, peptic ulcer, and a ton of food allergies. I am currently taking a 100 billion CU probiotic and an herbal pill from my acupuncturist to restore my spleen qi deficiency. I have not yet to have any relief from either of them. I plan on taking 15g of glutamine daily and considering supplementing with mega doses of vitamin A (150,000 mg) daily for 3 days, since it helps to repair mucosal tissues. I also plan on adding a colostrum supplement to my regimen. Has anyone had any luck with healing leaky gut with colostrum? if so, what dosage is recommended? I was looking at KAL colostrum powder, which has 2.5g of colostrum per serving and was considering increasing the dosage to 5g, but the stuff is pretty pricey....

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on February 23, 2014
at 04:37 AM

No need to imagine...there is good research on bovine colostrum for intestinal permeability. A nice review in 09 in the AJCN: http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/72/1/5.long

Also a number of studies on NSAID-induced permeability and colostrum / l-glutamine. A quick pubmed search will reveal those.

Also, colostrum contains high levels of lactoferrin which promotes the healing of epithelial cells (which are damaged in leaky gut). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8534979

Matt11's answer isn't backed up by any real evidence, and in fact is contrary to good evidence.

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on July 06, 2013
at 03:59 PM

Appears you don't want this question posted anymore, makes a mess if you edit the text away. I voted to close as no longer relevant.

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at 03:25 PM

@Matt - the military has a huge problem w/drug addicted service members due to PTSD and "standard Western practices" of pop-a-pill strategies to "fix" those who've served. They know this and also know it isn't working, hence a very bright Col. decided to study other methods. The use of TCM to treat both drug addiction and PTSD has been phenomenal. If you are interested in educating yourself, watch the CNN documentary "Escape Fire" as the AF use is one segment. If not, continue to be ignorant of time tested, low risk, low cost methods.

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on July 06, 2013
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Sounds weird to me, Marie. They'll fund and train doctors to poke needles into people to "fix" them, but will leave PTSD untreated until they go suicidal or psychotic.

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on July 06, 2013
at 05:10 AM

Dan - Yes, a L.Ac is the way to go...

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Matt - "Weirdos"...like the US Military? "The service runs the military’s only full-time acupuncture clinic at Malcolm Grow Medical Center at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Last year, it launched a program to train more than 30 military doctors to use acupuncture in the war zone and at their base clinics. The program will be expanded next year with the Air Force, Army and Navy combining funds for two courses to certify 60 active-duty physicians as medical acupuncturists." http://www.stripes.com/military-turns-to-acupuncture-as-alternative-to-prescription-painkillers-1.116167

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The theory behind colostrum for IBS/gut permeability makes sense, but I haven't read many first-hand accounts of it actually doing anything. Have you?

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Marie, yes, TCM *herbalists* can work wonders. TCM herbs bought online and self-administered is completely different. You'd need to be working with a master of herbalism to really get a significant benefit. Otherwise it's just like throwing stuff into the body like throwing money at a problem.

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She has some weirdo poking needles in her diagnosing her spleen and giving her herbs... She's also giving said weirdo a good amount of cash.

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"Herbal pill for spleen qi efficiency? cough, bullshit" Matt, do not speak of what you do not know. TCM herbalists can work wonders and your lack of understanding Eastern diagnosis shows in your comment. What if instead of spleen deficiency, you "heard" anemia? Would you then understand???

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on July 05, 2013
at 10:23 PM

I would take colostrum because of the amount of IgA, PrP's and other constituents that help heal the gut! The colostrum that has done research and has been written up in an editorial is Immune Tree.

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on July 06, 2013
at 01:02 AM

The theory behind colostrum for IBS/gut permeability makes sense, but I haven't read many first-hand accounts of it actually doing anything. Have you?

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on July 05, 2013
at 04:07 PM

Seriously, you're only slightly better off doing the above than literally flushing your money down the toilet. You are a supplement pusher's wet dream.

Probiotic? Fine, but better yet, eat probiotic and prebiotic foods.

Herbal pill for spleen qi efficiency? cough, bullshit

Free glutamine? Not doing damage, but I hardly think it's doing much good.

Vitamin A supplementation? 150,000 mg? You mean IU, and that's what beta carotene? Worthless if you're not already converting what you're getting in your diet already. Supplement with foods. Loads of beta carotene from foods, complete with countless, unknown cofactors. And liver, for straight up free retinol, no conversion necessary.

Colostrum? Nonsense. Can't imagine that ingesting bioactive peptides and antibodies is what you should be doing if you suspect leaky gut problems.

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on July 06, 2013
at 01:02 AM

Marie, yes, TCM *herbalists* can work wonders. TCM herbs bought online and self-administered is completely different. You'd need to be working with a master of herbalism to really get a significant benefit. Otherwise it's just like throwing stuff into the body like throwing money at a problem.

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(4878)

on July 05, 2013
at 06:05 PM

"Herbal pill for spleen qi efficiency? cough, bullshit" Matt, do not speak of what you do not know. TCM herbalists can work wonders and your lack of understanding Eastern diagnosis shows in your comment. What if instead of spleen deficiency, you "heard" anemia? Would you then understand???

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41747)

on July 06, 2013
at 12:27 PM

Sounds weird to me, Marie. They'll fund and train doctors to poke needles into people to "fix" them, but will leave PTSD untreated until they go suicidal or psychotic.

Medium avatar

(4878)

on July 06, 2013
at 03:25 PM

@Matt - the military has a huge problem w/drug addicted service members due to PTSD and "standard Western practices" of pop-a-pill strategies to "fix" those who've served. They know this and also know it isn't working, hence a very bright Col. decided to study other methods. The use of TCM to treat both drug addiction and PTSD has been phenomenal. If you are interested in educating yourself, watch the CNN documentary "Escape Fire" as the AF use is one segment. If not, continue to be ignorant of time tested, low risk, low cost methods.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41747)

on July 05, 2013
at 10:55 PM

She has some weirdo poking needles in her diagnosing her spleen and giving her herbs... She's also giving said weirdo a good amount of cash.

Medium avatar

(4878)

on July 06, 2013
at 05:10 AM

Dan - Yes, a L.Ac is the way to go...

Medium avatar

(4878)

on July 06, 2013
at 05:10 AM

Matt - "Weirdos"...like the US Military? "The service runs the military’s only full-time acupuncture clinic at Malcolm Grow Medical Center at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Last year, it launched a program to train more than 30 military doctors to use acupuncture in the war zone and at their base clinics. The program will be expanded next year with the Air Force, Army and Navy combining funds for two courses to certify 60 active-duty physicians as medical acupuncturists." http://www.stripes.com/military-turns-to-acupuncture-as-alternative-to-prescription-painkillers-1.116167

3502f79e2b38fb5ec60ee20c36b1ec8e

on February 23, 2014
at 04:37 AM

No need to imagine...there is good research on bovine colostrum for intestinal permeability. A nice review in 09 in the AJCN: http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/72/1/5.long

Also a number of studies on NSAID-induced permeability and colostrum / l-glutamine. A quick pubmed search will reveal those.

Also, colostrum contains high levels of lactoferrin which promotes the healing of epithelial cells (which are damaged in leaky gut). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8534979

Matt11's answer isn't backed up by any real evidence, and in fact is contrary to good evidence.

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on July 06, 2013
at 03:21 AM

I tried colostrum a for about 5 months. I don't really think it did anything for my leaky gut though. I've still had to take numerous medications. I was doing 2-3 scoops a day of symbiotic colostrum.

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on September 15, 2014
at 04:05 PM

PerCoBa colostrum has had many customers state the benefits they have gotten from colostrum. The Powder would be the best suggestion for digestive issues or any sort. Check out our website and facebook page.

 

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on February 23, 2014
at 10:58 AM

I happy to feed it direct from me to my five babies in the first few days, but I'm not sure we really need it after that stage of our lives. Stick with natural real foods.

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3502f79e2b38fb5ec60ee20c36b1ec8e

on February 23, 2014
at 04:39 AM

There is good research on bovine colostrum for intestinal permeability. A nice review in 09 in the AJCN: http://ajcn.nutrition.org/content/72/1/5.long

Also a number of studies on NSAID-induced permeability and colostrum / l-glutamine. A quick pubmed search will reveal those.

Also, there are "common sense" reasons to believe colostrum would be good for gut healing. For one, it contains high levels of lactoferrin which promotes the healing of epithelial cells (which are damaged in leaky gut). http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8534979

~ Zachary Taylor, MA LPC FDN www.taylorwellness.com

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on July 06, 2013
at 03:03 AM

Who diagnosed you with all of this? Do you see a gastroenterologist or is your acupuncturist your only source of diagnosis and info?

I have had success with acupuncture for several issues over the years, but they all involved stress, muscle pain, and headaches relating to stress. Whenever my acupuncturist tried to cure my "chi stagnation" or the like, it might as well have been her rubbing snake oil in an open wound. Did your TCM specialist diagnose you with muscle testing? Give me a break! The value in acupuncture is almost all in stress relief - not a small thing! Gastro-intestinal issues can be made much worse by stress.

Relax. Meditate. Eat soup made with bone broth, good meats, and nutritious vegetables. Eat butter or ghee. Go walking in the fresh air. See your acupuncturist if you notice that you feel better - stop seeing them if you are getting no benefit. Breathe deeply.

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